Summer Programs

Day Camp

Day Camp is the perfect introduction to the camp experience for younger children, with daily activities that take advantage of Tower Hill’s beautiful campus and provide opportunities to make new friends. Before and after care are available. This year’s themes include The Artistic Studio, Cardboard Creations, The Science Workshop, Great Gardens, Sprinkles and more!
Camper Classrooms 
Green Group - Ages 3-4 (Tower Tots-Pre K) 
Yellow Group - Ages 5-6 (Kindergarten and Rising First Graders)
Blue Group - Ages 7-12 (Rising Second Graders - Grade 4)


Rates
Full Day (8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.)................................. $325
Half Day AM (8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.)......................... $200
Half Day PM (12-3 p.m.)........................................ $175
Before Care (7:30-8:30 a.m.)................................ $25 / per child
After Care (3-5:30 p.m.) ....................................... $50 / per child

July 6-9 (4-Day Week)
Full Day (8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.).................................. $260      
Half Day AM (8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.)......................... $175
Half Day PM (12-3 p.m.)........................................ $150
Before Care (7:30-8:30 a.m.)................................ $20 / per  child
After Care (3-5:30 p.m.) ....................................... $40 / per child
 
Off-site field trips will only take place if state public health restrictions are lifted.
 
The Artistic Studio | June 14-18
Pop on your dance shoes and grab a paintbrush as we set off to explore the arts! Tower Hill School theater and dance teacher Rachel Marlowe will teach students the foundations of movement through the fun and engaging method of DiscoverDance! The highlight of the week will be a live karaoke contest ending with a showcase for dancers to demonstrate their dance skills. As we explore other arts, campers will create a painting on canvas to design their very own piece of modern art! Campers will also visit Board and Brush to stencil their monograms on wood pallets in their local workshop. Trips: Windybush Pool (Tuesday and Thursday)
 
Cardboard Creations | June 21-25
Come let your imagination run wild with us as we take off on an adventure using, you guessed it ... cardboard! You won’t believe the things we will create while learning to repurpose and recycle. A marble run, dress-up costumes, rockets and even a city, to name a few of the exciting and playful constructions. Not only will we build, but we will also use creative thinking to become budding architects. There is no end to the fun in store for this week of creativity.  Inspired by the book Unboxed by Eleanor Ford. 
Trips: Windybush Pool (Tuesday and Thursday)
 
Beach It! | June 28-July 2
The ultimate beach week has arrived! With the upcoming celebration of the 4th of July, this week is quintessentially the start of the summer season. To celebrate, we will make sand structures and 3D beach balls. In addition, we will have fun in the sun with a water balloon toss and a summer barbecue including a menu of childhood summer favorites. 
Trips: Windybush Pool (Tuesday and Thursday)

The Science Workshop | July 6-9  (Off July 5 for 4th of July holiday)
Join us for a week of science fun! Science Explorers will join us for a day of scientific exploration of the three states of matter: liquids, gases and solids. The mixing of polymers will foster discussions among our campers before creating Mini Matter Monsters to take home! But first, these young scientists will create chariots for their little monsters for a Pinewood Derby Race. The young scientists will experiment with LEGOs to do a STEM challenge task throughout the week as well. Trips: Windybush Pool (Tuesday and Thursday)  |  In House Field Trip: Science Explorers
 
Great Gardens | July 12-16
Want to explore beautiful gardens with us? Calling all children who have a love for gardening and exploring the great outdoors. Our week will also feature many visits to our outdoor classroom. Campers will even decorate little pots for planting colorful flowers. Trips: Windybush Pool (Tuesday and Thursday)
 
Sprinkles | July 19-23
Baking has always been a favorite pastime enjoyed by many, but it is not often that you get to make Atomic Cake Pops or Unicorn Bark! Everyone needs to learn simple basics like cookies and cakes because these simple baked goodies are a great foundation for baking skills. However, how about learning to bake cinnamon buns with a specialized baking kit? Campers enrolled in this themed camp will delight in the magic of all kinds of sweet treats. Trips: Windybush Pool (Tuesday and Thursday)
 
The Simple Things | July 26-30
People often say the simple things in life are the best! This week we will capture the hearts of our campers as they enjoy activities that create sheer happiness. Trips: Windybush Pool (Tuesday and Thursday)
 
Keep Fit! | August 2-6
The greatest wealth is health! This week campers will experience the benefits of daily exercise by participating in daily bootcamp, Zumba and yoga classes. Trips: Windybush Pool (Tuesday and Thursday)

Please contact Director of Day Camp Megan Quinlan (mquinlan@towerhill.org) with any questions.

Day Camp Schedule

7:30-8:30 a.m.  
8:30 a.m.  
8:30-8:45 a.m.  
8:45-9 a.m.  
9-10 or 11:30 a.m.  
10 a.m.  
10-11:30 a.m.  
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  12:30-2:45 p.m.  
12:30-3 p.m.  
2-3 p.m.  
3 p.m.  
3-5:30 p.m.
Before Care 
Drop Off 
Morning Gathering 
Movement ~ yoga, games, water play
Theme Activity/Trips/Special Guest
Snack (daily snack and drink provided) 
Theme Activity
Lunch/Outdoor Play*
Artistic Activity and Rest Time (Green Group)
Theme Activity
Movement ~ Swimming (12:30-2:30 p.m.)
Pick Up
After Care 

Yellow and Blue Groups attend field trips and go swimming at Windybush Pool.
Green group does specialized theme activities and has special guests in lieu of field trips. Day Camp thematic curriculum takes place in the morning.

*Lunches
All full day campers (including AM Day Camp) must pack a healthy *Peanut Free lunch each day.  We will not be refrigerating lunches so be sure to include an ice pack.  A snack and drink will be provided by Tower Hill each day. Please send in your camper with a water bottle full of water as well.  A free pizza lunch will be served on Fridays for Day Campers.

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  • Daily Procedures and Safety Information

    Watch for Symptoms of COVID-19
    People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

        Fever or chills
        Cough
        Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
        Fatigue
        Muscle or body aches
        Headache
        New loss of taste or smell
        Sore throat
        Congestion or runny nose
        Nausea or vomiting
        Diarrhea

    When Campers Must Stay at Home
    Symptoms Requiring Absence:
        Vomiting or diarrhea
        Fever/chills/generalized body aches
        If presenting with COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath), must follow up with a medical provider with a clearance note prior to returning to camp.
        The first 24 hours of various antibiotic treatments (ie. strep, pink eye, etc.)
        Undiagnosed, new and/or untreated rash or skin condition

    Temperature Checks
    Campers will have their temperatures checked at arrival each morning by a THS athletic trainer. All staff and campers are encouraged to stay home if sneezing, coughing or has loss of smell or taste. Please check your child’s temperature at home, pre-arrival, as there will be a temperature screen. Any campers with a temperature exceeding 100 degrees will not be allowed to attend camp that day.

    Campers with Medical Concerns   
    Known allergies or medical conditions must be communicated to Cindy Sardo for Summer Kaleidoscope or Chris Aitken for sports camps, prior to arrival. Any medications will be handed to our athletic trainer and stored appropriately. Example: EpiPen, inhaler, daily medications, etc.

    What happens if a camper has a fever or becomes ill at camp?
    All campers will have their temperature checked at arrival in our carline. If your child is found to have a fever of 100 degrees, then he/she will not be able to attend camp that day. If you child becomes ill while at camp, they will be assessed by our athletic trainer. You will be contacted immediately for any medical concerns your child may be experiencing. Also, please remember to do daily checks at home!

    Camper Safety
    Campers will:

        Be outside as much as possible.
        Wash hands for 20 seconds before and after each activity.
        Be provided with individual snacks.
        Bring their own lunch with ice pack/water bottle from home.
        Sit facing the same direction and be spaced 6 ft apart for all indoor activities.
        Have individual supplies for all activities (provided by THS). Please do not bring anything else with you to Summer Kaleidoscope.

    Camper Classrooms
        Each camp classroom will have 15 campers with the same two or three teachers per week.
        Rooms will be deep cleaned each evening.
        Rooms will be cleaned periodically throughout the day by wiping down tables using EPA List 6 approved disinfectant.
        All staff will wear face masks throughout the day.

    Sports Safety
        Campers, staff, and all participants should bring their own drinks, towels and clothing.
        Water bottle refill stations will be used and cleaned regularly by staff. Use of shared water fountains is prohibited.
        Any personal sports equipment may not be shared and must be cleaned daily.
        Everyone MUST wear a face mask.
        Each camp will comply with social distancing guidelines of 6 feet or more for all children and staff to the greatest extent possible.
        Hand sanitizer or hand washing stations will be readily available for all to use throughout the day. Campers and staff will wash their hands regularly during the camp day.

    Camp Arrival
    Carline will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. for Summer Kaleidoscope and sports camps. Please send your child to Summer Kaleidoscope wearing a mask. We will not be wearing them all day, but may ask our campers to wear them at times when maintaining social distance is difficult. It is strongly encouraged that you are on time for camps this summer due to our health screening protocol. Campers must remain in their vehicle until you are greeted by our athletic trainer. Camper’s daily self report form must be completed before arrival in carline. This form will be emailed or texted to you each day by 8 a.m. each day. Camper’s temperature will be taken, and if <100 degrees, they will be allowed to attend camp that day. If temperature is 100 degrees or later, camper will not be allowed to attend camp that day. At 9 a.m., gates will be locked for the day and you must use the Ring doorbell to enter after this time. Call 302-575-0550, ext. 209 with any questions.

    Camp Dismissal
    All campers will be dismissed using our carline. Children will be escorted to your vehicles by Kaleidoscope staff. If your child's dismissal arrangements change for the day, please send a note to your child's camp teacher in the morning. We appreciate learning about dismissal changes upon your child's arrival, however, if a change is necessary, please call the Day Camp Office 302-575-0550, ext. 209.

    In order to dismiss all children safely at each day camp’s end, it is imperative that all drivers refrain from cell phone use for talking or texting while waiting in the car line as this has proven to be a distraction and a delay.

    Other Helpful Reminders
    Lunches
    Pack a healthy *Peanut Free* lunch each day for your child. We will not be refrigerating lunches, so be sure to include an ice pack. A snack and drink will be provided by Tower Hill each day. Please send in your camper with a water bottle full of water as well.

    Sunscreen
    Please teach your child to apply sunscreen to avoid their eyes. Camp Specialists are not permitted to apply sunscreen.

    Rest Time
    All campers ages 3-4 will rest in the afternoons 1-3 p.m.