Day Camp

There is nothing like summer at Tower Hill! Beginning the week of July 6, Tower Hill is offering a simplified “Summer Kaleidoscope” in lieu of day camp — without the field trips, weekly themes and cooking activities of our regular day camp — but with all the warmth, care and camaraderie for which our Kaleidoscope After School Program is known. Children will enjoy the Experiential Outdoor Classroom, playgrounds, special crafts, ceramics, games and old-fashioned summer fun, in small groups with social distancing measures in place. 

Summer Kaleidoscope is geared toward Lower School children. Space is limited, with priority given to Tower Hill families. 
Weekly July 6 - August 14
8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
$300/week- Full Day $150/week Half-day
Register on Popsicle

If you already registered for Day Camp, you will receive a refund — and need to re-register for Summer Kaleidoscope through Popsicle. Please complete your Summer Kaleidoscope registration separately from any Summer Academic Program registrations, as the THSSUMMER50 discount only applies to the academic programs.

Health 
Tower Hill will be following health guidelines and have a health care professional available for our programs.

Cancellations and Questions
Please contact Director of Auxiliary Programs Cindy Sardo (csardo@towerhill.org).

Weekly Themes
Campers will be spending a lot of time outdoors while engaging in weekly themed activities. In addition, they will enjoy yoga, outdoor play and ceramics or clay play classes.

July 6-10 - Bubbles
Let’s pop into the week and explore bubbles! This week we will be painting with bubbles and making our very own bubble recipe. All week the campers will be floating away as they delight in making geometric bubbles, doing bubble experiments and even making a rainbow bubble snake!

July 13-17 - Butterflies
Join us as we explore the world of butterflies! Drop your little ones off as a caterpillar and they will return as butterflies. This week campers will create 3D and black glue butterflies and learn about butterfly symmetry. Create your own Big Art of a butterfly as well!

July 20-24 - Construction
A week of construction for young architects and builders!  Campers will delight in the process of construction with various STEM activities using Legos, magnetic blocks and wooden blocks.  How about sketching the design of a house after reading the classic children's book The Little House? We will even create masterpieces with recycled materials to make cardboard tube structures castles.

July 27-31 - Ocean
Calling all mermaids and sea captains! This week we are diving under the sea in an ocean adventure. Come learn about sea creatures and their habitats while creating under the sea watercolor resist paintings. Have fun making sandcastles out of kinetic sand or making 3D stuffed paper fish!

August 3-7 - Artful Science
This week we will explore Artful Science doing easy science experiments that are especially creative and colorful.  Want to build a soda volcano or make a rain cloud in a jar? This week is sure to capture the interest of budding scientists and artists!

August 10-14 - Kaleidoscope Olympics
This summer we will host the first THS Summer Kaleidoscope Olympics!  Campers will delight in various races, obstacle courses and magnificent feats! Who will win the 50 yard dash or the hula hoop toss? Perhaps your child will be crowned with a gold, silver or bronze medalist in one of our weeklong competitions during our final medal ceremony.


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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.