Our school age camp (entering kindergarten +) has a max of 10 children per group. Camp runs weekly June 1st through August 13th for 11 weeks! The last week is CAMP REWIND, re-visiting their favorite trips/activities from the summer.
Want your child to take swim lessons over the summer too? Sign them up and we will take them to their weekly swim lessons on Tuesdays and Thursdays for you. Parker’s Swim SchoolLessons are held at the Vaughan Aquatic Center indoor pool in Aurora. The levels are designed for specific age groups to ensure appropriate curriculum, small class sizes and highly qualified instructors.
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Shark Tank June 1st to June 4th: After coming up with their own inventions, a special guest panel will come hear the children pitch their ideas! This week will consist of working together, delegating, and thinking out of the box for their pop-up shop on Friday! All great skills to help them get to know each other this first week.
Fire & Water June 7th to June 11th: Water is the thread that connects us all and fire keeps us warm when camping! Explore the Fox River and learn all about the creatures that live in it…of course making sure to stay warm while cooking hotdogs and roasting marshmallows, pitching a tent and going fishing!
Around the World June 14th to June 18th: Have you ever wanted to visit another country? Do you wonder what else is out there in the world? This week we will grab our passports and travel across the globe to learn about other cultures’, regional games, art, customs, and sample some foods. See what the world has to offer! A tentative trip to the Taiwan Cultural Center is planned.
Time Travelers June 21st to June 25th: Step backwards and/or forwards in time to see the world of Cavemen and dinosaurs, the wild west, outer space and possible alien sightings, and a mystery location selected and created by the school age campers! Time capsules will be made along with the many memories of time travel! A Field trip to Medieval Times and private roller skating at Funway.
Say “YES” to the Mess June 28th to July 2nd : This week is all about making a mess! We will celebrate International Mud Day is style and no one will pass up the chocolate syrup Slip’n Slide, body painting, making Oobleck, Mentos and pop explosions, tongue paintings and more! Caution, do NOT wear nice clothes!
Food Critiques July 6th to July 9th: Explore the delicious world of food through blind taste tests, menu designs, chef demos, and hands-on preparation of simple dishes and snacks. Trips to local food establishments, cupcake decorating competitions, and of course veggies straight from our garden! A field trip to Farmhouse Academy to learn some tricks in the kitchen to planned too!
Out of the Books July 12th to July 16th: Join us for a weeklong celebration of reading! Each day we will discover a beloved children’s book though drama fun, singing, dancing, and movement. Older campers will plan, make costumes, and act out stories for the younger campers in preparation for a special event that weekend! Tentative field trip to the Marriott Theatre to see Elephant & Piggie's "We Are In A Play!"
Holiday Palooza July 19th to July 23rd: We all have favorite holidays so why not celebrate them all? Come all ye faithful to a week surrounded in holiday cheer. Join your camp family as we celebrate New Year’s, Christmas in July, Halloween, everybody’s birthday, and a holiday mash up!
Hydration Vacation July 26th to July 30th: Bring out the towels, swim suits, and goggles because we are ready to get soaked! Summer is hot, but you’ll stay cool doing water relays, slip ‘n slides and more! Visits to local splash pads, Raging Waves Water Park, and Otter Cove park during the week to celebrate National Water Park Day.
X Marks the Spot August 2nd to August 6th: Become a detective and unveil the mystery at your camp and beyond. Participate in scavenger hunts and figure out hidden codes to unlock riddles. Older campers will create scavenger hunts for the younger ones and take a trip to Mind Trap Escape Rooms. Every day is a mystery!