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Registration is Closed for Summer Discovery 2022

It will be a summer of community exploration and discovery through natural and imaginative settings to cities and farms!

We can’t wait for you to come play and learn about the beauty and awe of different types of community settings this summer. We will simply have fun building and creating worlds filled with mountains, trees, rivers, oceans, castles, farms, cities big and small, parks, and gardens.

Summer Discovery weeks will include community-related educational activities including games, art projects, songs, books, friendly interactions, outside adventures, and open-play creativity.

Unlike our school year program, our Summer Discovery program does not require parent participation.

Session Themes

To promote creativity and learning, we have designed each weekly session with a focus on a different community setting.

Nature ExplorationJune 20th - June 24th

Come play and create a world filled with mountains, trees, rivers, oceans, and animals. Get ready to experience the best of nature!

Castle & Kingdom CreativityJune 27th - July 1st

Come use your inquisitive mind to discover the beauty and magic of castles and kingdoms. Be ready to build a majestical community filled with fairies, knights, and more.

Farm LifeJuly 5th- July 8th

Come delight and play in the wonders of farms. Oh what fun to create barns filled with cool farm life. Will your farm have a fence and what color will the barn be?

Garden & Park FunJuly 11th - July 15th

Come ready to examine and learn about gardening and the wonder of parks. So many types plants, flowers, and park designs to explore.

Big & Small City LifeJuly 18th - July 22nd

Come have fun building cities big and small. Don't forget to add local shops, yummy ice cream stores, and schools to sweeping skyscrapers with roads filled with cars and trucks.

Imaginative WorldJuly 25th - July 29th

Come use your imagination to create your own world filled with whatever you envision! We can't what to see what you build and create!

Eligibility & Details

Summer Discovery is open to students who are enrolled in the ’21-22 school year + their siblings who are registered for the ’22-23 school year: ages 2-5, must turn 2 by May 1st, 2022. Limited spots may be available for new, incoming ’22-23 students.

Summer Discovery ’22 will run for a total of 6 one week sessions: 

  • Session 1: Week of June 20th – 24th
  • Session 2: Week of June 27th – July 1st
  • Session 3: Week of July 5th – July 8th
  • Session 4: Week of July 11th – July 15th
  • Session 5: Week of July 18th – July 22nd
  • Session 6: Week of July 25th – July 29th

The drop off time for all sessions is at 9 am and there is the option to register for 1 pm or 3 pm pick up time. The cost for our 1 pm programming is $300/week and the 3 pm programming is $400/week. Please note there is no camp July 4th. That week is only a 4-day session and the cost is prorated:  1 pm ($240) and 3 pm ($320).

COVID Protocols
  • Masks are optional inside and outside. If your child will be wearing a mask at camp, please send your child with a few masks, labeled with your child’s name. Please work with your teacher, who will support your family’s choice.
  • COVID vaccination is required for all staff (including subs), parents who are participating in the classroom, any parents/approved caregivers entering the building for drop off & pick up, and any volunteers.
  • The majority of the day will be spent outside (weather dependent).
  • No co-mingling of groups inside.
  • More hand washing built into the day.
  • Other COVID considerations can be found on our website.

 

Please keep your child home from Summer Discovery if they are experiencing any of the following symptoms: fever/chills, runny nose/congestion, loss of taste or smell, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, muscle or body aches, headache, sore throat, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. We ask that you monitor this daily prior to coming in each morning of camp. A negative covid test will be required to return + symptoms must be significantly improved. Please contact the office staff at 301-593-6581 to discuss returning to Summer Discovery and if your child has been exposed, tests positive, or another family member is experiencing symptoms at home.  Children who develop any of these symptoms during the day will be separated from the group. Parents will be called for pickup.

Following the July 4th holiday all staff, volunteers, and families joining us for right after the holiday weekend will be required to test and provide documentation of negative results prior to coming to Summer Discovery on Week 3. We will also provide all staff, volunteers, and families with a minimum of 2 test kits each to have on hand this summer.

For any international or US travel outside of Maryland and its adjacent jurisdictions (Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Washington, DC), staff, volunteers, students, and primary caregivers responsible for pick up/drop will be required to take a covid test and submit negative test results upon returning.

 

We will follow CDC guidance and any directed, local MSDE guidance for early childhood/preschool centers and update as necessary.

Schedule & Fees
Summer Discovery (6 one-week sessions available)Jun 20 - Jul 29, 2022M-F9:00 am - 1:00 pm$300/Session
All dollar amounts rounded