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Summer Camp

The mission of the Saint James’ Episcopal School Summer Camp program is to provide opportunities where children can discover and learn while creating fun, exciting and adventurous experiences. Our preschool camps are designed for rising preschool and kindergarten children, ages 3 - 5. All preschool campers must be potty-trained and able to use the restroom facilities independently. Our elementary camps are designed for children ages 6 - 11. Children do not have to be SJES students to enjoy our summer camps!

Campers need to bring a snack and water bottle each day. SJES is a peanut and tree-nut sensitive campus. We ask all campers to please refrain from bringing food containing nuts or food that is processed in facilities that may contain or are exposed to nuts. All allergy and food restrictions need to be noted in the space provided in the registration process and will be addressed in detail after the registration is complete.

Before Camp and After Camp Care

SJES Summer Camp Extended Day program offers families the flexibility to drop off campers before the camp day begins, starting at 8AM as well as extending their camp day until 5:00PM. Before and After Camp care is one program for both preschool and elementary students and is offered when our minimum enrollment has been met. All camp ages are welcome.

Enroll in our summer camps using our online registration form >

Construction
May 18 – May 22
9AM-12PM
Cost:  $155        

We will build, build, and build in Construction camp!  Campers will make structures and usable items with a variety of materials. Fine motor and coordination skills will be tested, and critical thinking will come into play.  We will also have fun safely deconstructing things, too!

Sports
May 26 – May 29
9AM – 12PM
Cost:  $125

Sports camp is designed to be full of fun, fitness and friendship.  Children will be introduced to concepts and skills to play soccer, flag football, T-Ball, basketball and more.  Each day children will practice skills they learn and apply them in games. Sportsmanship and teamwork will be emphasized throughout the week.

Creative Theater
June 1 – June 5
9AM – 12PM
Cost:  $155

Join us for this unique, immersive learning experience as we bring literature to life through dramatic play!  We will explore the use of music, art, and acting to bring to life stories that will culminate in a short parent performance and reception at the end of the camp week.

Creative Movement from Lyrique Dance
June 8 – June12
9AM – 12PM
Cost: $155

Professional instructors from the Lyrique Dance Studio will instruct children on the art of dance and technique, while providing a warm and friendly environment. Dancers will learn ballet and Broadway Jazz, as well as learn new choreography.  Dancers will make a fun craft to use for their choreography in the final performance for invited guests. 

Lego
June 15 – June 19
9AM – 12PM
Cost: $155

Let’s learn, build and play together!  Using Legos, children will get hands-on experience building, designing and collaborating in camp projects.  We will focus on your child’s natural curiosity to build while engaging young children to learn through play.  Camp is designed to build confidence and stimulate imagination all while boosting a passion for learning!

Superhero Adventure
July 6 – July 10
9AM – 12PM
Cost: $155

Join us for some superhero fun!  The week will be an action-packed adventure giving children an opportunity to feel as they may conquer the world.  Activities will be fun and energetic to keep kids moving and engaged in lots of imaginary play.  All will be inspired, and superhero skills will be sharpened.

Mermaids & Pirates
July 13 – July 17
9AM – 12PM
Cost: $155

Ahoy there, mermaids and mateys!  Splish-splash galore, come and explore the bottom of the sea for an adventurous week of crafts, games, treasure hunting and imaginative play.  We will encounter pirates, mermaids, sea creatures and more during this amazing week of underwater adventure.

Fairy Tales Adventures
July 20 – July 24
9AM – 12PM
Cost: $155

Children are invited on a magical journey to fairytale land. Preschoolers will take part in dramatic play, fairy tale crafts and story-telling activities. From Goldilocks to Jack and the Beanstalk, campers’ understanding of classic children’s literature will be enriched, and characters and stories will come to life!

Walk on the Wild Side
July 27 – July 31
9AM – 12PM
Cost: $155

Come take a walk on the wild side at SJES, just like your favorite adventure show stars, Chris & Martin Kratts. We will travel around the globe investigating ALL types of wild animals and habitats.  You can expect loads of games, stories, discoveries and fun!

Kindergarten Readiness  
July 27 – July 31
9AM – 1PM
Cost: $185                                                                               

This academic enrichment program is a unique combination of learning and fun that gives students an opportunity to plan for a terrific transition to Kindergarten.  Rising Kindergarteners will experience important academic components to help with school readiness as well as have many opportunities for art, movement, stories and play.

Mini Med School
August 3 – August 7
9AM – 12PM
Cost: $155

Is there a doctor in the camp?  Join us as we bring Mini Med School to camp!  Our little doctors will use stuffed animal patients to take blood pressure readings, give “stitches”, put on a cast and make their own first aid kit, all while learning lots about what these professionals do every day!

Celebrate the Holidays
August 10 – August 14
9AM – 12PM
Cost: $155

Join us as we celebrate traditional year-round holidays in one action packed week.  We will focus on a different holiday each day and celebrate with some popular traditions.  There will be Christmas crafts and baked goodies, an Easter egg hunt, a Valentine’s exchange, and much more! 

Scientists in Training
August 17 – August 21
9AM – 12PM
Cost: $155

Take a dash of engineering and a sprinkle of earth science, toss it all together with some fun and games, and you have a STEAM-based camp.  Our future Scientists will explore the different worlds of science through take-home creations.  Join us for this exciting journey into the world of Science.

Art Safari
August 24 – August 28
9AM – 12PM
Cost: $155

Grab your binoculars because we are going to take a safari around the world!  Visit different countries each day and learn about native animals through literature, games and art.  Discover the thrills of a safari without leaving camp!

Enroll in our summer camps using our online registration form >

Enroll in our summer camps using our online registration form >

Outer Space Adventures
May 26 – May 29
9AM – 12PM
Cost: $125

Space is the place! Join us as we blast off to explore the solar system and beyond.   We will create rocket ships and satellites; explore constellations and planets while learning about the wonders of outer space.  Campers will also engage in space and planet themed activities, play out of this world games, and much more!

Woodworking I
June 1 – June 5
9AM – 12PM
Cost: $155

Exercising a child’s innate gift for building, we will use construction-based challenges so children can embrace their creativity and problem-solving ability to build small take-home projects.  They will be encouraged to work together while using tools and materials to assemble. Children will be guided on how to use tools safely while working on camp projects.

World of Wizards
June 8 – June 12
9AM – 12PM
Cost: $155

Calling all wizard fans!  Let us take you into the amazing world of wizardry.  We will design wands and magical potions, go on a magical creature hunt, play Quidditch and participate in so many fun activities that will astound you and all Muggles alike!

 
Girls on the Run
June 8 – June12
8:30AM – 12:30PM
Cost: Available on the GOTR Website

SJES is hosting Camp GOTR with a one-of-a-kind opportunity for rising 3rd-5th grade girls.  The camp is designed to develop self-confidence, while learning important life skills. Led by caring and qualified GOTR coaches, girls will learn about the power they possess to recognize emotions and how to express feelings through interactive activities, building workshops, creative skits and more!  Register online at: https://www.gotrpiedmont.org/camp-GOTR

Camping & Backyard Fun
June 15 – June 19
9AM – 12PM
Cost: $155

Ready for an amazing summer campout adventure?  Summer is the perfect time to enjoy nature and the outdoors.  Campers will build tents, have fun playing outdoor games, learn campfire songs, listen to campfire stories and make their own campfire snacks.  There will be lots of nature exploring, scavenger hunting and much more!

2D Art
July 6 – July 10
9AM – 12PM
Cost: $155

Do you love to doodle? Do you love to paint? Does drawing inspire you to look more closely at the world?  Join us on a summer art adventure as we explore paper, canvas and printmaking.  Grow your skills in observation, painting and drawing!

Woodworking II
July 13 – July 17
9AM – 12PM
Cost: $155

Exercising a child’s innate gift for building, we will use construction-based challenges so children can embrace their creativity and problem-solving ability to build small take-home projects.  They will be encouraged to work together while using tools and materials to assemble. Children will be guided on how to use tools safely while working on camp projects.

80’s Glamour
July 13 – July 17
9AM – 12PM
Cost: $155

Get ready to “wow” your audience with your fashion-forward accessories and your jazzy dance moves.  We will take a trip back in time to the neon crazed 80’s and design our own jewelry and glow-in-the-dark shirt!  The week will culminate with our very own MTV video performance to be shared on the school YouTube channel.

Makerspace Challenge
July 20 – July 24
9AM – 12PM
Cost: $155

Welcome to this unique and exciting week of hands-on creativity where students are encouraged to design, experiment, build and invent all while engaging with elements found in science labs, woodshops and art rooms.  Using design challenges, children will dive deeply into problem solving, collaborating and growth mindset.

3D Art
July 27 – July 31
9AM – 12PM
Cost: $155

Join us on a journey of discovery and wonder.  In 3D Art camp, students will experiment and create sculptures using wire, clay, papier-mâché and found objects.  Furthering our understanding, campers will learn about the creative process from ideation to sketch to sculpture.

Hair & Nail Flare
August 3 – August 7
9AM – 12PM
Cost: $155                                                                            

Hair and Nail Flare is a great opportunity to learn healthy hair and nail tips along with nail artwork, artistic braiding techniques and designing popular hair styles.  Campers will receive a hair kit, a journal to write down important tips learned throughout camp and will top off the week with a Hair Show Finale.

Enroll in our summer camps using our online registration form >

Last updated: February 25, 2020

 
Printable Camp Schedule here >
 
How to Enroll

Enroll in our summer camps using our online registration form. Be sure to add to your cart the camps you want and any extended day options needed.

Registrations are taken on a first come, first served basis. All registrations must be completed 7 days prior to a camp start date. Otherwise, you will need to contact Karen Anderson, the SJES Camp Coordinator via email at summercamp@saintjamesepiscopalschool.org to confirm space or call the School Office prior to completing your registration at 540-347-3855. As soon as your registration is processed, you will receive an email confirmation.  See you at camp!

 

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