Day Camp

 

 

We are currently planning to have both day camps and overnight camps in 2021, pending final decisions from state and county excutives due to the pandemic. We are currently planning for only 50% capacity for all programs and each program will run as it’s own cohort (group) doing all camp activities together and keep distance from other cohorts on site.

Click on each tab below to see full descriptions and prices.

We are still working to plan the STEM add-ons so that will be finilized in early 2021 and will affect the price.

In our NEW online registration system – Please be sure you choose your camper, select the session they want (enrolled status), then pay the required deposit (Registered status).  A space for your camper will not be gauranteed until deposit/payment is made.

Update as of 3/9/2021 -All sessions are currently FULL for GIRLS. You can elect to be added to a waitlist.

Wind and Waves

$225         Grades entering 1st – 8th                                               Full Day 9am – 5pm

Our local area is surronded by waterways adn the beautiful Chesapeake Bay!  Come enjoy a week all about wind, waves and water!  Learn about the importance of the bay’s health, play on the water and explore the local area.  Campers will experience sailing, kayaking, paddling and more as we explore the West River!

 

 

It’s a Jungle Out There

$225         Grades entering 1st – 8th                                         Full Day 9am – 5pm

Lions, Tigers, Bears, of my!  Join us for a week of wonder as we celebrate and learn all about the diverse animal life that spans our globe.  We will spend time looking at local wildlife and how they fit into our ecosystem, then we’ll wander the world looking at all the interesting animals.  Join us for a wild week!

Space Above and Beyond

$225         Grades entering 1st – 8th         Full Day 9am – 5pm

Together we are going to explore the final frontier, SPACE!  We will spend the entire week learning about space and all thing within it, from burning stars, to invisible black holes, to icy comets.

 

The Great Outdoors

$225         Grades entering 1st – 8th         Full Day 9am – 5pm

Take your adventure to the next level in the great outdoors!  This week we will play, learn and enjoy all there is in our backyard of camp and learn some new skills.  Campers will practice basic wilderness skills, learn how to pitch a tent, and build a campfire.  Of course, you can’t have a campfire without s’mores! All these skills make the outdoors more comfortable and accessible and we can’t wait to share our passion with you.  

From Here to There

$225         Grades entering 1st – 8th         Full Day 9am – 5pm

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles or Bikes, Boats and Feet!  What other ways do people travel?  This week campers will spend time learning about some of the coolest ways to get around.

 

 

 

 

Game On

$225         Grades entering 1st – 8th         Full Day 9am – 5pm

Get ready for the Olympics!  Campers will engage in all types of fun games including relays, sports, races and more.  We will spend time running around and competing as well as exercising our brains with puzzles, board games, card games and more.  Campers will also have the chance to create games of their own and put their minds to work developing fun for everyone.

 

 

Amazing Races

$225         Grades entering 1st – 8th                                             Full Day 9am – 5pm

3,2,1…Go!  Wave that checkered flag and get ready to cheer on your fellow campers.  This week is all about racing – whether it’s running, swimming or solving a riddle we will work in teams to overcome unique and interesting obstacles as well as find ways to put all our gifts and skills to use.

Add-On Activity for 4th – 8th Grade Day Campers

Grades 4th – 8th               $100  extra fee

Offered: For 2021 Season Dates still to be determined.

The West River Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) day camp add-on activity will offer campers the opportunity to build and explore exciting hands-on STEM activities while learning about electronics.  Campers will learn about electronics, compete in fun STEM team challenges, learn how electrical components work together and build and solder several fun projects.  An additional fee per camper will be applied to cover the costs of supplies and projects which will be taken home by the campers at the end of each week.  Come join in the fun at our STEM Day Camp!

  • Archery
  • Arts and crafts
  • Bible study
  • Canoeing
  • Climbing wall
  • Games
  • Giant Swing
  • Motorboats
  • Music
  • Nature Exploration
  • Sailing
  • Sports
  • Swimming

And much more!

Day Camp Policies

Registration:  Registrations are first-come, first-served and are accepted online with payment of $100 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit per week. We cannot take registrations over the phone.  Most weeks capacity is 24 campers, the registration system will track waiting list once the week is full if you choose to be added to the waiting list.

 

Payment: Credit cards are accepted with online registration only. No discounts for multiple weeks. No sibling discounts.  Payment plans may be set up online, in order for campers to attend plans must have an active credit card on file and our offices receiving regular payments. All camp balances should be paid by June 15th. Should payments stop for any reason, your child will not be able to attend.

 

Activities: Campers will have an opportunity to try many different activities including swimming, boating, nature studies, hikes, arts and crafts, story time, bible study, climbing wall, archery, songs, sports, games and more. Each week will be exciting, new and fun to keep campers active the entire summer.  

 

Drop-off/Pick-up: Drop off and Pick up will occur at the West River Pool Parking Area.   Due to COVID-19 – details for arrival and departure will be sent closer to camp to all registered campers.  In past is has generally been Mondays check in will begin at 8:45am.  Tuesday – Friday please drop your camper off between 8:55-9am.  Pick up Monday – Thursday is from 4:55-5pm, please pick up your camper on time.   We do not offer before or after care at this time.

 

Dress:  Campers should wear closed-toed tennis shoes each day as well as sunscreen and bugspray. Hats are encouraged as well. Swimming will occur everyday as weather allows. Campers can pack a change of clothes, bathing suit and swim towel.

 

Food: PACK LUNCHES NEW for 2021!  Due to the COVID pandemic we are reducing as much risk as possible for camper to staff interaction and group to group interaction.  To help reduce these interactions, ALL DAY CAMPERS will be REQUIRED TO PACK A LUNCH from home. Day campers will eat either outside or in Ehlers Memorial Hall and will not enter the Dining Hall.

 

Health Form:  Once your registration is completed you will need to complete the online Camper Health Form. We ask that only emergency medications be left for day campers.  Campers that do not have forms completed will not be able to remain at camp.

 

STEM Optional Add-on:  The STEM add-on is provided by HEY!, Hands on Electronics for Youth, available as an optional activity for rising 4th – 8th graders.  Space is limited for each session and is first-come, first-serve.  Fro 2021 we are still determining if this will be offered and on what dates.