Summer Camp

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Welcome to a summer full of fun!

Camp tuition is due in-full at time of enrollment.

If camp is canceled for any reason, your fee will be returned.

On-campus space is extremely limited and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

PROCEDURES FOR ON-CAMPUS GATHERINGS

Please complete the following:

  • Registration form for each student
  • Medical waiver/emergency contact form for each student
  • Provide copies of immunization records and a complete physical for each child not currently enrolled at Wakefield Country Day School.

Please make checks payable to WCDS or pay online with an additional service fee.

Registration, waiver forms, and payment may be completed online or mailed:

Wakefield Country Day School

2020 Summer Camp

P.O. Box 739

Flint Hill, Virginia 22627

On-Campus Sessions

Nature Crafts & Water Fun

July 20-24 (Registration Closed)
  • Location: On Campus
  • Participants: Preschool-2nd Grade
  • Hours: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Cost: $325 Full- Day / $175 Half-Day
  • Designed specifically for early ed, this camp will include outdoor play, a lot of water, and an investigation into the natural world. Bathing suits and sunscreen a must!

Nature Crafts & Water Fun

July 27-31
  • Location: On Campus
  • Participants: Preschool-1st Grade
  • Hours: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Cost: $325 Full- Day / $175 Half-Day
  • Designed specifically for early ed, this camp will include outdoor play, a lot of water, and an investigation into the natural world. Bathing suits and sunscreen a must!

Super Silly Science (AM) / Nature Camp (PM)

July 6-10 (Registration Closed)
  • Location: On Campus
  • Participants: Kindergarten - 5th Grade
  • Hours: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Cost: $325 Full- Day / $175 Half-Day
  • Bring out your child’s inner scientist. Each day will be filled with super silly hands-on science activities such as trying to walk through an index card and turning milk to stone! And after all that sciencey stuff, we’ll head outside to explore nature and all wild things while relaxing with old friends and new.

Art Camp (AM) / Sports Camp (PM)

July 27-21
  • Location: On Campus
  • Participants: 2nd - 7th Grade
  • Hours: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Cost: $325 Full- Day / $175 Half-Day
  • This camp will take place outdoors and students will begin by keeping a nature sketchbook, practicing basic drawing skills using nature as inspiration. We will also be playing with the idea of making artwork using materials found in nature either through printmaking and or building. And after a morning of artistic pursuits, turn on your engines for some playground and soccer field time!

Breads & Beyond (AM) / Murder Mystery (PM)

July 13-17 (Registration Closed)
  • Location: On Campus
  • Participants: 3rd - 8th Grade
  • Hours: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Cost: $325 Full- Day / $175 Half-Day
  • BREADS & BEYOND! Learn the basics of all types of breads, and plenty about sweets and other goodies as well, at this bread based cooking course. We will tackle breads from around the world including baguettes, challah, naan, focaccia, tortillas, grilled flatbreads, English muffins, cinnamon buns, and soda bread. Along the way we will work on important cooking skills and techniques. If time allows, we’ll throw in a few sweets such a meringues, macarons, marshmallows and other tasty treats. Our young cooks will have their own work stations and supplies, making for a safely socially distanced experience. All cooks will need to come armed with 1-5 pound bag of bread flour and 1 5-lb bag on unbleached all purpose flour.
  • MURDER MYSTERY CAMP: Five people meet at a large, isolated manor house. It is a cold winter night. When entering, each of them places their coat in the coat closet. At dinner, they each get up at least once. After desert, they descend to the coat closet again, and find a bodya body that none of them recognize. Who did it? Why was it done? Was it one of the guests? Was it maybe even the butler? Over this 4-day camp, students will solve this and three other original murder mysteries. Hosted over Zoom, this camp will allow students to work together to examine evidence, interview witnesses, debate the facts, and draw conclusions, hopefully exposing the nefarious perpetrators of these dreadful acts. Besides being a ton of fun (who doesn’t like a good who-dunnit?), this camp will also encourage the development of critical thinking skills and a greater appreciation for narrative logic and cause and effect while providing an opportunity to collaborate with peers in a dynamic, interactive virtual setting.

History of Writing (AM) / Global Hunt (PM)

July 20-24 (Registration Closed)
  • Location: On Campus
  • Participants: 3rd - 8th Grade
  • Hours: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Cost: $325 Full- Day / $175 Half-Day
  • HISTORY OF WRITING CAMP: Few things have been as consequential to the development of society as innovations in writing. From the first writings on clay tablets to the later invention of the movable printing press, innovations in writing have always accompanied and prompted innovations in ideas and the advance of civilization. In this 5-day camp, students will follow the history of writing with professional calligrapher and manuscript enthusiast Douglas Griffin, a 2018 alumnus and current student at Cornell University. Students will participate in numerous crafts and will come away from the camp with a greater knowledge and familiarity with writing systems throughout history. Some highlights may include: writing on clay tablets while discussing cuneiform, learning the basics of calligraphy through historical scripts, carving Roman style inscriptions into plaster, learning new alphabets from around the world, creating feather-style dip pens, deciphering the cryptic writing style of medieval manuscripts, and many others to boot!
  • GLOBAL HUNT CAMP: Help break up an international crime ring as you work with teammates to track them around the world and foil their heists and schemes. Along the way you’ll learn a ton about geography, history, and world cultures while building skills related to code breaking, close reading, observation, and logic. Participants will collaborate via Zoom and use an online platform to chase down the culprits, but they will also work their way through a real life box of clues, mementoes and goodies to accompany the adventures. Students will be grouped with teammates of similar ages and abilities and given a custom experience to ensure that all participants are being challenged at their own level and have a weeklong global tour to remember right from the safety of home! NOTE: Campers must register by July 13 to guarantee that their goody boxes will be ready on time.

History of WWII (AM) / Sports Camp (PM)

July 6-10 (Registration Closed)
  • Location: On Campus
  • Participants: 6th - 12th Grade
  • Hours: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Cost: $325 Full- Day / $175 Half-Day
  • World War II was the biggest and deadliest war in history, involving more than 30 countries. Sparked by the 1939 Nazi invasion of Poland, the war dragged on for six bloody years until the Allies defeated Nazi Germany and Japan in 1945. Learn about the important figures and battles that changed the course of history. And afterwards, head outside for a little four-square or a pick-up game of soccer!

SAT Prep (AM) / Outdoor Activities (PM)

July 20-24 (Registration Closed)
  • Location: On Campus
  • Participants: 9th - 12th Grade
  • Hours: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Cost: $325 Full- Day / $175 Half-Day
  • Find your weaknesses and prepare for better success in the math portion of the SAT. Then head outside for some stick-work in lacrosse, or a fun soccer game.

Math Boot Camp (AM) / Outdoor Activities (PM)

July 27-31 (Registration Closed)
  • Location: On Campus
  • Participants: 8th - 12th Grade
  • Hours: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Cost: $325 Full- Day / $175 Half-Day
  • All levels of math, work with our math expert to grasp concepts and propel yourself into a new-found love of the subject. Afterward, relax your brain with a fun game of frisbee or croquet!

Online Sessions

Reading Club with Jan Brett Books

July 6: 4 Weeks/Twice a week
  • Location: Online
  • Participants: Kindergarten - 2nd Grade
  • Hours: M & W, 10-10:45am
  • Cost: $175
  • Each session we will read a new book by Jan Brett and do projects and activities in conjunction with the reading. Jan Brett is one of the nation’s foremost author illustrators of children’s books.

Reading Club, "Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe"

July 6: 4 Weeks/Twice a Week
  • Location: Online
  • Participants: 3rd - 5th Grade
  • Hours: M & W, 11-11:45am
  • Cost: $175
  • Each session we will read together the wonderful CS Lewis novel, “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” and discuss character, theme and all things Narnia!

Murder Mystery

July 13-17 (Registration Closed)
  • Location: Online
  • Participants: 3rd - 8th Grade
  • Hours: Noon - 3pm
  • Cost: $175
  • Five people meet at a large, isolated manor house. It is a cold winter night. When entering, each of them places their coat in the coat closet. At dinner, they each get up at least once. After desert, they descend to the coat closet again, and find a bodya body that none of them recognize. Who did it? Why was it done? Was it one of the guests? Was it maybe even the butler? Over this 4-day camp, students will solve this and three other original murder mysteries. Hosted over Zoom, this camp will allow students to work together to examine evidence, interview witnesses, debate the facts, and draw conclusions, hopefully exposing the nefarious perpetrators of these dreadful acts. Besides being a ton of fun (who doesn’t like a good who-dunnit?), this camp will also encourage the development of critical thinking skills and a greater appreciation for narrative logic and cause and effect while providing an opportunity to collaborate with peers in a dynamic, interactive virtual setting.

Global Hunt

July 27-31
  • Location: Online
  • Participants: 3rd - 8th Grade
  • Hours: Noon - 3pm
  • Cost: $175
  • Help break up an international crime ring as you work with teammates to track them around the world and foil their heists and schemes. Along the way you’ll learn a ton about geography, history, and world cultures while building skills related to code breaking, close reading, observation, and logic. Participants will collaborate via Zoom and use an online platform to chase down the culprits, but they will also work their way through a real life box of clues, mementoes and goodies to accompany the adventures. Students will be grouped with teammates of similar ages and abilities and given a custom experience to ensure that all participants are being challenged at their own level and have a weeklong global tour to remember right from the safety of home! NOTE: Campers must register by July 13 to guarantee that their goody boxes will be ready on time.