Summer 2023

Summer Adventures Camp

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Adventure Awaits You This Summer!

Join us for a wonderful adventure!  Glenwood Country Day School’s Summer Adventures Camp is located on a 40-acre campus and is “The Best Small Camp” in Howard County for children ages 2 – 11.  Whatever your interests are… we have a summer for you!   

Glenwood’s Summer Adventures Camp offers many different opportunities for campers to learn, grow, and have fun all summer long.  Our counselors and low camper-to-staff ratio allow the campers to have fun in a safe, supervised environment.  Each day, campers will experience fun activities with their counselor.  The campers will have ample opportunities to explore on our 40-acre setting. They will love going to our pool frequently.  Your child will spend time with old friends and make new ones while exploring lively outdoor adventures.  Every Friday, we have a “Special Day.”  Parents will be emailed a calendar of “Friday’s Special Days”, such as Hat Day, Superhero Day, Pirate Day, etc.

Summer Adventures Camp employs fun dedicated counselors.  We choose individuals who enjoy working with kids in a camp environment. All summer camp counselors are qualified and carefully screened.  Mrs. Poland, the camp director, works along with the counselors to plan and carry out a fun-filled day of activities.  Counselors are trained in CPR, first aid & use of AEDs. Background checks are completed on all staff by MD State Police and the FBI.  In addition, we have two certified lifeguards who are at the pool.

Summer Adventures Camp is regulated and licensed by the Maryland State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and fully meets all camp certification requirements keeping the safety, security, and fun of our campers as our top priority.

 



 

 

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Glenwood Country Day School’s Summer Adventure Camp offers many different opportunities for campers to learn, grow and have fun all summer long.

  • All our counselors are dedicated staff with a wide variety of academic backgrounds.  They bring their knowledge and experience into all aspects of the day.
  • The structured summer day is from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • An extended day program is available from 6:30 am – 6:30 pm

Frequently Asked Questions

Does my child need to bring a lunch?

Your child does need to bring a lunch every day. Please NO NUTS.  We are a nut-free school.   Your child’s lunch can be in a lunch box with an ice pack inside the lunch box.

 

 

 

 How are Children Grouped?

  1. Their age as of March 1st, 2023.
  2. The children must stay in the same group.

What should my child wear to camp?

Campers should wear comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing with closed-toe and heel shoes. Most campers wear sneakers or Keen’s type of shoes. Campers at Glenwood’s Summer Adventures Camp need to have ALL belongings labeled with their names. They should bring lunch (please remember we are nut-free) with a drink and 2 snacks in a lunch box and a large backpack with the following:

  • A bathing suit and swim towel
  • A water bottle clearly labeled with your child’s name
  • A complete change of clothes in a gallon zip bag
  • Sunscreen (please apply before camp) and bug repellant

 

 

 

What should my child bring to camp?

Campers at Glenwood’s Summer Adventures Camp should bring the following:

  • backpack
  • lunch (please remember we are nut-free) with a drink and 2 snacks in a lunch box
  • A bathing suit and swim towel
  • A water bottle clearly labeled with your child’s name
  • A complete change of clothes in a gallon zip bag
  • Sunscreen (please apply before camp) and bug repellant

All items need to be labeled with your child’s name.

What happens in the case of inclement weather?

Campers will use the air-conditioned classrooms in case of bad weather.

 

 

 

This year’s calendar is packed full of fun themes including Lost in Space; Beach Trip; Red, White, and  Blue; Pirates, the Olympics; Disney and Superheroes; Career Week; Sports Week; Colors; Wild, Wild West.

 

 

 

 

Camp Pricing

Camp Day for 2 and 3 year olds $325.00 per week 9:00am - 3:00pm

Camp Day for ages 4 to 11 $290.00 per week 9:00am - 3:00pm

Extended Day for 2's and 3's 375.00 per week 6:30am - 6:30pm

Extended Day for Ages 3-11 $335.00 per week 6:30am - 6:30pm

Aquatics
Summer Tutoring

We teach children to swim in a safe, caring, positive, and fun environment. We recognize that each child is an individual with different emotional and developmental needs and abilities. We cater lessons to those needs. Beginners will focus on water acclimation, floating and kicking skills. Advanced swimmers focus on the various strokes such as freestyle and backstroke, then progress to butterfly and breaststroke. Your swimmers will also learn valuable safety rules and survival skills while we strive to encourage the development of your child’s self-esteem, confidence, responsibility and love of the water.

Parents should open the Swim Lesson Application and choose which camp weeks you would like your child to attend swim lessons.  This is to be mailed to Glenwood Country Day School with a check.  Circle the days that you would like for your child to attend. Please note that your child will need to be enrolled in our Summer Adventures Camp to attend swim lessons.  Swim lessons are on a first-come-first-serve basis.

 

 

 

Glenwood Country Day School’s tutorial center provides a one-on-one personal academic support system. It is a safe, creative space where we help students ages 4 thru 15 become more successful. Our tutors share their knowledge of their subject matter by providing an active learning experience for their students by explaining difficult concepts and providing hands-on examples for exploration. They ENCOURAGE, MOTIVATE, INSPIRE, ENABLE students to develop confidence in their academic abilities.

Follow these easy steps today to make a difference for your child!

  • Return the Tutoring Application
  • Mrs. Stradling, Center Director, will contact you for an in-person conference about your child.
  • Parent returns Tutoring Contract after agreeing to enrollment in our tutoring program.

 

 

 

Application & Important Forms

1

Immunization Certificate for ages 2-5

Immunization Certificate
Download Form.

2

Admission Process

View the Admission Process for Enrolling in Summer Camp
Download Admission Process.

3

2023 Summer Camp Application

Summer Adventures Camp Application
Download Application.

4

Summer Adventures Camp Welcome Letter

Welcome Letter
Download Welcome Letter.

5

Summer Medical Release Form

Medical Release
Download Medical Release.

6

Summer Adventures Camp Registration

Camp Registration
Summer Camp Registration.

7

2023 Swim Lesson Application

Private or Group Lessons at Summer Adventures Camp
Download Swim Lesson Application.

8

Camper Health History

Health History
Health History Form.

9

Sunscreen Authorization

10

Summer Speech and Language Therapy

Speech and Language Therapy
Download Speech and Language Therapy Form.

11

Camp Handbook

Handbook
Download Handbook.

  • I read to these friends every Tuesday and they are the most polite, caring and attentive children for this age group that I have ever worked with. Jeannie
  • Love the place, they treat my kids like family. Nick
  • When Mrs. Poland gave me a tour of GCDS, I felt like she was the owner of the school. Her compassion shown through. Beth
  • Being a resident of Columbia, it was refreshing to place my child at Summer Adventures Camp. Lee
  • It was refreshing to have my child at Summer Adventures Camp on 40 wooded acres. Jonathan
  • Having a class size of only 6 is why my child goes to GCDS. Jennifer
  • I just want to thank you and the rest of your team for a great first day for Emma and Jack. They had a wonderful time and I just want to thank you for caring for them and keeping them safe in these trying times. Krystal
  • We want to thank you for your hard work in creating engaging lessons and meeting with students every day. As a teacher, I know how difficult it is to facilitate meaningful interaction with students in the current circumstances. Evelyn looks forward to circle time and loves watching your videos every day. Scott and Katherine
  • I've said it before to Mrs. Poland, but I'll say it again...my kids LOVE camp. I asked Ollie all kinds of questions on Saturday about it and he was getting very excited about everything he was telling me. He loves lunch outside. He also told me this weekend that he hurt his leg, but it was ok, Mrs. Harp would clean it and make it better at camp. Vivian usually dreads the idea of swim lessons, but because of camp, she thinks maybe she could handle swim lessons, and when I ask her if there is anything she doesn't like at camp, she told me she likes everything! Thank you for all of your hard work! Katie
  • I can't believe we're already signing up for the last week :( We are all so sad to see camp ending after next week. The kids really enjoyed it - they loved the activities and their teachers. Thanks for putting on a great camp, especially considering the pandemic! Erin
  • Ms. Poland, Following up with you via email after our parent/teacher conference last night. We want to thank you and the entire staff at Glenwood Country Day School (GCDS) for enduring the risk of the current pandemic by providing in-person education to our daughter. This summer, she was a rising Kindergarten student with learning delays with her speech. The virtual experience of the Spring of 2020 turned her off from learning and we saw her regress. We made the decision to enroll her in GCDS's Kindergarten program in the Fall of 2020 and it was the best decision we ever made. Our little girl, who was struggling with learning and turned off from the concept of online school, is now flourishing. Every day she is excited to go to school and most importantly her learning and comprehension is on par with other Kindergarten students. The other night, she read a sight word book to us and the look of pure joy and satisfaction on her face was something we will never forget. We are tremendously grateful to you and the rest of the GCDS staff for helping our daughter find her confidence and desire to learn. With many thanks, Matt & Tess Wiley Matt and Tess
  • Thank you for an amazing school year- the kids had a blast and learned so much! You guys are really awesome! Kristen
  • Thank you GCDS! When all other schools were virtual or hybrid this year, you made the courageous decision to go fully in person 5 days a week! And we made it through a whole school year with no COVID closings! On behalf of all working parents, THANK YOU!!!!! Darren
  • Hi Mrs. Poland, I wanted to let you know we are going to get a head start on our traveling for the 4th of July weekend. So the boys will not be at camp on Friday. I want to thank you & everyone at the camp! The boys are having a BLAST and we will definitely be back next summer!!! Stay cool, Kelly
  • Thanks to you and your great staff for once again doing a great job keeping our kids engaged and safe. Darren
  • I'm glad that Mr. Dameon will be continuing at the school. Our daughter talks about him a lot and it's clear to us that she really enjoyed being around him. Kudos to you, Ms. Poland and Mrs. Stradling, for putting together a rockstar team. Adam and Nicole
  • Hi Mrs. Poland, My son had a great experience at Glenwood Country Day Camp this summer. It was his first summer at the camp and he didn't know anyone. After the first day, he felt very comfortable and met lots of friends. He enjoyed swimming, crafts, and field time. He can't wait to come back next summer and I'm looking forward to my youngest child being able to enjoy camp at Glenwood as well! Thank you! Kori
  • Just a quick note to let you know how much my son is enjoying camp this week. When I picked him up on Tuesday, I asked him how his day was and he replied that it "was the best day ever." I learned that his best buddy (also a camper) told his mom the same thing that afternoon! Yet, when I picked my son up yesterday and asked him the same question, he answered that his day "was even better than yesterday". You all must be doing something right to keep these 7 year old's so happy! Thanks and keep up the good work, Beth
  • Hi Mrs. Poland, We're all sad that the kids are missing their last day this summer at Glenwood. I wanted to thank you for everything this summer, specifically for your help in making sure Clark's camp experience ended on a good note. We hope you have a great rest of the summer and we hope to see you again next year. Thanks again! Kori
  • Madison ranked her teachers… Kindergarten= 9/10 First=9/10 I asked her what a 10 was and she said. Mr. Dameon! Kara