As we closely follow the evolving situation around COVID-19, our goal is to keep the GCDS community informed at every step. The safety and health of our students is our top priority.

Learn More
Summer 2021

Summer Adventures Camp

Enroll Now

Adventure Awaits You This Summer!

Glenwood Country Day School’s Summer Adventures Camp is the premier summer camp program in Howard County for children ages 2 and up. Whatever your interests are… we have a summer for you! Our degreed and fully-trained staff will excite and inspire your child in a safe and nurturing environment. Your child will spend time with old friends and make new ones while exploring lively outdoor adventures.

Around the World in a Summer!



Is your child ready to explore the world? To learn about different cultures and travel to different countries? This is exactly what they will find at Summer Adventures Camp!

Our professional staff and lower camper-to-staff ratio allows each child to have the most fun in a safe, supervised environment. Each day, campers will experience fun activities with their one teacher all day.  The teacher will be rotating throughout the 40-acre campus to our different stations.  The stations include STEM, sports and games, art, science and nature, music and drama, and multiple field games in our huge field.  In addition to going to the stations, they will also get cooled off frequently in our pool and water sprinklers and water pads.

 

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 staff counselors are degreed educators, bringing their knowledge and experience into all aspects of the day.
  • The structured summer day is from 9:00am – 3:00pm
  • An extended day program is available from 6:30am – 6:30pm

Frequently Asked Questions

Does my child need to bring a lunch?

Yes – in a paper bag.

 

 

 

What is the camp's COVID regulations?

Glenwood Country Day School / Summer Adventures Camp never closed one day during the pandemic.  Due to the strict precautions that were given to us by the CDC (Center for Disease Control,) we were able to have a summer camp in 2020 and will continue to have camp during the summer of 2021.  We will continue to implement safe practices based on the current CDC guidelines.  They are listed below:

  • Drop-off and Pick-up times are pre-arranged via sign-up genius the Wednesday before the following week.  We implement staggered arrival/departure times in order to implement health checks.  When the parent drops off, you must be here at your scheduled time. At your pick-up time, the parent will have a 10-minute window.     

         Drop-off Procedure

  1.  The parent pulls their car up to the arrival tent.
  2. A teacher will come to your car to watch the parent take their child’s temperature with their own thermometer and it is recorded into our school log. As the temperature is being taken, the teacher asks the CDC (Center for Disease Control) questions about COVID-19. If the child has a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher, the child is unable to stay at school.
  3. The child is then escorted by our teachers to wash their hands.

       Pick-up Procedure

  1. Parent pulls their car up to the tent at their scheduled pick-up time.
  2. A designated teacher will escort the child to the parent’s car.

     What Does My Child Bring To Camp?

  • A labeled plastic backpack.
  • ALL children need 3 masks in a zip-lock bag which will be kept in their plastic backpacks.  When they are inside, every child is to wear a mask.  The only times they don’t wear a mask are when they are eating, napping for 2-year-olds and 3-year-olds, and outside.)
  • To prevent the spread of COVID-19, our children bring their own paper bag lunch that contains also snacks and drinks for the day. Their lunch will be inside their plastic backpack.  In case you need to order a plastic backpack, the following is the Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/sk=clear+backpacks+for+17.99&ref=nb_sb_noss
  • A complete change of clothes in a gallon zip bag which will be in your child’s plastic backpack.

     Our Staff

  1. When a teacher arrives at our school, the Director takes their temperature and asks them the CDC questions in regards to COVID-19. If the teacher has a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher, he/she is unable to stay at school.

     Illness due to COVID-19

  1. Any teacher or child exposed to a person diagnosed with a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19:
    1. They May not work or attend school until they have completed self-quarantine following the CDC guidelines.Persons who have recovered from COVID-19 must be cleared for release from isolation according to CDC guidelines.
    2. If a class has a teacher or child that is found to have a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19 at the facility:
      1. The class shall quarantine following the CDC guidelines.
      2. Individuals may not work at or attend until completing self-quarantine and obtaining clearance from an individual primary-care physician.
      3. Follow-exposure plan in the school’s health program.
      4. Communicate with the health department.
      5. Based on consultation with the local health department, the entire facility may be closed based on the level of contact and potential exposure.
      6. Wait 24 hours, then complete extra cleaning/disinfection of the facility, all areas not just high touch surfaces, and wait at least 5 days to bring in the next group.

3. If a staff member or a child develops symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath) during school, safely isolate the person and place a mask or face covering in our Isolation Room. Contact the youth health supervisor and the parent/guardian immediately of any case of COVID-19 while maintaining confidentiality in accordance with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and arrange for safe transportation to a healthcare facility or home. Advise those who have had close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19 to stay home, self-monitor for symptoms, and follow CDC guidance if symptoms develop.

4.  If your child becomes ill while at school, you will be notified immediately of your child’s prompt dismissal. If your child is sent home with a fever of 100 degrees, diarrhea, vomiting, etc., your child may not return to school for at least 24 hours after the symptoms have stopped. We will notify you promptly in the event of an emergency. Unless otherwise instructed, your child will be transported to the nearest hospital.

5.  Every child will stay with 1 very small class that has the same teacher all day. This model helps in preventing the speed of COVID-19. When our teachers rotate to different learning stations outdoors, on our 40 acres, the teachers will immediately disinfect touchable surfaces before going to the next learning station. The teacher will also model for her students the importance of washing their hands between our learning stations.

  • Further precautions to prevent COVID-19 
  1. Each classroom has a Germ Guardian Air Purifier with HEPA filter and UVC
  2. Each child has their own Montessori washable mat that they will use to put their daily work on.
  3. Each child will have their own storage space for their computer, etc.
  4. Each child will be assigned an area in the classroom to do assigned activities.
  5.  Individual plastic school containers with their own supplies in it.
  6. For an extra layer of protection in each classroom, we replaced our normal filters with MERV13 filters.  They contain commercial, industrial, and medical-grade MERV13 material that protects against airborne particles.  MERV13 air filtration material cleans and protects schools, offices, warehouses, and medical facilities
  • Outside Learning – The children will continue to learn and play outside just as they did during our school year.  We will have stations throughout our 40 acres for the children to learn, collaborate, create, and play.  We will also keep our VIP potty and hand-washing stations.

 

 

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 disposable lunch bag (no containers) and a large plastic 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
  • 2 masks in a ziplock bag

 

 

 

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 places to visit including Greece, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain, U.S.A., Africa, Antarctica, Israel

 

 

 

Camp Pricing

Camp Day for ages 2 and 3 year olds $300.00 per week 9:00am - 3:00pm

Enjoy a day filled with Art, Science, Sports and Games, Music, STEM, and Waterplay 1x Daily.

Camp Day for ages 4 to 13 $250.00 per week 9:00am - 3:00pm

Enjoy a day filled with Art, Science, Sports and Games, Music, STEM, and Swimming 1x Daily.

Extended Day for Ages 2/3 $350.00 per week 6:30am - 6:30pm

Enjoy a day filled with Art, Science, Sports and Games, Music, STEM, Waterplay 2x Daily, Sandbox, Playground, Sidewalk Chalk, Bubbles using a Bubble Machine, Outdoor Classroom Creative Play area.

Extended Day for Ages 4-13 $285.00 per week 6:30am - 6:30pm

Enjoy a day filled with Art, Science, Sports and Games, Music, STEM, Swimming 2x Daily, Badminton Tournaments, Volleyball Tournaments, Golf, Horseshoes Tournaments, Crochet, Bowling, Bocce Ball, Ring Toss, Cornhole, Ping-Pong.

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. 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.

 

 

 

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 For Ages 2-3

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

3

Admission Process For Ages 4 - 13

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

4

2021 Summer Camp Application

Summer Adventures Camp Application
Download Application.

5

Summer Adventures Camp Welcome Letter

Welcome Letter
Download Welcome Letter.

6

Summer Medical Release Form

Medical Release
Download Medical Release.

7

Summer Adventures Camp Registration For Ages 2 and 3

8

Summer Adventures Camp Registration For Ages 4 - 13

9

2021 Swim Lesson Application

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

10

Camper Health History

11

Sunscreen Authorization

12

Summer Speech and Language Therapy

Speech and Language Therapy
Download Speech and Language Therapy Form.

13

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