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Summer 2020

Summer Adventures Camp

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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 taste different foods? This is exactly what they will find at Summer Adventures Camp! Each week we explore a different country of the world through crafts, stories, food, games and music.

World travelers need a little time to refresh and re-energize each day too! To balance the day, your child will spend time swimming in our beautiful inground pool, learning archery (ages 10 and up), and working on STEM skills in the computer lab and science blocks.

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 7:00am – 6:00pm

Frequently Asked Questions

Does my child need to bring a lunch?

Yes – in a paper bag.

What if we're going on vacation during camp?

No worries! GCDS Summer Adventures Camp is broken up into 10 week sessions. When you sign up, you’ll be able to select weeks that your child will attend. Sessions begin June 15 and continue through August 21, 2020. Register today to reserve your spots!

Are swimming lessons included?

All children enrolled in our Summer Adventures Camp are eligible to attend swim lessons. However, parents need to first complete the Swim Lesson Application to designate which camp weeks your child will be attending swim lessons. Please note that all lessons must be paid for at the time of registration.

What should my child wear to camp?

Campers should wear comfortable, weather appropriate clothing with closed toe and heal shoes. Most campers wear sneakers or Keen’s type shoes. Campers at Glenwood’s Summer Adventures Camp need to have ALL belongings labeled with their names. They should bring a lunch (please remember we are nut free) with a drink 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
  • A lost and found bin will be located at the sign in table at the drop off area.

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, France, Australia, USA, Spain, Germany, Bahamas, Finland, China, Switzerland, Mexico

Camp Pricing

Camp Day 9:00am - 3:00pm $205/wk

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

Extended Camp Day 6:30am - 6:30pm $240/wk

Same fun activities as the camp day but extended for the remainder of the day. Plus, Swimming 2x daily!

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

Admission Process

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

2

2020 Summer Camp Application

Summer Adventures Camp Application
Download Application.

3

Summer Adventures Camp Welcome Letter

Welcome Letter
Download Welcome Letter.

4

Summer Medical Release Form

Medical Release
Download Medical Release.

5

Summer Adventures Camp Registration

6

2020 Swim Lesson Application

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

7

Camper Health History

8

Sunscreen Authorization

9

Summer Speech and Language Therapy

Speech and Language Therapy
Download Speech and Language Therapy Form.

10

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