Welcome to Summer Camp!

Dear friends,

I am delighted to announce Davidson Day's fun and exciting lineup of camp offerings for summer 2017.
 
Many of our teachers and coaches offer camp sessions, plus we have teamed up with a variety of exciting companies to offer additional camps, all designed to bring your children wonderful opportunities for playing and learning. 

This summer, Davidson Day has a wide range of themed activities for ages 3 to 14 years old, including arts and crafts, history and science, sports and engineering and robotics. In addition to themed camps, we also offer Camp Patriots and Jr. Patriots, which is childcare camp available before or after a themed camp, or on weeks without a desired themed camp. Before and after camp care is available as well. We also have several unique opportunities for older children including Charlotte Sports Exploration Camp, N.C. History Exploration Camp, N.C. State Park Exploration Camp, Athena's Path (for middle school girls), and Hero's Pursuit (for middle school boys).

We hope you will find that we've gathered summer camp options to suit every child's interests and every parent's schedule, all designed with fun in mind.
 
Should you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to me. I look forward to an exciting summer with your children!
 
Sincerely,

Susan Loveday
Special Programs Coordinator
sloveday@davidsonday.org
704-237-5200


2017 Summer Camps By Week

Week 1 | May 30 - June 2

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  • Archaeology Camp

    Davidson Day Staff – Mat Saunders
    9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Rising 3rd - 7th graders
    Price: $325
     
    Davidson Day School’s Archaeology Camp gives students the opportunity to learn the basic concepts of archaeology while engaging in a full-scale dig simulation. Not only do the students learn about archaeology and history, but they become well-versed in the scientific method. From research to report production, campers learn what it takes to be archaeologists from an impressive team of professionals and students. Camp participants learn concepts of geometry, physics, language, art, and science through hands-on exploration. 

Week 2 | June 5 - 9

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  • Basketball Camp

    Davidson Day Staff – Mr. Chris Sturm
    1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
    Rising 2nd - 6th graders
    Price: $200
    This week of basketball camp will focus on learning new skills and strengthening known skills. Footwork, passing, dribbling, blocking and teamwork will be some of the things that the campers will work on. The first half of the afternoon, campers will work on skills. After a break, players will spend the remainder of the session scrimmaging.
  • Chess Camp

    Davidson Day Staff – Mr. Pat Harder
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Rising 1st - 4th graders
    Price: $200
    Have you ever wanted to learn how to play Chess? Or increase your skills? Join us for this fun, interactive Chess camp. You can learn the basic piece movements, opening moves, game strategies, end of game tactics, and/or sharpen your game. Each day will consist of a focus lesson or two, and then lots of practice playing the game of kings and the king of games. 
  • Girls Basketball

    Davidson Day Staff – Mr. Jeff Lafave
    9 a.m. – 12 p.m., Monday – Thursday only
    Rising 3rd – 8th grade girls
    Price: $190
    This camp is practice for older elementary and middle school children. Coach Lafave will work with students on advancing skills, concentrating on teamwork. Each morning will be filled with games, drills, scrimmages and fun. 
  • Musical Theater

    Davidson Day Staff – Mrs. Emily Griswold, Ms. Joanna Gerdy
    8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Rising 2nd - 8th graders
    Price: $300
    Let’s Do the Time Warp! Actors and audience alike will find themselves whisked into the past where they will meet famous characters from 50’s, 60’s and 70’s hit musicals, movies and television shows. Campers will be dancing and singing through the decades in this musical trip down memory lane. Think Grease, The Brady Bunch, Hairspray, The Partridge Family, The Beatles & the Jackson Five! If you love to sing, dance and act, you’re sure to have a great time in this blast to the past.
  • Outdoor Adventure Camp

    Davidson Day Staff – Mrs. Michelle Gorman
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    3 year olds - rising 1st grade
    Price: $230
    Come and explore the Davidson Day Enchanted Forrest! We will explore the water’s edge for signs of animal activity, build an outdoor lean-to and create a community fairy garden for the Enchanted Forrest Fairies to gather.
  • Soccer Camp

    Davidson Day Staff – Mr. Chris Sturm
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Rising 2nd - 6th graders
    Price: $200
    This soccer camp focuses on strengthening your game. Footwork, settling, passing, movement, spacing and scoring, in addition to team building skills, will be the focus this week. The first half of each session will emphasize skill building. After a snack break, the players will work together as teams practicing these skills while playing opposite each other. 

Week 3 | June 12 - 16

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  • Bricks 4 Kidz | Bat League

    Staff at Bricks 4 Kidz
    www.Bricks4Kidz.com/northcharlotte
    1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
    Rising 1st - 4th graders
    Price: $195 
    Enter the dark city where a bat hero and his friends come out each night to fight against evil-doers! Campers will use special Bricks for Kidz kits* to build a motorized batmobile, bat girl’s sleek motorcycle and the evil jokester’s low-rider. Send the bat hero swinging on his grappling hook from one skyscraper to the next as he fights crime with his trusty sidekick. Each day will be filled with time to build and create, as well as crafts and free-play.  (*Kits are the property of Bricks for Kidz and not available for purchase.)
  • Chinese Language Camp

    Davidson Day Staff – Ms. Yan Zhao
    1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
    Rising 2nd - 4th graders
    Price: $200
    In this week-long full immersion camp, beginning basic Mandarin/Chinese for daily life will be taught along with culture highlights. A different topic will be presented each day based on the children’s experience with Chinese language and interests. These may include how to greet people, traditional Chinese children’s games, traditional or ancient clothing numbers, food, the Spring Festival and Ping Pong. 
  • Girls Youth Volleyball

    Davidson Day Staff – Coach Catherine Fulton
    June 12 - 14 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday only)
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Rising 3rd - 6th graders
    Price: $200
    Davidson Day Varsity Volleyball Head Coach Catherine Fulton will lead this camp and will be assisted by several of the Varsity Volleyball players. The camp is geared toward beginner players in the early development of their game. The goal of each session will focus on the fundamentals of volleyball in addition to strategies to improve one’s overall game. 
  • Middle School Chess

    Davidson Day Staff – Mr. Pat Harder
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Rising 5th - 8th graders
    Price: $200
    This camp will instruct your future grand master in the fundamentals of piece movement, strategy, and reviewing games. Each morning campers will learn moves and strategies, as well as good sportsmanship, as they practice what they have learned in games opposite each other. 
  • Princess, Prince & Pirate Adventure

    Davidson Day Staff – Mrs. Michelle Gorman
    9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    3 year olds - rising 1st grade
    Price: $230
    Calling all pirates, princes and princesses to join us as we visit mysterious lands. Off we go to days when pirates ruled the seas and royalty ruled the land. Campers will make castles, crowns, sea monsters, pirate maps and more. Your majesty, this camp is filled with a bounty of games, activities, music, and creative experiences for our noble princes, princesses, and sea-faring pirates. ARRRGGGHHH!
  • Soccer Shots

    Staff at Soccer Shots
    www.soccershots.org/charlotte
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    3 - 5 year olds
    Price: $230
    Soccer Shots Classic utilizes creative and imaginative games to focus on basic soccer skills like dribbling, passing and shooting in both individual and team environment where the children will have fun and learn positive character traits from their coaches. Each day will include a craft, team work and snack-time. Children should wear comfortable clothing and bring a snack and labeled water bottle. *The price includes a soccer ball and T-shirt. 
  • Sports Exploration Camp

    Davidson Day Staff – Mr. Chris Sturm
    9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Rising 3rd - 8th graders
    Price: $325 (Cost includes transportation and entrance fees.)
    This week of Sports Exploration Camp will be focused on exploring Charlotte area sports. This camp will tour the Charlotte Motor Speedway, BB&T Ballpark and other area venues. Campers will ride the Davidson Day bus to visit sports centers and have lunch at nearby parks or restaurants. 
  • Summer Art Fun

    Davidson Day Staff – Mrs. Julie Langley
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Rising 1st - 4th graders
    Price: $200
    Campers will enjoy a fun-filled week of hands-on, multi-media art activities centered on a summer theme. The children will create a dimensional folk art sun design, learn to paint a beach scene and will draw aquatic animals, applying a salt water wash for a special effect. Additional activities will include making outdoor art with chalk drawings, splatter painting and bubble art. Come and create some fun this summer!

Week 4 | June 19 - 23

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  • Dinosaur Days Camp

    Davidson Day Staff – Mrs. Michelle Gorman
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    3 year olds to rising 1st graders
    Price: $230
    You will be both Paleontologist and a dinosaur as we take a trip back to the prehistoric world of these giant creatures. We will uncover crucial elements of their Jurassic habitat, learn key features and classification of types of dinosaurs, dig for fossils and even hunt for dinosaur eggs!
  • Kid's Chef

    Davidson Day Staff – Mrs. Amanda Hallman
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Rising Kindergarteners to 3rd graders
    Price: $200
    Campers will have a blast learning how to make simple, tasty recipes. Cooking teaches kids valuable skills they can carry with them through life. Campers will practice basic math and reading as they follow a recipe. They will also have the opportunity to practice team building skills all the while creating tasty treats. 
  • Mad Science | Junior Engineers

    Staff at Mad Science
    1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
    Rising 2nd to 6th graders
    Price: $195
    Strap on your engineer helmet and enter the Mad Science construction zone! Investigate the world of simple machines as you assemble and control pulleys, levers, catapults and mega-pinchers. Inspect the elements of structures and shapes as you build and test designs like rubber band launchers and zipline racers. Your simple machine constructions will be so fun they’ll make work seem like play!
  • Me, Me, Me Art

    Davidson Day Staff – Ms. Claire Gittleman
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Rising 2rd to 6th graders
    Price: $200
    Students will explore different versions of portraiture as they learn about famous artists and work with a variety of art mediums. Students will also have the opportunity to imitate these masterpieces and create one of their own. 
  • N.C. History Exploration

    Davidson Day Staff – Mr. Chris Sturm
    9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Rising 3rd - 8th graders
    Price: $325
    This week will be about exploring North Carolina’s rich history. Each day, campers will travel on a history-filled adventure. Some of the places they’ll visit include Latta Plantation, Reed Gold Mine, Charlotte Museum of History and several more. After their tour, campers will have lunch at the venue or at a nearby park/restaurant.  (Cost includes transportation and entrance fees.)

Week 5 | June 26 - 30

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  • Athena's Path

    Davidson Day Staff – Ms. Claire Gittleman
    Offered by: Michelle in the Middle, www.michelleinthemiddle.com
    9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    Rising 5th to 8th grade girls
    Price: $345
    Middle school is not a mystery! Athena’s Path is filled with games and activities, guest speakers and lively discussions — all about middle school. Girls have a great time while they learn to use the tools they will need to navigate the middle school social scene and be leaders in their own lives. These tools give girls the skills and confidence to work through problems in middle school and beyond.   
  • Bricks 4 Kidz | Exploring the Jungle

    Staff at Bricks 4 Kidz
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    3 to 5 year olds
    Price: $195
    Children will swing into fun in this brand new jungle themed camp. Campers will build different animals and jungle elements using LEGO Duplo bricks. The week is also filled with songs, games, crafts and more as campers learn the fun facts about jungle animals. 
  • Bricks 4 Kidz | Galaxy Far Away

    Staff from Bricks 4 Kids
    1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
    Rising 1st to 4th graders
    Price: $195
    In this new space camp, students will use special Bricks for Kidz kits* to bring their favorite Star Wars characters to life. Campers will build characters and space crafts from the movie as well as the Redstone Rocket, NASA’s Gemini capsule, and much more. Each day will be filled with time to build and create, as well as some crafts and free-play. (*Kits are property of Bricks for Kidz and not available for purchase.)
  • Chinese Language Camp

    Davidson Day Staff – Ms. Yan Zhao
    1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
    Rising 5th - 8th graders
    Price: $200
    In this week-long full immersion camp, Mandarin/Chinese for daily life will be taught along with culture highlights. A different topic will be presented each day depending on class experience with Chinese language and interests. Some of the topics may include how to greet people, traditional Chinese children’s games, numbers, food, traditional and ancient clothing, the Spring Festival and Ping Pong.
  • Hero's Pursuit

    Davidson Day Staff – Mr. Chris Sturm
    Offered by: Michelle in the Middle, www.michelleinthemiddle.com
    9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Rising 5th - 8th grade boys
    Price: $ 345
    Middle school is not a mystery! Hero’s Pursuit is filled with games and activities, guest speakers, new challenges and just hanging out. Guys learn the tools they will need to navigate the middle school social scene and be leaders in their own lives. These tools give boys the skills and confidence to solve problems in middle school and beyond. 
  • Mad Science | Funky Forensics

    Staff from Mad Science
    9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    Rising 1st - 4th graders
    Price: $195
    Prepare to be recruited into the Mad Science Detective Agency. Step into the shoes of a detective to uncover the world of detection, forensics and classified information!  Become a Mad Science sleuth and create, collect and analyze evidence to discover if you have the skills necessary to determine “whodunit?”  From fingerprints to footprints, you will learn to connect the dots and help sniff out the suspects in your hands-on crime scene investigation.
  • Sea Life Aquarium | Sea Life

    Staff from Sea Life Aquarium, Concord Mills Mall
    1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
    Rising 1st - 6th graders
    Price: $260
    In this exciting camp, children explore the magic of the underwater and its many creatures. Students learn amazing facts, explore an interactive touch pool, and then travel to SEA LIFE Aquarium at Concord Mills Mall on Friday, to come nose to nose with sharks, stingrays and jellyfish. The aquarium visit also includes a behind the scenes tour. (Cost includes bus and entry fee for Sea Life Aquarium trip.)
  • Soccer Jr.

    Davidson Day Staff – Mrs. Chelsey Wheeler and Mrs. Soulet-Marks
    June 26 - 29 (Monday to Thursday)
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    4 - 6 year olds
    Price: $ 275
    This camp is jam-packed with soccer fun that is ideal for even the youngest players. All athletic abilities will be challenged. The camp will focus each day on the basic skills of dribbling, passing, receiving and shooting. We will keep it fun and lively with multiple interactive drills and engaging activities to promote teamwork and good sportsmanship. (Cost includes soccer ball and a camp T-shirt.)

Week 6 | July 3 - 7

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Week 7 | July 10 - 14

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  • Art Around the World

    Davidson Day Staff – Ms. Claire Gittleman
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Rising 3rd - 6th graders
    Price: $225 
    Campers will explore artwork from around the world as we learn about different cultures and how to work with different art mediums. In addition to learning about other cultures through art, we will also be able to try foods from each country we explore. 
  • Bricks 4 Kidz | ABCs and 123s

    Staff at Bricks 4 Kidz
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    3 - 5 year olds
    Price: $195
    “F” is for fun! What could be more fun than learning, building, singing songs, making crafts and playing with LEGO Duplo bricks! Each day, campers will practice essential preschool skills such as counting, letter recognition, letter sounds, and developing fine motor skills while having fun!
  • Bricks 4 Kidz | Lights, Cameras, LEGOs

    Staff at Bricks 4 Kidz
    1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
    Rising 1st - 4th graders
    Price: $195
    Children will step into the world of their favorite movies through building with our motorized LEGO kits*.  In addition to crafts and playing games, each day the children will experience the world and characters from movies such as Harry Potter, Star Wars, Ninja Turtles, Jurassic Park, and many more! (*Kits are the property of Bricks for Kidz and not available for purchase.)
  • Davidson Day Elite Volleyball - Girls Only

    Davidson Day Staff – Ms. Catherine Fulton
    July 10 - 12 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)
    9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    Rising 7th - 12th graders
    Price: $270
    Davidson Day’s Elite Camp will provide instruction on basic skills and techniques, court movement and game strategy while incorporating teamwork. The girls will break out throughout the day to perform challenges that require them working together such as scavenger hunts, relay races, etc. Lunch will be provided each day. 
  • Explore N.C. State Parks

    Davidson Day Staff – Mrs. Chelsey Wheeler and Mrs. Typhaine Soulet-Marks
    July 10 – 13 (Monday to Thursday)
    8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Rising 5th - 8th graders
    Price: $450
    This camp will feature four field trips to surrounding state parks: Crowder’s Mountain, Chimney Rock, Pilot Mountain and Hanging Rock. These outdoor adventures will include vigorous physical activity and is a wonderful way to get your children exploring nature this summer! (Cost includes transportation, admission fees, and a camp T-shirt.)
  • Kindergarten Readiness

    Davidson Day Staff – Mrs. Amanda Hallman
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Rising Kindergarteners
    Price: $200
    Campers will participate in fun learning activities and games to help strengthen number and letter recognition, letter sounds, numerical quantities, enhance fine-motor skills and help develop reading comprehension. 
  • Mad Science | Eureka!

    Staff at Mad Science
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Rising 1st - 5th graders
    Price: $195
    This Mad Science camp is designed by YOU - the inventor! Each day you will be given a series of challenges that must be overcome using basic materials, simple machines, tips from world famous inventors and the most important tool of all – your imagination! With a little bit of ingenuity, you will construct catapults, forts, erupt a volcano on a shipwrecked island, and even blast off into the science of the future! While Thomas Edison said invention 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration, this camp is 100% fun!
  • Soccer Camp

    Davidson Day Staff – Mr. Chris Sturm
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Rising 2nd - 6th graders
    Price: $200
    This soccer camp will continue to focus on strengthening your game. Footwork, settling, passing, movement, spacing and scoring, in addition to team building, will be the skills covered this week. The first half of each session will be focusing on skills and, after a snack break, more scrimmaging sessions will be practiced. 

Week 8 | July 17 - 21

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  • Cheerleading

    Davidson Day Staff – Mrs. Amy Pearce and Ms. Jessica Carter
    1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
    Rising Kindergarten - 4th graders
    Price: $250 
    Campers will have a great time learning cheers, dances, stunts, jumps and motions. They will learn a cheer routine to showcase their talents for families and friends at the end of the week. (Cost includes a bow and T-shirt.)
  • Engineering for Kids | Jr. Space Pioneers

    Staff at Engineering for Kids
    1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
    Rising Kindergarten - 2nd graders
    Price: $270
    Embark on a fun journey to space from Scratch! Send an astronaut to the moon and defend your moon base from space rocks. Learn how to use Scratch to create and program sprites, backdrops and basic scripts. Create a new program each day, leave with evidence of your wild space adventure and be inspired to explore the universe of programming as a Space Pioneer. 
  • Fancy Nancy

    Davidson Day Staff – Mrs. Amanda Hallman
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Rising Kindergarten - 3rd graders
    Price: $200
    Ooh! La La! Come learn to be fancy during a week of fun. From crafts and games, learning manners and etiquette, to learning about Fancy Nancy’s ‘new words’, this week is sure to be fabulous! (That’s fancy for great.) 
  • Little Sticks Lacrosse | Lacrosse

    Staff at Little Sticks Lacrosse
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Rising Kindergarten - 4th graders
    Price: $360
    Is your son or daughter interested in learning how to play lacrosse? Charlotte’s leaders in lacrosse instruction, Team 24/7 Lacrosse and Queen City Stars, have teamed up to create an introductory summer camp for kids in Kindergarten through 4th grade. (Cost includes T-shirt and a child’s lacrosse stick.)
  • Mad Science | Creature Feature

    Staff at Mad Science
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    4 year olds - rising Kindergarteners
    Price: $195
    At Creature Feature Camp, preschoolers will become wildlife experts as they learn all about their favorite furry, feathery, slimy and scaly friends! We will have fun with songs, games and crafts as we go on bird watching expeditions and become Frog Prince-Princesses as we study our freshwater friends, then transform into brave explorers as we dive into the world of sharks. It’s going to be WILD!
  • Mad Science | Roaring' Rockets

    Staff at Mad Science
    1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
    Rising 2nd - 6th graders
    Price: $195
    3, 2, 1….BLAST OFF into an exciting week of flight at Roarin’ Rockets. Aspiring rocket scientists will master the dynamics of flight as they build multiple rocket designs and participate in a variety of different launches! From air and water powered rockets to solid fuel engines, it’s going to be a week of high flying fun!

Week 9 | July 24 - 28

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  • Bricks 4 Kidz | Fun at the Farm

    Staff at Bricks 4 Kidz
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    3 - 5 year olds
    Price: $195
    Campers will feel like farmers as they learn about animals that are found on farms. Through hands-on learning with LEGO Duplo’s, songs, games, shape and color identification, number and pattern recognition, children will learn how each animal plays an important role on the farm!
     
  • Engineering for Kids | Electronic Game Design: Alien Invasion

    Staff at Engineering for Kids
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Rising 3rd - 6th graders
    Price: $270
     
    Video games are everywhere and in almost every form you can imagine. In the Electronic Game Design: Alien Invasion class, we will create our own version of an invader defense game where we will defend against an invasion. We will use the Engineering Design Process to create a storyboard to outline the rules of play and characters for our game. Then, we will use Clickteam Fusion 2.5 to bring our storyboard to life. At the end of the class, everyone takes home a working Windows compatible game. 


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  • Model Building

    Davidson Day Staff – Mr. Pat Harder
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Rising 2nd - 7th graders
    Price: $225
    A favorite pastime of all kids is building model airplanes, cars and trains. This camp will help students learn to follow printed and visual directions while working safely with model glue and intricate pieces. Campers will get to build two models during the week, which they get to keep. Hopefully, they will develop a life-long hobby.


  • Mad Science | Super Duper Science Sampler

    Staff at Mad Science
    1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
    Rising 1st - 6th graders
    Price: $195
    Explore some of the coolest branches of science on your way to becoming a certified Mad Scientist! Become a brilliant biologist as you study birds and beasts, and then construct pasta skyscrapers and bridges as a Jr. Architect. Experiment with astroblasters in the Science of Sports and challenge yourself with our “egg”cellent helmet building challenge! This camp is so great, it’s SUPER DUPER!

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