A summer camp experience should be fun and exciting! Our mission is to create a child-centered environment where children feel confident to participate, discover, and grow.
Ours is a theme-based camp where children ages 3-7 can explore a new topic each week. Art, music, dance, science, history, and athletics are all incorporated into these weekly themes June 19-July 28.Visit Summer Camp Registration Page
2017 Summer Camp Weekly Themes
Fun With Fossils
Week 1: June 19 – June 23
Calling all Paleontologists! Come explore bones and fossils. Learn how to take clues and complete puzzles from the past! Learn about animals, big and small, that lived in the past. Special visitors round out the week.
Week 2: June 26 – June 30
Scientists, get your tools ready to build and construct. Learning how machines work is only part of the fun! Wondering how you can make a machine with spaghetti? Come find out by putting your creative mind and engineering abilities to work.
The Science of Sound
Week 3: July 3 – July 7 (No camp on July 4)
Did you know that when you sing a song you are using science? This week we will study the physics of sound. Projects will include topics like vibrations, volume, barriers, and basic sound travel. Come blend the science of sound and music!
Week 4: July 10 – July 14
Gear up and learn coding needed to create mini robots. This week at GHS Camp, we will build amazing robots and learn how to make them move. Activities will be age-appropriate utilizing Weebots to teach the building blocks of robotics.
Young Adventurers in the Woods
Week 5: July 17 – July 21
Nature has so much to offer. Come learn about trees, plants, earth, and water. Get ready to identify trees, learn their ages, collect soil samples, and explore water movement and erosion. We will also collect bugs native to our campus. Building a small bridge of sticks will call upon all critical thinkers and engineers.
Color and Texture-Art You Can Feel
Week 6: July 24 – July 28
This week campers will learn about colors, construct many interesting 2-D and 3-D textured art projects and utilize many materials to complete projects. Texture is one of the seven important elements of art. Come learn why colors and textures are really stimulating to your senses!Visit Summer Camp Registration Page
GHS Summer Camp Information
Green Hedges faculty lead our summer camp program. Staff training includes camp safety, activity planning, CPR, First Aid, and more, making your child’s experience both safe and fun. We offer low camper to counselor ratios in order to provide an optimal experience.
The summer camp program provides both indoor and outdoor activities that utilize the outdoor classroom, playground, picnic grove, and academic building. Communication is important! A newsletter is be sent electronically each Friday to give parents a lense into their child’s week at camp.
Snack & Lunch
All campers should bring a water bottle and a morning snack with drink. In addition to snack, Full day campers will need to bring their own lunch with a drink each day. Any allergy information and food restrictions will be addressed in detail after the registration process is complete.
Children 5 & Under
Campers aged 5 and under attending full day camp are required by the Virginia Department of Social Services to have rest time. Rest time will be right after lunch from 1:00-1:30 pm. Green Hedges will supply cots/mats. Parents provide a small bag containing a blanket, pillow, and soft item to hold. Some children will choose to sleep during this time and others will just rest and relax.
All children attending the summer program are required to be potty trained and be able to use the bathroom facilities independently.
Morning Care & Extended Day
Fee based Morning Care, which provides before- camp supervision is available on a contract basis from 8:00-9:00 am daily. Extended Day, which provides after-camp supervision is also available on a contract basis from 3:00 – 4:00 pm daily. This additional time will be spent playing games, making crafts, and having fun outdoors. You may enroll in the extended care program per week or select days at an a-la-carte rate upon availability.
We embrace the idea of reducing our carbon footprint. Please help minimize the use of paper by completing the online registration. We also encourage you to pack snacks and lunches in reusable containers and bags to lessen the amount of trash collected during the camp day. Weekly camp communications will be provided electronically to add to our green initiatives.Visit Summer Camp Registration Page