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Christ Episcopal School
A co-ed independent Episcopal School serving students in preschool - grade 8 in historic Rockville, MD

CESummer!

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301-424-6550

CESummer! is based on the campus of Christ Episcopal School, a preschool 2’s - grade 8 school in historic Rockville. Located minutes from I-270 and Rte. 200, the CES campus is the perfect backdrop and launching point for your summer adventures.

 

Little Cardinal Education Camp Cardinal Weekly Camps Specialty Camps

Ages 2.5 - 5

June 11 - August 17
9:00 am  - 1:00pm 
Care available 8:00am - 4:30pm

 These separate, exciting, self contained programs are housed in our Preschool building.  Each week has different themes, sharing both curiosity and creativity.  Little Cardinal Education will be led by CES teachers.

Ages 6 - 10

June 11 - August 17
9:00am - 1:00pm
Care available 8:00am - 4:30pm

Hosted in our Lower School building, this weekly camp is designed to address the specific needs of children based on age and individual pace of development.  Campers enjoy a fun filled, all day program tailored to their interests. Weekly Camps will be led by CES teachers, coaches, and graduate students. 

Ages 4 - 13

Various weekly options available.  For details, see below.

Specialty camps give children an opportunity to focus on one specific area of interest.  These camps are led by professional instructors, giving way for a great opportunity to learn from the best.


Little Cardinal Education, 2018

a preschool program for children ages 2.5 - 5

June 11 - August 17, 2018
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

(Care available 8:00 am - 4:30 pm)

Our 10-week inquiry-based preschool program is perfect for your inquisitive child and combines developmentally appropriate activities with team building and FUN!

LITTLE CARDINAL TAKES PLACE IN THE PRESCHOOL HOUSE ON THE CHRIST EPISCOPAL SCHOOL CAMPUS. 

Please sign in your child in the dining room of the Church building. Then walk your child to the Preschool House.

  Your child's lifetime love of learning begins here!

 

Our weekly themes will inspire curiosity and creativity in your child.  Experienced Early Childhood professionals and college students will engage children in a variety of multisensory experiences in a safe and loving environment.  Additional support is provided by volunteers to ensure that children get plenty of individualized attention.  All staff and volunteers undergo criminal background checks.  

 WEEKLY THEMES WILL CAPTURE YOUR CHILD'S IMAGINATION

 Week 1 & 2 Dates: June 11- June 22 Theme: Exploring the World of Eric Carle Books

Description: With over 50 books in print, Eric Carle is easily one of the all-time favorite authors of children, parents and teachers alike.  During these two weeks, we will explore a number of his stories and create a group story of our own.   With all of the colorful illustrations in his works, the art possibilities are endless!

Week 3 & 4 Dates: June 25 - July 6 Theme: Under the Sea and At the Beach

Description:  There is so much to explore in the ocean and at the beach! Does your child like colorful fish? Dolphins? Mermaids?  And everyone LOVES the beach!  Fun in the sun, cooling off with a “splash”, and even building sand castles will be part of the many adventures we have this session! 


Week 5 & 6 Dates: July 9 - July 20 Theme: We're Going on a Bear Hunt!

 

Description:  When you really hunt for bears, they are everywhere! Corduroy, One Ted Falls Out of Bed, Hamish, and Goldilocks and the Three Bears are just a few of the treasures we will explore. This session would not be complete without our own Teddy Bear Picnic on July 20! Invitations will be extended to families to attend our big finale.

 

Week 7 & 8 Dates: July 23 - August 3 Theme - Cooking Up Science

 

Description:  Children love conducting experiments and also enjoy cooking. This will give them a chance to do both! We will make slime, prepare some snacks, and even create our own special cookbook, preschool style!

 

Week 9 &10 Dates: August 6- August 17 Theme - Fairytales and Other Stories

 

Description: There are so many wonderful fairytales that we all grew up with--The Three Little Pigs, The Gingerbread Man, The Ugly Duckling and so many more!! In addition to reading these tales, there are so many great things to talk about and even to act out on stage! This week will end with a small performance for families of our favorite fairy tale on the last day of camp!

 

LITTLE CARDINAL PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

NEW THEMES BI-WEEKLY: To keep things “fresh” for returning campers, we change our theme every other week. During each week, we offer play-based, developmentally appropriate activities addressing multiple learning domains.

WATER PLAY: We incorporate water play into our daily program, weather permitting. This may include an outdoor sprinkler, playing with toys in our water tables, or sand and water play. Send your child in a swim suit, water shoes (or socks) and sun screen daily.

SNACK: CESummer provides a morning snack.

LUNCH: Campers are expected to bring their own lunch. Refrigeration or heating of food is not provided. We are a nut-aware camp. Please do not pack foods containing nuts.

WATER BOTTLE: Every child should send a water bottle daily. It should be clearly labeled with your child’s name.

COST PER WEEK:

CES Students (9:00am - 1:00pm): $225     Non-CES Students (9:00am - 1:00pm): $245

Early Bird (8:00am - 9:00am): $50      Rest Time and Snack (1:00pm -3:00pm): $100

Aftercare (3:00 - 4:30 pm):  $100

Week 4 is prorated.

For more information please call Christ Episcopal School at 301-424-6550 or email CESummer@CESrockville.org


Camp Cardinal Weekly Camps
for campers ages 6 - 10

June 11 - August 17, 2018
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

(Care available 8:00 am - 4:30 pm)

 ~ Led by CES teachers and trusted professional instructors ~

CAMP CARDINAL TAKES PLACE IN THE CHURCH BUILDING ON THE CHRIST EPISCOPAL SCHOOL CAMPUS

Week 1: June 11-15

Outdoor Explorers

Most kids love an adventure, and what's better than exploring the great outdoors? Children will learn important outdoor skillsthey can use the rest of their lives, all while they're having fun in the great outdoors. A scavenger hunt, native wildlife, and supporting our environment will be featured this week.
Week 6: July 16-20

Game Show Mania!

Based on popular game shows, we will have a blast playing Win, Lose Or Draw, Scattegories, Family Feud, Nickolodean´┐Żs Double Dare, and Minute-to-Win-It. Who knows...we might even make up our very own game show!
Week 2: June 18-22

Edible Creations

Campers will create delicious, fun, and healthy foods to share with their friends and family! A field trip to a local grocery store will empower these budding chefs to appreciate what goes into food preparation and menu planning. Together, they will plan and prepare a lunch for themselves to enjoy on Friday! Cookbooks will also go home with your child. (An additional supply fee of $10 will be required.)
Week 7: July 23-27

Magic and Wizardry

Magic tricks are an endless source of fascination for many children, so learning how to perform some tricks can be terrific entertainment. Some tricks can actually help children improve their manual dexterity, while others simply help kids step outside of their comfort zone and learn that performing can be fun. Campers will organize a magic show to put on for our Little Cardinals, and parents will be invited to attend.
Week 3: June 25 - 29

Sports and Games from Around the World

Every child loves a good game, and there are so many to be explored! Have you ever played Ounch Neech (Pakistan) or Go-Go-Im (Israel)? They will pair up with friends to invent their own game. Your camper will learn a variety of games to share with friends at home, and leave with a resource collection of the games they learned.
Week 8: July 30- Aug 3

Super Sleuths

Are you a great detective?  Do you enjoy solving a good mystery?  This week is filled with lots of fun clues to follow to solve some important secrets!  Get your "spy" on and join us to discover a world of mystery and intrigue!
Week 4: July 2 - 6

Tropical Paradise

(4-Day week, prorated)
Everyone loves the beach, so why not recreate the experience right at home, in Tropical Paradise! Campers will do activities that reflect a trip to the beach. They will love pretending they are riding the waves, swimming with fish and building sandcastles. They will create their own group ocean mural. Come be a "beach bum" alongside your friends and counselors!
Week 9: August 6 - 10

Lights, Camera, Action!

Now is your chance to be a superstar! Write and direct your own play with your friends. Everyone will choose a favorite character from a book that we will use for the basis of our script. We will send out invitations to our Little Cardinal friends and family to enjoy the show on Friday.
Week 5: July 9 - 13

Full STEAM Ahead!

We have a creative week for all of you problem-solving campers! Incorporate your imagination with real-world applications, challenging you to question, explore and create using science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). Each day, children will be "thinking outside the box" and working in teams to solve problems. Our very own Ms. Bialecki (CES teacher and mom) will be taking you on an adventure "Full STEAM Ahead!"
Week 10: August 13-17

Carnival!

Everyone loves a good old-fashioned Carnival! Campers will plan and create their own carnival games and foods to share with our Little Cardinals for our final camp week! Parents are welcome to attend the final event of CESummer on Friday!!

 

CAMP CARDINAL HIGHLIGHTS

 

Camp Cardinal (Ages 6-10) prides itself on our small group size, allowing for plenty of individual attention and self-expression of campers who return year after year. Through a variety of interactive experiences, your child will have the opportunity to develop self-discipline, a strong sense of self, and leadership skills. In addition, they will have fun and make friends that last a life-time!

SWIMMING: Campers will go to Woodley Gardens pool on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays after lunch (weather permitting) and will return shortly before 3:00 p.m. Please be sure to send a towel and sunscreen.

THEME EXTENSION ACTIVITIES: On Tuesdays and Thursdays, campers will spend the time after lunch doing an extension of the activities from the morning. On occasion, we do a water slide.

FIELD TRIPS: Field trips are planned according to the theme of the week. Some are within walking distance, and some may require a CES bus or Metro ride. Information on any trips will be given to parents in advance of the trip.

SELF-EXPRESSION ACTIVITIES: During each of our weekly themes, campers have the opportunity to express themselves through art, drama, and problem-solving. Activities challenge children to develop self-esteem in a supportive, caring atmosphere emphasizing cooperation and team-building.

SNACK: CESummer provides a morning snack.

LUNCH: Campers are expected to bring their own lunch. Refrigeration or heating of food is not provided. We are a nut-aware camp. Please do not pack foods containing nuts.

WATER BOTTLE: Every child should send a water bottle daily. It should be clearly labeled with your child’s name.

 

COST PER WEEK:

CES Students (9:00am - 1:00pm): $200      Non-CES Students (9:00am - 1:00pm): $210

Early Bird (8:00 am - 9:00 am): $50

Theme extension activities & games (1:00 - 3:00 pm): $100

After care (3:00 - 4:30 pm): $100 

For more information please call Christ Episcopal School at 301-424-6550 or email CESummer@CESrockville.org


Specialty Camps 2018

Virtual Reality Game Design with Unity Camp

Sponsored by C3 Cyber Club

Ages: Rising 4th-8th graders

June 26 – 30 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

(Care available from 8:00 - 4:30 pm for additional fees--see Camp Cardinal)

$250 one week session

Description: Virtual Reality is a rapidly growing technology.  In this class, students will learn how to create their very own 3D environments and design a VR game using Unity and the Samsung Gear VR. Children will utilize various concepts, such as scenes, assets, triggers, and scripting, in order to create a functioning game. Students learn to compile their work and experience it through their VR headset. Does your child aspire to become a VR Game Designer? Sign up for this camp today!

 

String Orchestra Camp 

Sponsored by Christ Episcopal School

Ages: Rising 5th-9th graders

July 9 - 13 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

(Care available from 8:00 - 4:30 pm for additional fees--see Camp Cardinal)

$250 one week session

Description: Students will spend a week in intensive rehearsals and sectionals.  Lessons will include techniques such as vibrato, improvisation, and conducting.  Students will break into sectionals to focus on instrument specific skills. The orchestra will prepare pieces for a final performance on Friday, July 14th. Parents are invited and encouraged to attend the performance. Students must have a t least 1 year of experience on their instrument, and must be able to read notes. Should you have questions or want to know if your student’s playing level is appropriate for this camp, please contact our orchestra director, Allison Barnes at abarnes@cesrockville.org


Headed To Broadway! Camp

Sponsored by Christ Episcopal School

Ages: Rising 6th-9th graders

July 16 – 23, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

(Care available from 8:00 - 4:30 pm for additional fees--see Camp Cardinal)

$275 for one week session

Come sing, dance, and act your hearts out performing scenes and songs from some of your favorite shows! Students will be learning what it means to be a Broadway star, culminating in their very own theatrical showcase at the end of the week. This camp is meant both for students already bitten by the theatre bug and those just wanting to try something new!  This program is being offered for the first time by former CES teacher, Aaron Dunn (husband of current CES teacher, Jenni Dunn).

 

Fashion Designer Camp

Sponsored by YMM Art

Ages: 8-14

July 30 – August 3, 9:00 a.m. – noon

(Care available from 8:00 - 4:30 pm for additional fees--see Camp Cardinal)

$225 one week session

Description:  Students will learn about the basics of design including clothes design, color, style combination, collection, and overall shape. Students will work with different fabrics, thread and needle to sew handmade combination clothes. Students will complete a wearable piece and organize a fashion show displaying their pieces.  There will be a Fashion show on August 3rd. Parents are invited to come in 30 min before the end of the class to participate on the art show.

 

Advanced Drawing and Painting Camp

Sponsored by YMM Art

Ages: 8-14

August 6 - 10, 9:00 a.m. – noon

(Care available from 8:00 - 4:30 pm for additional fees--see Camp Cardinal)

$225 one week session

Description:  Students will experiment with multiple mediums and build confidence in creating meaningful, complete artworks. They will learn and explore famous artist and art movements in Art History and apply it on their own art pieces.  There will be an art show on July 27th exhibiting all the students’ artwork. Parents are invited to come in 30 min before the end of the class to participate on the art show.

 

Comics and Animation Camp

Sponsored by YMM Art

Ages: 8-14

August 13 - 17, 9:00 a.m. – noon

(Care available from 8:00 - 4:30 pm for additional fees--see Camp Cardinal)

$225 one week session

Description: Students will learn to develop stories, characters and the fundamental elements of comics and animation. The emphasis is on storying telling in comics – from writing a script, to drawing single panel and three panel comics, and finally developing a comics book.  There will be an art show on July 20th exhibiting all the students’ artwork. Parents are invited to come in 30 min before the end of the class to participate on  the art show.


 


Application Process and Deposit

Camper registration is now open. Please note our application submission is online.  Once we receive your online registration and non-refundable deposit of $100, you will receive the welcome packet with additional details of the camp and the required paperwork to complete.  This will be sent to the email address provided on your registration form.  We are SO HAPPY to have you at camp!!