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

CESummer!

 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.

 

Registration is now open - click here to register

 

Little Cardinal Education Camp Cardinal Weekly Camps Specialty Camps

Ages 2.5 - 5

June 12 - August 18
9:00 am  - 1:00pm daily
Care available 8:00am - 3:00pm

 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 12 - August 18
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
a preschool program for children ages 2.5 - 5

June 12 - August 18
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Care available 8:00 am - 3:00 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. Your child will be escorted by the CESummer staff to the Preschool House.

  Your child's lifetime love of learning begins here!

Programs at Little Cardinal follow our School Readiness Pathway, designed to address the specific needs of children based on age and individual pace of development. These separate, exciting, self-contained programs, housed in our own Preschool building, share both curiosity and creativity in an extremely safe environment. Experienced Early Childhood professionals and college students create a summer experience no camper can forget.  A state certified Health Technician is on campus every day.

 Weekly themes will capture your child’s imagination!

 Week 1 & 2 Dates: June 12- 23 Theme: Down on the Farm

Description: During these weeks, campers will learn about life on a farm. They will sing songs, read stories, and do art activities based on farms and farm animals. They will also learn how to grow and take care of plants by planting their own seeds to bring home. Campers have the option to be enrolled in one week or two.

 

Week 3 & 4 Dates: June 26 - July 7 (Week 4 is prorated due to Holiday) Theme - Red, White and Beach Week

Description: Dive into the 4th of July with water, sand, sun and fun! The week(s) will be full of fun art activities related to Independence Day and the beach. Each day will feature crafts, food and fun from different regions of the United States as we prepare to celebrate Independence Day.  Campers have the option to be enrolled in one week or two.

 

 

 

Week 5 & 6 Dates: July 10 - July 21 Theme - Safari

 

Description: Our little cardinals will learn about the jungle this week. Campers will do different activities such as making paper plate masks and spotted frogs, creating and decorating their own headbands, and participating in an animal walk; they will prowl like a panther, hop like a frog, and swing like a monkey! All games and art projects will be based on our theme. If your child loves animals, then this is the right camp for them. Campers have the option to be enrolled in one week or two.

 

 

 

Week 7 & 8 Dates: July 24 - Aug. 4 Theme - Pirates and Princesses

 

Description: Back by popular demand, “Pirates and Princesses.” Campers will read all about princesses and pirates, and then make costumes and use their imaginations to play. Our princesses and pirates will follow a treasure map through the campus and go on a scavenger hunt, and they will do art projects like creating a castle and a pirate ship.  Campers have the option to be enrolled in one week or two.

 

 

 

Week 9 &10 Dates: Aug 7 - Aug 18 Theme - Music and Movement

 

Description: During Music and Movement week, we will spend the time singing and dancing! Campers will make instruments, learn new songs, and participate in folk dancing. We will also spend time outside for movement activities such as parachute and scarf games. Campers have the option to be enrolled in one week or two.


 

Cardinal Showcase

Cardinals fours and fives perform in a song and dance show during the Cardinal Showcase. The event will be held on Fridays of each week beginning with a musical extravaganza. All the groups join together in this event to exhibit the talents and skills that they learned during the week. The showcase will be from 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm each Friday.

Wacky Wednesday Dress Up!

Each Wednesday will be Wacky Wednesday. Cardinals and teachers can dress up in all the wacky ways they can.

Water days

The Little Cardinals hold a Water Day on campus every Thursday. Little Cardinals are required to bring a towel and swim suit.  CESummer leaders recommend that parents put the swim suit and sunscreen on their children at home. Cardinals enjoy sprinklers and a variety of water toys. Parents will be informed through email if the Water Day is cancelled due to the weather.

 

Cost per week:

CES Students (9:00am - 1:00pm): $215     Non-CES Students (9:00am - 1:00pm): $235

Early Bird (8:00am - 9:00am): $50      After Care (1:00pm -3:00pm): $100
Week 4 is prorated

Register online todayClick here

   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 12 - August 18
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 12 - 16               
Aloha to Summer
 Our friends will take a trip to Hawaii this week. They will be greeted with a lei and start the day with the hula dance! They will participate in making crafts, listening to music, and eating foods that capture the fun and lively luau spirit.
Week 6: July 17 - 21
Sports
  This week, the young athletes will participate in multiple indoor and outdoor sports. Campers will be introduced to a variety of new games from different cultures, and they will learn a new sport each day. This is a great opportunity for your child/children to improve their skills and learn how to play as a group.
 Week 2: June 19 - 23
Silly Science
 This week, our counselors will offer unique, hands-on-learning science experiences to learn how science relates to the world around them. Campers will do fun, cool and easy science experiments that will introduce them to the basic concepts of science in an educational and entertaining environment.
Week 7: July 24 -28
Kid Cooks: best of Summer Recipes
  Your cookbook will be bursting with delicious recipes straight from the CESummer Camp kitchen. Make the yummiest dishes of the summer, learn new recipes, and prepare food from different cultures. Campers will do the preparation work, measure, scoop, cook... and eat!
Week 3: June 26 - 30
Kid Cooks: Bakery Basics
  This week, campers will bake scrumptious, healthy, and sometimes silly creations while whipping up a mastery of kitchen basics. Nothing is more fun than creating and eating some favorite summer recipes.
Week 8: July 31- Aug 4
Builder's Choice
 The sky's the limit as campers construct everything from bridges to edible towers. Campers will tackle a new challenge each day and build their way to fun! They will create their own vehicles with boxes and duct tape, make igloos with sugar cubes, and make cars with bananas and strawberries.
Week 4: July 3 - 7    
Red, White & Beach Week
(4-Day week, prorated)
  Let’s celebrate 4th of July with our favorite outdoor and indoor games. Outdoor games will include some of the campers’ favorites. If your child loves to play outside and enjoys water, sun and sand, this is the perfect week for them! A variety of age appropriate art activities will be planned each day.

Week 9: Aug 7 - 11
Fabric Frenzy
 Become a mini fashion stylist! Design and make clothes for yourself, your dolls or your favorite pets. Give a new look to your dolls or favorite stuffed animals by creating accessories and hairstyles. We will use kid-friendly scissors, ribbons, duct tape, felt, beads and glue.
Week 5: July 10 - 14
Mud Cafe
  Mud is where the magic happens, so let’s mix, measure, scoop and squish together! Campers will explore the garden's creepy crawlers, plant seeds, and make small stepping stones with clay. Campers will also learn facts about recycling and pollution, and have an art contest called “Recycled” in which students recycle old materials into new creations.

Week 10:Aug 14 - 18

 Best of the Best

 

Come celebrate the joys of summer camp! Campers will vote for their favorite weekly themes and then participate in activities, crafts and games that are the best of the best themes. Each day will be different and may include activities such as cooking, hiking, storytelling, skits, talent shows, writing and field trips.

 

Swimming

 Each Monday, Wednesday and Friday is swimming day at camp. Campers will go to Woodley Gardens pool to swim. Campers will leave for the pool at 1:00pm and will return at 2:45pm. Campers can either wear their swim suits fromhome or change at camp.

Arts and Crafts

Activities differ each week. Morning activities may include the following:
Card Making, Cartooning, Crafts using new and recycled materials, Drawing, Jewelry making, Painting, Paper and book making

Fun and Games

A wide variety of board games, Chess, Puzzles, Reading for Fun, Writing workshop

Field trips

Field trips are planned according to the themes of the week. Information about the field trip is given to the parents two weeks prior to the field trip.

Cardinal Showcase (Ages 6-10)

 During the Cardinal Showcase, CESummer Campers (Ages 6 -10) share their talents and exhibit art work and skills learned during the week. The showcase is 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm each Friday. Cardinal fours and fives also perform in a song and dance show during theCardinal Showcase. Parents are welcome to attend Cardinal Showcases.

Lunch

CESummer provides snack.The campers bring their own lunch. 

CESummer T- shirts

Each Camper will receive a complimentary T-shirt. Additional shirts are available for purchase. Extra T-shirts:  $10

Cost per week:
CES Students (9:00am - 1:00pm): $180     Non-CES Students (9:00am - 1:00pm): $190
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

Register online today - Click here

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


Specialty Camps

 

Musical Theatre Kids

Sponsored by Ballet Petite

A half day camp for ages 8-10

June 26-30     9:00 am- 12:00 pm

$240 one week session

Description: Discover the exciting world of musical theater with Ballet Petite’s Broadway Kids! Perfect for those who love to sing and dance, this class will combine elements of song and acting with high energy Broadway-based dance. Students will develop their skills of imagination, expression, and performing in front of others as they bring stories such as ‘The Lion King’ and ‘The Sound of Music’ to life. A new story will be presented every day. A performance will be organized using handmade costumes and props.

A minimum number of 5 campers is required to run this camp. For more information please call Christ Episcopal School at 301-424-6550 or email CESummer@CESrockville.org

For more information about Ballet Petite programs: www.balletpetite.com

Register online today - Click here

 

Animation Flix

Sponsored by IncrediFlix

A half day camp for ages 7 -13

July 10 – 14     9:00 am - 12:00 pm

$240 one week session

Students will create up to 5 stop-motion animated flix! Campers will expand their imagination and creativity using hands-on activities.  Each day students will use a new style of stop-motion, making this camp versatile for everyone to enjoy. It's the ultimate arts and crafts camp where campers create, direct and film their movies in age-appropriate groups. 

A minimum number of 6 campers is required to run this camp. For more information please call Christ Episcopal School at 301-424-6550 or email CESummer@CESrockville.org

 For more information about IncrediFlix programs, visit: www.incrediflix.com

 

String Orchestra Camp

Sponsored by Christ Episcopal School

A half day camp for rising 5th-8th graders with at least one year of experience on their instrument

July 10 - 14     9:00 am - 12:00 pm

$240 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

A minimum number of 5 campers is required to run this camp. For more information please call Christ Episcopal School at 301-424-6550 or email CESummer@CESrockville.org

 

Game Design & Production

 Sponsored by C3 Cyber Club

 A half day camps for ages 6 - 9 years

July 17 - 21     9:00 am - 12:00 pm

$240 one week session

This special class is specifically designed for younger children to cultivate their interest in game design, multimedia art, engineering, programming and more. Your child will get the opportunity to see how professional games are made. In this exciting class, campers will use basic 3D geometry to create their very own video game level by creating puzzles and challenges using jump pads, elevators, lava and more! They will use mathematics, creativity, and basic problem solving skills while acquiring computer skills along the way.  If you are looking for a way to introduce your child to the wonderful world of video game design, then this is a great place to start!

A minimum number of 5 campers is required to run this camp. For more information please call Christ Episcopal School at 301-424-6550 or email CESummer@CESrockville.org

 

LEGO Flix

 Sponsored by IncrediFlix

 A half day camp for ages 7 – 13

July 24 - 28     9:00 am - 12:00 pm

$240 one week session

If your child loves Legos, wants to create incredible Lego worlds, and put them to life in Lego stop-motion, then this is the camp for your child! This camp is focused on expanding imagination and creativity using hands-on activities. Kids will brainstorm story structure and storyboarding, and then create a Lego set with Lego characters for a movie. They will then storyboard, write, shoot, and voice-over the movie in age-appropriate groups. We provide the Legos, your child brings their imagination!

A minimum number of 6 campers is required to run this camp. For more information please call Christ Episcopal School at 301-424-6550 or email CESummer@CESrockville.org

 For more information about IncrediFlix programs, visit: www.incrediflix.com

 

Kindergarten Bootcamp

 Sponsored by Christ Episcopal School

 A half day camp for rising Kindergarteners

Session 1     July 31 - August 4      9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Session 2     August 7 - 11      9:00 am - 12:00 pm

$240 one week session

Is your child ready for Kindergarten?  Do you want them to start the school year strong and hit the ground running? This 3 hour camp session brings Maryland State certified teachers will review the basic kindergarten readiness objectives to help prepare your children for the upcoming year. Students will review foundational skills needed for reading, writing and math. Students will be assessed and instructed at their reading level. Phonics and sight words will be practiced daily, and basic math skills and number recognition will be our focus in the afternoon. Curriculum and lesson plans will be designed by former MCPS Kindergarten teachers leading this camp.

A minimum of 5 campers is required to run this camp. For more information please call Christ Episcopal School at 301-424-6550 or email CESummer@CESrockville.org

Sample Schedule

9:00 -9:20am - Whole Group Reading

9:20 -10:00am - Literacy Centers (small group reading)

10:00 -10:15am - Snack

10:15 -11:00am - Writer’s Workshop

11:00 -11:15am - Movement Break

11:15 -11:45am - Math

11:45am - 12:00pm - Circle Time and Dismissal

 

 

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, we will send you a CESummer contract. The contract will be sent to you via Docusign at the email address provided on your online registration form. Once you sign the contract , you will receive the welcome packet with additional details of the camp.