Summer Day Camp
Registrations opens Monday, January 7, 2019!
From games and swimming to science and field trips, camp-outs, special events and more, our summers are busy, exciting, and fun!
- Ages: 4 years old to entering 7th grade
- Dates: June 24th - August 2nd, 2019
- Monday through Friday, 9:00a.m. - 3:15p.m.
- Campers may attend any combination of weeks.
- Campers are grouped according to grade just completed; groups are based on enrollment.
- Camper-to-staff ratio: 3.5 / 1
- We provide two snacks and a full lunch daily. We are a peanut-free camp.
- After-care is available daily.
ABOUT OUR CAMP
At Solebury School Day Camp, we keep our campers busy with a variety of activities that build their confidence, help them learn and grow and keep them smiling! Our staff loves spending the summer with children, and we are dedicated to making each day a time to remember and cherish. Our small size offers children the attention we feel they need, and our flexibility and extra services benefit today's parents.
Watch us in action to see how we spend our days...
Our seven groups of campers are divided by age with a target group of 15-20 campers per group. We have created a camper to staff ratio of 3.5 to 1 to ensure that your child will be in a place where he/she is known, understood and safe.
Campers participate in various activities each day on our beautiful, 90-acre campus.
Swimming: Campers will swim at least once daily in Solebury's solar-heated outdoor pool. Like everything else at Solebury, this activity is a combination of instruction (from basic swimming to junior lifesaving) and play (free swim, pool games, and diving). Our lifeguard-certified swim teacher Britta Milks, who has been with our camp since the 1990s and has been described as being able to "teach a stone to swim," staffs two additional certified lifeguards.
Sports: We believe children should be allowed to be children and that sports should be fun! Some instruction in soccer, tennis, and basketball will be combined with games new and old.
Art: We let kids' imaginations run wild! Campers learn to draw, paint, sculpt — but mainly, they learn to have fun with art!
Disco: This new activity, which stands for Discovering Cooperatively, will have campers working together and learning how to problem-solve as a team. A variety of challenges — building with K'NEX, writing a skit, making a group poster, completing a service project, playing improv games, etc — will not only be fun but will develop teamwork skills that will last a lifetime.
Science: A summer's worth of fun and engaging projects and experiments will open campers' eyes to the world around them with our hands-on activities.
Option: Campers in Groups 3-7 will be able to choose what to participate in each week. Offerings will include theater, sports and other activities.
Special Events for Summer 2019
Because we have campers who only spend a portion of their summer with us, we host an event/theme each week so that each week is special!
From day trips (for older campers) to water experiments to a talent show to our annual campout (for older campers), some of the special events are Solebury School Day Camp traditions, others will be new to our veteran campers.
Week of June 24th: Trips
- Groups 1-3 will see a dynamic science show on campus by the Franklin Institute
- Groups 4-5 will visit SkyZone in Chalfont, PA
- Groups 6-7 will see an evening Trenton Thunder baseball game
Week of July 1st: Carnival
Games, food, prizes, balloon animals, and face painting!
Week of July 8th: Wet & Wacky Week
Water balloon fights, special pool games, and sprinklers everywhere make this one of campers' favorite weeks!
Week of July 15th: Talent Show
This event is one of the highlights of the summer. Those who wish can showcase their talents for the rest of the camp and their parents.
Week of July 22nd: Annual Campout
On Friday night, campers in Groups 4-7 can stay at camp all day and through the night. Dinner, games, movies, campfires, s'mores, and more make for a memorable evening. Camp at its very best!
Week of July 29th: Spirit Week
A variety of special days culminating with our 2-day, all-camp Olympics. We'll end the season with a special gathering of campers and parents where we honor our oldest campers, watch a camp video, and say our goodbyes.
Our staff includes teachers, counselors, and a camp nurse. The staff is handpicked by Camp Director Scott Eckstein, who has worked at Solebury School for more than two decades and has been the Director of the Day Camp since 1997. He selects counselors who share his love of children and who are dedicated to providing them with a fun and educational summer. He is certified in first aid and CPR, as well as some of his staff.
Extra Services for Today's Busy Families
To make our parents' summers as enjoyable and stress-free as your children's...
Food is included. We provide the campers with a hot and cold lunch (several choices) and two snacks every day. We are a peanut-free camp . We offer a range of options for children including vegetarian and non-vegetarian entrees, an extensive salad and sandwich bar, sunflower butter and jelly sandwiches (the campers who like PB&J love it), and a variety of fresh fruit.
Aftercare is an option. We offer afternoon care until 5:30 p.m. for an additional $25 per day or $100 per child per week. You can pay for this service up front if you know how often you will be using it, or you may use it on an as-needed basis and pay throughout the summer.
A Flexible Enrollment Policy
We allow families to enroll from just one week through six weeks of camp. We have a core group of campers (80 or so) who are here for all six weeks, and we have lots of families who include us as a portion of their summer plans.
Costs for Summer 2019
Cost per week, per child: $510 ($435 for the week of July 4th)
$25 per day per camper, or $100 per week
Discounts for multiple week enrollment:
4 and 5 weeks: $225 off of the total
6 weeks: $400 off of the total
Discounts for multiple campers per family:
1 week: $10 per additional camper
2 weeks: $20 per additional camper
3 weeks: $30 per additional camper
4 weeks: $40 per additional camper
5 weeks: $60 per additional camper
6 weeks: $75 per additional camper
We have made great efforts to keep the cost of our camp reasonable and to provide as much as we can for the money you pay. The registration fee includes all activities and trips, insurance, materials, lunch and snacks, and a T-shirt for each child.
We're delighted to answer any questions you may have. Please email Scott Eckstein, Solebury School Day Camp Director, or call him at 215.862.5261.