Day Camp

(For children ages 4-10) includes a variety of land and water
activities in a group setting.

The Day Camp
Summer Adventure

Diverse Day Camp Programs

Summer adventures begin at an early age at the North Shore Country Day School. For 70 years, the Day Camp has provided enriching experiences.

The Day Camp’s diverse programs allow for all campers to try new activities in a setting where individual growth is fostered by a caring staff. The goal is to actively involve all campers while offering encouragement and support as they tackle new endeavors.

Dates & Times

June 15 – August 7. You may choose the weeks you wish to attend. The weeks do not have to be consecutive. There is a minimum four-week signup.

Day Camp Times (Monday through Friday):
Morning: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
All Day: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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Rates and Dates

Help your child make lasting memories and skills at our Summer Day Camp program.

2020 Day Camp Fees
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June 15 – August 7 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks
Mornings 9:00 am – 12:00 pm $1900 $2325 $2750 $3175 $3600
Fullday 9:00 am – 3:30 pm $2660 $3235 $3810 $4385 $4960

DEPOSITS $500 per child is required with registration. This includes a $200 non-refundable and nontransferable application fee. The remaining $300 is refundable until February 29, 2020.

Sailing & Canoeing
Boating

For our campers ages 8 – 10 years, the Day Camp offers instruction in boating. Campers learn basic boating and seamanship before taking to the water. With a three camper to one instructor ratio, campers learn to boat in an individualized setting. As campers gain confidence and skill, they will advance through the levels in our program. Patrol boats operated by our staff take special precautions to ensure safety. In addition to bringing a swimsuit, campers will also need to wear suitable footwear for the water. Old tied-on sneakers work best.

Creative Play
Creative Play

This activity is geared for our campers ages 4 – 6 years. It is an exploration of singing, dancing, acting and role-playing. Campers participate as a group in a wide range of creative activities.

Outdoor Adventures
Outdoor Adventures

This program is for our campers ages 7 – 10 years and emphasizes an awareness of nature. As a group, campers learn skills that emphasize teamwork and trust. As a part of the program, campers are given instruction in rock climbing.

Tennis
Tennis

This activity is for campers ages 7-10. Campers will learn rules of the game, strokes, and competition. Skill work emphasized. No equipment needed.

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Swimming Lessons

Everyone swims at the Day Camp! Using the National Safety Council’s “Learn to Swim” program, every camper—non-swimmer to competitive swimmer—receives exactly the right level of instruction. As campers gain confidence and skills, opportunities to advance to the next level are offered. Lessons are taught by certified counselors and staff. All children are supervised by certified lifeguards trained by Ellis & Associates, a private lifeguard training company. Campers need to pack a swimsuit, towel, and sunscreen daily.

Archery
Archery

The Day Camp’s archery program is taught under the auspices of the Camp Archery Association. This program is for our campers ages 7 – 10 years. An emphasis on safety is an integral part of this program.

Day Camp
Program Details

Campers Ages 4-10 Years

Campers 4 – 10 years participate in a five-day a week program.

1/2 and Full Day Sessions

Parents can choose from one of two camp options. Morning Camp runs from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. All Day Camp program operates from 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Campers enrolled in either program benefit from all the instructional activities appropriate for their age group.

Transportation

The Day Camp/Language Immersion Program/Expedition Camps offer door-to-door transportation to those families who live inside of our pick-up area, which ranges from Evanston to Glencoe. We travel as far west as Waukegan Road in Glenview. This service is included in your camp tuition.

With safety as our number one concern, the Summer Program operates a fleet of certified school buses driven by fully licensed drivers.

Transportation assignments will be mailed the first week of June. No transportation requests or changes will be accepted after May 15.

If you are providing your own transportation, we ask that you drop-off and pick-up your child in the circle parking lot each day. For campers who begin the day at 9:00 a.m., please do not drop off earlier than 8:50 a.m. Also, if you are planning to pick up your child early, we ask that you call and/or send a note in advance. We will have your child waiting for you in the camp office.

Group Setting

Campers are placed in a group with up to sixteen other children the same age and gender. Campers are supervised by a Senior Counselor, who is at least 18 years of age and has previous camp leadership experience, and a Junior Counselor, who is at least 16 years of age.

Length of Stay Flexibility

The camp season is eight weeks. Parents may sign up for a minimum of four weeks up to the full eight-week season. Campers do not have to attend consecutive weeks, allowing for family vacations, etc. Parents who sign up for the less than eight weeks may extend their camper’s stay by adding weeks during the summer.

Extended Care

Morning program: 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
(no transportation available)

Afternoon program: 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
(no transportation available)

Programs

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Land Activities

We offer group instruction in archery, arts & crafts, creative play, dance, gymnastics, outdoor adventures (includes rock climbing) and tennis. Offerings depend on age of camper.

Water Activities

We offer daily swim lessons. Boating activities for our 8 – 10-year-old campers. boating program takes place at local waters.

Archery

Archery

The Day Camp’s archery program is taught under the auspices of the Camp Archery Association. This program is for our campers ages 7 – 10 years. An emphasis on safety is an integral part of this program.

Arts and Crafts

Arts and Crafts

Everyone participates in arts & crafts. Age-appropriate projects keep the campers busy twice a week in this creative program.

Gymnastics

Gymnastics

Our gymnastics program is led by a qualified gymnastic instructor. Instruction is geared for our campers ages 4 – 6 years and emphasizes stretching, tumbling and low beam exercise.

Outdoor Adventures

Outdoor Adventures

This program is for our campers ages 7 – 10 years and emphasizes an awareness of nature. As a group, campers learn skills that emphasize teamwork and trust. As a part of the program, campers are given instruction in rock climbing.

Sailing & Canoeing

Boating

For our campers ages 8 – 10 years, the Day Camp offers instruction in boating. Campers learn basic boating and seamanship before taking to the water. With a three camper to one instructor ratio, campers learn to boat in an individualize setting. As campers gain confidence and skill, they will advance through the levels in our program. Patrol boats operated by our staff take special precautions to ensure safety. In addition to bringing a swimsuit, campers will also need to wear suitable footwear for the water. Old tied-on sneakers work best.

Swimming Lessons

Swimming Lessons

Everyone swims at the Day Camp! Using the National Safety Council’s “Learn to Swim” program, every camper—non-swimmer to competitive swimmer—receives exactly the right level of instruction. As campers gain confidence and skills, opportunities to advance to the next level are offered. Lessons are taught by certified counselors and staff. All children are supervised by certified lifeguards trained by Ellis & Associates, a private lifeguard training company. Campers need to pack a swimsuit, towel and sunscreen daily.

Creative Play

Creative Play

This activity is geared for our campers ages 4 – 6 years. It is an exploration of singing, dancing, acting and role playing. Campers participate as a group in a wide range of creative activities.

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Tennis

This activity is for campers ages 7-10. Campers will learn rules of the game, strokes and competition. Skill work emphasized. No equipment necessary.