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Weekly Themes

Ages 5- to 12-years old

Summer day camps at the St. Charles Children’s Learning Center put fun into your child’s summertime and allow parents to continue to work on their own educational, career, and family-related goals.

Each program engages, educates, and entertains through hands-on activities provided in a safe, caring environment where students feel free to explore.

Weekly themes chase away school-year doldrums by helping students test the boundaries of their knowledge, discover fascinating facts and new areas of interest while realizing their learning potential and making life-long friends.

Day Camp 2016 Weekly Schedule: 


Camp Dates

Camp Theme

Brief Camp Description

June 20 – 24

Arts Encounters*

Come join us for an unforgettable adventure as we get our hands messy and explore what materials can be used to create works of art. What can you use as a paintbrush – a toothbrush? a twig? noodles? What will be your canvas – the sidewalk? a fence post? a t-shirt? Where will you display your art – easels? walls? ceilings? We will celebrate the end of our week with a CLC Art Gallery exhibition.

* Each camper is asked to supply a plain white, size appropriate t-shirt to decorate.

June 27 – July 1

Stars and Stripes

Oh, say can you see a week full of patriotic activities! We will be honoring our country and learning about everyday heroes. We will end the week with a parade around campus to celebrate Independence Day!

July 4 – 8  

Kid’s Café **

Aspiring chefs will learn a variety of cooking skills to use for a lifetime. Campers will become familiar with kitchen utensils, measuring ingredients, following recipes, nutrition, and kitchen safety. Then we will put your skills to the test by creating recipes and making your own edible masterpieces. We will end our week with a picnic enjoying tasty creations!

** CLC will be closed Monday, July 4th, in observance of Independence Day. 

July 11 – 15  

Bead it Up!

Keep your hands and minds busy as you dream up art projects involving any and all sorts of Beads!  Practice your lacing skills, design your own jewelry, and create shaped key chains all while using various beads and stringing methods.

July 18 – 22   

Creation Exploration

Become scientists using the scientific method of discovery.  We will turn our classroom into a laboratory while we discover, experiment, and explore all of the wild and wacky things that make science cool.

July 25 – 29  

Our Big Backyard

Explore the joy and beauty of the natural world right outside your back door.  Go on a nature discovery trek, catch and release insects, and learn about our ecosystem, including regional mosses, trees, and birds.  End your week enjoying a meal outdoors. 

August 1 – 5  

Where in the World?

Pack your bags for great adventures as we travel the globe without ever leaving camp! Each day, experience a new country and explore geography, ethnic traditions, music, dance, food, folklore, sports, and more!

August 8 – 12  

Fun and Fitness

Let’s get moving! Explore different ways to stretch and work out your body. Try out different sports and build your coordination skills. Be sure to get a good night’s sleep so you can play like a champion in an outdoor obstacle course.

August 15 – 19  

Out of This World

Climb aboard the CSM Discovery as we blast off into outer space and travel to the far reaches of the universe. Our space cadets will learn about space travel, the solar system, and what it takes to be an astronaut.

August 22 – 26  

Summer Fiesta***

Join in our celebration by hitting the piñata, playing fiesta inspired games, and dancing to the Macarena!  

*** CLC will be closed Friday, August 26, 2016  for a Staff Professional Day

** CLC will be closed Monday, July 4, 2016 in observance of Independence Day
*** CLC will be closed Friday, August 26, 2016 for a Staff Professional Day

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