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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 2017 Weekly Schedule: 

Camp Dates

Camp Theme

Brief Camp Description

June 12-16

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 19-23

Mad Scientist

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.

June 26-30

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 3-7

Let’s Play Ball!**

Do you like sports? Then this is the camp for you!  Learn how your favorite games came to be played, and then try them out for yourself. Be sure to get a good night’s sleep so you can play like a champion!  The week will end with an awards ceremony.

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

July 10-14

 CLC Food Truck

Food Trucks are rolling up to the CLC! Become cooking entrepreneurs as you create your own food truck logo, menu, and pricing. The younger center classrooms will use CLC Cash as campers offer up their creations food truck style and “buy” the delicious and nutritious food truck creations. Be prepared to get your hands messy and put your chef hat to work!

July 17-21

Nature Trekkin’ in Maryland

With magnifying glasses and nets in tow, we will discover the creatures that call Maryland home.  Come along as we explore the natural wonders outside our backdoor and learn about the connections and relationships that make up our local ecosystem.

July 24-28  

 What WOOD you Make?

Put your safety goggles on and get ready to construct! With a variety of wood pieces available, children will create their own safe woodworking projects doing all of the work themselves!

July 31-August 4  


Let your imagination be your guide! What masterpiece can your imagination create using ANYTHING? What can you imagine and then build out of blocks or Legos? What outside game can you make up or obstacle course can you create for your friends? This week the activities will go wherever our Imagination takes us!

August 7-11  

Lights, Camera, ACTION!

Put all of your creative skills to use as you work together with other campers to write your own story, make your own puppets and props, and then end the week with a Puppet Show Finale for the center!

August 14-18  

Treasure Hunters

Are you ready for a treasure hunt? Create your own treasure chest and then go exploring to see what treasure you can find. Don’t forget that X marks the spot!

 August 21-25

Go Green!

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!  Learn how to make your home more energy efficient, how to be wise consumers of goods, and how to enjoy the outdoors. Learn innovative practices adopted by the world’s earliest conservationists, and construct your own eco-friendly crafts.

 August 28-September 1

Summer Fiesta**

Join  us in saying good-bye to summer by hitting the piñata, playing fiesta inspired games, dancing to the Macarena, show your creativity with recycled materials in the thingamajig competition, and have fun at our Talent Show!

** CLC will be closed Friday, September 1st, for a Staff Professional Day.


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