Summer Camp

Mansion Day School’s Summer Camp provides Preschool-5th grade students with a balanced camp experience that includes academics (reading, math, and writing) in the morning, while the afternoons are filled with water play (PS-K) or swimming at the YMCA (1st-5th), field trips, multicultural themes, and cultural assemblies.  Summer Camp is from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Monday through Friday with childcare starting at 7:00 AM and ending at 6:00 PM.


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Catered Lunch is Available for a Fee

Preschool – Pre-K Daily Schedule

7:00-9:00: Arrival & Childcare (Indoor & Outdoor Play)
9:00-9:30: Circle Time (colors, letters, sight words, etc.)
9:30-10:30: Academics/Centers (Individual and Small Group Instruction, Dramatic Play, Blocks, Puzzles, Computer, Library, etc.)
10:30-10:45: Snack
10:45-11:00: Circle Time (shapes, numbers, weather, calendar)
11:00-12:00: Recess & Lunch
12:00-2:15: Educational Video & Nap
2:15-2:30: Snack
2:30-3:00: Water Play & Multicultural Themes or Cultural Assembly
3:00-6:00: Departure & Childcare (Indoor & Outdoor Play)

S.T.E.M, Sporting & Multicultural Themes

June 8-12: Nature Week
June 15-19: Explore Egypt
June 22-26: Space Week
June 29-July 3: Explore Peru
July 6-10: Spy Week
July 13-17: Explore Italy
July 20-24: Sports Week
July 27-31: Explore Ghana
August 3-7: Rain Forest Adventure

Catered Lunch is Available for a Fee

K – 5th Grade Daily Schedule

7:00-9:00: Arrival & Childcare (Indoor & Outdoor Play)
9:00-9:30: Morning Meeting (current events, math drills, calendar, word work, etc.)
9:30-10:45: Academics – Reading & Writing
10:45-11:00: Snack
11:00-12:00: Academics – Math
12:00-1:00: Lunch & Recess
1:00-1:30: Multicultural Themes – Country Study
1:30-3:00: Field Trip, Cultural Assembly, or Swimming at the YMCA
3:00-3:15: Snack
3:15-6:00: Departure & Childcare (Indoor & Outdoor Play)

Field Trips!

Bowling               Nature Walks              Library

Storytellers          Franklin Park             Miniature Golf

Swimming           Roller Skating             Movie Theater

Payment Information

  • Please write your child’s name and the check’s purpose on the check memo line.
  • Please do not combine a tuition check with a fee check.
  • Please place all checks in the black box inside the main office.

Medical Information

  • All students are required to have proof of immunization on file on or before the first day of attendance.
  • All Preschool-Kindergarten students are also required to have a physical examination statement on file on or before the first day.

Books

  • All parents must sign their child in and out DAILY in the lobby of the main office.
  • Academics begin each day at 9:00 AM.  Tardiness will cause your child to miss some academics because the teacher will not be able to reteach lessons due to time constraints.

Parent Folders

  • Each child has a parent folder in his or her classroom.
  • Please empty your child’s folder DAILY. It will contain your child’s work and important information for parents.


  • A catering service will provide a hot lunch option throughout the summer.  Students may also bring a packed lunch (nut free) from home.
  • If your child brings a packed lunch, please include utensils and make sure the lunch is labeled and placed in the classroom lunch bin.
  • Students may NOT use the microwave to warm food. Please pack accordingly.

Water Play (PS-K) & Swimming at the YMCA (1st-5th)

  • Water Play for Preschool-Kindergarten students will be held at MDS two afternoons each week.
  • Free swim is offered at the Eldon Ward YMCA for all 1st-5th graders two afternoons each week.
  • Bring a swimsuit, water shoes, & towel in a labeled, waterproof bag.
  • Take wet clothes and towels home each night to prevent mold and mildew.
  • Please label street clothes and swimsuits with student’ name.

Change of Clothes

  • All students need a change of clothes at camp. Spills, mud encounters, potty accidents, and other unforeseen circumstances may cause unnecessary embarrassment.  Please keep your child’s clothes in a labeled bag in his or her camp cubby or locker.

Protect Those Feet!

  • Socks must be worn daily and open-toed shoes are not allowed because of mulch on the playground.

Personal Possessions

  • No music or smart devices, toys, or electronic games are allowed at camp.

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