Session 7: July 15-19, 2019

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Day Camp: Camper's Choice

Rising Pre-K 4 - 6th $200
Led by Camp Staff

Ever wanted to plan your own week or camp or write the end of your favorite book? This week is for you! Each cabin group will choose a theme on Monday and plan fun games and activities for the remainder of their week. Campers can explore a creative new theme for their group, or relive one of their favorite weeks from a past session or summer. Camp staff will guide each group in choosing a fun and engaging theme that is appropriate and awesome for their group.

During Session 7 day campers in Pre-K 4 - 2nd grade will go to a Theater Works show at Friday Musicale, and day campers in grades 3 - 6 will travel to the Jacksonville Ice and Sportsplex for Ice skating. Field trips are subject to change based on site availability.

The JCDS Summer Day camp program is an action packed week of fun activities, indoor and outdoor games, swimming, arts and crafts, and more! Campers will be divided into cabins by age and will be led by the energetic JCDS Camp Staff. Campers will also engage in special projects and games based on the weekly theme.

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Camp Out with Books

Rising Kindergarten - 1st $300
presented by Tricia Senesac

FULL - Please contact Nathan Renstrom to be added to the waiting list.
Ready to take your literacy into the great outdoors? Campers will experience the fun of reading through exploring different authors, genres, and activities throughout the week. The group will read stories aloud, have discussions, make predictions, and role play through a variety of literary topics. This program is appropriate for readers of all levels, and will help your campers build or sharpen their reading skills over the summer. This camp will be led by JCDS Kindergarten Teacher Tricia Senesac.

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Step Up 1st Grade

Rising 1st $300
presented by Lindsey Upchurch

FULL - Please contact Nathan Renstrom to be added to the waiting list.
The Step Up camp is specifically designed for rising 1st grade students at JCDS. The camp will be action-packed with research-based curriculum such as Singapore Math and the Orton-Gillingham reading program. This is a great opportunity to brush off those summer cobwebs and give your child an overview of math and literacy through a multi-sensory approach. JCDS 1st Grade Teacher Lindsey Upchurch will lead this program.

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Rising 1st - 6th $300
presented by Karate America

JCDS Summer Camp is proud to partner with Karate America to offer traditional martial arts in a fun, constructive, and structured environment. This program teaches specialty campers focus and discipline while learning cool martial arts moves. Camp activities include fundamentals of taekwondo, gymnastics/acrobatic kicking, fun physical games, and memorization of pro competition form! Campers that have completed at least 2 weeks of Karate Camp will be able to participate in the Belt Ceremony on Friday, July 12, at 1:30 p.m.

Campers that are not currently Karate America students will need to purchase a basic equipment package for $125. The uniform and white belt are free for all new students.

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Camp Spotlight

Rising 2nd - 8th $350
presented by Virginia Dickert

Does your camper love to sing, dance and act? Then come join us for our annual musical theatre camp at JCDS! This year we are celebrating our 15th anniversary and our theme will include our favorite songs spanning since our beginning! Campers of all skill levels will work together to rehearse singing, dancing, and acting skills as they prepare for a final performance on the last day of camp. This camp will run from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. daily to allow extra time to prepare for the big performance. JCDS Music Specialist Virginia Dickert will lead the production along with support from JCDS Dance Manager Lexie Bristol and Episcopal School of Jacksonville’s Performing Arts Department Director Katie Black. The final showcase performance will be Friday, July 19, at 6:30 p.m.

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