Summer Camp


ERS Summer Camp 2023

OLD FASHIONED SUMMER FUN IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS!

JUNE 12 – AUGUST 18
(June 12-16 available to a limited number of 2022-2023 school year families only)

Priority enrollment for current ERS families is underway.

Enrollment for returning Camp families opens January 27.

IF YOU ARE A RETURNING FAMILY AND YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED YOUR ENROLLMENT MATERIALS VIA EMAIL, PLEASE EMAIL ADMISSIONS@EASTERNRIDGESCHOOL.ORG

Enrollment for new summer families/the general public opens February 3

Enrollment paperwork will be linked here starting February 3.

2023 Summer Camp Programs

Acorn Summertime (ages 2 – 3)

Our youngest campers spend their days working with their hands and exploring their friendships in their developmentally appropriate outdoor play space as well as our sprawling meadow, vegetable garden, and magical woodland spaces. They will be gardening, painting, immersing themselves in water and sand play, climbing, exploring, and working with nature-based art materials. We will offer 10 weekly programs from June 12 through August 18. Children can attend two days (Th-F), three days (M-W) or five days (M-F).*

* Week of June 12 is available to currently enrolled (2022-23 school year) full time ERS students only.

Note: Acorn campers new to ERS must register for a minimum of three weeks of camp to ensure they have ample time to transition into the group and fully benefit from our program.  We strongly recommend the 5 day option for optimal adjustment to the program.

Early Childhood Explorations (ages 3.5 – 5.5)
(Depending on enrollment, there may be some combining of Early Childhood and K-1 groups)

Join us for a child-inspired summer! Our campers will spend the majority of their days outside, exploring our natural surroundings, harvesting from the gardens, exploring in the woods, creating with art materials, and most definitely getting wet! Our projects will be inspired by the children’s passions and curiosities, engaging their bodies and minds. Past activities have included: journal making, bird study, mask creation, fort building, fairy houses, recycled creations, building animal habitats, dramatic play and much, much more! We will offer week-long programs from June 12 through August 18. *

* Week of June 12 is available to currently enrolled (2022-23 school year) full time ERS students only.

Note: For children new to ERS, we strongly recommend registering for two or more weeks to allow your child to form new friendships and become immersed in our program.

K-1 Adventures (rising K and 1st graders)
(Depending on enrollment, there may be some combining of Early Childhood and K-1 groups)

Fun in the sun is the name of the game for our 5 and 6 year olds.  Outdoor adventures abound through active games building cooperation and teamwork plus nature explorations and projects inspired by our sprawling property…planting, tending, harvesting and cooking from our big garden…and observing, tracking and researching the creatures that call our meadow and wooded play spaces their home.  All of this will be the backdrop and inspiration for creative hands-on projects, from nature arts and crafts, to dramatic play, to STEM based projects. There will also be plenty of opportunities for climbing, loose parts play, and a hearty dose of water and sand play throughout each week to keep our active campers cool and content. We will offer week-long programs from June 12 through August 18. *

* Week of June 12 is available to currently enrolled (2022-23 school year) full-time ERS students only.Note: For children new to ERS, we strongly recommend registering for two or more weeks to allow your child to form new friendships and become immersed in our program.