Savannah Country Day offers summer programs for children and teens to enjoy a day-camp experience through academics, arts, athletics, and outdoor experiences. Whatever summer program you choose, your camper will be in an atmosphere for growth, learning, and summer fun!
If your child does not currently attend SCDS and you would like to receive our camp information, please contact Linda Howard at 912.961.8767. All SCDS families will automatically receive camp information in March. You may download our 2014 Camp Registration Form from the gold box to the right of this screen. Visit Coastal Ecology Camp https://www.Facebook.com/CoastalEcologyCamp for an idea of this stellar camp! Pictures are loaded weekly from each session. Please call with any questions: Linda Howard 912.961.8767.
|Snapology Lego® Camps - All Camps Full|
Ages 7-12 June 9-12, 2014 9:00am - Noon $165.00 Lower School Rooms 112 and 116
Lego® Animation Studio Camp
Snapology is proud to use SAM animation software from ICreate To Educate to create amazing movies with stop motion animaion using Lego® bricks. Children will work in teams under guided instruction to make a digital movie using stop motion techniques. By the end of the week, each team will have produced their own movie complete with dialog and sound effects. The best part is, the movies are uploaded to a secure internet site for the children to show their friends and family how cool they are! Learning is enhanced through use of laptops, and each day alos includes free play time with a large assortment of Lego® bricks and other building materials to promote creativity.
Ages 7-12 June 2-5, 2014 9:00am - Noon $165.00 Lower School Rooms 112 and 116
Lego® Robotics Camp
Whoever said you couldn’t solve the world’s problems with Lego® bricks? Learn about the process real inventors go through to create new inventions while you help design, build and program robotic models to solve problems. Laptop computers, motors motion sensors and gears are some items that we will be working with. Are you the next Thomas Edison?
To the Bat Cave with Snapology Lego®Fans! Design and custom build your own superhero or villain using a large assortment of bionacle and hero factory pieces. Work in teams to construct a superhero city. Build hideouts and laboratories plus much more using a large assortment of Lego®pieces and superhero minifigures!
Ages 5-11 June 23-26, 2014 9:00am - Noon $150.00 Lower School Rooms 112 and 116
Lego®Minecraft - FULL
Travel to the Nether with Snapology, but watch out for those creepers! Come join us as we bring Minecraft to life using Lego®bricks. Create your own world, including animals, creepers and your very own Lego®Minecraft character.
Ages 5-11 June 23-26, 2014 1:00pm-4:00pm $150.00 Lower School Rooms 112 and 116
Anne Gratz MEd., Owner
Snapologyof Richmond Hill/Savannah LLC
"Where Learning is a Snap"
|Culinary Catfish Camp - New of 2014|
Our five day culinary journey will visit five different regions from around the world. Each day will have a theme based on the region studied. We will also work on the basic techniques of:
Mise En Place
Includes a gourmet luch every day and a receipe book at the conclusion of camp.
Director: David Nash, Magna Cum Laude Johnson and Wales
Rising 3rd through rising 8th Grade students
June 2-6, 2014
9:00am - 2:00pm
|Young Writing Stars Camp - New for 2014|
Young Writing Stars is a 5 day summer program that inspires creative thinking and writing. Students explore writing styles and methods of self-expression with new friends.
Participating Young Writers:
• are challenged to grow and build self-confidence as writers.
• write in an environment designed to inspire creativity.
• receive individual attention
• engage in process writing: drafting, writing, revising, editing
• publish and receive an anthology, including writing from
• develop writing skills as tools for self-expression.
• introduce students to fountain pens and how to write with them, letter writing, and why it is important to send hand-written notes
Director: Marquin McMath
July 28- August 1st
Lower School Room 227
Each week is designed around a fun theme (see below) to meet the developmental needs of children.
Three-year-olds participate in art, music, and social interaction activities.
Rising PK-2nd grade children work in small groups directed by early childhood specialists. Activities include: art, cooking, drama, music and movement, games, and Spanish.
Some of the themes from 2014:
June 2-6: Week 1: Dragons to Castles
June 9-13 Week 2: Nature Gone Wild
June 16-20: Week 3: Dinosaur Adventures
June 23-27: Week 4: Surf's Up
Each theme is also presented in music/drama and cooking.
Director: Peggy Gilpin
3 years - Rising 2nd
June 2-6, 9-13, 16-20, and 23-27, 2014
9am-12:15pm $150 (per session)
9am-3:00pm $250 (per session)
|2014 Discovery Zone Academic |
This camp offers your child a review of challenging material presented during the school year. Students will benefit from individual attention in a small class setting. They explore their own interests while developing confidence and strategies that will assist them in daily learning.
Director: Peggy Gilpin
Rising PK-5th Grade
July 28- August 1 or August 4-8, 2014
$150 (per session)
|2014 Discovery Zone Enrichment |
This is a camp to find your inner superhero! What makes a superhero super? Do you have a “superhero” alter-ego? What are your super powers? What name to the citizens of Savannah call out when they need your help? What is your superhero symbol? Superhero Camp will explore these questions and put you to the test! Do you have what it takes?
Director: Peggy Gilpin and Angela Denmark
Rising 1st-5th Grade
Aug 4-8, 2014
|2014 Crime Scene Investigation (Camp CSI) |
Tragic suicide? Murder? Accidental Death? The police suspect foul play. You have been called in to solve the case. Analyze and document a mock crime scene. Examine evidence, including fingerprints, blood stains, hair, fibers, footprints, and DNA. Learn from local experts, including a forensic medical examiner, a local crime scene investigator, and local police officer. Piece together the evidence to reconstruct the events and determine who committed the crime. No more registrations.
Director: David Hooker
Rising 4th-8th Grade
July 21-25, 2014
|2014 Camp Invention |
2014 will be the Morphed program (details below)
July 14-18, 2014
Returning Campers be on the look out for exclusive opportunities for alumni savings!
Director: David Hooker
Rising 1st-6th Grade
Invent without limits as you design your own experience in this open studio. Tinker with circuits, and create prototypes utilizing features of nature. Engage in creative thinking exercises and thunderous Brainstorming sessions. Receive personalized invention challenges from National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees, and a Collegiate Inventors Competition winner who began working on his invention in the sixth grade. Creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship, ignite!
|2014 UGA Summer Reading Skills Program |
June 6- July 20, 2014
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER:
(800) 978-9596 or www.georgiacenter.uga.edu/readingProgram for 4-year-olds and entering kindergartners
Your child will learn beginning phonics and reading readiness skills, build comprehension, and develop a love for books and reading. This program lays the foundation for a strong start in reading and school.
Program for entering 1st graders
Success in first-grade requires a strong foundation of reading skills and a high level of confidence. In this program, your child will learn phonics, build sight vocabulary, improve comprehension, and experience success with independent reading.Program for entering 2nd graders
Students learn phonics and word-attack skills, build sight vocabulary, and improve fluency and comprehension. Your child will become a strong independent reader, build confidence, and develop a love of reading.Program for entering 3rd graders
Students develop strong comprehension, and learn the long-word decoding and fluency skills required to read longer books with ease. Your child will become a more fluent, confident reader and enjoy reading more.Program for entering 4th and 5th graders
In fourth and fifth grade, students must read more complex books with strong comprehension. Students in this program gain more than one grade level in comprehension, and increase fluency and speed. Your child will complete homework more quickly and easily, get better grades, and become fully absorbed in books.Program for entering 6th-8th graders
Students in this program improve comprehension one to two grade levels while doubling reading speed. They also learn the best way to read textbooks, take notes, and study for tests. As a result, students complete homework more quickly and easily, get better grades, and enjoy reading more.Program for entering 9th-11th graders
Students double reading speed, improve comprehension by one to two grade levels, and learn study skills. This program is excellent preparation for college. Excellent preparation for the SAT, ACT, and college.
|Scribble Art|Camps for Ages 5+
Week: June 16-20
10am-12:30pm $165 includes supplies
Expressive art will be the focus of this week, teaching us the importance of creativity, light, and color. We will paint and collage our way through beautiful individual works and some collaborative ones too!
Comics and Storybooks
Week: July 7-11
10am-12:30pm $165 includes supplies
Learn the art of storytelling through pictures! We will learn from some of the best storybooks, illustrators, and graphic novel artists and use them to create new inspired works of art.
A Sailor's Life
Week: July 15-19
10:00am -12:30pm $165 includes supplies
Mermaids, Pirates, and all things nautical inspire this week’s artwork. We’ll make Pirate ships, Popeye puppets, Flapjack & Bubbe paintings, and even ArieL too! Anchors Away!
Camps for Ages 8+
Painting CampWeek: June 16-20
1:30pm-4pm $165 includes supplies
Practice new and traditional painting techniques during this fun week of camp designed for artists who love to paint! Landscape, Expressionism, and Observational are a few of the painting genres we will be exploring.
Beginners Sewing and Fiber Arts
Week: July 7-11 and July 14-18
1:30pm-4pm $165 includles supplies
Perfect for beginners to intermediate sewing experienced! learn to draw, design, and stitch creations of your very own. Fun themes include wearable accessories, fabric figures and dollhouses, and stuffed sweat treats!
|2014 Savannah Children's Theatre Creative Adventures|
An introduction to performing arts while learning to play creatively. Students will utilize theatre exercises and
"games" that assist in developing verbal and fine motor skills. Classes also focus on the art of storytelling and
how we can use our minds, voices, bodies and the space around us to build worlds beyond our imaginations!
New Theme Each Week!!
Directors: Kelie Miley & Cynthia Holmen
Ages 4 year olds to Rising 1st Graders
July 7-11, July 14-18, July 21-2 9am-Noon
$150 (per session)
For questions, please call (912) 238-9015
|2014 Savannah Summer Theatre Institute|
Named one of 2013's Top 5 national Summer Theater Camps, the Savannah Summer Theatre Institute enters it's seventh summer of providing an unrivaled, boutique Musical Theatre Summer Camp experience that is limited to 25 students per season. With superior production values, luxury beach housing and a 4-1 instructor-to-cast ratio, we invite you to explore our website and see why SSTI has everyone talking!
THE SAVANNAH SUMMER THEATRE INSTITUTET O PRESENT PREMIERE OF ADDAMS FAMILY
Savannah program postpones its announced production in favor of producing the National Amateur Premiere Production of reworked The Addams Family.
The Savannah Summer Theatre Institute announced today its decision to switch its annual production from the much advertised Steampunk’d version of Stephen Sondheim's INTO THE WOODS to the National Premiere of the revamped, national tour version of THE ADDAMS FAMILY.
Program director Benjamin Wolfe commented on the switch:
“This decision is obviously not one made lightly. ‘Addams’ was the top choice in our audience survey from Summer 2013 and the rights simply weren’t available due to the ongoing national tour. However, with the tour recently announcing an end date, we were given not only the chance to license, but an opportunity to be the first. And we jumped on it.”
The National Tour version of the production has four new songs and a brand new ending that centers more on the family, and removes what Wolfe calls “the giant squid ending.” With a cast of 22 required, SSTI looks to further reinvent the roles of the Ancestral ghost ensemble in the show, while double casting nearly every role in the production. Thus, giving cast members opportunities to play supporting and lead roles whenever possible.
Into the Woods isn’t off SSTI’s radar. Wolfe says “I am in love with the production designs that had been drafted for this unique production. This is not a cancellation of that production. It is a postponement. Those plans have been neatly tucked away for a future summer, quite possibly 2015.”
Registration is ongoing at www.SavannahSummerTheatre.com
|2014 All Sports Camp|
SCDS coach, teacher and Athletic Director, Lamar Kirkley, offers this fun all sports camp. Activities include: basketball, baseball/softball, football, golf, hockey tennis, soccer, and volleyball.
Rising 2nd-7th Grade
June 9-13, 16-20, 23-27, July 7-11, 14-18
9am-12pm $150 (per session)
9am-3pm $250 (per session)
|2014 Baseball Camp|
Come join SCDS Baseball Coach, Dan Garofano, and learn about all aspects of the game: fielding, pitching, hitting and base running. If you are ready to improve your game, this is the baseball camp for you!
Director: Dan Garofano
Rising 3rd-8th Grade
June 9-13, 2014
|2014 Boys' Basketball Camp|
Hornet basketball camp will place an emphasis on the fundamentals of basketball. Campers will be evaluated and grouped with players of the same age and abilities. Camp will consist of fundamental stations, 3 on 3, 5 on 5 games, hot shot, free throw and 1 on 1 competitions. Emphasis will be placed on teamwork and sportsmanship. Our goal is to provide a foundation for your son's future success in basketball while having fun.
Director: Mike Harner
Rising 2nd-9th Grade
June 2-6, 2014
12:30 PM- 3:30 PM after football camp, participants can stay, have lunch and join basketball at 12:30PM
$150.00 Demere Gym
Coach Harner and some of his varsity players will provide a basketball camp for young players (Ages 4-7). This will offer your player the opportunity to learn proper technique and to love the game. It will be a fun hour!!
June 16-19, 2014
|2014 Girls' Basketball Camp|
The Lady Hornet basketball camp will provide girls an opportunity to develop and refine their basketball skills in a positive and well-organized learning environment. Emphasis will be placed on fundamental development and team play. We welcome players of all ability levels. Each camper will be evaluated and grouped with players of similar age and abilities. This camp will also offer the girls a sense of accomplishment and confidence needed to be successful on and off the court.
Director: Dale Parker
Rising 2nd-9th Grade
June 2-6, 2014
9:00 AM - Noon Demere Gym
|2014 Football Camps|
The goal of the Hornet Football Camps is to give campers the finest football instruction and a stepping stone to becoming a confident football player, while having a week of fun! This is not a conditioning or recreational camp.
(See additional camp information and highlights below)
Director: Dennis Coyle
Rising 6th-8th Grade
June 2-6, 2014
9:00 AM- Noon Participants that want to attend basketball camp, will have lunch and join basketball at 12:30 PM
Director: Dennis Coyle
Rising K-5th Grade
June 23-27, 2014 9:00 AM- Noon
Participants that want to attend lego camp, will have lunch and join Minecraft Lego Camp at 1:00 PM
The 6th - 8th Grade Football Camp
Ball handling, stance, release, faking, ball carrying, running, cutting, blocking, pass receiving.Quarterbacks:
Stance, center exchange, drop back, setting-up, throwing, release, follow through, ball handling, faking, reading defenses, play action passing.Receivers:
Stance, release, pass patterns, running, pass catching, stalk block technique.Linemen:
Stance, pass protection, run blocking, pulling, center exchange.Backs:
Stance, alignment, pass coverage, zone and man cover techniques, form tackling pursuit and run support.Inside and Outside Linebacks:
Stance, alignment, pass drops, how to read offenses, form tackling, pursuit.Linemen:
Stance, pass rush, reading offensive linemen, stunt techniques, form tackling, pursuit, reaction drills.Highlights of the Camp
Head Football Coach, Dennis Coyle, and members of the SCDS Hornet Football staff known for their ability to instruct young players in the fundamentals of football. In additin, past Hornet football players continuing their careers at the collegiate levels and current members of Hornet Football program.
Form Running Flexibility Sprint Technique: Techniques to improve running speed will be taught.
Inspirational Talks: A daily inspirational talk by a member of the staff will include topics from visualization to the responsibility of a football player. Our goal is to motivate the players to prepare mentally for the upcoming season and life.
The K -5th Grade Football Camp
Young boys love to run and jump and play. Many of them also love to roll around and tussle. If you have such a boy, we would like to help him channel these natural inclinations into a love of the game of football, and to guide him in learning the fundamentals of how to run, throw, catch, kick, block, and tackle. Staffed by SCDS’ coaches and players the camp will guide youngsters toward an understanding of the basics.
Campers will gain an understanding of football rules, terminology, and basic strategy. Each day will include individual instruction as well as competitive flag football games. Athletes of all experience levels are welcome and no equipment is required other than cleats/sneakers, athletic clothes and a willingness to play hard and have fun.
|2014 Gymnastics Camp|
If you are looking for a great way to keep your student active and learn basic gymnastics skills this summer, join us! Campers will enjoy learning age appropriate gymnastics skills on all of our equipment and by playing other games. Camp will include gymnastics stations with the equipment, active games with music, arts and crafts, a snack, and outside play.
Director: Sam Brown
June 2-6, 2014
9:00 am to Noon
For questions, please call (912) 657-7636
|2014 Little Cheerleading Camp|
This is a fun-filled camp that introduces campers to and/or improves cheerleading skills. Head Cheerleading Coach Christy Ammermann has the 2013 Varsity Cheerleaders as her assistants. Advanced skills and dance will be included for the Middle School campers. All participants are asked to join the Varsity Squad at the opening football game, August 23, 2013 14th when SCDS meets Ridgeland -Hardeeville.
Rising PK-8th Grade
July 28, 29, 30
9 AM -Noon Demere Gym
|2014 Volleyball Camp|
The girls will develop their skills in passing, setting, hitting, and serving through drills and play. Assisting this year with the camp will be Will Condon, Head Coach at AASU for the past 6 years and Jolanta Graham, Head Coach at SSU. Coach Condon has taken his team to the NCAA Tournament. Coach Graham was a professional player in her native country of Poland from 2001-3006. She earned a Silver Medal as a setter in the Indoor Championships.
Director: Bobbi Mock
June 9-12 (Monday - Thursday)
Rising 3rd-9th Grade
12:30 PM - 4:00 PM Demere Gym
|NEW! 2015 Coastal Ecology General Session|
Savannah’s beautiful marshes and islands serve as the setting for Savannah Country Day School’s Coastal Ecology Camp this summer. Each week-long session takes students into the fascinating world of this fragile ecosystem.
Led by Bill Eswine, Savannah Country Day’s science coordinator for the Lower School and Director of the Coastal Ecology Program, the camp includes marsh studies at the Marine Institute, a beach erosion study at Cockspur Island and Tybee Island, a trip to Sapelo Island in nearby McIntosh County, and visits to many other coastal sites. Savannah Country Day’s Coastal Ecology Camp has been held annually since 1982 and is open to all students.
Six sessions, beginning in June, are available for students in kindergarten through sixth grade. Please visit Coastal Ecology Camp's Facebook site for pictures anf news from each week's camps.
June 1-5, June 8-12, June 15-19, June 29-July 3, July 6-10, July 13-17, and July 20-24
Monday 8:30am - 3:00pm SCDS Lower School Science Lab, Marine Institute
Tuesday 8:30 am- 3:00pm Skidawy Narrows, marsh studies
Wednesday 8:30am - 3:00pm Beach erosion study--Fort Pulaski & Tybee Island
Thursday 6:30am - 4:30 pm Sapelo Island Trip
Friday 8:30am - 1:00pm Discussion and games
|NEW! 2015 Coastal Ecology Explorer Session |
These are day sessions with the exception of a Thursday overnight camp-out. Students will explore Sapelo and Wassaw Islands, and go canoeing, just to name a few of the exciting adventures they will embark upon.
Director: Bill Eswine
Rising 3rd-6th Grade
June 22-26, 2015
Monday - 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday - 6:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday - 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Thursday - Overnight Campout
Friday - Pick-up at 1:00 p.m.
|NEW! 2015 Coastal Ecology Canaveral Seashore, Florida Trip |
On this five-day trip to central Florida students enjoy swimming, surf-fishing, and exploring. Campers also ride air boats and go snorkeling. At night they will look for nesting turtles on the beaches and shop for souvenirs.
Director: Bill Eswine
Rising 6th-9th Grade
July 27- Aug 1, 2015
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