The Savannah Country Day School

Service Through Knowledge and Character
Summer Programs

Rise Up Ready Academic Summer Programs

JK-5th Grade Rise Up Camps
  • July 29 - August 2 (Monday - Friday)
  • 8:30 AM - 12:00
  • $195/week*
  • Morning Wait Available for $30/week from 7:30-8:30 (may be added as a session option)
  • Snack included
  • *Plus a one-time $35 2019 summer registration fee.  If you have already enrolled your child in Camp Moon River or Coastal Ecology, you will not have to pay this fee again.  Be sure to login with the same ACTIVE username and password.
  • To register:
    Tip: To see only Rise Up camps, and to filter out other camps, click on “Academic” under Session Type toward the bottom along the left hand side of the screen.
Rise Up Ready JK!
Your little one is becoming a big kid and is getting ready for Junior Kindergarten.  Would it be helpful to your child to get to know the JK environment before the school year begins?  Through fun activities, art, and games, JK Rise Up campers will explore the JK classroom, learn routines, and expand their social and academic skills. We will focus on being an active listener, strengthening fine motor skills, exploring numbers and letters, taking turns, working together and solving problems independently- all in the Morris Early Childhood Learning Center in a Junior Kindergarten Classroom. Taught by current SCDS teacher Mrs. Liz Storey-Pitts, Rise Up Ready JK campers will have a wonderful opportunity to get a feel for JK life in a welcoming, fun, loving, small-group setting.  The camp capacity is 8 campers.

Rise Up Ready K!
You have a rising Kindergarten student!  What an exciting time. Rise Up Ready Kindergarten is here if your child would benefit from some time in a classroom setting before the Kindergarten school year begins.  In Rise Up Ready Kindergarten, campers will work on some grade level academic, social, and life skills. Academic activities may include the recognition of upper and lower case letters, consonant sound recognition, recognition of numbers up to 10, and writing the student’s name.  Social skills may include practicing communication, working as a team, sharing, speaking kindly, and listening well. Life skills may include working on ownership of self care eg. in the bathroom, washing hands, buttoning and zipping of clothes, and using a tissue to wipe or blowing the nose. In addition, campers may enjoy exploring the outdoors combined with the love of art.  Rise Up Ready Kindergarten is taught by SCDS Assistant Teacher Mrs. Angela Denmark. The camp capacity is 8 campers.

Rise Up Ready 1st Grade!
Your rising 1st grader is leaving the early childhood chapter behind and is going into the BIG Pressly Hall building.  Rise Up Ready 1st Grade is here if your child could benefit from help with this transition and some time brushing up on the ELA (English Language Arts)  topics of phonics, reading simple sentences, penmanship, and COPS (Capitalization, Organization, Punctuation and Spelling). During math time, students will work on building the foundations of place value, addition and subtraction up to five, and rainbow to 10 facts.  During Rise Up Ready 1st Grade, campers will also work on social and life skills on the playground such as consideration for others, taking turns, problem-solving interpersonal issues, and working on being flexible. This program will be taught by SCDS Assistant Teacher Mrs. Lisa Plickebaum. The camp capacity is 10 campers.

Rise Up Ready 2nd/3rd Grade!
Rise Up Ready 2nd/3rd Grade will be great for your rising 2nd or 3rd grader who will find it helpful to brush up on academic skills before the school year begins.  Topics covered for 2nd graders enrolled may include areas like phonics, handwriting, addition and subtraction math facts, and number sense. Topics for 3rd graders enrolled may include areas like multi-digit subtraction, introduction to multiplication facts, core word spelling practice, complete sentence structures, reading and summarizing, and identifying the main idea in a story.  For both 2nd and 3rd graders Rise Up Ready will work on social and life skills that might include problem-solving, embracing mistakes and more. This will boost your 2nd/3rd grader's confidence in feeling fully prepared for the start of the school year. This class will be taught by SCDS teacher Ms. Mary Esposito. The camp capacity is 12 campers.

Rise Up Ready 4th/5th Grade!
Rise Up Ready 4th/5th Grade will be great for your rising 4th or 5th grader who would find it helpful to brush up on some academic skills before the school year begins.  Topics covered for 4th graders enrolled may include: multiplication facts, Everyday Math basic math terms, grammar and writing skills, and reading comprehension. Topics for 5th graders enrolled may include: math, grammar, and map skills.  For both 4th and 5th graders Rise Up Ready will work on social and life skills that might include active listening, study skills, self-awareness, basic etiquette, manners, and more. This class will be taught by SCDS teacher Mrs. Vicki Kirkland. The camp capacity is 12 campers.