Camp Zone 2013 Summer Camp 2013: Time Travelers Merryhill Preschool and Elementary School 711 West Arbrook Boulevard, Arlington, Texas 76015 817-472-9494 http://arlington.merryhillschool.com Travel through the past, present and future with us!
Welcometo Camp Zone at Merryhill Elementary - Arlington Camp Hours Monday through Friday 6:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. June 10 – August 21 *No camp July 4 – Independence Day observed *No camp August 22-23
Camp Zone 2013 Camp Schedule Camp Zone® offers fun-filled summer programs for children grades Kindergarten – 8th. Campers are grouped into age-appropriate teams allowing maximum enjoyment and age-appropriate activities. Each week, campers jump into action, participating in exciting water activities, exploring nature, becoming involved in performing and creative arts, playing a part in group activities through our construction of a city, and attending special events. Our campers have the opportunity to expand their horizons during the summer, embarking on new adventures, and having fun! Our exceptional program and dedicated staff create an environment that forges lifelong friendships among our campers. We create a summer experience that is unforgettable! It all starts with our outstanding camp counselors. A camp is only as good as its staff, and we are extremely proud of ours. Talent, creativity, love of children, leadership, and devotion make our camp counselors the heart and soul of the program. We take our camp programs seriously and begin our summer with intensive staff training and orientation. Camp Zone counselors and specialists are doing exactly what they enjoy most: spending a summer inspiring campers to explore, reach for new heights, and expand their horizons. Camp Zone® gives you choices. Camp Zone® includes five days of activities. You can choose to add specialty camps to your menu of summer fun. We offer a range of outdoor and indoor activities, with many different interests in mind. Our specialty camps are optional programs, operating during regular camp hours, which provide even more choices for unique and exciting adventures. Lunches. We provide well-balanced lunches Monday through Thursday. Campers bring their own lunches for Lunch Box Day on Fridays. Morning and afternoon snacks are provided five days a week. Week 1 June 10-14 Week 2 June 17-21 Week 3 June 24-28 Week 4 July 1-5* Week 5 July 8-12 Week 6 July 15-19 Week 7 July 22-26 Week 8 July 29-August 2 Week 9 August 5-9 Week 10 August 12-16 Week 11 August 19-21* *No camp July 4 (Independence Day) or August 22-23
Fun (and Learning) for All Ages Enrichment Peer Grouping Our academic enrichment program enables campers to retain, and build upon, their existing knowledge. Enrichment classes are provided daily and include hands-on activities in reading, math, science, and social studies. Campers learn while still having fun! *Parents: don’t tell your campers, but they learn without even knowing it! We provide age-appropriate classes for all campers. Campers are grouped with their peers into teams in order to provide a safe, structured, and fun environment for all ages. Peer grouping also helps to facilitate life-long friendships and provides leadership opportunities. Junior Camp Leaders Our older students are given additional leadership opportunities through their camp experience. We provide older campers the opportunity to participate in unique field trips and additional hands-on activities. In addition, the Junior Camp Leaders are given opportunities to assist camp counselors and work with our younger campers.
Time Travelers Week 1: Explorers Week 2: Cavemen and Dinosaurs Week 7: Be a Hippie in the 1970’s Week 3: Roaring 1920’s and 1930’s Week 8: Disco into the 1980’s Week 4: Welcome to the Wild West Week 9: A New Generation in the 1990’s Week 5: Sock Hop into the 1940’s and 1950’s Week 10: Welcome to the New Millennium Week 6: Rock ‘n Roll through the 1960’s Week 11: Back to the Future
A sneak peek… 6:30 a.m. Gym Activities 8:30 a.m. Morning Rally 9:00 a.m. Enrichment / Snack 10:00 a.m. Outdoor Play 10:30 a.m. Team Breakout Session 11:30 a.m. Lunch/Bunk Activities 12:30 p.m. Arts & Crafts 1:30 p.m. Camper’s Choice “Downtime” 2:30 p.m. Outdoor Play 3:00 p.m. Team building Activities 4:00 p.m. Snack / Social Time 4:30 p.m. Afternoon Rally 5:00 p.m. Group Game 5:30 p.m. Gym Activities • Daily Enrichment Program • Collaborative Youth Leadership • Weekly Cooking Projects • Weekly Themes and Activities • Fun, Fun, FUN! • EXCITING FIELD TRIPS such as………… • Swimming every week (completed 1st grade and older) • Dallas Cowboys Stadium • Museum of Science and History • Grand Prairie Air Hogs game (Junior Camp Leaders) • Nature Hike • Perot Museum • Movies • Dinosaur Valley • Six Flags (Junior Camp Leaders) Sample Daily Schedule Afew of our MANY field trips!
Specialty Camps Our specialty camps offer our campers the opportunity to explore their special interests. The optional camps run Monday – Friday, unless otherwise noted, during a portion of the camp day. The camps are in addition to the basic program; however, campers do not miss any camp activities during their attendance in the specialty camp. Camps are designed to enable campers to attend all activities and not miss out on anything! Schedules are subject to change due to availability. Enrollment is based on a first come, first serve basis, and spaces are limited. Swimming Lessons (Ages 4 and up) The primary goals of the lessons are twofold; one, to help swimmers improve their technical skills, and two, to help educate and motivate swimmers to encourage their progress. Swimmers are taught in a structured and enjoyable environment that emphasizes individual improvement. Participants will be broken into smaller groups based on age and ability, which will allow for individualized instruction. Classes are taught by City of Arlington staff members. Participants must be at the school by 8:00 a.m. in order to be transported. Merryhill managers and counselors will also be present. Dates: June 11-14 & 17-20 (Session 1) / June 24-27 & July 1-3, 5 (Session 2) Cost: $55.00
Specialty Camps Soccer Camp – Beginner – Week 2 (Intermediates and Pre-K) Campers will learn and practice skills such as how to dribble and juggle the ball and work on their agility, ball handling skills, and goal shooting. All participants will receive a trophy. Dates: June 17-21 Cost: $40.00 Camp Fit – Week 1 (Ages 5 and older) Campers enjoy a variety of activities all designed to encourage physical fitness and fun! Activities are geared for each individual age group. Dates: June 10-14 Cost: $40.00 Baseball Camp – Week 3 (Ages 6 and older) This exciting camp allows campers the opportunity to practice skills such as hitting, fielding, throwing, and base running. All participants will receive a baseball. Campers must wear a Merryhill shirt daily. Dates: June 24, 26-28 (M, W, Th, F) Cost: $30.00 Art Camp – Week 2 (Ages 3 and older) An adventure in color, textures, shapes, and designs, campers will delve into the exciting world of art. Participants will be able to bring their wonderful creations home at the end of the week. Dates: June 17-21 Cost: $42.00 Science Camp – Week 4 (Completed Kindergarten and older) Have fun creating, building, and inventing a wide variety of science projects. Campers will participate in exciting experiments and by the end of the week will be mad scientists! Dates: July 1-3, 5 (M, T, W, F) Cost: $30.00 Fishing Camp – Week 5 (Completed 1st grade and older) This camp, held at Lake Arlington, enables campers to learn the proper way to bait and cast a line and release fish. Campers will enjoy learning the fine art of fishing and will receive a fishing pole at the end of the week. Campers must wear a Merryhill shirt daily. Dates: July 9-13 Cost: $42.00
Specialty Camps Tennis Camp – Week 6 (Ages 5 and older) Campers will learn and practice essential tennis skills and drills. Campers will be divided into age and ability groups. All campers must wear a Merryhill shirt daily. Dates: July 15-19 Cost: $40.00 Sewing Camp – Week 6 (Ages 6 and older) Campers will learn basic sewing techniques with simple patterns and designs. All participants will take home their creations at the end of the week. Dates: July 15-19 Cost: $30.00 Basketball Camp – Week 7 (Ages 5 and older) Campers will learn and practice dribbling, passing, and shooting skills. All participants will receive a basketball. Dates: July 22-24, 26 (M, T, W, F) Cost: $40.00 Lego Camp – Weeks 6 & 10 (Completed Kindergarten and older) Campers will enhance fine motor skills and patience through Lego construction. They will complete kits and create unique sculptures. Campers will take home one creation. Dates: July 15-19 / August 12-16 Cost: $50.00 each session Cheerleading Camp – Week 8 (Ages 3 and older) This action-packed program is designed to introduce campers to the wonderful world of cheerleading. Campers will learn the basic terminology and motions. The week will end with a camp-wide pep rally. Dates: July 29-August 2 Cost: $40.00 Bowling Camp – Week 8 (Ages 5 and older) Campers will travel to a local bowling alley in order to practice bowling skills. All campers will receive a trophy. Campers must wear a Merryhill shirt daily. Dates: July 23-27 Cost: $40.00
Specialty Camps Volleyball Camp – Week 9 (Ages 5 and older) Campers will learn and practice the basic skills used in volleyball. They will also learn the rules of the game and emphasize good sportsmanship. Dates: August 5-9 Cost: $40.00 Cooking Camp – Week 10 (Ages 4 and older) One of our most popular camps (for obvious reasons), campers will experiment with various ingredients to create fantastic recipes. Tasting is included, of course! Dates: August 12-16 Cost: $35.00
On-going Enrichment Programs Our ancillary programs will continue throughout the summer. Each program provides campers the opportunity to learn and practice unique skills. Enrollment is open for all campers. Registration forms are available in the office. PC Kidz (Ages 2 – Pre-Kindergarten) Campers will learn basic applications and terminology. The programs also help support emerging literacy. Cost: $35/month Contact: pckidz.com Stretch-n-Grow (Ages 2 – Pre-Kindergarten) Campers will experience a non-stop fun fitness adventure. They will learn fun exercise techniques and steps to a healthy lifestyle. Families will receive a monthly newsletter to help educate everyone. Cost: $30/month Contact: Beth@sngfitness.com Dance (Ages 2 ½ and Older) Campers will release their inner dancer through this hip hop, cheer, and creative dance class. Campers will learn technique and rhythm. Cost: $35/month Contact: Beth@sngfitness.com Piano (Ages 3 and Older) Campers will learn basic piano skills through hands-on instruction, ear training, movement and rhythm practice, and musical theory instruction. Class sizes are small and meet once a week for 30 minutes. Cost: $54/month Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org