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Early Childhood-Preschool Camps

Daycroft Discovery Days - Early childhood - Oakbrook Campus 

 

Have your preschool-age child join us, in play-based Summer Camp activities ranging from art and science to sports and games.
Our main goal:  to provide summer care in a safe, healthy environment where your child can run, jump, laugh and sing
– and even learn a little too.  Your child must be toilet-trained to take part.

All Preschool Camps are offered as either half-day mornings - 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. or full day - 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Preschool Ages:  33 months to age 4
*Young 5 and Students entering Kindergarten should register at the Elementary - Zeeb Road Campus*
Non-Daycroft Preschool Students are required to register for a minimum of two weeks.

Please provide a healthy, substantial snack for your camper each day and a water bottle, clearly labeled with your child's name.
Swimsuits & towels for sprinkler fun and any extra clothing should also be clearly labeled with your child's name.
*Please apply sunscreen to your child before camp.*

Lunch & Recess will occur between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Monday through Thursday:  Send a sack lunch that does not require warming for your camper. 
Every Friday:  All campers will enjoy a cheese pizza lunch which is included in the cost of camp. 
You may also bring a sack lunch on Friday, if you would prefer your child not have pizza.
*Please remember to label your child's lunch with their name.*

 

Half-Day Camp:  Tuition:  $190 per week
Drop-off:  8:00 - 8:15 a.m. and pick-up:  12:15 - 12:30 p.m.

Full-Day Camp:  Tuition:  $230 per week
Drop-off:  8:00 - 8:15 a.m. and pick-up:  3:45 - 4:00 p.m.

Week 1 – June 10 – 14
Surfin’ USA
Instructor:  Payal Shah & Arthi Krishnamoorthy
Grade level:   Preschool - Half day and Full day  **maximum 20 students

Explore our wonderful country- the United States of America!  Travel through the different coasts and regions, sightsee some landmarks, explore the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, and learn some interesting facts about the USA! Learn about the importance of July 4th and the history of America.  Please be sure to pack swimwear for your child.  What better way to explore the oceans by playing in water?  Join us on this patriotic journey of facts, discoveries, and play! 
Half day:  $190     Full day:   $230
 

Week 2 – June 17 – 21
Frogs and Ponds
Instructor:  Purabi Dhar & Mary Howden
Grade level:  Preschool - Half day and Full day  **maximum 20 students

Explore the world of pond life!  Learn some interesting facts about habitats, frogs, toads, and aquatic invertebrates.
Have fun building Planet Frog and making yummy projects too!

Half day:  $190     Full day:  $230

Week 3 – June 24 – 28
Budding Scientists
Instructor:  Payal Shah & Dave Willoughby
Grade level:  Preschool - Half day and Full day  **maximum 20 students

Join us on a journey of scientific exploration! Geared towards the developing analytical, logical minds of our young friends, this camp will not only make children scientifically inclined but will also ignite their inner curiosity, which is the hallmark of a true scientist.  As we travel through various science topics like sound, light, gravity, and space exploration, we will cultivate logical reasoning in young minds which will stay with them forever. 
Half day:  $190     Full day:  $230

Happy Fourth of July!  No camps offered July 1 - 5

Week 4 – July 8 - 12
Musical Melodies
Instructor:  Payal Shah & Mary Howden
Grade level:  Preschool Half day and Full day  **maximum 20 students

Have a child that loves to dance?  One who likes to play their own tunes?  This camp is the perfect one for them!
Spend the week learning songs, dancing, and making instruments!  The children will learn about how different cultures include music in their lives and on the last day of camp, we will host a musical performance for friends and families to enjoy!
Half day:  $190     Full day:  $230

Week 5 – July 15 - 19
All About Me and Healthy Living
Instructor:  Payal Shah & Mary Howden
Grade level:  Preschool Half day and Full day  **maximum 20 students

This week, children will learn about their favorite topic… themselves!  They will learn about how the human body works and what magnificent things it can do!  Campers will learn some tips about how to maintain a healthy lifestyle, some yoga poses, the food pyramid, and about hydration. Prepare your kitchen… because our campers may learn a healthy recipe or two! Discover yourself from the inside out and learn the things that you can do to be healthy and happy! 
Half day:  $190     Full day:  $230

 Week 6 – July 22 - 26
Art Around the World
Instructor:  Payal Shah & Mary Howden
Grade level:  Preschool Half day and Full day  **maximum 20 students

We will explore famous art pieces and artists - preschool style!  Campers will learn to paint in the styles of Monet and Michelangelo and we’ll discuss different artists and how they created their paintings. Campers will replicate some pieces of art from different countries. 
Half day:  $190     Full day:  $230

 Week 7 – July 29 – August 2
Animal Kingdom Exploration
Instructor:  Payal Shah & Mary Howden
Grade level:  Preschool Half day and Full day  **maximum 20 students

Come trek in the desert, explore the jungle, play in the barnyard, and brave the Arctic cold! We will spot and explore the different animals in each of these habitats and each camper will hand stuff a furry friend to bring home too!
Half day:  $190     Full day:  $230

Week 8 – August 5 - 9
Crafty Crafters
Instructor:  Payal Shah & Mary Howden
Grade level:  Preschool Half day and Full day  **maximum 20 students

Craft, glue, and create!  The only supply required for this camp is a mind filled with ideas and creativity!  Children will have the opportunity to work with all different mediums of art. Campers will have infinite possibilities of bringing their imagination to life! 
Half day:  $190     Full day:  $230

Week 9 – August 12 - 16
Get Ready for Back to School
Instructor:  Payal Shah & Mary Howden
Grade level:  Preschool Half day and Full day  **maximum 20 students

A taste of school in summer!  Swing into the ease of the school routine.  Come and join us as we learn what we need to do before we go to school every day.  Packing a healthy lunch and a backpack are just some of the many things that campers will learn and practice.  The first day of school will be a piece of cake with all this practice!
Half day:  $190     Full day:  $230

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