SUMMER CAMP

A Christ centered summer day camp

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Zion Summer Day Camp is a Christ-centered child care opportunity families of children ages 18 months – 5th grade (currently). Throughout the summer children will be involved in weekly chapel services, in house field trips, water play day, art, games, time outside, and other classroom activities. On a daily basis children will participate in planned thematic activities, recreational activities both indoors and outdoors, and arts & crafts. Children in ELP and preschool will follow schedules similar to their typical school schedule.

All classrooms are air conditioned and arranged by grade level and staffed by caring, qualified Christian educators and assisted by High School and College students.

Upon registration completion, you will be charged a $50 registration fee per child through your SmartTuition account.  If you do not already have an account, Zion’s business manager will contact you to set one up.

June 4- August 3

Monday-Friday Weekly

*No camp Wednesday, July 4

Hours: 7a.m- 6p.m

Before Camp Care- 7 a.m – 8 a.m.
Summer Day Camp- 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
After Camp Care- 3 p.m.- 6 p.m.

Ages: 18 mos.-5th Grade

Special Events

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Chapel Service- Every Wednesday

VBS, Reptile Experience, Bubble Bus, Fire Truck, Bike Days, Water Play Days, Pizza Party, Ice Cream Socials, Kona Ice Truck, Face painting fun, Inflatable water slides, and other special surprises.  Specific Dates below.

**Soccer, Basketball, Art and Cooking mini-camps are offered at an additional cost.

Summer 2018 Events Schedule

Monday, June 4- First day of camp
Wednesday, June 6- Bubble Bus
Thursday, June 7- Taco Lunch
Friday, June 8- Water Play

Monday, June 11- Basketball Mini Camp
Tuesday, June 12- Soccer Mini Camp/ Bike Day
Wednesday, June 13- Chapel
Thursday, June 14-  Ice Cream Social-Art Mini Camp
Friday, June 15- Cooking Mini Camp/ Face Painting Day

Monday, June 18- Friday, June 22- VBS (All campers of age to attend will go)

Monday, June 25- Basketball Mini Camp/ Kona Ice Truck
Tuesday, June 26- Soccer Mini Camp
Wednesday, June 27- Chapel
Thursday, June 28- Art Mini Camp
Friday, June 29- Cooking Mini Camp/ Inflatable Water Slide

Monday, July 2- Basketball Mini Camp
Tuesday, July 3- Soccer Mini Camp/ Ice Cream Social
CLOSED JULY 4
Thursday, July 5- Art Mini Camp/ Bike Day
Friday, July 6- Cooking Mini Camp/ Water Play

Monday, July 9- Basketball Mini Camp
Tuesday, July 10- Soccer Mini Camp
Wednesday, July 11- Chapel/ Camp Wide Cupcake Wars
Thursday, July 12- Art Mini Camp
Friday, July 13- Cooking Mini Camp/ Pasta Lunch

Monday, July 16- Basketball Mini Camp
Tuesday, July 17- Soccer Mini Camp/ Reptile Experience
Wednesday, July 18- Chapel
Thursday, July 19- Art Mini Camp/ Bike Day
Friday, July 20- Cooking Mini Camp/ Baseball Day (hot dog lunch provided)

Monday, July 23- Basketball Mini Camp/ Kona Ice Truck
Tuesday, July 24- Soccer Mini Camp
Wednesday, July 25- Chapel/ PJ- Movie Day
Thursday, July 26- Art Mini Camp
Friday, July 27- Cooking Mini Camp/ Inflatable Water Slide

Tuesday, July 31- Ice Cream Social
Thursday, August 2- Bike Day
Friday, August 3- Last Day of Camp- Pizza Party!

Camp Costs

One time $50 registration fee
Before Camp Care- 7 a.m. – 8 a.m. $3/day
Summer Day Camp- 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. $30/day
After Camp Care- 3 p.m.- 6 p.m. $10/day
Both Before and After Care- $10/day

**These rates are for days that you are previously signed up for.  If you would like to add days you did not originally register for or drop days we need one weeks notice otherwise you will be charged a drop in rate for added days or the regular amount you registered for missed days.

Drop in rate (unplanned use)

Before Camp: $5
Day Camp: $40
After Camp: $15

Snacks and Lunch

Campers will need to bring a morning snack, lunch, and water bottle from home daily.  We will provide a snack in aftercare.

Zion Lutheran School is peanut sensitive.

  • Students in ELP or Preschool must bring snacks and lunches that are peanut free. 
  • If your children are in K-5th grade they may bring peanut items but will sit at a peanut table.

Meet our Summer Camp Directors

Jeri Derrington

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Education – University of Missouri, St. Louis
  • Currently enrolled in Graduate classes in Early Childhood Education through-University of Missouri, St. Louis

Experience

  • In home daycare – 10 years
  • Zion Lutheran, St. Charles, MO – Preschool Extended Care Director 2003 – 2010
  • Parent’s Day Out teacher 2008-present
  • After School Care Director-2006-present

“When we treat children’s play as seriously as it deserves, we are helping them feel the joy that’s to be found in the creative spirit. It’s the things we play with and the people who help us play that make a great difference in our lives.” ― Fred Rogers

Carrie Buerges

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with a minor in Special Education, Lindenwood University, St. Charles, MO 2011

Experience

  • St. Charles Parks and Recreation Summer Camp- Assistant Director 2004-2009
  • Little Guppy Child Development Center – Summer Camp Director 2009-2014
  • Little Guppy Child Development Center – Pre-Kindergarten 2011-2012
  • Zion Lutheran, St. Charles, MO – 5th grade 2012-2013, 4th grade 2013-2014, 5th Grade 2014-Present

“I want to inspire people, I want someone to look at me and say, “because of you I didn’t give up!”