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 18months – 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 (previously known as PDO) 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.

Please submit registration forms to summercamp@zionharvester.org or hard copies with the school secretary. Registration fees of $50 may be submitted to the school secretary.

June 5- August 4

Monday-Friday Weekly

*No camp Monday, 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, Cindy’s Petting Zoo, Bike Days, Water Play Days, Pizza Party, Ice Cream Socials, Camp Carnival, Fun Inflatables, and other special surprises.  Specific Dates on the enrollment calendar.

**K-4 Will have the opportunity to walk to businesses in the area for special field trips.

**Dance and Martial Arts Classes will be offered at an additional expense. More information will be provided upon inquiry.

Summer 2017 Events Schedule

Monday, June 5th-First Day of camp
Tuesday, June 6th-Ice Cream Social
Wednesday, June 7th-Chapel
Thursday, June 8th-Reptile Experience in house field trip
Friday, June 9th-Water Play
Monday, June 12th-Dance mini camp-Martial Arts mini camp
Tuesday, June 13th-Bike Day-Fire Truck Visit
Wednesday, June 14th-Chapel-Soccer mini camp-Art mini camp
Thursday, June 15th-Water Play
Friday, June 16th-Pasta Day (lunch provided for those who choose to participate)
Monday, June 19th-23rd- VBS – all campers PS-5th grade will attend 9am-12pm.
(Campers will only need to bring lunch-not snack each day) ELP will have a regular day.
Monday, June 26th- Dance mini camp-Martial Arts mini camp
Tuesday, June 27th- Taco Tuesday-(lunch provided for those who choose to participate)
Wednesday, June 28th-Chapel-Soccer mini camp-Art mini camp
Thursday, June 29th-Water Play
Friday, June 30th-Movie Day-popcorn snack provided
Monday, July 3rd- Ice Cream Social
Tuesday, July 4th-NO CAMP
Wednesday, July 5th- Chapel
Thursday, July 6th-Bike Day
Friday, July 7th-Water Play
Monday, July 10th-Dance mini camp-Martial Arts mini camp
Tuesday, July 11th-Camp Carnival + hot dog lunch (provided for those who choose to participate)
Wednesday, July 12th- Chapel-Soccer mini camp-Art mini camp
Thursday, July 13th- Water Play
Friday, July 14th-Kona Ice Truck Visit
Monday, July 17th- Dance mini camp-Martial Arts mini camp
Tuesday, July 18th- Taco Tuesday (Lunch provided for those who choose to participate)
Wednesday, July 19th-Chapel-Soccer mini camp-Art mini camp
Thursday, July 20th-Juggling Jeff in house field trip
Friday, July 21st-Water Play
Monday, July 24th- Dance mini camp-Martial Arts mini camp
Tuesday, July 25th- Bike Day
Wednesday, July 26th-Chapel-Soccer mini camp-Art mini camp
Thursday, July 27th-Water Play
Friday, July 28th-Pizza Party (Lunch provided for those who choose to participate)
Monday, July 31st-Pasta Day (Lunch provided for those who choose to participate), Dance mini camp-Martial Arts mini camp
Tuesday, August 1st-Water Play Day- Inflatable water slide
Wednesday, August 2nd-Chapel-Soccer mini camp-Art mini camp
Thursday, August 3rd-Movie Day- popcorn snack provided
Friday, August 4th-Last Day of Camp-Ice Cream Social

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!”