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Weekly Themes

Ages 5- to 12-years old

Summer day camps at the St. Charles Children’s Learning Center put fun into your child’s summertime and allow parents to continue to work on their own educational, career, and family-related goals.

Each program engages, educates, and entertains through hands-on activities provided in a safe, caring environment where students feel free to explore.

Weekly themes chase away school-year doldrums by helping students test the boundaries of their knowledge, discover fascinating facts and new areas of interest while realizing their learning potential and making life-long friends.

Day Camp 2013 Weekly Schedule: 

  • Camp Dates
  • Camp Theme
  • Brief Camp Description

June 17-21
Out of This World
Climb aboard the CSM Discovery as we blast off into outer space and travel to the far reaches of the
   universe. Our space cadets will learn about space travel, the solar system, and what it takes to be an

June 24-28
Adventures in Art
Come join us for an unforgettable adventure as we get our hands messy and explore what materials
   can be used to create works of art. What can you use as a paintbrush - a toothbrush? a twig?
   noodles? What will be your canvas - the sidewalk? a fence post? a t-shirt? Where will you display  
   your art - an easel? the wall? the ceiling? We will celebrate the end of our week with a CLC Art  
   Gallery exhibition.
July 1-5*
Party in the USA*
We are celebrating the red, white, and blue! We will explore what makes our country unique and  
   what it means to be an American citizen. We will celebrate our Independence with a parade around 
    the CSM La Plata campus.
          *CLC will be closed Thursday July 4, 2013 in observance of Independence Day

July 8-12
Under the Sea Odyssey
Get ready for fun in the sun as we comb the sandy beach for treasures. Then grab your scuba gear 
    as we become marine biologists and dive down to explore and learn about a variety of marine life.

July 15-19
Wild, Wild, West
Saddle up and come down the dusty trail to the CLC to learn about the Wild West. Learn about the
   California Gold Rush, the Pony Express, and the Legends of the time. We'll celebrate the Old West
   through stories, sports, and hands-on activities.
July 22-26
It's A Jungle Out There
Welcome to the Jungle - grab your binoculars and put on your fedora as we set off for adventure.
   We will set off for an expedition to learn about the tropical forests and rainforest animals.

July 29-August 2
Fun with Food
Step into the kitchen and prepare to get your hands messy! Learn where your food comes from and
   the art and science behind transforming ingredients into a delightful snack. Bring your imagination
   and appetite as you explore the wonderful world of food! 

August 5-9
Around the World
Travel the globe without ever leaving camp! Each day, experience a new country and explore
   geography, ethnic traditions, music, dance, food, folklore, sports, and more! Pack your bags for great
   adventures and embark on our world tour.

August 12-16
Our Big Backyard
Explore the joy and beauty of the natural world right outside your back door. Go on a nature
   discovery trek, catch and release insects, and learn about our ecosystem, including regional
   mosses, trees, and birds. End your week enjoying a meal outdoors.
August 19-23
Time Travel
Climb aboard the CLC Time Machine and see where it takes you. Will you be walking with dinosaurs
   or traveling in a flying car? Will you fly a kite with Benjamin Franklin or develop an app with Steve
   Jobs? Hold on for this adventure through time as you learn about the past and predict what the
   future may hold!

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