Registration for 2017 Summer Camp at EDS is now open.
2017 Summer at EDS
Day Camp at EDS
Day Camp at EDS is a 7-week day camp for children 3-12 years of age. To qualify for our 3 year old camp program, campers must be toilet trained, and have been in a preschool program for at least one year. Campers will explore, create, learn, and be active. Day Camp will run from 9 am to 3:30 pm, with extended day (until 5) and half day (until 1) options available. Each week will have an amazing theme and all projects and activities will center around the theme. Every day, campers will participate in sports/athletics, arts and crafts, outdoor play, a weekly special, and other rotations.
The following camps will be at EDS this summer:
June 5-9: Theatre Works
Mary Anne Symms-Schweser studied Theatre at Governor’s Honor’s program, and majored in Theatre at the University of Georgia where she holds a Juris Doctorate. She is a veteran of the Augusta stage and is founder and artistic director of ACT Studio, a place to nurture young actors. Our youngest campers will turn stories alive, our older campers will learn about movement, play theatre games, learn about props, and discover the joy of the theatre in this wonderful week of camp.
June 12-16: Ecology
Experience a new adventure every day as we explore outdoor spaces, learn games and songs, and create projects. Journey to different habitats at our Flowing Wells Campus and discover the animals and plants that live there. Using binoculars, magnifying glass, our own senses, and field guides, we will search a variety of ecosystems to learn about the lives of the plants and animals of our region.
June 19-23: The Edible Garden
In the edible garden camp, campers will spend their mornings at our 30-acre Flowing Wells Campus in the sun and shade. They will learn about summer vegetables as they explore our 55 raised bed gardens and learn to identify vegetable varieties and harvest. Campers will have the opportunity to taste a variety of foods as we make simple recipes with our garden bounty each day.
June 26-30: Superheroes
Superheroes will find their superpowers in this fun filled week of camp! Projects and activities will center around this superhero theme, helping campers find out how to be a superhero with their friends, their family, and their community.
July 10-14: Bottle Rockets and Fantastic Science
In this interactive camp, campers will learn about the science of making things go. They will design and launch a variety of different air and water powered rockets at our Flowing Wells Campus. They will also learn about the science of motion by creating a variety of moving objects such as balloon powered cars.
July 17-21: Science Olympics
The Science Olympics demonstrates the fun and practical side of exploring science concepts by focuses on everyday problem-solving and scientific concepts in a series of competitive events. Campers are given a daily challenge and work both individually and in teams to design solutions that apply knowledge and creativity in a variety of scientific concepts.
July 24-28: Sports World Cup
Sports Word Cup gives campers the opportunity to explore a variety of sports through participation in a series of challenges. Campers will work individually and in teams to develop specific skills necessary to compete in a particular physical challenges, culminating in the World Cup competition on Friday.
Full Day Early Bird (March 1-May 15): $180/week
Half Day Early Bird (March 1-May 15): $130/week
Full Day (After May 15): $190/week
Half Day (After May 15): $140/week
Extended Day: $40/week
Sample Camp Schedule
*Snacks are included once in the morning, and once in the afternoon and are built into the schedule. Campers will be responsible for bringing their own lunches
Counselor in Training (CiT) at EDS
Have your teenager apply for our Counselor in Training program and learn valuable leadership skills this summer. This volunteer position is for teenagers, 13-16. Applications for this position will be available online. Through the CiT Program our young leaders will get CPR/First Aid Certified, gain leadership experience, work hands on with younger children, and be responsible for assisting in the development and implementation of activities for the camp. CiTs must commit to at least 2 weeks of camp, and priority will be given to those who can work for the entire summer. Click here for application.
Speciality Camps at EDS
In addition to the Day Camp, EDS will offer specialty camps, also open to all campers in the CSRA, where skills can be honed in one specific area. These speciality camps will run either for one full week, or once a week for a period of time (4-8 weeks).
June 19-23: Big G Basketball Camp - with Garrett Siler
Learn skills, compete in games, practice good teamwork, and have fun in this week long basketball camp. Garrett Siler and his team is ready to join EDS again this summer, for a fun filled week of basketball.
Ages 8-16; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Lunch included; $180
The Mud Puppy Music Club with Tara Scheyer: Mommy and Me style music class
Monday at 5pm-5:45pm June 5, 12, 19, 26, July 10, 17
Monday at 5:45pm-6:30pm June 5, 12, 19, 26, July 10, 17
Tuesday at 9am-9:45am June 6, 13, 20, 27, July 11, 18
Come join us as we sing, dance, jump and shake it-shake it-shake it to a steady beat. In Mud Puppy Music Club, we focus on developing and strengthening relationships through music. We use classrooms instruments & props (bells, shakers, rhythm sticks, stretchy band, parachute) to emphasize the steady beat, teach call/response, and to encourage creative play.
Infants - 4 years old with Parents; $110 for the primary participant/$100 for siblings
June 26-30: EDS Cheerleading Camp in Partnership with the Augusta University Jaguars
Young cheerleaders are encouraged to participate in this summer camp! They will learn from the EDS cheerleaders and coaches, as well as the Augusta University Jaguar cheerleaders. The day will start out with crafts, skills, and lessons with the EDS cheerleaders and coaches, and after lunch the Augusta University Cheerleaders will take over, building upon the skills learned that morning.
Rising 1st to Rising 5th Grade Girls; 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.; $150; Please pack your own lunch
July 17-21: Welcome to School with Wendy Moody and Lynda Smith
Join veteran preschool teachers Wendy Moody and Lynda Smith as they welcome your child to school. This camp is encouraged for all incoming young 3s and 3s students. Campers will learn their way around the school, participate in games, and crafts, and most importantly, familiarize themselves with the school before the new school year begins.
Rising Young 3s - PK; 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; $130; Please pack your own lunch
July 31-August 4: Ideaventions Summer Einsteins
It’s never too early to start learning about science. Join us for a week of Mini Einsteins exploration and wonder as we examine rainbows and bubbles, germs and bricks, oceans, wind and waves, dinosaurs and fossils, and entomology. We start each class by reading a book to introduce the explorers to the topic of the day. We then put what we read about into action by doing about 3-4 hands-on activities, games, songs and/or experiments that give us a first-hand experience with the topic we are exploring for the day.
Rising 3s - Rising K; 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; $220
July 31 - August 4: Ideaventions Jr. Robotics - Atlantis
Join us on an underwater quest to find the lost city of Atlantis! Build new creations with LEGO®s and program your robotic creations. In this quest, we are part of a deep sea salvage crew searching for the lost city so that we may uncover its mysteries. We must defeat underwater guardians to retrieve three keys which open the portal to Atlantis. We will use robotic sensors, motors, the WeDo visual programming environment, and LEGOs® to solve these problems using creative thinking.
Rising 1st - Rising 3rd; 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; $220
Sweet Feet Soccer camp focuses on the introduction and mastery of skill in a fun learning environment. This is achieved through maximum ball contacts, expert coaching, and daily fun games. Through our camp structure, we create an environment that keeps players invested in their own development long after the camp concludes. We look forward to having an amazing week with your soccer player.
Ages 3-14; 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; $150; Please pack lunch
July 31-August 4: Extended Day Option
Open to all students enrolled in either Sweet Feet or Ideaventions; 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.; $40