Summer Camp Plus
Grades 1-5

Camp Plus combines morning academics with afternoon activities to make a full day of learning and fun for kids in grades 1-5!

Grades 1-5: Summer Camp Plus

Our core focus classes are tailored to maximize learning under the guidance of dedicated teachers. Students enrolled in this program experience a math- and language arts-focused curriculum. Lessons are designed to reinforce existing skills while stretching a student’s creative and cognitive thinking at or above grade level. Students must be proficient in English and enrolled in their fall grade level.

Weekly folders are sent home with newsletters and student work. No homework, grades or report cards are issued.

Students working and smiling at camera

Four-week Session "Core Focus"

June 25-July 20

Our Core Focus classes are tailored to maximize learning under the guidance of dedicated teachers. Students enrolled in this program experience a math- and language arts-focused curriculum. Lessons are designed to reinforce existing skills while stretching a student’s creative and cognitive thinking at or above grade level.

The four weeks are divided into two parts: lessons will be devoted to math for two weeks and language arts for two weeks. This provides students with time to deepen their understanding and application of the concepts presented.

Session Options & Fees

Full-Day Option

$3,455 (+ Lunch: $165)

Morning Academics | 8:30-11:30 a.m. | Explore

Core Focus Academics

The morning is divided into two core subject areas:

  • Language arts
  • Math
  • Diverse lessons will maximize individual learning styles.
  • Campers will be challenged at or above grade level.
  • Weekly folders with newsletters and student work will be sent home.
  • No homework, report cards or grades are issued.
  • Students must be proficient in English and in their fall grade level.

Sample Morning Schedule

  • 8:30-10:15 a.m.: Math/Language Arts
  • 10:15-10:30 a.m.: Recess
  • 10:30-11:30 a.m.: Math/Language Arts

Summer Lunch | 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Explore

Lunch for an entire session is an option for full- and partial-day campers. Regular and vegetarian entrees are offered each day and menus are designed to provide healthy, nutritious options. All campers receive milk/juice and fresh fruit at lunchtime.

View A Sample Lunch Menu

Afternoon Activities | 12-5 p.m. | Explore

Group Time Activities (12-3:30 p.m.)

Grade 1-5 campers rotate during group time through a wide variety of activities. The individual group schedules are designed to match the interests of the particular group and to provide opportunities for new challenges. Older campers are offered more choice in their selections.

Session 1 Activity Calendar
Session 2 Activity Calendar

Field Trips

Field trips are scheduled by division and allow campers to leave camp and enjoy many local recreational experiences. Group leaders, counselors and camp directors provide supervision, and bus transportation is provided and organized by Harker's own transportation director to ensure camper safety. Weekly field trip updates and reminders are emailed to parents during the session.

Swimming

Swimming is included in the activities of full- and partial-day campers.

  • Trained and certified lifeguards and swim instructors are always on duty.
  • Campers are tested and grouped according to skill.
  • All skill levels are acceptable.
  • Campers in grades 1-3 receive swimming lessons.
  • Campers in grades 4-5 participate in a variety of aquatic activities.
  • Campers in grades 1-5 may choose free swim during special interest period (3:30-5 p.m.).

Special Interest Time (3:30-5 p.m.)

Full-day campers participate in daily special interest activities from 3:30-5 p.m. Campers choose afternoon activities from a long list of options. The special interest time gives campers the opportunity to make their own choices, play with friends outside their camp group and follow favorite camp staff to their special activities!

Partial-Day Option

$3,170 (+ Lunch: $165)

Morning Academics | 8:30-11:30 a.m. | Explore

Core Focus Academics

The morning is divided into two core subject areas:

  • Language arts
  • Math
  • Diverse lessons will maximize individual learning styles.
  • Campers will be challenged at or above grade level.
  • Weekly folders with newsletters and student work will be sent home.
  • No homework, report cards or grades are issued.
  • Students must be proficient in English and in their fall grade level.

Sample Morning Schedule

  • 8:30-10:15 a.m.: Math/Language Arts
  • 10:15-10:30 a.m.: Recess
  • 10:30-11:30 a.m.: Math/Language Arts

Summer Lunch | 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Explore

Lunch for an entire session is an option for full- and partial-day campers. Regular and vegetarian entrees are offered each day and menus are designed to provide healthy, nutritious options. All campers receive milk/juice and fresh fruit at lunchtime.

View A Sample Lunch Menu

Afternoon Activities | 12-3:30 p.m. | Explore

Group Time Activities (12-3:30 p.m.)

Grade 1-5 campers rotate during group time through a wide variety of activities. The individual group schedules are designed to match the interests of the particular group and to provide opportunities for new challenges. Older campers are offered more choice in their selections.

Session 1 Activity Calendar
Session 2 Activity Calendar

Field Trips

Field trips are scheduled by division and allow campers to leave camp and enjoy many local recreational experiences. Group leaders, counselors and camp directors provide supervision, and bus transportation is provided and organized by Harker's own transportation director to ensure camper safety. Weekly field trip updates and reminders are emailed to parents during the session.

Swimming

Swimming is included in the activities of full- and partial-day campers.

  • Trained and certified lifeguards and swim instructors are always on duty.
  • Campers are tested and grouped according to skill.
  • All skill levels are acceptable.
  • Campers in grades 1-3 receive swimming lessons.
  • Campers in grades 4-5 participate in a variety of aquatic activities.

Morning-Only Option

$1,650

Morning Academics | 8:30-11:30 a.m. | Explore

Core Focus Academics

The morning is divided into two core subject areas:

  • Language arts
  • Math
  • Diverse lessons will maximize individual learning styles.
  • Campers will be challenged at or above grade level.
  • Weekly folders with newsletters and student work will be sent home.
  • No homework, report cards or grades are issued.
  • Students must be proficient in English and in their fall grade level.

Sample Morning Schedule

  • 8:30-10:15 a.m.: Math/Language Arts
  • 10:15-10:30 a.m.: Recess
  • 10:30-11:30 a.m.: Math/Language Arts

Teacher helping student

Two-Week Sessions "Pick Your Passion"

June 25-July 6 | July 9-20 | July 23-Aug. 3

Pick Your Passion classes are designed to foster creativity and self-expression by giving campers a chance to explore a single subject of interest. Project-based lessons will include teacher directed instruction, small group learning, and plenty of hands-on activities.

Session Options & Fees

Full-Day Option

June 25-July 6

$1,548 (+ Lunch: $75)
July 9-20, July 23-Aug. 3
$1,720 (+ Lunch: $84)

Morning Academics | 8:30-11:30 a.m. | Explore

Pick one course from a variety of subject areas:

  • Language arts
  • Math
  • Science
  • Art
  • Technology

Enrichment lessons and activities will allow campers to explore a favorite subject in integrated grade-level groups.

  • Diverse lessons will maximize individual learning styles.
  • Campers will be challenged at or above grade level.
  • Weekly folders with newsletters and student work will be sent home.
  • No homework, report cards or grades are issued.
  • Students must be proficient in English and in their fall grade level.

June 25-July 6 Course Electives
July 9-20 Course Electives
July 23-Aug. 3 Course Electives

Summer Lunch | 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Explore

Lunch for an entire session is an option for full- and partial-day campers. Regular and vegetarian entrees are offered each day and menus are designed to provide healthy, nutritious options. All campers receive milk/juice and fresh fruit at lunchtime.

View A Sample Lunch Menu

Afternoon Activities | 12-5 p.m. | Explore

Group Time Activities (12-3:30 p.m.)

Grade 1-5 campers rotate during group time through a wide variety of activities. The individual group schedules are designed to match the interests of the particular group and to provide opportunities for new challenges. Older campers are offered more choice in their selections.

Session 1 Activity Calendar
Session 2 Activity Calendar

Field Trips

Field trips are scheduled by division and allow campers to leave camp and enjoy many local recreational experiences. Group leaders, counselors and camp directors provide supervision, and bus transportation is provided and organized by Harker's own transportation director to ensure camper safety. Weekly field trip updates and reminders are emailed to parents during the session.

Swimming

Swimming is included in the activities of full- and partial-day campers.

  • Trained and certified lifeguards and swim instructors are always on duty.
  • Campers are tested and grouped according to skill.
  • All skill levels are acceptable.
  • Campers in grades 1-3 receive swimming lessons.
  • Campers in grades 4-5 participate in a variety of aquatic activities.
  • Campers in grades 1-5 may choose free swim during special interest period (3:30-5 p.m.).

Special Interest Time (3:30-5 p.m.)

Full-day campers participate in daily special interest activities from 3:30-5 p.m. Campers choose afternoon activities from a long list of options. The special interest time gives campers the opportunity to make their own choices, play with friends outside their camp group and follow favorite camp staff to their special activities!

Partial Option

June 25-July 6

$1,422 (+ Lunch: $75)
July 9-20, July 23-Aug. 3
$1,580 (+ Lunch: $84)

Morning Academics | 8:30-11:30 a.m. | Explore

Pick one course from a variety of subject areas:

  • Language arts
  • Math
  • Science
  • Art
  • Technology

Enrichment lessons and activities will allow campers to explore a favorite subject in integrated grade-level groups.

  • Diverse lessons will maximize individual learning styles.
  • Campers will be challenged at or above grade level.
  • Weekly folders with newsletters and student work will be sent home.
  • No homework, report cards or grades are issued.
  • Students must be proficient in English and in their fall grade level.

June 25-July 6 Course Electives
July 9-20 Course Electives
July 23-Aug. 3 Course Electives

Summer Lunch | 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Explore

Lunch for an entire session is an option for full- and partial-day campers. Regular and vegetarian entrees are offered each day and menus are designed to provide healthy, nutritious options. All campers receive milk/juice and fresh fruit at lunchtime.

View A Sample Lunch Menu

Afternoon Activities | 12-3:30 p.m. | Explore

Group Time Activities (12-3:30 p.m.)

Grade 1-5 campers rotate during group time through a wide variety of activities. The individual group schedules are designed to match the interests of the particular group and to provide opportunities for new challenges. Older campers are offered more choice in their selections.

Session 1 Activity Calendar
Session 2 Activity Calendar

Field Trips

Field trips are scheduled by division and allow campers to leave camp and enjoy many local recreational experiences. Group leaders, counselors and camp directors provide supervision, and bus transportation is provided and organized by Harker's own transportation director to ensure camper safety. Weekly field trip updates and reminders are emailed to parents during the session.

Swimming

Swimming is included in the activities of full- and partial-day campers.

  • Trained and certified lifeguards and swim instructors are always on duty.
  • Campers are tested and grouped according to skill.
  • All skill levels are acceptable.
  • Campers in grades 1-3 receive swimming lessons.
  • Campers in grades 4-5 participate in a variety of aquatic activities.
Sack race

One-Week Session "Out 'n' About"

Aug. 6-10

Out 'n' About is a very special way for campers to round out their summer and understand the benefits of helping others!

*You must be registered for a minimum of one session in order to participate in this one-week adventure.*

  • Campers are divided into age groups (K-1, 2-3, 4-5) and participate in a week full of age-appropriate games, lessons, activities and off-campus trips centered around service learning, team building, problem-solving and fun.
  • Each group will have a specific theme project and goal for the week.
  • Each group will take two field trips during the week related to their service projects. (Trip schedule and specific service projects will be posted soon.)

Session Options & Fees

Full-Day Option

$690 (+ Lunch: $42)

Daily Schedule (8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.) | Explore

  • 8:30 a.m.: Morning campfire - all groups meet in the gym, sing songs, play games and get set for the day
  • 9:15 a.m.: Grade-level lessons, activities and service project work
  • 10:15 a.m.: Recess and morning snack
  • 10:45 a.m.: Grade-level lessons, activities and service project work
  • 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.: Lunch/recess
  • 12:45-2:45 p.m.: Rotate through camp activities - each activity will teach or reinforce a skill or concept related to the theme project
  • 2:45 p.m.: Afternoon campfire, all groups meet
  • 3:30 p.m.: Snack
  • 3:45-4:45 p.m.: Extra special interest activities

Partial-Day Option

$615 (+ Lunch: $42)

Daily Schedule (8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.) | Explore

  • 8:30 a.m.: Morning campfire - all groups meet in the gym, sing songs, play games and get set for the day
  • 9:15 a.m.: Grade-level lessons, activities and service project work
  • 10:15 a.m.: Recess and morning snack
  • 10:45 a.m.: Grade-level lessons, activities and service project work
  • 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.: Lunch/recess
  • 12:45-2:45 p.m.: Rotate through camp activities - each activity will teach or reinforce a skill or concept related to the theme project
  • 2:45 p.m.: Afternoon campfire, all groups meet
  • 3:30 p.m.: Partial-day campers head home
BEST Staff with kids

Summer Staff

Outstanding faculty and staff are one of the hallmarks of The Harker School. All staff are carefully selected to provide a positive experience for the students.

Lower School Gym

Campus & Facilities

Our outstanding facilities support our elementary school campers’ learning and growth.

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Eligibility

Boys and girls entering kindergarten through grade 5 in fall 2018 are eligible. Campers must be at least 5 years old by Dec. 1, 2018, must speak and understand English at their grade level, and must provide a teacher recommendation from a current school to be eligible for our program. Academic classes in our K-5 program are designed as enrichment and not as remedial or accelerating programs. International students must complete an additional recommendation form and may participate in Camp Plus programs if they have strong English skills.

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