DAY CAMP

Merriwood Christian Camp offers both a Lower Elementary Day Camp program (specifically designed for the rising 1st through 4th grader), as well as an Upper Elementary Day Camp program (designed for the rising 4th-6th grader (new for Summer 2021).

The Lower Elementary Day Camp is a great opportunity for children to begin experiencing summer camp! Throughout the week the campers will stay with their small groups. Each day consists of an interactive Bible Class (with childrens’ songs and a Bible lesson), pool time, four additional activity sessions, and canteen time. Throughout the week, the activity sessions include: hayrides, fishing, paddle boats, swimming, nature trail walks, kickball, craft times, playground, and more!

Rate Includes: Morning snack, lunch, take home crafts, tie dye t-shirt, and all the activities listed above.

Our capacity for this week is 88 girls (8 groups) and 88 boys (8 groups). Even though it’s a day camp program, the campers will have a “home base” cabin to house their backpack throughout the day, for down time after lunch, and for changing before and after pool time.

Arrival: Drop off Monday through Friday will be drive-through for 2021 between 8:30 and 8:45 am. Programming begins at 8:45 am. (No early arrivals please.)

Pick up: Pick up will be drive-through for 2021. Parents/guardians will pull around the traffic circle and we will bring your camper to your vehicle. Check out is 4:30 pm daily.

Optional Friday Overnight: For rising 2nd graders through rising 4th graders, there is an optional overnight stay Friday night through Saturday morning. Programming continues from Friday at 4:30 pm through Saturday morning, pick up at 9:00 am in the gymnasium.  The additional cost for the overnight stay is 30. The overnight stay includes games, supper Friday night, campfire, songs, cabin experience, and breakfast Saturday morning. Pre-registration is available online during registration or you can wait until the camp week to make a decision. More details will be sent home with rising 2nd-4th graders Monday of day camp.

Click here for more LOWER ELEMENTARY DAY CAMP DETAILS concerning what to bring, what to wear, and authorized pick ups.

For more details on the UPPER ELEMENTARY JUNIOR DAY CAMP WEEK, please see the JUNIOR WEEK page on our site.

2021 DAY CAMP WEEKS

Two Options:
– Lower Elementary Day Camp Weeks (for rising 1st-4th graders)
– Upper Elementary Day Camp Weeks (for rising 4th-6th graders)

DAY CAMP DETAILS (for LOWER ELEMENTARY)

Arrival: Staggered, drive-through drop off times will be approximately 8:25-8:55 am daily. (More details with specifics will be provided via email to registrants as time nears.)
Departure: Staggered pick up times will be approximately 4:20-4:40 pm daily. (More specifics will be provided via email to registrants as time nears.)
Days: Monday through Friday
Grades: Rising 1st-4th Graders
Rate: $244/week
Dates: 
1st Day Camp (for Lower Elementary) – June 7-11, 2021 * Full for Girls and Guys. Waiting list available through online portal.
2nd Day Camp (for Lower Elementary) – June 28-July 2, 2021 – Full for Girls and Guys. Waiting list available through online portal.

* Some surrounding county schools may have school into the 1st Day Camp week for lower elementary.  Please check your school calendar closely as refunds will not be given for campers who have signed up for a week and then choose to cancel based on school schedule. Transfers will be permitted if there is availability in a different week for a  $25 transfer fee. 

Optional Overnight Stay for Lower Elementary Day Camp
There is an optional overnight stay on the Friday night of the Lower Elementary Day Camp Week for rising 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders for an additional fee. The program continues from Friday at 4:30 pm through Saturday at 9:00 am.  Sign up is available when you register online and will also be given out the first day of the camp week.

JUNIOR DAY CAMP (for UPPER ELEMENTARY)

Arrival: Approximate arrival time is 8:30 am. Staggered drop off times. More details will be provided to registrants. Departure: 5:30 pm
Days: Monday through Friday
Grades: Rising 4th-6th Graders
Rate: $295/week
Dates: 
1st Junior Day Camp (for Upper Elementary) – June 14-18, 2021 – Full for Guys. Waiting list available through the online portal. Nearing full for Girls.
2nd Junior Day Camp (for Upper Elementary) – July 12-16, 2021 – Full for Guys and Girls. Waiting list available through the online portal.  
3rd Junior Day Camp (for Upper Elementary) – August 2-6, 2021Day Portion not available for 3rd Junior Week.

Details about Junior  Day Camp Weeks (for Upper Elementary): This summer, for the first time ever, we are offering a day option for Upper Elementary School Students. The Junior Day Camper will experience all the day activities for this Junior age-group, yet not spend the night.

Activities include team building activities, skills class options (such as archery, riflery, canoeing, model rocketry, outdoor cooking, outdoor survival, box car building and racing, sling shots, various crafts, volleyball, basketball, t-shirt crafts, acting, soccer, duct tape crafts, bead crafts, and fishing), recreation games (like gaga, field games, etc), climbing wall, swimming, water game day (including the blob, water trampoline, and water obstacle course), morning chapel time, and afternoon canteen time.

There will not be a Friday overnight option for this program.

Cohort and Buddy Requests:  Those signing up for the Junior Day Camp will be in different cohorts than the ones signing up for the Junior Overnight Camp (which take place the same dates). For this reason, please make sure any buddy requests you choose are attending the same program you are (either day or overnight).

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Lower Elementary Day Camp Details, Summer 2021
Day Camp Sample Schedule
Waiting List Q&A (Details, Info)

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