Summer at Severn

Chesapeake Camps

Summer
Summer at Severn Chesapeake Camps are a magical mix of creativity, learning, and adventure for children entering preschool through 5th grade.

Get Ready for the Best Summer Ever

Our week-long sessions are led by nurturing Severn School teachers, alumni and student counselors who know just the right moment to give an epic air-high five or an encouraging cheer. Chesapeake campers love to try new things, giggle with friends and squeeze the most fun possible out of each and every day!

Summer 2023 offerings will be available beginning Feb. 1, 2023.

Day Camps

Day Camps run from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday. All camps are $335/week.

When registering, select the camp that reflects the grade your child will enter in the fall of 2023. 
  • Little Admirals, preschool - prekindergarten (age 3.5-5) Maryland state regulations require that campers are 3 years and 6 months to be enrolled in camp.
  • Blue Crabs - kindergarten
  • Terps - 1st grade
  • Orioles - 2nd grade
  • Rockfish - 3rd grade
  • Osprey - 4th & 5th grade

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  • Week 1: Summer Blast Off! (Space)

    June 26-30, 2023 (Rising Preschool-Grade 5)
    Blast off into the universe and explore what’s beyond our planet! Your camper will learn about the other planets in our universe, as well as other objects floating through space. You should expect plenty of space-themed crafts to come home with your camper by the end of the week!
  • Week 2: Maryland, the State that I Love

    July 3-7, 2023 (Rising Preschool - Grade 5)
    This week we will dive into all things Maryland, the state flag, bird, flower and so much more! Get ready to take a journey through the state known for fishing, blue crabs, and the Chesapeake Bay. You will be sure to learn some new fun facts along the way!

    ( Camp will not be held on July 4 in observance of the holiday* )
    *Week 2 camp will be $268, due to no camp on July 4. 
  • Week 3: Animal Safari

    July 10-14, 2023 (Rising Preschool - Grade 5)
    Get ready for a Summer Safari! Grab your hat and binoculars as we travel around the world discovering animals in their natural habitats. We will observe the best geographic locations to spot The Big Five!
  • Week 4: Motion in the Ocean

    July 17-21, 2023 (Rising Preschool - Grade 5)
    Dive down to the depths of the ocean in our ocean-themed camp! During this week, your camper will explore creatures that live at the surface of the water, and make their way down as far as their scuba gear will take them. Join us this week for some deep sea exploration!
  • Week 5: STEAM

    July 24-28, 2023 (Rising Preschool - Grade 5)
    With STEAM programs becoming more prevalent throughout school systems across the country, join us for a week of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics! Have your camper learn the importance of each subject and how they use each of them in their everyday lives.

Chesapeake Specialty Camps

All Specialty Camps are full-day sessions from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday. All camps are $335/week. Age limits vary per camp, please see the descriptions for details.

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  • Week 1: Clay All Day

    Dates: June 26-30, 2023
    Ages: Rising Grade 1 - Grade 5
    Instructor: Mrs. Friedman

    Clay all day with Mrs. Friedman! If you like to make original sculptures out of clay this camp is for you. Little artists will make several imaginative pieces which will be glazed and fired in bright colors.  

    Cap at 14 students. 
  • Week 2: Paint Until You Faint

    Dates: July 3-7, 2023
    Ages: Rising Grade 1 - Grade 5
    Instructor: Mrs. Friedman

    Campers will create unique and personal clay pieces throughout this week of camp. This camp will be led by Mrs. Friedman, our Severn School Chesapeake Campus art teacher. Campers will have the opportunity to make beautiful clay art, glaze it, and have it fired. Pieces will be ready to be picked up about a week later.

    Cap at 14 students. 

    ( Camp will not be held on July 4 in observance of the holiday* )
    *Week 2 camp will be $268, due to no camp on July 4. 
  • Week 2: Shutterbug

    Dates: July 3-7, 2023
    Ages: Rising Grade 4 - Grade 6
    Instructor: Ms. Cranford

    Campers will learn about camera operation, photo composition, and editing techniques while working on a variety of indoor and outdoor photography projects. At the conclusion of the club, each camper will take the week's photos home on a flash drive. 

    Cameras and all necessary equipment will be provided.

    May I bring my own camera?

    We will be using a few different types of cameras throughout the week, and we have enough for all campers.  However, if anyone has their own camera they wish to use, they may certainly bring it in, and they may use it when/if/as appropriate.  If your child does bring a camera to school, please clearly label the camera and any accessories with your child's full name or initials.  Registration for this camp indicates acknowledgement of the following:

    •   Severn School is not responsible for damage or loss.
    •   Any accompanying memory cards, batteries/chargers, and cords must be sent in along with the camera.
    •   Campers will need to leave their cameras and other items with Ms. Cranford for the week.
    •   Only your child (and the teacher, as needed) will be able to use their camera.  No other campers will be allowed to use their camera.

    Please contact Ms. Cranford directly with any questions at v.cranford@severnschool.com.

    Cap at 10 students. 
  • Week 3: Hip Hop Dance Camp

    Dates: July 10-14, 2023
    Ages: Rising Grade K - Grade 2
    Instructor: Mrs. King

    Join us this summer for summer hip-hop camp!  Camp days will include LOTS of dancing to high-energy (and age-appropriate) music that will appeal to all our campers, who will be introduced to movement influenced by many of the choreographers seen on music videos and in movies, bringing the original movement and music from pop culture right into the Severn studio.  We will work on all aspects of successful dance training such as warming up, flexibility, rhythm, basic fundamental movement, style, and choreography. At the conclusion of camp, dancers will perform a showcase of what they have learned throughout the week for friends and family to enjoy!

    Cap at 18 students. 
  • Week 3: Art Around the World

    Dates: July 10-14, 2023
    Ages: Rising Grade 1 - Grade 5
    Instructor: Mrs. Friedman

    Learn and create! Lets travel the world, the art world. We will make many projects based on art from around the world. Come see what creative things are happening around the globe! 

    Cap at 14 students. 
  • Week 4: Theater Camp

    Dates: July 17-21, 2023
    Ages: Rising Grade 2 - Grade 5
    Instructor: Ms. Peacock

    Curtain Up (Musical Theater) - During this week campers will learn to sing, dance, and act to selections from Broadway musicals. We will be splashing around with hits from musicals such as The Little Mermaid, Finding Nemo, SpongeBob SquarePants, and more! At the end of the week students will present what they've been working on with a showcase for family and friends.

    Cap at 16 students. 

Jumpstart Academic Camps

Ready to get a jump on learning and fun? Check out our Jumpstart Academic Camps for rising kindergarten through 5th grade! Each Jumpstart will give campers an opportunity to brush up on their reading, writing, and math skills. Third through fifth-grade classes will begin reading the required Severn summer reading book.

All Jumpstart camps are half-day sessions from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, Monday through Friday. All camps are $235/week. If your Jumpstart camper would like to spend the full day with us, they are welcome to sign up and join the traditional day camps for their afternoon activities. ($100 additional fee)

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  • Week 5: Jumpstart to Kindergarten

    Dates: July 24-28, 2023, 9:00am-12:00pm
    Ages: Rising Kindergarten

    Morning camp only. Jumpstart will give campers an opportunity to brush up on their reading, writing, and math skills.

    Cap at 12 students.
    Half Day Students may join the day camp for the afternoon.
  • Week 5: Jumpstart to First Grade

    Dates: July 24-28, 2023, 9:00am-12:00pm
    Ages: Rising Grade 1

    Morning camp only. Jumpstart will give campers an opportunity to brush up on their reading, writing, and math skills.

    Cap at 12 students.
    Half Day Students may join the day camp for the afternoon.
  • Week 5: Jumpstart to Second Grade

    Dates: July 24-28, 2023, 9:00am-12:00pm
    Ages: Rising Grade 2

    Morning camp only. Jumpstart will give campers an opportunity to brush up on their reading, writing, and math skills.

    Cap at 12 students.
    Half Day Students may join the day camp for the afternoon.
  • Week 5: Jumpstart to Third Grade

    Dates: July 24-28, 2023, 9:00am-12:00pm
    Ages: Rising Grade 3

    Morning camp only. Jumpstart will give campers an opportunity to brush up on their reading, writing, and math skills. Campers will begin reading the required Severn summer reading book.

    Cap at 12 students.
    Half Day Students may join the day camp for the afternoon.
  • Week 5: Jumpstart to Fourth Grade

    Dates: July 24-28, 2023, 9:00am-12:00pm
    Ages: Rising Grade 4

    Morning camp only. Jumpstart will give campers an opportunity to brush up on their reading, writing, and math skills. Campers will begin reading the required Severn summer reading book.

    Cap at 12 students.
    Half Day Students may join the day camp for the afternoon.
  • Week 5: Jumpstart to Fifth Grade

    Dates: July 24-28, 2023, 9:00am-12:00pm
    Ages: Rising Grade 5

    Morning camp only. Jumpstart will give campers an opportunity to brush up on their reading, writing, and math skills. Campers will begin reading the required Severn summer reading book.

    Cap at 12 students.
    Half Day Students may join the day camp for the afternoon.

Info & FAQs

Info & FAQs

Before & After Care

We offer before and after care run by our expert staff through the Extended Care program. Registration is available for morning, afternoon, or both. A limited number of drop-in spaces will be available, payable on a daily basis.

Morning hours: 7:30 - 9:00 am

Cost: $45/week
Drop-in: $12

Afternoon hours: 3:00 - 5:30 pm

Cost: $75/week
Drop-in: $20/day

If not preregistered, campers who are brought to camp 15 minutes early or left 15 minutes after camp will be entered into the Extended Care program and parents will be billed at the drop-in rate listed above. The program ends promptly at 5:30 pm. If campers are not picked up at 5:30, parents will be billed an additional late fee of $40 per quarter hour thereafter. Families must preregister and prepay for the Before & After Care plans.

FAQs

List of 4 frequently asked questions.

  • Do campers spend time outside?

    Yes! It is important for all children to be active and outside each day. Campers will have free time on our playground and sports fields several times a day. Many themed activities and games will be conducted outside, weather permitting.
  • What does a typical schedule look like for day campers?

    • 9:00-9:15 Camper arrival and attendance
    • 9:15-9:30 Camp announcements
    • 9:30-10:00 Morning theme activities
    • 10:00-10:30 Snack/morning recess
    • 10:30-12:00 Continue morning themed activities
    • 12:00-12:30 Lunch!
    • 12:30-1:00 Recess
    • 1:00-2:30 Afternoon activities
    • 2:30-2:55 Afternoon camp meeting with games and songs
    • 2:55-3:00 Dismissal or escort to Extended Care program
  • Will there be swimming at camp this year?

    We are not currently offering swimming as part of our roster of camp activities. Should that change, we will update our campers and their families with new information.
  • What should my child wear and bring to camp?

    Campers should bring:
    No open-toed shoes permitted. Please include your camper’s name on all items brought to camp.

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