Early Learning Center

Students sit in the gymnasium wearing paper masks at the Early Learning Center

Summer Camp 2020

We are delighted that you are considering sharing your summer with us! Here is some information about our camp.

The UD ELC Summer Camp offers a comprehensive camp for children who have completed Kindergarten through third grade. Through discovery learning opportunities, campers will foster their passion to learn, think and grow. Campers will have an opportunity to experience the UD campus and community through local field trips that enhance their learning. Over the course of nine weeks, the campers will focus on a variety of themes, built to engage students with the arts, STEM concepts, and specific learning topics.

Camp Dates: July 1st through August 21st

Each camper can sign up for the weeks that work best for their family’s summer schedule, with a minimum of 4 weeks. There are limited purchase of care spots available; POC clients must sign up for the entire nine weeks.

Camp Hours: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Extended day available and included in the cost (7-9 am, 4-6pm).

Camp Fee: $285 per week

(July 1-July 2 prorated at $115; the ELC will close at 4pm on July 2nd)

Week 2 and 3: July 1-July 10 Ooey-gooey Fun (closing at 4pm on July 2, no camp July 3)

From slime to floam to playdough to paint, we will have fun exploring with sensory materials. This is a great opportunity for your budding chemist to learn more about mixing elements. Be ready for a messy adventure!

Week 4: July 13-17 Quest for Science

Campers will build upon their experiences in ooey-gooey fun and take their science knowledge one step further. We will explore different investigations together and learn about the elements that combine to make the goo.

Week 5: July 20-24 Artist in Residence

Art is often one of the easiest ways for children to express themselves. From painting to collage to sculpture to crafts, art allows children a chance to explore and experiment with different techniques and media.

Week 6: July 27-31 Build and Invent

Most children love building and designing: it’s in their nature to explore and experiment. This week will provide opportunities for makers, inventors, explorers and artists to let their inventiveness run wild.

Week 7: August 3-7 Olympic Sports Challenge

Campers will compete in challenges including sports, games, and outdoor activities to engage every camper in a fun and invigorating contest to develop teamwork and camaraderie.

Week 8: August 10-14 Water Works

Water is essential to all forms of life and we will explore how water supports these different life forms. Water is the natural habitat for many interesting animals, especially those that live in the sea. We will investigate real-life sea creatures through virtual visits to aquariums.

Week 9: August 17-21  Superhero and Comic Characters 

Campers will explore their own superhero traits, by thinking about their own interests and talents. We will create superhero costumes and themes by looking at the artistry of the comics.