Programs

Camp Churchill

Camp Churchill

Discover the enriching world of Camp Churchill, a five-week adventure designed for 1st through 8th graders. Led by experienced Churchill School educators, with the assistance of Churchill's high school students and alums, our camp offers an engaging blend of activities from arts and sports to STEM exploration, fostering learning and fun. For those seeking educational enrichment, our literacy offerings provide valuable learning experiences. 
 
Expert-led and thoughtfully structured, our camp days feature a range of rotating activities with options like sports and arts and, if possible, refreshing swim time! Theme weeks and special events like Halloween at Camp, Crazy Hat Day, and Camp Olympics infuse excitement, creating an unforgettable summer of exploration and enjoyment. 
 
A Day at Camp
The day starts off with arrival beginning at 8:00 a.m., followed by a spirited morning assembly. After, campers go off to enjoy a variety of activities designed to spark curiosity, such as sports, arts and crafts, yoga, STEM, trips to the parks, and more. Their days are enriched with Reading Comprehension and Decoding lessons, creating a well-balanced schedule filled with moments of learning and play. 
 
Transportation
We kindly ask that campers be dropped off and picked up, as we will not be providing transportation this year. For added convenience, an early arrival option is available at an extra cost. Campers will be ready to be picked up by 4:00 p.m., concluding their day of activities and fun.

2024 Dates and Rates
Week 1 - 7/8/2024 - 7/12/2024
Week 2 - 7/15/2024 - 7/19/2024
Week 3 - 7/22/2024 - 7/26/2024
Week 4 - 7/29/2024 - 8/2/2024
Week 5 - 8/5/2024 - 8/9/2024
 
Camp Tuition:  $1,500/week
Early Drop Off (7:30am):  $150/week

We will be offering the option to either pay in full or pay a $500 deposit and pay over the course of the next few months.

Early Bird registration discounts:
1 week enrollment - NA
2 -3 weeks - 7% off
4-5 weeks - 12% off

Early Bird Registration deadline: Feb 29, 2024

If you have any questions about programming or payments, please reach out to our Programming Director, Kate Kreiss at kkreiss@churchillschoolnyc.org

Testimonials

List of 1 frequently asked questions.

  • Testimonials from 2022 Camp Families

    “My child had the absolute best time at camp! He will definitely be back next summer.”

    “My child enjoyed himself and kept up with reading comprehension. The nurse was wonderful and Diego did a great job communicating with parents. My child liked his counselors!”

    “One of the best aspects was the interaction with camp counselors who were high school students. They spoke about colleges and goals after high school. My daughter is very interested in Cornell. Really would love to see a mentoring program develop between high school and elementary school kids.”

    “My child loved camp. We were also very pleased with the level of attention and care provided.”

    “Such a positive experience! Thank you to the staff.”

Frequently Asked Questions

List of 7 frequently asked questions.

  • Where does the camp happen?

    Right here, at the Churchill School and Center!
  • Will you be offering Early Arrival and After Care services?

    We will continue to have early arrival at 7:30 AM, however we will not continue After Care due to multiple factors.
  • What age group will my child be in?

    Our camp has three main age groups that we call “Nests”; Owls (K-2), Eagles (2-4), and Hawks (4-6). While there is some overlap between them, we may move campers around based on reading levels for literacy work so they’re with peers at the same levels as them.
  • What does the literacy work entail?

    Every week, each "nest" of students receive 7 sessions of literacy. The focus is on decoding, fluency, comprehension, vocabulary development, and writing. They also target specific skills throughout the weeks of camp, such as inferencing, summarizing, and literary elements. 
     
    Due to the range of ages and learning needs of each nest, the teachers provide direct instruction in smaller groups as well all whole class instruction (usually rooted in an activity). When in small groups for direct instruction, the teachers are using elements of the programs Wilson, Rewards, and Fundations to build decoding and comprehension skills.
     
    Since this is a summer camp setting and not an academic day program, the objective of our literacy sessions is to prevent summer regression while also ensuring opportunities for ongoing skill building. The teachers will not be conducting diagnostic progress monitoring.
  • Will there be swim time?

    Yes. An indoor pool has been secured to provide swim time for our campers.
  • What is the cancellation policy?

    In order to receive some form of a refund, you must cancel by June 15, 2023. After that, there will be no refunds at all.
  • What are the registration deadlines?

    Early Bird Registration deadline: Dec 15, 2022.
    Final registrations and payment in full due no later than May 31, 2023