Our half day camps are scheduled during morning and afternoon sessions with the option of adding our new Early Bird and Lunch Bunch plans. These selections offer flexible drop off times as early as 7:45 a.m. and an optional supervised recess between morning and afternoon sessions. Students who participate in the Lunch Bunch will eat a bagged lunch from home and enjoy recreational time with their friends before being escorted to their afternoon activities. Specific details about the add-on plans are listed below.
Early Bird Drop Off
Early drop off care is offered on a weekly basis and can be purchased as an add-on to any morning camp session for grades K-8 offered from June 2 – July 25. Unless otherwise noted, the central location for drop-off will be the Winship Library in the Lower School Building. Fun safe activities will be supervised, and students will be allowed to enjoy a morning snack brought from home. Children may arrive at 7:45 a.m. or later. Staff will walk campers to their first camp or class. The weekly fee for Early Bird Drop Off is $30.
A supervised lunch and recess is also offered on a weekly basis and can be purchased as an add-on to any morning or afternoon camp. Campers need to bring a bagged lunch from home. When registering for camp, two options will be offered for Lunch Bunch:
Lunch Bunch 1 – Students who are attending one camp session, either morning or afternoon, during the designated week can purchase Lunch Bunch 1 for $25.
Lunch Bunch 2 – Students who are attending a morning session and an afternoon session during the same week may select this option at no additional cost.
A late fee of $10 per 10 minutes will be charged if parents do not arrive by the appointed pick-up time following any camp session.
We are also proud to host a select variety of offerings by outside providers. Description and links to these programs are also listed below.
Once again The Walker School is proud to host Kid Chess camp for grades 1-8. KidChess registration information can be found here.
Young Writers Studio
June 23-27 Rising 3rd-8th grade students will join published children’s authors, Rebecca Kai Dotlich and Lola M. Schaefer, for five full days of writing poetry, stories, jingles, and nonfiction, as well as brainstorming focused topics and word play. Click here to download the registration form and detailed camp description.
June 9-13 (Gr. K-2), July 21-25 (Gr. 3-5) Students will learn the fundamentals of ballet, tap, and jazz, in addition to stage direction, theater, audience, and performance etiquette, and much more! Click here to download a flyer with details about Dreamweaver Dance camp or register online at this link.
Minimum Enrollment Deadline
Camps which have not met their minimum enrollment by May 19 will be canceled.
With a few exceptions, most camps which attain minimum enrollment by May 19 will remain open until two weeks before the camp starts. A limited number of camps may close 3 weeks before the start date in order to allow for enough time for special supplies to be ordered. Check the registration website for details about individual camps. If you wish to register for a camp less than two weeks prior to the camp start, please contact the camp leader or Kathy Berry for further information.
Refund and Cancellation Policy
The Walker School reserves the right to cancel any portion of a summer program in case of unforeseen circumstances. Refunds will be issued. No refunds will be given for missed days during a session period. To meet planning needs, after the May 19 deadline, no refunds will be given for withdrawals from a camp or workshop unless there are documented extenuating circumstances. However, if your plans change, you may transfer your student from one camp to another up to two weeks prior to the first day of camp. Please contact Kathy Berry, Summer Programs Coordinator, with any schedule changes.
A late fee of $10 per 10 minutes will be charged if parents do not arrive by the appointed pick-up time following any camp session Contact the Walker Summer Programs coordinator, Kathy Berry, with additional questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.