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2017 Program Overview

Summertime Discovery is for any Christian Science Sunday School student from 4 to 11 years old (or entering grade 6). Summer is a time to be creative, explore, and play. Each week, children grow and enjoy new discoveries through outdoor play, arts, crafts, science, sports, swimming, and special weekly field trips—giving them new experiences they will remember for summers to come!

This year, Summertime Discovery will offer seven fun-filled weeks.


Summertime Discovery programming is available June 5–30 and July 31–August 18 on weekdays.

Full Day: 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Half Day: 8:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. OR 12:30–5:00 p.m.

Days/week Cost per child
2 or more half-day sessions  $25 per day
2 or 3 full days a week $45 per day
4 or 5 full days a week $175 per week

Please send lunch (for morning and full-day session attendees only) with your child. Snacks will be provided.


Get 15% off when you register two or more siblings for a full week.

Registration and Payment

Payments can be made through Marketplace via credit card or electronic withdrawal. Weekly payment is due before the week(s) your child will attend. 

Please e-mail with a completed Contact and Intent to Enroll Form and a Practitioner and Release Form for Christian Science care before the first day your child is scheduled to attend. 

Weeks at a Glance*

Week 1, June 5–9: Oh, the Places You'll Go!

Blast into summer with a week of fun on land and beyond. Bring your bike, trike, or scooter to ramble around a “road” we’ll construct on the big playground, ride through a “car” wash with your vehicle, and enjoy a parade of fun activities. E-STEAM instructor Kathy Foy will also facilitate a mission control to Space with robots and various types of rocket building.

Register for Week 1

Week 2, June 12–16: Imagination Unleashed

Bring your favorite stuffed animal to our pet resort, solve a mystery, design your own theme park, make a “whatcha-ma-call-it,” create your own play, learn a dance, illustrate your own book, and more! Just bring your imagination.

Register for Week 2

Week 3, June 19–23: Let's Go Camping

Enjoy all the fun of camp, but still go home every night. Have fun with your tent mates exploring the woods, making nature crafts, playing camp games, sharing campfire stories, and enjoying s’mores along the way.

Register for Week 3

Week 4, June 26–June 30: Time Travelers

Fasten your seatbelts for a journey through time! Explore the prehistoric ages, medieval times, age of pirates, Wild West, and future. Each day will be full of imaginative play, activities, and crafts focused around this theme.

Register for Week 4

Week 5, July 31–August 4: Let the Games Begin

Play life-size versions of your favorite board games, including The Game of Life and Candyland. Try Tic-Tac-Toe Frisbee, build an Angry Bird slingshot, act out your own game of Clue, or be a Hungry Hippo. Join the fun!

Register for Week 5

Week 6, August 7–11: Survivor Island

What would you do if you were stranded on a desert island? Come find out during Survivor Week, as we work to conquer obstacles, build shelters, construct rafts, ward off pirates, and explore the deep, dark jungle.

Week 6 enrollment is full.

Week 7, August 14–18: Aloha Summer

Go to Hawaii without leaving Principia! Enjoy island activities, including beach volleyball, hula dancing, seashell hunts, and coconut bowling. Make sand candles, Hawaiian sunset soap, and colorful leis.

Week 7 enrollment is full.

*Program details are subject to change.