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Summertime Discovery

Summertime Discovery is a camp-like experience for children ages 4 to 11 (or entering grade 6). Our experienced program coordinators and energetic student assistants turn summer into a time of creativity, exploration, and play.

Our 2024 program operates for 9 weeks and takes place on the Principia School campus. Activities include outdoor play, arts, crafts, science, sports, and swimming—all set to an imaginative weekly theme that creates experiences children will remember for summers to come! See this year’s themes and schedules below.

Weekly Sessions

Bonus Week: May 28–31 Under Construction ENROLLMENT FULL
Rev up your creative engine and get ready to build a variety of 3D projects using natural and recycled materials, blocks, and more! The sky’s the limit. (Camp will be closed Monday for the Memorial Day holiday.)

Week 1: June 3–7 Enchanted Forest
In this nature-inspired camp children will discover magic amongst the trees as they explore the world of forest life.

Week 2: June 10–14 Where in the World
This week, campers will go on a quick trip around the world to explore landmarks, food, arts, and music of other cultures.

Week 3: June 17–21 Up, Up, and Away!
Unlock your superpowers through challenges, adventures, and good deeds, joining forces with your super friends to do great things!

Week 4: June 24-28 Have a Ball!
Bounce in for a week of fun—from soccer, bowling, and pickleball to donut holes, beads, and a masquerade ball.

**No camp July 1–12**

Week 5: July 15–19 Spectacular Stories
Create your own adventure through art, music, drama, or writing. Use a favorite book from home to share and spark ideas.

Week 6: July 22–26 Aloha Spirit
Get ready for a week of tropical bliss and island hospitality as we transport ourselves to Hawaii with beach-themed games and tropical activities.

Week 7: July 29–August 2 Let the Games Begin
Go for the gold during a week of relay races and crazy contests to celebrate the countries and sports of the Summer Olympics.

Week 8: August 5–9 Mix it Up
Measure, mix, and marvel as you unleash your inner scientist during this exciting week of experimentation.

(Currently enrolled Principia families only, please.)

If not a Principia family, send email to be added to the waitlist.

Principia PRESCHOOL families: there is now a waitlist. Please send email to be added to it.

Drop-off and Pickup 

Students can choose from half- or full-day participation. Morning drop-off at the Lower School playground runs from 8:30–9:00 a.m. Program activities begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. Afternoon pickup runs from 4:30–5:00 p.m. at the Lower School playground. Please note: there is a $1 per minute late charge beginning at 5:00 p.m. Pickup for children attending half days is 12:30 p.m. at the Lower School playground gate.

Costs and Payment Requirements

  • Half-day: $30 per day / $150 per week (per child)
  • Full-day: $60 per day / $300 per week (per child)
  • To ensure space for your child, please complete the Camp Enrollment Form as soon as possible. Payment via Principia Marketplace is not necessary at time of enrollment, but is required before your child's first day of camp.

Packing List

Children should wear:

  • closed-toe shoes (no sandals, please)
  • shorts and t-shirt that can get dirty

Children should bring:

  • packed lunch and snacks each day
  • water bottle
  • swimsuit, towel, and flip flops
  • flotation vest (if required)
  • raincoat (optional)
  • shoes that can get wet
  • sunscreen (required) and insect repellent (optional)
  • extra pair of dry socks, shoes, and clothes

Children should not bring:

  • cell phone
  • video games
  • money
  • jewelry
  • items of value


For questions about Summertime Discovery, please contact Camp Program Director Debra Kuhn.