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Once Upon a Dream Indoor Summer Camp

Each week, we have a different theme!

June 14 – 21: Sharks and Mermaids

Campers will participate in recreational and academic activities such as:

  • Learning different body functions and identifying the body parts of a mermaid versus a shark through worksheets and books
  • Utilizing fine motor skills in painting classes to paint their own shark crafts
  • Strengthening their hands with sensory play (water table and sandbox)
  • Utilizing symbolic thinking and social awareness through group games of Jellyfish and Clownfish
  • Expanding language development, vocabulary, and memorization skills with Under the Sea bingo and flashcards

June 24 – 28: Princess and Knights

Campers will participate in recreational and academic activities such as:

  • Exploring the medieval times through books about castles, princesses, knights, and dragons
  • Utilizing the five senses in our Little Scientist class to discover secret ingredients in the Fairy's Fizzy Potion
  • Enjoying creative and expressive play in our costume and dance party
  • Expanding on their social awareness and gross motor skills through a game of Knight's Duel Using inflatable swords, children will want to play this over and over again. If they succeed in making their opponent's sword fall to the ground, they will be king for the day!

July 1 – 5: (No Camp on 4th of July) Red, White, and Blue!

Campers will participate in cultural, recreational, and academic activities such as:

  • Experimenting with ingredients to create their own 4th of July slime
  • Utilizing music like songs such as the Star Spangled Banner and books to learn about the flag
  • Learning about history (the stars and stripes on the flag)
  • Crafting their own hat to wear on 4th of July festivities
  • Sparking their culinary interest in our Little Chef cupcake decorating class

July 8 - 12: Superhero/Villains

Campers will participate in recreational and academic activities such as:

  • Expanding their vocabulary and focusing on developing descriptions for characteristics of a superhero versus a villain
  • Practicing and developing their hand grip while painting in our Little Artist class
  • Designing their own superhero or villain logo and costume
  • Sparking their curiosity on how things work together in our Little Scientist class, creating an antidote for the mad scientist’s poison

July 15 – 19: Jurassic World

Campers will participate in recreational and academic activities such as:

  • Learning about different dinosaurs using books and flashcards
  • Working on planning and composition to decorate dinosaur cookies in our Little Chef class
  • Developing social skills with peers and learning to work together to unearth toy dinosaurs in the sandbox
  • Strengthening their hand muscles by working with clay to create their own fossils
  • Differentiating terms and working on labeling dinosaurs (carnivore or herbivore)
  • Exploring painting styles, they will paint a dinosaur landscape.

July 22 – 26: Pirates and Sea Creatures

Campers will participate in recreational and academic activities such as:

  • Learning about mythical sea creatures during reading time
  • Taking turns with each other, choosing a captain, and choosing teams to experience a battle at sea through pretend play
  • Strengthening their hand skills while enjoying sensory play in our sea-foam bin
  • Tracing seashells, working on composition, and planning to create their own map

July 29 – August 2: Jungle

Campers will participate in recreational and academic activities such as:

  • Learning about animals that live in the jungle: Will they be the prey or the predator? Campers will play a game of jungle animals.
  • Choosing books and sharing in a reading circle what we learn about the jungle: What are the characteristics of the jungle? We will work on expanding campers’ vocabulary.
  • Designing their own animal habitat out of varied materials that would mimic the jungle
  • Pretending they’re explorers equipped with explorer’s jackets and a play jeep, they will search for items on their safari list
  • Discussing and listing the characteristics of different animals
  • Developing their fine motor skills while rolling and sculpting the clay to make African inspired masks

August 5 – 9: Travel

Campers will participate in cultural, recreational, and academic activities such as:

  • Exploring different continents (geography) and world travel through coloring worksheets, world crafts, and crafts constructing simple planes and trains
  • Building their own play-size cars and planes, utilizing their gross motor skills, symbolic thinking, and social awareness through collaborative imagination block play
  • Expanding language development, vocabulary, and memorization skills with flashcard games

August 12 – 16: Outer Space

Campers will participate in recreational and academic activities such as:

  • Expanding their spatial awareness while learning about the planets and their movements through space
  • Developing language skills to use descriptive words while creating their own 3D model planets
  • Experiencing their own space training: Will they pass the space training course?
  • Creating their own space landscapes and spaceships using a variety of found objects

August 19 – 23: Carnival

Campers will participate in cultural, recreational and academic activities such as:

  • Coordinating with each other and collaborating together to perform in their own circus
  • Using a variety of supplies and shapes, campers will design their own costumes.
  • Learning about advertising to create their own advertisements for their circus performance
  • Experiencing how to walk the trapeze, tame the lion, and do acrobatics through pretend play
  • Designing their own circus themed treats

August 26 – 30: Wild West

Campers will participate in recreational and academic activities such as:

  • Learning about the wild, wild, west! Campers will choose teams—the bandits or sheriffs.
  • Experiencing lassoing and herding through a group activity
  • Learning about the gold rush from American history, campers will pan for gold!
  • Painting their own desert landscape in our Little Artist class
  • Experiencing firsthand through pretend play how cowboys corral pigs
  • Creating their own cactus cupcake in our Little Chef class

Now Registering for Summer Camp

Register now through July 31st and the $30 registration fee is waived

Submit your submission form today, and a team member will get back to you regarding camp fees and camp enrollment packet.

The online Camp Enrollment Form is just one part of the camp enrollment packet. In order to complete your child's registration, the following documents must be submitted to Once Upon a Dream before or on the first day the camper will attend camp:

  • The Camp Enrollment Form
  • The $30 non-refundable registration fee
  • A copy of the camper's immunization record
  • Physical test record
  • Birth certificate or passport as proof of identity

*Please email us for a paper copy of the enrollment form.