Summer Day Camps
June 24 – August 30, 2013
for kids ages 3 - 12
PLUS! 'American Girls' Day Camps
(for girls age 5 and up)
Welcome to our summer day camp program! Throughout the summer we host weekly day camps with a variety of themes. All camps run Monday through Friday and include hands-on learning, plenty of time outdoors, and lots of fun!
Summers at BCS have the same relaxing atmosphere that is provided from September through June. Weekly camp sessions feature arts and crafts as well as nature studies, with nearby parks providing a wealth of learning and outdoor play opportunities. A daily routine that includes reading and writing is also a part of each session.
A highlight every summer is the ‘American Girls’ day camp week. American history comes alive with theater, crafts, games and snacks from each of the time periods featured in the American Girls books. Girls as young as 5 and as old as 18 attend the American Girls week.
Preschool camps are for 3 - 5 year olds and are similar to our regular preschool. Further details about our preschool camps are located towards the bottom of this page.
Day camps are for 5 - 12 year olds (up to 18 for ‘American Girls’) with a different theme each week. See our camp descriptions below.
Camp fees and further information about our camps are listed at the bottom of this page, along with links to our summer brochure and registration forms.
2013 Summer Camps
Inside, outside, cooperative and competitive (learning about good sportsmanship), playing classics and inventing our own!
July 1, 2, 3, 5
Not traveling abroad this summer? This camp is a good alternative! We'll learn about other countries, in particular how they celebrate independence in each country. No camp on July 4th; fee is pro-rated.
Creative writing for self and others – a tool for communication.
Explore the museums in downtown Bellingham and respond to art with creative writing.
July 22-26 (Girls only, age 5-18)
This session has been a much-loved tradition at BCS for 19 years now! American history comes alive in this week based on the 'American Girls' stories. We'll have fun arts and crafts, stories, music, games, a play, and a sampling of foods from days gone by. We promise new activities and old-fashioned favorites! For girls age 5 and up. Limited to 20 girls. Must be paid in full at time of registration.
July 29-August 2
Another classic BCS camp, back by popular demand! Squeamish shrieks and squeals are the order of the day as we explore all things gross, disgusting and dirty. Based on the popular Grossology books.
Mad Science: “Mix Mix”
Experiences involving many mediums and ideas!
Put on your detective hats as we read about mysteries, learn techniques for solving them, and even solve a few of our own!
Enter a world of fantasy as we explore our imaginations and learn of magical, mystical creatures and places.
Arts and Crafts
Wind up the summer with time to be creative with many materials.
June 24-August 30:
9am - 1pm
9am - 3pm
Extended care available by request.
Our preschool/pre-kindergarten day camps run Monday-Friday and follow the same dates as our other camps. Our activities will reflect some of the above themes and projects, developed appropriately for the younger set. Schedule is like our preschool from Sept–June, including project time, snack, story time, and outdoor playtime.
Children may attend mornings only or all day, with extended care available by request. Limited to 10 children per session.
See our preschool description for more information about our approach.
|Fees:||9am-1pm (preschool/pre-K only): $110/week|
|9am-3pm (all camps): $165/week|
|Before and after camp care: $6/hour|
- All camps run Monday through Friday, except Thursday, July 4.
- School opens at 8.30am, programs begin at 9. (Care provided from 8-9am and 3-5.30pm is billed at $6/hour.)
- Fees must be paid prior to attendance.
- Campers bring a daily sack lunch, a change of clothes and a water bottle. BCS provides snacks.
- Before- and after-camp care provided at $6/hr.
- Parent helpers are occasionally needed. Let the teachers know if you are interested.
- Part Time Attendence
- Part time attendance is sometimes available with prior notice to the teacher.
Minimum part time schedule: mornings 9-12, afternoons 12-3 (minimum 2 three-hour sessions in a week, billed $25 each).
Please fill out the following forms and submit with your registration:
|2013 Summer camp brochure and registration form|
|Student schedule and permission form|
|Emergency contact form|