Big Kid Summer Camps (Ages rising K- rising Grade 5)
May 4, 2020 Update:
It is with a heavy heart that we announce we will be canceling all in-person “Big Kid” camps during the summer of 2020 due to the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The safety and health of our campers and staff is our highest priority at EverWonder and we do not feel like we can operate safely in-person this summer.
Our programs are play-based and our campers explore, experiment and discover together both inside the classroom and outdoors. They share toys, books and materials and are in close proximity throughout the day. With social distancing expected to last through the summer, it is impossible for us to run our programs with the same integrity and safety as we do when we are not social distancing. The only way we believe we could have opened safely and with integrity is if we had access to reliable, quick-result testing and could test all our staff and campers daily with the help of a medical professional.
We do have some EXCITING news, though, as not all is lost to COVID. We have created theme-based CampKits for contactless pick-up, delivery or we can even SHIP! Our CampKits include materials for experiential, hands-on projects- there are at least 7 for each theme. We also include ideas and materials for extension activities as well as a “S’More Fun” bag that is full of fun surprises. CampKits are $75 and make great gifts for friends or relatives with school-aged children as well!
We will sell bundles of everyday materials (scissors, markers, crayons, glue and glue sticks) for an additional $20 for folks who need them.
(Don’t worry- we’ve included simple step-by-step directions with lots of pictures and everything is labeled.)
We will offer contactless pick up at Mount Olivet United Methodist Church or delivery within 10 miles of 22207 ($10 flat fee no matter how many CampKits are ordered) every Sunday from 2-4 beginning on Sunday, June 14th through Sunday, July 26th. We will ship every Wednesday ($20 per CampKit) beginning Wednesday, June 10th through Wednesday, July 22nd.
Our themes for school-aged children are below. Head on over to our CampKits page for descriptions and how to order!
All kits will be available all weeks.
The EverWonder School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
Full STEAM Ahead
Super Sculptures (3D art)
Outta this World
We are thrilled to announce we are partnering with Even Start to provide CampKits for their families. Even Start is a family literacy program run by Arlington Public Schools for Arlington residents new to the US. The goal is to empower parents to help their children be academically successful. This program is run out of Barcroft Elementary and serves families in their community.
We will also be donating $3 for every CampKit we sell to Read Early and Daily, a non-profit that provides new books to economically vulnerable families in Arlington.