With morning, afternoon, and full-day options, Discovery Camp is an action-packed, highly enriched, and flexible alternative to regular old day camp. Time for lunch is included in morning camp. Pack a nut-free lunch and snacks or purchase box lunches from Chartwells. Sign up for mornings, then pick an afternoon activity from the many options.
Mornings (8:30 am - 12:30 pm): Every day is a different adventure with a revolving schedule of arts & crafts, games, sports, and outdoor fun with a little sprinkle of literacy, math, science. and STEM. Your kids won’t notice how much they’re learning. All they’ll notice is how much summer fun they’re having.
Don't forget that you can also sign up for afternoon activities - click here
Check out some of our morning summer activities below:
Wacky Water Days
On days when the temps soar, we’ll cool it down with water games, water challenges, and other wacky activities featuring H2O. If the question is, Got water?, the answer is, We do!
Discover your inner sleuth to solve clues and decipher riddles. Solve these mystery puzzles with your detective skills using a little math, word sense, maybe some science, and lots of creative thinking! Chase the puzzles inside and outside, put the pieces together, and find the answer!
We pose a problem; you collaborate on clever ways to crack the system, create contraptions, and devise fiendishly ingenious solutions. Who knows what challenges await the STEM Squad this year?
Discovery Camp Decathlon
Every Friday, we transform the whole camp into an athletic arena, and we challenge you to complete 10 titanic tasks. Test your stamina, strength, strategy, and endurance. Cheer on your teammates as you cycle through our Olympic-style events and unleash your inner hero!
Color War Challenge
A series of super silly events is a daily occurrence in this team challenge. Work together to play water balloon baseball or mosquito tag, create a brain quest, design a scavenger hunt, or complete the color-coded mini-challenges. Earn precious points to earn the title of Color War Champs!
On those rainy days we’ll find the silver lining with coding and technology activities. Can you create a code for a new invention or idea? Let’s try! Coding allows us to explore many creative adventures.
Discovery Camp mornings are led by Summer Camp Directors Stephanie Schock, Coleytown Elementary School and Peter Alfano, Darien High School (formerly with Westport Public Schools), joined by a team of dedicated teachers, including Libby Carstens, Tokeneke Elementary School in Darien; Mike Quiricone/Mr. Q, Kings Highway School; Katie Pape and Nicole Spivey of Coleytown Elementary School; and Rebekah Steinberg, Brookside Elementary in Norwalk.
In the afternoons (12:30-2:30 pm or 3:15 pm), kids can concentrate on the activity or hobby they like best. We have afternoon programs for actors and artists, cooks, computer geeks, engineers and inventors, and filmmakers. If your camper is joining us for the afternoon only, we’ll make sure they feel welcome and that they find friends. Our full-day campers will be delivered, bellies full and sticky fingers wiped, to the afternoon kick-off, and... off they’ll all go! Click here for afternoon program options.