Chicago Grammar School

Summer Camp 2020

Camp Adventure 2020

Open to rising preschoolers through sixth grade

Join CGS this summer for a Camp Adventure filled with activities that prompt curiosity and feed creativity.  Led by our dynamic staff, Camp Adventure features a wide variety of exciting, hands-on activities including games, nature explorations, art, science, music, drama and much more!

To make enrollment easy, register here with the weeks you want to participate.

Dates, TIMES and Fees

CGS Camp Adventure runs for 7 weeks beginning on Monday, June 8 through July 24.  Campers have a choice of full-day (8:30 am – 3:00 pm), morning half-day (8:30 am – 12:00 pm), and afternoon half-day (11:30 am – 3:00 pm).  Extended day is available from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

Weeks 1-3, 5-7 Cost
Full Day $520
AM or PM half day $280
Extended Day $160
  
Week 4 Cost
Full Day $410
AM or PM half day $225
Extended Day $130

To make enrollment easy, register here with the weeks you want to participate.

sample daily schedule
8:30 am Different activities each day: Imagination Station, Art, Music, and Movement
10:15 am Outdoor play including Free Play, Parachute Games, and Organized Games
11:30 am Lunch
12:00 pm Different activities each day: Imagination Station, Science, Drama, and Crafts
1:45 pm Recreational Swim, Nature Exploration or Scavenger Hunts
3:00 pm Dismissal
3:00 pm-5:00 pm After Camp Care

To make enrollment easy, register here with the weeks you want to participate.

 Who are your Summer Program Staff?

Members of our regular CGS teaching staff provide the same engaging and stimulating learning strategies that provoke and nurture the children’s curiosity and performance at CGS during the school year.

Where do you have Sports and Swimming?

Chicago Grammar School uses a variety of facilities for sports and physical education. We use the CGS gym, Solheim Center’s gym, tennis courts, and associated green space, the playground at Seward Park, and the Solheim pool.  Adventure Campers go off-site as detailed in the program description.

What about Lunch? 

Campers bring their own non-perishable lunches and drinks.

Is there a Dress Code?

Play clothes are recommended. Many of their projects may become messy!

Pool rules do not allow two-piece swimsuits.

Backless shoes (clogs and flip-flops), platform shoes, and gym shoes with lights are not allowed for safety reasons.

What should my child bring?

A change of clothes (our projects can get messy!) Please label all clothing with your child’s name.

Gym shoes (they can keep a pair here).

Water bottle (please label).

Bathing suit and goggles. (Towels are provided).

Non-perishable lunch and drink.

Arrivals?

Doors open at 8:20 am. There will be teachers in front of the school from 8:20 am to 8:30 am. Parents may pull up on the west side of Franklin Street and a teacher will escort your child from your car to the entrance.  You may also accompany your child inside.  For Full Day and Half Day AM campers, please make every effort to have your child at school by 8:30. If you do arrive after 8:30, however, please accompany your child to the front office and sign them in.

For Half Day PM campers, they begin their day with lunch from 11:30 am -12:00 pm. Parents, please make every effort to have your child at school no later than 11:45.  Upon arrival, please accompany your child to the front office to sign them in.

Dismissal?

Teachers will bring the children outside in front of the school at 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm for Half Day AM and Full Day dismissals, respectively.  Parents may pull up on the west side of Franklin Street and a teacher will escort your child to your car. If you are early, please wait for your child to be brought outside to you.  Parents of Extended Day campers, please come to the front office to pick up your child.

What if my child is going to be absent?

If your child is going to be absent, please notify CGS by 9:00 am via telephone at 312-944-5600 or email us at the Chicago Grammar School.

Behavior Code?

CGS encourages the highest standards of honorable conduct, civility, and a sense of fair play. Children enrolled in the CGS Summer Program are expected to be polite to their fellow campers, teachers, and other school personnel, and to respect the property of others and the school. CGS reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to deny any student the opportunity to participate in the CGS Summer Program if the child’s social conduct or behavior is deemed unsatisfactory by the Head of School. No refunds will be made to a student who, for disciplinary reasons, is asked to leave the CGS Summer Program.

Other Questions?

Call 312-944-5600 or email us at the Chicago Grammar School.

To make enrollment easy, register here with the weeks you want to participate.