New Site Still Under construction march 2022
New Site Still Under construction march 2022
St. Mary’s Sunshine Center will be offering themed camps filled with fun and adventure. Each session is full of hands-on activities that focus on different interests. Some weeks may have field trips and/or guest speakers unfortunately, this is unknown at this time.
Week 1: 6/20-6/24 Sunshine Olympics- Campers will discover that many different countries take part in the Olympics. They will learn about the various countries, sports, and Olympic events. The children will create their own Olympic events for everyone to try.
Week 2: 6/27-7/1 Craft-tastic- Campers will tap into their creative side! Utilizing various mediums, we will create many hand-crafted treasures.
Week 3: 7/5-7/8 All Around Maryland- Campers will explore Maryland, including life in The Chesapeake Bay and area wetlands. We will create activities using Maryland symbols and discover local tales and history of our state.
Week 4: 7/11-7/15 Survival of the Fittest- Animals survive in different types of habitats. They face a variety of challenges from predators, extreme weather, and finding adequate food and water. Campers will look at how animals have adapted for survival. Campers will test their own survival skills this week.
Week 5: 7/18-7/22 Reduce, Reuse and Upcycle- Campers will use a variety of recycled materials to make fun new creation. Camper will learn about the amount of waste each person produces and discuss way we can make a difference.
Week 6: 7/25-7/29 A World of Water- Campers will explore the properties of water hands-on. They will experiment with water and enjoy lots of fun activities learning all water can do for us. Campers will explore streams, create their own water area and talk about the effects of water on different surfaces.
Week 7: 8/1-8/5 Let’s Fuel Up the Fun! - Food is the fuel of life. Campers will make flavorful and nutritious snacks to keep them fueled up and ready to go. Campers will express their creativity making edible food art.
Week 8: 8/8-8/12 The Magic of Science- Campers will explore science through hands-on activities. We will investigate everything from volcanos to rainbows and create some of our own. Is it magic or science? Campers will use the scientific method and test their own hypothesis to find out. Tuesday the 9th The Singing Scientist visits Sunshine. Flumpa.com
Week 9: 8/15-8/19 How the West was fun! – Campers will be introduced to the US expansion out west and what life was like in the old west. Camper will pan for “gold”, weave a basket and create feather/bead accessories. We have many more fun hands-on activities this week.
Sunshine summer camps are for ages 5 through 12. Campers will be placed in groups according to age and/or ability. Camp costs include camp and daycare between 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. A $15.00 registration fee is due at time of registration for new Campers. Registration fee does not apply to current Sunshine students. There is an $80.00 deposit per week due at time of registration for all campers. Remaining balance must be paid on or prior to June 17th. For more information about our Summer Camps and registration please visit our website: sunshine-center.com
The ice cream truck is back. It will visit Sunshine on Wednesdays. Please send in money if you would like your camper to purchase something from the truck. Your camper will be responsible for their money and any change to be returned to parents.
First Time Campers- Print and fill out all the enrollment forms found on St. Mary’s Sunshine Center’s website sunshine-center.com; Emergency Card, Health Inventory with an updated shot record, All about Me form and the Summer Camp registration. The forms and form of payment can be turned in to the front desk at St. Mary’s Sunshine Center or emailed to email@example.com. All new campers pay a one-time $15 registration fee. (no fee for returning campers and current Sunshine Center students)
Current Sunshine Student and Returning Campers: Print and fill out the summer camp registration form found on our website. The form can be turned in at the front desk or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuition and Fees: Camp costs $200 per camp week. There is an $80.00 non-refundable deposit per camp week. This is a non-refundable deposit payable to St. Mary’s Sunshine Center. The deposit will be applied to the camp fee. The remaining balance for ALL camp weeks is due June 17th. Payment in full will be due at the time of registration for anyone registering after May 31st. Refunds and Deposit Policy: There are no refunds of any kind after June 17th. The deposits for the camps are non-refundable.
Payment Methods: Payment can be made by credit card (Visa, Master Card, Discover) or current Tuition Express account.
Lunch/Snacks: Campers must bring their own food. They will need am snack, a ready to eat lunch and a pm snack. 1% milk will be provided to drink with meals.
Let us know if your child has any dietary restrictions or food allergies.
Documentation from your child’s physician is required and can be turned in to the front desk or faxed to (301) 475-2397.
Special Needs or Medical Concerns: Let us know at time of enrollment if your child has any medical concerns or special needs. Additional information is needed for your child to enroll. A medication form must be filled out for any medication, prescribed or over the counter, that your child will need. This form can be found on our website.
Field Trips and Guest Speakers: At this time, due to COVID, we are still unsure if we will be taking any trips. Field trips are optional. We will be having guest speakers visit the center throughout the Summer.
Water day/ Ice Cream: Every Wednesday, weather permitting, campers will have water day and Ice Cream. For water day your child will need a bathing suit, water shoes (NO Flip Flops), towel, and sunscreen. Sunscreen is to be applied in the morning before arrival and will be reapplied in the afternoon. Water Day items will be sent home every week to be washed. Sunscreen can remain at the center to be applied every afternoon at outside time.
The ice cream truck returns this summer! Please send in money on Wednesdays with your camper.
If you have any question or want more information, contact us at Sunshineadmin@sunshine-center.com or call 301-475-8614.