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Summer Fun and Learning 2022

Welcome to Summer Fun and Learning

Through Summer Fun and Learning, The Country School is pleased to offer an array of fun, enriching, week-long summer camps as well as programs that meet regularly throughout the summer. Follow your passions and discover new ones!

All camps take place on our beautiful, 23-acre campus in Madison. If you have any questions about the camp or your registration, feel free to email us at summer@thecountryschool.org.

List of 7 items.

  • Academic

  • Arts & Crafts

  • Athletics

  • Language

  • Outdoor Fun

  • STEAM

  • Theater

Learn About Our Camps

List of 9 items.

  • Weekly Lunch Bunch

    12-12:30 p.m.
    $50/week

    Bring your lunch and join our camp director between sessions for a 30-minute lunch bunch and playtime.
  • June 13-17

    Summer Owlets Gold
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Harrison Mormille and Maeve Sheehan
    Age: 3 (fully potty trained by 6/1/22)
    Maximum Number of Campers: 14
    Cost $235

    These kids might be little, but they will have big fun at this camp. Each week will offer a new theme with lessons and activities. The counselors have created fun mini lessons, arts and crafts projects, along with songs and stories for the youngest kids on campus. 
     
    Summer Owlets Blue
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Megan Small and Taylor Bryant
    Ages: 4-5
    Maximum Number of Campers: 14
    Cost $235

    Not quite ready for a big kid camp, but ready enough to spend the morning learning, crafting and playing! The counselors have been working on creative activities for these 4-5 year olds that follow a new theme each week. Your child will learn, create and foster new friendships at this camp.

    Mrs. Wepler's Musical World: Songwriting Lab!
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Vicki Wepler, Country School Choral Music Director
    Ages: 4th-8th Grade
    Maximum Number of Campers: 12
    Cost $235

    Have you ever listened to a song and wondered about the songwriting process? Do you enjoy writing your own music? Join Mrs. Wepler for a week-long exploration of the songwriting process, and learn about what it takes to create a song. Participants will engage in exercises related to different components of songwriting, and try creating a song together!

    Lego WeDo Robotics
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Stephanie Johnson, Country School Science Teacher
    Ages: 1st-3rd Grade
    Maximum Number of Campers: 12
    Cost $235

    We know how important it is to encourage young learners to explore the STEAM fields, and we are excited to offer a fun and educational opportunity to do just that while designing solutions to real world problems using familiar materials, coding and robotics.

    Participants will discuss ways robots could help to tackle real world problems such as ocean pollution, access to clean water or space exploration and think about ways that robots could help explore underground, underwater or into deep space. Using Lego bricks, Lego WeDo programming, tablets and computers, students will build and program robots to complete real-world tasks and challenges and will gain hands-on programming experience while learning how to combine motors, sensors, gears, pulleys, and levers to build useful, interactive and creative robots. Students will have opportunities to create short videos to share how their robots work.

    Nature Crafts
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Becca Barnikow
    Ages: 1st-4th Grade
    Maximum Number of Campers: 10
    Cost $235

    Our 23-acre campus offers a bevy of crafting supplies for our Nature Crafts camp. Each day the campers will create a different craft using all that nature has to offer. We will also play nature games like nature scavenger hunt and nature bingo. There will be different activities each week that this camp is offered. Come and enjoy our great outdoors and then craft with nature's bounty!

    Green Thumbs—Gardening Camp
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Suzanne Sliker and Elke Zigmont
    Ages: 4th-6th Grade
    Maximum Number of Campers: 12
    Cost $235

    This week-long camp gives young gardeners a foundation for growing healthy plants and gardens. Campers learn about soil testing, water supply, composting, basic botany and horticulture practices, and insects. Each day campers will discuss topics and participate in hands-on learning activities and garden tasks. 
  • June 20-24

    Summer Owlets Gold
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Harrison Mormille and Maeve Sheehan
    3 years old (fully potty trained by 6/1/22)
    Maximum Number of Campers: 14
    Cost $235

    These kids might be little, but they will have big fun at this camp. Each week will offer a new theme with lessons and activities. The counselors have created fun mini lessons, arts and crafts projects, along with songs and stories for the youngest kids on campus. 
     
    Summer Owlets Blue
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Megan Small and Taylor Bryant
    4-5 years old
    Maximum Number of Campers: 14
    Cost $235

    Not quite ready for a big kid camp, but ready enough to spend the morning learning, crafting and playing! The counselors have been working on creative activities for these 4-5 year olds that follow a new theme each week. Your child will learn, create and foster new friendships at this camp.

    Word Play: Creative Writing
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Kristin Liu, Country School English Teacher
    4th-6th Grade
    Maximum Number of Campers: 12
    Cost $235

    This camp will provide a fun and thoughtful way for students to explore their world – and express themselves – through the written word. We will dabble in poetry, food reviews, nature writing, and flash fiction, to name a few, with activities designed to hook beginning writers and stretch those with more experience. Each camper will have the chance to craft a short story or lay out a picture book as a longer project. Kids will become comfortable sharing their work with a supportive, immediate audience and will benefit from collaboration and feedback from their peers. Far from being a static, in-your-seat experience, young writers should come prepared for outdoor exploration and observation, candy taste-tests, dance parties, yoga, and more! Come join us and learn just how much fun playing with words can be!
     
    Kristin Liu has been teaching writing for over twenty years to a span of all ages. She currently facilitates the Wallingford Writers Community through the Wallingford Public Library and teaches middle school English at The Country School.  In her spare time, she is also working on a novel!

    Full STEAM Ahead!
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Lila Sullivan and Maggie Coyne 
    K-3rd Grade
    Maximum Number of Campers: 14
    Cost $235

    Get ready for a week of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math! Each day we will be participating in new and intriguing activities for students of all ages. We are aiming to bring a positive light to these topics by playing fun games and outdoor activities. Each day will be a different letter from “STEAM”:
    Monday: Science
    Tuesday: Technology
    Wednesday: Engineering
    Thursday: Art
    Friday: Math 
     
    Cool-ology: Giants of Science
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Claudia Esposito, Country School STEAM Teacher
    2nd-4th Grade
    Maximum Number of Campers: 10
    Cost $235

    Cool-ology® Camps TCS Summer 2022

    Spark your creativity, invigorate your problem solving skills, and have a blast with Cool-ology® at the Country School! Cool-ology® offers hands-on, inquiry-based STEAM activities that get children really excited about science, engineering, and the world around them. Participants will engage in empathetic problem-solving, creative design, and critical thinking skills to deepen their understanding of core science and engineering principles. 
     
    This exciting camp introduces children to some of the most famous scientists and engineers of our time! Through hands-on, inquiry-based learning experiences, participants will investigate the discoveries and inventions of Archimedes, Da Vinci, Newton, Einstein, Rosalind Franklin, Curie, and more! These STEAM- based activities are geared toward capturing your child’s natural curiosity while teaching important science and engineering concepts, creative and critical thinking skills, and empathetic problem-solving in a safe, fun environment. 
     
    Mrs. Wepler’s Musical World: Introduction to A Cappella Singing!
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Vicki Wepler, Country School Choral Music Director
    4th-8th Grade
    Maximum Number of Campers: 12
    Cost $235

    Calling all fans of Pentatonix and Pitch Perfect! This week-long camp is designed to introduce singers to the wonder that is a cappella! Using only our voices, we will learn to sing songs together using vocal harmonies, syllables, rhythmic patterns, and even some basic beatboxing too! 

    Outdoor Adventures
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Blair Lachance, Country School Spanish Teacher and Outdoor Ed Director
    4th-8th Grade
    Maximum Number of Campers: 15
    Cost $235

    Venture out to the Country School trails for a week in the woods! Participants will complete a variety of team-building challenges throughout the week, while working together on our low ropes course. This series of wooden platforms, boards, ropes and cables will allow campers to participate in decision making, effective communication, and leadership skills while building morale and camaraderie. The kids will engage each challenge as part of a group, taking advantage of each member's personal strengths. Join our own TCS ropes course certified instructor Blair Lachance for a week of challenges, growth and fun!

    Cross Country Running
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    John Fixx, Head of School and Beth Coyne, Assistant Head of School and XC Coaches
    9-14 years old
    Maximum Number of Campers: 20
    Cost $235

    Spend five days at the start of summer (and, if desired, then two days a week throughout the summer) learning about and practicing the greatest and oldest sport in the world—cross-country and distance running. Featuring elite coaches, individualized instruction and scenic runs that often end with a swim, you’ll walk away—no, you’ll run away!—with an unforgettable experience and fine-tuned skills, hungry for the fall season to start. Our hands-on approach and expertise make this camp unique, whether you are a good runner trying to become great or a novice runner just learning the sport. Our coaches possess deep skills, both in the sport of running and as educators working with children. Your child will leave our camp at the end of the week or end of the summer a better athlete and a more confident student. We teach the campers about running, discipline, and motivation.

    Spanish Fun!
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Maria-Paz Echenique-Johnson, Country School Early Childhood Spanish and STEAM Teacher
    PreK and K
    Maximum Number of Campers: 10
    Cost $235

    Maria-Paz Echenique-Johnson will take your child on a fun and interactive Spanish journey this summer. Using a variety of engaging activities, the children will learn Spanish while having summer fun at TCS. Our experienced early childhood teacher will play her guitar while teaching the children songs and stories in Spanish as they work on their gross motor movement skills through dancing and role playing. She will also have the kids participate in open-ended arts and crafts that will lead to a better understanding of the language and the many cultures of the people who speak it.

    ¡Inscriba a su hijo en este campamento de verano y vealo aprender un nuevo idioma! Sign your child up for this camp and watch them learn a new language!

    This camp is being offered for two weeks with different vocab and stories each week.

    Let the Games Begin
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Becca Barnikow
    2nd-5th Grade
    Maximum Number of Campers: 16
    Cost $235

    Play fun games while learning academic, social, and cooperative skills. From playing board games to using their bodies as actual playing pieces, the children will be challenged cognitively and kinesthetically. There will be different activities each week this camp is offered.

    Green Thumbs–Gardening Camp
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Suzanne Sliker and Elke Zigmont
    1st-3rd Grade
    Maximum Number of Campers: 10
    Cost $235

    This week-long camp encourages budding plant and gardening enthusiasts to dig in.  Campers learn the basics about soil, water, composting, botany, horticulture, and insects. Each day campers will discuss topics and participate in hands-on learning activities—and they will get dirty in the garden!  
  • June 27 - July 1

    Summer Owlets Gold
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Harrison Mormille and Maeve Sheehan
    3 years old (fully potty trained by 6/1/22)
    Maximum Number of Campers: 14
    Cost $235

    These kids might be little, but they will have big fun at this camp. Each week will offer a new theme with lessons and activities. The counselors have created fun mini lessons, arts and crafts projects, along with songs and stories for the youngest kids on campus. 
     
    Summer Owlets Blue
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Megan Small and Taylor Bryant
    4 and 5 year olds
    Maximum Number of Campers: 14
    Cost $235

    Not quite ready for a big kid camp, but ready enough to spend the morning learning, crafting and playing! The counselors have been working on creative activities for these 4-5 year olds that follow a new theme each week. Your child will learn, create and foster new friendships at this camp.

    Spanish Fun!
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Maria-Paz Echenique-Johnson, Country School Early Childhood Spanish and STEAM Teacher
    PreK and K
    Maximum Number of Campers: 10
    Cost $235

    Maria-Paz Echenique-Johnson will take your child on a fun and interactive Spanish journey this summer. Using a variety of engaging activities, the children will learn Spanish while having summer fun at TCS. Our experienced early childhood teacher will play her guitar while teaching the children songs and stories in Spanish as they work on their gross motor movement skills through dancing and role playing. She will also have the kids participate in open-ended arts and crafts that will lead to a better understanding of the language and the many cultures of the people who speak it.

    ¡Inscriba a su hijo en este campamento de verano y vealo aprender un nuevo idioma! Sign your child up for this camp and watch them learn a new language!

    This camp is being offered for two weeks with different vocab and stories each week.

    Lego Mindstorms EV3 and Spike Robotics
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Stephanie Johnson, Country School Science Teacher
    4th-7th Grade
    Maximum Number of Campers: 12
    Cost $235

    In this week-long course, the Lego Mindstorms EV3 and Spike systems will be used to introduce campers to block programming and mechanical design. By building robots to complete exciting daily design challenges like navigating mazes, competing in fun games of  tug-of-war or trying their (robotic) hand at ping-pong, campers will gain hands-on engineering and programming experience, while sharpening logical reasoning, pattern recognition, and modeling simulation skills. They will also learn how to integrate and combine motors, sensors, and gears, to build interactive robots. 

    Write Your Own Novel
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Kristin Liu, Country School English Teacher
    5th-8th Grade
    Maximum Number of Campers: 12
    Cost $235

    During this week-long camp, middle grade writers will have the chance to begin writing a novel, leaving them armed with a plan to continue their ambitious projects through the summer. Each young writer will receive a workbook filled with tips and exercises to help develop characters and build new worlds from their imaginations. Through numerous games, activities, and exercises to improve our craft, along with the camaraderie and motivating force of the workshop model, we will advise and support one another through this exciting process. It’s time to write your novel!
     
    Kristin Liu has been teaching writing for over twenty years to a span of all ages. She currently facilitates the Wallingford Writers Community through the Wallingford Public Library and teaches middle school English at The Country School.  In her spare time, she is also working on a novel!

    Explorer Science 
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Becca Barnikow
    2nd-4th Grade
    Maximum Number of Campers: 10
    Cost $235

    The summer is a great time to get your science on! In this camp we will make solar cookers, Alka Seltzer rockets, lava lamps and much more. We will experiment and build each day during this one week camp. Learning science and making new friends will be so much fun at this camp. There will be different activities each week that this camp is being offered. 

    Cool-ology: STEAM
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Claudia Esposito, Country School STEAM Teacher
    1st-4th Grade
    Maximum Number of Campers: 10
    Cost $235

    Spark your creativity, invigorate your problem solving skills, and have a blast with Cool-ology® at the Country School! Cool-ology® offers hands-on, inquiry-based STEAM activities that get children really excited about science, engineering, and the world around them. Participants will engage in empathetic problem-solving, creative design, and critical thinking skills to deepen their understanding of core science and engineering principles. 
     
    Participants in Cool-ology® STEAM Camp will create amazing works of art using natural objects and chemistry. Campers will explore physics principles outdoors, investigate incredible insects, and engineer a mini water park. We’ll build rockets powered by a chemical reaction, and much more during this amazing week of exploration and discovery!

    Nature Camp
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Lila Sullivan and Maggie Coyne
    K-2nd Grade
    Maximum Number of Campers: 12
    Cost $235

    The Country School's 23-acre campus, with multiple trail entries throughout the woods, make it the perfect spot to observe and learn about nature. In addition to our daily hikes and activities in the woods, we will use nature to create crafts.  We hope students leave camp with a new understanding of Earth and a great appreciation of our natural world! This camp is recommended for students entering grades K-2.

    Make-It Take-It
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m. or 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Jen Soja and Tina Edwards, MPS Kindergarten Teachers
    K-6th Grade
    Maximum Number of Campers: 16
    Cost $235 for morning only; $470 for full day

    Make a craft for yourself (or 2!) each day and also one for a friend or family member!!  Not only will you make a craft/jewelry to keep for yourself, you will make gifts that you can wrap and save for a birthday or holiday to tuck away!  We will be teaching you a variety of crafting techniques.  Each day we will make a jewelry piece and learn the skills needed to be an expert in the craft of beading!  We will also learn skills in Card making, Decoupage, Painting and other wonderful art mediums!  We are both teachers here in the Madison Public Schools and  lifelong  Art Enthusiasts!  We have taught crafting skills at our camp for the last 12 years!!!
     
    You can enjoy this camp for the morning or stay for the full day. No need to register for Lunch Bunch if you stay for the whole day
  • July 5-8 - Short Week

    Camp: Summer Owlets Gold
    Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Counselors: Harrison Mormille and Maeve Sheehan
    Age: 3 (fully potty trained by 6/1/22)
    Maximum Number of Campers: 14
    Cost: $188

    These kids might be little, but they will have big fun at this camp. Each week will offer a new theme with lessons and activities. The counselors have created fun mini lessons, arts and crafts projects, along with songs and stories for the youngest kids on campus. 
     
    Camp: Summer Owlets Blue
    Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Counselors: Megan Small and Taylor Bryant
    Ages: 4-5
    Maximum Number of Campers: 14
    Cost: $188

    Not quite ready for a big kid camp, but ready enough to spend the morning learning, crafting and playing! The counselors have been working on creative activities for these 4-5 year olds that follow a new theme each week. Your child will learn, create and foster new friendships at this camp.

    Nature Crafts
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Becca Barnikow
    Ages: 1st-3rd Grade
    Maximum Number of Campers: 10
    Cost $188

    Our 23-acre campus offers a bevy of crafting supplies for our Nature Crafts camp. Each day the campers will create a different craft using all that nature has to offer. We will also play nature games like nature scavenger hunt and nature bingo. There will be different activities each week that this camp is offered. Come and enjoy our great outdoors and then craft with nature's bounty!

    Jewelry Making
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Lila Sullivan and Maggie Coyne
    Ages: K-3rd Grade
    Maximum Number of Campers: 12
    Cost $188

    Let’s make jewelry! We are excited for a week of jewelry making and fun. From beading to friendship bracelets, to shrinky dink pendants, it is going to be a week full of fun and arts & crafts. Students can come with any type of jewelry in mind they want to create or we can come up with ideas all together. The options are endless. There is so much jewelry to make for any student. They can enjoy their jewelry themselves or use them as gifts. No experience is necessary.

    Sew-fabulous
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Deborah Line, Country School 5th Grade Teacher
    Ages: 4th-8th Grade
    Maximum Number of Campers: 10
    Cost $188

    Ever dream of becoming a fashion designer or just showing your creativity through what you wear? Come learn some basic hand sewing tips and discover how, with a little ingenuity, you can make your own fashion statements. Working together in our creative environment we will make clothing and accessories that campers will be proud to wear and give as gifts. 
  • July 11-15

    Summer Owlets Gold
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Harrison Mormille and Maeve Sheehan
    3 years old (fully potty trained by 6/1/22)
    Maximum Number of Campers: 14
    Cost $235

    These kids might be little, but they will have big fun at this camp. Each week will offer a new theme with lessons and activities. The counselors have created fun mini lessons, arts and crafts projects, along with songs and stories for the youngest kids on campus. 

    Summer Owlets Blue
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Megan Small and Taylor Bryant
    4 and 5 year olds
    Maximum Number of Campers: 14
    Cost $235

    Not quite ready for a big kid camp, but ready enough to spend the morning learning, crafting and playing! The counselors have been working on creative activities for these 4-5 year olds that follow a new theme each week. Your child will learn, create and foster new friendships at this camp.

    Let the Games Begin
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Becca Barnikow
    2nd-4th Grade
    Maximum Number of Campers: 16
    Cost $235

    Play fun games while learning academic, social and cooperative skills. In this camp kids will play all sorts of games, ones they might already know and ones they create. Little games to life size games will all be included in this fun and exciting camp. There will be different activities each week this camp is offered.

    The Art of Clay: Pottery Camp
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Deborah Line, 5th Grade Teacher
    4th-8th Grade
    Maximum Number of Campers: 10
    Cost $235

    Spend a week throwing and creating pottery in the Country School’s art studio. Campers will get their “zen” on learning to throw and shape clay into pieces of art using our clay wheel. They will also design and create hand built pieces using coil, slab and pinch techniques. Join our 5th Grade teacher Mrs. Line to play with clay- where you’re supposed to get a bit messy!

    Knot Tying and Model Boat Building
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Jennifer Reilly, Country School Science Teacher
    4th-7th Grade
    Maximum Number of Campers: 12
    Cost $235

    Ahoy, Mateys! Join science teacher Mrs.Reilly for a week of mini model boat design and construction, along with basic-to-advanced knot tying. The session ends with a model boat race! Landlubbers and experienced sailors are all welcome, and everyone will go home with not only a new mini-boat but some fun knot crafts as well. Get ready to sail the 7 seas (or at least a baby pool) with your personally designed and crafted boat!

    Cool-ology Science Camp
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Claudia Esposito, Country School STEAM Teacher
    K-3rd Grade
    Maximum Number of Campers: 10
    Cost $235

    Spark your creativity, invigorate your problem solving skills, and have a blast with Cool-ology® at the Country School! Cool-ology® offers hands-on, inquiry-based STEAM activities that get children really excited about science, engineering, and the world around them. Participants will engage in empathetic problem-solving, creative design, and critical thinking skills to deepen their understanding of core science and engineering principles. 

    This exciting camp opportunity introduces young children to the wonder of science through hands-on, inquiry based learning experiences sure to thrill and delight!  These STEAM based lessons are geared toward capturing your child’s natural curiosity while teaching important science concepts, critical thinking skills and the engineering design process in a safe, fun environment. Topics include: Cool Chemistry (including Ooo, Ahh, Pop: Bubbles), Fabulous Flight, Mini Roller Coaster Physics, Miraculous Magnets, Squishy Circuits, Candy Chemistry, and more! 

    Nature Camp
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Lila Sullivan and Maggie Coyne
    K-2nd Grade
    Maximum Number of Campers: 12
    Cost $235

    The Country School's 23-acre campus, with multiple trail entries throughout the woods, make it the perfect spot to observe and learn about nature. In addition to our daily hikes and activities in the woods, we will use nature to create crafts.  We hope students leave camp with a new understanding of Earth and a great appreciation of our natural world! This camp is recommended for students entering grades K-2.

    Woodworking and STEAM Adventures
    Shari Lariviere, Country School 2nd Grade Teacher and Lexi Lariviere
    12:30-3:30 p.m.
    1st-5th Grade
    Maximum Number of Campers: 12
    Cost $255 (includes additional supply fee)


    Catch your dreams! Join us as we talk about our dreams and build a wooden dreamcatcher. We will also explore science, technology, engineering, arts and math in this hands-on adventure camp.

    Please dress for hiking, Also bring a snack and water bottle.

    Exercise Your Math Brain
    Beth Coyne, Country School Assistant Head of School
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    4th-6th Grade
    Maximum Number of Campers: 14

    Exercise your brain during a fun math workshop! Participants will engage in word problems that will strengthen algebraic thinking. They will strengthen their mental math capabilities and further develop the common sense approach to math that is present in successful math students. Math thinking will be challenged and enhanced, and students will further make sense of the math they are doing by writing about it.

    Mrs. Wepler's Musical World: Introduction to Ukulele
    Vicki Wepler, Country School Choral Music Director
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    3rd-5th Grade
    Maximum Number of Campers: 12

    If you’ve always wanted to give the ukulele a try, this is the camp for you! We’ll identify and practice the basic chords on ukulele, learn strumming patterns, and work through some songs. NOTE: you will need to provide your own instrument. Check out the link for a recommendation: Link to ukulele recommendation
  • Juy 18-22

    Camp: Summer Owlets Gold
    Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Counselors: Harrison Mormille and Maeve Sheehan
    Age: 3 (fully potty trained by 6/1/22)
    Maximum Number of Campers: 14
    Cost $235

    These kids might be little, but they will have big fun at this camp. Each week will offer a new theme with lessons and activities. The counselors have created fun mini lessons, arts and crafts projects, along with songs and stories for the youngest kids on campus. 
     
    Camp: Summer Owlets Blue
    Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Counselors: Megan Small and Taylor Bryant
    Ages: 4-5
    Maximum Number of Campers: 14
    Cost $235

    Not quite ready for a big kid camp, but ready enough to spend the morning learning, crafting and playing! The counselors have been working on creative activities for these 4-5 year olds that follow a new theme each week. Your child will learn, create and foster new friendships at this camp.

    Arts and Crafts
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Lila Sullivan and Maggie Coyne
    K-3rd Grade
    Maximum Number of Campers: 12
    Cost $235

    Join Maggie and Lila to create original pieces of art in their Arts and Crafts camp. Campers coming with big imaginations will have a limitless supply of materials at their disposal to use while making wonderful crafts to keep and to share. 
     
    Cool-ology: Design It, Build It Engineering Camp
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Claudia Esposito, Country School STEAM Teacher
    1st-4th Grade
    Maximum Number of Campers: 10
    Cost $235

    Spark your creativity, invigorate your problem solving skills, and have a blast with Cool-ology® at the Country School! Cool-ology® offers hands-on, inquiry-based STEAM activities that get children really excited about science, engineering, and the world around them. Participants will engage in empathetic problem-solving, creative design, and critical thinking skills to deepen their understanding of core science and engineering principles. 
     
    This one week camp introduces young children to the basics of engineering through hands-on, inquiry based learning experiences sure to thrill and delight! These STEM based lessons are geared toward capturing your child’s natural curiosity while teaching the scientific and engineering design processes and critical thinking skills in a safe, fun environment. Participants will learn about and use the engineering design process to investigate structural and environmental engineering (LEGOS included), materials science, biomimicry, and a whole lot more!
     
    All-Girls Robotics and Coding Maker Camp
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Stephanie Johnson, Country School Science Teacher
    4th-7th Grade
    Maximum Number of Campers: 12
    Cost $235

    This camp is designed to encourage girls to dive into the exciting world of robotics and coding and to innovate! Campers will use everyday materials along with arduinos, sensors, motors and lights to design and build creative and fun robots or interactive art. Several programming languages such as Snap and Birdblox will be introduced, and participants will explore their own creativity while expanding their design engineering and programming skills.

    Explorers Science Camp
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Becca Barnikow
    2nd-6th Grade
    Maximum Number of Campers: 16
    Cost $235

    The summer is a great time to get your science on! In this camp we will make solar cookers, Alka Seltzer rockets, lava lamps and much more. We will experiment and build each day during this one week camp. Learning science and making new friends will be so much fun at this camp. There will be different activities each week that this camp is being offered.
  • July 25-29

    Camp: Summer Owlets Gold
    Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Counselors: Harrison Mormille and Maeve Sheehan
    Age: 3 (fully potty trained by 6/1/22)
    Maximum Number of Campers: 14
    Cost $235

    These kids might be little, but they will have big fun at this camp. Each week will offer a new theme with lessons and activities. The counselors have created fun mini lessons, arts and crafts projects, along with songs and stories for the youngest kids on campus. 
     
    Camp: Summer Owlets Blue
    Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Counselors: Megan Small and Taylor Bryant
    Ages: 4-5
    Maximum Number of Campers: 14
    Cost $235

    Not quite ready for a big kid camp, but ready enough to spend the morning learning, crafting and playing! The counselors have been working on creative activities for these 4-5 year olds that follow a new theme each week. Your child will learn, create and foster new friendships at this camp.

    Big Kid DIY
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Lila Sullivan
    3rd-5th Grade
    Maximum Number of Campers: 12
    Cost $235

    This hands-on camp will keep the children happily engaged, creating dream catchers, candles, soaps, bird feeders, and more. Each day campers will have a new project to tackle. They will learn the importance of following directions, collaborating, and exercising their creativity.

    Adventures with Wood
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Shari Lariviere, Country School 2nd Grade Teacher and Lexi Lariviere
    1st-5th Grade
    Maximum Number of Campers: 20
    Cost $255 (includes additional charge for supplies)
     
    Each participant will build a wooden race car that they will take home at the end of the camp. Students will learn about vehicle safety and engineer a system to keep their “passenger: safe in the event of a crash. They will apply for a mock driver’s license, and have the opportunity to race against themselves or others.

    Please dress for hiking, Also bring a snack and water bottle.

    Cool-ology: Homes and Habitats
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Claudia Esposito, Country School STEAM Teacher
    1st-4th Grade
    Maximum Number of Campers: 10
    Cost $235

    Spark your creativity, invigorate your problem solving skills, and have a blast with Cool-ology® at the Country School! Cool-ology® offers hands-on, inquiry-based STEAM activities that get children really excited about science, engineering, and the world around them. Participants will engage in empathetic problem-solving, creative design, and critical thinking skills to deepen their understanding of core science and engineering principles. 

    Participants will explore a different Country School habitat including the nature trails each day- investigating the flora and fauna that live there. Art and nature will merge as we document our findings through drawing, painting, and crafting. Games, free exploration time, and mindful practices will also be a part of our camp!

    Learning Fun with H2O
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Becca Barnikow
    Ages: 1st-4th Grade
    Maximum Number of Campers: 10
    Cost $235

    Want to stay cool in the summer heat? Learning Fun with H2O is a great way to keep cool while learning all about water. We will do everything from learn about the water cycle, to running around under sprinklers. Be prepared for an action packed week, filled with water themed experiments and crafts. There is no better way to beat the heat than to learn all about what keeps you cool!
  • August 1-5

    Camp: Summer Owlets Gold
    Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Harrison Mormille and Maeve Sheehan
    Age: 3 (fully potty trained by 6/1/22)
    Maximum Number of Campers: 14
    Cost $235

    These kids might be little, but they will have big fun at this camp. Each week will offer a new theme with lessons and activities. The counselors have created fun mini lessons, arts and crafts projects, along with songs and stories for the youngest kids on campus. 
     
    Camp: Summer Owlets Blue
    Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Counselors: Megan Small and Taylor Bryant
    Ages: 4-5
    Maximum Number of Campers: 14
    Cost $235

    Not quite ready for a big kid camp, but ready enough to spend the morning learning, crafting and playing! The counselors have been working on creative activities for these 4-5 year olds that follow a new theme each week. Your child will learn, create and foster new friendships at this camp.

    Learning Fun with H2O
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Becca Barnikow
    Ages: 1st-4th Grade
    Maximum Number of Campers: 10
    Cost $235

    Want to stay cool in the summer heat? Learning Fun with H2O is a great way to keep cool while learning all about water. We will do everything from learn about the water cycle, to running around under sprinklers. Be prepared for an action packed week, filled with water themed experiments and crafts. There is no better way to beat the heat than to learn all about what keeps you cool!

    Make-It Take-It
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m. or
    9 a.m. -3:30 p.m.
    Mrs. Soja and Mrs. Edwards
    K-6th Grade
    Maximum Number of Campers: 16
    Cost $235 for morning only; $470 for full day


    Make a craft for yourself (or 2!) each day and also one for a friend or family member!!  Not only will you make a craft/jewelry to keep for yourself, you will make gifts that you can wrap and save for a birthday or holiday to tuck away!  We will be teaching you a variety of crafting techniques.  Each day we will make a jewelry piece and learn the skills needed to be an expert in the craft of beading!  We will also learn skills in Card making, Decoupage, Painting and other wonderful art mediums!  We are both teachers here in the Madison Public Schools and  lifelong  Art Enthusiasts!  We have taught crafting skills at our camp for the last 12 years!!!
     
    You can enjoy this camp for the morning or stay for the full day! No need to register for Lunch Bunch if you stay for the whole day.

Madison Racquet & Swim Club TCS Sports Camp

The Country School and the Madison Racquet & Swim Club are excited about our 6th year of TCS Sports Camp! In addition to our sports at The Country School, we are pleased to announce we are returning swimming into our program.

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341 Opening Hill Road, Madison, CT 06443
P. 203-421-3113  |  F. 203-421-4390  |  Health Office F. 860-469-2550
Founded in 1955, The Country School is a coeducational, independent school serving students in PreSchool-Grade 8. The Country School is committed to active, hands-on learning and a vigorous curriculum that engages the whole child.