Our Explorer Camp is designed for children ages 5 and 6. This camp program offers kindergartners and 1st graders an introduction to an array of new and exciting weekly activities.
Currently enrolled in Kindergarten – 1st Grade (Age 5 or 6 by 9/1/2018)
Weekly Cost Per Child: $270.00 (5 or more weeks is $235/week)
Summer 2019 Weekly Themes
- 17 – First Week of Summer Camp
- 24 – Magic with Reba / Jewelry
- 1 – Sewing / STEAM
- 8 – Pottery / Broadway Theater
- 15 – Found Art / Broadway Theater
- 22 – Woodworking / Jewelry / Computers & Technology
- 29 – Sewing / Woodworking
- 5 – Ice Skating / Aquarium
- 12 – Summer Olympics / Cooking / Aquarium
- 19 – Lego Robotics / Found Art
- 26 – End of Summer / Scrapbooking / Autograph Book
View the summer 2019 schedule.
Found Art – Campers will use objects found in nature in an artistic way. A scavenger hunt will kick off this activity. Campers will also gain the experience of learning to share and trade objects that will help each other craft their work of art.
Scrapbooking – Campers will design their own book of personal and summer camp memories. By using various crafting tools and art media to create a colorful and meaningful book that will preserve your good time with family and friends.
Musical Theater – This course incorporates the fundamentals of singing, dancing, acting, creative drama and stage creation. Families are invited to the Broadway Show Production.
Archery – Champion archer, Joe Gradjus, will instruct campers on stringing the bow, notching the arrow, aim and release. The campers will enjoy some light competition in distance shooting and target games.
Cheerleading – This activity is for the beginning cheerleader. Campers will learn the fundamentals of cheering with exercises in floor cheers, chants and dance. Sneakers must be worn. Bring your smiles, spirit and a water bottle.
Flag Football NFL – NFL Flag is a premiere youth football league for boys and girls ages 5-14. The programs provide young players a fun and exciting opportunity to engage in non-contact, continuing activities while learning lessons in teamwork.
Happy Feet– Happy Feet is a co-ed soccer clinic that helps players improve their basic soccer skills. Campers should bring their own shin guards and water bottles.
Gaga Pit Touch Touch (Hebrew) – Fast paced Israeli soccer – gentle version of dodge ball. Now a favorite sport of American children.
Other Activity Descriptions
Chess – Charles Beaty will help the campers learn “game of kings.” This class will teach them the basics to chess as well as developing the strategies needed to say “CHECKMATE”
Computer – Kids learn code program in Java. Build a simple website and games.
Cooking – Lil Cake Boss Cooks: Campers will be creating ice cream cone cupcakes, create cake decorations and cake pop recipes.
Fashion Week – This course will give students an insight to the fashion industry. They will learn how a simple sketch and tons of inspiration can evolve into beautiful clothing. Throughout the week, campers will be creating a “what’s hot” and “what’s not” for the new fall season.
French – This class will give campers an introduction to the French language as well as culture. They will learn pronunciation of new words and even begin to build a new vocabulary.
Ice Skating – Campers will enjoy a break from the heat at Wissahickon Skating Club/Center Ice of Oaks. Campers will receive instruction from a professional instructor on basic skating techniques as well as enjoy some free time on the ice. Skates will be provided.
Jewelry Making – Campers will learn the basics of design layout, forming, joining, basic construction, filing and finishing completing friendship bracelets, dough jewelry, and custom paper beads.
Karate – KARATE’s comprehensive character enrichment program seeks to use karate as a tool used to convey lessons such as self-confidence, focus, discipline, respect, goal setting and self-control, all while being introduced to the tradition martial art of kenpo and tae kwon do.
Magic – Campers will be introduced to the wonderful world of magic through the guidance of a professional magician. They will learn the art of magic, including presentation, the element of surprise and the use of misdirection with emphasis on having fun. By the end of the week they will be able to entertain their friends and family with the magic they’ve learned.
Pottery – Kids explore the design process with hands-on projects such as pottery painting, mosaics, fused glass, canvas painting and clay sculpting. Each camper will get to bring home their creations which will be fired and glazed.
Science – Campers will discover science through hands-on explorations using a variety of materials and equipment. Some areas they will explore are: volcanoes, lightning, pop rocks and rain clouds.
Sewing – Campers will be introduced to the fundamentals of sewing and the creative design process as they construct a handbag or book-bag. Students will be guided in fabric selection, to cutting, stitching and construction to make a quilt blanket.
Violin – 8 weeks of French inspired lessons.
Yoga – Yoga is for everyone, all ages, boys and girls! Yoga offers many of the same benefits to children as it does to adults, such as a healthier body, the ability to control stress, increased self-esteem and a greater concentration. Certified Yoga Instructor, Mary-Frances Trunfio, will introduce fun exploratory poses while focusing on having fun. So, bring your mat, wear comfortable loose fit clothing (no jeans) and get ready to have some fun.
Lego Robotics – This course teaches campers about robotics, electronics, and coding with our educational hands-on project kits. Each project kit is paired with online interactive curricula to not only show the kids how to assemble the projects but also teaches them the concepts applied.
Aquarium – Campers will build their own aquarium ready to take home and introduce species of your choice. 1 week session – $5
A Typical Day
Morning begins with breakfast, camp songs, and face to name roll call. Then, children will go to the planned activities.
Mid-Day, campers enjoy lunch and free time on our shaded rolling five acre campus. Children will then return to instructor led activities.
6:00-7:00: Arrival, Free Choice
7:00-8:00: Morning Club Activities, Games
9:00-9:30: Check-In, Roll Call, Divide into Camp Groups
9:30-10:00 : Team Building Sports
11:45-12:30: Lunch/Free Play
2:30-3:00: Snack/Camper of the day recognition
4:00-6:30: Afternoon Clubs/Outside Play
(Times and activities may vary)
Summer Camp hours are 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Extended hours are available from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. There is no additional fee for extended hours. Children will be able to participate in games, outdoor activities, arts & crafts, and so much more!
Breakfast, lunch, snacks, and beverages will be provided at no cost to children. A meal income eligibility must be completed and signed for each child. Menus will be forwarded to parents/guardians prior to the start o camp. Children have the option to bring a bagged lunch from home. We ask that parents/guardians inform the administrative office in advance sot that we are able to properly budget our meal program and ensure that each camper receives the proper meal components.
Les Petits Cherubs is a private day camp, which accepts a limited number of enrollments. Parents/guardians have the option to choose which session their child will attend. However, campers must enroll for a minimum of two weeks. Les Petits Cherubs will be accepting enrollments starting on Wednesday, February 27, 2019. Enrollments will be accepted until our capacity has been reached.
If your camper(s) has signed up for an activity session and later decides they are not really interested, we will make every attempt to make the necessary modifications. We ask that your camper(s) make every effort to attend a minimum of two activity days of that session before we move forward with making changes. The constant change in schedules causes confusion and discord. Our goal is to ensure that each camper has the best experience possible. Please, be certain before you make the activities selections.
For further details and pricing information, contact us! (610) 650-8157
Summer Camp Menu
View our summer camp breakfast, lunch, and snack menu.
In the event a course has been cancelled by Les Petits Cherubs a refund will be issued. Summer Camp Registration Fees are non-refundable. However, if you would like to cancel a session or class, the Les Petits Cherubs Administrative office will issue a full refund. However, you must submit a two (2) weeks prior written notice.
Payments are due by:
Friday, May 17, 2019 – First half of summer camp payment is due. If your total financial commitment is less than $750, the entire payment is due.
Friday, June 7, 2019– Balance of summer camp payment is due.
- Late fees will apply for outstanding balances beyond this date.
- Currently enrolled year round payments will continue weekly.
- Weekly payments are acceptable. Please call the Administrative Office to make billing arrangements.
Les Petits Cherubs believes that no child should be left behind. Ultimately, Summer Camp is costly, causing some families inability to afford the tuition and special activities. If you are in need of financial assistance, we ask that you contact the Administrative Office or write a letter explaining your current financial circumstances. You will be asked to submit a minimum of 3 paystubs, W-2 from 2018 and a notarized letter stating that there is no other household income or family members that contribute to your monthly expenses.