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Day Camp

Campers rotate through a wide variety of exciting activities each and every week.

Join us for three two week sessions through out the summer which can be in a variety of configurations; including matching half-day programs and courses from different sections (i.e. attend morning swimming lessons and finish the day in the Summer Camp program). A full day of camp is 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. A half day of camp is either 9 a.m. – 12:50 p.m. or 12:00 – 4 p.m.

Note, will not be offering an extended day option this year due to COVID-19.

Featured Activities:
Arts │ Archery │ Field Ecology │ Ropes Course│ Organic Gardening/Farming │ Metalsmithing │ Outdoor Science and Wilderness Adventure │ Collaborative group games │Canoeing │ Recreational Swim │ Jewelry Making │ Sports │ Slip-and-Slide

Added Benefits:
- Lunch, made fresh daily on campus, is included in both half day and full day options. Westtown School accommodates a wide range of allergies and dietary restrictions.

Note: Students are grouped by grade level:
Bumblebees: Rising pre-k – K
Butterlies: Rising 1st grade
Dragonflies Rising 2nd
Foxes: 3rd grade
Turtles: Rising 4th – 5th grades
Cardinals: Rising 6th – 7th grades

Click here for a sample week schedule of 4-7 year olds (PDF.)
Click here for a sample week schedule of 8-12 year olds (PDF.)



Swim School

A learn-to-swim program that teaches an advanced progression of swimming in a two-week period.

Please note: We have not yet received guidance from the state about how to offer swim lessons safely and with proper COVID mitigation strategies. This means that we may learn that we are not able to offer the summer swim program. In the event that we must cancel the swim program, families will be issued a refund for the difference of Full Day Camp and Full Day + Swim lessons.

Westtown Aquatic Program's Swim School is a learn-to-swim program that teaches an advanced progression of swimming in a two-week period. The beginning swimmer is initially taught the self-rescue survival float which will allow them to remain calm and confident in a distressful situation. Once swimmers are able to achieve the self-rescue float, they're promoted to the next level from Novice to Advanced. Instruction is capped at a 5:1 ratio. Swimmers will swim attend lessons from 9 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Please make sure all swimmer arrive to camp with their swim suits under their clothing.

Skill Levels: To achieve a consistent progression we believe a fluid transition from group to group will assistant in maximizing swimmer engagement. Students will be tested on the first day of class and placed accordingly. Instructors or a deck manager will monitor your student’s progress and place them in the appropriate group.

Pre-requisite: All students must be 3 years of age and potty trained.

Click here to view Westtown Aquatic Program Swim Levels (PDF.)



Counselor in Training (CIT)

Young adults turn into youth leaders within this innovative program.

The CIT program is for rising 8th & 9th graders. Becoming a CIT is more than just attending camp as a counselor-in-training or youth leader. It is a prestigious role combining passion with compassion, conviction with caring, and empathy with action. CITs learn how to deepen their connection with the community, engaging others with a sense of purpose.

The program cultivates maturity, where students emerge as insightful representatives of the camp and its community, capable of providing a safe learning environment and engaging programming.

The Details:

 - CIT’s can sign-up for any of our three session know they must attend both week of that session. 

- There are a total of 3 CIT sessions throughout the summer. 

 - CIT’s hours are the same as camp hours which are 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Drop off from 8:45 a.m. - 9 a.m.


 

Westtown Science Institute

Mission is to provide a safe space for young learners, to inspire their curiosity, and to challenge them to expand their scientific frontiers.

Westtown Science Institute offers students the opportunity to explore in an immersive, inquiry-driven learning environment in Westtown’s state-of-the art, Leed Gold Certified Science Center. This year, pair one week of WSI camp with one week of Westtown Day Camp, creating a unique experience that allows for deep dives into robotics, physics, biotech, and scientific entrepreneurship and the adventures that Day Camp has to offer. Students work in collaborative teams to design experiments, build tools, and solve problems.