Friday, May 29, 2020

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Camp Calendar Week 1

We are super excited to kick off summer camp here at Coastal Day School on Monday, June 1st! Miss Veronnica has been working hard to find field trips that can accommodate our group!! We are looking forward to a fun week!! When we go to Ocean Isle, we will be playing in the sand, not swimming. We still have spaces available if you are interested.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Summer Camp Confirmed!

We hope you are all safe and well and in good spirits! What a crazy last two months it has been! We published our summer camp information a few days before closing, never imagining how much would change since then. We have been discussing what summer is going to look like for us at Coastal Day School, and while it is going to be very different from the norm, it is still going to be FUN!! We are making a lot of temporary changes to ensure our program is flexible and available to Leland parents, while working hard to keep our campers and staff safe! Here are some ways we plan to make that happen:

For starters, we will be reducing the number of campers we enroll in the first few weeks, and potentially throughout the summer. Without knowing what size groups will be allowed on field trips, and with added safety measures, it will be easier if our group size is smaller. As the summer goes on we may be able to increase our group sizes. We want to make sure we are complying with all recommendations by government officials and that we are doing everything we can to keep our kiddos and staff safe!

We also have updated our tuition contract and you are now able to register for whichever days you'd like. We understand that some parents will continue working from home, or have reduced schedules, so we want to be flexible to make sure we can serve families in the capacity that they need. We have a new copy of our contract for you --here--!

At this time, we do not know what field trips on our schedule will actually happen. We plan to post an update each Wednesday for the following week to let you know our schedule and what campers will need each day. Check back here or on our Facebook page to find out what we will be doing. Because of allowing campers to sign up daily without a minimum number of days each week, there will be a field trip fee for our large trips for those campers that are not signed up for at least 3 days that given week. We will do our best to offer fun trips every day!!!

As campers enter our building each morning, we will be taking their temperature with an infrared thermometer and they will need to wash their hands prior to going into a classroom. We are asking parents to either drop children off at the front door or lobby to keep even more germs from entering our classrooms. Any camper showing any signs of illness will need to be picked up immediately. Campers will be required to wash their hand frequently throughout the day. Our staff will be sanitizing and cleaning tables, toys, and equipment throughout the day. We will take disinfectant with us on field trips and we will also have a hand washing station in the back of our vans!

We are SO excited to see all our little friends and share a summer full of fun!!!

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Summer Camp 2020

**Updated May 2020-please read our more recent blog titled “Summer Camp Confirmed”  to find up-to-date info regarding camp**

As always, the school year is flying by and we are in disbelief that summer will be here soon! We had our first summer camp staff meeting of the year last week and are already in planning mode! We are getting SO excited about hanging out with your kiddos all summer and looking forward to all the fun we will have!

Our Summer Camp Program is for any rising Kindergarten student through Middle School. We are open Monday through Friday from 7:30am until 6pm. We offer a two-day (Tuesday and Thursday), three-day (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday), and five-day option. All field trip fees are included in your weekly tuition! Some examples of field trips offered are Jungle Rapids Water Park, movies, parks, pools, bowling, Medieval Times, museums, and more!!! While at Coastal Day School, campers will enjoy fun activities such as crazy water games, silly dry games, arts and crafts, and tons more!!! We love seeing sweet friendships form and getting to see campers enjoy all the activities our staff has spent months planning. 

**Click here for our field trip calendar for our full day camp program**
**Click here for enrollment forms for our full day camp program**
If you are interested in registering your child for our summer camp, please click on the link above for registration forms. You are free to pick any weeks you want as well as pick the number of days you'd like each week (two-day option is Tuesday and Thursday, three-day option is Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and we also have a five-day option-we only offer a daily option for select weeks as outlined in the tuition contract). We do not have a minimum on the number of weeks your child attends and you only pay for the weeks you register for!! Please keep in mind that once you have turned in a registration form, we cannot make changes to the dates you've registered for, and you will be required to pay for the dates reserved, regardless of attendance. We provide a quality program with a low student/teacher ratio, and awesome field trips that usually require prepayment (we've actually already paid for some of them), so when we hold a space for a child, it is important that we receive payment for that space in order to continue providing all the fun activities we do daily. We feel badly when plans change and parents are still expected to pay for the weeks they have reserved, but please understand that we cannot make any exceptions to this policy in order to be able to keep our camp open and functioning. If multiple parents were to ask each week to make changes to what they have reserved, it would severely affect our ability to continue to operate as it is very difficult to fill spaces last minute when parents have already made other plans for their children once our program is full. Thank you in advance for your understanding and support in this area. We know that it can be a struggle when funds are tight so please make sure to only reserve weeks you know you will need. 
We really hope your child(ren) will be joining us for a fun-filled summer here at CDS! We are excited to see our returning campers and meet new families and provide them with a safe and exciting summer camp. I know how scary it can be sending your child off to camp, especially on field trips, but our staff takes our campers' safety very seriously and we work diligently to ensure your child is well taken care of. Our staff has been trained to obsessively count campers (I mean really OBSESSIVELY-we count in our sleep during the summer-true story 😆) and monitor their group very closely. We are so grateful for such an amazing staff that truly loves our campers! 

If you have any questions about our Summer Camp Program, please feel free to email our Summer Camp Director, Veronnica, at You can also contact us by phone at 910.383.3919. If you would like to register your child, please feel free to stop by Monday through Friday between 10am and noon or 2:30pm and 6pm, or call us to schedule an earlier or later time that works for you! We will not be available to accept registration Friday, April 10-Friday, April 17, 2020.

We are looking forward to another amazing summer!!