2022 Summer of Wonder Program

Open to current and summer-only students, our Summer of Wonder Program reinforces what children learned during the school year through fun-filled activities. Your child will have opportunities to engage in the creative arts, experiment with science, explore nature, and discover the world around them. Teachers are encouraged to follow the children’s lead as they plan fun and engaging activities for summer learning.

Our Summer of Wonder camp program is from 9am-4pm (full day) or 9am-1pm (half day), Monday through Friday (unless otherwise noted).  Camp is offered to children ages 3-6.  Children must have turned 3 by September 1st, 2021 to attend and we are only accepting 6 year olds who are rising Kindergarteners.  All campers must be fully potty-trained to attend.  Snacks and lunches are included.   The cost is $350/week (full day) or $250/week (half day) with a one-time $25 registration fee (the week of July 5th costs $280 (full day) or $200 (half day), as it is a 4 day week).   Camp prices will not be prorated for missed days.  Carolina Park Academy offers a 5% discount to siblings and/or campers who enroll in all 8 sessions.

Click HERE to download the Full Day application.

Click HERE to download the Half Day application.

Down on the Farm (June 6th – 10th)

Our junior farmers will learn all about some common and not so common farm animals this week.  A local farm, All Thing Acre, from Summerville will give the children a hands-on experience with a variety of live farm animals!

Reptiles and Amphibians (June 13th – 17th)

Our little herpetologists will learn all about reptiles and amphibians this week.  A naturalist from the City of Charleston will give the children a hands-on experience with a variety of live snakes, lizards, and turtles!

Camping Under the Stars & Bird Watching (June 20th – 24th)

Our junior explorers will learn about nature, forest animals, birds of prey, and what it’s like to camp under the night sky.  The Center for Birds of Prey will visit with live birds to help our little ones explore the interesting and important world of raptors!

Bugging Out! (June 27th – July 1st)

Our kiddos will become entomologists as they learn about how bugs help the world go round this week!  High Touch High Tech of Charleston will help them discover the life of insects and arachnids. They will view the world as an insect through dragonfly eyes and get excited as they touch real bugs! The live critters are amazing!

Red, White, & Blue (July 5th – July 8th) 4 day week- No camp on Monday 7/4

This week our kiddos will have some good ol’ American fun with patriotic crafts and activities.  We will end the week celebrating our country’s birthday with a picnic and a special red, white, and blue treat!

Dino Days (July 11th – 15th)

Our little paleontologists will become dinosaur experts this week!  When High Touch High Tech of Charleston visits, the kids will use dinosaur models to make fossil imprints of our extinct friends. They will also make fossil rubbings and observe real fossil bones. They can even dig for a real shark tooth fossil to keep!

Space Camp (July 18th – 22nd)

This week our mini astronauts will blast off into space!  High Touch High Tech of Charleston will help the kids launch water rockets and become part of the launch pad! They will find out how much they weigh on the moon, eat real astronaut ice cream, and make a paper helicopter to take home and fly.

Shark Week (July 25th – 29th)

This week our little ones will become marine biologists as they dive under the sea to learn about all sorts of sea creatures, including SHARKS!  An Environmental Educator from the Charleston recreation department will bring marine life into the center with a touch tank full of crustaceans and mollusks.