Camp Life

The Summer at Norwood experience is filled with unforgettable friends, laughter, games, learning, enrichment, and so much more!  See below for a sneek peek at what we have to offer.

Every day is filled with choice for our Day Campers! Between our morning and afternoon classes, Summer at Norwood offers our campers a chance to choose from a wide array of open play based choices to participate in. Classes are provided in 45 minute increments and campers get to choose from the opportunities below:

 

*Indoor Gym Games          *Outdoor Recess

*Arts and Crafts                   *Building Center

*Computer Lab                    *Board Games/DEAR

*Middle School Lounge

 

Camper Choice Time

 

 

 

One of the biggest highlights of our two-week sessions, our Carnival Day is full day celebration of the two weeks we've had together as a camp.  All Junior Day and Combo Campers participate in this explosion of camp fun! Festivities include:

 

*Inflatable Bounce Houses      

*Inflatable Obstacle Courses

*Various Indoor Games            

*Giant Inflatable Water Slide

*Water based games                

*Frozen Treats

*Tug-O-War competitions        

*Pizza Lunch

*Face Painting                          

*Teacher Vs. Counselor Games

Carnival takes place on the final day of our two-week sessions and is the perfect culmination of camp fun!

 

Programs for All

 

 

 

Summer at Norwood has programs for all campers ages 3 and a half to 14 years.  With the camp day beginning at 9:00am and ending at 3:00pm, and Extended Day available from 7:30 am to 6:00pm, our campers are left filled to the brim with memories they'll never forget.  Below are some of the unique parts of camp campers especially enjoy. To get more details about our programs click on the respective menu links below!

Camp Spirit is one of the cornerstones of our camp experience. To build and maintain this sense of summer magic, our Day Campers come together daily to participate in our Summer at Norwood Town Hall meetings. Here we sing camp songs, celebrate our camper summer birthdays, entertain with counselor competitions, and hold weekly Wacky Wednesday cheerathons! This daily gathering of campers, counselors, and teachers is a chance for all to celebrate our camp spirit!

Camper Showcase is another highlight our campers look forward to during our two-week sessions as we invite families to join us for a fantastic showcase of all that we do!  Displays are set up in one of our gyms to show what each class has been working on throughout the sessions.  We cap the day's events with live performances from our performance-based classes, such as our dance and theater classes. This is always a family favorite event!

Water water everywhere!  For our Junior Day campers, we have water play available every day of the week. Our Combo campers enjoy water play every Tuesday and Thursday.  Sprinklers or slides are set up for campers to enjoy having some wet fun in the sun during recess periods. With Carnival Day to cap off the session with wet and wild fun and games, there's no better place to be!

 

Every Wednesday during the summer, our campers, CIT's, counselors, and teachers revel in the opportunity to be a little "wacky!"  With themes ranging from Animal Day, to Sports Team Day, to Crazy Outfit Day, and everything in between, our campers and staff have a host of fun displaying their camp spirit and enjoying the cheerathon that takes place during Town Hall to determine our most spirited counselor or teacher for the day!

 

Summer at Norwood

8821 River Road

Bethesda, Maryland 20817

Phone: 301-841-2254

Email: summer@norwoodschool.org

Norwood School is a coeducational independent day school with approximately 450 students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade.  Norwood's child-centered program inspires confident, compassionate, independent, and creative thinkers who embrace lifelong learning.  Learn more at www.norwoodschool.org