Junior Day Schedule

3.5 to 5 year olds


"We would like to thank all the great staff who worked at Summer at Norwood. It's been a great experience for our daughter. The teachers, activities and festivals were all great and our daughter enjoyed her camp very much."


           -Junior Day Parent

Junior Day Schedule

Welcome Greeting

Warm smiles, greeting friends, sharing time is the perfect way to start the day

Morning Investigations

  • Investigate open-ended, hands-on activities themed in math, science, art, and literacy

  • Build and perform skills by receiving simple guided instruction from the teachers

  • Refine language development and sharing skills through socialization time in play

  • Exercise independence with adult supervision

  • Build confidence in transitioning between activities with ease through song

Recess and Water Play - Every Day!

  • Sand play

  • Sensory play using measuring cups, manipulatives, shaving cream, etc.

  • Play on the awesome water slide, extensive playground equipment, and much more!

Lunch Time

  • Lunch for full-day campers

  • Dismissal for half-day campers

Singing and Story Time

  • A gathering time for the entire Junior Day program (classroom doors are open and campers are welcome to explore the other Junior Day rooms and join in gathering time)

  • Campers come together to sing fun songs and listen to stories, share in the community spirit, and build social skills

Relaxation Time

  • Campers can rest, look at picture books quietly, or play with puzzles on a blanket from home

  • Soft music plays and teachers sit with campers

Afternoon Explorations

  • Campers have the opportunity to explore in the Activity Room and join together for a group art activity

Activity Room Explorations

  • Arts and Crafts

  • Puzzles

  • Building Station

  • Doll House

  • Math Activities

  • Science Table

  • Imagination Center - puppet theater, dress ups, etc.

  • Reading Corner

  • Board Games

Afternoon Recess

  • Sandbox, sidewalk chalk, bubbles, and free play on the playground

Wrap-up and Dismissal

  • Campers gather together in the classroom and have an opportunity to share experiences from the day before preparing for dismissal

Providing for a summer full of joy, learning, friendship, and fun!  Come and experience what it's like to truly be known!

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