Junior Day Camp

Where it all begins! 

Toilet-trained 3.5 to 5 year olds

Please Note: Session schedules have been adjusted due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit the COVID-19 Updates page for more information.


Our Junior Day campers gain self-confidence and foundational skills for lifelong learning through teacher-guided investigations and independent exploration.  Campers collaborate and play together, engaging in hands-on learning with diverse, cross-curricular  instructional materials and age appropriate vocabulary.


This program is designed for our youngest campers, allowing  additional time for transitions to build independence, while also providing the opportunity to expand their curiosity through periods of structured play.  With an experienced professional teacher and two select counselors per class, Junior Day groups maintain a low camper to teacher ratio, allowing a responsive, safe, and enriching environment where learning is happening all the time and campers are truly known!

A regular day includes a familiar rhythm of indoor play, circle time, snacks, and outdoor activities.  Campers will explore themes in art, science, math, literacy, and music.  Junior Day provides both full and half day options for campers.


Note: Campers must be toilet-trained and be three and a half years old on or before the start of the session.  Click HERE to see Summer at Norwood's definition and policy on toilet-trained campers.


Click below for a sample schedule of our Junior Day Program

3.5 to 5 years old

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