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Extended Day

Bethesda Campus

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Extended Day Bethesda Campus

To accommodate our families’ busy schedules, Sidwell Summer offers before and after care programs throughout the summer.  These programs serve as an extension of our camp day and include games, activities, collection, and more!

Sidwell Summer offers two Extended Day Programs on the Bethesda Campus:

  • Early Risers 7:30AM – 8:45AM
  • Camp ’til Six 3:00PM – 6:00PM

Each morning in Early Risers, campers will have the option to play board games, read, color, and eat a breakfast snack before the regular camp day begins. Campers are walked by Early Risers staff to the appropriate program meeting location each morning.

Campers registered for Camp ‘til Six will be taken directly to Camp ‘til Six at the end of the camp day by camp staff. The program includes snack time, arts & crafts, sports and games, and more. This program is less structured than the camp day to allow for relaxation after a busy day.

Space permitting, weekly registration for Camp ’til Six and/or Early Risers must be completed no later than 12:00 PM (noon) on the Friday prior to the start of the program.

 2018 Dates Hours Fees
Early Risers June 18 – August 10 7:30 – 8:45PM $60/week ($50 for 4-day week of July 2-6)
Camp ‘til Six June 18 – August 10 3:00 – 6:00PM $150/week ($120 for 4-day week of July 2-76


*Camp ’til Six and Early Risers are available for weekly registration only. Registration for Camp ‘til Six and Early Risers will close at noon the Friday prior to the start of the program.

Early Risers and Camp ’til Six act as extensions of our camp days with a myriad of activities, projects, games, and activities to keep campers engaged and learning during their time at Sidwell Summer.  Campers will have the option of choosing their activities each day to allow for creativity and independence.

We have a number of supplies – games, arts & crafts supplies, activities and more – in our Extended Day Programs and we encourage participants to socialize and participate in the variety of activities offered. That said, we do not allow participants to bring personal game systems, music players or electronic devices of any type. Note, please take into account that Sidwell Summer is not responsible for any lost or stolen personal items.

Both Early Risers and Camp ‘til Six take place in the Cafeteria/Multipurpose Room. In the morning, please walk your camper to the Multipurpose Room for drop off and check-in. In the afternoon, please walk to the Multipurpose Room to sign-out your camper.

Early Risers Drop Off Policy

Our camp staff is often preparing for the busy day ahead before campers arrive. Should you arrive earlier than 7:30AM, an adult should wait with the camper(s) until the designated drop-off time.  Please note this is for the safety of all campers and the camp program.  Please do not drop off for Early Risers prior to 7:30AM. Early Risers is located in the Multipurpose Room. Please park and walk your camper into the Multipurpose Room to sign in.

Early Drop Off Fees:  Our staff are preparing for the camp day in the morning and are not available to supervise campers before the program’s start time. It is unsafe for campers as well as the program to have any camper on campus unsupervised. Therefore, early drop-off fees are incurred if any camper is on-campus prior to the designated drop-off time without an adult.  A parent or guardian will be called that morning if a camper not registered for Early Risers is taken to Early Risers for any portion of the morning.  The charge will be $30 for the day. Please note charges are per camper and will apply to each child.  Payment is expected over the phone once notification is received.

Camp ’til Six Late Pick Up Policy

Late Pick-Up Policy and Fees:  Campers registered for Camp ’til Six should be picked up by no later than 6:00PM daily. After 6:00PM, any remaining campers are considered late pick-ups. Our staff’s time is as valuable to us as the time of our families. Therefore, late pick up fees are incurred beginning at 6:00PM.  Payment is due at the time of pick-up- no exceptions. Payments can be made by cash, check, or credit card in the office. If a camper is picked up within 15-minutes of the designated pick-up time, it is a flat charge of $15.00 (between 6:00 pm and 6:15PM). For campers picked up between 6:15 and 6:30PM, there is a flat charge of $50.00. Any camper picked up later than 6:30 is charged a late fee of $75.00 and this is considered grounds for dismissal from the Camp ‘til Six program without refund. Please note charges are per camper and will apply to each child.