KaleidoKids (Age 3½–Grade 1)
1 week session 9:00am–12:00pm or 9:00am—3:00pm $315-445
KaleidoKids is the day camp program that is specifically designed for our youngest campers. KaleidoKids are grouped together by age into homebases with a teacher and a counselor. All KaleidoKids homebase teachers are independent school or certified public school teachers with experience in early childhood education. As a group, each KaleidoKids homebase takes advantage of the full array of workshop options throughout the camp day. Each summer a theme is chosen that helps structure our camp program, activities, and special events.
Dates, Hours, and Fees
|Week 1||June 25 – 29|
|Week 2||July 2 – 6 (4-day week, No Camp July 4)|
|Week 3||July 9 – 13|
|Week 4||July 16 – 20|
|Week 5||July 23 – 27|
|Week 6||July 30 – August 3|
|Full Day||9:00am – 3:00pm|
|AM Only||9:00am – 12:00pm|
|Extended Day||Visit our Extended Day page for information about before and after care.|
|Full Day||$445 ($360 for week of July 2 – July 6, No Camp July 4)|
|AM Only||$315 ($260 for week of July 2 – July 6, No Camp July 4)|
Adding PM Programs
Sidwell Summer has a number of afternoon options that can be paired with morning KaleidoKids to create a full day of camp fun for your child! If participating in AM KaleidoKids and then a different PM program, campers will eat lunch and be escorted by staff to the afternoon option you select.
PM options are listed below:
Beginner Chess – (Grades K-5) Available Week 2. Students will learn all about the chess pieces and chess board at a gentle pace, adding details bit by bit as they accumulate all the knowledge necessary to play a full game of chess. KaleidoKids + Beginner Chess = $580.
Creative Writing – (Grades 1-5) Available Week 6. Designed to reach elementary school writers of all enthusiasm and ability levels, this summer program will allow each camper to create a portfolio of pieces that range from silly to thoughtful to imaginative. We focus on having fun while boosting writing skills in a warm, nurturing, and exciting environment. KaleidoKids + Creative Writing = $550.
Handwork Day Camp – (Grades K-6) Available all weeks. The Handwork Day Camp option includes fun sewing, knitting, and crafting projects lead by the experienced staff of The Handwork Studio. New projects will be introduced each week! KaleidoKids + Handwork = $580.
Sweets, Treats, and Eats - (Grades K-6) Available Weeks 2-6. Explore the sweet world of candy making, cupcake decorating, cake pops and cookies! Kids will dip, frost, bake, and decorate. We'll end the week helping campers to sew (on a sewing machine) their own "goodie bag" in which to take their creations home. KaleidoKids + Sweets, Treats, and Eats = $590.
Theater – (Grades K-3) Available all weeks. Led by instructors from Imagination Stage, this afternoon program will feature different weekly themes such as Fairytale Adventures and Kids in Space. Imagination Stage “fosters a creative environment for children to develop their skills in, and understanding of, the theater arts in a fun and stimulating way." KaleidoKids + Theater = $550.
Note: After selecting AM KaleidoKids during registration, you will then be directed to choose from the above PM Camp options, or to "Opt Out" and dismiss at 12:00pm.
Sample Daily Schedule
|8:45am – 9:00am||Arrival/Carpool|
|9:30am – 10:30am||Morning Activity|
|10:30am – 11:00am||Snack/Recess|
|11:00am – 12:00pm||Morning Activity 2|
|12:00pm – 12:30pm||AM KaleidoKids Dismissal/Lunch/Recess|
|12:30pm – 1:00pm||Rest time|
|1:00pm – 2:45pm||Afternoon Activities|
|2:45pm – 3:00pm||Pack up/Dismissal|
Program Activities and Workshops
All of the KaleidoKids activities and workshops are designed to offer a balance of free play and enrichment. These workshops include:
- Music Madness
- Discovery Room