Ninja Challenge (Grades K-3)

Ninja Challenge (Grades K-3)

  1 week sessions       9:00am - 12:00pm       $315

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Using obstacle courses and active games, campers will jump, swing, climb, hang, leap, balance, and roll their way through multiple indoor and outdoor obstacles. Campers will even design some of their own obstacles! Ninja Challenge will be led by Eli, an avid fitness and health science enthusiast who competed on season 5 of American Ninja Warrior.

The Ninja Challenge program promotes life skills such as self-confidence, creativity, problem solving, risk taking, empathy, team work and more. Campers will work on physical skills such as improving balance, speed, strength, flexibility and endurance.

All campers will learn the component skills in each area with the culmination of a continuous adventure course by the end of the week. On Wacky Water Wednesdays, campers will participate in special ‘wet’ obstacle challenges. Fantastic Fridays will feature special events along with a final course run-through.


The Ninja program is designed to include children with sensory, mobility, or social challenges (the "Adaptive" track during registration; this track is open to rising Grades K-5). Current participation in PT or OT, behavioral challenges/particular needs, or taking part in speech and/or special education means you should register under the Adaptive track!  Each Adaptive camper will also have a buddy for the week that will assist with the exercises and activities. The buddies, ages 12-16, will be campers from our Go Baby Go Community Service workshop.

To register, please select “Register Now” in the upper right hand corner.  If the above note applies to you, select the "Adaptive" track for your child to have them partnered with a buddy and to share further information regarding your child's needs.

Dates, Hours, and fees

2019 Dates
Week 1 July 8 – 12
Week 2 July 15 – 19
Week 3 July 22 – 26
Week 4 July 29 – August 2
Week 5 August 5 – 9
AM Only 9:00am – 12:00pm
Extended Day Visit our Extended Day page for information about before and after care.
AM Only $315

pair with a PM program:

Sidwell Summer has a number of afternoon options that can be paired with the morning Ninja Challenge program to create a full day of camp fun for your child!  Campers participating in AM Ninja and then a different PM program will eat lunch with the former and then be escorted, by staff, to the latter: the afternoon option you select.

PM options are listed below:

Chess – Grades K-5; available week of 7/8.

Handwork Day Camp Grades K-6; available all weeks.

Fencing  Grades 2-5; available 7/29-8/9.

LEGO® Engineering – Grades 3-5; available week of 7/15 and 7/29-8/9. 

Sci-Fi Fun – Grades 2-5; available 7/8-8/2.

Sweets, Treats, and Eats - Grades K-6; available all weeks.

Theater – Grades K-4; available all weeks.

Sample Daily Schedule

Time Activity
8:45am – 9:00am Arrival/Carpool
9:00am – 9:30am Collection and Group Warm Up
9:30am – 10:15am Activity 1
10:15am – 10:45am Snack/Recess
10:45am – 11:30am Activity 2 (option for Creative Ninja Lab)
11:30am – 11:45am Collection/Reflection
11:45am – 12:00pm Dismissal/Carpool

On Wacky Water Wednesdays, bring your bathing suit and towel for special wet obstacle courses! Fantastic Fridays will include special events and final course races.