Extended Day

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

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

  • Early Risers: 7:30am – 8:45am

  • Camp ’til Six: 3:00pm – 6:00pm

At Early Risers, campers will have the option to play board games, read, color, and relax before the regular camp day begins. Campers are walked by Early Risers staff to the appropriate program meeting locations each morning.

At Camp ‘til Six, campers will have the option to have a snack, do arts & crafts, play sports, 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 12:00pm on the Friday prior to the start of the program.

Dates & Fees

2019 Dates
DC: 6/10- 8/16
(10 weeks)
Bethesda: 6/17- 8/9
(8 weeks)
Early Risers 7:30am – 8:45am
Camp ‘til Six 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Early Risers $60/week ($40 for week of July 1-3)
Camp ‘til Six $150/week ($100 for week of July 1-3)

Please note: during the core weeks of summer, there will be three Camp ’til Six programs on the DC campus:

Junior Camp ’til Six (Age 3- Grade 1) June 24 – August 2
Senior Camp ’til Six (Grades 6-9) June 17 – August 9
Camp ’til Six June 10 – August 16 (runs all 10 weeks)


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 must wait with the camper(s) until the designated drop-off time.  Please note that this is for the safety of all campers and the camp programs; do not drop off for Early Risers prior to 7:30am. Early Risers is located in the Upper School Cafeteria (DC Campus) or the Multipurpose Room (Bethesda Campus). Please park and walk your camper to the program location to sign in.

Early Drop-Off Fees:  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 is $30 for the day. Please note, charges are per camper.  Payment is expected over the phone once notification is received.

Camp ’til Six Late Pick-Up Policy

Parents picking up from the Camp 'til Six program between 3:30pm and 5:45pm should park and walk to the designated area to sign out camper(s). At 5:45pm, all remaining campers are brought to the parking garage (DC Campus) or front porch (Bethesda Campus) for dismissal. Campers must be picked up by 6:00pm.

Campers registered for Camp ’til Six must 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 (between 6:01pm and 6:15pm). For campers picked up between 6:16pm and 6:30pm, there is a flat charge of $50. Any camper picked up later than 6:30pm is charged a late fee of $75 and this is considered grounds for dismissal from the Camp ‘til Six program without refund. Please note, charges are per camper.