GCDS Summer Camp 2018

5 weeks of summer fun! June 25 - July 27

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Located on the 92-acre campus of The Greenwich Country Day School, GCDS Summer Day Camp offers boys and girls a summer full of adventure and fun! Open to all children in the CT/NY area.

Upper Camp

Ages 6-13

Lower Camp

Ages 4-5

Three's Camp

For 3 Year Olds

Sunrise Club & Afters

Morning & Afternoon Programs

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Our state-of-the-art facilities include 2 swimming pools, 4 gymnasiums, 4 tennis courts, dance studio, rock wall, Performing Arts Center, Technology and Creativity Labs, and air-conditioned classrooms.

Campers are divided into seven age groups. This allows our professional instructors and exceptional counselors to give more personalized attention to each camper and to target age-specific athletic and artistic activities.

A nutritious nut-free lunch is served every day!


Upper Camp

Ages 6 – 13
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Upper Camp is designed to give children a unique camp experience through a variety of stimulating activities and field trips, as well as the new Makerspace Lab, Robotics, and Music Technology programs. New for 2018: New swim program on stroke progression led by our WSI certified waterfront director and lifeguard staff.

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Lower Camp

Ages 4 – 5
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Lower Camp includes swimming, music, art, sports, Storybook Theater, and new activities including Science Lab, Tech Deck, and Dance & Yoga!

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Three's Camp

For 3 Year Olds
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

A morning of exploration, play, group activities, and a chance to make friends all in a safe and engaging environment.

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Extend the Fun with Add-on Activities

Sunrise Club

Ages 3 – 13

7:30 – 9 a.m.

Campers enjoy supervised play and are escorted to their specific camp groups at 9 a.m. Drop-ins welcome! See Sunrise Club for details.

Lower Camp Afters

Ages 4 – 5

2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

This program provides parents the opportunity for a later pick up. campers enjoy a supervised swim, snack, and story time. Drop-ins welcome! See Lower Camp for details.

New Swim Program for Threes

The Minnows and Goldfish afternoon swim programs help children become comfortable and active in the water. See Three's Camp for more details.



Tim Helstein is the Director of GCDS Summer Camp. Tim has been involved in independent school education for over 10 years. He currently works in the Physical Education/Athletics Department at GCDS as the Director of Physical Education. Tim is also Country Day’s Director of Auxiliary Programs. Previously, Tim was the Director of Summer Adventure Camp in Fairfield, CT, and he has served as the director of several sports specific camps in the towns of New Canaan and Greenwich. He is excited to use his experience and love for adventure as he leads GCDS Summer Camp in its 56th year. For more information, contact Tim at thelstein@gcds.net.


Claudia Foster is the Director of the Lower Camp. A town resident her whole life, Claudia has 30 years of teaching experience and leadership in the GCDS Lower School. Claudia has also successfully run several GCDS mini-camps. She brings her love of working with our youngest learners to this camp experience as we celebrate 56 years of GCDS Summer Camp. For more information, contact Claudia at cfoster@gcds.net.

Join us for a summer of fun!


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