Junior Day Camp

Innovation and Fun for Curious Minds Entering PK3 through Grade 1

Tatnall’s Junior Day Camp balances character development with active exploration to encourage kind, thoughtful, curious individuals. Open to students entering PK3 through first grade, we offer a developmentally-appropriate curriculum carefully balanced with exploration and discovery to encourage problem-solving, creativity, and awareness.

A Tatnall Summer promotes each campers’ development of key social skills such as sharing and cooperating while advancing academic foundations in language, literacy, science, and math through hands-on learning and intentional play. Additionally, each full-day camper will receive swim lessons during their daily trip to the pool.

Would you like to learn more about our 7 themed weeks of Junior Day Camp?

  • Junior Chef  |  Week 1: June 21-25

    The Tatnall kitchen is open and ready to cook up fun and learning! During this sweet and savory week, campers will advance math concepts and fine tune motor skills as they follow recipes and mix and measure ingredients. We’ll encourage an adventurous palate, nutrition awareness, and food and kitchen safety through hands-on experiences. Campers will explore with their senses – smelling cookies baking in the oven, hearing the whisk of a mixer, watching dough rise, and finally tasting the delicious product of their hard work!

  • Dinosaur Detectives  |  Week 2: June 28 - July 2

    Campers will become paleontologists-in-training and journey back in time to investigate and learn about prehistoric creatures.  Campers will use their natural curiosities, imagination and thinking skills to make their own discoveries about dinosaurs of the past and learn if there are still dinosaurs roaming the Earth today.

  • Party in the USA  |  Week 3: July 6-9 (We will be closed July 5th in observance of Independence Day)

    A fun-packed week where campers will travel around the USA and learn what sets our favorite states paper from the rest.  We will have American classics like yard games, s’mores and a celebration of Red, White and Blue.

  • Water Wonderland  |  Week 4: July 12-16

    Water makes up 72% of the Earth and 100% of this week’s activities! Water, teamwork and innovation will flow through all of our activities, science experiments and crafts this week to demonstrate the wonders of water.

  • Adventure in Stories  |  Week 5: July 19-23

    “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go!” Join us for a week-long celebration of reading where each day focuses on a beloved childhood favorite book or author. Campers will use their literacy skills, awareness of sounds and language, and - of course! - their imagination to bring each book to life through reenactment, arts and crafts, and body movement activities.

  • Messy Science  |  Week 6: July 26-30

    Messy science experiments are the best kind! Each day involves fun and crazy science projects and experiments that will send you camper home with an appreciation for science, but none of the mess!

  • Color Challenge  |  Week 7: August 2-6

    Our most anticipated week of the summer.  Our campers are separated into color groups as they work together in healthy competition to bring their team to Victory!