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Camp GEMS

Camp GEMS is the perfect way to keep minds and bodies active over the summer. We always use what we have learned each summer to improve our camp offering and operations.

Camp GEMS Summer 2021 Onsite

Camp GEMS combines the energy of summer with our renowned education program.  The summer camp theme is closely aligned with the International Baccalaureate (IB) framework that is already in place during the academic year. The students will enjoy fun-filled days as they explore new, challenging, and educational experiences. We will remain open minded and flexible when it comes to what we can offer this summer. As of now we are comfortable sharing the framework of camp and as it gets closer to June more details will be communicated. We will use the on-campus school year safety and precautions protocols as a framework for summer camp. The students will participate in planned learning activities, arts and crafts and lots of outside time! Our Camp GEMS team consists of educators who are highly trained and passionate about education. Under their guidance, our campers flourish academically, socially and emotionally. We look forward to enjoying a fun-filled summer with your child!

 

This year GEMS will be partnering with Northwestern to provide an in-person STEM based summer camp for rising second through fifth grade students. We are delighted for students to experience this new camp option. Northwestern University’s Center for Talent Development (CTD) provides hands-on engaging courses for academically advanced students during the summer and academic year. Center for Talent Development (CTD) provides bright students opportunities to engage with exciting, high-level topics in a fun, hands-on environment. Explore and create with CTD during the four-week STEM Topics courses at GEMS this summer. Throughout each session, students focus on different science, math and technology topics, and apply problem-solving skills and the engineering design process to develop unique projects.

Register for GEMS Camp

Session 1: June 14-July 9 (no camp July 2nd)
Grades: rising Preschool - 5th grade
Program cost: $2,040 per child
Hours: 8am-3pm (staggered grade level drop off and pick up times)

STEM Topics 1 and STEM Topics 2 will provide different topics each week. Course offerings are self-contained. STEM Topics 1 is not a prerequisite for STEM Topics 2.

Session 1: June 14 – July 9 (no camp July 2nd)
Grades 2-3: GEMS / CTD programs: STEM Topics 1
Grades: rising grades 2-3
Program cost: $2,040 per child
Hours: 8am-3pm (staggered grade level drop off and pick up times)

Session 2: July 12-August 6
Grades: rising Preschool - 5th grade
Program cost: $2,040 per child
Hours: 8am-3pm (staggered grade level drop off and pick up times)

STEM Topics 1 and STEM Topics 2 will provide different topics each week. Course offerings are self-contained. STEM Topics 1 is not a prerequisite for STEM Topics 2.

Session 2: July 12 – August 6
Grades 2-3: GEMS / CTD programs: STEM Topics 2
Grades: rising grades 2-3
Program cost: $2,040 per child
Hours: 8am-3pm (staggered grade level drop off and pick up times)

 

Following the guidelines set by the IDPH and World Health Organization while having on campus summer camp is our top priority. We will be prepared to adjust as necessary as new guidelines and protocols are announced. Updated information will be communicated regularly.

  • We plan for summer camp to run June 14th through August 6th (no camp Friday, July 2nd)
  • We plan for students to be able to enroll in 4 week sessions:
    • Session 1: June 14th through July 9th
    • Session 2: July 12th through August 6th
  • We plan to only offer full day, and 5 days a week in order to keep cohorts consistent for the 4-week session 
  • We expect that summer camp will require a staggered drop off and pick up time: (all students will be dropped off and picked up either in the garage or if walking the Field entrance)
    • Arrival: 8:00AM PK3-K; 8:15AM Grades 1-3; 8:30AM Grades 4 and 5
    • Dismissal: 3:00PM PK3-K; 3:15PM Grades1-3; 3:30PM Grades 4 and 5
    • Extended day will be offered until 5PM

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