Camp HDS 2017
Friends, Field Trips, and Fun!
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The mission of Camp HDS is to enrich the emotional, social and physical life of each camper while incorporating educational activities and skills through hands-on experience. We promote team-building activities and strive to create an atmosphere where campers feel a sense of unity and confidence. The Camp HDS staff is committed to ensuring each camper’s safety while promoting a fun-filled and educational day.
- Multi-week camps for multiple age groups
- 2017 Camp Sessions: July 10-14, July 17-21, July 24-28, and July 31- Aug. 4
- Onsite and Offsite field trips
- Offsite swimming @ Conowingo pool for Dragonflies and Dragons
- Conowingo wading pool for Snapdragons
- Travel by bus to all field trips
- Before and After Care
- CPR and First Aid certified staff
Dragon Trainer (Rising 6th, 7th)
This program combines your child’s favorite camp activities and field trips with an introductory service learning component that focuses on teamwork, leadership, and community service within the camp. All Dragon Trainers will be issued a certificate for their service learning hours.
Counselor In Training (CIT) (Rising 8th-12th)
CIT’s will learn responsibility while participating in service learning activities focusing on character building, responsibility, and leadership. Under the teacher’s supervision, CIT’s will assist with younger camp groups and activity set- up while participating in activities with their peers. Lessons learned as a CIT at Camp HDS are valuable tools for future academic, personal, and professional endeavors. All CITs will be issued a certificate for their service learning hours. CITs are encouraged to volunteer for at least 2 weeks.
Explore Camp Sessions
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- July 10-14: Beyond Camp!
- July 17-21: Happy Campers!
- July 24-28: Game Time!
- July 31- Aug. 4: In the Zone!
Beyond Camp Week!
- Dutch Wonderland
- Special Guest
Get ready, get set, and...Go on an exciting excursion each day with your friends at Camp HDS! Make your fondest summer memories as you explore beyond the HDS campus to the inside of Dutch Wonderland's castle walls. This week is filled with fun and excitement.
Camp Age Groups
Snapdragons: Ages 3 through rising Kindergarten (Campers must be toilet trained)
Dragonflies: Rising 1st and 2nd grades
Dragons: Rising 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades
Dragon Trainers: Rising 6th and 7th grades
Happy Campers Week!
- Jellystone Park
- Backyard Palooza
At Camp HDS we know what it takes to make campers happy! This week is packed with activities and field trips we have tried before and know they are TOTALLY AWESOME! The summer would not be complete without a fantastic trip to Jellystone, and a backyard water palooza!
Game Time Week!
- Kinetic Youth Academy
- Rockin Jump Trampoline Park and Climbing
- Conowingo Pool
Be a good sport, and the let the Games begin! This week is dedicated to celebrating games of every kind from sports and group games to life-size games and game-making. At camp HDS, it's anyone's game, so bring a friend to join in the fun!