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2020 Academic and Enrichment Day Camps

Welcome to Summer at the Creek! We look forward to working with families to bring an incredible summer experience to our campers. Indian Creek offers many exciting summer programs, and we can’t wait to share them with you.

Our summer program offers the fun and exciting adventures of our traditional day camps - with the added bonus of enrichment for all. From STEM, to music, to art, swimming, and outdoor adventures, ICS will be sure to provide a well-rounded and exciting experience for all! Additionally, we offer performing arts camps for those destined for the stage, as well as a variety of sports camps that take place in our state-of-the-art Eagles Athletics complex. For families looking for summer academic enrichment, we also offer innovative Blended Learning courses for rising second through twelfth grade students. 

Our experienced camp directors, counselors, and summer staff work hard to provide an exciting and engaging summer experience for all families that aligns with the Indian Creek School philosophy and mission. We hope that you enjoy everything that summer at the Creek has to offer!

Please contact me with any questions.

Shannon Craig
Director of Summer Program

Before Camp Care is available from 7:30 a.m. to the start of camp for $250/summer, $50/week, $12/day.

After Camp Care is available from 3:30 - 6:00 p.m. for $525/summer, $95/week, $25/day

Traditional Day Camps

Day Camps are our hallmark day camps for children three years old through fifth grade. These camps are held at the Indian Creek Lower School Campus.Each week will feature developmentally appropriate, themed activities. The sections are for your child’s rising grade and are split into developmental groupings: children entering Pre-K3 through Kindergarten, rising first through third grades, and rising fourth through sixth grades.

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  • Under the Sea (Pre-K3 through Kindergarten)

    June 15-19

    Take a deeper look at all that goes on under the sea.  Explore the oceans, animals, and activities we love to do while out in the seas. 
  • Life on the Chesapeake Bay (Grades 1-6)

    June 15-19

    Learn about the ecosystem that’s right in our own backyard. From life at the bottom of the bay, to the birds soaring through the air above, this week is filled with fun ways to explore your curiosity about the Chesapeake Bay.
  • Mission Impossible (Grades 1-6)

    June 15 - 19

    Campers will have a mission (if they choose to accept it!) which will involve exploring clues, planning their next moves, and plotting their escape. This week will be filled with intellectual obstacles and physical challenge that will be sure to keep campers engaged and moving.
  • Lego Mania (Pre-K3 through Kindergarten)

    June 22-26

    Can’t get enough of Legos??? Then this camp is perfect for you! In our Lego Mania camp, not only will you get to build your heart out, but you will explore exciting engineering topics through a immersive, engaging activities. 
  • Mine Craft (Grades 1-6)

    June 22-26

    Campers will use their imagination while playing the interactive game of Minecraft.  They will have the opportunity to enjoy the most influential video game of our generation while developing vital skills in farming, building, and extracting raw materials for the good of the community.
  • Eco Camp (Grades 1-6)

    June 22-26

    Do you love to help the environment while making the world a better place? Well this is the perfect camp for you! Help us to learn different ways to recycle and reuse everyday objects to create something beautiful.
  • Camp USA! (Pre-K3 through Kindergarten)

    June 29 - July 2 (No camp on July 3)

    From classic backyard games to incredible red, white, and blue art projects, this camp will celebrate Independence Day all week long. 
  • It's a Patriotic Party! (Grades 1-6)

    June 29 - July 2 (No camp on July 3)

    The Fourth of July is more than just fireworks and barbeques. This holiday marks the day our great country was unified as a nation. Help us celebrate what makes the United States of America such a special place!
  • Digging Up Dinos (Pre-K3 through Kindergarten)

    July 6-10

    Take a walk back through the ages to learn all about dinosaurs, and see what it must have been like to live in prehistoric times!
  • Cooks and Books (Grades 1-6)

    July 6-10

    Do you love to cook? Do you love books? Well then this is the camp for you! Campers will get to experience the joy of reading some of their favorite books and cook up recipes inspired by the stories. Young chefs will bring the magic to life in this hands-on literary and culinary experience.
  • Sports Camp (Grades 1-6)

    July 6-10

    Learn to play some classic team activities and create some of your own. Who knows? Maybe one day your game will become a classic too! Campers will engage in team building exercises while learning the fundamentals of some of their favorite sports. 
  • Wacky Science (Pre-K3 through Kindergarten))

    July 13-17

    Time to create some wacky science experiments - Don’t be afraid to get a little messy! You never know what will happen when you get wacky with science.
  • Blast Off to Space (Grades 1-6)

    July 13-17

    Get ready to blast off to the adventure of a lifetime. Campers will learn about how astronauts explore space and the mysterious universe beyond our planet. They will investigate our solar system and learn about the past, present, and future of space exploration.
  • Yoga for all Ages (Grades 1-6)

    July 13-17

    This session will introduce campers to a fun, creative, and enriching approach to yoga. Campers will have the opportunity to develop strength, flexibility, coordination, and balance in their bodies as well as a sense of peace, calmness, and stillness in their minds. This week will be filled with fun ways to boost self-esteem and confidence, while feeling part of a fun, healthy, supportive group.
  • Fairytales and Superhero Adventures (Pre-K3 through Kindergarten)

    July 20-24

    Spend the week with your favorite fairytale characters and superheroes as we learn about some of their crazy adventures and create some of our own!
  • Ooey Gooey Science Lab (Grades 1-6)

    July 20-24

    Let’s get ooey, gooey, and slimy as campers create their own science experiments. Don’t worry about getting messy! Our main objective is to have fun without the fear of making a mess. Campers will discover new concepts and answer life’s biggest questions, like: ‘How do colors change?,’ ‘How does matter go from solid to liquid to gas?’, and ‘How do you make a volcano erupt?’
  • Camp Carnival (Grades 1-6)

    July 20-24

    Learn about the ecosystem that’s right in our own backyard. From life at the bottom of the bay, to the birds soaring through the air above, this week is filled with fun ways to explore your curiosity about the Chesapeake Bay.

Performing Arts Camps

These camps are for our friends who love the stage. They are held at our Upper School campus. With a slightly later start time (8:45 a.m. drop off) your child will be ready for a day of acting, singing, dancing, and set designing. These camps are available for rising first - ninth graders, and is run by Indian Creek's Performing Arts Director Jill Woodward.

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  • Rising Stars Camp (Grades 1-9)

    June 15-26
    *Performance on Friday, June 26, 2:00 p.m.

    This summer, Rising Stars campers will be performing, Disney’s Aristocats KIDS, during this two-week acting opportunity.

    Campers will have the opportunity to work on singing, dancing, and drama. Each day campers will work on theater skills and practice for a Broadway-style show. Each age group will work on its own portion of the production and will be a part of the creative process.  Each camper will have at least one solo singing or speaking line and will be included in all full cast production numbers. 
  • Broadway Bound (Grades 1-9)

    July 6-24
    *Performance will be on Thursday, July 23, at 7:00 p.m.
    This three-week theater experience will present Disney’s Moana Jr., for the final performance of Summer 2020. Campers will be cast in either a named role or as part of the chorus/ensemble. 
    Sample Schedule 
    9:00 a.m. Dance, Singing and Acting Warm-ups 
    9:30 a.m. Acting Class 
    10:00 a.m. Voice Class 
    10:30 a.m. Snack and Games 
    11:00 a.m. Movement and Dance for the Stage 
    11:30 a.m. Stagecraft (set construction, costume construction, etc.) 
    12:00 p.m. Lunch 
    12:30 p.m. Show time (videos and live performances) 
    1:00 p.m. Full Cast Rehearsal 
    2:15 p.m. Improvisation Workshop 
    3:00 p.m. Dismissal

Sports Camps

Sports camps are taught by our incredible ICS Varsity coaches, and are open to athletes of all abilities. They will be held at our Upper School Campus and take advantage of Indian Creek’s state-of-the-art Eagles Athletics Complex, including the turf fields. 

Volleyball and Basketball Sports Camps run from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
Lacrosse Camp runs in the evening from 6:00-8:30 p.m.

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  • Volleyball Camp (Grades 6-12, Girls)

    June 15-19 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Volleyball camp is designed to help prepare the next generation of Eagles Volleyball champions. All skill and experience levels are welcome. Led by ICS Head Coach Corey Somerville, Volleyball Camp will offer players an opportunity to learn the game, hone their skills, and have fun!
  • Next Level Hoops Basketball (Grades 1-9 Boys)

    June 22-26
    June 29-July 2
    July 13-17
    Morning session 8:45 a.m - 12:30 p.m. / Afternoon Session: 12:30 -3:00 p.m.

    Next Level Hoops will operate two sessions daily. Led by ICS Varsity Head Coach Marcus Johnson, sessions will consist of instruction, skills building, and drills. The second session will focus on the application of the drills in small side games. Campers are encouraged and challenged to do their best in both sessions. Tuition includes t-shirt and awards. Cost is $190 per session. (Early bird rate: $165)
    Click here for more information.
  • Eagles Lacrosse Camp (Grades 5-9, Boys)

    June 29 - July 2 (No camp on July 3)
    6:00 - 8:30 p.m. at Indian Creek Upper School
    Cost: $175

    Eagles Lacrosse is a skills camp, designed for players who want to prepare themselves for club and high school lacrosse. Led by ICS Head Lacrosse Coach Jason Werner, this program will focus on improvement drills for stick work, footwork, shooting, and game situations.

    Click here for more information

Blended Learning at Indian Creek (BLinc) Courses

Blended Learning at Indian Creek (BLinc) expands and enhances the School's rich curriculum through courses offered in a combination of face-to-face meetings with the instructor and guided content provided via online formats. BLinc classes are created and taught by our own accomplished faculty and offer an innovative and engaging academic experience. The extent of the face-to-face activities, ranging from a full week of day camp to several in-person meetings, are designed with both subject matter and student age in mind. BLinc promotes student engagement and folsters collaborative learning in an online atmosphere, preparing students for global citizenship in the 21st century.

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  • MINI-MOVIE MAKER (Grades 2-4)

    The Mini-Movie Maker BLinc starts its four-week experience with a weeklong day camp at the ICS Evergreen Campus (July 6-10). 

    Course creator (and ICS faculty member) Josh Sprague will engage students with exciting movie-themed activities while also ensuring all participants learn to use the technology involved in the course. This is followed by three additional weeks of guided online material that will walk the students through writing, recording, and editing their own movie. 

    Please email with any questions. Click here to register.
  • EXPLORING EGYPT (Grades 5-8)

    Uncover ancient mysteries as you read The Kane Chronicles, Rick Riordan's young adult series.  Follow the adventures of the story’s magical siblings as they defend the modern world from waking Egyptian gods and goddesses.  Each book in this three-part series will provide a new focal point to guide students to a deeper understanding of Ancient Egyptian culture, mythology, and history. 

    Created and taught by ICS’s own faculty member Tina Alexander, this course will count as the ICS summer reading requirement for rising fifth and sixth grade students.  It will count as three of the four required summer novels for rising seventh and eighth grade students.

    Exploring Egypt will have a face-to-face meeting during the first week of the course that will be scheduled based on participants’ preferences.

    Please email with any questions.
    Click here to register.
  • MARINE BIOLOGY (grades 9-11)

    From brilliant coral reefs to the deep abyssal seas or from local estuaries to the open ocean, each of these locales is home to a wonderous array of marine life. Come travel through marine environments to learn how they work and what lurks within the waters with ICS STEM Director Stephen Roth as your personal guide. Debate the pros and cons of human influences and learn how the choices we make impact both the flora (plant life) and fauna (animal life) of aquatic ecosystems.

    All participants are required to attend a half-day day field trip on Saturday, July 25. Upon the successful completion of the course students can earn 0.5 credits at the ICS Upper School.

    Please email with any questions. Click here to register.
  • CREATIVE SYMMETRY (grades 10-12)

    Where do math and symmetry intersect?  The answer may surprise you as you explore natural wonders, art, architecture, and history.  Discover firsthand how geometry transforms the world and how balance and harmonic design enriches our lives, as ICS’s own faculty member Glenn Klakring leads you through this new offering to BLinc, Creative Symmetry. 

    Students will meet on campus at the start and end of the course (Saturday, July 5 & Saturday, August 1).  Exact times will be determined closer to the course’s start date based on scheduling feedback from participants.  *This enrichment course has a pre-requisite of a B+ or higher in Geometry. 

    Please email with any questions. Click here to register.
  • COLLEGE BOUND (grades 11-12)

    Writing about yourself can be challenging, especially when it is the only opportunity for an admissions officer to get to know the real you. This course helps students compose their college admission essay and provides them with a springboard to get ahead of the very busy, and sometimes stressful, college application process. Each week, you will cultivate the tools necessary to develop and finish an essay ready to wow any college.

    Returning from a very successful season last summer, Humanities faculty member Becca Derry will provide guidance and regular communication throughout the four weeks. This includes an optional, yet strongly recommended, face-to-face meeting at the ICS Upper School on Monday, July 6, and one-on-one meetings arranged by each participant during the third week of the course. These meetings can be scheduled as in-person or virtual meetings depending on each student’s preference.

    Please email with any questions.
    Click here to register.

    • 2020 Summer Camp Schedule

      2020 Summer Camp Schedule