Welcome to Summer at the Creek! We look forward to working with families to bring the best summer experience to our campers as we can! There are many exciting programs available 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! We also offer performing arts camps for those destined for the stage, as well as various sports camps that use our Eagles Athletic complex. We also have Blended Learning Camps for summer enrichment and fun!
Our experienced camp directors, counselors, and summer staff work hard to provide an exciting and engaging summer experience for all families that aligns with our school philosophy and mission.
We hope that you enjoy everything that ICS has to offer!
Before Camp Care is available from 7:10 a.m. to the start of camp for $250/summer, $50/week, $12/day.
After Camp Care is available from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. for $525/summer, $95/week, $25/day
Traditional Day Camps
These are our beloved day camps for children who are three years old through fifth grade. These camps are held at our Lower School campus. Each week has developmentally appropriate themed activities, such as engineering, storytelling, or movie making, and includes one swim day (with the exception of July 4) and daily enrichment periods. Weekly enrichment specials for all traditional day camps include: STEM, Robotics, Coding, Cooking, Swimming, Art, Music and Movement, Outdoor Adventures.
Do you love planets and rocket ships? Are you curious to see what's out in space? Come join us for our space-themed camp. We will explore all of your wonderings about our universe through multi-sensory activities such as art projects, dramatic play, STEM building, technology, and more!
Can't get enough of Legos? Then this camp is perfect for you! In our Lego Mania camp, hot only will you get to build your heart out, but you will explore various engineering topics through a variety of activities.
Come help us celebrate our Independence week in red, white, and blue! In this camp we will explore what makes our country so unique by looking at not only how we celebrate the 4th, but also learn about Americans as a whole. Join us on our cross-country journey of America the beautiful!
Do you dream to travel the world? Do you want to know what it's like to live i other countries across the ocean? Join us for our world travelers camp where you can virtually travel to destinations across the globe! Learn about languages, cultures, traditions, and all the sites there are to see out there!
Do you love a great story? So do we! Join us as we delve into our favorite tales. Not only will we get to read many great books, but we will also retell our stories through engaging activities such as plays, STEM, or even creating books of our own!
Come learn about all of your favorite animals of both land and sea in our Amazing Animals camp! From caring for animals, to learning interesting facts, and getting to see real-live animals up close and personal, you are sure to have a blast!
Are you fascinated by what it takes to care for wild animals? Do you want to know what it's like to step into the shoes of a zoologist? Come learn about animals from all over the world! You will even get the chance to meet animals in real life!
Do you love to make a mess? Are you curious about what happens when you mix one ingredient with another? Then you are in luck! We love messy experiments in this camp! Be sure to wear old clothes and come ready to get your hands into our gooiest creations!
Do you enjoy making potions or performing odd experiments? Then come join us for our weird science camp, where you will get to explore all of the different zany avenues science can inspire.
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.
June 17-28 *Performance on Thursday, June 27, 2:00 p.m. $550
This summer, Rising Stars campers will be performing 101 Dalmations during this two-week adventure. 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 revue. Each age group will work on its own portion of the production and will be 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.
July 8-26 *Performance will be on Thursday, July 25, at 7:00 p.m. $950
This three-week theater experience will present FAME Junior for the final performance of Summer 2019. Campers will be cast in either a named role or as part of the chorus/ensemble.
Sample schedule: 9:00 a.m. Dancing, singing, and acting warm-ups 9:30 a.m. Acting class 10:00 a.m. Voice class 10:30 a.m. Snacks & Games 11:00 a.m. Movement and Dance for the Stage 11:30 a.m. Stagecraft noon Lunch 12:30 Showtime (videos and live performances) 1:00 p.m. Full cast Rehearsal 2:15 p.m. Improvisation Workshop 3:00 p.m. Dismissal
These camps are for our athletes of all abilities. They will be held at our Upper School campus and take advantage of our astounding athletic facilities. These camps have a slightly later start time with drop off beginning at 8:45 a.m.
This camp will focus on all aspects of developing as a lacrosse player and athlete. A camper can expect to work on individual skills and team concepts. The enthusiastic staff will help instill a lifelong enjoyment of the game through positive interactions with peers and coaches. We will follow the US Lacrosse Athlete Development Model in order to best engage each camper based upon their age and experience level. Morning and afternoon snack are included, but all campers will need to bring their own supplies daily, including: helmet, lacrosse stick, gloves, elbow pads, shoulder pads, footwear suitable for turf, sneakers, bag lunch, water/water bottle.
June 24-28 July 8-12 July 15-19 Morning session 8:45 a.m - 12:30 p.m. / Afternoon Session: 12:30 -3:00 p.m. $190/session
Next Level Hoops will operate two sessions daily. The morning 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.
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.
June 30 - July 27 The camp component will run from July 15 - 19 on the Lower School Campus. $300
Let your child's inner paleontologist come out as they dig deep into the world of these ancient reptiles. Students will explore the habitats, diets, and cool facts about different species through interactive and engaging online resources. A week-long day camp (8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.) will further the exploration and fun!
June 16 - July 13 The camp component runs from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (with options for extended before and after care) at our Lower School Campus from July 8-12. $300
This course combines the digital allure of Minecraft with the timeless lessons of classic tales. Students will use the open-world nature of Minecraft to design imagery related to classic fairy tales and fables. They will then transfer their Minecraft creations into ebooks using modern media tools, making them both illustrator and author. This course includes a week-long day camp for students to practice their new skills and share with their classmates.
The science behind designing and marketing everything we buy, from clothes to food, is complex and fascinating. Out of the Box will introduce students to key strategies involved in getting a product from concept to shelf. In addition to the three weeks of online activities, a week long, day-camp (8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.) is included. The camp which runs from July 15 - July 19 will expand on all of the online ideas and materials in a final Out of the Box design challenge at the Lower School campus.
Babysitting can be a fun and rewarding job opportunity when you come prepared! In this course, online material covering a range of topics from food safety to self-promotion will help establish that preparation. Several engaging face-to-face activities, designed to help participants build their skills through CPR training, will be coordinated once the course has started. This is to select times that best fit the majority of the participants' schedules.
Come examine the ecology and biology of the organisms that inhabit our local, coastal ecosystems by delving into the physical and geological processes that shape barrier islands. You will gain a deeper understanding of local flora and fauna, ecosystem structure, and the economic and biological value of the different barrier island ecosystems.
This course requires the added component of field work. A mandatory half-day field trip devoted to sampling and analyzing the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries will be held on Saturday, July 27. Students will go to the Annapolis City Marina and spend 1 and ½ hours aboard a 30-foot U.S.C.G. certified fishing vessel. Here, they will apply their new skills and knowledge to investigate various aspects of the coastal ecosystem.
Upon the successfully completion of the course students can earn ½ credit at Indian Creek Upper School.
One of the fastest growing fields across the globe, computer programming touches nearly every type of career from architect to zoologist. The only thing you need to bring out your digital imagination is the language computers speak. This course will teach basic computer programming using the Python 3 programming language. Python has a gentle learning curve for beginners while still being utilized by professional programmers. 1/2 credit at Indian Creek Upper School upon successful completion of the course material.
*Rising 9th graders who have successfully completed Algebra are also eligible to participate.
Writing about yourself can be really challenging, especially when it is often the only opportunity for an admissions officer to get to know the real you. How do you promote your strengths without coming across as arrogant? What are college admissions officers looking for in a great essay? Over a period of four weeks you will receive one-on-one instruction and direct and constructive feedback in writing your personal essay from Indian Creek School’s Rebecca Derry. A brainstorming session will occur the first week of the course with any additional meetings being arranged as needed.