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Summer Programs 2023

Discovery Dragons

Discovery Dragons

Registration Opens January 1st.


For children entering 1st grade through entering 5th grade.
Discovery Dragons is a program for kids who want to have fun and parents who want their kids to learn something new! From 9am-12pm daily, we will have a different vendor led theme each week, offering a variety of experiences. After lunch and recess, we will introduce the afternoon theme (which mirrors the morning theme) that is based on a different movie each week. Viewing will be limited each day over the course of the week - students will also create art, journal, and discuss relevant topics in their groups. Kids are divided by age - 1st and 2nd graders together, and 3rd-5th graders together, and the movies and activities are developmentally appropriate for those ages. 

Weekly Program Options

List of 10 items.

  • Week One: June 12-16

    Dynasty Sports (1st and 2nd grades)
    The Dynasty Sports Academy All Sports Camp will give kids exposure to a variety of sports and activities throughout the week to enjoy and have fun learning and participating in. The activities and games that will be included are Flag football, soccer, wiffle ball, basketball along with kickball, capture the flag, dodgeball and others as well. We want to have fun playing different games throughout the week to keep it enjoyable and active for everyone.

    Chef Egg (3rd-5th grades)
    Join Chef Egg as he teaches you how to be a success in the kitchen. Chef Egg will instruct young cooks how to prepare healthy and international recipes through the lens of STEAM learning. Participants will learn about the history of cooking while understanding how the different flavors, techniques and cultures melt together to form great tasting meals. 

    • STEAM Learning Curriculum 
    • Hands On Professional Culinary Instruction
    • Kitchen Safety, Nutrition, Leadership, Teamwork and Planning Skills
    • International Flavors and World Cultures 
    • Baking, Mediterranean, Mexican and Italian Recipes

    Monday: Mexican - Crispy Chicken and Black Bean Tacos, Taco Seasoning, Pico De Gallo, Guacamole, Guava Sopapilla

    Tuesday: Italian - One Skillet Spaghetti Bolognese , Cheesy Garlic Bread, Mixed Italian Salad, Chocolate Chip Cannoli 

    Wednesday: Middle Eastern - Grilled Chicken Shawarma, Fresh Garlic Naan, Cucumber and Tomato Salad, Tzatziki Sauce

    Thursday: Pizza - Focaccia Deep Dish Pizza, Fresh Dough and Pizza Sauce, Dessert Pizza

    Friday: Chinese - No Fry General Tso’s Chicken, Vegetable Fried Rice, Egg Drop Soup, Mango and Coconut Pudding

    Crack an Egg Cooking Studio (6th-8th grades)
    *9am-12:30pm ONLY, no after care and no combining with the Dragon Trainer program.*

    Do you love cooking and baking? Do you love to eat? If the answer is YES, this half day of fun programming is for you! Learn the fundamentals of cooking and baking with Ms. Carolanne from Crack an Egg Cooking Studio!
  • Week Two: June 19-23

    Science Guys (1st and 2nd grades)
    Crazy Chemistry
    Budding chemists conduct hands-on experiments connecting real-world materials with scientific principles. Students will learn about the elements on our interactive Periodic Table, make their own slime recipes, mix eruptions, explosions, and even make elephant toothpaste! 

    D’s Magic Camp (3rd-5th grades)
    “You Can Do Magic!”
    Learn the art of performing magic! An experienced magician (Mr. Dave) will share the secrets and teach you how to perform a wide variety of tricks using cards, rope, money and other objects. Impress your family and friends with your talent!

    Students will:
    1. improve self-esteem by learning how to perform simple magic tricks for the entertainment of others.
    2. learn the importance of reading as a way to learn more magic... or anything else!
    3. improve digital dexterity and hand-eye coordination through practicing the principles of sleight-of-hand.
    4. gain self-confidence in public speaking as a result of performing in front of other students.
    5. learn how to behave as members of an audience for magic shows and other live entertainment.
    6. improve their critical thinking and problem solving skills through specific projects.
    7. practice conflict resolution, good citizenship and effective social skills in an entertaining format.
  • Week Three: June 26-30

    Abrakadoodle (1st and 2nd grades)
    Let’s Go Camping
    Have camping fun right in the art room! Explore painting, printing, collage, nature tapestry and other art media. Kids have fun combining music and art to create instruments, posters and even put on a show. Abrakadoodle for kids include art lessons, music, games, and activities for children. We offer theme-based programming  jammed-packed with lots of smiles, laughs and FUN!

    Science Guys (3rd-5th grades)
    Funky Physics
    Our Physics Camp is focused on the FUNdamentals. Kids learn the forces of nature and the science of motion. We explore magnetism, centripetal force, inertia, momentum, gravity, air pressure, electricity, and explosions! Sir Newton would be proud! 
  • Week Four: July 5-7

    Christmas in July!
    This week we will explore all things CHRISTMAS! From learning and singing Christmas carols to ending the short week with a Christmas party, we will have a blast!
  • Week Five: July 10-14

    Science Guys (1st and 2nd grades) 
    Earth, Wind, and Fire
    This camp is everything environmental! We make a copy of a dinosaur tooth, dig for gems and geodes, and learn about the awesome benefits of LIVE worms! We'll talk about the water and air cycles, make our own fossils, look through our collection of real bugs, and explore elements of nature that are all around us! 

    Chess Wizards (3rd-5th grades)
    Chess Wizards has been teaching the game of chess since 2002. Join us this summer for tons of challenging chess lessons, exciting games, and cool prizes. You'll improve your chess skills, meet new friends, and work out your most powerful muscle - your brain! Our camps include fun team chess games (like Corner Chess), recess time (of course), snacks, tournaments, and puzzles. Each camper receives a T-shirt, trophy, and puzzle folder.  We include all the materials necessary for your child to participate. Unleash your brain power and spend part of your vacation with Chess Wizards!
  • Week Six: July 17-21

    Perfectly Me (1st and 2nd grades) 
    At Perfectly Me SuperHero Camp, we believe that every kid is a superhero. Did you know that superheroes need to train? They do! From the strongest to the most popular, all heroes need training and support. Our camp is a superhero training program for strengthening supervalues while having fun. What are supervalues? Well, we think supervalues are what makes kids superheroes - kindness, independence, compassion, perseverance, creativity, confidence and more! Each child has their own unique abilities that make them great and special. This summer your child can discover those abilities and let them shine! The theme this week of SuperHero Camp is Top Secret - SuperHero Fortress. Build an impenetrable fortress and design your superhero uniform. Strike a pose with your squad mates in your fortress. Discover the value of teamwork, confidence and creativity.

    Black Rocket (3rd-5th grades)
    AM Session: Python Programmers - Want to learn the world's fastest-growing programming language favored by Google, NASA, Youtube, and the CIA? ​Learn how to code with Python to create engaging apps and games. Each lesson takes you step-by-step on a programming path that will let you challenge friends with fun content you create from start to finish!​ Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years​.

    PM Session: Cyber Spies - With the world’s increased reliance on digital data, cyber security is more important than ever! In this class you are all that stands between a group of international hackers launching cyber attacks and world peace. Through a series of challenges, students will learn to apply tools used by professional digital forensics teams to crack codes and use encryption. Working in teams you will collect clues, recover lost data, and explore the tools of the trade to become the next great cyber spy! 
  • Week Seven: July 24-28

    Perfectly Me (1st and 2nd grades)
    At Perfectly Me SuperHero Camp, we believe that every kid is a superhero. Did you know that superheroes need to train? They do! From the strongest to the most popular, all heroes need training and support. Our camp is a superhero training program for strengthening supervalues while having fun. What are supervalues? Well, we think supervalues are what makes kids superheroes - kindness, independence, compassion, perseverance, creativity, confidence and more! Each child has their own unique abilities that make them great and special. This summer your child can discover those abilities and let them shine! The theme this week of SuperHero Camp is Comics in Action! SuperHero Olympics. Pow! Zap! KaBOOM! This week, bring your superhero to life with arts and crafts. Draw a comic and fill it with vibrant color. Then compete in our SuperHero Camp Olympics.

    Black Rocket (3rd-5th grades)
    AM Session: ROBLOX® Coders and Entrepreneurs - Discover the Lua language through a visual block coding system while designing worlds in ROBLOX®, an online universe where you can create anything you dream of. This new class combines game design concepts, coding, and fun! Young entrepreneurs will also learn how to navigate ROBLOX’s fast-growing marketplace to publish their games. Student-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.

    PM Session: ROBLOX® Makers - Unlock the power of ROBLOX® Studio, the world creation tool used by real-world ROBLOX® developers! Learn how to build 3D models and create an adventure in your ROBLOX® world. Bring characters to life with unique animations you design. Student-created projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.
  • Week Eight: July 31-August 4

    Black Rocket (1st and 2nd)
    AM Session: Young Coders - Every child can code! Develop your skills as a young coder by exploring block coding, JavaScript, and Python concepts while making your own playable mini games. This introductory coding course is designed to get elementary-aged students excited about technology through a series of hands-on and engaging learning challenges. Student-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.

    PM Session: Lego Films and Stop Action! - Make your LEGOs come to life! Bring in your favorite action figures or LEGOs and create a short film with your friends. Whether you want to recreate a scene from Star Wars or design a world of your own, this class brings your dreams to the screen. Students will need to bring in LEGOs and/or action figures from home, but all other equipment is provided. Student-created films will be available on a password protected website to share with friends and family. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.

    Black Rocket (3rd-5th grades)
    AM Session: Beats and Jams: Digital Music Creators - Begin your rise to the top of the charts with digital music production! Just like today's top artists, you can design your own beats or remix a mashup of your favorite songs to become a digital composer and sound engineer.  In this course, students will learn to produce digital music, record sound, make sound effects, and mix their own tracks. No prior music experience is necessary. Student-created soundtracks will be available on a password protected website to share with friends and family. 

    PM Session: YouTube Content Creators - Find your voice and leave your mark on the world! Whether you are six or sixteen, it’s time to start a career as the next YouTube star. Explore the variety of content and personalities that exist on YouTube and how to find your own niche. Learn the Dos and Don’ts of the platform and how to practice good digital citizenship. Develop your on-camera presence, your own channel branding, and professional editing skills. Take home a plan for launching your own channel with the content created in class! Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.
  • Week Nine: August 7-11

    Abrakadoodle (1st and 2nd grades)
    Art Rocks
    Kids have fun combining music and art to create instruments, posters and even put on a show. Abrakadoodle for kids include art lessons, music, games, and activities for children. We offer theme-based programming  jammed-packed with lots of smiles, laughs and FUN!

    D’s Magic Camp (3rd-5th grades) 
    “You Can Do Magic!”
    Learn the art of performing magic! An experienced magician (Mr. Dave) will share the secrets and teach you how to perform a wide variety of tricks using cards, rope, money and other objects. Impress your family and friends with your talent!

    Students will:
    1. Improve self-esteem by learning how to perform simple magic tricks for the entertainment of others.
    2. Learn the importance of reading as a way to learn more magic... or anything else!
    3. Improve digital dexterity and hand-eye coordination through practicing the principles of sleight-of-hand.
    4. Gain self-confidence in public speaking as a result of performing in front of other students.
    5. Learn how to behave as members of an audience for magic shows and other live entertainment.
    6. Improve their critical thinking and problem solving skills through specific projects.
    7. Practice conflict resolution, good citizenship and effective social skills in an entertaining format.
  • Week Ten: August 14-18

    Dynasty Sports (1st and 2nd grades) 
    The Dynasty Sports Academy All Sports Camp will give kids exposure to a variety of sports and activities throughout the week to enjoy and have fun learning and participating in. The activities and games that will be included are Flag football, soccer, wiffle ball, basketball along with kickball, capture the flag, dodgeball and others as well. We want to have fun playing different games throughout the week to keep it enjoyable and active for everyone.

    STEAMQuest (3rd-5th grades)
    Grab your lab coat and explore the scientific method with STEAMQuest. This week we will make a take home plaster of paris volcano, bath bombs, and slime. In addition to our take home projects we will explore and learn the science behind baking soda and vinegar reactions, elephant toothpaste, and Oobleck.

    Crack an Egg Cooking Studio (6th-8th grades)
    *9am-12:30pm ONLY, no after care and no combining with the Dragon Trainer program.*
    Do you love cooking and baking? Do you love to eat? If the answer is YES, this half day of fun programming is for you! Learn the fundamentals of cooking and baking with Ms. Carolanne from Crack an Egg Cooking Studio!
Weekly Extended Day Options & Rates (pre-enrollment required):

Service Time Price
Half Day Weekly Rate
3-5yrs olds
8:30 am - 12:30 pm $150
July 4th Weekly Rate (open 3 days - Wed-Fri, no half day or early/late options) 8:30 am - 3:30 pm $150
Regular Day 8:30 am - 3:30 pm $250
Regular Day, Extended Day 8:30 am - 4:30 pm $285
Regular Day, Extended Day with Kidzrock 8:30 am - 5:30 pm $325
Early Drop-Off, Extended Day
7:00 am - 4:30 pm $350
Early Drop-Off, Regular Day 7:00 am - 3:30 pm $300
Early Drop-Off, Regular Day, Extended Day with Kidzrock 7:00 am - 5:30 am $375


Sample Daily Schedule

7:00 - 8:15 am Early Drop Off
8:15 - 8:30 am Regular Morning Carpool
8:30 ​- 9:00 am Playground/Snack​
9:00​ am - 12:00 pm Special Vendor
11:45 am - 12:00 pm Half Day Drop-Off Option for Black Rocket, weeks 6, 7, 8 ONLY
12:00 - 12:30 pm Lunch
12:30 - 12:45 pm Half Day Pick Up Option for Black Rocket, weeks 6, 7, 8 ONLY
12:30 - 1:30 pm Recess
1:30 - 3:15 pm Activity Block/Special Visitor/Pack Up
3:15 - 3:30 pm Regular Afternoon Pick Up
3:30 - 4:30 pm Extended Day: Snack/Playground/Indoor Play
4:30 pm Pick Up
3:30 - 5:30 pm Extended Day with Kidzrock
5:30 pm Pick Up
Kidzrock
For students age 4 through entering 5th grade, Extended Programming (4:30-5:30)

Under the guidance of Bel Air Arts Academy instructors, your child will learn how to play drums, guitar, and keyboards as they prepare to play and sing in a real rock concert! The fun rock band format helps kids fall in love with music and feel good about their abilities. If children perceive playing an instrument as fun and easy they are so much more likely to want to continue on into private lessons. Kidzrock also makes a wonderful accompaniment to students who are already in private lessons, as it allows them to experience the joy of making music together with their friends!
Harford Day is the only PK3 to Grade 8 independent school in Harford County accredited by AIMS (Association of Independent Maryland/DC Schools) and a member of NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools).
Non-discrimination Statement
Application to Harford Day School is open to all students without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin,
 sexual orientation, or disability. Harford Day School does not discriminate in the administration of its educational policies, financial policies, financial aid programs, and other administered extra-curricular or administrative programs.