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Academy Dress Code

Top: Solid Color Polos (Any Color) — Sleeveless polos for girls allowed

Bottom: Shorts, Khakis, or Jeans (Girls: Skirts & Skorts Allowed)

Shoes: Sneakers, Closed Toe Shoes (No Open Toed Shoes/Sandals except for Swim)

Friday Swim Dress

Please come to school with your swim clothes underneath your camp clothing. Children will change at the pool bathrooms before entering the pool. (Girls: Bathing Suit, Boys: Swim Trunks)

Morning Schedule

7:30 AM —Doors Open for Drop-Off

8:00 AM—Drop Off/ Free Play

8:30 AM—Morning Chapel & Community Gathering

9:00 AM—Academics & Workshops

10:30 AM*—Daily Themed Activity: Arts & Crafts, Dance & Movement, Sports, Music, Morning Cinema Movies, Cooking: I Want to be a CHEF!

(If your child is enrolled in a clinic, it will begin at 11:00 AM)

Afternoon Schedule

12:15 PM—Lunch

1:30 PM—Rest Period (Younger Children) Game Time/Tech Time (Older Children)

3:00 PM—Parent Pick-Up Begins (Free Play/Outside Play)

5:30 PM—After-Care ($45 per session)

6:00 PM— Academy Closed

About Academics

Reading, Writing, and Mathematics are a part of The DaySchool Summer Camp Academy Experience. All students take part in Academics at The DaySchool for Children. So while your children are having fun, they will also stay "brain ready" as most kids experience the Summer Academic decline. Not at The DaySchool!  Students experiencing DaySchool Methods will have plenty of opportunities to grow in their academic knowledge.  Thus we have included daily academic enrichment at no additional cost to help students stay and grow sharp in the brain! Our DaySchool for Children Students will work on the Summer Packets that we provided at the end of the school year. 

About Swimming (Fridays)

All DaySchool Summer Camp Academy kids take swimming lessons at an indoor swimming pool through our Summer Camp. Bus transportation to and from the pool is provided by the school and included in your camp costs. According to the CDC, about 70% of children of color cannot swim.  Swimming is a life skill, much like riding a bicycle, fishing, or building an appreciation for the outdoors. Yet, unlike recreational hobbies, being a strong swimmer is also a life-saving skill that all children should have access to develop. Furthermore, only about 2% of African-American students swim at the collegiate level. For these purposes and more, all students will take swim lessons. Beginners will develop with underwater exploration and will learn to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water. Students will also learn personal water safety with the following essential skills in all classes:

  • #1 — Swim, Float, Swim-sequencing front glide, roll, back float, roll, front glide, and exit.

  • #2 — Jump, Push, Turn, Grab—Rudimentary swimming skills, rhythmic breathing, breaststroke, and butterfly kick.

  • #3 — If your child has mastered these skills, your child will develop further.

Please note that if your child has mastered swim, they will have access to free swimming with a lifeguard on duty. All children are required to wear a life vest that is provided to them at the pool with their swim instructors.


Just a bit of knowledge

In 2023 Howard University’s Swimming and Diving Team was the first HBCU collegiate team to win its first conference championship making history during Black History Month. It won the Northeastern Conference  Championship after being last year’s runner-up. It’s the first HBCU to win the men’s conference title in swimming in 34 years.  The historically black college houses the only surviving swim collegiate swim team at an HBCU and strives to increase diversity in aquatics. Giving children opportunities and opening access to swimming early in life is important. Let’s teach our kids to swim, survive and live life well!

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