Kickstart Camp

Open to CDS students only!

Kickstart is a summer camp that is designed to help incoming Transitional Kindergarten or Kindergarten students get used to the schedule and routine of TK and K. The day is designed to look like a regular school day and is intended to help students get excited about their new classes in the fall. We skip nap time for quiet time, we get to know the faces and names of future teachers and specialists, and much, much more! Kickstart is a curriculum that was designed and written by the K teams specifically for summer camp.

To register, click the button on the left side of the page or click the following links for Session 1 (June 26-July 7), Session 2 (July 10-28), or Session 3 (July 31-August 11). Please note that the Summer Camp schedule ends at 3:00 p.m. If you would like your child to attend Extended Day until 5:30 p.m., please add Extended Day for the session you plan to attend to your cart before check out: Session 1, Session 2, or Session 3.

Registration is for each rising grade level. Please choose camps associated with the grade in which your child will be a student for the 2023-2024 school year. Registration for Kickstart will close on Monday, May 22.

Daily Schedule for Kickstart Campers:
8:30–9:00 a.m.    Campers dropped off
9:00–9:15 a.m.     Morning meeting
9:15–9:45 a.m.     Practicing a Kindergarten routine
9:45-10:15 a.m.    Snack*/outside time
10:15-11:30 a.m.   Inside choice time/Free play in classroom stations
11:30–12:30 p.m.  Lunch Time/outside time
12:30–1:00 p.m.   Quiet reading time
1:00–2:00 p.m.     Activity time
2:00–2:30 p.m.     Snack*/outside time
2:30–3:00 p.m.     Closing meeting circle
3:00–5:30 p.m.     Extended day for late campers

*Snacks are school-provided.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us! For questions specifically about Kickstart Camp, please email Laura DiMonte at .