Little Explorers Discovery School Summer Camps

(Summer 2020)

Send your child to a summer camp where imagination is encouraged through open- ended loose materials exploration, art creations, STEM activities, creative movement, music, stories and lots of outdoor discovery play!

Discovery Days Summer Camp (K-5th Grade)

Our school-age group camps will run from 8:15am-3:00pm, Monday through Friday (after care available for three weeks of camp- see descriptions below). Each day, campers will explore provocations related to the camp's theme, in addition to engaging in age-appropriate, open-ended play opportunities including outdoor play, water play, STEM activities, art activities, imaginative play, and more. Every Wednesday, campers will attend a local field trip that aligns with our theme for the week. The cost of the field trips vary, so please see the descriptions below for the field trip fees.

*We will need a few chaperones to assist with our field trips each week. Chaperones will help drive the children to the destination and will assist throughout the duration of the field trip. Chaperones will receive a weekly tuition discount of $40 in addition to paid field trip admission costs. Chaperones will be scheduled on a first come, first serve basis. Chaperones with a mini-van or extra seating will receive a $45 discount!


LEDS will require chaperones to complete a fingerprinting background check in addition to a driving record scan (at no cost to the chaperone). Chaperones will keep emergency contacts and emergency procedures in their vehicle. Chaperones must have a cell phone available for emergencies.

Little Explorers Preschool Summer Camp (2-5 years)

Preschool campers will explore provocations related to the week's theme, in addition to utilizing the various spaces around Little Explorers for imaginative play, music, movement, art, STEM, stories and outdoor play.

Preschool camps are open to children ages 2-5 years old. Potty training is not required, but there are a limited number of spots for non-potty trained children and for children under 3.


There are two options for preschool camps:

Half-day: 8:30am-12:45pm

Full-day: 8:30am-3:00pm

Parents/caregivers dropping off children in both preschool and school-age groups will be asked to drop-off their children at 8:30am.

Summer Camp Themes and Dates:

June 15-19: Animal Adventures

*Preschool group full- Email to be added to the waitlist.

*School-age spots remaining: 6

Campers will journey to the past to imagine the world of the dinosaur. We will discover animals of today from furry friends at home, animals on the farm, and animals in nature. Children will also explore the realm of fantasy animals including dragons and unicorns.

School-age field trip: TBD     

Cost: TBD

Lunch: TBD

June 22-26: Creative Campers

*After care available this week until 5:30pm! (additional cost)

*Preschool- 1 half or full day, 1 full day

*School-age spots remaining: 6

Do you love to paint, sculpt, draw, cook, act, or sing? This week is for you! Children will use their imaginations to create works of art, display their talents and dramatic skills, and cook up some delicious cuisine.

School-age Field Trip: The movies (Violet Crown)

Cost: $15 (Lunch included- Pizza or chicken tenders at the theater)

Lunch: Included (at theater)

June 29-July 3: Fantastical Fun

*Preschool spots remaining: 3

*School-age spots remaining: 8

This week is all about fantasy and adventure. Children will create their own stories and adventures that include lost treasures, fairies, superheroes, mermaids and more! Children will build forts, castles and imagined worlds. Bring your imagination for a world of make-believe!

School-age Field Trip: Sugar Hollow

Cost: $0

Lunch: Packed


July 6-10: Outdoor Adventures

*Preschool spots remaining: 1 full day spot

*School-age spots remaining: 5 

Children will spend their week setting up and enjoying a campsite, identifying animals, plants and insects, and diving into open-ended, nature activities.

School-age Field Trip: Wildrock

Cost: $8

Lunch: Packed


July 13-17: Build It

*After care available this week until 5:30pm! (additional cost)

*Preschool spots remaining: 4

*School-age spots remaining: 6

Dream it, then build it! Children will spend their week building all types of creations and structures out of boxes, Magnatiles, Duplos, Legos, blocks, recyclables, sticks and so much more!

School-age Field Trip: Bounce, Play & Create

Cost: $13

Lunch: Included in cost (Pizza)


July 20-24: Blast off!

*Preschool group full- Email to be added to the waitlist.

*School-age spots remaining: 7

Children will blast off to outer space with open-ended activities that explore our solar system.

School-age Field Trip: Virginia Discovery Museum + The Library

Cost: $14

Lunch: Packed

July 27-31: Games Galore

*Preschool group full- Email to be added to the waitlist.

*School-age spots remaining: 5

*After care available this week until 5:30pm! (additional cost)

Play games this week that engage children in team-building. Younger children will play games such as duck-duck-goose, musical chairs, hide-and-seek, and freeze tag. Older children will play games such as four square, kickball, corn hole, and capture the flag. Children will build and work their way through obstacle courses. Jump rope, play a board game or cool off playing water games; this is a week full of play!

School-age Field Trip: Jump Charlottesville

This will be a Tuesday Field Trip instead of Wednesday!

Cost: $10

Lunch: Packed

August 3-7: Splish-Splash

*Preschool spots remaining: 1 full day

*School-age spots remaining: 7

Come beat the August heat at a camp where water is the focus! We will discover different water habitats in our world and the plants and animals that call them home. We will stay cool with water and mud play, and discover the different properties of water through inquiries and experiments with all things water!

School-age Field Trip: Mint Springs

Cost: $3

Lunch: Packed


Tuition cost is based on number of weeks that the camper will attend.


1-2 weeks of enrollment:

Half-day Preschool: $175/wk

Full-day Preschool: $250/wk 

School-age: $250/wk (+field trip cost- see prices in theme descriptions)

3-5 weeks of enrollment:

Half-day Preschool: $170/wk

Full-day Preschool: $240/wk 

School-age: $240/wk (+field trip cost- see prices in theme descriptions)

6-8 weeks of enrollment:

Half-day Preschool: $160/wk

Full-day Preschool: $230/wk 

School-age: $230/wk (+field trip cost- see prices in theme descriptions)

Registering for Camp

To register for camp, please email with the following information:

  • Child's Full Name

  • Child's Date of Birth

  • Camp schedule (Half-day preschool, Full-day preschool, or School-age group)

  • Desired camp weeks

  • Email address to send tuition invoice (deposit per week due upon enrollment, all tuition due May 1, 2020)

  • Any additional, important information that you would like to share with Little Explorers upon enrollment.

All campers must have all registration paperwork completed and camp fees paid by May 1, 2020 (or upon registration if available spots remain open). Failure to complete registration paperwork by the deadline may result in releasing the child's spot and a forfeit of the $50 deposit. 


A $50 non-refundable deposit for EACH camp week must be paid to secure enrollment. Registration paperwork and an online invoice will be emailed to parents/caregivers within 48 hours after receiving a confirmation e-mail of enrollment. Parents/caregivers will have 48 hours to pay the $50 deposit per camp week to secure the child's spot.

We are sorry, but we will not be offering partial week enrollment. All camp enrollments are Monday through Friday. Absences do not result in a refund.

Each session is dependent on a minimum enrollment of students. If enrollment has not been met 14 days prior to the session, parents/guardians will be notified of cancellation and receive a full refund.

For more information, contact us at 434-205-4177 or by email at

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Phone: 434-205-4177


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