Park Day Camp
For children entering Kindergarten through 6th grade.
Extended day options available.
We are thrilled to offer campers in grades K-6 the authentic experiences that have made us a cherished camp for generations. Our program is designed to foster self-esteem, camaraderie and lots of fun! We have developed an engaging array of activities to appropriately challenge campers to grow inside and out.
Contact Camp Director, Mike Rubin at (440) 543-8802 for more information.
Camp takes place at our beautiful 28-acre campus, conveniently located in Pepper Pike. Parents rave about our super organized, stress-free drop-off and pick-up procedures – campers stay safe and parents love the quick and efficient process.
Our knowledgeable staff has many years of camp administration experience. Some of our supervisors have been at PDC for almost two decades! Our counselors are carefully selected to ensure the happiness and safety of our campers – many are former campers themselves. Numerous creative specialists are on board, as well as a staff nurse who is available throughout each day.
Hot Kosher lunches are prepared in our kitchen and served each day at no extra cost. A mid-afternoon snack is also provided.
Camp begins with morning circle, a time to reconnect with each other and direct our energy towards a new, exciting day. The day is spent on a variety of activities including sports, games, swimming, nature exploration, arts and crafts, creative play, music, special events and more!
Campers enjoy a PRIVATE Olympic-sized pool. Certified instructors conduct daily lessons and supervise all activities in our private pool. Each group has a morning swim instruction period and an afternoon free swim. Pool safety is very important at PDC.
Our sports program is skills-based, providing campers with a solid foundation for each activity. Campers enjoy tried-and-true team sports such as soccer and basketball as well as camp favorites like ultimate frisbee and battleball. Our goal is a positive, safe, confidence-building experience for everyone.
As part of our affiliation with The Park Synagogue, Jewish values and customs are woven into the fabric of our rich camp community. Campers participate in blessings at meals, a special Shabbat lunch each Friday, and other meaningful Jewish traditions.
EXTENDED DAY PROGRAM
Before care is available from 7:30 - 9:00 am
After care is available from 3:50 - 6:00 pm
$30/week for 1-3 mornings OR afternoons per week
$46/week for 4-5 mornings OR afternoons per week
See more information in the FAQ's.
Forms to download:
Full packet (everything except the counselor application)
Work at Camp!
Frequently asked questions
Park Day Camp Glossary
Banquet - The final Friday of the summer the campers are treated to a special lunch. The counselors decorate the lunch tables as if it is a big “party.” (Campers ONLY)
What are camp hours?
9:00 am - 3:50 pm, Monday through Friday
What is extended care?
Extended care is a non-structured before and/or after hours service offered in the morning from 7:30 to 9:00 am, and in the afternoon from 3:50 - 6:00 pm.
1-3 mornings per week for $30 per week
4-5 mornings per week for $46 per week
1-3 afternoons per week for $30 per week
4-5 afternoons per week for $46 per week
What should be packed for camp?
Below is a list of items we would like each child to keep at camp. Please clearly mark each item with your child’s first and last name. Please discourage your camper from bringing any extra items to camp (phone, iPod, the latest and greatest craze, etc.) as they are unnecessary and easily lost. Please be advised, all dietary foods must be kept in the nurse’s office, not by the individual camper.
Complete change of clothing (t-shirt, shorts, underwear, socks).
Your child should bring an additional suit and towel to camp every day.
Cap or hat.
Sunscreen. We strongly urge you to apply at home before camp each day.
Water shoes (if needed).
Blanket or large towel for rest times (Kindergarten only).
An oldie but a goodie! Take a look at the fun of Park Day Camp 2016.