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Age 3–Kindergarten

Welcome to Summer at Country Day, La Jolla Country Day School’s summer programs. We are excited that you are spending some of your summer with us. 

Please note: Both the Early Childhood Center and the kindergarten summer programs are only available to students who are enrolled at LJCDS in fall 2022. This program is not open to the public. Review the options below and register online.

If you're interested in learning more or have questions about the Summer of Wonder, please contact Director of Early Childhood Center Maria Curtis at mcurtis@ljcds.org or (858) 453-3440 ext. 191.
 
Classes are subject to change. Visit the registration website for the most up-to-date schedule.

Early Childhood Center Summer of Wonder

Tiny Torreys and junior kindergarteners’ morning summer sessions are from 8:30–11:30 a.m., with a two-week and three-week option. A mid-morning snack is provided. Children must be potty-trained. 

The entrance to the Early Childhood Center is in the parking lot off Eastgate Mall closest to Genesee Ave. For drop-off, walk your child to the classroom to sign them in. Sign them out at the same location during pickup. 

Tiny Torreys

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  • Nature Investigators (Tiny Torreys)

    This program is available to enrolled LJCDS students only.

    Nature Investigators provides three weeks of experiences and activities for students to learn about nature on campus and encourages campers to explore their backyards, local parks and beaches with their families. Students must be toilet trained.

    June 13–July 1 (LJCDS is closed June 20) 
    8:30–11:30 a.m.
    $1,036
    Minimum of 6 students
    Led by LJCDS Early Childhood Center educators Shelby Brush, Chelsea Aiello and Gabi Hernandez
  • Design Makers (Tiny Torreys)

    This program is available to enrolled LJCDS students only.

    Design Makers provides two weeks of experiences and activities to wonder about and explores patterns and shapes that are man-made and in nature. Patterns in music and rhyme are also examined. Students must be toilet trained.

    July 11–22
    8:30–11:30 a.m.
    $740
    Minimum of 6 students
    Led by LJCDS Early Childhood Center educators Elaine Gain, Chelsea Aiello and Gabi Hernandez

Junior Kindergarten

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  • Nature Investigators (Junior Kindergarten)

    This program is available to enrolled LJCDS students only.

    Nature Investigators provides three weeks of experiences and activities for students to learn about nature that can be found on campus and encourages campers to explore their backyards and local parks and beaches with their families. Students must be 4 years old.

    June 13–July 1 (LJCDS is closed June 20) 
    8:30–11:30 a.m.
    $1,036
    Minimum of 6 students
    Led by LJCDS Early Childhood Center educators Renee Lathom, Ashley Quirk and Gabi Hernandez
  • Design Makers (Junior Kindergarten) Full

    This program is available to enrolled LJCDS students only.

    Design Makers provides two weeks of experiences and activities to wonder about and explores patterns and shapes that are man-made and in nature. Patterns in music and rhyme are also examined. Students must be 4 years old.

    July 11–22 (Full)
    8:30–11:30 a.m.
    $740
    Minimum of 6 students
    Led by LJCDS Early Childhood Center educators Renee Lathom, Ashley Quirk and Gabi Hernandez

Ready, Set, Go Kindergarten

The two-week sessions for children entering LJCDS kindergarten in the fall are from 8:30–11:30 a.m., and Camp Torreys: Kindergarten runs from 12:30–3:30 p.m.

A morning and afternoon snack is provided and a box lunch is offered to those who are attending both morning and afternoon sessions. Students can bring their own lunch (no nuts, please).

For morning sessions, drop-off and pickup take place in the parking lot off Eastgate Mall closest to Genesee Ave. A kindergarten staff member is in the parking lot to walk your child to their classroom in the morning and children are picked up in the kindergarten playground. 

For afternoon sessions and Extended Day, drop-off and pickup take place in the kindergarten playground. The gate for the Eastgate Mall lot closes at 12:30 p.m. Please park in the Genesee Avenue parking lot at 9490 Genesee Avenue, La Jolla, CA 92037, and walk to the kindergarten playground.

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  • Camp Colorful (Kindergarten) Full

    This program is available to enrolled LJCDS students only.

    Get ready for kindergarten by learning about all things colorful! Every day we focus on a new color and read stories, do art projects and explore science experiments all about the color of the day. Think painting purple rain boots, red volcano explosions and books about the deep blue. Students in this course practice literacy and fine motor skills that they will use throughout their kindergarten year.

    (Full) June 13–June 24 (LJCDS is June 20) 
    8:30–11:30 a.m.
    $670
    Minimum of 10 students 
    LJCDS Lower School kindergarten educator Lauren Hansen
  • Endangered Animals (Kindergarten) Full

    This program is available to enrolled LJCDS students only.

    Two weeks of animal fun. A different animal is explored each day through art projects, literature, cooking and the creation of an animal book. Physical education is provided daily, as well as outside play.

    (Full) June 13–24 (LJCDS is closed June 20) 
    8:30–11:30 a.m.
    $670
    Minimum of 10 students 
    Led by LJCDS kindergarten educator Terri Zimmerman
  • Jurassic Camp (Kindergarten) Full

    This program is available to enrolled LJCDS students only.

    ROOOOOAR! Get ready for two weeks filled with all things prehistoric. Campers learn about the creatures who once roamed the earth, what they looked like and what their surroundings may have been. Students participate in art, math and literacy activities that reinforce various kindergarten readiness skills.

    (Full) June 27–July 1 and July 11–15 (LJCDS is closed July 4–8) 
    8:30–11:30 a.m.
    $740
    Minimum of 10 students 
    Led by LJCDS kindergarten educator Lauren Hansen

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  • Things with Wings (Kindergarten) Full

    This program is available to enrolled LJCDS students only.

    Get ready for kindergarten. Through rich literature, hands-on art projects, songs and games, students will explore a variety of things with wings—from bugs to birds to airplanes. Each day is a new surprise! This two-week thematic program, which includes PE, snacks and recess, allows students to meet new friends and become accustomed to kindergarten routines at LJCDS.

    (Full) July 18–29 
    8:30–11:30 a.m.
    $740
    Minimum of 10 students 
    LJCDS kindergarten educator Laura Tonini
  • Camp Torreys: Kindergarten Full

    This program is available to enrolled LJCDS students only.

    Come play with friends and enjoy an afternoon of summer fun. Camp Torreys offers a wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities, including group games, campus nature walks, crafts and much more during each two-week session. Pack a swimsuit, towel and sunscreen for water fun on Fridays.
     
    (Full) Session 1: June 13–24 (LJCDS is closed June 20)
    $720
    (Full) Session 2: June 27–July 1 and July 11–15 (LJCDS is closed July 4–8)
    $800
    (Full) Session 3: July 18–29
    $800
    12:30–3:30 p.m. 
    Minimum of 8 students

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  • Kindergarten Sessions and Camp Torreys Package (Full)

    This program is available to enrolled LJCDS students only.

    Combine the kindergarten morning session (Endangered Animals, Jurassic Camp, Things with Wings) with Camp Torreys in the afternoon for a full day of fun with this package.

    (Full) Session 1: June 13–24 (LJCDS is closed June 20) 
    $1,251
    (Full) Session 2: June 27–July 1 and July 11–15 (LJCDS is closed July 4–8) 
    $1,386
    (Full) Session 3: July 18–29 
    $1,386
    8:30–11:30 a.m.: Ready, Set, Go Kindergarten session
    11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: Lunch and recess 
    12:30–3:30 p.m.: Camp Torreys: Kindergarten

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