Day Camp

San Juan del Sur Day School is thrilled to offer day camps on our campus at Finca las Nubes.  Camp is an excellent opportunity for your children to form new friendships, explore their talents and interests in a natural setting, and engage in unique activities.

Our camps incorporate our core school values and align with our school curriculum.

 Each week’s theme will include elements of visual and performing arts, natural and environmental sciences, language arts, sports, games, STEM, cultural studies, history, culinary arts, Nicaraguan geography and culture, trips, and of course, sharing with our families.

July 17 – 21, 2017
It’s a Pirate’s Life for Me!
Yo-Ho-Ho Mateys! This week campers will design and fly their Jolly Rogers, hide and hunt for treasures, and make their own parrots, as well as swimming, cooking, crafting and playing games. Our special activity this week will be a boat trip through the archipelago islands of Granada where we will visit San Pablo Fort to truly understand a pirate’s perspective. Arrrrrr!

July 24 – 28, 2017
Journey to the Land of the Rising Sun: An Adventure through the history of Japan
Japan has over 200,000 Matsuri, or festivals, each year. In just 5 days, campers will explore kites, Taiko drumming, kabuki theatre, language, origami, and martial arts, as well as swimming, cooking, crafting and playing games. An essential part of Matsuri are floats. Campers will design and display their own original floats.

July 31 – August 4, 2017
Rivas, Rivas, Rivas!
This weeks’ camp will be off campus. Each day will be an exploration of the department of Rivas. We’ll make and delight in Nicaraguan fruit sweets in Potosi with Doña Maritza. In Buenos Aires Doña Isabel will show us how to make ornaments and tableware out of the Jicaro Gourd. We’ll dine at traditional Nicaraguan buffets, play on the Shores of San Jorge, and enjoy the areas parks. Every day will be a new adventure in our own backyard. (Half day camp is not able to be offered during this week.)

August 7 – 11, 2017
Land of Lakes and Volcanoes

Nicaragua is famous for her volcanoes and lakes. Of course, campers will visit Massaya Volcano! During the week campers will make and erupt volcanoes, bake crater cookies, learn about how the landscape of Nicaragua was formed, create bull shark crafts, learn about species adaption and the eco-systems surrounding volcanoes, as well as swimming, cooking, crafting and playing games.

August 14 – 18, 2017
This week is all about dinosaurs! We’ll learn about dinosaurs and their fossils and our young paleontologists will go on a dig. We’ll discover dinosaurs old and new, and assemble our findings. We’ll make dinosaur treats, play Tyrannosaurus Rex Knows Best, as well as swim, cook, craft, and play more games. We’ll also take a Dino-Mite trip.

August 21 – 25, 2017
This week your flower children will tie-dye, learn and write songs and poems about peace, love, and understanding. There will be drum circles and jam sessions, beaded necklaces and flower chains, as well as swimming, cooking, crafting and playing games. This week will culminate with a Woodstock concert for our families.


Later camp themes may include Archeology and Ancient Peoples of the Americas, Coral Reef, Spaced Out: Astronomy, Detective 101, The Arctic Circle, Life in the Desert, Ancient Egypt, and In the Deep Blue Sea. Look for camp sessions during the San Juan del Sur Day School vacation schedule.

 One of our primary camp goals is to provide a fun and inspiring learning environment for not only our student body, but also for other children in our community, and those visiting.

The camp runs from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. for children ages 2-12. The weekly rate is $200 per camper.  Children under 5 have the option of attending 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. for $120. We also have a drop-in option at a rate of $50 per day. All options offer discounted rates for students currently enrolled in the Day School.  Price includes transportation via school bus, from specified locations, field trips, activities, water and lunch. Students should feel free to bring their own healthy snacks. Please ask about our multiple camper and resident discounts. To guarantee your space, we require a $25 non-refundable deposit. Deposits will be applied to your camp fees.

Contact Mara and Katie at to register.