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.

Our 2017 summer camp sessions were a great success! They were full of treasure hunts, carp kites, swimming, baseball, capture the flag, dinosaur digs, peace marches and turtle songs. We hope this year’s campers enjoyed themselves as much as we did. We love looking back at our summer memories on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/funforkidsinsanjuandelsur/?ref=bookmarks. Feel free to tag yourselves and post your own camp photos to share. Make sure to Like our page to get updates on future camps. We’re eagerly planning more and constantly updating details. Here are some of our next campertunities:

How we Celebrate; Festivals and Holidays Around the World
December 18 – 22, 2017
Location: San Juan del Sur Day School Campus at Finca las Nubes
Half Day Option: Yes
In this on campus session we will celebrate all week long. Campers will explore celebrations and their traditional foods, games, customs, and sharing practices from around the world.

A Bug’s Eye View
Spring Break April 2-6, 2018
Location: San Juan del Sur Day School Campus at Finca las Nubes
Half Day Option: Yes
In this on campus session students will explore the world of insects and the world that surrounds them.

2018 Summer Camp themes are here!

 Our Restaurant
July 16-20, 2018
Location: San Juan del Sur Day School Campus at Finca las Nubes
Half Day Option: Yes
Our little entrepreneurs will design and execute their own restaurant. From menus to décor, drinks to dessert, concept to costs, they’ll work together to provide a once in a lifetime dining experience; we hope you’ll join us.

Rivas, Rivas, Rivas!
July 23-27, 2018
Location: Department of Rivas (Maximum travel time: 40 minutes)
Half Day Option: Not Available
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, make ornaments and tableware out of the Jicaro gourd, and enjoy the areas parks. Every day will be a new adventure in our own backyard.

Land of Lakes and Volcanoes
August 6-10, 2018
Location: San Juan del Sur Day School Campus at Finca las Nubes with 2 days of travel
Half Day Option: Available on some days
Nicaragua is known as the land of Lakes and Volcanoes. In this camp we will explore the landscape and its’ formation. We will learn about species adaptation and the eco-systems surrounding volcanoes as well as make and erupt volcanoes, bake crater cookies, swim and play games.

Walk like an Egyptian
August 13-17, 2018
Location: San Juan del Sur Day School Campus at Finca las Nubes
Half Day Option: Yes
Join us for this fun week of hieroglyphics, mummification, pyramids, papyrus, cats, amulets and more.

Lions and Tigers and Bears and Wolves, OH MY!; Charismatic Megafauna
August 20-24, 2018
Location: Camping Zone, Las Delicias, San Juan del Sur
Half Day Option: Yes
Majestic, fascinating, and just a little scary.

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, Arachnids, In the Deep Blue Sea, Australia; Life in the Land Down-Under, Madagascar, and Island Hopping through the Galapagos.

 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 sjdscamp@gmail.com to register.