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Summer Camp 2023

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CMS is proud to once again partner with Earth Hands, LLC. for our summer camps! Earth Hands is run by CMS employee Brad Dawson and bridges his love of the outdoors and desire to teach practical life skills, outdoor education, and sustainable practices to children and families.

We are also partnering with Brazilian United Corporation soccer (BUC), an organization that has held several after-school clubs at CMS. BUC promotes a love of soccer and team sports through developing technical soccer skills, learning about cultural soccer activities, and having lots of fun. 

Our camp is a place where children can be themselves; where they are respected, valued, and allowed the freedom to explore and grow. Set on seven lush acres, our campus gives children a priceless opportunity to connect with nature on hiking trails, in outdoor classrooms, and under our famous magnolia climbing tree. At CMS, your children have an opportunity to learn something unique and gain life experiences connecting with nature.

  • Monday through Thursday: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM | Friday: 8:30 AM – noon
    Ages 5-14
    $395

    Let’s camp out for a week! Choose the best spot for your tent, prepare your environment and connect with friends. Based in nature and exploration, the camper will experience new challenges while building self-confidence and awareness. Fire basics, safety & care, water purification, identifying risks, first aid, and shelter & camp site preparedness will cultivate self-reliance in the great outdoors!

    The week culminates with an overnight campout Thursday evening on the CMS grounds! A parent/guardian must be present for the overnight campout. The parent/guardian is responsible for the camper during off-camp hours between 3:30 PM-8:30 AM Friday. Friday morning we will pack everything up and end the day by 12 PM. For campers that don’t spend the night Thursday evening, Friday camp hours will be 8:30 AM-12 PM.

  • Monday through Friday: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
    Ages 5-14
    $375

    Based in all things nature, we will discover beauty and creative ways to craft what the earth has given us to explore. Campers will have an opportunity to sketch and paint their interpretation of landscape scenes around campus. We will craft nature necklaces, bracelets, hiking sticks and whatever else the camper’s imagination can come up with! Several days will be dedicated to stick & clay tiny huts. Starting with a discussion about material needed for construction, we will then search the forest for supplies. The camper’s creativity and individual expression is encouraged and supported. Join us as we have fun and let our artistic imaginations run wild! 

    Each camper will need a bucket or bag to put their forest treasures in. Sprinklers will be used to cool off at the end of the day. Please pack a swimsuit or change of clothes and towel.

  • Monday through Friday: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
    Ages 5-14
    $395

    Come build with us! Your child will have the opportunity to use a wide range of tools while constructing functional structures. The child will learn names, maintenance and when to use the correct tool for the job. We will plan, calculate and measure in a fun and interactive way. Teamwork, communication and following direction will be in the mix daily. Grace and courtesy will be encouraged in all activities. 

    Safety is our number one concern. Many of the tools will have a sharp edge. The camper may choose not to participate if he/she does not feel comfortable with a lesson. There will be plenty of other activities every day of camp! We will be using, but not limited to, levels, measuring tape, pickaxe, wrench, hammers, square, shovels, screwdrivers, pipe fitting tools, screwdrivers, drill and many more. 

    Please have your camper bring their own set of eye protection and gloves. Closed toed shoes are recommended, but not expected. Sprinklers will be used to cool off at the end of the day. Please pack a swimsuit or change of clothes and towel. 

  • Monday through Friday: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
    Ages 5-14
    $375

    Capture the flag, anyone? How many games can we squeeze into one week? Let’s find out! 

    This camp will give the child an opportunity to learn social skills through play! Taking turns, sharing, listening, teamwork and communication skills will all be developed. Through play, the child will create new friendships, learn about others and themselves and build confidence.

    We will have at least one scheduled group game every day, including an obstacle course, tug of war and scavenger hunt. Field, group and board games will be available every day of camp. Campers are encouraged to bring their favorite game to share. Sprinklers will be used to cool off at the end of the day. Please pack a swimsuit or change of clothes and towel. 

  • Full Day: 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM | Ages 6-13 | $274 
    Half Day: 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM | Ages 6-13 | $224 
    Future Stars: 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM | Ages 3-5 | $139

    Brazilian Soccer Camp (Half and Full Day) is open for all kids from 6 to 13 years old at any soccer level. The camp aims to keep all players in touch with the “beautiful game” including developing technical skills, cultural soccer activities, mini-tournaments, and having lots of fun. Bring your game and enjoy a different way to learn soccer and develop your skills with a professional Brazilian soccer coach. Campers receive a customized evaluation card at the end of camp.

    Future Stars Camp is the perfect introduction to the fun world of soccer. Children from 3 to 5 years old are introduced to the basics of soccer in a play-oriented yet structured format, using child-friendly but realistic soccer equipment. Each child is given the opportunity to work within their ability level while being taught in a group environment. The Future Stars program will help younger children strengthen relationships and mental health, and make friends in the process. 

Registration and Payment

Questions? Contact Brad Dawson, our Summer Camp Director, at earthhandscamp@gmail.com or 410-757-4740.