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Prepare your child for the next school year with this fun and interactive summer camp! Discovery Day Camp is a hands-on learning experience that will capture your child’s imagination as they become scientists, travel to faraway places, engage with technology, and learn more about reading and math.
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For those families who struggled to keep their children engaged in school while trying to work from home, many are concerned about what this next school year is going to be like. Perhaps you are looking for a fun way to provide a little academic stimulation to your child, so that he/she will be prepared for the upcoming year. Discovery Day Camp has been developed to address this real need. It will be a fast-paced, fun-filled summer of exploration and discovery for those who have just completed 1st through 6th grade. Campers will enjoy exciting academic review games concentrating on mathematics and reading skills.

2020 Dates

Dates

Hours

  • June 1-5
  • June 8-12
  • June 15-19
  • June 22-26
  • June 29-July 2*
  • July 6-10
  • July 13-17
  • July 20-24
  • July 27-31
  • Regular Hours
  • Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

  • Extended Care
  • Monday–Friday 3–5:30 p.m.

*The week of July 4, camp will meet Monday–Thursday, June 29–July 2. The camp fee will be $115 per child ($35 for extended care) for this week only.

Doors open at 7:30 each morning at Pensacola Christian Academy, 10 Brent Lane.

Your Child's Welfare*

Your child’s health and safety is our highest priority. We are taking the following steps as we monitor health advisories from federal, state, and local agencies in response to current conditions:

  • Limiting capacity to 50%
  • Conducting routine health screenings
  • Implementing increased cleaning
  • Practicing appropriate social distancing

We are doing everything we can to make sure your camper has a fun, exciting, and safe experience.

*For your camper’s security, those picking up campers (including parents or legal guardians) must present a photo ID.

Biblical Truths

Bible truths are taught to help lead youth to a knowledge of Christ. The Bible gives the best light for this life and the only hope for the life to come. No other book can so enrich the minds and hearts of young people as the Bible.

Staff

Along with our camp director, three assistant directors, camp nurse, and chapel director, our staff is composed of students and staff from Pensacola Christian College and staff from Pensacola Christian Academy who’ve dedicated their summer to serving children. Before camp begins, each staff member goes through training in preparation for the arrival of the campers. Camp leaders stay with the campers through every activity—and challenge the campers with exciting games and activities throughout the day.

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Discovery Day Camp is for children who have just completed 1st through 6th grade. Register your child here.

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Field House

Unable to pick your child up by 3 p.m.? Extended care is offered until 5:30 p.m. Add extended care here.

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Children may enroll for a week, a month, or for the entire summer. Add or pay for additional weeks here.

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Activities

A fast-paced, fun-filled summer of hands-on learning and exploration awaits your child at Discovery Day Camp. Students grades 1–6 will receive academic instruction based upon the winning methods of the Abeka curriculum, and they’ll participate in academic review games to keep their mathematics and reading skills fresh and to prepare them for school next fall. They’ll experience hands-on learning through interactive science experiments, planetarium field trips, computer adventures, robotics, virtual tours, and scavenger hunts.


At Discovery Day Camp, your campers will be taught academics from a biblical perspective. Our desire is to prepare them for life both academically and spiritually and equip them to show others the love of Christ.

Frequently Asked Questions

General

What are the age requirements for my child to attend camp?

Discovery Day Camp is for children who have completed grades 1-6.

What is the deadline to register for the next week?

Registrations for the next camp week need to be received by 8 a.m. on Friday to allow time to process everything on Monday. Payments must be made online or by phone prior to check-in.

When does camp open?

Doors will open at 7:30 each morning. Camp will start promptly at 8 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. with Extended Care (additional cost and sign up) running from 3–5:30 p.m. Because no supervision is provided prior to 7:30 a.m., please do not drop off your camper before that time.

Do you have a Lost & Found?

Yes, there is a lost and found bin located by the camp office. At the end of each week, all the items that are still in the bin are placed in a bag labeled for the week and placed in a storage room. Leaders can help campers look for items left during the previous week. Parents may ask a director to let them look through the lost and found for missing items.

What do I need to pick up my camper?

For your camper’s security, those picking up your camper (including parents and legal guardians) must present a photo ID.

Activities & Facilities

What activities do the campers participate in?

We have classroom instruction, academic games, field trips to the planetarium, on campus guided outdoor exploration and many more exciting games in the gym, atrium, and outside playground area for the campers to participate in. Teams are grouped according to grade level.

Medical

Is there a camp nurse?

Yes. We have a camp nurse available to distribute medication.

What do I do if my camper needs to take medicine while at camp? Is a Medical Release form required to attend camp?

During the registration process, parents may authorize the nurse to administer some basic medication as needed (Benadryl, Ibuprofen, Tylenol, Tums, and swimmer’s ear drops).

A Medical Release form must be submitted for all campers if any of the following conditions apply:

  • The camper has a medical, emotional, behavioral, or physical condition.
  • The camper has a food or environmental allergy.
  • The camper will be bringing any routine or as-needed prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, vitamins/supplements, or essential oils.

Campers are responsible for picking up their medications before leaving camp. We cannot administer prescription or over-the-counter medications, vitamins/supplements, or essential oils without a healthcare professional's signed authorization on the Medical Release form.

What to Bring

Should I send my child with a lunch/snack?

We provide both a lunch and a snack each day of camp. Campers enjoy balanced meals prepared by experienced cooks. The dining menu is on a two-week rotation, providing a variety of meal options for campers who attend consecutive weeks. Each week’s menu is updated online on Sunday afternoons. Campers also have the option to bring a sack lunch—if they have special dietary needs or do not prefer what is on the menu for the day. Because of potential allergy issues, campers should not bring food to be shared with other campers (this includes birthday cakes, cupcakes, etc.).

Will my child need any money for food/drinks at camp?

No. We provide both a lunch and a snack.

What should my camper bring?

We recommend that campers bring a bag with tennis shoes (if they are wearing open-toed shoes to camp) and a light jacket or sweater. Campers may bring a blanket for siesta. Older campers may bring a wholesome book to read during siesta.

Are toys allowed at camp?

Toys, stuffed animals, Legos, trading cards, etc. are not allowed at camp to prevent them from being lost, broken, or becoming a hazard to other campers. Discovery Day Camp has all the equipment needed in order to have a fun-filled day.

May I send a cell phone with my camper?

We ask that no electronic devices be brought to camp. This includes cell phones. If anything happens and you need to reach your camper, you can call the camp office and we will pass on a message to your camper. If it is an emergency situation, and you need to speak to your camper, a camp director will assist the camper in calling you.

Are there items that my camper should not bring to camp?

  • Because of food allergies and other physical issues, any food to be shared with other campers (including birthday cakes, cookies, candy, etc.) should not be brought to camp.
  • For safety reasons, Heelys or other shoes with wheels are not to be worn at camp.
  • To prevent items from being broken, lost, or becoming a hazard to other campers, the following items should not be brought to camp: Toys, stuffed animals, Legos, trading cards, etc.
  • No weapons of any kind should be brought to camp. This includes pocket knives, files, scissors, or other sharp objects.
  • No items intended for selling may be brought to camp
  • Shirts with writing or pictures that are contrary to biblical principles should not be brought to camp.