Camp Ravens Nest
Now in its 35th year at Ravenscroft, Camp Ravens Nest offers children in rising kindergarten through 6th grade a meaningful, fun-filled, safe summertime experience. Combining both a break from school routine with an opportunity to explore additional educational experiences, campers participate in a relaxed, yet closely supervised setting. All campers are served lunch in the dining hall, have morning and afternoon snacks and have daily rest time.
The program of activities builds on enhancements of the past several years; offering exposure to the arts through music, drama, art, and literature; crafts through activities in various media, building, and cooking; and physical activities through daily recreation, free play, and swimming. The varied schedule includes weekly themes, "special days", projects, and field trips, all of which are designed to develop the child's skills, self-confidence and to broaden his or her horizons... plus have fun!
Daily Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Ages: Rising Kindergarten - 6th Grade (Split into 3 Groups)
Group A: Rising K - 1st Grade
Group B: Rising 2nd - 3rd Grades
Group C: Rising 4th - 6th Grades
Location: Richards Hall, Annex
*Camp Fee includes lunch in the dining hall, two snacks daily and all other incidental costs (materials for art projects, field trips, etc.)
*PLEASE NOTE: Online Registration for Camp Ravens Nest closes on the Friday preceeding the camp week. For example, online registration for week one (June 11-15), will close on Friday, June 8.
Concurrent Discounts: Camp Ravens Nest enrollees receive a $50 discount off of the $225 Ravens Nest tuition when the camper is concurrently enrolled in another Ravenscroft Summer Program (excluding Ravens Summer Swim Lessons and other programs). Your child will be escorted to and from these programs by Camp Ravens Nest staff. The discount will be reflected in your cart at checkout. However, if you sign up your child for Camp Ravens Nest and then add another camp during that same week at another time, the system will not process the discount. If this is the case, please contact the Summer Programs office and we can process the discount manually.
Camp Ravens Nest DOES NOT permit single day "drop-in" or partial week enrollment
What to bring to Camp Ravens Nest: All campers should bring a bathing suit and towel for use during the daily swim time. A change of clothes should be also be brought on Monday of each week; this will be stored in each campers' locker in case of their clothes getting spilled on or dirty during activities. Optional Items for campers include a water bottle, water shoes or sandals for the pool/pool deck, and for the Rising K-1st Grade group a pillow and/or blanket can be sent for the daily rest period.
Camp Ravens Nest is located in both Richards Hall. Campers will be divided into 3 groups; rising Kindergarten - first grades (Group A), rising second - third grades (Group B), and rising fourth - sixth grades (Group C).
Most campers arrive between 7:00 and 8:00 am and will meet in a common area, with groups separating after 8:00 am. Parents are to sign-in upon arrival, sign-out upon departure and touch base with a staff member on a daily basis. The groups combine for swimming in the on campus A. E. Finley Athletic Center pool and for lunch in the Dining Hall. Camp Ravens Nest will also use the Lower School computers, playgrounds and gymnasium.
The Camp Ravens Nest director Leana Stewart has extensive experience working with children in a variety of environments and she is a long-time Ravenscroft Lower School Language Instructor.
The camp provides a minimum of one qualified staff member for every 12 children and supervision of groups will be by at least two qualified staff members at all times. The staff includes certified teachers, teacher assistants and student volunteers. All staff members are hired based on their strong desire to make a difference in each child's summer experience. In addition, Mr. Sandy Kapatos, Summer Programs Director, provides general program oversight.
PLEASE NOTE: The School requires that students be dropped off at Camp RavensNest no earlier than 7:00 am and picked up no later than 6:00 pm. A late fee of $1.00 per minute will be assessed for any child picked up after 6:00 pm.