GNCS STEAM Summer Camp 2019

Come join our GNCS teachers for a STEAM summer camp full of great science topics, outdoor exploration, learning about different artists with age-appropriate crafts and lots of play!  Your children will enjoy having snacks and lunch with their friends every day.  The summer camp will run for 8 weeks this summer, and parents have the option to choose 4 or 5 days a week.   Parents can also choose a start time of 8 am or 9 am, and students can stay until 1 pm, or stay later with aftercare. Children ages 3 years and up are invited to enroll at our summer camp. If your children have friends that would like to come to our camp, please feel free to invite them. Children do not need to be enrolled in our school to attend summer camp. Siblings get a 20% discount on camp tuition.  In order to cover costs, we need to have a minimum of 7 students attend per week on average.  Please sign up ASAP to take advantage of the early bird price and to help us ensure we have met the minimum. Parents must sign up for a minimum of 3 weeks in order to register.

We have provided a lot of flexibility this year with our summer camp hours, as many parents have requested more coverage.

Summer Camp Fees:

  • Monday – Thursday 9 am – 1 pm   $140 early bird/$160 after March 1st
  • Before care 8 am – 9 am $20/wk
  • Fridays 8 am – 3 pm $50
  • Aftercare as late as 5 pm $8/hr as needed $11/hr sibling pair (Mon – Fri)

Here are four example summer camp schedules and their costs with early bird rates:

  1. Monday – Thursday coverage from 9 am 1pm would cost: $140/wk early bird rates
  2. Monday – Thursday coverage from 8 am – 5 pm would cost $296/wk
  3. Monday – Friday 9 am – 1 pm would cost $165/wk
  4. Monday – Friday Coverage from 8 am – 5 pm would cost $355/wk



Online Registration here:

Routines and Procedures:


  • Summer Camp drop offs and pick-ups will be out of the classroom just inside door L
  • Drop off time is between 8 and 8:30 for before care or 8:50 and 9 for regular drop off time.

As parents drop off their child, they MUST:

  • Bring children into the school with a full change of clothes in a backpack, lunch, and snack
  • Bring a sun hat and a water bottle
  • Put an initial coat of sunscreen on if parents would like it on.
  • Take their child to the bathroom and have them wash hands
  • Sign the child in with the teacher with a signature and time stamp.


Your Children should be picked up on time from Door L, please come into the school to sign your child out between 12:55 and 1:05.

If your child is staying for aftercare, you can communicate with the teacher the exact time you’ll be picking up your child if you would like them ready for when you arrive.


Parents must send a lunch and snack to camp with their child every day. Teachers request that lunches do not contain sugary treats. Teachers will facilitate lunches and can provide refrigeration, microwaves, and water for drinks.


  • Payment is due one week before your child attends camp. If you are attending the entire summer, it is suggested that you pay in two installments: the first 4 weeks and the second 4 weeks.
  • Payment can be made by check written to GNCS or over the phone by credit card to Judy Teel at 847-724-0057×26. Request receipts from Judy if they are needed for your records.
  • Payments for before care, aftercare and Friday sessions are made directly to the teacher via cash or check. You will only pay for what hours you use.


Your child should wear comfortable play clothes that will not get ruined by playing outside and getting dirty. Girls must wear shorts underneath their skirts if they wear them.