Camp Spirit Day Camp

 

Imagine your first day at Camp Spirit:

the cool shade of towering trees, a 12-foot-tall water slide, awesome counselors, and hours of summer fun! 

Providence Day brings classic fun back to summer with Camp Spirit, a full-day experience that inspires curiosity, camaraderie, and confidence. Camp Spirit offers a safe, welcoming environment for kids to explore their interests and develop memorable friendships. Reminiscent of sleep-away camp, your child joins a small cabin group led by a team of caring counselors. Days are filled with nature exploration, water play, indoor and outdoor sports, arts and crafts, and lots of old-fashioned fun. 

Thoughtful programming balances the mental with the physical, the individual with the group, and the creative with the structured. Weekly themes keep the programming fresh while the integrated activities reinforce learning and promote meaningful connections within the community. Your child is challenged and empowered by day, then returns to the comforts of home at night. At Camp Spirit, every day is unique, enriching, and just as memorable as the day before.

Campers should bring the following labeled items each day: bathing suit, towel, water shoes, refillable water bottle. Recommended: sunscreen!


 
sample Activities (varies):

Daily Water Play
Kickball
Sculpture
Beekeeping
Yoga
Chess
Camping Skills
Gardening
Tennis
Personal Safety
Puzzles & Games
Scavenger Hunt
Dance

Daily Schedule:

8:30-8:45     Carpool Drop-off
8:45-9:00     Cabin Meetings
9:00-12:30   Activity Rotations
12:30-1:30   Lunch and Play
1:30-3:30     Activity Rotations
3:30-4:00     End of Day Roundup
4:00-4:30     Carpool Pick-up

Session Details:
Session 3: June 20-24 (4-day week)   
Session 4: June 26-30   
Session 6: July 10-14   
Session 7: July 17-21   
  • Rising Grades TK-5
  • 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Price: $495-Sessions 4, 6, 7; $396-Session 3
  • Includes lunch and two snacks daily by Flik Independent School Dining
  • Based at the Levin Extended Day house; activities take place throughout campus
  • Extended Care available from 7:00-8:30 am & 4:30-6:00 pm 

 

Campers and counselors enjoying a beautiful day at Camp Spirit!


 

Camp Spirit Director Dr. James Edge has worked with children and young adults for over a decade in various capacities, inside and outside of the classroom, including tennis instruction, youth groups, community literacy events, nonprofit health and wellness instruction, and classrooms at MS, US, and college level. James holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Georgia, a Master of Arts from the University of Georgia, and a Doctor of Philosophy in English Literature from the University of South Carolina. As the Director of Camp Spirit, James retains a sense of joy from the instruction and celebration of youths pursuing knowledge and wonder.

Emma Lahn, PDS lifer, is joining the Camp Spirit leadership team for her third year as Assistant Director. She has served as Lead Counselor and Head Counselor previously. Emma is a Miami University in Ohio graduate in Early Childhood Education with a minor in Special Education. She plans to teach first or second grade. Emma is naturally drawn to children and describes many of her favorite moments spent with children of all ages. Since Emma was old enough to work she has spent time in summer camps or as a nanny while volunteering whenever possible. In 2021, Emma led the efforts at her college to start the student group Mission 34 whose goal is to raise awareness and eliminate the stigma surrounding mental illness. She is so excited to be returning to camp this summer and is looking forward to seeing new and familiar faces.

Cameron Boyd is joining the Camp Spirit leadership team as Head Counselor for 2023. Cameron is currently studying child and family development at UNC Charlotte and applies the evidence-based knowledge that she is learning to create fun and interactive activities for the campers. She's an enthusiastic counselor with a caring nature that finds joy in making the kids laugh, smile, and get out of their comfort zone. Additionally, she has a passion for health and fitness, which is shared to the kids through interactive tutorials on delicious, healthy snacks and fun, high-intensity games. When she is not in class, you can often find her at the Extended Day house where she works as a part-time teacher.