Imagine your first day at summer camp.
What’s the most exciting part? Being in the outdoors? Making new friends? Meeting your cool counselors?
Imagine a week at Camp Spirit: the kind of place that understands that old-fashioned fun never goes out of style.
This summer, Providence Day brings classic fun back to summer with a full-day experience that inspires curiosity, camaraderie, and confidence. Camp Spirit — named for the PD Charger mascot — offers a safe, welcoming environment for kids to explore their interests and develop those classic camp friendships.
At Camp Spirit, your child joins a “cabin” group based on rising grade level. Reminiscent of sleep-away camp, two caring counselors stay with the cabin cohort all day and lead the campers through a variety of activities like kickball, yoga, and sculpture. 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.
Marcus Smith, the Director of Camp Spirit, has drawn on his own experience as a camp counselor in developing the activities. “When I think back on the things in my life that are important, as a kid, one was memories...GOOD memories.” He wants kids to one day look back on a Camp Spirit experience of “exploration and creativity and the sort of open and endless possibility of the world.” For him, Camp Spirit is “a nice reminder of how to be a kid...we all need to be reminded of that.”
This inaugural year gives campers the opportunity to create new traditions with a team of Providence Day teachers, alumni, and student counselors. At Camp Spirit, every day is fun, unique, and just as memorable as the day before!
Camp Spirit Schedule:
8:30-8:45 Carpool Drop-off
8:45-9:00 Flag Raising & 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
sample Activities (varies by session):
Puzzles & Games
Rising Grades TK-6
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
$475 per session
Includes lunch and two snacks daily (provided 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
Camp Spirit is directed by Providence Day English Teacher Marcus Smith, whose work at Paul Newman's the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, a traditional summer camp for kids coping with serious illness, gave him a love and appreciation for the summer camp experience. Marcus holds a Bachelor of Arts from Wesleyan University and a Masters from Harvard Divinity School and has been in the classroom since 1993. As Director of Camp Spirit, he hopes to bring what the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp calls a "feeling of endless possibility" to Providence Day's Camp Spirit.