Summer Cat Camps

Welcome! We are excited to build, run, create, discover and have fun with your child this summer.

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Summer Cat CampsSummer camps at Westchester provide opportunities for students to learn new skills and build friendships in a fun, safe and nurturing environment. Camps are open to children from across the Triad!

Camp sessions are led by WCDS faculty, staff members, coaches and volunteers. Some camps are assisted by student volunteers. A Camp Coordinator is also on campus to facilitate the camps and ensure the safety and well-being of all campers.

  • Most camp sessions are week-long, half-day programs. Some camps are full-day or at night. Dates and times for each camp are noted on the schedule.
  • Check-in begins daily 15 minutes prior to the start of camp.
  • Campers are expected to bring a snack and water bottle to most camps (or pack a lunch for full day). Camps do not include lunch.

Three photos: at soccer camp a student heads a ball, a student looks through a binoculars, students cheer with pom poms


Camp Registration

WCDS Students and Returning Campers

Follow the link to log in using your Veracross account, select camp sessions and complete your registration.

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Public Registration for New Campers

Public registration is open to students who do not attend WCDS during the school year. Follow the link below and choose Register to complete our program registration. Once you have filled out your household information and created a username/password, you will be able to log in and select camp sessions.

Public Registration Page

Payment must be received in order to reserve a space. Review the cancellation policy before registering.


Explore Our Camps

Westchester Country Day School Summer Camps: cooking, volleyball, block building

Drop down the menu below to view all camp dates and descriptions.

June 3-7

Beat the Heat Soccer Camp I

June 3-6, 2024 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | Adam Schwartz | $140 

Rising 1st-9th grades

The WCDS Soccer program has never been stronger, and there isn't a more beautiful setting to play soccer with your best friends than Kennedy Field at night! One of the most popular camps of the summer, Beat the Heat Soccer Camp will certainly fill up with two great weeks of camp! This unique camp will be played "Under the Lights,” and the Brazilian music will be rocking once again this summer. Head Coach Adam Schwartz, four-time State and 11-time Region Coach of the Year, and his staff of current players and alumni will be ready to show all of the up-and-coming soccer stars what “Strength and Honor" really means. Campers who sign up for both soccer camps will receive a colored Select soccer ball, and all campers will have chances to win special soccer prizes in daily competitions. This camp is open to boys and girls with all skill levels who are excited to have fun and learn from some of the best players in Westchester's storied soccer history! This camp is Monday-Thursday ONLY.

June 10-14

Basketball Camp

June 10-13, 2023 | 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Brook Patterson | $140 

Rising 3rd-8th grades

Whether you've never played basketball or you play every day, this is the camp for you! Come hang with Coach Patterson and learn the fundamentals of basketball through team competition, group activities and individual instruction. This camp is Monday-Thursday ONLY.

Fairy & Gnome Camp

*This camp is full!*

June 10-14, 2024 | 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Ashleigh Welder | $160

Rising K-3rd grades

Join us for a magical week of fairy and gnome camp! Campers will use their imagination and creativity to design their own fairy and/or gnome garden planter to take home at the end of the week. They will create miniature items for their gardens, learn how to draw fairies and gnomes, read stories, enjoy games and more!

Fairytales, Folklore & Food Camp

June 10-14, 2024 | 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Maria Ashburn | $160

Rising 3rd-6th grades

Have you ever tried kolobok? Want to taste a Cinderella inspired pumpkin tartlet? Come and join us as we explore fairytales, folklore and food from around the world. We will read a variety of stories, create some magical crafts, and get inspired to create our own tales. Through the magical power of storytelling, we will travel around the world and learn about other cultures and the stories they tell! Join us for a fun-filled "trip!"

June 17-21

Volleyball Camp

June 17-20, 2024 | 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Lindsay Hall | $140 

Rising 1st-8th grades

The summer volleyball camp is designed to provide campers of all ability levels a rewarding and enjoyable experience. Campers will receive training in fundamentals, tactics, strength, conditioning and match play. Join us as we begin training and building on your foundation as an up-and-coming volleyball star! This camp is Monday-Thursday ONLY.

Ocean Explorers Camp

June 17-21, 2024 | 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Caroline Jennings | $160

Rising K-1st grades

Dive into a world of wonder in our Ocean Explorers Adventure Camp. Join us for a week-long under-the-sea journey with daily virtual aquarium field trips, engaging crafts, mesmerizing experiments, sensory play activities, captivating stories, and more. Campers will have a fin-tastic time discovering the magic beneath the waves!

STEAM Camp I

June 17-21, 2024 | 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Teresa Denmark | $170 (includes $10 supply fee)

Rising 3rd-6th grades

Come explore science, technology, engineering, art and math! Campers will explore and learn more about the world around them through an exciting week of designing, creating, testing, and learning through a variety of hands-on activities.  Examples of what to expect include 3D printing, coding, reactive chemistry, model rocket building and launching, and much more.

June 24-28

Crafty Kittens Camp

June 24-28, 2024 | 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Chelsey Beck | $160

Rising K-1st grades

Calling all Crafty Kittens! Join Mrs. Beck as we explore a world of creativity and ignite your imagination. From painting to building to embellishing and beyond, every day will be a new activity for our crafty kittens to express themselves. Campers will learn new techniques, explore different materials, and discover the joy of creating something uniquely their own.

Disney Musical Revue Camp

June 24-28, 2024 | 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Debby Noyes, Emma Ruggery & Ken Mickey | $160

Rising 1st-8th grades

Who doesn’t love a musical revue, especially when the songs all come from a variety of favorite shows and movies! Campers will experience set work, costume design, construct props, and learn songs and choreography. A special performance will end the week.

Exercise, Health & Wellness Camp

June 24-28, 2024 | 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Teresa Denmark & Sabrina Winstead | $160

Rising 3rd-6th grades

Don't let the lazy summer days keep your child on the couch! GO FAR and WCDS Middle School Cross Country Coach Teresa Denmark will lead your child daily in a fun exercise routine! WCDS School Counselor Sabrina Winstead will teach students the benefits of health and wellness through videos, worksheets, yoga activities, and more.

July 8-12

Lego Camp

*This camp is full!*

July 8-12, 2024 | 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Deb Tuggle | $160

Rising K-5th grades

Stimulate the imagination of your budding engineers! Students will enjoy new challenges and themes each day with LEGO® bricks. Your child will build independently as well as in small groups on larger projects. Build vehicles, cities, Minecraft models, and anything else you can imagine. Games and contests will be included. Bring your creativity and imagination!

July 15-19

Introduction to Cooking

*This camp is full!*

July 15-19, 2024 | 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Dorotea Evans | $160

Rising 1st-2nd grades

This camp introduces the basic cooking skills needed to become an amateur chef. We will prepare a variety of dishes for students to take home and share with their families. Students will learn about measurement and different cooking techniques as they embrace trying new foods.

Little Cat Cheer Camp

July 15-19, 2024 | 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Meredith Ingram | $160

Rising 3rd-6th grades

Go Blue! Go White! Wildcats…. Come join this awesome camp, designed for little cats who want to learn more about cheerleading and WCDS Spirit. During this fun-filled week, you will learn many Westchester cheers, a dance, and get to make your own cheer bow!

Baseball Camp

July 15-18, 2024 | 5:00-8:30 p.m. | Kelly Patram, Donnie Sellers, Frank Morelli | $140

Rising 3rd-8th grades

Come out and train under the lights with Varsity Baseball coaches Kelly Patram, Donnie Sellers, and Frank Morelli at one of the finest facilities in North Carolina -- Westchester's David F. Couch Baseball Complex. This camp is designed for young players in grades 3-8. Coaches and current Varsity players will instruct campers on proper hitting, fielding, throwing, and pitching techniques and will collect, analyze, and discuss a variety of gameplay metrics with all who attend. Campers will also have a chance to participate in nightly skills competitions and other fun baseball-related activities. We hope to see you out on the diamond! This camp is Monday-Thursday ONLY.

July 22-26

NC Adventure Camp I

July 22-26, 2024 | 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Debby Noyes | $300

Rising 3rd-8th grades

If adventure is your middle name, you won’t want to miss out on this exciting camp! Activities may include the following: tubing down the Dan River, hiking the infamous Hanging Rock Trail and relaxing in the lake, hiking the Stone Mountain Trail and cooling in the waterfall, riding horses at Tanglewood Park and swimming in their fabulous pool, hanging out at the W. Kerr Scott Reservoir on paddle boards and kayaks, flying through the air at Richland Creek Zipline followed by an afternoon meandering through the NC Zoo, or some other N.C. adventure yet to be discovered. Campers will bring their lunch and snacks for each day, along with spending money for snack bars that are located at some of our adventure spots. Come rain or shine, we will be on the road to experience an adventure… And away we go! (Activities are subject to change pending weather conditions.)

Cooking Around the World

July 22-26, 2024 | 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Dorotea Evans | $160

Rising 3rd-5th grades

Campers will learn how to prepare delicious foods from different parts of the world! They will make dishes from Mexico, France, China, and more, plus learn how these foods came to the U.S. Come spend the week preparing and sampling foods from far and near.

WCDS Spirit Cheer Camp

July 22-25, 2024 | 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Meredith Ingram | $140

Rising 7th-12th grades

This camp is designed to offer additional practice and training for any rising 7th-12th graders with an interest in cheerleading for WCDS next year. No previous experience is required. Come join the fun, whether you are an experienced cheerleader or new to the sport. We will be learning some basic stunts, new cheers, and a new dance routine. Go, Cats! This camp is Monday-Thursday ONLY.

July 29 - August 2

Wildcat 101

July 29-31, 2024 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Emily Mercadante & Kathryn Yarbrough | $120

Newly enrolled Pre-K and Kindergarten students

Calling all newly enrolled Wildcat kittens! Enjoy three mornings of action-filled orientation fun! Explore the campus, meet Wally the Wildcat, and celebrate the Blue and White. Come let these amazing teachers welcome you to Westchester. Snack will be provided daily, but lunchtime is not included. This camp is Monday-Wednesday ONLY from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Alice in Wonderland Camp

July 29-August 2, 2024 | 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Laurie Hogan | $160

Rising 1st-5th grades

Don't be late for this very important date! This camp will encourage creativity and imagination while drawing inspiration from the children's classics "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking-Glass" by Lewis Carroll, as well as Disney's animated and live-action films. Things will get curiouser and curiouser as campers participate in crafts, games, creative writing and their very own Mad Tea Party!

NC Adventure Camp II

July 29-August 2, 2024 | 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Debby Noyes | $300

Rising 3rd-8th grades

If adventure is your middle name, you won’t want to miss out on this exciting camp! Activities may include the following: tubing down the Dan River, hiking the infamous Hanging Rock Trail and relaxing in the lake, hiking the Stone Mountain Trail and cooling in the waterfall, riding horses at Tanglewood Park and swimming in their fabulous pool, hanging out at the W. Kerr Scott Reservoir on paddle boards and kayaks, flying through the air at Richland Creek Zipline followed by an afternoon meandering through the NC Zoo, or some other N.C. adventure yet to be discovered. Campers will bring their own lunch and snacks for each day, along with spending money for snack bars that are located at some of our adventure spots. Come rain or shine, we will be on the road to experience an adventure… And away we go! (Activities are subject to change pending weather conditions.)

August 5-9

STEAM Camp II

August 5-9, 2024 | 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Teresa Denmark | $170 (includes $10 supply fee)

Rising 3rd-6th grades

Come explore science, technology, engineering, art and math! Campers will explore and learn more about the world around them through an exciting week of designing, creating, testing, and learning through a variety of hands-on activities.  Examples of what to expect include 3D printing, coding, reactive chemistry, model rocket building and launching, and much more.

Beat the Heat Soccer Camp II

August 5-8, 2024 | 6:00-9:00 p.m. | Adam Schwartz | $140 

Rising 1st-9th grades

The WCDS Soccer program has never been stronger, and there isn't a more beautiful setting to play soccer with your best friends than Kennedy Field at night! One of the most popular camps of the summer, Beat the Heat Soccer Camp will certainly fill up with two great weeks of camp! This unique camp will be played "Under the Lights,” and the Brazilian music will be rocking once again this summer. Head Coach Adam Schwartz, four-time State and 11-time Region Coach of the Year, and his staff of current players and alumni will be ready to show all of the up-and-coming soccer stars what “Strength and Honor" really means. Campers who sign up for both soccer camps will receive a colored Select soccer ball, and all campers will have chances to win special soccer prizes in daily competitions. This camp is open to boys and girls with all skill levels who are excited to have fun and learn from some of the best players in Westchester's storied soccer history! This camp is Monday-Thursday ONLY.


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