Summer Camp 2020 at Mountain Island Day
Camp Hours: 7:00am-6:30pm, M-F 704-777-3374 For Kids from all schools and all locations
Summer Camp is offered by Early Beginnings CDC on the Mountain Island Day campus
and is open to students from ANY school, 5yr/Kindergarten through 8th Grades.
(Campus Location: 1209 Little Rock Road, Charlotte, NC 28214)
EB at MID Summer Program Overview
2020 Summer Camp Details
Early Beginnings operates it's School Age Program, which includes Before/After School Childcare and Summer Camp on the Mountain Island Day campus. This campus allows for classes, field trips, playgrounds and a central location to many different areas and attractions around Charlotte.
For over 14 years Early Beginnings has celebrated the joy of summer with local families, and has held Summer Camp at MID since Early Beginnings founded MID in 2009. Summer Camp begins the first day school is out and continues until the first day of the next school year. Each summer program has a main theme with weekly sub themes and classes are divided into five different age groups.
Every week includes water activities, art projects, games, activities, age appropriate field trips and good-ol' fashion fun. A morning and afternoon light snack are included in tuition.
** Special Covid safety measures are in place until further notice**
We no longer have "Traditional" and "Need-based" categories or an upfront summer Activity Fee. For 2020:
You choose the weeks you need summer camp and pay only for those weeks.
You pay an Activity Fee only on the weeks you attend.
You choose Full Time (M-F) or 3 day (T/W/TR) summer fun.
At the time of registration, you choose your camp format (5 day or 3 day) and the weeks you will attend. Then, you are invoiced for that week one week prior to attendance.
- Payment for the week's tuition and activity fee must be received by 12:00 pm Friday prior to the requested week in order to attend the following week.
- A two week notice is required to move or cancel a scheduled week.
Climb aboard the Summer Express as we head off to destinations of fun, imagination, activity, friendships and faith! Every two weeks our Express will stop at a different location where we learn about the land, the people and the animals of that area, all while exploring our faith in God and our world around us.
Each "location" is hosted by a "spirit animal" who will guide us through activities of science, art, games, fun and devotions. (Every week includes spray grounds, pool or boomerang bay depending on the particular age group, field trips and a VBS theme)
Holiday Express Pre-Camp Week June 1st – 5th
Before "going abroad", campers go to North Carolina's Music Hall of Fame, Charlotte’s Museum of History & to RL Smith Park. They will make gingerbread houses in cooking, cinnamon ornaments in art, explore solutions, suspensions and mixes in science and run through obstacle courses in sports/movement. John 3:16
California #1: June Madness June 8th – 12th
June juggling water madness! Support your favorite college basketball team with a fun water twist, we will take it to the courts at Hornets Nest park to learn more about basketball then have a picnic lunch! Make fresh fruit cups in cooking, make your favorite team’s pennant or pompoms for basketball day at the park in art and learn about gravity with balls in science. Acts 9:1-9
California #2: Transportation June 15th – 19th
Transportation week will begin with campers bringing their bikes or roller blades to share and learn about safety. We will visit the Transportation Museum in Salisbury.During cooking we’ll make our VBS train car snacks, and in art campers will make fingerprint trains to model magic trains. Philippians 4:13
Panama: The Great Outdoors June 22nd – 26th
Campers will learn about this week’s mascot Ava the Red Tailed Hawk when we visit Latta’s Rapture center. K through Middle School will go to Dan Nicholas Park while Rising-K goes to Clark’s Creek Spray Park. Campers will make mountains and layer soil in science, God’s Eyes will be weaved in art, and bagel tunnels made in cooking. Acts 27
America: Patriotic Party June 29th – July 2nd
We will have a cookout, a parade with campers' decorated bikes, decorations made in art and will make a splash with water huge inflatables on campus! Red, white & blue parfaits as well as fruit cups for our cookout is what the campers will make in cooking. We’ll discover how to make colors move during science.Psalm 31:34
Colorado #1: World of Sports July 6th – 10th
Our K – Middle School campers will tour the Panthers Stadium. Everyone makes a stop at Shuffletown Park this week. During science we will explore road ice-melt, cold hands, and how frost forms. In art we will make colored play dough, and in cooking we will make tasty football treats for snack. Acts 3:1-4:31
Colorado #2: Animals in the Wild July 13th – 17th
Jumping on a giant pillow and panning for gems at Kersey Valley is one of the adventures K–MS will have this week while Rising-K is at Ray’s Splash Planet. Cooling down and relaxing at the pool is a staple for the K–MS! Everyone will go to play at Coulwood Park and have a picnic lunch at the end of the week. We’ll make coal crunch bars, clothespin animals and string ice during specials. Isaiah 40:20
British Columbia #1: Weird Science July 20th – 24th
Bricks 4 Kidz is coming for all campers to create with Legos. “How do fish float?” and “will it sink or float?” are some of things campers will learn about this week. During cooking we will learn about what a Seder Meal is and art will be Easter crafts. All activities are part of our VBS theme for this week. Matthew 26:17-28:10
British Columbia #2: Cooking Cuisine July 27th – 31st
Here we come CiCi’s Pizza!! All campers will get to make their own pizza and tour the CiCi’s Kitchen! K –MS go to Pineville Ice House and Rising-K hit Latta Spray Park. Puffy painting in art, making snow in science and making a melody of fish for snack in cooking will keep us busy this week! Romans 8:11
Wyoming: Creative Arts August 3rd – 7th
Disappearing colors, 3D shapes, and visiting the Mint Museum are some of the things campers will do this week. Learning about baseball vs softball at North Mecklenburg Park for all, and cooling down at the pool for K – MS while Pre K goes to Nevin Spray Park are just a few things going on. In cooking, Summer Express Pretzels for snack is sure to please all! Acts 2:42-47
Idaho: End of Summer JAM! August 10th – 14th
Busy, busy, busy for all with Water Field-Day on campus, and off to Lazy 5 Ranch. Our K – MS campers will head off to Freedom Park for a summers end picnic and fun!! Making ice cream in-a-bag in cooking, summer finger/hand print painting in art, and pool vs ocean in science this week. John 15:12
North Carolina: Mystery Week August 17th – 21st
Loads of fresh air and fun to get ready for the Summer Express to end! We will go to Hornets Nest Park, the pool, and Nevin Park for picnics.Everyone will get fit with Team Replays, get fun with art that's All About Me, and get smart in science looking at heat and motion.
2020 Summer Camp Weekly Tuition
** Early Bird Special-- Enroll by May 19th for 10% off **
Per Week Pricing
Full-Time 5 Days per week (M-F) Tuition *Activity Fee
Rising 5 year old Kindergartners ...............$145.00**..............$15.00
Rising 1st grade - 8th grade ......................$130.00.................$15.00
Part-Time 3 Days per week (T/W/TR)
Rising 5 year old Kindergartners ..............$100.00**..............$15.00
Rising 1st grade - 8th grade .....................$ 90.00.................$15.00
Sibling discount: 10% off tuition for each sibling after the youngest.
* The Activity Fee pays for trip admissions and costs, as well as costs associated with activities on campus. (*see adjustments pop-up box)
** Rising Kindergartners have a higher tuition rate because we maintain a higher teacher/child ratio due to their age.
- Campers in rising 5th grade and up will not be going to Carowinds weekly this year, so their Activity Fee is the same as other age groups and it is not required to buy a pass. (*see adjustments pop-up box)
- Once camp begins you may not change Tuition plans. You may shift a week you signed up for if done in advance.
(Campers may be asked to bring in recycled items to use during camp for crafts as well. Examples: cereal boxes, coke bottles, toilet paper holders, boxes, etc.)
To aid in COVID-19 efforts, all registration and payments may be completed online.
To Enroll in Summer Camp 2020
and confirm your ticket on the Summer Express:
Complete ONLINE the:
Deposit Payment (in the Registration Form) and the
Policy Agreement Form
by clicking each button below.
If you are unable to Register and Pay online, you can print the forms, complete and return them to campus with your first week's tuition and activity fee. (We recommend Online)
In the amazing world of 2020
we have adjusted our enrollment and tuition procedures to help families find a simple and affordable Summer Camp that meets your needs.
Online Registration Forms
Printable Registration Forms
For questions or assistance,
call the Summer Camp Director
at 704-777-3374 or email her at