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We are excited to introduce Camp AOS!

Camp AOS will run June 3-July 26, 2019. It is designed for students 3 years old through 8th grade. Our diverse program includes day camp, specialty camps, and partnerships with teaching professionals which will offer new challenges, old traditions, and endless fun! All of our programs will provide enriching experiences for students, friends, and neighbors in our community.


Camp AOS highlights include:

  • Faculty-led courses
  • Specialty camps such as archery, fencing, parkour, ceramics, and golf
  • STEAM-based programs including entrepreneurship, circuitry, and drones
  • Day camp which includes free swim at St. Thomas University
  • Partnership programs with Writers in the Schools and Rice University School Mathematics Project

To view our complete Camp AOS offering, see our camp catalog


Camp AOS Session Dates

Session 1: June 3-7, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM*
Session 2: June 10-14, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM*
Session 3: June 17-21, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM*
Session 4: June 24-28, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM*
Closed July 1-5
Session 5: July 8-12, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM*
Session 6: July 15-19, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM*
Session 7: July 22-26, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM*

*half-day options available


Camp AOS FAQs

List of 13 items.

  • What is Camp AOS?

    Camp AOS is a day camp for children 3 years old through 8th grade at Annunciation Orthodox School. It includes traditional day camp, specialty camps, and extended day schedule options.
  • What are the camp dates?

    Camp AOS runs June 3-July 26 and includes seven one-week sessions. Camp AOS is closed July 1-5.

    Session 1: June 3-7
    Session 2: June 10-14
    Session 3: June 17-21
    Session 4: June 24-28
    Closed July 1-5
    Session 5: July 8-12
    Session 6: July 15-19
    Session 7: July 22-26
     
  • What are the camp hours?

    Camp AOS operates from 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

    Camp Schedule
    7:00 - 9:00 AM: Morning Care
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Morning Camps
    12:00 - 12:30 PM: Lunch
    12:30 - 3:30 PM: Afternoon Camps
    3:30-6:00 PM: After Care
     
  • What does my camper do all day?

    Campers participate in a variety of activities throughout the day, all age-appropriate. Some of these activities include arts & crafts, STEAM projects, group games, a skill-building time based on the weekly theme, and a time for campers to choose their activity.

    For a complete schedule and list of camp offerings, check out our camp catalog.
  • What happens during morning care and after care?

    Campers attending morning care or after care will have the opportunity to participate in group games, arts & crafts, and spend time playing with friends in the gym and on the playground, just as they have in the previous summers. Parents may drop students off between 7:00 - 8:45 AM for morning care and pick-up between 3:45 - 6:00 PM for after care.  
  • Why is the day broken down into so many different options?

    By breaking up the schedule, we aim to serve the myriad of schedule needs of our families and to save our families some money if they don’t want their child to participate in the full program. Families are now able to pay only for the portion of the program in which their child participates.
  • What prompted the change to Camp AOS?

    Our goal is to continually evolve and improve in an effort to provide an amazing experience for our campers at a value price for our families. Following the 2018 summer camp program, AOS formed a focus group of previous summer camp families to help evaluate and inform the 2019 Camp AOS program. We will continue to monitor and evaluate the summer program by soliciting parent feedback through a survey at the close of camp.
  • What suggestions did the focus group provide that are being implemented this year?

    • Keep offering an option for campers to attend from 7:00 AM until 6:00 PM.
    • Keep offering fun field trips. (We’re even introducing some new, exciting ones!)
    • Keep the ability to sign-up for one-week sessions.
    • Introduce targeted middle school programming.
    • Introduce more STEAM programming.
    • Offer more specialty programs that students don’t have access to during the school year.
    • Eliminate the registration fee.
    • Make the specialty camps longer. (Previously, many only ran for an hour, which is not ideal for working parents.)
    • Provide community service opportunities for middle school campers.
  • Will the “feel” of Camp AOS be different from previous years?

    We will continue to reinforce and teach the same values that we do during the school year. Counselors will know every child on a personal level. Students will have free time to explore, play imaginative games with their friends, and participate in counselor-led group games based on weekly themes. Students will also attend field trips throughout the summer. Our aim is to help our campers grow, build relationships with one another, and to get the most out of camp, just as they have in the previous years.
  • Has the cost of camp changed?

    The answer to this is slightly complicated. When comparing the cost for a camper who will arrive at 7:00 AM and leave at 6:00 PM each day, the answer is “yes.” This price increase is roughly in line with annual increases over the last several years. These increases are made in order to keep up with the rising costs of running a summer camp.

    Now that we offer the flexibility of signing up for only the components of the day you want, however, the overall cost of Camp AOS will actually be lower for many families.

    When determining the cost of each camp component, we sought to keep increases at a minimum. The cost of morning care and after care is at the same rate as last summer's EDC camp. The cost of specialty camps did increase because students will now attend these camps for more hours each day when compared to previous summers. The specialty supplies and equipment each teaching professional provides also went into consideration when determining the cost of these camps.
  • I'm a current AOS parent, but I have another child that attends a different school. Can they attend Camp AOS?

    Yes! Now that we are open to families, friends, and neighbors, the whole family can come to Camp AOS!
  • My friend’s child wants to attend Camp AOS. Are they able to?

    Yes! Camp AOS is now open to our current families’ friends, family, and neighbors. We would love to have your friend’s child attend this summer!

    With that being said, our first priority will always be to serve the needs of current AOS families. We will always guarantee space in the Camp AOS Day Camp options for all of our current students.
  • Where do I drop off my child?

    For morning care, please park in one of the AOS parking lots and bring campers to the Lower School Entrance (on Kipling Street) between 7:00 AM - 8:45 AM.

    For camps beginning at 9:00 AM, we will run a carpool drop-off each morning between 8:45 - 9:00 AM.

    For camps beginning at 12:30 PM, we will run a carpool drop-off each afternoon between 12:15 - 12:30 PM.

    During carpool times, parents will not be required to park and walk campers in. However, you are welcome to do so. If parking, please park in one of the AOS parking lots and bring campers to the Lower School Entrance (on Kipling Street).
     

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Annunciation Orthodox School

3600 Yoakum Boulevard | Houston, TX 77006
Phone - (713) 470-5600 | Fax - (713) 470-5605