NEW! Enriching Afternoons at Cheekwood

Enriching Afternoons at Cheekwood

NEW! Enriching Afternoons at Cheekwood

Summer Camp at Cheekwood

Weekly, August 10 – September 4
1:00 – 5:00 PM
Grades K-4
$200/week for members, $250/week for non-members

After a morning of virtual learning, come to Cheekwood for an afternoon of literacy, wellness, art, and gardens. Students will spend time putting their core curriculum lessons to use in a distinctly Cheekwood way. With a different combination of the four subjects every day, students may find themselves reading or journaling in the PNC Living Library, learning about the plants and pollinators across the gardens, creating original works of art, and doing yoga or meditation on The Carell Trail. Let Cheekwood’s educators help make learning come alive!

Sample afternoon schedule (please note that activities will change daily):

  • 1:00 – 1:10 PM | Arrival round 1 
  • 1:10 – 1:30 PM | Yoga on the Swan Lawn 
  • 1:30 – 2:00 PM| Art project/journaling activity
  • 2:00 – 2:10 PM | Arrival round 2 
  • 2:10 – 3:00 PM | Story/reading time and related art activity 
  • 3:00 – 3:15 PM | Snack break 
  • 3:15 – 4:00 PM | Plant science activity 
  • 4:00 – 4:30 PM | Nature Journaling and garden exploration
  • 4:30 – 4:45 PM | Closing meditation
  • 4:45 – 5:00 PM | Pick up 

Students are welcome to bring their own books for reading time and a yoga mat. Please also provide a nut-free snack and refillable water bottle. Students are asked to eat lunch before arriving at Cheekwood. We are offering two drop off times to accommodate school schedules. Once you register, please email education@cheekwood.org with your expected drop off time.


Please note that children will be expected to wear a mask at all times. Outside opportunities with social distancing will be offered to provide a break. Hand sanitizer and sinks for hand washing will be available in the classroom spaces. Each student will be given a bag with supplies at the beginning of each week. Students will be screened daily, using temperature checks and the following questions:

Have you/Has your child been in contact with a person with a confirmed case of COVID-19?

Are you/Is your child experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms such as a cough, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, sore throat or loss of taste or smell?

Have you/Has your child had a fever in the last 48 hours?

Important COVID-19 Information For Guardians


Register for Enriching Afternoons at Cheekwood

SOLD OUT – August 10 – 14  SOLD OUT – August 17 – 21  Sold Out – August 24 – 28  Sold out – August 31 – September 4

48-Hour Illness Policy

Your child must remain free of fever or vomiting for 48 hours before returning to Cheekwood. The 48 hours begins when your child last vomits or when the fever has broken and remains in a normal range. Refunds will not be issued for missed days in the event of illness.

Special Needs

Cheekwood will make every attempt to serve children who require special attention or consideration. As we are not a special needs program, there may be some needs that we are unable to meet. We have a policy not to accept students whose needs are beyond our training or capabilities. If your child has a special need or a life threatening allergy, please contact the Education Department at 615-353-9827 to discuss their needs before registering. We want to prepare the staff and teachers in advance so that we can make your child’s experience the best and safest it can be. Camper Aids must be at least 18 years or older.

Wait List

An online wait list enables parents to add their student(s) to an electronic wait list when they encounter a camp that is full. Cheekwood staff will manage the process by contacting parents if spots become available.

Wait List

Cancellation Policy

You may cancel your child’s registration up to 1 week before the first day of the program week. A $35 administrative fee per child per week will be assessed for all changes and cancellations. Registration changes and/or cancellations cannot be completed online. Please email education@cheekwood.org or call 615-353-9827 to cancel your registration. Programs cancelled less than 1 week before the start date are not eligible for refunds.

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