Dawson is very excited to announce the launch of our 2023 summer camp program! Dawson Summer Camp will offer a variety of unique adventures for rising Early Childhood through eighth-grade students. 

Our camp is open to the general public for students entering kindergarten through grade eight for the 2023-2024 school year. 

*There is no camp available from July 3-7.

Summer Camp FAQs

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  • Who Can Register For Dawson Summer Programs?

    Our camp is open to any students entering kindergarten through grade eight for the 2023-2024 school year. 

    Dawson Early Childhood students enrolled for the 2023-2024 school year are also eligible to attend.
  • How Much Does It Cost?

    The average cost for a full week of camp is $480. Specific rates vary. 
  • When Can I Sign Up?

    Pre-registration is available at the Summer Camp Preview Fair on Thursday, March 23. Priority registration opens for current Dawson families on Wednesday, March 29. General registration opens for the general public on Friday, March 31.
  • How Many Sessions Can My Student Attend?

    Students can enroll in one camp per week. They are welcome to register for the same camp for multiple weeks, or sign up for different ones.
  • Is Food Provided in the Summer Program Fee?

    Daily lunch and healthy snacks are provided by SAGE Dining and included in the camp tuition.
  • What's Your Cancellation or Withdrawal Policy?

    Dawson reserves the right to cancel any program that does not reach an acceptable enrollment level. If Dawson cancels a program, the complete registration fee will be refunded.

    The registration fee is refundable if a written/email notice of registration cancellation is received by the School at least 30 days before the start of a session.

    Unacceptable conduct by an attendee may result in dismissal without a refund.

    For Dawson Families: Cancellations will be credited to your account and can be used for any Summer Camp, BASE After-School Enrichment Program, or After-Care.
  • Do You Have Extended Childcare?

    Yes. Before-care is from 7-8:15 a.m. and after-care is from 2-6 p.m.
  • Does My Student Need To Wear Their Uniform?

    Uniforms are not required during Summer Camp. Students may wear free dress and are encouraged to wear the Dawson Summer Camp t-shirt included with tuition. Clothing with inappropriate and/or offensive messages or graphics is not permitted.
  • Are Electronic Devices Permitted at Summer Programs?

    Electronic devices should be left at home. Cell phones are welcome but should remain in the student's backpack during Summer Camp hours and lunch. Dawson is not responsible for lost, stolen, or broken devices.
  • What is the Health & Safety Protocol?

    Please read the following guidelines when considering whether or not to send your child(ren) to camp.
    Consider keeping your child(ren) at home for a day of rest and observation if they have any of the following symptoms*:
    • Very stuffy or runny nose and/or a persistent cough
    • Mild sore throat (no fever and no known exposure to strep)
    • Headache
    • Mild stomach ache
    (*If these symptoms prevent them from participating in class and school activities.)
    Keep your child(ren) at home for treatment and observation if they have any of these symptoms, and seek further evaluation as needed by your physician as symptoms persist:
    • Students experiencing symptoms similar to COVID-19 but related to another illness (flu, strep throat, etc.) should stay home until they are fever-free and symptom-free for at least 72 hours or cleared by a physician with a physician's note.
    • Vomiting and/or diarrhea: Your child may return to school only after 24 hours have passed without any vomiting and/or diarrhea. 
    • General malaise or feelings of fatigue, discomfort, weakness, or muscle aches
    • Frequent, congested or croupy cough
    • You think your child may be contagious to other children
    • Your child is not feeling well enough to participate in class or school activities

Summer Camp Contact Information

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The Alexander Dawson School

The Alexander Dawson School at Rainbow Mountain, an independent school located on 33-acres in the community of Summerlin, is Nevada’s first Stanford University Challenge Success partner school for students in early childhood through grade eight. Utilizing the unique Challenge Success framework, Dawson uses research-based strategies and programs that emphasize student academics, wellbeing, and a healthy school-life balance to create more engaged, motivated, and resilient learners and leaders. At Dawson, students achieve their individual potential while savoring life and meeting the challenges of the world.