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Girls First Junior

Not quite ready for Girls First? This is the program for you! Designed for rising 5th-6th grade girls, Girls First Junior can show you what Madeira is all about through and immersive week-long day camp program. Make new friends as you discover a topic of interest, gain new skills, obtain real-life experience, build confidence and leadership, and participate in traditional camp activities.

Summer 2019 Session Dates

Sessions Grades Dates Cost
Girls First Junior Rising 5-6 August 5-9 $550

Camp Open House

Sunday, June 2, 10 am-2 pm

Drop in anytime between 10 and 2 to tour campus, meet the staff, and shop the camp store! 

Program Details

To learn more, select a category below: 

Hours & Location
  • All Girls First Junior programs happen on the grounds of the Madeira campus. 
  • Drop-off begins at 8:30 am. We do not offer before-camp care. Please do not drop your camper off prior to 8:30 am as there will be no staff to greet them. Camper programming starts at 9:00 am. A camper is marked absent beginning at 9:15 am.
  • Pick-up begins at 3:15 pm. A camper is marked as late pick up starting at 3:45 pm. If you are late picking up your camper he/she will be sent to Extended Day and you will be charged the daily Extended Day rate of $35 per camper. 
  • Families have the option of enrolling in the Extended Day program. Campers in Extended Day can be picked up any time between 3:30 pm and 6:00 pm.

Detailed drop off and pick up instructions will be emailed to you prior to the start of camp. 

Our Policies

Payment & Cancellation

  • A $150 per-camper, per session deposit is required to secure your spot at camp. This deposit goes towards your camp tuition. In addition, a one-time $30 processing fee is due for each camper at the time of registration. All deposits and registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable
  • There are three options to pay the remaining tuition balance:
    • Pay full balance at time of registration
    • Pay the balance in equal installments, with full payment due May 1
    • Pay full balance any time by May 1
  • Full payment is due by May 1 for registrations made prior to May 1
  • Full payment is due at the time of registration for all registrations made after May 1
  • Summer at Madeira reserves the right ot charge the credit card on file for any outstanding balances

Cancellations & Withdrawls

  • If a registration is withdrawn prior to May 1, all payments except the deposit and registration fee will be refunded. Refunds will not be given for withdrawals or changes in status after May 1
  • Summer at Madeira reserves the right to cancel any camp. Should this occur, registered families will receive a full refund for the canceled camp, including their deposit.

Health & Medication


  • All campers must submit the appropriate health and medication forms prior to their arrival at camp. Campers who arrive at camp without these forms may be asked to return once their forms are completed. There are no refunds for days missed due to insufficiant or missing forms.
  • All camper forms and forms from doctors offices must be submitted to the Madeira health team in English. At this time, we are unable to accept forms in any other language. 


  • If your child has been prescribed medication she will need to bring onto the Madeira campus, you must complete the appropriate Care and Consent form, located under the forms tab.
  • All prescription medications must come to camp in their original pharmacy container, with the prescribing label attached. Please make sure your medication has not expired, as it will not be accepted.
  • The Madeira Health and Wellness Center is stocked with over-the-counter medications; therefore campers should NOT bring medications such as Acetaminophen (e.g. Tylenol), Ibuprofen (e.g. Advil), Diphenhydramine (e.g. Benadryl), Antibiotic Ointment (e.g. Neosporin), and TUMS to camp. The Health Center will contact the parents/guardian directly to obtain permission to dispense over-the-counter medications to the camper if necessary.
  • No camper may carry, keep, or dispense for herself or any other camper any prescription or over-the-counter medications.
  • Non-compliance with this policy may result in dismissal from camp.


  • Even though school is out and camp is on, head lice do NOT take a vacation. Please continue to be vigilant and check your child’s head prior to their arrival at camp. 
  • If your child has lice, she may not return to camp until treated and all nits are removed. Upon returning to camp, the camp nurse must verify that there are no nits in order for the camper to return to camp. Refunds are not issued for days missed due to head lice.

Sick Camper

  • Campers should not be sent to camp if she is sick, including but not limited to: eye infection, diarrhea, vomiting, severe sore throat, bad cough, fever and/or skin rash. If a camper develops any of these symptoms she should not come to camp. 
  • Campers may return to camp no sooner than 24 hours after last episode of diarrhea, vomiting, or fever.  Fever is defined as 100.0 F.  Temperature must be taken 24 hours after last dose of fever-reducing medication.  
  • A camper requiring any form of antibiotic treatment must refrain from attending camp programs for the first 24 hours of this treatment.  We reserve the right to require a note from your camper’s healthcare provider indicating she is no longer contagious prior to your camper’s return to camp programs.
  • For the safety and well-being of our camp community, campers presenting with any indication of communicable illness are forbidden from participating in camp-related activities and are required to be immediately picked up from camp. Refunds are not issued for days missed due to illness.

Behavior Expectations

  • Campers' attitude and behavior are critical for the sucess and enjoyment of summer camp. It is important that all campers agree to abide by the following:
    • Innaprorpriate language or behavior will not be tolerated at camp. This includes but is not limited to: the use of swear words, derogatory statements or gestures, refusing to follow safety instructions as outlined by the camp staff, defacing or inappropriately using Madeira property including buildings, supplies, and equipment, and any other behavior that could cause harm to onself, another camper, or Summer at Madeira staff.  
    • Intentionally harming or bulling another camper either physically or emotionally may result in immediate dismissal from camp. Parents will be notified by phone to assist in helping the camper to make more positive choices. If behavior does not improve, the child will be asked to leave camp. If a child is dismissed from camp as described, families understand that they are not entitled to and will not receive a refund.
    • Any use of tobacco, alcohol, or drugs will result in immediate dismissal from camp.
    • Cell phones, laptops, tablets, electronic games, MP3 players, etc. are not allowed at camp. Our goal is for girls to disconnect. Camers should leave their phones at home, however, should they need to bring them, they will need to check them in with the program office at the beginning of camp daily. Phones will be stored in a locked, safe location. Campers who take classes that require the use of computers, will have access to Madeira computers and laptops to be used for educational purposes only. Summer at Madeira is not responsible for any belongings that are lost, stolen or damaged. It is our recommendation that you ensure these items are left at home.
  • In the event that a camper violates these terms, we reserve the right to dismiss the camper. As a result, the camper would forfiet all registration fees. 
Health & Safety
  • Camper health and safety are our top priority.
  • We have a 14 bed Health and Wellness Center staffed by nurses who are available on call 24-hours a day when the Health Center is closed.
  • 24-hour campus security and a gated entrance.
  • For Health Forms and Medication information click here
Life at Girls First Junior

A Typical Day

9:00 AM

  • Morning Meeting at the Student Center

9:10 am - 12:00 pm 

  • Morning classes

12 - 12:30 PM

  • Lunch together in the Dining Hall

12:30 - 1:30 pm

  • Girl Power Academy

1:30 - 2:30 pm

  • Afternoon Activities/Classes

2:30 - 3:00 pm

  • Keeping Fit/Mindfulness/Relaxation

3:00 - 3:15 pm

  • All Camp Meeting and Dismissal


  • Our staff are highly trained both in the classroom and in their respective fields. They serve as mentors to help girls achieve their full potential.
  • Represent the achievement of women in their academic field, helping girls see the many contributions of women in that area of study
  • Passion for their subject matter goes beyond the classroom
Course Offerings
  • Girls focus on one area to study through experiential learning, hands on discovery, and real world challenges. Each class is a mix of individual and small-group projects, under the expert guidance of one of our trained educators.
  • For more detailed information on the 2019 Course Offerings, click here.
Snack & Lunch


  • One mid-morning nut/peanut free snack is provided for each camper. Snacks are things such as goldfish crackers, pretzels, nutrigrain bars, popcorn, etc. 
  • Campers enrolled in Extended Day are provided with one late-afternoon nut/peanut free snack. 
  • Campers with allergies or dietary restrictions may opt to bring their own morning snack. Please contact the camp director if brininging your own snack.


  • Everyone eats lunch together in the Madiera dining hall; lunch is supervised at all times by Girls First staff and admin. 
  • Campers may bring their own bagged lunch, or can opt to purchase a lunch plan. The lunch plan is $30 per camper, and offers healthy and delicious choices daily, including a vegetarian option. If you are interested in the lunch plan, and your camper has dietary needs you'd like to discuss, please contact the camp director.
  • The Madeira School is not a nut-free campus

We make every effort to accomodate your childs' dietary needs. Please indicate any allergies or food aversions on your camper forms so we may plan.

Thursday Night Fun
  • On Thursday, girls are invited to stay for some evening fun! Along with thier counselors, girls will enjoy games and activities followed by dinner and s'mores as they continue to bond with friends until 8:00 p.m.
  • The Thursday late-night is optional for campers to participate, and included in the cost of camp. Dinner and activities are provided at no additional fee.

Girls First Junior Extras



Campers may bring their own bagged lunch, or can opt to purchase a lunch plan. Campers purchasing lunch enjoy hot lunch from the Madeira dining hall. All campers eat together in a shared space.

$30 per session 


Extended Day

Monday-Thursday, 3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

For a little extra time at camp, join us at Extended Day. This optional program is a time for campers to relax with their friends and participate in different activities like crafts, games, building challenges, swimming, or a movie. Note: On Friday, all girls are invited to stay on campus until 8:00 pm as part of their camp program.

$150 per session

$35 daily drop-in rate