2016 Montessori Summer Camp
Top Hat Montessori accepts children ages 3 - 6 years for our Montessori Summer Camp. We offer a unique experience for all our summer campers, who will join our enrolled students in our Montessori Primary class. The teachers have lots of fun planned this summer, so give your child a taste of Montessori.
Each week, activities and visitors in the classroom will center on a different theme. With outdoor play to start the day, a variety of activities to explore during the day, and visitors coming in to share, your child will have a great summer camp experience.
We offer a morning option, which is from 8:30am until Noon. We also offer a full day program, where you can drop off your child any time between 6:30am and 8:30am, and pick up any time up to 6:30pm. Morning students receive a healthy morning snack, and full day students get breakfast, lunch, and morning and afternoon snacks.Each day will follow this general schedule:6:30 – 8:30am Breakfast and free play8:30 – 9:30am Outside play9:30am – Noon Morning work period in our Montessori classroom12 – 1pm Lunch1 – 3pm Nap for younger children; Afternoon work period for older students3 – 5pm Afternoon activities, which will vary by day5 – 6:30pm Outside play
- Life Cycles, June 20 – 24 Children will watch chicks hatch, learning about their developmental stages. Other life cycles explored will include bugs, frogs, and butterflies.
- Jobs, June 27 – July 1 Visits from Police Officers and Fire Fighters excite the imagination as children learn about jobs, including Parent. Make a chef’s hat and other uniforms.
- Solar System, July 5 – 8 4 days only due to July 4 Holiday Learn about planets and stars, and how the Earth’s rotation makes a day, and its orbit makes a year. Make a model solar system.
- Food, July 11 – 15 Your child will prepare fruits and vegetables, and will make baked goods while learning about nutrition. We will use the USDA “My Plate” and Food Pyramid materials.
- Australia, July 18 – 22 Explore the continent of Australia. Experience their culture, art and music. Through puzzles and art, learn the map and flag. See pictures of some of the unique land forms, plants, and animals of Australia.
- Europe, July 25 – 29 The Continent of Europe offers a wide variety of countries, languages, and cultures. Children will learn where the countries are, and will experience the sights and sounds of Europe.
- Plants and Animals, August 1 – 5 Young children like to know how everything fits together. They will love learning about all the different types of plants and animals, and how scientists classify them. The Animal Shelter will come to talk about pets.
- Dinosaurs, August 8 – 12 So many children are fascinated by dinosaurs. They will learn a bit about the history of dinosaurs, the names of some common dinosaurs. Digging up fossils is a hands-on project to learn about archeology.
- Oceans, August 15 – 19 Many children have been to the beach, but may not know much about the oceans. They will learn the names of the oceans, and some of the animals and plants that live in them.
- Art, August 22 – 26 Through observation and hands-on projects, children will learn some of the major movements in art and some of the most famous artists from Europe and the U.S.
Summer Camp RegistrationThere are ten weekly sessions, from June 20 through August 26. Each child must pay a $50 deposit to reserve their space. Half day students pay $234 per week, while full day students pay $389.
To register, please complete the form below. We will email you an invoice for the $50 per child non-refundable deposit, which is due immediately to hold your child’s place. Required forms will be sent once the invoice is paid and must be completed and returned by the Friday before your child’s first week of camp. Weekly camp tuition is due by noon each Monday. Your deposit will be applied to your first week of camp.* Required