Camp Schedule

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The following schedule is provided to allow parents an idea of how the child’s day is structured. Times are approximate as on beautiful weather days we may choose to stay outdoors a little longer, while on overly hot days we may move back indoors for some fun gym activities or free play. As much as possible in the summer we try to get outside. We may have snack outdoors, do outdoor arts and crafts, or have our Yoga class outside. We love summer!

7:00-8:00 am Supervised free play for all ages. Children are free to play with the classroom toys while enjoying the company of their early morning friends. Activities are supervised by our senior camp staff. The child may bring a breakfast snack to eat during this time. Between 7:45 to 8:00am children will be met by their camp teachers and go to their respective classrooms.
8:00-9:30 am Activities in the classrooms. Games are organized by the camp teachers. Every week has a special theme around which there will be stories, games, arts and crafts, and other activities. Emphasis is on socializing with our friends while playing fun camp games.
9:30-9:45 am Big circle time. A group activity where we can sing, dance, or have a story time or discussion. At the end of big circle we will wash our hands before snack.
9:45-10:15 am Snack time. At camp snack time may be indoors or picnic snack outdoors. Snack is sent from home and must be free of all traces of peanuts or tree nuts.
10:15-11:30 am Outdoor play time where we can explore the big playground, play creative games with our friends, or participate in organized camp games with our camp teachers. If weather does not permit outdoor play, games and active play will be held indoors.
11:30 am-12:45 pm Lunch time. A tasty, nutritious home-made lunch is prepared in-house using the best ingredients. The lunch menu is provided with our weekly camp calendars.
12:45-2:15 pm (approximately) Nap time for younger children. After lunch we may have some quiet activities for older children or continuation of outdoor play, and activities with our specialists.
Afternoon activities (after nap to about 4pm) After nap we will continue with classroom games and crafts as well as our activity with one of our specialists.
Activity with our specialists (every day there will be one specialist)
Times are approximate and depend on the activity:
1:30 to 2:00 – Senior campers (ages 6 to 8)
2:00 to 2:30 – 4 1⁄2 to 5 year olds
2:30 to 3:00 – 3 1⁄2 to 4 1⁄2 year olds
3:00 to 3:30– 1 1⁄2 to 2 1⁄2 year olds
3:30 to 4:00 – 2 1⁄2 to 3 year olds

Activities are one of: Yoga, Science discovery, Reptile visits, Magic show, Clown show, Music concert, Baking class, gardening class, introduction to dance and fitness, Karate.

Circle time and afternoon snack: As in the morning we get together for a “Big circle” group activity, followed by our snack. Snack is eaten just before or just after our activity with our specialist.
4:00-6:00 pm (approximately) Note: After 6pm there is a late fee of $1.00 per minute, payable to the teacher in charge: Outdoor play time. Games such as mini-golf, “pavement” hockey, badminton, relay races and other fun activities are organized outdoors for our campers. In case of rain, activities will take place indoors. On hot days we will have “water play” (running through the sprinklers and playing in the wading pools) so campers are asked to bring a bathing suit and towel to keep in their cubby.

 

Swimming Lesson Days (for registered children)

9:00-9:20 am Snack
9:30 am Bus leaves for the pool
10:15-11:45 am Swimming lessons
11:45-11:15 am Free play in the wading pool
11:30 am  Bus returns to Montessori