Montessori Themed Camp for School Age
Week 1 THE LEGO CHALLENGE / SWIM LESSONS
Playing with LEGOs promotes math, engineering, and creativity! Campers will explore various building challenges using a variety of LEGOs. They will read and follow diagrams to build LEGO creations as well as learn to plan and construct their own creations.
Week 2 - FITNESS & FUN / SWIM LESSONS
Campers will explore their bodies’ potential as they participate in games and exercises that promote fitness and health! A teacher from Evolve Yoga, Ms. Kathy, will lead campers through a variety of yoga poses, breathing exercises, and self-calming techniques. This camp will include a full-day hike and swim at Calvert Cliffs.
Week 3 - CRITTERS AND CREATURES / SWIM LESSONS
Campers will have a chance to get close and personal with a variety of critters and creatures in our environment! This camp will include two special visitors from My Reptile Guys as well as Raptor’s Eye!
Week 4 - SPACE CAMP / SWIM LESSONS
Let’s get ready to explore beyond this world! Campers will have a chance to discover interesting facts about outer space as they learn to navigate a variety of virtual platforms about space. Friends will choose a specific subject to explore and present their findings at the end of the week. This camp will include an overnight campout in the meadow on Friday.
Week 5 - MOVIN’ TO THE MUSIC
Campers will make music through interactive activities in a fun and creative environment. They will participate in dance and movement games while experimenting with a variety of musical instruments. Ms. Sheila, from SoMarDrummers, will lead campers in a drum circle as they explore the importance of rhythm.
Week 6 - PAINTING LIKE A MASTER
There are no limits to creativity! Campers will learn painting and drawing techniques as they explore a variety of tools and mediums in an art class led by Ms. Jamie from Just Paint Now. They will use those skills to complete a weeklong art project of their choice.
Week 7 - COOKING WITH NONI
Campers will learn the basics of cooking and gain confidence around the kitchen as they plan, prepare, and taste a variety of individually portioned meals in a class led by Ms. Voni “Noni”. Cooking and baking techniques, vocabulary, and proper use of kitchen utensils will be explored. This camp will include a trip to a local Farmer’s Market.
Week 8 - STEM / JR. ENGINEERS
Campers will learn the basics of engineering and architecture by using different materials to plan and build steady structures. Bay’s STEM teacher, Ms. Allison, will lead campers through fun and safe engineering activities. Parents are invited to come to share their experience in the engineering field!
Week 9 - WOODWORKING
A variety of basic woodworking tools will be presented to the campers with lessons on safe and proper handling. Campers will be able to create several small wooden projects during this week. This camp will include a day visit and swim at Jefferson-Patterson Park.
Week 10 - DRAMA
Campers will go on a creative journey as they express and discover themselves using a variety of visual and performing art forms. A local drama teacher, Ms. Megan, will lead campers through self-inspired adventures and activities.
Week 11 - COMMUNITY WORKERS
Campers will learn about the importance of community and explore the jobs and skills needed to sustain a successful community. This camp will include several special visitors from our local community workers. Parents are also invited to come to share about the importance of their jobs!