Montessori Themed Camp for School Age
WEEK 1 [6/13-17] MUSIC THEORY & RHYTHM
Campers will make music through interactive activities in a fun and creative environment led by our music teacher, Ms. Emma. They will participate in games and activities that teach theory 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 2 [6/20-24] BIRD WATCHERS
Campers will get a chance to get close and personal with nature as they learn about and observe local birds in our environment. A special visitor from Raptor’s Eye will bring a variety of birds for children to explore. This camp will include a full day hike and swim at Calvert Cliffs and allow children to engage in bird watching!
WEEK 3 [6/27-7/1] DRAMA – SHOW YOURSELF!
Drama opens possibilities for us to express ourselves and share our thoughts and feelings with the world! Campers will participate in games, activities, and exercises led by our drama teacher, Ms. Ariel. They will explore movement, improvisation, spatial awareness, teamwork, collaboration, and storytelling. This camp will include an overnight campout in the meadow and a short play will be performed by campers Friday evening.
WEEK 4 [7/4-8] 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 individual 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 5 [7/11-15] CAKE DECORATING
Campers will explore the art of cake decorating in a class led by Ms. Erin. They will learn and practice important skills such as layering, trimming, adding supports, and creating various designs with icing. This camp will include a take-home decorated treat!
WEEK 6 [7/18-22] NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN EXPERIENCE
Campers will learn about prominent Indian tribes in the Southern Maryland area and what their daily lives were like. They will learn about hunting, foraging, clay tool making, housing, Indian trade and more in a class led by Ms. Anna. Campers will use the information they learn to forage in the meadow, build and maintain a fire, make tools from clay, build housing structures, and find real trading items used by the Indians. This camp will include a trip to Historic St. Mary’s City for a tour of their Indian exhibits.
WEEK 7 [7/25-29] 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 share about their experience in the engineering field!
WEEK 8 [8/1-5] YOGA & FITNESS
Campers will explore their bodies’ potential as they participate in games and exercises that promote fitness and health! A teacher from Peaktop Wellness, Ms. Amanda will lead campers through a variety of yoga poses, breathing exercises and self-calming techniques.
WEEK 9 [8/8-12] 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 to take home. They will also participate in large woodworking projects such as building a bench for our school!
WEEK 10 [8/15-19] CRAFTS WITH SEWING
Campers will explore the art of sewing as they make a variety of crafts with fabric, thread, buttons, and more! They will learn safe needle handling and proper threading as well as various stitching techniques. This class will be led by a crafts teacher, Ms. Cathy.