Fun-filled learning at VMPS
Our Summer Program is packed with fun-filled themes combined with Montessori Basics. We offer the weekly summer camps listed on this page for preschoolers and rising kindergarteners – 2nd graders. Each camp includes the following:
- A take-home “memory gift”
- A character-building element
- Loads of fun!
- There is no summer camp enrollment fee
- Full-time summer care available for 3-8 year olds for all 12 weeks of summer
- $130/week or $115/week for 8+ weeks (must enroll in 10-week summer camp – up to two vacation weeks refunded with advanced notice)
- Camps begin on May 30th and run for 10 weeks
- Full-time summer care begins on May 26th
- Payment is required upon registering and must arrive at our office within 5 business days to hold the spot(s); please contact us for more details
- Half-day, 10-week program or individual weeks
- Full-time summer care
5/30 – Outdoor Explorers
Let’s hit the trails! This camp is for advanced campers who can complete a 1-mile hike and spend 3 hours outdoors on 2 of the 4 days. We will learn how to take a safe hike, explore nature while practicing map-reading skills, collect items for our in-class nature table and have a picnic lunch/play in the fountain on the final day. (For 1/2 day campers we will meet at Allison Park in Baxter Village 2 of the 4 days.)
6/5 – Build It! Lego Week
Legos build more than cool cars and cupcake shops. Working with Legos can increase focus and attention span, develop creativity and sensorial skills, improve fine motor skills and a foster a child’s ability to follow picture instructions or a sequence. Legos build life skills that are applicable to work and play.
6/19 – KidzBop™ and Paintbrushes
Do you have a budding Monet or Picasso on your hands who also loves music? If so, this camp hits the right note! Students will paint to their heart’s – or their ears’ – content! Each day children will paint to a different genre of music by the fun and talented (and age-appropriate) group, KidzBop™!
6/12 – Dory™ Ocean Week
Dory™ suddenly remembers she has a family who may be looking for her and sets off on a cool adventure with two friends to find it, all the while problem-solving and persevering! Children will experiment with ocean objects that sink or float, write about ocean life in the movie and cool off with Fire Truck Friday!
6/26 – Calling All Superheroes!
Superheroes are helpful; superheroes are kind; superheroes are first-time listeners; superheroes put others first! This camp is designed to help girls and boys learn how to behave like a superhero. It’s for expert superheroes and for aspiring ones.
7/7 – Fun Friday (9 a.m. – 2 p.m.) – $45
This fun Friday will consist of arts and crafts, games, rock wall, indoor play structure and water play. Please send a lunch from home and a water bottle. Dress your child in a bathing suit under clothes and send a towel and shoes that can get wet. Campers must be potty-trained.
7/10 – Exploding Science!
If it fizzes, bubbles, pops, erupts, reacts or explodes – we’re doing it! Does your science-lover get a kick out of watching amazing things happen before his or her very eyes? We do, too!
7/17 – Clowning Around
Two words come to mind when we think of clowns – circus and carnival! Join our fun-filled camp loaded with carnival games, circus magic and funny photo ops.
7/24 – Community Workers Appreciation
Community workers keep us safe, healthy, sanitary and happy! The children will meet and greet community workers, learn about their experiences on the job and the importance of their roles as well as make crafts related to their industry. As if that wasn’t cool enough, children will finish the week with Fire Truck Friday!
7/31 – Ratatouille™ Cooking School
Gather ingredients, measure, scoop, pour, mix, bake, freeze, blend and enjoy! Campers will learn about food safety and how to make simple, healthy recipes as well as get to sample them – all to the theme of Ratatouille. Recipes include bread in a bag, homemade ice cream, ice pops and smoothies. We’ll use organic ingredients from our garden in addition to other organic and natural ingredients.
8/7 – Montessori Basics (Preschool)
Students will learn/be reintroduced to the basic tenants of the Montessori classroom, which develop skills that are transferable to home and any school setting. Lessons include: 1. Defining a workspace; 2. Moving carefully and gracefully; 3. Using quiet, kind voices; 4. Completing the Montessori work cycle (one work at a time).
8/7 – Elementary Preparedness
Last but not least! This camp is open to all local, rising kindergarteners, 1st and 2nd graders to brush up on classroom routines and math and literacy skills. We will provide a complimentary individual assessment in literacy and math and share it with parents at the end of the week.