Our summer camp activities are created with the Montessori Method in mind, building on the foundation of self-directed curiosity, developed in the traditional Montessori classroom.
Our weekly activities will include water play, tending to the garden, music, art, dance, picnics, special guests and our theme-based curriculum involving movement and imagination.
Our summer camp accepts children 12 months and walking (or 15 months) to 8 years of age. Many of our school alumni return during the summer to enjoy the fun-filled activities. Camp is divided into two sessions.
SESSION I: June 10- July 9 (closed July 4)
SESSION II: July 10 – August 9
If you are new to MCD and interested in enrolling your child in one or both summer sessions, email us at email@example.com to request a form.
Friday Lunch & Dessert
Dessert Friday occurs each summer camp week with the primary and pre-primary children making dessert. (The primary children make dessert for the toddlers.)
Parents may also choose to buy a pizza lunch on Fridays for their camper. Lunch will include pizza, a side of fruit, veggie and milk or lemonade.
This summer the toddlers will have many exciting themes planned for their age group. Each week we will be exploring a different nature theme with related language and art activities. The summer program will be held in their familiar classroom and will follow the same predictable schedule as they did during the school year with additional water play during their outdoor time. This will allow consistency in routing that toddlers need to feel comfortable, secure and open to learning.
If your child is two-years old by the beginning of summer, he/she may be moving up to the pre-primary classroom this summer, if space permits.
2019 SUMMER CAMP THEMES
WEEK 1: EXPLORING NATURE
JUNE 10 – JUNE 14
Our garden will be given some extra TLC this week as we plant herb, vegetables and flowers. We will also explore the birds and bugs crawling and flying on our playground.
WEEK 2: ART APPRECIATION: IT’S THE PROCESS NOT THE PRODUCT!
JUNE 17 – JUNE 21
We will be mixing colors, painting with watercolors, dot painting, fabric painting, easel painting, outdoor painting using clay and making collages. Ms. Betti, our art teacher, will be guiding many of our activities.
WEEK 3: MAD SCIENTIST
JUNE 24 – JUNE 28
We will be exploring the wacky, fun side of science with sticky, gooey, slimy, hands-on activities that will keep us laughing all week. The Asheville-Biltmore Gem Mine truck will visit this week.
WEEK 4: TOP CHEFS
JULY 1 – JULY 5
We will be putting on our chef’s aprons! This week we will be cooking and tasting. We will make something red, white and blue for the 4th of July and other tasty treats this week. Montessori Country Day Cook Books will come home at the end of the week.
WEEK 5: UNDER THE SEA
JULY 8 – JULY 12
Through songs, food, books and art we will dive deep to learn about sea life. From fins to fish and sand, our children will have a thrilling journey.
WEEK 6: ONCE UPON A TIME
JULY 15 – JULY 19
We will be reading our favorite books and making up our own stories this week. We can wear our PJ’s and bring our favorite books from home.
WEEK 7: WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO WHEN YOU GROW UP?
JULY 22 – JULY 26
Do you one day dream of being and astronaut, doctor, teacher, police officer, firefighter or a builder? We will have visits from the fire department, canine police unit, gymnastics teacher and any parent who wants to share with us their occupation. Osega Dream Academy field bus will join us with their instructors to teach us a few moves in their bus.
WEEK 8: IT’S A JUNGLE OUT THERE!
JULY 29 – AUGUST 2
We will be discovering the wonders of the animals of the jungle. We will explore the habits and characteristics of some of our favorite species. The children may bring their exotic stuffed animals to school this week.
WEEK 9: LAND, SEA AND AIR, OH MY!
AUGUST 5 – AUGUST 9
We will be exploring all the ways we can travel. We will make paper airplanes, play games with our bikes and float our boats. The children may bring their cars, airplanes, boats and trucks to school this week.
We will remind children and parents on the white board in the hallway of any upcoming special guests, special dress and Friday lunches.