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Summer at Summit 2021! Register Today!

Summer at Summit offers an enriching extension to the Summit school year for toddlers through elementary-aged children. Enrolled children enjoy the beauty and pace of the more relaxed summer months, with preschoolers and elementary students engaged in themes that range from engineering and design to gardening, to the visual and performing arts, to woodland studies, to circus arts. Each week features a specific theme, and all sessions include art activities, sprinkler time, outdoor adventures and time in the Montessori classroom.  Our youngest students, the Beginners, benefit from the consistency and familiarity of their beautiful toddler classroom with varied summer-based activities and art projects, plenty of outdoor time, and the company of trusted teachers and friends. We are very pleased with the variety and quality of the theme-based sessions that we plan to offer, all of which are led by our wonderful and experienced Summit staff. We hope that your child will join us for a few weeks or the entire summer as we learn, grow, and enjoy the riches of the summer season together!

Summer at Summit 2021 will run for 8 weeks starting June 21 and ending August 20th

The Beginners summer program will run for 9 weeks starting June 14 and ending August 20th

NO CAMP WEEK OF JULY 5-9

 

Schedule:

  • Full day camp is 8:15 am to 3:00 pm.  
  • Half day camp is 8:15 am to 12:00 noon.  
  • Aftercare is unfortunately NOT available this year.

Enrollment Policies:

  • Group sizes and enrollment are limited. First consideration will be given to families who sign up for multiple camp weeks.
  • Note that due to the Covid restrictions, children may not enroll for a week of Summer at Summit:
    • The week after having been enrolled at a non-Summit camp
    • The week after traveling outside of Massachusetts unless you have met all conditions for returning to the state
  • Summer at Summit is ONLY for current and in-coming students. Interested in starting your Summit journey today? Call us at 508-872-3630 or inquire by clicking HERE.
  • Priority registration deadline for current families ends Monday March 29, 2021
  • Registration open for all current and incoming families on Tuesday March 30, 2021

 

Summer at Summit 2021 Registration - CLOSED 

( Elementary Spots are available, so please reach out to Ms. Teo for registration)

Summer at Summit 2021 Beginners Registration  - Register HERE

 

Register here for your preferred weeks.  

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Week 1: June 21-25

Lead Teacher: Liz Love 

Phantastic Physics  (Ages 2.9-K)   Limit: 17 students

We will explore electricity and other forms of energy. What is a circuit? Can we harness the power of the sun? How do wind and water create energy? Can we use heat from inside the Earth to create energy? These are just some of the questions we will actively research during our week exploring all forms of energy.

Lead Teacher: Antoinette Falzone

The Beauty of Art; the Mystery of Science ( Grades 1-6)  Limit: 12 students  Note: You may sign up for one or both of these weeks.

" The fairest thing we can experience is the mysterious.  It is the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science." Albert Einstein

Every child loves to explore, experiment, and discover. Our camp days build on the natural curiosity of each child while combining the beauty of art and the fascination of science. Together we will discover the beauty, the magic, the amazement, and the ultimate satisfaction of creating and experiencing science through art and art through science.


Children will explore and discover art and science as an intertwined process rather than a final project. Activities such as wet and dry painting; infinity reflection; real world chemistry; " BuckkyBalls"; sour chemistry...these topics are a small sampling to be delivered through the familiar forum of process art. 

 

 
Week 2: June 28 - July 2

Lead Teacher: Liz Love 

Backyard Engineers ​  (Ages 2.9-K)   Limit: 17 students

We will create structures using a variety of materials, including blocks, cardboard shapes, Legos and found materials.  Some structures will be temporary and others more permanent. We will discover the interrelationship of geometric shapes to create structures. Which combinations of materials and shapes create the strongest structure? How high can we build? How long can a structure be? We will also discover the power of earthquakes. How do they damage buildings?

Lead Teacher: Antoinette Falzone

The Beauty of Art; the Mystery of Science ( Grades 1-6)  Limit: 12 students  Note: You may sign up for one or both of these weeks.

" The fairest thing we can experience is the mysterious.  It is the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science." Albert Einstein

Every child loves to explore, experiment, and discover. Our camp days build on the natural curiosity of each child while combining the beauty of art and the fascination of science. Together we will discover the beauty, the magic, the amazement, and the ultimate satisfaction of creating and experiencing science through art and art through science.


Children will explore and discover art and science as an intertwined process rather than a final project. Activities such as wet and dry painting; infinity reflection; real world chemistry; " BuckkyBalls"; sour chemistry...these topics are a small sampling to be delivered through the familiar forum of process art. 

Week 3: July 12 to July 16

Lead Teacher:  Swetha Seshaiyan

Wildlife Wonders (Ages 2.9- 7)  Limit: 17 students

Explore the micro and macro worlds of Nature here on our Summit campus, from the life that exists in one small space to taking walks to explore the flora and fauna on the nature trail. We will research insects, plant seeds, make bird feeders for our feathered friends, press flowers, and totally immerse ourselves in the fascinating world of nature in summer.

Week 4: July 19 to July 23

Lead Teacher: Swetha Seshaiyan

Wonder of Color  (Ages 2.9- 7)  Limit: 17 students

The wonders of color theory and creation will be explored this week. Children will apply color theory in a variety of drip, splash, and spin art projects, both large and small. Projects will include tie-dying shirts and creating our own color wheels.  We will also create our own rainbows through light refraction.

Week 5:July 26 to July 30

Lead Teacher: Antoinette Falzone   

 Process Art (Ages 2.9- 7)  Limit: 17 students

Creative process art such as mirror painting, flashlight patterns, twirling rainbows...will remind us why it's the process and not the product that marks successful (and satisfying) art experiences for children of all ages. Activities will include roll ball painting, twist painting, speckled tissue making, and color combinations using various artistic media.

Week 6: August 2-6

Lead Teacher: Antoinette Falzone   

 (What is the Matter in our world? ) (Ages 2.9- 7)  Limit: 17 students

Hands on experiments will afford the budding scientist the opportunity use all their senses to make observations and draw conclusions about various states of matter. Experiments include: where's the water?, cut and connect water drops, homemade water fountain, secret of ice cream...to name a few. The week’s activities will provide children with many aha! moments.

Week 7: August 9-13

Lead Teacher: Lumpoon Sungkharom   

 The Wonder of Our Oceans (Ages 2.9- 7)  Limit: 17 students

Join us as we uncover the mysteries of the Mariana Trench, a voyage to the planet’s deepest point, and as we dive down to the deep-sea vents or travel 1000 miles across the world to the Great Barrier Reef. After learning about these fascinating parts of our earth, surely your child’s imagination will run wild! We will sculpt, craft, and create the most extraordinary ocean dwellers such as nudibranchs, the dumbo octopus, barbeled dragonfish, and the sea devil anglerfish.

Week 8: August 16 -20

Lead Teacher: Lumpoon Sungkharom   

 The Mystery of the Mystical World (Ages 2.9- 7)  Limit: 17 students

Join us as we dive into a world of dragons and fairies, adventurous tales of heroic princes and enchanted princesses, and stories of mystical creatures. We will live among them by crafting our own mystical and magical creations. And we will create our own fairy tale lives in our own Summit backyard.

Summer at Summit Staff for Children's House and Elementary Camp

 

Elizabeth Love's picture

Liz Love, an alumni parent, joined Summit in 2012 as an assistant teacher. In 2013 she decided to pursue her deep interest in the Montessori method and enrolled in the Northeast Montessori Institute; in June 2014 she completed her training and received her AMS Early Childhood teaching credential. She is currently a Teacher in Children’s House 3 and the Coordinator of our Summer at Summit program.  Liz has a special interest in connecting young children with science, particularly physical science. Prior to Liz’s teaching career at Summit, Liz worked as a Securities Law Attorney at Sun Life Financial.

Lumpoon Sungkharom's picture Lumpoon Sungkharom fell in love with Montessori after observing her friend’s Montessori-trained children. She found their way of thinking, behaving, and their sense of self amazing. And after observing their classroom environment, she decided to pursue a Montessori teaching career.  Lumpoon earned her AMS Early Childhood credential from the New England Montessori Teacher Education Program and has taught in Montessori classrooms for 15 years, the last five of which have been at Summit. In Lumpoon’ s free time, she enjoys cooking, reading, traveling, learning about different cultures, trying new things, and creating new materials to use in her classroom.

Antoinette Falzone's picture Antoinette Falzone is sometimes referred to as “a child whisperer” for her gift of being able to relate so well to children and to understand them. Antoinette brings a wealth of experience to her role as Summit’s After Care Director and Summer Teacher.  Having worked in and directed several after school and enrichment programs in the state, she has developed programs that include art and drama projects, math and science enrichment, nature exploration, and play. She encourages Summit’s students to work together creatively and fosters a warm and caring environment that supports all aspects of each child’s development. Antoinette’s curriculum development effectively spans the age range of 3–12-year-olds.

Swetha Seshaiyan's pictureSwetha Seshaiyan completed the Trinity Montessori Education Course (TMEC) in Shanghai, China in June 2018, and worked as a Lead Montessori teacher at the Montessori School of Shanghai from 2018-19. She also routinely volunteered at the Shanghai American School from 2013-17, while her family was living in China. Swetha’s original degree is a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Communications from the Jaya Engineering College in Chennai, India. While she loved this field, Montessori education eventually won her heart. Swetha loves music, travel, yoga, art, and cooking, and is fluent in Tamil, Mandarin Chinese, and English. She joined us at Summit in 2019 as a substitute Children’s House teacher. This year she has worked as an Assistant Teacher in the Lower El 1 classroom, which she says she “loves”.

9 Weeks of Wonder for Ages 18 months to 36 months (June 14 to August 20)

Lead Teachers: All nine weeks of Summer at Summit Beginners camp are led by experienced Summit staff including school year lead teachers Nora Carbonneau and Beth Thibault.  We hope that your child will join us for a few weeks or the entire summer as we learn, grow, and enjoy the riches of the summer season together!

Ages 18 months to 36 months        Limit: 9 students

Beginners benefit from the consistency and familiarity of their beautiful toddler classroom with varied summer-based activities and art projects, plenty of outdoor time, and the company of trusted teachers and friends.

 

Summer at Summit Staff for Beginner's camp

All nine weeks of Summer at Summit Beginners camp are led by experienced Summit staff including school year lead teachers Nora Carbonneau and Beth Thibault.  

 

Nora Carbonneau's pictureNora Carbonneau is a native of Caracas, Venezuela and a certified language instructor who learned about the Montessori philosophy when her three children attended Montessori schools. She completed Montessori training on both the Infant/Toddler and Early Childhood levels at Northeast Montessori Institute and has 23 years experience working with young children including 8 years’ experience at Newton Montessori and 6 years at Wellesley Montessori School. Nora has capably served as Summit’s Lead Beginners teacher since 2014.  

Beth Thibault's picture Beth Thibault has been involved in early childhood education since 2000, starting as an assistant teacher at a private preschool and later moving to the Goddard School. She particularly enjoys observing children in the early years when they experience such great growth in personal development and independence. Beth’s interest in the Montessori method and approach has grew tremendously when she joined our Beginners program as Assistant Teacher in 2015. Beth pursued and completed her Infant-Toddler Montessori credential at the Cambridge Montessori Institute in 2019.