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Summer at Summit

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 STEAM and STEM, 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.

Summer at Summit 2020 will run for 6 weeks starting July 13 and ending August 21st.

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. We plan to offer it again in the fall and in the summer of 2021.

 

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 situation, children may not enroll for a week of Summer at Summit immediately after having been enrolled at a different on-site camp.

 

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 2020 Registration Click HERE

Summer at Summit 2020 Beginners Registration Click HERE

Please note that 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.

Register here for your preferred weeks.  

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Week 1: July 13 - 17 The Wonders of Science (Ages: 2.9-K) REGISTRATION OPEN and Engineering Camp ( Ages: 6-12) REGISTRATION OPEN

Lead Teachers: Liz Love and Antoinette Falzone

The Wonders of Science (Ages 2.9-K)   Limit: 12 students

Explore the elements of Earth, Air, Fire, and Water by conducting experiments with volcanoes and clouds, finding fossils and meteorites by digging in the dirt and building kites and windmills.

Engineering Camp ( Ages: 6-12) Limit: 12 students  

“The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.”- Dorothy Parker

This week’s camp will be held outdoors, weather permitting. Activities for this week include:

  • Mechanical Claw- Students will build mechanical claws inspired by the biomechanics of the human hand.
  • Automatons-  Students will construct automatons- hand cranked machines- that investigate mechanics and patterns of motion.
  • Drawbot- Students will construct drawbots-moving robots- that explore physics through art. 
  • Robot Crawler- Students will construct motor-powered robots that walk (and race!) to explore linkages, friction, and mechanical energy.
  • Engineering bubbles and obstacle courses- Fun gross motor activities to name a few. 
 
Week 2: July 20-24 All About Nature (Ages: 2.9-K) REGISTRATION CLOSED and Spark an Interest in Science ( Ages 6 -12) REGISTRATION OPEN

Lead Teachers: Marian Wallace and Joan Tansi

All About Nature (Ages: 2.9- K) Limit: 12 students REGISTRATION CLOSED

Explore the wonders of nature in the summer at Summit Montessori! We will spend the week taking advantage of all that mother nature has to offer in the summer time. Campers will learn to use their senses to truly enjoy nature walks. We will explore the birds that live in our backyards and treat them to a homemade bird feeder. Campers will inspect the many insects in our gardens, and plant flowers to attract friendly pollinators! With crafts, sprinkler time and homemade ice cream making (and eating), campers are sure to come home happy and tired!

Water fun and outdoor play will be a part of every day!

Spark an Interest in Science ( Ages 6 -12) Limit: 12 students  (Half Day Only)  REGISTRATION OPEN

Explore electricity. What is a circuit? Create basic circuits with wires, batteries, and cut switches. Solar Power – Harness the energy of the sun to propel. Wind/Air power: build a wind turbine. Discover how air pressure is a form of propulsion. Water power: Build a water wheel and see how it moves by water power. Campers will explore different sources of energy as they build balloon racers, sailboats, solar cars, and design their own stomp rockets. Water fun, gardening, and outdoor play will be a part of every day!

Week 3: July 27-31 Oceans (Ages: 2.9-K)REGISTRATION CLOSED and Under the Big Top ( Ages 6-12) REGISTRATION CLOSED

Lead Teachers: Marian Wallace and Brandon Magnuson 

Oceans (Ages: 2.9-K) Limit: 10 students

What is the largest fish in the sea? How many kinds of whales live in our oceans? Can lanternfish see in the dark? Join us for underwater exploration during Ocean Week at Summer at Summit, filled with sea creature crafts, sprinkler time and virtual visits to check on the penguins at the New England Aquarium, and spy on the jellies in the Monterey Bay Aquarium!

Under the Big Top ( Ages 6-12) Limit: 12 students ( Half Day only)

Ladies and Gentlemen!  Step right up and join the circus! Join circus veteran Mr. Brandon for a week of learning juggling, balancing, and other fun circus skills. There will also be circus themed crafts and even some circus show-and-tell with souvenirs from Mr. Brandon's time under the big top. Come throw your hat into the ring! Water fun and outdoor play will be a part of every day! 

Week 4: August 3-7 Stirring Up Wonder Session 1(Ages: 2.9-9)REGISTRATION CLOSED

Lead Teacher: Antoinette Falzone    Limit: 12 students

There is something mysterious about art and young children. The art process that the “Stirring Up Wonder” sessions bring to children involves some form of creating a new mixture or transformation. Mixing, scooping, crushing, stirring, pinching, pulling, and more are the most engaging! The curiosity of children keeps going and growing. Children will make characters from natural elements: pinecones, sticks, flowers, etc. These characters will pave the way for natural storytelling and language building. 

All of the following activities will be conducted outdoors, weather permitting. In addition, many fun activities involving gross motor skills will be featured:

Sprinkling flowers, homemade flower paints, crushed chalk paint, crushed chalk-colored playdough, wood loose parts self-portrait, tube sculptures, pressed loose parts, loose parts sculptures, magic paint potion tray, story blocks, wonder lanterns, adventure capes, sprinkling flowers, building wonder lands, CD spaceships, homemade battery, bubble engineering, and dramatic play. 

Week 5: August 10-14 Stirring Up Wonder Session 2 (Ages: 2.9-9)REGISTRATION CLOSED

Lead Teacher: Antoinette Falzone   Limit: 12 students

There is something mysterious about art and young children. The art process that the “Stirring Up Wonder” sessions bring to children involves some form of creating a new mixture or transformation. Mixing, scooping, crushing, stirring, pinching, pulling, and more are the most engaging! The curiosity of children keeps going and growing. Children will make characters from natural elements: pinecones, sticks, flowers, etc. These characters will pave the way for natural storytelling and language building. 

All of the following activities will be conducted outdoors, weather permitting. In addition, many fun activities involving gross motor skills will be featured:

Sprinkling flowers, homemade flower paints, crushed chalk paint, crushed chalk-colored playdough, wood loose parts self-portrait, tube sculptures, pressed loose parts, loose parts sculptures, magic paint potion tray, story blocks, wonder lanterns, adventure capes, sprinkling flowers, building wonder lands, CD spaceships, homemade battery, bubble engineering, and dramatic play. 

Week 6: August 17-21 The Mystery of Fairly Tales World ( Ages 2.9 -9)REGISTRATION CLOSED

Lead Teacher: Lumpoon Sungkharom   Limit: 12 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. Here we will live among them by creating mystical items and magical crafts. We will create our own Fairy Tale lives in our own Summit backyard.

6 Weeks of Wonder for Ages 18 months to 36 months (July 13 to August 21 ) REGISTRATION OPEN

 Lead Teachers:  Beth Thibault ( 4 weeks)  and Bindiya Bhalla ( 2 weeks)  

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.