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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 11 weeks starting June 15th and ending August 28th. There will be NO CAMP on Friday July 3rd.

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 available from 3:00 to 5:00 pm.

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: June 15-19 Spark an Interest in Science (Ages: 2.9-12)

Lead Teachers: Liz Love and Joan Tansi

Ages 2.9-K:

We will explore electricity and other forms of energy. What is a circuit? Create basic circuits with wires, batteries, and cut switches. Create more elaborate circuits with snap circuits. How can we create static electricity?

  • Solar Power – Harness the energy of the sun to cook, to propel and to create art.
  • 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 water power propels movement!

Ages 6-12:

Elementary campers will explore forms of energy at a deeper level, and will also work on robotics projects in the afternoon. These projects will involve working with the Lego WeDo kits and Ozo bots. Campers will build balloon racers, design their own stomp rockets, and build sailboats and solar cars.

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

 
Week 2: June 22-26 Let’s Build – Longest, Highest, Strongest, Oh My! (Ages: 2.9-12)

Lead Teachers: Liz Love and Joan Tansi

Ages 2.9-K:

Create structures using a variety of materials and the inter-relationships of geometric shapes. Which combinations of materials will create the strongest structure? How high can you build? How long can a structure be? Explore how earthquakes can damage buildings, then try to design one that is “earthquake proof.” Throughout the week we will design and build a city including buildings, bridges, infrastructure, and other features. Materials used will include two-dimensional geometric shapes to build three-dimensional solids to use in structure creation. Legos, popsicle sticks and other basic materials will be used to construct bridges, catapults, and buildings.

Ages 6-12:

Elementary campers will work on creatively problem-solving mini challenges, which will include computer coding, inventive thinking, performances, creative solutions and lots of fun!

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

 
Week 3: June 29-July 2 Let’s Have a Field Day! (Ages: 2.9-9)

Lead Teachers: Liz Love

Special Guest Teacher: (Mr.) Talor Waintrup

Learn about team work by participating in a variety of games and sports. Run a variety of relay races and play/learn team sports such as soccer, basketball, and baseball. Our week ends with a 4th of July Bike Parade!

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

PLEASE NOTE : NO CAMP ON FRIDAY JULY 3.

Week 4: July 6-10 All About Nature (Ages: 2.9-9)

Lead Teachers: Marian Wallace

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. We will enjoy farm animals up close with a trip to Willow Brook Farm in Holliston. 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!

Week 5: July 13-17 On the Wings of Imagination (Ages: 2.9-9)

Lead Teacher: Katrina O'Gahan

Laughter lures us around corners, eyes peer from beneath bridges, music lingers on the memory of a breeze. History is replete with fantastic fables full of fanciful beings that tickle our imaginations and thrill our senses. We will read and recreate stories both familiar and new, bringing fairies and trolls to life, then reach into our collective imaginary tool kit to create a memorable story of our own.

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

Week 6: July 20-24 Journey into our Universe (Ages: 2.9-9)

Lead Teacher: Hiral Desai

Let's begin the journey into our Universe with our home –Earth. Learn about our own planet and how we can conserve it. Explore and learn about our solar system, orbits, gravity, and galaxy through various activities. Depending on its availability, let's take a trip to our universe through the lens of the McCarthy Center planetarium at the Framingham State University.  

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

Week 7: July 27-31 Stirring Up Wonder: Wonder-Based Art and Science (Ages: 2.9-9)

Lead Teacher: Antoinette Falzone

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.

Some sample activities: sprinkling flowers, homemade flower paints, crushed chalk paint, crushed chalk-colored playdough, crushed eggshell painting, bottle rocket building, making a motor.

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

Week 8: August 3-7 Stirring Up Wonder: Many Lands (Ages: 2.9-9)

Lead Teacher: Antoinette Falzone

Children will make characters from natural elements: pinecones, sticks, flowers, etc. These characters will pave the way for natural storytelling and language building. 

Some activities: CD spaceships, adventure capes, story blocks, magic shoe, homemade battery, building dams and bridges, dramatic play.

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

Week 9: August 10-14 Orchestra (Ages: 2.9-9)

Lead Teacher: Katrina O'Gahan

Ages 2.9-K:​​

While we may not beat our bellies or play our noses as was done in Shel Silverstein’s poem, “Orchestra”, we will indeed create a symphony of sound using instruments we fabricate ourselves. Each day we will learn about a different instrument and create our own version culminating in a musical parade to beat the band! This is a novice level exploration of instruments, instrument making, and the magic of sound!

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

Week 10: August 17-21 Stirring Up Wonder: Mark Making with Loose Circular Parts  (Ages: 2.9-9)

Lead Teacher: Antoinette Falzone

In art, mark making is a term used to describe the different lines, patterns, and textures that are made visible as a manifestation of applied or gestural energy. It is the gestural “language” of the artist, and it is a term that can refer to any art material applied to any surface.

Some activities we will explore: color self-portrait with wood loose parts, tube sculptures, pressed loose parts sculptures, hand powered water pump, building walls and floors, the science of construction 

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

Week 11: August 24-28 Creepy Crawly Critters ( Ages 2.9 -K) and Under the Big Top ( Ages 6-12)

Lead Teachers: Katrina O'Gahan and Brandon Magnuson

Ages 2.9-K:​

Burgeoning entomologists unite to take a multisensory dive into of the world of bugs where we will turn “Ews” into “Oohs”. Arthropods, gastropods, and annelids will fall under our scientific scrutiny as we discover why they are weird and wonderful. We will discuss how these creatures are an integral and invaluable part of our ecosystem and how we can be responsible stewards of their environments.

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

Ages 6-12:

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! Afternoons will be spent in the art studio under the expert direction of Antoinette Falzone.

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

June 15 to August 28: 11 Weeks of Wonder for Ages 18 months to 36months

 Lead Teachers:  Nora Carbonneau ( 3 weeks), Beth Thibault ( 6 weeks) Bindiya Bhalla ( 2 weeks)

Ages 18 months to 36 months:

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.