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WMS Summer Camps
WMS camps provides summer fun for children from ages 3 – 16 during the summer months.
Facilities: 48-acre wooded campus including two playing fields, and two playgrounds; 57,000-square-foot fully air conditioned building including a theater and a full gymnasium. Location: Washington Montessori School is located on Route 202 in New Preston, CT between routes 341 and 47. Campers: All children in the surrounding communities are welcome. During the school year students from 27 surrounding towns attend WMS.
Summer Camp offerings for 2013:
Join Mandy Scott, our YCC (Young Children’s Community) Head Teacher for a program for children ages 6-18 months and their caregivers. Enjoy time with other adults while your child explores age-appropriate Montessori materials under the guidance of a Montessori-trained teacher. These classes provide a special time for parent and child to be together in an enriching environment. It is a guided social environment for young children as well as wonderful opportunity to learn early childhood Montessori practices
Tuesday, June 25 9-10 am
Tuesday, July 2 9-10 am
Tuesday, July 23 9-10 am
Tuesday, July 30 9-10 am
Fee: $15/class $48/series
JUNIOR ENGINEERING Ages 4-6
July 1-July 3 9 am - Noon
Do your kids love Legos? In this class, children will creatively build and modify machines through basic engineering skills using unique LEGO® kits and curriculum. Exploration of simple machines at an entry level are applied and discussed in depth. This class provides great hands-on learning and building experiences.
COLLISION CARS Ages 7-10
July 1-July 3 1-4 pm
Students will use our unique LEGO® kits to build a variety of cars that they will battle. This is a class of exploration, problem solving, and risk-taking with a goal of learning and experimenting on how machines work and compete. Students will learn a variety of concepts throughout this class including basic engineering principles, gearing and gear ratios, electric motors and energy, problem solving, and communication skills. In addition, students will apply their acquired knowledge in an arena where they will battle their designs. This challenges students to incorporate the traits of an engineer in a classroom setting.
Ages 8th Grade and Up
Monday, July 15 9-12 (Practice Test 1)
Tuesday, July 16 9-11 Math Session 1
Wednesday, July 17 9-11 Verbal Session 1
Thursday, July 18 9-11 Math Session 2
Friday, July 19 9-11 Verbal Session 2
Monday, July 22 9-12 (Practice Test 2)
Tuesday, July 23 9-11 Math Session 3
Wednesday, July 24 9-11 Verbal Session 3
Thursday, July 25 9-11 Math Session 4
Friday, July 26 9-11 Verbal Session 4
Monday, July 29 9-11 Math Session 5
Tuesday, July 30 9-11 Verbal Session 5
Wednesday, July 31 9-11 Math Session 6
Thursday, August 1 9-11 Verbal Session 6
As part of the course, each student receives an SSAT course book and practice tests. Parents and students will receive access to Summit’s online portal, which can be used to monitor student attendance and homework completion, obtain homework assignments, and review detailed practice test score reports. Students can expect approximately 30 minutes of homework per class session. Class size will be limited to twelve students per class section.
Preparing for the SSAT Exam: Verbal
This course, taught by Summit Educational Group’s expert SSAT Verbal instructors, will focus on test-taking strategies and academic skills in reading, synonyms, analogies, and essay writing. Summit will provide each student with a program of instruction customized to meet their individual needs and maximize their scoring potential. Parents and students will receive access to Summit’s online portal, which can be used to monitor student attendance and homework completion, obtain homework assignments, and review detailed practice test score reports. Students can expect approximately 30 minutes of homework per class session. Class size will be limited to twelve students per class section.
Preparing for the SSAT Exam: Math
Staffed by an SSAT Math expert from Summit Educational Group, this course will focus on the test-taking and academic skills necessary to maximize scores on the SSAT. Because each student truly learns differently, Summit customizes instruction to meet the needs of individual students.
*Summit instructors undergo more than 30 hours of rigorous training, which includes orientations on Summit’s curriculum and methods, SSAT structure and strategies, classroom management tools and instructor testing.
Fee for one class (verbal or math): $495
Fee for both classes: $900
Week 1: July 8-12
Week 2: July 15-19
week 3: July 22-26
Morning, 9 am - NOON
Afternoon, 1-4 pm
Full Day, 9 am - 4 pm
Three Age groups. Three sessions. Three weeks. WMS Summer! encourages children to experience, enjoy and better understand their natural surroundings with a whole lot of special kid fun thrown in for good measure. With a focus on the arts, sciences and physical education, our program will inspire children to explore, create and play! For lunch, students will enjoy picnicking at our Outdoor Classroom nestled in the woods of our campus. Campers should bring nut-free lunches.
Students will experience a variety of activities throughout the school day from Sports & Recreation, Science & Nature and Arts & Culture.
SPORTS & RECREATION. For students aged 5-10, morning sessions will begin at the Washington Town Beach for small group swim lessons and free play under the supervision of Meghan Morse, a certified lifeguard and swim instructor. Children should arrive at Washington Town Beach ready to swim and with a change of clothes for the rest of the day. Children will travel back to the Washington Montessori School campus via bus at 10:30. In the event of inclement weather, campers should be brought directly to the campus at 9 a.m. where Meghan will lead them in some indoor games and recreation. Afternoon sessions will include a variety of opportunities for physical recreation including basketball, in our air-conditioned gymnasium, under the leadership of Mandy Scott, a former college ball player who now coaches our Middle School basketball team.
SCIENCE & NATURE. Our science offerings will be led by Nora Hulton, the Naturalist at WMS. Our campus is home to an impressive array of ecosystems which provide a rich learning environment for the Science and Nature program as well as an Outdoor Classroom where children can enjoy examining the natural world with “hands-on” exploration. While identifying local trees and wildflowers, day-campers will learn the difference between a native and non-native species as well as their Latin nomenclature. The brook and pond afford an opportunity to investigate the abundance of organisms from the diminutive to the grand living in our wetland and river biomes. Campers will also learn how to navigate the surrounding woodland by using map and compass orienteering skills. Our woods also provide the perfect setting for studying the local forest ecology that characterizes the temperate forest biome we live in.
ARTS & CULTURE. Our arts program will be lead by Emily Anderson, a WMS art teacher and Lower Elementary Associate Teacher. The arts program will be a combination of arts & crafts, art appreciation and technique. Whether students are painting their own Georgia O’Keefe inspired flower or building nature mobiles in the style of the great Alexander Calder, students will learn to appreciate and celebrate their natural surroundings through art. Students will also have the opportunity throughout the day to enjoy the Spanish language and culture with Jennifer Waupotic, WMS’ Spanish and Upper Elementary Head Teacher. Students will learn through fun, hands-on and engaging games and activites.
Fee for Half Day (9-Noon or 1-4): $140
Fee for Half Day + Lunch (9-1 or Noon-4): $170
Fee for Full Day (9-4): $280
Girls' Lacrosse June 24-28 9 am - Noon
Boy's Lacrosse July 15-19 9 am - Noon
Learn or improve your lacrosse skills in this five-day camp. This camp is designed for beginners and seasoned players alike. Players will be grouped by skill level, and mentoring will be used to benefit the new and the skilled in this fun, positive environment. Players will work on skills, teamwork, and sportsmanship with scrimmages each day. Water and nut-free snacks provided.
Fee for Girls' or Boys' Lacrosse: $185
Ages 4-6 9 - 11 am
Ages 7-14 9 - Noon or 9 am - 4 pm
The mission of Soccer Extreme is to help young athletes develop their true potential in the game of soccer by using innovative and proven coaching methods. The “Extreme Kids” program, designed for 4-6-year-old children, is a wonderful introduction to soccer. It is fun, fun and more fun! The curriculum is in line with the USSF national youth license programming. Our creative approach helps children develop a love for the game. We guarantee plenty of smiles from both campers and parents. The “Extreme Day Camp,” for children 7-14, is available in half or full day options and is designed for the recreation and developmental player. The focus is on skill building and technical development combined with tactical aspects of the game appropriate to age and ability level. Themes of safety, learning and enjoyment are consistent through all age curricula.
Fee for Ages 4-6: $100
Fee for Ages 7-14 Half Day: $140
Fee for Ages 7-14 Full Day: $200
July 1-3 Half Day 9 am - 12:30 pm or 1 -4 pm Full Day 9 am - 4 pm
July 29-Aug 2 Half Day 9 am - 12:30 pm Full Day 9 am - 4 pm
Presented by US Sports Institute, the Total Play Multi Sports promotes good sportsmanship, teamwork and most of all, fun. Campers will receive technical instruction, have the chance to experience each sport in a realistic game situation, and will participate in the exciting USSI World Cup Competition. All participants will receive a t-shirt and certificate. This is the only sports camp truly dedicated to children of all abilities.
All activities will allow children to develop control, accuracy, co-ordination and timing. Inspired by the fun and relaxed atmosphere, your child will have the opportunity to thrive on the sports field. Variety, activity and enjoyment stand as key attributes to developing a healthy lifestyle.
Each sport will be delivered as a series of progressive games and scrimmages designed to enhance knowledge, skill and character on the playing field. With a camper to coach ratio of 12:1, our international coaching staff will ensure that your child receives plenty of individual instruction throughout the week.
Experience over 16 different sports from around the world including, soccer, basketball, lacrosse, volleyball, disc golf, cricket, floor hockey and many more at this camp.
Fee for Half Day: $75
Fee for Full Day: $110
July 29-August 2:
Fee for Half Day: $149
Fee for Full Day: $179
Payment may be made online by visiting our secure online registration site or by mailing a check made payable to WMS at:
Washington Montessori School
Summer Camp 2013
240 Litchfield Turnpike
New Preston, CT 06777
CT Health Forms are required with registration showing proof of physical exam up to 12 months prior to camp.
If you have any questions, please contact Ellen Hadad at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860.868.0551 x 118.