The summer camp classroom is extra spacious (3 X larger than suggested by licensing). It includes large meeting areas, a stage and mirror ball, table tennis and foosball, an art studio, and large open areas for engineering and construction. New to 2017, the summer camp classroom is air conditioned.
Our facility has a well equipped gymnasium and campers have access to 3 acres of space in the adjacent Valley Court Park. The park houses basketball hoops, a tennis court, picnic table, large open areas for soccer and kickball; and a climbing structure specifically built for school age children.
The school’s outdoor classroom includes pull up bars, firefighter pole, multiple outdoor musical instruments (bongos, chimes, steel drum and marimba); art easel, magnetic wall; areas for sand, mud and water play; and vegetable and flower gardens.
Our school-age Fitness and Fun Camp incorporates multiple field trips and lots of outdoor activity. The daily schedule includes: Morning Meeting; Cognitive Capers (experiments, mazes, math, art, character builders); Reading, Writing, and Illustration; and Interest Exploration (student-guided deeper knowledge discovery).
The camp takes advantage of the many resources we have nearby, such as Michigan State University's botanical gardens, trails, animal barns and museums; Harris, Woldumar and Fenner Arboretum nature centers; and the Nottingham Nature Nook wildlife rehabilitation center.
Our program boasts a higher-than-average adult to child ratio (licensing requirements for school-age progamming includes a 1 to 18 adult to child ratio.)
New this year, summer campers will travel to the Nokomis Learning Center and visit MSU's cyclotron.
Fitness and Fun
Fitness is a primary aspect of our Summer Camp programming. Children involved in our Summer Camp will have many opportunities to develop their physical skills. Teachers provide both structured and unstructured activities for the children each day, including races, games (softball, basketball, kickball, etc.), relays and running activities.
Enrollment for Summer 2018 will open on February 1, 2018. Applications may be turned in to the preschool office.