Summer Camp at the Aquinas Montessori School
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Aquinas & Old Town Montessori Summer Day Camp at Mount Vernon campus

We would like to invite your child to join us in a stimulating summer adventure. Our Montessori Summer Day Camp is about learning new skills, making new friends, having new experiences, and most importantly, it’s about plain, old fashioned fun! The Montessori Summer Day Camp program promotes learning as a joy, which is never outgrown. We think your child will be as enthusiastic about it as the children we currently have with us; hence our invitation.

A typical day for a 3 to 9 year old includes experience in a Montessori classroom, where the child manipulates a great variety of developmental materials. There are nature and art activities, stories, songs, and games. Our staff is composed of professionally trained teachers.

The Aquinas heated pool ranges in depth from two and a half to five feet. This non-threatening size offers beginning and novice swimmers an opportunity for great success in a safe environment. Even the youngest swimmers feel comfortable in the shallow end and make remarkable progress in just a few weeks.

Childhood is short — and so important in determining the course of a life. Do consider giving your child the opportunity to discover that learning is a joy!

Camp begins June 10 and ends August 16. The hours are 8:30 am - 12:00 pm or 8:30 am - 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
Before-Care starts at 7:30 am and After-Care continues through 6:00 pm. Please see the brochure   for details.

Payment Information
  • One-half the total camp fee must accompany your application
  • The remaining fee must be paid before June 1, 2019
  • Full refund less $50 if notified 3 weeks in advance of change of plans
  • 50% of full tuition refund if notified more than 10 days in advance of change of plans
  • NO REFUND if notified less than 10 days in advance of change in plans
  • ALL REFUNDS will be issued on Aqust 30th, 2 week after the last day of Summer Camp
  • If the program is cancelled by the school: Full Refund
  • Children attending 5 or more weeks will receive a 5% discount

All camp attendees must be able to utilize the bathroom facilities independently. Your child's application will be accepted automatically for the time you desire, unless you hear from us to the contrary. However, space is limited and the weeks fill up very quickly. Please ensure your spot by applying early!

Articles to Bring
Your child needs a bathing suit and a towel. All items must be clearly labeled with the child's name, and should be carried in a water resistant bag marked with the child's name on the outside. Please apply waterproof sunscreen to your child before coming to camp. A daily snack and beverage will be provided by the school. If your child is staying until 3:00 pm or later, please send a lunch in a lunch box or bag with your child's name on it each day as well as extra sunscreen and an extra set of labelled clothes.

Special offerings for childeren 6 to 9 year old
In addition to the daily Montessori work, our summer camp sessions for 6 - 9 year old children will explore the application of language and mathematics to the arts, sciences, and everyday life. With Montessori materials as foundation, students will solidify and advance skills in numeracy and language usage. Children with different learning styles will find access to their specific learning needs through music, movement, visual art, and games.

Elementary Program Themes
Week 1   Three Dimensional Art: Paper Sculptures
Week 2   Geology
Week 3   Lascaux, France and Early Humans
Week 4   Watercolor
Week 5   The Human Body
Week 6   Gardening
Week 7   Yoga and Meditation
Week 8   Ancient Egypt
Week 9   Forms of Writing: calligraphy, braille, cuneiform, etc.
Week 10   Impressionism

My children loved being at Aquinas Summer Camp last summer. They loved being outside for most of the day playing among the shade trees and having the swimming pool right there. I honestly can't imagine a better place to spend the summer in the Alexandria area.

- Vanessa Clay


Summer camp at the Aquinas Montessori School
Summer camp at the Aquinas Montessori School
Summer camp at the Aquinas Montessori School

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