HUDSON COUNTRY MONTESSORI SUMMER DAY CAMP – Danbury CT
2022 Danbury Montessori Summer Camp
JUNE 20 – AUGUST 19, 2022
ABOUT OUR SUMMER CAMP
Hudson Country Montessori School has been offering a fun and safe summer camp experience for over 25 years. Our unique summer program is developed in an environment geared for learning. It is spirited and skill-oriented but non-competitive and social. Our spacious outdoor and indoor facilities are great for physical, emotional, and intellectual growth in a secure loving environment. The quality and success of our summer program are defined by our amazing team of experienced counselors, most of whom are professional educators who work in our school year program. We know our campers enjoy the best that summer has to offer. At Hudson, they learn new skills, explore new adventures and make friends while having fun.
We have an exciting summer planned with our theme, “Invention Camp “. Through our nine-week program, campers will have the opportunity to learn about themselves and the inventions that have made the world a better place while having fun and making new friends. Come join us for an unforgettable summer.
What’s New This Year
We have an amazing summer camp experience for all campers. New themes weekly will immerse kids in the Old, transformed and New Inventions around them.
Our Junior and Senior campers will have new fun amenities to enjoy:
- A Junior/Senior Club House.
- An indoor Game Room with a Foosball Table, Air Hockey, and Pool Table exclusive for them.
- Music, Art, and Creative projects that will interest and excite the older campers.
Typical Activity Schedule
Our Summer Programs
TODDLER PROGRAM (AGES 18-36 MONTHS)
AVAILABLE HALF/FULL DAY (2-5 days/week)
Our toddler summer program follows the same schedule as the school year Montessori program. Our young campers have the opportunity to experience water play and additional time outdoors while maintaining their daily routines, which are important to their development. We have rolling admissions for our toddler program.
PRE-SCHOOL / KINDERGARTEN CAMPERS (AGES 3-5)
AVAILABLE HALF/FULL DAY (3-5 days/week)
Our pre-school campers enjoy working on Montessori lessons, kindergartners have swimming lessons and pool time, sports, hands-on science, music and movement, cooking, arts and crafts weekly. Our on-site ‘field-trips’ include petting zoos, museum programs, music concerts, sports instruction, and more.
JUNIOR CAMPERS (AGES 6-8)
AVAILABLE FIVE (5) FULL DAYS
Our junior campers enjoy swim instruction, sports, technology, science, cooking and performing arts weekly. They work with experienced staff on innovative projects, hands-on experiments and guided discovery of the natural and technological world. They participate in fun, educational and recreational off-site field trips planned throughout the summer.
SENIOR CAMPERS (AGES 9-12)
AVAILABLE FIVE (5) FULL DAYS
Our senior campers work with experienced staff on innovative projects, hands-on experiments and group and individual projects related to the components of the natural and technological world. They participate in fun, educational and recreational off-site field trips planned throughout the summer.
AFTER-CAMP EXTENDED CARE
We offer early or late session supervised care to all our campers as an option to extend their typical day.
AFTER- CAMP ENRICHMENTS
AVAILABLE FROM 4PM -6PM
Throughout the week fun after-camp activities are planned for the campers who want an extended experience, in addition to the already fun environment. Coming Soon!
Our Weekly Themes
Wonderful World of Cars
How did inventions impact our world of cars? The modern car is an accumulation of inventions from both the distant and recent past and is made of many parts. Each of these parts had to be invented by somebody because the machinery does not evolve on its own. As motoring history has progressed and cars have become increasingly complicated, more parts have been required, and that in turn means more inventors. Could our campers be one of them? Creating their own future vehicle that may even amaze Elon Musk!
The Telly through the Years
Television sets themselves have changed a lot in the past hundred years. What began as a large box with three channels and grainy images has evolved to high-definition flat screens with multitudes of content. Campers will think outside the “box” and create their own future television.
Future Space Travel
Are our campers future inventors or future tourists of space? Traveling through space to discover new planets and possible life on them has been an astronaut’s dream. Mars may be the next planet to be landed on and with the scientists of the world trying to be the first to make it happen, campers will discover what it takes to get there and how to live on a spacecraft.
From soup cans with string to wireless communications. The telephone has gone through many transitions, yet the end result is the same; communication. How does the phone work and how can campers make their own type of communication. Campers will discover the timeline of telephones and design one that they can have fun communicating with their friends on.
Campers will learn about different types of robots, including self-driving cars, consumer robots, humanoids, industrial and medical robots. This is Robotics week!!! Creating a robot by the end of the week will thrill even the youngest camper.
The Flying Machines, Then, Now, and in the Future
How is it possible to fly into the universe and what possible future technology will these campers be exposed to and involved in designing? During this week-long adventure, young explorers will learn How flight began, and what astronauts face when they travel in the universe. Campers will find adventure by exploring the growth of flight and where we go from here.
From the Kite and Key to the Solar Panel.
Electricity is all around us. Benjamin Franklin discovered that lightning was a giant electrical spark. During a storm, he flew a kite with a metal key at the end of the string. Lightning flew down the string and created a spark on the key. Franklin then invented lightning rods. These are metal strips built on buildings. They carry lightning safely to the ground.
Although his experiment was dangerous, it gave way to so much technology. Campers will not be re-enacting the Kite experiment (that would be very dangerous) but will find fun in learning how electricity works and how it has evolved to help our planet.
Scientists are finding new species every year. While some of them live in remote environments, others have been found in large urban cities! While we can’t travel to faraway lands in the hopes of finding a new species, we can use what we learn about plant and animal adaptation to create a new species of our own!
What’s your talent? To conclude our summer of fun we will have a carnival day and celebrate all our talented campers with a talent show. We will enjoy ice cream treats while celebrating our time together.
SUMMER CAMP HOURS
9AM – 4PM
EARLY CARE FROM 8AM
LATE SESSION UNTIL 6PM
All field trips are tentative, Field trip Sign-up forms will be available in May.
Application & Forms –coming soon
Camp Summer Calendar