The 2018 summer sessions at LHMS offer young children a unique day camp experience where they can explore & enjoy the summer season's natural rhythm in a fun, nurturing and peaceful environment. The core Montessori principles of confidence, independence and peace for children are woven throughout the curriculum. There are many opportunities for children to engage in both self-directed activities & cooperative play. LHMS camp days are filled with nature studies, outdoor fun, gardening, building, singing and much more! In addition, each week features a variety of activities designed around a focused theme.
Camp runs from 8:45am – 12:15pm, Monday – Friday. Please send a packed lunch, children will eat together. We are a nut-aware environment. The discounted fee for children registered before May 1st, 2018, is $250 for 1 week, $475 for 2 weeks and $675 for 3 weeks. For children registered after May 1st, each week is $250. LHMS camp welcomes all children ages 3 -7. We look forward to seeing Long Hill Montessori School alumni!
Camp Session 1: June 11th – June 15th
AROUND THE WORLD
Join us on a trip around the world. We visit all the continents and learn about the different animals, flags and people. We might even enjoy some local fare! We will learn about the basic needs of man and discover that we are all the same. One Love!.
Camp Session 2 : June 18th - June 22rd
The children will become Scientists and embark on a series of science experiments! They will learn about science through interactive and hands-on science activities.
Camp Session 3: June 25th - June 29th
EXPLORING THE BIOMES
We’ll study elements that make up a biome: animals, air, energy, plants, soil and water. We’ll visit our own biome, the Temperate Forest, on the playground of our camp where we’ll collect soil, leaves and seeds.
Camp begins at 8:45am and ends at 12:15pm. Please send a lunch and drink each day. Children will bring their work home on Fridays.
Please accompany your child through the arrival and dismissal process each day they attend camp. If you need to drop off or pick up your child at an hour other than the designated times, please let us know.
To ensure the enjoyment and safety of all campers, LHMS reserves the right to dismiss campers in the unlikely event there are discipline issues. Parents or guardians will be contacted by phone to arrange child pickup. No refund will be granted to those unable to complete a camp session.
WHAT TO BRING (please label everything)
- water bottle
- sunscreen (please apply suncreen prior to drop off. According to New Jersey Department of Children and Families, we are not allowed to apply sunscreen)
- shoes/sneakers for running
- water shoes for the water table and sprinkler fun (Please no flip flops or crocs.)
- extra clothes for varying weather (Camp takes place rain or shine, so please make sure your child brings appropriate clothing.)
State of New Jersey Health History and Appraisal*
Be sure to indicate any medical conditions, allergies, special accommodations and medication currently being taken on the medical form.
Photo Release allows us to use camper photos for publications (no names are labeled on photos).
Medical Attention Authorization *
This authorizes LHMS staff to take child/children to specified doctor or hospital and secure treatment if necessary. (This information provided/requested on LHMS Camp Enrollment Agreement.)
Pick Up Approval *
Pick Up Approval states who has your permission to pick up your camper. (This information was requested on LHMS Camp Enrollment Agreement. If information was not provided, we will follow up with you. Children will not be released to anyone other than names listed. A written permission must be provided.)
Full Payment, to guarantee your camper’s spot in the requested camp(s)
Camp spots are reserved on first come first serve basis by full payment. Simply reserving a spot does not guarantee enrollment until payment is received. To ensure your camper’s spot in camp, payment must be received.
* For new LHMS friends