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On-Campus Summer Camp for Orientation and Primary Students

Updated: February 26, 2021

Summer Camp is open to St. Stephen's students only (2020-21 or 2021-22 academic year).
Spaces are limited. Early registration is recommended. 
 

Orientation

(15 mos. - 3 years)
Orientation Camp is the ideal option for children entering school in the fall. Children discover the joys of connecting with people outside their families, allowing them to build new relationships with teachers and friends. In our nurturing environment, children are provided the consistency needed to adjust to separation, to feel safe, and to develop trust.
 
We pride ourselves on having one of the smallest campers to counselor ratios in the area (6-1) which gives campers an opportunity to get to know the staff personally, and for the staff to be attentive to the needs of each and every camper. Spaces are limited. Early sign-up is recommended.
 
The goal of our Summer Camp is to provide a relaxed and interesting environment while providing individualized attention to each child. Each session has a special focus taught within the Montessori class environment.
 

Daily Schedule

  • 7:30-8:00 a.m. - Before Care
  • 8:00-8:15 a.m. - Arrival
  • 8:30-9:30 a.m. - Outdoor Exploration
  • 9:30-11:00 a.m. - Individual Snack; Work time
  • 11:30 a.m - Dismissal (Half Day)
  • 11:30 a.m.-noon - Lunch (Full Day)
  • noon-12:15 p.m. - Circle Time
  • 12:15-2:30 p.m. - Nap
  • 2:30 p.m. - Dismissal (Full Day)
  • 2:30-5:00 p.m. - After Care

Orientation Camp Coordinator: Courtney Schaffner (cschaffner@ssesh.org)


Primary

(3 - 6 years, including rising 1st graders)
Primary Camp is designed to foster an appreciation of the natural world and to encourage interest and wonder. Each session will involve outside academic and creative opportunities. Games, crafts, experiments, stories, dance, and practical life lessons are included in our camp experience. Basic reading and math lessons continue during the summer session to curb skill regression and to build new skills for the school year.
 
New students moving up into our Primary Programs in the fall have a special head start at camp by getting to know their new classmates and teachers. The first day of school may be less intimidating for new students who participate in camp.
 
Daily Schedule
 
  • 7:30-8:00 a.m. - Before Care 
  • 8:00-8:15 a.m. - Arrival on playground
  • 8:30 a.m. - Circle Time 
  • 9:00-11:00 a.m. - Session Theme; Self-served snack
  • 11:00 a.m. - Recess
  • 11:30 a.m. - Dismissal (Half Day)
  • noon - Lunch (Full Day)
  • 1:00 p.m. - Afternoon work (math, language, handwork)
  • 2:15 p.m. - Restore
  • 2:30 p.m. - Dismissal (Full Day)
  • 2:30-5:00 p.m. - After Care

Primary Camp Coordinator: Alyssa B. (abrown@ssesh.org)

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