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Bristow Montessori’s Theme-based Summer Camps Return

| May 16, 2016 | 0 Comments | Bristow Biz
Bristow Montessori engineering campers work cooperatively on a project.

Bristow Montessori “Hands for Building” engineering campers work cooperatively on a project.

Bristow Montessori is excited to announce its themed summer camps are returning due to popular demand by both parents and children.

Bristow Montessori open house this Saturday, 9 a.m. until noon. RSVP here

This summer, themes include “Drama and Theater Camp,” integrating several types performing arts; “Hands for Building” a STEM [Science, Technology, Engineering and Math] program; “Culinary” for the aspiring gourmet; and “Camp Olympics!” the ultimate sports camp based upon the Olympic games.

All two-week camp sessions will provide an in-depth exploration of engaging subjects presented through a multi-cultural lens. It is a way to allow children ages three to 12 to participate in their favorite activities over the summer, while making new friends and developing their talents, skills and passions.

Drama and Theater Camp: July 7-15

“Drama and Theater Camp” is designed to engage campers in dramatic activities via storytelling, dance and music. Taught by a professional dancer, campers will learn new dance moves, while learning about world cultures, music and instruments. Activities include making their own musical instruments and the camp kicks off with a dance and music festival.

Hand for Building Camp: July 18-29

“Hands for Building Camp” is a STEM-based program that uses the “Engineering is Elementary” curriculum developed by the Museum of Science in Boston. That curriculum has been recognized by the White House symposium on Early STEM learning. This summer’s focus is flying machines and submersibles. Students will imagine, plan, create and test their creations while working cooperatively on their inventions. The camp features a field trip to the Air and Space Museum in Dulles.

Dressed in a chef hat, Bristow Montessori culinary camper shows off the healthy treat she prepared.

Dressed in a chef’s hat, Bristow Montessori culinary camper shows off the healthy treat she prepared.

Culinary Camp: Aug. 1-12

“Culinary Camp” is an ideal camp for children with an interest in cooking. Campers will design a menu, follow recipes and prepare delicious treats, all while learning about nutrition and digestion. Activities include a scavenger hunt and a field trip to Birch Kitchen & Bar, a farm-to table restaurant located within Bristow Commons.

Camp Olympics: Aug. 15-26

“Camp Olympics” is the ultimate original sports camp, based upon Olympic games and traditional sports parents remember from their days in PE and field day. Campers will participate in traditional Olympic-inspired sports such as relays and shot put. They will learn more about the science of human anatomy and study the history of the Olympic games. It is a fun way to spend time, get moving and competing in a low-pressure environment.

Bristow Montessori Academic Director and Lead Teacher Anita Ercole designed the curriculum with the goal of combining in-depth learning with a cooperative and fun summer experience for the children.

“The camps allow all students, Montessori or not, a unique in-depth experience into a range of engaging and rewarding interactive experiences,” Erocole said.

While Montessori experience is not necessary, camps will be led by Montessori trained teachers who are experienced in guiding students through learning activities based upon their innate interests.

Two campers work to create a moving vehicle.

Two campers work to to improve their creation.

And, all camps apply a cross-curricular strategy, so that all campers will experience various genres, create arts and crafts and engage in hands-on learning activities.

According to Ercole, the 2016 sessions is similar to last year’s; however, Bristow Montessori is offering all new activities to engage new and returning students alike.

Campers will be divided into preschool and primary school groups, and counselors will follow an age-appropriate curriculum.

Camps are organized in full-day or half-day sessions with the option of early drop off and pick up. Parents can also choose to have their children attend three or five days per week. Camp enrollment is currently open.

All are invited to Bristow Montessori for an open house for the school and camps, Saturday, May 21 from 9 a.m. to noon. RSVP here.

For more information visit the Bristow Montessori School website or call 703-468-1191. The school is located at 9050 Devlin Road, within Bristow Commons in Bristow, Virginia.

Click here to learn more about the camps, hours and pricing. 

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