2017 summer fun for elementary, primary... and toddlers!
Join us for weeks and weeks of summer fun, as we grow and learn together in MRM's fun-filled Summer Camps!
Enrollment in the four-week Elementary (6–12 year olds) Summer Program is OPEN TO ALL CHILDREN regardless of where the student goes to school in the fall. Scroll below for more information. FOUR WEEKS OF PROGRAMMING ONLY: SEE DATES BELOW! Sign up for one, a couple, or all four weeks!
Enrollment in the nine-week Primary (3–6 year olds) Summer Program is limited to MRM students only. Priority enrollment will be given to those who sign up before March 11 for the full nine weeks. Scroll below for more information. The program runs on a weekly basis. Your child may sign up for a few of the weeks or all of them. The costs are in addition to the yearly tuition. Students sign up in advance, by the week, either half day or full day.
Enrollment in the Toddler (16 months–3 year olds) Summer Program is limited to MRM students only. Toddlers must enroll for the full nine-week summer program on a full-time basis.
Please click HERE for our Summer Program Policies.
elementary (4 weeks only; 1st–6th grade)
Many Rivers’ 2017 Elementary Summer Day Camp is a FOUR-week celebration of art, science and nature for children who have completed Kindergarten through Fifth grade. Each week follows a different theme rooted in art, science or nature. Each day provides children the opportunity to explore, learn new skills, and have fun. The Montessori values of peace, meaningful learning and positive community help campers develop a strong self-image, sense of self-esteem and a feeling of belonging. Andrea Christopherson is the lead teacher of the Elementary Summer program.
Open to all students, regardless of Montessori background. The priority deadline for current and entering MRM families is March 11. Non-MRM families may submit registrations prior to March 11, with those registrations processed after the March 11 current family deadline. After March 11, registrations are processed on a rolling, first-come, first-served basis.
Please scroll below for themes and further information.
primary (9 weeks; ages 3–6)
The Primary Summer Camp is a unique Many Rivers program that provides children with art and nature-themed experiences based on Montessori principles. Choice, freedom and responsibility within a caring community characterize the summer program just as during the school year, but with art, science and nature works taking the place of most of the traditional Montessori works. There will also be ample outdoor time to take advantage of summer-only possibilities.
Camp will run five days a week from June 19 through August 18 with no camp held on July 3 and 4. The camp day will run from 8:30 through 3:30 with morning care available from 7:30–8:30 and aftercare from 3:30–5:30. Enrollment is limited to a maximum of 20 students, and is only open to enrolled Many Rivers students. Priority in enrollment will be given to campers who register by March 11 for the full nine weeks.
The first week of the summer will be led by Rebecca Tollefson, and the final eight weeks by Trey Carlson.
- Priority enrollment will be given to campers who register for the full nine weeks.
- The deadline to receive priority enrollment for 9-week enrollment is March 11. Other parents may submit registration for partial summer enrollment prior to March 11; these registrations will be processed after the March 11 deadline for 9-week enrollment.
- When registering, please choose the invoicing option. Ignore the page prompts to pay by credit card. You will be invoiced directly by MRM.
Toddler (16 months–3 years old)
Just as with the school year program, the goal of Many Rivers Montessori’s Toddler Summer Program is to provide a home-like, loving environment, where children’s abilities and needs are respected and met. With a format similar to the school year program, the Toddler summer program is taught by a teacher-qualified assistant rather than an AMI-trained guide. After the two-hour morning cycle, the children may play outside in the beautiful outdoor environment created especially for them. They have a lunch which encompasses family rituals. After lunch, toddlers are given the opportunity to nap or rest. The afternoon portion of the day also provides ample opportunities for outside play and care of the outdoor environment.
MRM's Toddler summer program meets Monday–Friday (except for July 3 and 4) from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Before- and aftercare is also available. Toddlers must enroll for the full nine-week summer program on a full-time basis. We anticipate a small enrollment of three to four toddlers. Jess Randall-Greeley will staff the full nine weeks of the program.
Note: When registering, please choose the invoicing option. Ignore the page prompts to pay by credit card. You will be invoiced directly by MRM.
weekly program rates
elementary morning care 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. $30
elementary full day 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. $225
elementary half day 8:30 a.m. - noon $160
elementary afternoon care 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. $30
elementary afternoon care 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. $50
primary morning care 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. $30
primary full day 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. $215 ($129 for July 5-7)
primary half day 8:30 - noon $110 ($66 for July 5-7)
primary afternoon care 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. $30
primary afternoon care 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. $50
toddler morning care 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. $35
toddler full day 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. $275 ($165 for July 5-7)*
toddler afternoon care 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. $35
toddler afternoon care 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. $60
* Toddlers must enroll for the full nine week summer program. Summer total is $2,365.
ELEMENTARY summer program descriptions
Week 4: July 10–14
Experience building and constructing objects with many different materials such as Legos, K'NEX, wood, clay, and more. Make blueprints, and build your own mini dream house.
outdoor recreation week
Week 5: July 17–21
Learn mountain biking skills from the experts, then try out a trail! Other skills offered include Frisbee, kickball and badminton. (A bike and helmet are required for one of the days.)
Week 6: July 24–28
Explore your theatrical side this week as you play theater games, make puppets, and tour a theater. Your group will also work to create a play with a grand performance on Friday.
*** WAIT LIST ONLY ***
Week 8: august 7–11
Learn the basics and some fine points of cooking. There will be cooking challenges to go along with each day. Create your own recipe book. Fun, food-based science and art projects will fill the rest of our time.