All camps are on the Many Rivers campus at 110 West Redwing Street.
2019 summer fun for
elementary, Children’s House, and toddlers!
Join us for 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. We offer FOUR WEEKS OF PROGRAMMING ONLY: SEE DATES BELOW! Sign up for one, a couple, or all four weeks! Elementary camps are full day only.
Enrollment in the nine-week Children’s House (3–6 year olds) Summer Program is limited to current and entering MRM students. Priority enrollment will be given to those who sign up before March 13 for the full nine weeks. Scroll below for more information. The program runs by the week; 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 (16-35 months) Summer Program is limited to current MRM students. Toddlers must enroll for the full nine-week summer program on a full-time basis.
Please click HERE for our Summer Program Policies.
elementary (THEMED; 4 weeks only; 1st–6th grade)
Many Rivers’ 2019 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.
Open to all students, regardless of Montessori background. The priority deadline for current and entering MRM families is March 13. Non-MRM families may submit registrations prior to March 13, with those registrations processed after the March 13 current family deadline. After March 13, registrations are processed on a rolling, first-come, first-served basis.
Please scroll below for themes and further information.
CHILDREN’S HOUSE (9 WEEKS, AGES 3–6)
The Children’s House Summer Camp is a unique Many Rivers program that provides children with art and nature-themed experiences based on Montessori principles. Throughout the summer, children will be happily engaged in sensory experiences while building on friendships new and old; and we will capitalize on our dual indoor and outdoor environments. Outside, we will bike, engage in water exploration, and enjoy the Many Rivers playscape and grounds. Inside, we will delve deeper into our themes with reading, singing, dancing, creating art projects, and hosting the occasional visitor. Children’s House Guide Becca Tollefson and Children’s House Assistant Sarah Socha will be the leadership team. Becca will serve as Children’s House Summer Program Director, and lead two of the nine weeks herself, with Sarah leading the other seven weeks.
General themes for the weeks are:
Week 1: Nature and Plants (6/17-6/21)
Week 2: Science (6/24-6/28)
Week 3: Camping (7/1-7/3) - No camp July 4 and 5
Week 4: Music and Dance (7/8-7/12)
Week 5: Animals and Insects (7/15-7/19)
Week 6: Mini Master Chef (7/22-7/26)
Week 7: Adventure (7/29-8/2)
Week 8: Imagination Theater (8/5-8/9)
Week 9: Art (8/12-8/16)
Because children rely on routine, we have built a framework into our daily schedule that they can count on. This includes: entering a free choice morning routine; participating in a collective; a social lunch experience; nap (if applicable); Guide-led chapter book reading; and handiwork. After exploring our theme again in the afternoon, we will end the day by reflecting on the day’s experiences and enjoying a tasty treat (fruit popsicle or popcorn). We also plan to provide a glimpse into your child’s day through photos, uploading them to the Family Site throughout the week. We hope this will facilitate conversations with your children about their enjoyable day at camp!
Camp will run five days a week from June 17 through August 16 (there is no camp on July 4–5). The camp day is 8:30–3:30 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. Enrollment priority is given to campers who register by March 13 for the full nine weeks.
Priority enrollment is given to campers who register for the full nine weeks.
The priority enrollment deadline (for the full nine weeks) is March 13. Other parents may submit registration for partial summer enrollment prior to March 13; these registrations will be processed after the March 13 deadline for 9-week enrollment.
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 June 17 through August 16, Monday–Friday (except for July 4–5) from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Before- and aftercare (to 5:30 p.m.) 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.
weekly program rates 2019
elementary morning care 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. $30
elementary full day 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. $250
elementary afternoon care 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. $30
elementary afternoon care 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. $50
Children’s House Program
children’s house morning care 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. $30
children’s house full day 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. $215 ($129 for July 1-3)
children’s house half day 8:30 - noon $150 ($90 for July 1-3)
children’s house afternoon care 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. $30
children’s house 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. $300 ($180 for July 1-3)*
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 $2,580.
ELEMENTARY summer program descriptions
WEEK 2: JUNE 24–28
Dive in to endless nature-based fun this week. Design and plant different types of gardens. Using science- and art-based activities, kids can investigate plants, insects, rocks and fossils (to name a few). We will also take a few day trips, and get further into the woods for more exploration. Oh–and let’s not forget water; expect lots of water fun!
WEEK 4: JULY 8–12
What’s your favorite thing about the outdoors? Luckily, you don’t have to choose. Outdoor games and adventures, building forts in the woods, learning how to build a campfire (think s’mores)... Learn mountain-biking skills, and try out a trail. Get wet, play all kinds of games, and just think of the messy art that can be made outside! This is the ultimate week of recreation. (Bike and helmet required for one of the days.)
WEEK 5: JULY 15–19
Since the beginning of time, people have been building things. We will continue this grand tradition by building with all sorts of different materials: marshmallows, legos, wood, cardboard and more. Learn how to use basic tools, and even build your own (mini) dream house. Construct the ultimate towers, then construct a machine to knock it down. Your skill and creative imaginations will take over this week!
WEEK 6: JULY 22-26
This year, our chefs will be learning to cook dishes from around the world. They will try using new ingredients and cooking methods. There will be fun, food-based science and art projects as well. Bring home a recipe book at the end of the week, so you can practice your new skills at home.