Mountain Pathways Summer Sessions
FARM CAMP 2017 IS OPEN FOR 8 AND OLDER
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Mountain Pathways Montessori School is pleased to announce the expansion of our summer camp programming to include all interested 8-12ers. The Mission of Farm Camp is to provide an intensive, weeklong sustainable farming and gardening experience that focuses on basic gardening skills as well as harvesting, processing, and marketing farm products. Campers will learn creative problem solving skills, the fundamentals of a sustainable food system, and practical life applications of science, technology, engineering, and math through hands on experience.The goals of our program are simple: to establish a micro-farm on the Norwood House campus. It will serve children ages 9-12 years which fulfills a niche of much needed summer programming for this particular age group. Campers will serve community members by growing surplus food for the local shelter, The Hospitality House, and the Farm C.A.F.E.
$225/per camper (sibling discounts are available) for first week. Additional weeks are only $175.
18 spots available each week
Weeklong Sessions will be held MONDAY – FRIDAY 8:30am-2:30pm:
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE FOR 8 AND OLDER FARM CAMP 2017 (Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have never attended our summer or school programs before.)
MONTESSORI SUMMER SESSIONS FOR TODDLER TO EIGHT YEAR OLDS
SEE BELOW FOR LINKS TO REGISTRATION! (REGISTRATION FOR THESE SESSIONS IS OPEN TO ANYONE WHO HAS ATTENDED MPMS OR SUMMER SESSIONS. PLEASE CALL 828-262-5787 FIRST IF YOU HAVE NOT).
We now offer three groups, with care for Pre-Primary (1-3), Primary (3-6), and Lower Elementary (6-8).
Over the course of the sessions, Montessori-trained teachers will be presenting lessons to the two older groups to help the children engage in hands-on learning activities that expose them to science, practical life skills, and sensorial explorations. They also explore nature, and engage in a variety of art projects, games and special classes. Special guests present onsite lessons and entertainment for the children. And there’s plenty of FUN too, with playing in Howard’s Creek on the agenda every non-rainy day! Toddlers get to experience our rich, engaging (and slightly quieter) 3 and under program, and they have a play area of their own.
2017 Summer Sessions
— Session 1: Mon., June 5 – Fri., June 30; cost $550, w/afterschool $675
— Session 2: Wed., July 5 – Fri., August 4; cost $700, w/afterschool $850
— Full Summer Registration (6/5-8/4) is $1,200, w/afterschool $1,425.
— Individual weekly registration, for fully potty-trained students, is available for $200/week, w/afterschool $230/week.
Cost and Hours of Operation (3-4 year-olds & Elementary School Age [5-12 y.o.])
8:30a – 2:30p
Cost of Sessions
See sign up sheet.
Afternoon Care Hours
2:30p – 5:30p
$25 per week (free for Junior Counselors)
Cost and Hours of Operation (2-3 and Under)
Daily Hours: 8:30 – 2:30
Afternoon Care: 2:30 – 4:00 pm
MPMS requires a nonrefundable deposit of 10% of the total cost for the weeks you are requesting (e.g. – if you are signing up for session one of camp and after care, the total would be $550, your deposit of $55 should be made to the school office). The school agrees to reserve space for the child for the periods specified based upon space availability. If for any reason Mountain Pathways Montessori School cannot accept your registration, your deposit will be refunded in full.
REGISTRATION IS CURRENTLY OPEN TO MOUNTAIN PATHWAYS (BOTH CURRENT AND FORMER STUDENTS) AND TO ANYONE WHO HAS PREVIOUSLY ATTENDED OUR SUMMER PROGRAMS. IF YOU HAVE NEVER BEEN ENROLLED IN A SCHOOL OR SUMMER PROGRAM AT MPMS, PLEASE CALL BEFORE COMPLETING THE APPLICATION. (828)262-5787…
Tuition will be due in the office by Debit, Credit, or check on the first day of summer enrollment. Parent cancellations will result in voiding of the weekly deposit. If special arrangements need to be made for payment, please discuss it with the administration.
The enrollment is for the entire period specified and there will be no refunds or credits, except as follows: In the event that the child is unable to attend due to serious illness or injury that is confirmed in writing by the child’s physician, the session will refund or credit tuition. The dates for the registration cannot be altered.
Lunch and Snack
All children need to bring their own lunches marked with his/her name. Please do not send anything that will need to be warmed. Lunch times are flexible and will coincide with activities planned. When events have snack food and beverages included, parents will be informed on the first day of that week’s session. Otherwise, please provide a healthy snack for your child. (Sugary foods are discouraged!)
What to bring?
All children will be assigned a cubby. Please keep a change of clothes, sun hat, bathing suit, towel, and water shoes in your child’s cubby; make sure to label all your child’s belongings. According to NC law, our staff cannot apply sunscreen to children unless a signed permission form is on file; please apply sunscreen to your child before he/she arrives for each day.
First, don’t forget the usual items!
–crib sheet for nap mat
–blanket (pillow, cuddly friend etc.)
–extra summer clothes
–soft-soled inside shoes
–lunch (Picnics are wonderful summer adventures which occur when the weather permits. Please try to keep lunches as picnic friendly as possible.)
Next, the fun stuff for summer
–sunscreen, one spray and one stick is ideal (Mandatory forms for sunscreen application are available in front office)
–water shoes (if possible close-toed, like crocs for walking in the creek)
Three requests to help make our lives a little easier:
1. Please, please, write your child’s name or initials on their summer items!
2. Please send a full water bottle in your child’s lunchbox on Mondays. We will keep them in the refrigerator and send them home on Fridays for washing.
3. Most importantly, please thoroughly apply sunscreen each morning
before coming to school!
Typical Daily Schedule
(3 to 8 year olds)
• 8:30am – 9:30am (Children arrive) Outside time or indoor work
• 9:40am Bell rings and meet at group
• 10:00am – 12:00pm Lesson by lead teacher
• 12:00pm – 12:30pm Lunch
• 12:30pm –2:15pm Outside time or indoor activity
• 2:15pm – 2:30pm Parent Pick-up
• 2-30pm – 5:30pm After Program