St. Stephen’s Summer Camp program will operate from 7:30 am (Before Care) until 5:00 pm (After Care), from June 6 to July 29 (Orientation and Primary) and from June 6 to July 22 (Elementary). While academic discovery is an important component of our Summer Camp, we also focus on holistic growth, outdoor play, building friendships, and having FUN! We are looking forward to spending the summer with your child.

Summer Camp is open to St. Stephen’s students and alumni (only).

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 Summer Camp

15 months – 3 years* 

Orientation Camp Coordinator: Lourdes Castaneda — lcastaneda@ssesh.org

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.

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.

The student-to-teacher ratio is 6:1. Early enrollment is encouraged.

*At the discretion of the teachers and Principal, children may be moved up to the Primary Summer Camp following an assessment in the first week. 

Summer Camp Themes

  1. June 6–10, 2022: Aquatic Adventures
  2. June 13–17, 2022: Aquatic Adventures
  3. June 20–24, 2022: Dinosaur Discovery
  4. June 27-July 1, 2022: Dinosaur Discovery
  5. July 5–8, 2022 (Four day week due to July 4th holiday): Backyard Fun: Gardening + All Things Bugs
  6. July 11–15, 2022: Backyard Fun: Gardening + All Things Bugs
  7. July 18–22, 2022: Construction Zone
  8. July 25–29, 2022: Construction Zone

Fees

All Weeks Except Week of July 4

  • Before Care: $51.00
  • Half Day: $281.00
  • Full Day: $383.00
  • After Care: $102.00

Week of July 4

  • Before Care: $41.00
  • Half Day: $225.00
  • Full Day: $306.00
  • After Care: $82.00

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 Summer Camp

3 years old – rising Kindergarteners

Primary Camp Coordinator: Liz Newchurch — lnewchurch@ssesh.org

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.

Summer Camp Themes

  1. June 6–10, 2022: Nature & the Outdoors
  2. June 13–17, 2022: Nature & the Outdoors
  3. June 20–24, 2022: Wildly Creative Art
  4. June 27-July 1, 2022: Wildly Creative Art
  5. July 5–8, 2022 (Four day week due to July 4th holiday): Yoga & Mindfulness
  6. July 11–15, 2022: Yoga & Mindfulness
  7. July 18–22, 2022: Dance & Music
  8. July 25–29, 2022: Dance & Music

Fees

All Weeks Except Week of July 4

  • Before Care: $51.00
  • Half Day: $230.00
  • Full Day: $332.00
  • After Care: $102.00

Week of July 4

  • Before Care: $41.00
  • Half Day: $184.00
  • Full Day: $266.00
  • After Care: $82.00

Daily Schedule

7:30-8:00 am: Before Care
8:00-8:15 am: Arrival
8:15-8:40 am: Morning Meeting
8:40-10:00 am: Theme Activity
10:00-10:30 am: Snack
10:30 am-noon: Theme Activity
noon-1:00 pm: Lunch/Playground
1:00-2:00 pm: Theme Activity or Free Reading
2:00-2:30 pm: Restore
2:30 pm: Dismissal
2:30-5:00 pm: After Care

Elementary Summer Camp

Rising 1st – 7th graders

Elementary Camp Coordinators

The Elementary Summer Camp experience provides holistic enrichment for campers in a fun, Montessori-inspired environment. Each week brings a unique focus with a Zoom showcase or capstone project on the last day of the week. Elementary Summer Camp will be housed in Havens; drop-off and pick-up will be in the parking lot at 1805 West Alabama. The summer camp themes may be subject to change.

Week 1: Paper Roller Coasters with Mr. Chris – June 6-10

Greetings to our young roller coaster tycoons! In our inaugural week, Mr. Chris will lead students in designing, cutting, and crafting paper roller coasters that stretch from wall to wall and floor to ceiling. Combining a cultural history of roller coasters with exciting, personal designs, this camp will take your students on a propulsive ride!

Week 2: Film with Mr. Stefan – June 13-17

In Week 2, Mr. Stefan will guide our students through the ins and outs of filmmaking: cinematography, editing, and creative multimedia skills will inspire our young student filmmakers in crafting their own short movies and visual projects. Vive le cinéma! 

Week 3: Theatre with Mr. Darius – June 20-24

Open casting call for all thespians! Week 3 features Mr. Darius lending students his expert guidance in musical theater, dramatic arts, and fun improvisational skills. All the world’s a stage, and this week is your student’s time to shine!

Week 4: Photography with Ms. Sasha – June 27-July 1

Photography for all with Ms. Sasha! In Week 4, students will learn how to use a professional camera (not attached to a phone) to document, express, and communicate via the medium of photography. Art meets tech where students find their place behind the lens!

Week 5: Art Exploration with Ms. Sasha – (Four day week due to July 4th holiday) July 5-8

In week 5, Ms. Sasha will take our young artists on a tour of our world’s rich artistic history, studying old and new masters alike while gaining inspiration for their own paintings, drawings, and crafts. Your student’s next masterpiece begins here!

Week 6: Applied Engineering with Mr. Charlie and friends – July 11-15

A student favorite, Mr. Charlie will lead young engineers in the Da Vinci Lab during Week 6. We will explore circuitry, electronics, coding, and 3D design, expressing imagination and creativity through the fundamentals of engineering!

Week 7: Puppetry with Ms. Flora – July 18-22

Calling all puppeteers!  During our final week together, we will learn about different types of puppets and the history of puppetry. Then, we will develop our own puppet show and create our own puppets. Expect to go home with a new puppet friend at the end of the week!

Summer Camp Themes

  1. June 6–10, 2022: Paper Roller Coasters with Mr. Chris
  2. June 13–17, 2022: Film with Mr. Stefan
  3. June 20–24, 2022: Theatre with Mr. Darius
  4. June 27-July 1, 2022: Photography with Ms. Sasha
  5. July 5–8, 2022 – Four day week due to July 4th holiday: Art Exploration with Ms. Sasha
  6. July 11–15, 2022: Applied Engineering with Mr. Charlie and friends
  7. July 18–22, 2022: Puppetry with Ms. Flora

Fees

All Weeks Except Week of July 4

  • Before Care: $51.00
  • Full Day: $332.00
  • After Care: $102.00

Week of July 4

  • Before Care: $41.00
  • Full Day: $266.00
  • After Care: $82.00