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Summer 2013 Passport to Exploration
Passport Program Core Values: Peace Respect Creativity Exploration Collaboration Independence Environmental Consciousness Global Stewardship
An eight-week vibrant summer day camp for children ages 21 months to 14 years Passport embraces the mission of Cambridge Montessori School which encourages independent, self-directed learning for life in a child-centered, international community valuing peace, respect for others, and pride in individual difference.
â€œ Passport offers children a community that encourages confidence, independence and cooperation with others. Our daughter looks forward to making new friends and reconnecting with old friends each summer.â€? - Summer 2012 parent
Daily activities are age-appropriate with special attention given to each campers individual needs. Upper and Senior campers will choose their activities each Monday. Nature
Nature-Based Art Projects • Danehy Park Exploration • Environmental Consciousness • Local Ecosystem Discovery • Plant and Animal Studies
Songwriting and Recording • Instrument Creation • Playing New Instruments • Music Education • African Drumming
Weather Research • Simple Robotics • Lego Engineering • Gardening • Experiment Explorations
Printmaking • Sculpture • Painting • Photography • Cultural Art
Yoga • Circus • Dance • Eurhythmics • Martial Arts
Improvisation Storytelling • Puppet Theater • Directing • Skill Workshops •
Check out our website for sample program schedules
Soccer Flag Football • Ultimate Frisbee • Basketball • Kickball •
Team Games Team Building Activities Challenge and Obstacle Courses • Cookie Monster • Hula Hoop Tag • Camouflage •
“ My son was very excited to go to camp every single day. I didn’t have to wake him up in the morning, he was always up and ready before I woke up. We both can’t wait to be back in the summer of 2013!” - Summer 2012 parent
Recreational Swimming • Local Trips for Middle Campers • Beaches and Nature Preserves • Museums • Senior Camp & LIT Camping Trip
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Popsicle Party Art Show Theater Performance Talent Show Photo Slideshow
Camp Spirit • • • • •
Weekly All Camp Assemblies Theme-Based Activities Dress Up Days Camp Songs Counselor Vs. Camper Games
Special Visitors • • • • •
Storytellers and Puppeteers Music and Dance Performers Magicians Live Animal Demonstrations Art Workshops
Tiny Tots AG ES: 21 M O NTH S -2.9 YEAR S O LD
The Tiny Tots program is based on the Montessori toddler classroom, taking advantage of your child’s natural love of learning and drive to act independently. Toddlers explore a language-rich classroom in which they learn to care for themselves, preparing for the adjustment to separation in a safe environment.
“ In the ever changing landscape of camps, Passport continues to provide enrichment and opportunities to children of all ages.” - Summer 2012 parent
AG ES: 3 YEAR S O LD
AG ES: 4-5 YEAR S O LD
A loving and nurturing environment is the primary consideration
Our Middle Campers explore a day filled with creative camp
for our Lower Campers. Our Lower Camp program is developed
activities including specialist-led experiences, recreational swimming,
to accommodate your childâ€™s individual skills and abilities within
local field trips, and special visitors on campus. Middle Campers thrive in
an atmosphere that focuses on consistency, safety, respect, and
a peaceful and child-centered environment that provides the
independence. Campers will creatively explore camp-wide activities
attention and care they need while providing opportunities for choice
including enrichment activities and special visitors.
AG ES: 6-8 YEAR S O LD
AG ES: 9-11 YEAR S O LD
Upper Campers engage in a wide range of special activities with a
Senior Campers participate in a busy week, full of fun and engaging
careful balance of structure and choice, fostering collaboration and
activities. These campers swim regularly, explore off-site during weekly
independence. These campers swim, partake in creative camp
field trips, collaborate in camp performances, participate in overnight
performances, explore during off-site trips, and have opportunities
adventures, and have choice in their daily schedules. Campers practice
for individual decision-making, allowing them to meet challenges with
independence, are challenged by staff, and form lasting friendships.
confidence and enthusiasm.
â€œ Every year Passport is on the top of our list of camp options.â€? 6
- Summer 2012 parent
Leaders In Training AG ES: 12-14 YEAR S O LD
The LIT program fosters friendship, fun, and collaboration for adolescents by building trust and encouraging independent and group decision-making. LITs focus on accomplishing goals, reflecting on new experiences, taking initiative, and developing self-confidence. LITs volunteer, participate in overnight adventures, and have choice in their daily schedules.
â€œ My children have attended summer Passport for three years. Each year has been a big hit. Our boys have been happy and my husband and I have been impressed with the thought and care displayed by the staff.â€? - Summer 2012 parent
Montessori Mornings AG ES: 2.9-10 YEAR S O LD
Montessori education is characterized by an emphasis on independence, freedom within limits, and respect for a child’s natural development. In a Montessori classroom, every exercise, method, and piece of equipment takes advantage of a child’s inherent desire to learn. Children are free to work in groups or on their own. They may sit at a table or move about the room. The curriculum and teacher’s role are all carefully designed to honor self-paced growth while encouraging social cooperation. Montessori Morning is open to CMS and non-CMS students. It is a half-day program that focuses on transitioning from home to the classroom environment and developing the skills needed for the upcoming school year. Primary Montessori Morning is for students 2.9-5 years old or entering a Primary classroom in the fall. Elementary Montessori Morning is for 6-9 years old or students entering Lower Elementary, or 4th year Upper Elementary in September.
“ Montessori Morning is a great opportunity to try out a Montessori classroom, to continue to build skills during the summer and to support a smooth transition between levels.” - Katelyn Ryan, Director of CMS Toddler and Primary Programs
English Immersion AG ES: 6-11 YEAR S O LD
Our English Immersion program provides children with organic
Early Care/ Extended Day AG ES: ALL CAM P E R S
experiences in English language acquisition. During this half-day program, campers engage in speaking, reading and writing activities,
Early Care and Extended Day provide campers with a fun and meaningful
games, and outdoor explorations to enhance their English-speaking
extension of their camp day in a safe and familiar environment. The program
skills in authentic and meaningful ways.
runs five days a week from 7:45- 9:00am and 4:00 - 5:30pm. Drop-ins are also available if space permits.
â€œ Children are thrilled to be in a diversified camp that offers a full range of activities.â€? - Summer 2012 parent
129 Sherman Street Cambridge, MA 02140
tel 617-206-4662 fax 617-499-0088
Fast. Easy. Green.
â€œ When your kids get up everyday at 7:00 AM begging you to take them to camp, you know it was a good choice.â€? - Summer 2012 parent
Registration and pricing available online: www.cambridgemontessori.org/summer