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Summer 2014 Passport Day Camp
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€? - Passport 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!” - Passport Parent
Recreational Swimming • Local Trips for Middle Campers • Beaches and Nature Preserves • Museums • Senior Camp & ELs Camping Trip
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Storytellers and Puppeteers Music and Dance Performers Magicians Live Animal Demonstrations Art Workshops
Camp Spirit • • • • •
Weekly All Camp Assemblies Theme-Based Activities Dress Up Days Camp Songs Counselor Vs. Camper Games
Family Fridays Popsicle Party Art Show • Theater Performance • Talent Show • Photo Slideshow • •
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. To ease this transition, Tiny Tots is structured as two separate four-week sessions.
“ Children are thrilled to be in a diversified camp that offers a full range of activities.” - Passport 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€? - Summer 2012 parent
Emerging Leaders AG ES: 11-14 YEAR S O LD
The Emerging Leader program fosters friendship, fun and collaboration for adolescents by building trust and encouraging independent and group decision-making. ELs focus on accomplishing goals, reflecting on new experiences, taking initiative and developing self-confidence. ELs volunteer at camp and in the surrounding community, participate in overnight adventures, and have choice in their daily schedules. Adolescents wishing to do the EL program are encouraged to sign up for at least two consecutive weeks. Each two-week session is designed around a topic that fosters the development of specific leadership/life skills.
Check our website to see special events/trainings available for this program
Montessori Mornings AG ES: 2.9 - 9 YEAR S O LD
Montessori education is characterized by an emphasis on independence, freedom within limits, and respect for a childâ€™s natural development. In a Montessori classroom, every exercise, method, and piece of equipment takes advantage of a childâ€™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 teacherâ€™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 the transition from home to the classroom environment, and the development of skills needed for the upcoming school year. Primary Montessori Morning is a five-day program for students 2.9 to 5 years of age entering a Primary classroom in the fall. Elementary Montessori Morning is a four-day program for students 6 to 9 years of age 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.
Early Care/Extended Day
Camp Dates and Rates
AG ES: ALL CAM P E R S
Early Care and Extended Day provide campers with a fun and meaningful extension of their camp day in a safe and familiar environment. The program runs five days a week from 7:45- 9:00 am and 4:00 - 5:30 pm. Drop-ins are also available if space permits.
Camp Dates Week 1 June 23 — 27
Week 5 July 21 — 25
Week 2 June 30 — July 3
Week 6 July 28 — August 1
Week 3 July 7 — 11
Week 7 August 4 — 8
Week 4 July 14 — 18
Week 8 August 11 — 15
Camp Rates Half Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:00 am — 12:00 pm Full Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:00 am — 4:00 pm Emerging Leaders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:00 am — 4:00 pm Tiny Tots (4-WEEK PROGRAM) . . . . . . . . 9:00 am — 4:00 pm
$300/wk $495/wk $275/wk $1,340
Montessori Morning Rates Ages 2.9 — 5 yrs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:00 am — 12:00 pm Ages 6 — 9 yrs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:00 am — 12:00 pm Montessori Morning + camp . . . . . . . $525/wk
Early Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:45 am — 9:00 am Early Care (drop-in rate) . . . . . . . . . . . $25 Extended Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4:00 pm — 5:30 pm Extended Day (drop-in rate) . . . . . . . . $25
Week 2 rates: $375 full day, $240 half day—(4-DAY WEEK) Week 8 rates: $425 full day, $300 half day—(HALF DAY 8/15)
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€? 129 Sherman Street Cambridge, MA 02140
617-206-4662 Tel 617-499-0088 Fax
Fast. Easy. Green.
- Passport Parent
Registration and more information online: www.cambridgemontessori.org/summer
Passport must comply with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (105 CMR 430.000) and be licensed by the City of Cambridge Public Health Department.