This summer program for the primary children, ages 2 ½ -7 years, provides continuity in your child’s Montessori experience and consistency in their environment while providing plenty of summer fun. This is a great introduction to Montessori for those not enrolled in our school year programs.
Integral to Montessori is respect for one another and the environment around us, whether that is in the classroom, nature or our own homes. We will embrace the natural inquisitiveness of young minds by exploring the world around us and being guided through this journey by Montessori trained teachers.
The campers will incorporate the Montessori philosophy and materials with summer activities such as cooking, gardening, water play, art, music, and more.
Weekly Day Camp Program Options:
All programs are 5 days a week, with the exception of the Extended Hours.
- Half day ~ All campers attended at least half day. Arrival is at 9am, and dismissal is at 12 noon.
- Add Lunch ~ Campers are welcome to stay until 1pm. This allows them to have lunch with their friends and play at recess. (Lunch is not provided by camp).
- Full Day ~ Campers who want a full day experience can sign up to stay until 3pm. Younger children will nap from 1 to 3pm, while older childern will continue to explore and do projects.
Young campers must be potty trained.
VFKH Montessori Camp and Enrichment Programs are hosted at our beautiful Limerick campus. This campus provides a serene natural environment on three acres for the children.
188 W. Ridge Pike
Limerick Pa, 19468
|June 10 – 14||July 8 – 12||August 5 – 9|
|June 17 – 21||July 15 – 19||August 12 – 16|
|June 24 - 28||July 22 – 26||August 19 – 23|
|July 29 – August 2|
Moviemaking In My Hands
June 10 – 14, 9am – 3 pm…with Ariana Hamidi
Let’s make films! Opportunities for fun, interaction, and creative expression as children enjoy hands-on experience with cinematography, sound, editing, speacial effects, performance and animation including drawing, cutouts, and claymation. Students will share their productions with parents and friends at a screening on the last day.
Bio: Mrs. Hamidi is a film/video artist and poet who has been teaching for the last decade. Her award-winning films have been shown at festivals throughout the world including Rotterdam, New York, Beijing, and many others
June 17 – 28, 9am – Noon…with Maria Greenland
This two week camp provides a fun way to let those creative juices flow. Children will hone their acting skills, while also learning costume and set design. Let the fun begin!
Bio: Mrs. Greenland has been involved with stage productions since her eatly teens. Weather puppeteering, acting, or back stage, there is not an aspect she has not been involved in. This will be her second summer leading this program, and she is looking forward to it!
August 5 – 9, 9am – Noon…with Sabine Polak Children Cooking
Campers will discover the artist within them with VFKH’s art camp offering! With different themed projects each day we will be exploring a wide range of mediums using both traditional and non-traditional materials. We’ll spend a day at the beach with beach themed crafts, go back in time as we explore the ancient art of felting and so much more in between!
Bio: Mrs. Polak has studied fine art throughout most of her life and has over 10 years of professional experience in the field of Graphic Design. She loves sharing art with children and looks forward to a week of fun-filled creative exploration!
Music! Music! Music!
August 12 – 16, 9am – Noon…with Kelly Nastasi
Is your child interested in music? Do they love to listen to and make great sounds? Along with learning how to read a staff, learning major scales, rhythm and notation, we will practice singing, keyboard, guitar and rhythm instruments.
Bio: Mrs. Nastasi has studied a variety of music mediums since elementary school. She has studied music theory and taught music in the Montessori environment for 9 years as well as, providing guitar lessons for many years.
Science Explorer’s ‘Take a Dive’
August 19 – 23, 9am – 3 pm…with Michelle ‘Milky Way’
VFKH is excited to host Science Explorer’s for this outstanding summer program. Learn more at scienceexplorers.com
Dive into the world of marine biology and oceanography! Campers will dissect a real shark and squid, partipate in a fisherman’s challenge, examine the anatomy of a fish and learn the ancient technique of gyotaku or “fish rubbing,” learn to survive at sea with a homemade solar still, create a kelp forest and make their own submarine. Campers will come face-to-face with some unique sea creatures! They will bring to life genuine Triassic Triops, conduct a whale adaptations lab, and examine many weird wonders that live under the sea!
*With the exception of Theatre, which is a two week program
Programs and Prices
|MONTESSORI DAY CAMP|
|Half-day||$170||9am – Noon|
|Half-day + Lunch||$195||9am – 1pm|
|Full-day||$250||9am – 3pm|
|ELEMENTARY ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS|
|Art Camp||$200||9am – Noon|
|Music Camp||$200||9am – Noon|
|Film Camp||$300||9am – 3pm|
(Two week program)
|$400||9am – Noon|
|Science Camp||$385||9am – Noon|
|+ Afternoon Mont. Camp||$280||Noon – 3pm added to AM program|
|EXTENDED CAMP HOURS|
|Early Bird||$40||7:30am – 9am|
|Kinder Kammer I||$45||3 – 4:30pm|
|Kinder Kammer II||$85||3 – 5:30pm|
How to enroll: The application can be found below. Sign and submit the application form with one week’s fee to:
VFKH Montessori School
188 West Ridge Pike
Limerick, Pa. 19468
Due dates: Please submit applications by April 1st. Applicants will be accepted after that time, if space allows. (Dates may be added after submitting application)
- Balance for Weeks 1-3 due May 1st
- Balance for Weeks 4-7 due June 1st
- Balance for Weeks 8-10 due July 1st
What Next? An email confirmation will be sent when your application is received. All additional information will be mailed to you prior to the start of camp. If you have any questions please call or email the office.