Welcome back to BMS Summer Camps for 2018.  We have some returning favorites and some new offerings for students who have joined us in the past.  Please see the descriptions below for the most up-to-date information and registration packet.  We will be updating this page as we receive more descriptions.
 
As always,  Half-Day and All-Day options (Preschool ages 3-5) are only available to currently enrolled students at BMS. The Elementary (ages 6-13 or 1st through 6th grades) camps are available to students from outside the BMS community with prior approval from the faculty and not until registration opens to outside families. The outside-registration date is April 2, 2018.
 
Session 1 – June 4-15
 

Half -Day (8:30-12:30) – $244
Intro to Montessori – Robyn Miller
BMS is offering a camp geared completely toward brand new preschool students.  It will be taught by two of our preschool lead teachers in a classroom environment set up specifically to meet the needs of brand new students, with the aim of development of a sense of order, concentration, coordination and independence.  This camp will run as a half-day only.

All-Day (8:00-5:30)  –  $402
Space Camp – Anna Wegerson & Megan Carpenter
Come join us as we blast off into outer space camp!  Children will play fun games and sing fun songs about the planets and our universe.  We will taste interesting space snacks, make cool art, and have a lot of hands on work experience about the solar system and beyond.
 
Elementary (8:30-3:30)  –  $315
The Art of Performance – Eve & Sam Cusack
Performance is an integral part of life whether you are telling a story to your friends, giving a speech in front of an audience or singing on stage. In this camp we will explore many different types of performance, have guest performers and speakers and have daily performances for each other.  Guests will be invited to attend a performance toward the end of camp at which the  children will share their work.  Activities will include, but will not be limited to, acting, singing, playing musical instruments, dancing, stage fighting, slapstick, illusion, mime, puppetry, recitation, etc.  The only limit is your child’s imagination.
 
AfterCare (3:30-5:30)  –  $100 
Matt Metzler and his staff will be running an AfterCare program throughout our summer camps where those students attending our Elementary Camps may extend their day.  We are asking that families sign up for the entire week at a time so that we may hire staff appropriately.
 
Session 2 – June 18-29
 
Half-Day (8:30-12:30) & All-Day (8:00-5:30)  –  $244/$402
Our Big Backyard: Nature Camp – Robyn Miller
Join us for 2 weeks of exploring the plants, animals, and natural world around us.  We will spend extra time outside on short hikes and outdoor work.  We will have nature presentations and lots of hands-on experiences.  Come experience the art, science, math, and language of nature! 
 
Elementary (8:30-3:30)  –  $315
STEAM – Staci Radford-Vincent
Explore the world of science, technology, engineering and math through the lense of art!  We’ll create electrical art, kinetic sculptures, illusions, colorful mini roller coasters, drawing robots, collaborative projects and much more as we investigate the world around us and learn more about how it works.  STEAM camp will inspire students to use their curiosity and wonder in a creative and open-ended way as they explore, problem solve and create their own unique expressions of art and science. Activities will take place indoors and out.
 
AfterCare (3:30-5:30)  –  $100
Matt Metzler and his staff will be running an AfterCare program throughout our summer camps where those students attending our Elementary Camps may extend their day.  We are asking that families sign up for the entire week at a time so that we may hire staff appropriately.
 
Session 3 – July 2-13 – no camp July 4
 
Half-Day (8:30-12:30) & All-Day (8:00-5:30)  –  $220/$362
Yoga –  Christy True
This camp will be a fun and engaging introduction to yoga and relaxation techniques for children.  We will play yoga games and tell yoga stories, learn breathing techniques and self calming tools.  Resiliency tools, focus and concentration, as well gross motor skills and balance will also be enhanced through this camp.  Most importantly, the goal of this camp is for the children to gain positive associations with yoga and relaxation techniques to carry with them into the future.  
 
Elementary (8:30-3:30)  –  $283
Art – Alice Pennell
Be prepared to get messy! This camp will center around learning about different artists and art techniques. At this camp you will explore the elements of art and the principles of design through hands on art projects. We will use many different mediums to create beautiful art each day. Each day there will be five stations around the classroom; two on the tile (for messier projects), two carpet activities, and one free exploration activity with inspiring materials. At our daily morning meetings we will learn about different artists and techniques that you can use to inspire your own creations. Come see what you can create at BMS Art Camp!
 
AfterCare (3:30-5:30)  –  $90
Matt Metzler and his staff will be running an AfterCare program throughout our summer camps where those students attending our Elementary Camps may extend their day.  We are asking that families sign up for the entire week at a time so that we may hire staff appropriately.
 
Please be advised that we will be continuing to adhere to our nut-free policy.  We are a nut-free campus.  All lunches will be brown-bag from home so check and make sure your child is not bringing nuts to camp.