Austin Montessori invites your children for a summer of exploration, imagination, creation, action, friendship and fun!
2017 AMS SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM
SUMMERTIME GRAB BAG
Week 1/2: Sports And Crafts: June 5th-9th & June 12th-16th
With Emily St. Amand Poliakoff
Ready? Set? GO! We’ll be starting the summer off with a bang, combining mornings dedicated to sports and teamwork exercises and afternoons enjoying each other’s company while diving into a wide variety of arts and crafts. These first two weeks will be a wonderful time for participants to build new friendships, get active, and be creative, all while we nestle into the relaxed feel of summertime.
Week 3: Food Frenzy: June 19th-23rd
With Michelle Nuest
This week, participants will explore food from 5 continents: North America, South America, Africa, Europe and Asia. We will look at the process of how food is grown all around the world and how it gets from the farm to the table. Each day the children will be making 2 recipes (gluten and nut free) specific to each country. Participants will also get the opportunity to collect and bind these recipes for future reference.
Week 4: Around The World In 5 Days: June 26th-June 30th
With Khara Vincent
Take on your own Jules Verne challenge to circumnavigate the globe as Phineas Fogg did, only do it in 5 days instead of 80! Travel by land, sea and air, visit foreign cultures and meet unexpected challenges along the way. Children collaborate as they puzzle through their journey together and experience the stories, art, music and language of multiple countries.
Week 5: Elemental Art: July 5th-7th
With Khara Vincent
Earth, wind, fire and water are the inspiration for experiments this week. Each one will help us create original nature-based art in the process. Appreciate the wonders of the elements and keep your hands busy as we get creative with Mother Nature.
Week 6: Inventor’s Workshop: July 10th-14th
With Michelle Nuest
This week we will learn about famous inventors in the 17th-21st centuries. Children will have opportunities to imagine and build mini inventions using particular tools and resources such as recyclable goods. Inventors Workshop is a time to explore and recreate a masterpiece individually or with others collaboratively.
Week 7: Symphony of the 5 Senses: July 17th-21st
With Michelle Nuest
Week 7 participants explore the 5 senses and their connection to the human body. Looking at one sense at a time, activities will help children understand how each one works on its own as well as in relation to the human body. After investigating a sense, participants will have the opportunity to re-capture the experience through artwork and experiments of their own.
“My child was happy each day returning from camp and to go every morning. The work she brought home was creative, constructive, and enjoyable to learn about and observe.”
“The staff are all so loving, caring and wonderful. I feel so confident that my child will get excellent care and company in the AMS camp.”
ABOUT OUR CAMP LEADS:
Michelle is originally from Northwest Indiana, born and raised on a farm, and graduated from Purdue University. She completed her AMI Elementary Montessori Training with Greg MacDonald, and has been enjoying each day guiding at Cedars Montessori in Oak Hill. What Michelle loves most about Montessori is that each day is different; lessons, materials to explore and discover, and the adventures the children create collaboratively. She has been living in Austin for the past 4 years, and enjoys spending her days outside running or walking with her two dogs; Sammy and Hiro. Michelle is fascinated with classifying trees, plants and birds whenever one is in within sight or heard. In addition to painting and listening to various genres of music, one of Michelle’s other favorite things to do is cook and bake. Most importantly, her husband Kevin is always part of these adventures too!
Khara Vincent has been working with children in the arts for over fifteen years. She is a graduate of Miami University and holds a Bachelor of Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Studies, focused on theatre as an educational vehicle for intercultural understanding. Khara began performing, directing and teaching youth in Cincinnati. In Austin for the past 13 years, she taught classes and coordinated educational programs & shows at ZACH Theatre and guided young artists in after school classes and in-school residencies with Creative Action. Now in her 4th year at Austin Montessori School, Khara has supported children in Birdsong and Windsong communities during the school year and led creative camp programs over past summers. She enjoys making art, hiking, traveling, and playing tennis with her husband, Jesse.
Emily St. Amand Poliakoff
Emily St. Amand Poliakoff graduated with a Bachelor of Music from the University of Southern California, and has been working with children for over 10 years leading and coordinating camps, teaching voice, choir, music theory and saxophone. Emily has also worked as a music therapy volunteer in various hospital facilities throughout Southern California. This is Emily’s second year at Austin Montessori, where she has supported a number of communities including Casita, the YCC, Birdsong, and Club Mundi. Emily enjoys spending her time performing in the Austin area, reading about Chinese Medicine, practicing yoga, and traveling the world.
A non refundable $150 deposit is required to hold your child’s spot. In the spring we’ll ask for registration information and for full payment.
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION-January 27th-February 24th
2 weeks or less: $260/week*
3 weeks: $240/week*
4 weeks or more: $220/week*
*Week of July 5th-$156*
REGULAR REGISTRATION-February 25th-May 29th
2 weeks or less: $280/week*
3 weeks: $260/week*
4 weeks or more: $240/week*
*Week of July 5th-$168*
PROGRAM HOURS: 8:30am-4:00pm
LATE DEPARTURE: 4:00pm-5:30pm
$40/week (July 5th-$24), $10/day for drop in
ROUND TRIP BUS SERVICE FROM GREAT NORTHERN: Departs 8:00am, returns 4:30pm