Summer Camp at PCM

Pebblecreek Camp 2015

Summer Camp 2015

Pebblecreek’s summer program offers a rich variety of activities including drama, music instruction, art, science, food preparation and outdoor adventures. Our summer program emphasizes nature and the environment, those things that the summer itself offers in abundance and full splendor. Each week provides the students with a variety of activities; outdoor activities will be scheduled for early morning due to the summer heat.

Camps will run daily from 9:00am-12:00pm. All children will stay at school for lunch.

The summer program will consist of 10 sessions; each session lasting one week.

Summer Camp Descriptions

Session #1 June 8th-June 12th

  • “Speakaboo”: (ages 3-5) Children will learn the art of storytelling by being actively engaged in the story. Utilizing fairy tales, folk tales, nursery rhymes and fables, we will introduce children to the art of telling a story. This program is designed for children who are not yet reading or immerging readers. Being able to tell a story in using proper sequence and important points is essential to becoming an effective writer. –Ms. Kara

  • Writers’ Workshop: (ages 6-12) Children will be encouraged to unleash the writer within by emphasizing the act of writing itself, not just learning about it. Using an interdisciplinary writing technique, students’ fluency will be built in writing through continuous, repeated exposure to the process of writing. Children will be divided into groups by age and ability. They will work through a wide variety of topics in a self-directed and meaningful approach to writing. –Mrs. Daniels

    Session #2 June 15th-June 19th

  • “A Week at the Museum”: (ages 3-6) This camp is designed for children to explore the fascinating world of art, some of the famous contributors and their famous works. –Ms. Jennifer

  • “Making the Grade”: (ages 7-12) At some point in time, all children will be required to take a test for admission into school, to obtain a license or for employment. Studying is only a part of getting good results. No matter how hard a student studies, he will not do well unless he knows how to go about taking a test. In Montessori, we consider this a practical life skill. This program is designed to give students practical tips for note taking, studying, relieving anxiety and strategies for choosing the best possible answer. –Ms. Viji

    Session #3 June 22nd -June 26th

  • Café Madrid: (ages 3-6) Come and learn through conversation, written short stories, cooking and building a model of a restaurant. Simple vocabulary with easy verb tenses will be combined into discussions and writing activities. We will research some menus of different restaurants. This will be an entertaining session where Spanish will be used. Children will learn to order a simple meal in Spanish at a restaurant. -Mrs. Wilcox

  • Speak & Inspire: (ages 7-12) Speaking in front of large groups of people can be frightening, but it doesn’t have to be. Learn and practice the art of delivering a message that is effective and inspiring. Learn simple techniques of keeping your audience engaged while keeping your anxiety at bay. –Ms. Viji

    Session #4 June 29th-July 2nd

  • African Safari: (ages 3-6)This program is designed to explore the continent of Africa. Children will go on a safari exploring wildlife in its natural habitat. This will be an adventure like no other!- Ms. Wilcox

  • Culinary Kids: (ages 6-12)This program is designed to introduce children to culinary skills using recipes that are practical yet fun. Cooking involves preparation, numbers, measuring, cleanliness, safety and time management. Children feel a genuine sense of accomplishment when they help prepare a meal. This is a lifelong learning experience no matter what age you are. – Ms. Patricia

    Session #5 July 6th-July 10th

  • A Trip Around the World: (ages 3-6) Children will study a country each day including famous landmarks, dress, art, language, food, dress, literature and geography. This is an opportunity for children to broaden their knowledge and appreciation of a variety of cultures while never leaving their classroom. - Ms. Sarah

  • “Show Me the Money”: (ages 7-12) Children will learn about the history of currency, bartering, simple interest, credit cards, mortgages and balancing a checkbook. The complex concept of money will be broken down into terms they will understand and be able to apply in a practical way. –Ms. Sue

    Session #6 July 13th-July 17th

  • LIFE AT SEA; A Pirate's Tale: (ages 3-8) This program will include a brief history of piracy and tall sailing ships, while learning some vocabulary and how to talk like a pirate. Hands on projects will offer how to look like a pirate: wanted posters or various types of pirate puppets and making pirate costumes. Creating objects that represent life at sea: treasure maps, treasure chests, clay tiles and jugs, parrots. Learning about the tall sailing ships: drawing, painting seascapes, building a ship in a bottle and designing flags. Come and experience the life of these infamous pirates-Ms. Bobbie

  • Playwright Workshop: (ages 9-12) This is a program designed to inspire and support the writing of the Pebblecreek Montessori annual spring production. Children will write the script, create the characters and costumes and design the sets. - Ms. Harris

    Session #7 July 20th-July 24th

  • "Parlez-vous Français?": (ages 3-6) Join us as we travel to the country of France to learn their culture. We will learn some commonly use vocabulary, sample their food and study their famous landmarks and culture. –Ms. Maggie

  • Waterworks: (ages 7-12) Water is one of our most important natural resources. Without it, there would be no life on earth. The supply of water available for our use is limited by nature. Although there is plenty of water on earth, it is not always in the right place, at the right time and of the right quality. Adding to the problem is the increasing evidence that chemical wastes improperly discarded yesterday are showing up in our water supplies today. In this program we will investigate Hydrology, the science of understanding the complex water systems of the Earth and help solve water problems. –Mrs. Wilcox

  • Rollercoaster Physics: (ages 7-12) Adventurers will discover the science behind an amusement park thriller, the roller coaster! Roller coasters are a fascinating way to learn about physical science. Students will be thrilled as they discover some exciting roller coaster physics as they put their knowledge to the test while building some amazing roller coasters and other exciting amusement park rides! -Mrs. Wonders

    Session #8 July 27th-July 31st

  • Mad About Science: (ages 3-12-children will be split into 2 groups) Science is everywhere! It is used to understand our natural world around us and how it works, but it’s also part of our daily lives. Science is used to forecast weather, plant flowers, and bake a cake. Science deals with many different processes and ways of thinking. This program is designed for all ages. Children will conduct simple to more complex experiments, learn the scientific method and the many different areas of science. –Ms. Shamsi & Mrs. Wonders

  • Machine Madness to Robotics: (ages 7-12) Afternoon Only. Adventurers will gear up for an action packed week as their imaginations will run wild in the Machine Madness to Robotics Adventure! Adventurers will discover and integrate simple machines and motors to create some amazing motorized machines; then turning motorized machines into robots by adding some sensors, which controls the motors by reacting to light, sound and touch. –Ms. Wonders

    Session #9 August 3rd-August 7th

  • Community Heroes: (ages 3-6) In this program children will learn the importance and role of community heroes, dress up like them and enjoy a visit from the fire department and police department-Ms. Lynn

  • “Believe It or Not?”: (ages 7-12) Did you ever hear or see something that was so odd it was hard to determine whether it was real or make believe? This is a fun camp where we will explore some very hard to believe facts about different people, animals, places and things. You child will enjoy learning about some not so common facts and myths. –Ms. Anna

    Session #10 August 10th-August 14th

  • Musical Genre Genius: (ages 3-6) Music comes in many different types and styles ranging from traditional rock music to world pop, easy listening and jazz. Many genres have a rich history or geographical significance. Come learn about different kinds of music and some famous contributors. Children will learn to recognize different genres. -Ms. Harris

  • “Riddle Me This”: (ages 7-12) Learning to think critically may be one of the most important skills which today's children will need for the future. – This program is designed to give children an opportunity to exercise and build on their critical thinking skills. Through the use of everyday problems to brain teasers, children will be encouraged to solve problems and exercise their own judgment in a very safe and welcoming environment. –Mrs. Daniels

Pebblecreek Montessori

Pebblecreek Montessori exists to develop our children to embrace a joy for learning through a philosophy that has enabled a scientific process that is placed in an environment that nurtures curiosity, creativity and imagination!