Welcome to Summer Camp on Martha’s Vineyard!
Vineyard Montessori School is a great place to have fun this summer! We offer weeklong day programs for children ages 2.9 to 6 years. Kids will have fun and unique experiences exploring the outdoors, discovering new interests, meeting new friends, and creating memories….all on our beautiful island!
The mission of our summer camp is to foster a lifetime love of learning through friendship, community, skill development, and exploration. What a wonderful way to spend your summer.
This camp must comply with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and be licensed by the local board of health.
The VMS Summer Camp activities will support each age group with appropriate activities that are enrichment based and hands-on. Campers will enjoy gardening, cooking and baking, arts and crafts, water fun, beach outings, backyard games, music and dance, library time, yoga, nature and science, rockets and planes, and more. VMS’ dedicated teachers will be heading the program.
Dates for Summer 2019
Located on the VMS campus on Main Street in Vineyard Haven, this year’s program will run in eight weekly sessions, allowing families to sign up one week at a time or for multiple weeks. Children can choose to attend full days (9:00 AM to 3:00 PM) or half days (9:00 AM to 12:00 PM), providing flexibility to families. Additionally, extended care is available beginning at 7:30 AM and ending at 4:30 PM.
Session 1: June 24 – June 28
Session 2: July 1 – July 5 (there is no camp on July 4th)
Session 3: July 8 – July 12
Session 4: July 15 – July 19
Session 5: July 22 – July 26
Session 6: July 29 – August 2
Session 7: August 5 – August 9
Session 8: August 12 – August 16
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM: Extended Day AM
9:00 AM: Drop-off and Welcome Circle/ Montessori Morning Begins
9:15 AM: Activity 1
10:00 AM: Morning Snack
10:30 AM: Activity 2
11:15 AM: Activity 3
12:00 AM: Lunch and Half Day Pick-up/ Montessori Morning Ends
12:30 PM: Rest and Indoor Play
1:15 PM: Activity 4
2:00 PM: Afternoon Snack
2:15 PM: Activity 5 and Closing Activity
3:00 PM: Pick-up
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM: Extended Day PM
VMS is also hosting Montessori Mornings, which is a full-day program taking place this summer. This will allow children to experience a Montessori classroom in the morning and camp in the afternoon. The Montessori Mornings program is designed and taught by certified Montessori teachers. If a family is new to Montessori, this program introduces your child to our classroom setting so he/she is ready to go in September. It also gives prospective families a taste of Montessori so they can see if it is a good fit for their child.