Summer camp at Marblue Montessori Academy is a well-rounded and enjoyable way for students to supplement the 10 month program! The school provides the opportunity for relaxation, socialization, and reinforcement of academic concepts.
This past summer, the children were introduced to a wide range of interests while exploring the awesome creativity of humanity through the study of innovations throughout the ages. The focus was on technology, cooking, the arts and science. Each specialization was presented through hands-on activities that interest and excite as they expand the students' view of human potential. There were projects using visual art and design, music, cooking, culture and discovery.
Along with the biweekly themes at MMA summer camp, there is daily practice of language arts and math skills, within the context of the Montessori environment. Continuing to expose children to these educational essentials is crucial for success in the upcoming school year.
There are many chances throughout the camp day for physical activity. Besides unstructured outdoor play, there are dance classes, fitness, soccer practice, and special water days. Weekly field trips are part of each camp schedule, and have included relaxing trips to local parks to expand the classroom walls by participating in outdoor projects and a chance for free play. The camps have also visited nearby locations such as a grove stand that makes fudge, a children's art museum, and a local bowling alley. We also have in-school field trips, where our younger students get to experience and enjoy interactions with the outside community.
On a regular basis, camp has allowed time for the children to engage in cooperative indoor smart games and building projects, all carefully chosen to encourage creativity, cooperation and good sportsmanship. With our Montessori emphasis on community and peace education, the children are able to practice getting along with others while experiencing friendly competition and group decision making, all of which are crucial life skills.
Summers at Marblue Montessori Academy are valuable and loads of fun for all involved! Camp provides an opportunity for children to continue academic growth and reinforce Montessori foundations, while enjoying being with friends in a group environment.