June - August Dates Available 9 AM - 3 PM Daily Open fields, organic fruits and vegetables, friendly farmers, a loving community, natural parks — Virginia Beach has all of these. With this much bounty, we need a preschool that emphasizes working with nature in addition to the regular curriculum of language, science, mathematics, culture, and refining the senses. My mission is to provide our community all those good things, with a Montessori Nature Camp. With a mixed age group of three- through seven-year-olds, we will offer a wide range of activities to spark children’s interests and also enable them to learn from others and learn by helping others. Registration is on a first come, first served basis. Our camps run Monday-Friday -- all summer long (with the exception of two weeks of break)! Camps will be held outdoors at Red Wing Park. Each day has different activities scheduled, from learning about bees, building with nature's resources, and cooking with seasonal fruits and vegetables, to nature hikes, scavenger hunts and painting our observations. Based in Montessori, Well Marie Adele programs weave nature with academics by using every experience to strengthen skills in handwriting, math, language, and fine-tuning the senses. All materials will be provided. We will have morning snack and lunch together under the trees at noon daily, so please send your child to camp with a nutritious lunch labeled with his/her name. Pick-up is at 3:00, and we encourage all parents to explore the Japanese Zen Garden, trails, and park so that you can see what your child's environment will be like for the week! As always, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"The child's development follows a path of successive stages of independence, and our knowledge of this must guide us in our behavior towards him. We have to help the child to act, will and think for himself. This is the art of serving the spirit, an art which can be practiced to perfection only when working among children." -Maria Montessori