Day Camp

Summer Camp and Summer Montessori Programs

We are getting ready at Christopher Academy Scotch Plains for our 2017 Summer Camp, which will run from June 26th through August 4th.  Children ages three through seven years may enroll for two to six weeks in either a half or full-day camp session.

 Our Scotch Plains Summer Camp emphasizes motor development, arts and crafts, music, cooking, science, and water activities. Each child is placed in a small group of children with similar ages and abilities. As enrollment changes from week to week so may these groups.  Each week has a unique theme around which activities are centered. 

 Our Scotch Plains campus is a lovely four-acre facility on Terrill Road. The outdoor space includes an expansive playground and open fields, paved areas for motor toys, and covered areas for shady play and picnics, in addition to our air-conditioned indoor facility. Our camp environment is appropriately designed for the three to seven-year-old child. It is suggested that three-year-old children joining our program have had their birthday by June 1 and be fully toilet trained.

 The camp staff is composed of members of our staff, faculty, as well as well-trained and mature summer counselors, who often return summer after summer to be a part of our program. Their experience and their commitment to the program are exhibited in the high level of personal interaction our children receive in keeping with Montessori philosophy to learn and grow in a peaceful, supportive environment.

Summer Camp Registration Form

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Christopher Academy’s Summer Montessori Program will be offered at our Westfield Campus from June 26th through August 4th.

The Westfield Summer Montessori Program is designed to serve children ages 2 ½ through 4 or those enrolled in our Stepping Stones program for the 2017-2018 academic year. This program is ideal for first-time campers or children new to Montessori. Session times are from 9:00 AM until 11:45 AM and are available for two or four days a week. Children may enroll for as little as two weeks or as long as the full six week session. We highly suggest for the benefit of the child to enroll for weeks that run consecutively.

Offered in one of our beautifully appointed air conditioned Montessori classrooms, this program mirrors the simple structure of typical Montessori school day. Children are presented initial lessons in Practical Life, Sensorial, Math and Language while also exploring their creativity through arts and crafts, music, storytelling and outdoor play. By maintaining a small group size and limiting the program to mornings only, The Summer Montessori Program gives children the opportunity to become comfortable with classroom routines, build independence, secure new friendships and learn initial Montessori lessons.    

The program sessions are as follows:

  • 2 Days Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday
  • 4 Days Monday through Thursday

Summer Montessori Program Enrollment Form

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We welcome current Christopher Academy students and new families to our programs. Should you have any questions or would like a tour, please call us in the office.