Your Montessori Summer Camp Adventure Awaits!

Our summer programs offer an opportunity for children to spend a morning, afternoon, or all day learning and having fun at our beautiful prairie campus in Middleton. Note that full-day and afternoon campers will bring a lunch to enjoy with their friends at the start of the afternoon session each day.

Summer Camp 2024 information will be available in March 2024!

See below for a description of our 2023 Summer Camp Program.


Children’s House Montessori Camp (ages 3-6*): 8:00 am – 12:00 pm 

Children will relish their mornings in our richly prepared Montessori environment with direct access to the outdoors. Activities may include experiences in practical application of life skills (flower arranging, polishing, and food preparation), work with sensorial materials (activities that engage all the senses), as well as lessons in math, language, culture, botany, and zoology. Mornings will buzz by while learning, building relationships, and having fun in a supportive community!

Young Explorers (ages 3-6*): 12:00 – 5:00 pm 

Our afternoon camp includes music, movement, creative play, art, baking, and other special activities based on the theme of each session. Outdoor activities include time to enjoy our beautiful and engaging natural playground and our prairie setting through short hikes, nature walks, picnics, gardening, and water play. Young Explorers will begin with lunch brought from home and include quiet time or napping for children still adjusting to a full day of activity. Parents may pick up any time between 4-5 pm. 

*Children who are age 3 by September 1, 2023 will be enrolled if they are toileting independently by the start of the session. Children who will be six years old as of September 1, 2023 may be asked to join the elementary program.

Elementary Montessori Camp (ages 6*-12): 8:00 am – 12:00 pm 

Children will engage with Montessori materials to pique their interests and explore research, language, math, and science in our specially prepared classrooms. As much time as possible will also be spent engaging in the natural environment outdoors, using nature itself to teach lessons about the great big world around us. Children who have Montessori experience will sharpen their skills and build upon lessons from the school year, while those new to the Montessori environment will explore new ways of learning and gain confidence in making choices and exercising independence as part of the community. 

Elementary Explorers (ages 6*-12): 12:00 – 5:00 pm 

Children will spend their afternoons exploring the world outside the classroom, from the gardens just outside the school walls to the prairie and woodland areas in our adjacent public lands. Group games, arts and crafts, building, hiking, and water activities will all be part of the fun. Your child will have plenty of opportunities to socialize and collaborate with other explorers, while also exploring culinary arts, science, dramatic activities, and handcrafts.

Themes for both afternoon camps will vary by week!