MCMS Summer Programs are back for preschool and elementary-aged children!

We are excited to welcome children ages 3-12 to attend our summer programming in 2021. 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: MCMS is committed to following all COVID-19 guidance applicable to schools, child care, and youth settings as set forth by Public Health Madison & Dane County for safe operations of our summer programs. Masks will be mandatory indoors for adults and children aged 2 and older, except when eating or drinking.

  • Session 1: June 21 – July 16 (4 weeks – no camps July 5)
    • $785 per half day session
  • Session 2: July 19 – August 13 (4 weeks)
    • $825 per half day session


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Montessori Summer Camp (ages 3-5*): 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

We’re sorry – both sessions are currently full! You can request to join the waitlist to be notified of openings.

Children will relish their mornings in our richly prepared Montessori environment with direct access to the outdoors. Activities may include experiences in daily living (cleaning, flower arranging, polishing, and food preparation), and with with sensorial materials (special activities that engage all the senses), as well as lessons in math, language, botany, and zoology. Mornings will buzz by while learning, making choices, engaging with friends, and having fun in a supportive community!

Summer Splash (ages 3-5*): 12:00 – 5:00 pm

We’re sorry – both sessions are currently full! You can request to join the waitlist to be notified of openings.

Our afternoon camp includes music and movement, use of manipulative materials, creative play, arts & crafts, 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. Summer Splash will begin with lunch brought form home and include quiet time for resting and napping for children still adjusting to a full day of activity!

Session 1 – Artists & Composers in the Making: We’ll learn about those who have created masterpieces in art and music, and become inspired by their work! Plan on having fun as we paint, sketch, sculpt, create and sing our way through this fun-filled session.

Session 2 – Underwater Adventures: Calling all budding marine biologists! Come and learn more about life in the sea! Through stories, arts & crafts, and music & movement activities, we will explore different creatures that live in our oceans, seas, rivers and ponds.

*Children who are age 3 by September 1, 2021 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, 2021 may be asked to join the elementary program.

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

We’re sorry – both sessions are currently full! You can request to join the waitlist to be notified of openings. Afternoon Elementary Exploration still has space!

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 Exploration (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 with their friends outside, while they’ll also be encouraged to explore culinary arts, science, dramatic activities and handcrafts on days when the weather keeps us inside.