Summer Arts Program at NMS

We hope that your child will join us for an exciting 7 week Summer Arts Program scheduled from June 11 through July 27.* Weekly sessions are available for Toddlers 18-33 months of age and Preschool children ages 2 years 9 months through 6 years old.  Each session is developed around a different theme and offers experiences in art, music, imaginative play and outdoor activities.  Sessions are available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.  The Morning Session runs from 9 a.m. – Noon.  To extend the day, you may add Lunch Bunch from Noon to 1 p.m., or afternoons from Noon – 3, 4 or 5 p.m.  If you would prefer a part-time schedule, your child may attend, two, three or four days per week, also with the option of extending the day up until 5 p.m. Please make your selections on the Enrollment Form and submit it with full payment.  Please be sure to use the appropriate form, Toddler or Pre-school.


Themes for the 2018 Summer Arts Program are:


Our Community  •  June 11 – 15 *

How do I send a letter?  Where can I borrow a book?  Who should I call in an emergency?  We’ll learn these answers and more through walking field trips within our community and in-school visitors.

The Rainforest  •  June 18 – 22

Have you ever seen a leaf as big as an umbrella or a frog the size of your fingernail?  Grab your canteen and binoculars and discover all the plants, animals and people who call the world’s rainforests home.

The World Around Us  •  June 25 – 29

Let’s go exploring!  From yurts to igloos, kilts to kimonos, deserts to mountains—we’ll travel the globe to meet people from across the continents, learning about their land, homes, clothing, food and traditions.

I Am an Artist  •  July 2, 3, 5 & 7

Using watercolors, clay, chalk, recycled materials and more, we will unleash our inner artists. Campers will learn about the different styles of famous children’s book illustrators such as Eric Carle, Jack Ezra Keats, Tomie dePaola and David McPhail.

Little Chefs  •  July 9 – 13

After designing our own aprons, we’ll get busy measuring, mixing and learning about nutrition.  In addition to making healthy snacks, we’ll shake up some butter and ice cream, flip pancakes and dabble in kitchen utensil artwork.

Down on the Farm  •  July 16 – 22

Old MacDonald had a farm…yeehaw!  From feeding animals to tending the gardens to getting food into the stores–we’ll learn all about farming and why farms are so important to us.

Indoor Camping and Outdoor Fun  •  July 23 -27

It’s an indoor camp-out complete with tents, stargazing and campfire songs.   We’ll also learn how to track animals from their footprints and scat.  To get our bodies moving, we’ll head to the waterfront for obstacle courses and relay races!

*   Please note that the first session of our Toddler & Preschool Summer Programs (June 12-16) is reserved for children who attended our school during the 2017-2018 school year.

Week 1: The Community
Week 2: The Rainforest
Week 3: The World Around Us
Week 4: I Am An Artist
Week 5: Little Chefs
Week 6: Down on the Farm
Week 7: Indoor Camping & Outdoor Fun