Summer Arts Program at NMS

We hope that your child will join us for an exciting 10 week Summer Arts Program scheduled from June 8 through August 21.* 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 or 5 p.m.  If you prefer a part-time schedule, we offer a four day schedule for preschoolers, and a two, three or four day schedule for toddlers, also with the option of extending the day up until 5 p.m.

Themes for the 2020 Summer Arts Program are:

I’m a Community Helper  •  June 8 – 12 *  CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

Through walking field trips within our community and in-school visitors we will learn about sending letters, borrowing a book, who to call in an emergency and who helps us keep our bodies healthy and strong.

I’m a Mad Scientist  •  June 15 – 19 CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

Become a mad scientist in the lab⎼investigating, observing and problem solving through experimenting to answer the big questions, how and why.

I’m an Artist & Illustrator  •  June 22 – 26 CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

It’s all about the process⎼creating beautiful pieces of artwork and learning about the different styles of famous illustrators like Eric Carle and Tommie dePaola. The children will become illustrators of their own stories.

I’m a Musician  •  June 29 – July 2 (no camp 7/3) CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

Music and movement is the focus this week. We will make instruments with recycled materials, learn different ways to move our bodies, and listen to a variety of  musical genres and the works of famous composers.

I’m a Park Ranger  •  July 6 – 10

Become a park ranger, learning how to track animals and identify bugs and birds that live outdoors in nature. We will bring the campsite to the classroom.  

I’m a Chef  •  July 13 – 17

Measure, mix and learn about nutrition. We will create art with kitchen utensils, design our own chef hat or apron, flip some pancakes and roll some sushi.  There is a $5 a day material fee for this week only.

I’m a Farmer  •  July 20 – 24

Let’s put on our overalls, tend to the gardens and care for the animals. We’ll learn about farming and why farms are so important to us.

I’m a Mad Scientist  •  July 27 – 31

Become a mad scientist in the lab⎼investigating, observing and problem solving through experimenting to answer the big questions, how and why.

I’m an Olympian  •  August 3 – 7

Teamwork is the theme of the week. Friends will cheer-on their peers while learning different sports and games played around the world.  This week will involve lots of gross motor activities.

I’m a World Explorer  •  August 10 – 14

How do children around the world go to school? Focusing on transportation, clothing and food, we will travel the globe to find out.

I’m an Oceanographer  •  August 17 – 21

Explore the wonders of the underworld and also the beaches in our very own backyard. We’ll learn lots of facts about the ocean and the animals that live there and how we can help to protect them.

*   Please note that the first session of our Toddler & Preschool Summer Programs (June 8-12) is reserved for children who attended our school during the 2019-2020 school year.