SUMMER CAMP

MAKE YOUR SUMMER AWESOME!

OUR SUMMER CAMPS SESSIONS


Each session is two weeks long. Families can choose up to three camp sessions.

Arts Outside! Camp (July 8-12, July 15-19)

Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 12:30pm

Monday through Friday, 1:00 pm- 4:30 pm (Carkeek Park only)

Nature breeds inspiration for all types of art forms. We’ll dive into a number of different ways to express ourselves: painting, drawing, collage, dance, music, and more, all using natural materials and inspired by the park around us. Children will learn all about ways to be creative in the great outdoors.

Construction Camp (July 22-26, July 29- Aug 2)

Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 12:30pm

Monday through Friday, 1:00 pm- 4:30 pm (Carkeek Park only)

Does your kiddo love to build, dig, create, and construct? This camp is an opportunity to explore different ways to be an engineer through interactions with the outdoors. Children will have open-ended projects using the elements of nature to create structures, build forts, use tools, and examine the built elements of the park around them.

Tools of Discovery Camp (Aug 5-9, Aug 12-16)

Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 12:30pm

Discover the park’s many wonders in this two-week camp. Children will encounter the insects, trails, and nooks of the park using tools for science learning- magnifying glasses, binoculars, maps, shovels, books, and more. We’ll adventure in and around our fabulous class spaces and hone our investigative skills and become true experts in the park’s ecology, history, and hidden secrets!

SUMMER CAMP LOCATIONS


CARKEEK PARK

JEFFERSON PARK

SEAHURST PARK

BIG FINN HILL PARK

COUGAR MOUNTAIN WILDLAND PARK

FIVE MILE LAKE

A DAY AT SUMMER CAMP


Arrival, greeting time (8:30 AM*): Children will be dropped off at a designated location in the park you choose. Families will have an opportunity to connect with our teachers, get settled, and engage in an opening activity.

Group meeting & plan: Children and instructors come together for a meeting where they will sing songs, dance, and discuss the day’s happening.

Free play & enrichment activities: Children will be free to explore the class space, play and collaborate with others. Instructors will set out activities based on the camp theme and support children in completing them if they choose.

Snack & story: We provide a healthy snack (usually a fruit/veggie and a grain). Snack is a great time for us to tell a story or meet together.

Adventure or explore time: Teachers will lead an adventure out into the park and stop to play at one of the park’s many features.

Lunch & free play: We’ll have lunch out of our lunch boxes, either in the class space or on our adventure.

Pick up (12:20-12:30*): Children are picked up in a designated area in the park.

*Carkeek PM Campers can expect a similar schedule, with drop off at 1:00 PM and pick up at 4:30 PM.

registration & camp information


summer camp registration process

Each session is two weeks long. Families can choose up to three camp sessions!
Registration for Summer Camps opens to currently-enrolled families on February 11th, 2019. Registration for new families, or families not enrolled in the current 2018-19 school year program, opens online February 25th. All sessions are first come, first served.

The full price fee for each 2-week summer camp is $439 per child, a 50% deposit is due at the time of registration and the remaining balance by May 31st. There is an additional $35 materials fee (which includes a Tiny Trees T-shirt) due at the time of registration.

Families that register after May 31st should be prepared to pay the full camp and materials fee at the time of registration.

Children enrolled in multiple camp sessions will only be charged the materials fee one time. Current students, enrolled in the 2018-19 school year, are exempt from the $35 materials fee. Please select “returning camper” on your registration form to claim the discount.

eligibility

To enroll in a summer camp, students should be at least 4 years old and be no older than 6 by July 1st 2019. All students should be comfortable using a porta-potty with minimal teacher assistance prior to the start of class. We are an inclusive program- if you have questions or concerns or need resources on potty training, please Contact Us.

TUITION

Full price tuition is $439/student plus a $35 materials fee. Tiny Trees reserves one third of spots for families requesting financial assistance. Financial assistance is available at a rate of $308/student (30% off the full price tuition).

SESSIONDATESTUITION
Session 1: Arts Outside!July 8 – 12, July 15-19 $439 / Session
Session 2: Construction CampJuly 22 – 26, Jul 29 – Aug 2 $439 / Session
Session 3: Tools of Discovery CampAug 5 – 9, Aug 12 – 16 $439 / Session

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR SUMMER CAMP

Tiny Trees Preschool offers financial assistance at 30% off the full price fee for all camp sessions and locations for qualifying students, based on family size and income.  Financial assistance is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis and a third of spaces are reserved for campers requesting financial assistance. To apply, select a financial assistance spot at the time of registration. Be prepare to provide income verification in the form of tax returns or recent pay stubs. The financial assistance cost per session is $308/camp/student.

BUDGETING & OTHER RESOURCES TO PREPARE FOR CAMP

Equip yourself with all the knowledge needed to make the best decision for your family:

  • Read our 2018-19 Family Handbook. This will give you a good overview of our school and how our staff and teachers address outdoor learning and exploration. We are currently creating a camp-specific handbook –CHECK BACK SOON!
  • Connect with Tiny Trees staff at an upcoming information night, tour or tabling event. See here for dates and to RSVP
  • As a new family, you can expect to pay $439 (full price) or $308 (including financial assistance) per 2-week camp session as well as a one-time $35 materials fee. 50% of the camp cost and the $35 fee are due at the time of registration. For families paying full price, the amount due at registration will be $254.50 (50% of $439 + $35). For families requesting financial assistance, the amount due at registration will be $189 (50% of $308 + $35).
  • All children will be provided a Tiny Trees T-shirt and snack plate to use while at camp. Families are responsible for supplying a backpack, daily lunch from home, water bottle and extra clothes/layers. A detailed packing list will be sent in advance, along with important health & safety forms that will need to be returned to our admissions team.

CAMP WITHDRAWAL POLICY

Families choosing to withdraw prior to May 31st will forfeit their deposit and materials fees. Any unpaid balances on June 1st will be considered a withdrawal from the camp program, unless other arrangements have been made with the admissions team. Families choosing to withdraw after June 1st will forfeit 100% of the camp and material fees paid.*

*Partial refunds may be considered in the event of withdraw due to active military duty or family emergency and are subject to approval by the admissions team. Refunds will not be given in the event of child illness or other change in family plans (vacation, travel, moving, etc).