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Fun-filled summer camps at HPS!
Looking for some summer fun for your child? Check out the following camps offered at Hollis Preschool for children ages 2-6. Registration ends on June 1, 2021, so return your form and payment now to reserve a spot for your little camper!
Early Bird Discount!
Receive $25 off each camp when your child is registered by April 15, 2021!
Summer Camp 2021
Session 1: Under the Sea
Come join us as we read fiction and nonfiction books about the deep ocean! Campers will learn about different ocean animals and how they survive in saltwater. They will explore a real fish - feel it's scales, find the gills, and talk about how fish can breathe and move underwater. The sensory table will be full of water beads and animal figurines as we talk about where animals live underwater. Campers will create a tactile mural to display at preschool of an ocean habitat. We will sing and do finger plays to help us remember what we've learned!
Session 2: Down on the Farm
Look forward to singing and playing the Farmer and the Dell and Herd the Sheep with friends. Paint with corn on the cob and learn the parts you eat from different vegetables. Taste test different varieties of the same fruit and see if you can tell the difference. Dissect a flower to explore its parts. Down on the Farm camp will be jammed packed with fun and excitement for your busy preschooler!
Session 3: Mindful Minis
Mindfulness is being aware of one's own thoughts, feelings, and body in the moment. Campers will learn to recognize different feelings and emotions that come their way. How do I know when I'm nervous? What does my body do to tell me? Next campers will learn strategies to cope with their feelings. We will do yoga activities, practice breathing techniques, and equip your child with exercises to work toward self-regulation. We will explore our nature sensory bin, create calm down bottles, and bring home a mindfulness toolkit at the end of the week to help them when they feel big emotions.
Session 4: Little Einsteins
Break out the lab coats for this week filled with science! Campers will explore static electricity and use their knowledge to make butterflies flutter. They will become chemical magicians as they make eggshells disappear. Magnets and household materials will fill the sensory table. We will explore what happens when we put gummy bears in different liquids. Prepare to be wowed during this week of science camp!
Session 5: Diggin’ the Dinos
What kid doesn’t love dinosaurs? During this camp children will learn the names and habits of different dinosaurs. Campers will create salt dough fossils and measure how big actual dinosaur body parts really were. The sensory table will be filled with Jurassic materials for students to imagine and create their own dino-centric world. We will excavate fossils that have been frozen in time and learn what a paleontologist does at work. We will even make lava-slime for our creatures to tromp through. Your camper will have many facts and tidbits of information to share after their week at camp.
Session 6: Pre-Kindergarten Summer Fun!
Summer is the perfect time to help your child learn and grow! We will be offering a 2-week camp designed for students entering Kindergarten in the fall. This is a play-based camp to prepare your little ones for a successful kindergarten experience! The children will review letters, numbers, shapes and many other skills they had learned throughout the year. All students entering Kindergarten are welcome; including those who did not attend HPS during the school year. What a wonderful opportunity to see their friends and teachers before they begin their next adventure!
Session 7: Adventureland
Each day at camp, we will use our imaginations to take a new adventure! We will explore rollercoasters and create a marble coaster of our own. During our outer space adventure, we will construct edible constellations. We will learn about echolocation as we explore bats and caves. Don’t forget the treasure hunt during our pirate experience! Your camper will be bursting with enthusiasm each day during Adventureland camp!
Session 8: Ice Breakers
Lots of mystery and curiosity bubble in your child when they begin preschool. Help to ease some worries and fuel their excitement to begin their journey at Hollis Preschool at this camp that is specially designed for campers who are new to HPS. Meet friendly faces who will become fast friends, explore your classroom, and get excited for the year to come. Icebreakers is a great way to help your child start school with a smile and confidence, and to release some of their first day jitters.