No Camp July 4 – 8
The New School strives to provide a safe environment for our entire community. At no time is that focus more relevant than it is right now. The safety and health of our students, faculty, staff, and families will lead how, when, and where we operate. So what does that mean for you and your child?
Summer Camp will open on June 13th, 2022. Staffers and administrators will be operating according to our health and safety plan developed in accordance with the Johns Hopkins University, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and the CDC’s guidance for Youth and Summer Camps. It will be revisited and revised before camp starts as additional information and guidance become available. Using this modified hierarchy of controls, COVID-19 mitigation measures at the New School will look like:
Upon entry, campers will be led to our handwashing stations to wash hands.
- Physical Distancing
We have visual reminders for students to remember physical distancing. We limit communal use, allow for physical distancing, and accommodate frequent surface cleaning.
All students (age two and up) and staff are required to wear masks.
- Outdoor Activity
In line with our established pedagogy, we will prioritize outdoor programming to afford the lowest risk of transmission.
- Engineering Controls
High-touch surfaces such as door handles, light switches, and faucets will be cleaned and disinfected frequently. Additionally, tabletops will be disinfected between classroom rotations. Handwashing breaks and extra hand sanitizer will be available at all times.
- Administrative Controls
We are capping classrooms to reduce contact between groups of students and staff as well as students and students. Wherever possible, we will be staggering staff and administrative hours and workspaces to minimize contacts between classrooms.
- Any suspected COVID-19 cases will be immediately isolated, and all families will be notified of possible exposure.
In such a case, we will seek additional guidance from local health officials to determine the course of action.
Our traditional summer enrollments will allow us to accommodate physical distancing requirements. We can provide an incredible, developmentally appropriate space for your child to engage socially in a safe way.
For children ages 0 - 17 months
Our Infant Summer Program is available to our current students and those enrolling for the 2022 – 2023 Academic Year.
Our Infant Summer Program starts on Monday, June 13 and ends on Friday, August 26, 2022. We are closed the week of July 4th – July 8th.
The Infant Summer Care is a 10 week program. If our Infant summer care schedule does not align with family vacations, we are happy to accommodate up to 2 weeks with no charge.
Now enrolling children ages 18 months – 35 months
Summer is a great time for children to explore the world around them, experience the joy of self-discovery and enjoy a variety of age-appropriate activities geared for their individual needs and interests. Your child will experience our outdoor environment and all it has to offer!
We combine the best of Montessori—love of learning, free choice, independence, mutual respect, and hands on learning—with the charms that only the summer can afford—plenty of sprinkler and water fun, outdoor games, nature walks, gardening, fantasy play, arts and crafts, cooking and science experiments. Your child will develop real life skills through play, improve motor, language, and socialization skills, and continue their personal path of growth.
Our summer camp starts on Monday, June 13 and ends on Friday, August 26, 2022. Consistency is important to the social, emotional and cognitive development of babies and young children. Therefore we ask Toddler students to attend a minimum of 2 weeks to ensure an adequate adjustment period.
Week 1: June 13 – 17 – SOLD OUT!
Week 2: June 20 – 24 – SOLD OUT!
Week 3: June 27 – July 1 – SOLD OUT!
Week 4: July 11 – 15 – SOLD OUT!
Week 5: July 18 – 22 – SOLD OUT!
Week 6: July 25 – 29 – SOLD OUT!
Week 7: Aug 1 – 5 –SOLD OUT!
Week 8: Aug 8 – 12 – SOLD OUT!
Week 9: Aug 15 – 19 – SOLD OUT!
Week 10: Aug 22 – 26 – SOLD OUT!
Now enrolling children ages 3-5 years
New School Summer Camp provides stimulating activities guided by our experienced teachers. Students will enjoy a day filled with meaningful work and joyous exploration.
A developmentally staged Montessori environment featuring summer activities focusing on gardening, science, weekly themes and water play. There will be a special focus this summer on outdoor life science and ecology.
Week 1: June 13 – 17
Week 2: June 20 – 24
Week 3: June 27 – July 1
Week 4: July 11 – 15
Week 5: July 18 – 22
Week 6: July 25 – 29
Week 7: Aug 1 – 5
Week 8: Aug 8 – 12
Week 9: Aug 15 – 19
Week 10: Aug 22 – 26
Now enrolling children ages 6 - 9 years
(or enrolled in the NSM Elementary Program for 2022/2023)
We are pleased to announce that we will be offering enriching Summer Camp experiences for our Elementary students. Our exciting weekly themes will include:
Week 1: June 13 – 17 (Messy Science)
Week 2: June 20 – 24 (Arts & Crafts)
Week 3: June 27 – July 1 (Nature Camp)
Week 4: July 11 – 15 (Animal Adventure)
Week 5: July 18 – 22 (Splash Camp)
Week 6: July 25 – 29 (TBD)
Week 7: Aug 1 – 5 (TBD)
Week 8: Aug 8 – 12 (Cooking with Kids)
Week 9: Aug 15 – 19 (Tech & STEM Camp)
Week 10: Aug 22 – 26 (Around the World)
Each week will be staffed by our experienced New School teachers and sure to be a fun experience.
Now enrolling children ages 7 - 14 years
Please join our beloved NSM art teacher/artist, Gwen Eberly for this colorful, hands-on Summer Art Workshop.
Students will explore a range of projects using a variety of materials, medium, and skill sets!
Skills: Painting, printing, felting, and sculpting.