Summer Camp 2020 Cliff Valley

Full-Day Themed Camp Sessions
For Ages 3-12

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Summer Camp 2020 – Cliff Valley

The summer program at Atlanta Montessori International School is 8 weeks of fun and learning for students who have a wide range of interests. Browse our schedule of programs here and reserve your spot today.

We offer full day camps for children from 3 years old to 12 years old in arts, humanities, sciences, and more! Camps are from 8:15 AM until 3:00 PM, with before and after care options provided from 7:30 AM through 6:00 PM.

REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER CAMP IS NOW OPEN

TO REGISTER, PLEASE VISIT THE LINKS BELOW:

Camp Schedules

Camp Day

8:15 AM – 3:00 PM

Extended Day*

8:15 AM – 5:30 PM

*no additional charge

Full Day

7:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Week 5 is a 4 day week. There will be no camp on Friday, July 3rd. No Aftercare or Extended Care on Friday, July 24th.

8 Exciting Sessions

Schedule:Dates:
Week 1:6/1 – 6/5
Week 2:6/8 – 6/12
Week 3:6/15 – 6/19
Week 4:6/22 – 6/26
Week 5:6/29 – 7/2
Week 6:7/6 – 7/10
Week 7:7/13 – 7/17
Week 8:7/20 – 7/24

Pull-Out Camp (Extended Day)

Chess

Come and have fun playing chess! Learn the fundamentals as well as sophisticated chess strategies from Olympic player and Women’s International Chess Master, Carolina Blanco. Campers will be divided by levels and will have the opportunity to play with a giant garden chess set and learn different chess variants and tournaments. *Kindergarten-5th Grade. Click here for more information.

Primary Themes (Ages 3-6)

Art

Campers will find expression through a variety of different mediums. Instruction will be given regarding proper usage of tools and techniques, creating a platform for self-discovery.

A House is A House for Me

This camp will explore the award-winning book by Mary Ann Hoberman, examining domiciles around the world. Child will build and decorate structures inspired by the book.

Karl Drake Irish Dancing

AMIS is excited to welcome Karl Drake to our summer camps! Drake School of Irish Dance is known around the world for performance and choreography. Led by Karl Drake, with over 20 years of experience, campers will learn the basics of Irish dancing from a true master. Don’t miss this opportunity for exposure to an intricate art form with roots going back over 2,000 years. *Ages 4-6 only.

Lollapalooza

When given a variety of loose materials, what will you create? In this free-form camp, campers exercise their creative visions with access to everything from bottle tops to golf balls. Get ready to make things that exist only in this single sliver of space and time.

Teamwork: Together We Can!

Working together is the name of this game. Campers will create work in either small groups or as one large group. Emphasis will be on facilitating process over product.

Terra Firma: Exploring Our World

Our Earth is endlessly fascinating in her variety of terrain. Children will take on landscaping projects and learn about the residents of different geographical locations

Messy Mysteries

Getting dirty is SO. MUCH. FUN. Whether it is exploring slime in the classroom or wallowing around in a mud pit outside, this is the camp for explorers. Bring a change of clothes. And shoes. Every day.

Under the Ground

This camp will take a closer look at those things that wiggle, creep and crawl about under the ground. Campers will go out to the garden and the playground to dig up worms, grubs, and larvae for examination. How can things breathe underground? How many different kinds of things live in the garden? How can we care for them? No question is too vast for our team of researchers. Focus will be on how things in the ground live closely together, and how that translates into grace and courtesy in our camp. 

Peaceful Education

This camp will be led by a Montessori-trained guide and have structured work cycles. Enrolling for a month block is encouraged. Children must be currently enrolled in a Montessori school to participate in this camp.

Spanish Immersion

Campers will reinforce Spanish through games, songs, dance, and exploration of other countries. Campers spend each week immersed in an exciting part of the Hispano American world-English is not used in this camp. Enrolling for a month block is encouraged.

Chess

Come and have fun playing chess! Learn the fundamentals as well as sophisticated chess strategies from Olympic player and Women’s International Chess Master, Carolina Blanco. Campers will be divided by levels and will have the opportunity to play with a giant garden chess set and learn different chess variants and tournaments. *Ages 5-6 only.

I’ve Got the Music in Me

Rhythm is a natural part of expression, and one of the few words in the English language with no standard vowels. In this camp, children will create their own musical instruments and explore songs from different genres.

Elementary Themes (Ages 6-12)

Fairies and Dragons

Whether it is drawing dragons, making woodland creature doors and paintings, or creating a mystical landscape in a jar, there is something for every camper. 

Hiking

Nathalie Blanchard returns as the guide for one of our most popular and active camps for older children. Get up and get out! Campers will explore area parks for day hikes. Reflections and sketching will be encouraged. This camp will be predominantly an outdoor camp. *Ages 9-12 only.

International Cooking

Nathalie Blanchard returns to guide children’s culinary skills in a camp that will tickle the taste buds. Campers will enjoy going off-site to purchase ingredients to prepare international cuisine in the classroom. The best part is eating what you have prepared! Food is an integral part of understanding culture. The camp will take place in a room with a full kitchen-the possibilities are endless. Children will have input in the menu and be responsible for the preparation of the cuisine. *Ages 9-12 only. 

Make a Difference

Embrace an opportunity to change the world! Whether it is cleaning up a park, gardening for the Food Bank, or volunteering in a senior center, you can CHANGE THE WORLD. All participants will receive a letter on AMIS letterhead at the conclusion of camp confirming their volunteer hours. *Ages 9-12 only.

Chess

Come and have fun playing chess! Learn the fundamentals as well as sophisticated chess strategies from Olympic player and Women’s International Chess Master, Carolina Blanco. Campers will be divided by levels and will have the opportunity to play with a giant garden chess set and learn different chess variants and tournaments. *Ages 5-6 only.

Drama

In partnership with Synchronicity Theater, campers will learn the different aspects of putting on a play, from scenery and set design to costuming and lines. Participants are encouraged to stretch their imagination in their creation of a dramatic world. The play will be written and staged by the campers, culminating in a performance.

Children in the City

Campers will travel offsite for this camp, visiting local areas that define Atlanta.

Art

Campers will find expression through a variety of different mediums. Instruction will be given regarding proper usage of tools and techniques, creating a platform for self-discovery.

Photography

Brook Hewitt started a photography business in 2009, a lifelong dream. An even bigger dream was realized when she began teaching children. She teaches photography and photojournalism as an afterschool activity and as a summer camp. Program runs later than 3:00 PM. *Ages 9-12 only.

Mindfulness

Anita Bullock-Morley has been a Speech-Language Pathologist working in Atlanta since 2001. This camp will offer a variety of mindfulness concepts and breathing techniques. Campers will do a variety of activities, breathing techniques, role-playing, games, art, and discussion. We have open-ended play opportunities where situations that may need social or peer support will be offered to guide campers to success and use these tools in real experiences. *Ages 7-10 only.

Spanish Explorations

Campers will reinforce Spanish through games, songs, dance and exploration of other countries. Campers spend each week immersed in an exciting part of the Hispano American world.

Primary STEM Camp (Ages 3-6)

I Wanna Be… An Explorer!

Onward ho!! Let’s travel the globe and explore unique sites to learn about the many wonders our planet holds. Campers journey deep into the earth to witness how volcanoes formed islands, dive to the deepest depths of the ocean to discover how tectonic plates formed the Mariana trench, and swing along treetops of a rainforest to explore this amazing biome! From recreating cave art to building motorized tornado spinners, this camp offers exciting hands-on projects that reinforce the scientific topics of the day. Just like past explorers such as Magellan and Sacagawea, our little adventurers take bold steps to make their very own worldly discoveries.

Additional Topics Include: Oceanography, Cartography, Layers of the Earth, Rock Cycle, Tectonic Plates, Volcanoes, Water Cycle, Weather

I Wanna Be… A Detective!

Calling all mini-sleuths! Pull out your oversized magnifying glasses and join us as we solve some epic mysteries! In this camp kids explore how science is the key to great detective work! Using a combination of the principles of physics, chemistry, and biology, campers employ critical thinking techniques to help them crack new cases every day. In search of that hidden clue? Build yourself a UV flashlight! Need to spy on those behind you? Break out your rearview mirror eyeglasses! Curiosity and logic lead the way as we collect evidence, investigate, and problem solve – all in the name of science. Sherlock Holmes would be proud!

Additional Topics Include: Magnetism, Optics, Ciphers, Magnification, Image Distortion, Phosphorescence, Prisms, Refraction, Fingerprints

I Wanna Be… A Zookeeper!

Welcome to The Launch Zoo! Follow in the footsteps of a zookeeper as we visit extraordinary animals and discover the science behind what makes them special. By simulating a stroll through the grounds at the fictitious Launch Zoo, campers tour exhibits ranging from butterflies to bears. It’s feeding time! Let’s head over to the Savanna exhibit and learn about the carnivorous lion, herbivorous giraffe, and omnivorous ostrich. Wondering about locomotion!? Let’s investigate how snakes slither, lemurs leap, and falcons fly. Questions about camouflage!? Let’s create a take-home model of a color-changing chameleon! Each day we examine animals that reveal unique and extreme adaptations. Kids begin to understand how the environment can shape a species’ appearance and diet, all while raising awareness of the importance of conservation efforts worldwide

Additional Topics Include: Classifying Animals, Habitats, Predator vs. Prey, Echolocation, Life Cycle, Metamorphosis, Nocturnal vs. Diurnal, Night Vision

Elementary STEM Camp (Ages 6-12)

Potent Potions + Fizzing Formulas

Double, double, toil and trouble; fire burn, and cauldron bubble! Launch’s junior scientists explore the magic of the molecular world of chemistry in this exciting camp that’s full of actions and reactions! Mystifying topics such as phosphorescence, oxidation, and chromatography are unmasked as we reveal the science through projects such as potion vials, magic wands, and foamy explosions. Kids are mesmerized by the colorful fizzing formulas that make up the world around us, forcing them to ask the question: is it magic, or is it science?

Additional Topics Include: Polymers, Elements, Chemical Reactions, Rate of Reaction, Hydrophobic vs. Hydrophilic, pH, Chemistry of Color, Crystallization

Rocket Science: Destination Mars

Join our flight crew as we blast off to Mars! This exciting camp delves into orbital rockets and how they are fueling our quest to explore other worlds. Mission preparation begins by building miniature launch vehicles and conducting experiments to examine the science behind space travel. Next, we countdown to launch and learn all about the long trip to Mars and its effect on humans. The journey continues with a touchdown on the red planet where we establish a colony, build a rover, and orbit a satellite to explore the Martian landscape. From the basics of Newton’s Laws to solid and liquid propellants, campers learn what it takes to be real rocket scientists! It’s sure to be an experience that’s out of this world!

Additional Topics Include: Trajectory, Rocket Structure, Aerodynamics, Newton’s Laws, Rocket Fuel, Orbital Mechanics, Escape Velocity, Future of Space Exploration

Remarkable Robots + Marvelous Machines

R2-D2, WALL-E, Transformers… We all remember those futuristic machines. However, robots are no longer confined to fictional worlds! From self-driving cars to robotic roller coasters, campers learn about sophisticated machines that are here today tackling complex tasks – with amazing speed and precision. At this Launch camp kids study the fundamentals of engineering and technology necessary to create amazing contraptions, and then construct simplified models of their own to reinforce the principles learned. From projects such as Motorized Airplane Launchers and Battle Bots to programmable LEGO WeDo structures, kids at Launch are immersed in a world of remarkable robots and marvelous machines.

Additional Topics Include: Industrial Robots, Autonomy, Control Systems, Motors, Sensors, Programming, Circuitry

Coding + Animation

Amplify your child’s interest in electronics as they discover tools to power their inner hero! Through an understanding of circuit components and the flow of electricity, campers arm themselves with the knowledge to create the super gadgets they need to save the day. From series and parallel circuits to capacitors and electromagnetic motors, the nanoscopic world of fast-moving electrons brings their heroes to life. Citywide blackout? Electro Girl quickly troubleshoots and powers the way! String of burglaries in the diamond district? The Dynamo Kid sets his electronic trap to catch the thieves! With projects such as creating a customized light-up superhero mask and building a scale model “heromobile” of their very own, kids feel charged up and ready to take on any challenge.

Additional Topics Include: Conductors, Insulators, Resistors, Switches, Buzzers, Diodes, AC/DC, Batteries, Alternative Energy Sources

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