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 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM in arts, humanities, sciences, and more!

REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER CAMP IS NOW OPEN

TO REGISTER, PLEASE VISIT THE LINKS BELOW:

Camp Schedules

Full Day

8:00 AM –5:00 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 – Pick up time will be from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

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

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.

French Explorations

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)

Calculate the Possibilities

We take math off the page and put it where it exists – everywhere! Children learn the wonders of mathematics is a part of everything from science and engineering to music and sports. They also get to learn about fascinating mathematical concepts through interactive activities and group projects, such as learning about patterns and probability by creating a Pascal’s triangle, and about geometry by creating möbius strips. Through this module, students gain insight into how math is applied everywhere.

Science of Making

From family homes and skyscrapers to highways and bridges, nearly every aspect of our lives is impacted by the structures we use. Students learn the basics of how structures are made through a series of fun and exciting hands-on activities that are designed especially for this age group. Students will see the world in a whole new way as they gain an understanding of how structures around them are made. They will also get chance to construct items, such as paper buildings and spinning helicopters as they become the engineers of tomorrow!

Science of Building

Students get the opportunity to explore how science impacts how the world around us works. Some of our interactive group activities include building LED necklaces and foil boats, as well as studying the biomechanics of how a leaping lemur leaps and the chemical reaction of a volcano eruption. This module will open students’ eyes to the inner-working of the world and get them excited to learn more!

Elementary STEM Camp (Ages 6-12)

Compute to Win

We show students how numbers work in different areas, such as games, puzzles, and even art! Through individual lessons and group activities, we ponder math riddles, figure out number puzzles, and explore math-inspired art. This is a fun and interactive way to dig deep into the world of math. In this module, students don’t labor over math problems. Instead, they explore math possibilities.

Science and Engineering in Action

Now it’s time to put some of our learning into action! Using everyday items that can be found around the house, students participate in activities and group projects that allow them to create and construct objects that demonstrate scientific principles. This might include a miniature zipline to represent gravity and fraction, or a catapult to represent kinetic energy. Daily lessons also include an array of other activities, such as scientific demonstrations, virtual field trips, team-based gaming, and more.

Captivate and Accelerate

Students continue applying every aspect of STEM to take their building skills to the next level! Through games and group projects that spark their imagination and sharpen their critical thinking skills, this module shows students what they can do when they have the power of STEM. Examples of the activities we do include constructing mega marble runs and testing marshmallow structures in an earthquake simulator. This module challenges and captivates young minds and lets them see what they can accomplish with STEM.

STEM Extravaganza!

There are no limits to the world of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, so let’s discover it all! Join us for all things STEM as we come together to engage in several exciting activities that spark curiosity and new ideas. Campers will have intelligent, challenging fun as they build, design, problem solve and experiment!

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