REGISTRATION FOR 2017 Camp Kinhaven now open. Camp Kinhaven 2017
Camp Kinhaven is an extension of Kinhaven School, a parent-governed independent preschool located in the heart of Arlington’s Ballston neighborhood, combining the staff, environment, and philosophy of Kinhaven School with a healthy dose of good old-fashioned summertime fun! Download our brochure and registration materials here.
Kinhaven's summer day camp serves children ages 2-5 years old. It will run from June 19 through August 10, 2017, from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm. The program is held Monday through Thursday each week.
We will hold three different sessions. Each session at Camp Kinhaven features a theme around which age-appropriate experiences are planned, both outdoors and in the various learning centers of the classroom. The session dates and themes are: Blast Off to Summer Session I; June 19 - July 6 (No camp on July 4) Get your summer off to a cosmic start as we celebrate all things celestial. Investigations of rockets, space travel, and astronomy launch a galaxy of activities sure to stretch the outer limits of your child's imagination.
It's a Jungle Out There Session II; July 10 - July 27 Join us on a summer safari to encounter the wildlife of the tropics, rainforest, and savanna. Swing into jungle fun as we explore these faraway habitats. A culminating visit from a naturalist will promote an appreciation of these valued resources.
Down on the Farm Session III, July 31 - August 10 (NOTE: this is a two-week session) Summertime is the right time to go down on the farm. Making butter, growing sprouts, and practicing animal care will be high points of your child's session which features a visit from Old McDonald and his farm animals.
Freaky Fridays Camp Kinhaven children 3 ½-5 years can add an extra day of mixed-age fun on Fridays when we feature expanded water play, a visit from a guest teacher, and a whole new mix of pals! Make each Friday a Freaky Friday.
Camp Kinhaven Tuition Age 2 Single Session #1 or 2: $ 640.00 Single Session #3: $430.00 All Sessions $1,610.00 Age 3 - 5 Single Session # 1 or 2: $ 605.00 Single Session #3: $400.00 All Sessions $1,510.00 Tuition is based on child's age on June 1, 2017. Freaky Fridays Single Friday $50 Three or more Fridays $45 each
Registration Registration forms will be processed in the order they are received. A registration fee and a non-refundable* deposit of $175 per session must be submitted with a registration form for each child. The registration fee is $25 per child for current Kinhaven families, and $40 per child for all others. The balance of the tuition is due no later than May 1. For children new to Kinhaven, an original birth certificate or passport must be presented at the Kinhaven office by May 1, 2017.
*If space is not available in the session(s) you selected, you will be notified and the deposit for the applicable session(s) will be returned to you. Deposits are not refundable for any other reason.
Children must be two years old by June 1. Children who are five years old must not yet have attended kindergarten.
Daily Activities Class Meetings provide the framework for the day as children and teachers greet one another- often in song, discuss the topic of the day, and choose a primary area of work for the morning.
Work Time encompasses a protracted period of play including individual and small group play devised by children as well as thematically relevant experiences designed by the teachers for small groups of children.
Meals: Children and teachers share a morning snack provided by Kinhaven. Each child brings a lunch from home. (Please be aware that refrigeration of lunches is not generally available.)
Outdoor Time: Summer affords nearly every experience to be conducted outdoors, weather permitting! The playground offers climbing equipment, and we will also enjoy sprinklers, painting, gardening, games, bubbles and more. In case of rain or excessive heat, our large gym provides opportunities for indoor active play.
SWAP Room: Sand, Water, Art, Paint are just a few of the options in this environment designed for sensory and creative exploration.