Camp Kinhaven is an extension of Kinhaven School, a parent-governed independent preschool located in the heart of Arlington’s Ballston-Virginia Square neighborhood, combining the staff, environment, and philosophy of Kinhaven School with a healthy dose of good old-fashioned summertime fun!
Kinhaven's summer day camp serves children ages 2 1/2 - 5 years old. It will run from June 17 through August 16, 2018, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, or 9:00am - 3:00pm. The program is held Monday through Friday 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: Passport to Summer Session I; June 17 - July 5, 2019 (No camp on July 4) Bon voyage and Happy Fourth! Grab your suitcase and get ready to set sail as we travel the world to immerse ourselves in the local culture by learning the traditions, folk tales, arts, games, and cuisine of our destination. By the end of the session, your child will have a passport filled with stamps from around the world and will return to the United States just in time to celebrate Independence Day.
Bodies in Motion Session II; July 8- July 26, 2019 Get ready for a fun session of movin’ and groovin’, as we dance, tumble, play team games, and exercise to explore the physics of movement. Using simple machines in addition to their own bodies, campers will experience motion, friction, force, action/reaction, and gravity to gain an understanding of these essential principles. With obstacle courses, trike races, and a culminating science carnival, your preschooler will keep her mind and body in motion this session.
Once Upon a Nursery Rhyme Session III, July 29- August 16, 2019 Enter the world of long ago and far away as your child carries a bucket of water in the “Jack and Jill” relay race, feasts on the “Four and Twenty Blackbirds” pie, or builds houses for the “Three Little Pigs.” A new adventure awaits each week with opportunities for dramatic playacting, crafty constructions, cooking, and close calls with royalty, trolls, and a host of new and familiar characters.
Afternoon Adventures Children can add an extra dose of fun, extending each day until 3:00pm. Summer Afternoon Adventures offer a mini-theme packed with hands-on activities centered around classic children’s books and authors. The afternoon includes activity, a brief rest, snack, and play.
Camp Kinhaven Tuition Tuition Single Session $ 950.00 All Sessions $2,725.00 Afternoon Adventures Each session: $450.00
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, 2019.
*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 and one-half 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: Each class will spend at least 30 minutes per day in a neighborhood playground, weather permitting. Utilizing local resources, nearly every classroom experience can be conducted outdoors, Playground play, group games, connections to nature, painting, building, gardening, and bubbles are among the limitless possibilities. In case of inclement weather, gross motor activities will be conducted in the first floor Parish Hall. Maury Park, located behind the Arlington Arts Center at the corner of Monroe and 8th St is our primary outdoor play space. Children and teachers will walk to and from Maury Park. Occasional visits to Oakland and Quincy Parks may be held without notice.
Support Teachers: Kinhaven’s Support Teacher visits each classroom each day during work time to provide valuable support to the teaching team and children by decreasing the student-teacher ratio through small group activities and enrichment experiences.