Welcome to Camp Kinhaven Camp Kinhaven is an extension of Kinhaven School, a parent-governed independent program 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 and friendship! 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 classrooms.
Preschoolers Ages 2 ½- 5 with no kindergarten experience Preschoolers and their teachers explore broad topics, incorporating the philosophy of Kinhaven School with the whimsy and joy of summer. Camp Kinhaven fosters connections between the classroom and wider world through authentic, hands-on experiences. School Age Explorers Ages 5-8, entering grades 1-3 Designed for the unique needs of young elementary students, School-age Explorers offers children an opportunity to reconnect with the joy of play and collaboration in deep investigations within an intimate cohort. Kinhaven's summer day camp serves children ages 2 1/2 - 8 years, June 10- August 9, 2024. Our core program runs 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, with an option to extend until 3pm. The program is held Monday through Friday each week.
2024 Sessions Let There Be Light Session I; June 10 - June 28, 2024, and June 17 - June 28, 2024 for school-agers (No Camp on June 19th) In session 1 campers will explore light and dark juxtaposition. From creating characters for shadow storytelling, to exploring the science of rainbows and the summer solstice- the opportunities for experiencing light are vast as the stars.
Farm to Table Session II; July 1 - 19, 2024 (No Camp on July 4) How does food end up on our tables? In this session, we will learn more about the adventure each product embarks on to get from the farm to our table. From planting to harvesting, to the process of cleaning, sorting and packaging- campers will get a chance to dig deeper both in knowledge, and the soil! Go for the Gold Session III; July 22 - August 9, 2024 From the chitons and laurel wreaths of ancient Greece, to classic athletic events plus a few creative camp versions, the Paris Olympic Games inspire the fun of Session III. Campers will conduct a torch relay, participate in the parade of nations, and design their own medals, flags and more.
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 and play indoors and out, led by our in-house and visiting teachers. An opportunity to rest and recharge is offered.
Registration A registration fee and $250/session non-refundable deposit must be paid at the time of registration. The balance 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 prior to the first day of attendance. Children must be two and one-half years old by June 1.
Tuition Under three years old: $1,775.00 single session; $5,220.00 for all sessions Ages 3-5 years: $1,600.00 single session; $4,650.00 for all sessions School-agers: $1,295.00 single session #2 or 3; $875 single session #1; $3,470 for all sessions
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 60 minutes per day outdoors, 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. The onsite courtyard and Maury Park, located behind the Museum of Contemporary Arts Arlington at the corner of Monroe and 8th St are our primary outdoor play spaces. Children and teachers will walk to and from Maury Park. Occasional visits to Oakland and Quincy Parks, and neighborhood sites may be held without notice.
Resource 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. Specialists Classroom experiences are augmented by Specialists including PE coaches, visual and performing artists, and technologists, who share their content area expertise.
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