SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
Small, Safe, Fun & Enriching Summer Camp in Battery Park City for Children Ages 2-4!
Flexible registration by the week!
2021 Summer Camp: June 28-August 20
Green Ivy Summer Camp for Little Kids at Battery Park Montessori provides a warm and enriching summer camp experience for children ages 2-4. Guided by current best practices for early childhood development and education, we provide a playful, engaging, and safe “first camp” experience for your child.
Registration is by the week and each week is highlighted with a fun, engaging theme!
We are thrilled to be able to successfully run our summer camp despite the limitations of COVID. Summer will look a little different, and thanks to the efforts of our staff and teachers, campers will be able to safely engage with teachers and friends to ensure a joyful experience.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is the class size and camper-teacher ratio?
- Will camp be led by current BPM teachers? Or by different teachers?
- Will the children be separated by age?
- Can 5 Year Olds Attend Camp?
- If we sign up for early drop off, what will our child be doing between 8-9am?
- Is it possible to sign up for half-day with lunch, and later switch to full-day if I change my mind?
- Is lunch included?
- How do parents receive the lunch menu?
- Are snacks provided?
- Do campers need to be potty trained?
- What is the refund policy?
- Can I add or change weeks after I register?
- Are masks required for children and camp staff?
- Are the staff required to be vaccinated?
- Were there any cases of COVID at Battery Park Montessori this school year?
- Do parents drop off outside, or are they allowed to drop off in the classroom?
- Can I leave a stroller/scooter at drop off?
- Where do the children play outside?
- Do the children take field trips?
- Are parents allowed to visit? Do parents receive photos/videos during the day?
Full Day (9am-4pm): $795
Half Day (9am-12pm): $635
Early Drop-off (8-9am): $50
Late Pick-up (4-5pm): $50
*Lunch is provided by Little Green Gourmets. Half-Day campers can stay for lunch until 12:35 if this option is selected. Full-day campers can choose this option or bring their own nut-free lunch from home.
Payments/Refunds: Payment is due in full at the time of registration. Refunds of 50% are possible if you cancel before May 1, 2021.
9:00am - Welcome Time
9:30am - Outdoor Play/Neighborhood Walk
10:00am - Project (arts, music, science, language)
11:00am - Outdoor Play
11:30am - Circle Time
12:00pm - Half-Day Dismissal/Lunch begins
12:35pm - Lunch Dismissal
12:40pm - Rest
1:00pm - Outdoor Play
1:30pm - Project (arts, music, science, language)
2:30pm - Outdoor Play/Neighborhood Walk
3:15pm - Choice Time
3:45pm - Circle Time
4:00pm - Dismissal
Week 1: June 28-July 2 | Foodie Fun
Explore the world of food: recipies, ingredients, and tasting your creations!
Week 2: July 5-9 | Inventor's Workshop
Bring your creativity to camp this week and see what you can make!
Week 3: July 12-16 | Spanish Language Week
¡Hola! Little learners of all levels will be immersed in Spanish language and culture!
Week 4: July 19-22 | Animal Planet
Whether on the prowl or burrowing underground - This week is all about animals!
Week 5: July 26-30 | Garden Grows
Green thumbs will enjoy exploring our patio garden and our neighbor, Battery Urban Farm!
Week 6: August 2-6 | Water World
Splash with us this week! The perfect way to cool off in the summer!
Week 7: August 9-13 | Little Chefs
Cook up a storm this week and delicious treats will follow!
Week 8: August 16-20 | Mandarin Language Week
Nĭ Hăo! Little learners of all levels will be immersed in Mandarin Chinese language and culture!
Our nurturing staff, typically current and former Green Ivy teachers along with returning camp staff, provide a caring and supportive environment and create a welcoming, inclusive atmosphere to facilitate connection and friendship. We use a maximum ratio of 5 children to 1 staff member. In the early weeks of camp, we use smaller ratios to support optimal health and safety practices and to nurture campers as they adjust to a new experience. Children are in groups of 5-10 campers and generally grouped by age.
During camp your child will connect with peers and with nature, gain personal and social confidence, and make friends. Through hands on, developmentally-tailored educational activities, children gain confidence, independence, and skills. Our program provides excellent pre-academic and social preparation for children entering preschool programs, and their daily exposure to Mandarin Chinese stimulates their curiosity to language and to Mandarin Chinese, in particular.
We believe that children thrive when provided with opportunities to connect with nature, and we spend time enjoying outdoor play and exploration in beautiful Battery Park City. Children also have the opportunity to enjoy fun in the sun on our private outdoor patio, which features a child-maintained garden and water play.
Early Drop-off and Late Pick-up include spending time with peers and supervised by camp staff. This includes a variety of light activities, including art, soft play in the movement room or on the patio, and storytime.
One-Day Camps at Pine Street School
NORY | STEM: Mar. 29-Apr. 1, May 31
Join us for a day of exploration, change-making & crazy amounts of fun. Among other projects and experiments, we will begin by exploring the NORY Arduino board and using it to power lights & vision sensors. Then, we will move on to learning more about advanced robotic structural engineering, applying what we learned to build treasure-finders that can sense our surroundings!
When children engineer and problem-solve in a supportive environment that celebrates mistakes, there is no limit to what they can make and achieve.
3-10 yr olds | 9am-3pm, extended day available to 5pm | Space is limited.