Yan brings over 5 years of combined experience as a Kindergarten and pre-school teacher, vocal coach and Mandarin instructor. Yan holds her Montessori credential for children 3-6 years old.
Green Ivy Summer Camp for Little Kids
at Battery Park Montessori
Registration is open for Summer 2019!
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.
As a bonus, some of our trained camp staff are native Mandarin Chinese language speakers and instructors and campers will benefit from some exposure to Mandarin Chinese through various afternoon activities. Click here to learn more about the benefits of exposing your child to another language!
AGES: 2-4 year olds
DATES: June 24-August 16
SCHEDULE & TUITION:
Half-Day: 9am-12pm | $625/week
Half-day campers are welcome to stay for lunch (purchase the weekly lunch or bring their own)
Full-Day: 9am-4pm | $785/week
Full-day campers can purchase the weekly lunch or bring their own
Lunch: $40/week (provided by Little Green Gourmets)
Before Care: 8-9am | $50/week
After Care: 4-5pm | $50/week
Our nurturing staff provide a caring and supportive environment and create a welcoming, inclusive atmosphere to facilitate connection and friendship. 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.
Each week at camp, children broaden their horizons and expand their curiosity through themed activities like cooking, STEM, nature exploration, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese lessons, and gardening. Every week offers exposure to Mandarin Chinese in the regular course of their afternoon activities.
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.
Week 1: Little Chefs | June 24-28
This week is all about cooking! Campers will make their own healthy snacks and learn how to keep their bodies nourished and strong.
Week 2: MakerSpace | July 1-3, 5
Campers will enjoy Battery Park Montessori's own MakerSpace, building new creations from upcycled materials and exploring the neighborhood's compost and recycling centers.
*Tuition is prorated for this week.
Week 3: Spanish Language Week | July 8-12
Guided by Green Ivy's Spanish teachers, campers will explore the language and culture of the Spanish-speaking diaspora.
Week 4: In the Wild | July 15-19
Campers will learn, create, and explore the lives of animals this week and enjoy a visit from some creatures from Art Farm!
Week 5: Sprouting Seeds | July 22-26
From Battery Urban Farm to our own garden on the patio, campers will develop a green thumb during this week of camp.
Week 6: Know Your H2O | July 29-August 2
From work to play, campers will explore water all week! Register
Week 7: What's Cooking? | August 5-9
This week is all about cooking! Campers will make their own healthy snacks and learn how to keep their bodies nourished and strong. Register
Week 8: Mandarin Language Week | August 12-16
Guided by Green Ivy's Mandarin teachers, campers will explore Chinese language and culture. Register
MANDARIN TEACHER HIGHLIGHTS
Yue holds an M.A. in Bilingual & Bicultural Education from Teachers College Columbia University and a B.S. in Childhood & Early Adolescent Education from Penn State.
SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE
Morning Meeting & Theme Activities
Snack & Return to Camp
Lunch, Clean-up, Rest
*Half-Day Campers can add on Lunch and be picked up at 12:30pm
Theme & Mandarin Chinese Activities
Snack & Outdoor Playtime