Austin Montessori School
AMS Slow Austin Summer Camp 2018
Welcome to Slow Austin Summer! A different take on summer camp, that is designed to return summer to what it was always meant to be, while providing a more relaxed environment for your child to learn in an authentic way. The philosophy behind Slow Austin Summer is to try to create an experience that more closely resembles what a summer at home would be like for a child. Each week will have one area of focused exploration and plenty of time for self-directed activity. Our camps are lead by both AMI trained guides, experienced assistants, and alumni with support from a student from our Adolescent Community at Gaines Creek.
Each week will have an Early Elementary and Upper Elementary session with 15 campers. The topics of these sessions are determined by the team of counselors based on the things they love to do and teach, with the materials for a wide variety of options for play and work beyond the focus of the week. The small group size will allow for a more intimate experience, and the time and space to allow new friendships to form. The groups will share the outdoor space, to give all campers the opportunity to play and interact with each other. While both groups will have some going outs, many of the Upper Elementary camps will travel multiple days a week to go out into the world and experience the things they are studying.
Please fill out the following information for the weeks you are interested in your child attending. This form is intended to collect initial information and a non-refundable $100 deposit. In the spring, any additional information needed and full payment will be collected. At this time, after you click the submit button, you will be taken to PayPal in order to pay your deposit.
Camp hours are from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm with the bulk of activities and instruction between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm.
Slow Austin Summer Session Details
Slow Austin Summer
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Classroom Community enrolled in 2017-2018 School Year
Early Elementary Sessions ($260/week)
For Children from Birdsong, Heartsong, and Windsong.
FULL June 4-8 Jinny Gonzales and & Corrine Simonelli - The Customs and Traditions of South America (Spanish Immersion)
FULL June 11-15 Corrine Simonelli & Mariah Stewart - Texas Pioneer Week
FULL June 18-22 FULL Margarita Ruiz & Monse Alvarado-Ruiz - Cooking & Spanish Immersion
June 25-29 Khara Vincent & Monse Alvarado-Ruiz- Art in the Style of...
FULL July 2,3,5,6 ($225) Khara Vincent & Michelle Nuest - Honor the Earth
FULL July 9-13 Erik Rivas-Rivas & Elizabeth Suggs- A Celebration of Folk Music
FULL July 16-20 Anneke Swanson, Michelle Nuest, Lilly Glasgow- Bookmaking including instruction in Drawing and Painting
FULL July 23-27 Jennifer Flood - Lego Robotics
Upper Elementary Sessions ($260/week)
For Children from Terra and Nova
June 4-8 Mandy Weeks & Mariah Stewart - Candle Making
FULLJune 11-15 Grae Baker & Toto Miranda- Let's Start a Band
June 18-22 Khara Vincent & Mariah Stewart - Create a Silent Film
June 25-29 Erik Rivas-Rivas & Elizabeth Suggs - A Celebration of Folk Music
July 2,3,5,6 ($225) Jesse Gevirtz & Monse Alvarado-Ruiz - Games, Games, Games!
July 9-13 Mandy Weeks & Michelle Nuest - Texas Geology
July 16-20 Michelle Nuest- Foods of the World
July 23-27 Anneke Swanson, Michelle Nuest, and Lilly Glasgow -Bookmaking with Art Instruction and Practice in Drawing and Painting (Basic-Advanced)
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