Summer camp at Olive Tree is a fun, educational and exciting experience. Campers will spend a significant amount of the day outside, studying the theme and lessons of the week. Campers will also help tend to Olive Tree's gardens, take care of our chickens, birds, hermit crabs, and fish. Campers will study the lesson of the day as a group and then work as a group or individually to create, build, or explore the activity hands on!
Summer Camp is designed for children ages 30 months to 8 years. Campers will be divided into groups based on age and developmental level to ensure each child is successful through their camp experience. All abilities are welcome to attend summer camp!
Camp is Monday through Friday with half day or full day options.
8:30am to 12pm
8:30am to 3pm
*Before and/or after care will be available for an additional fee.
Half day campers will end their day at 12pm while full day campers will enjoy lunch together and then spend the
afternoon building on extensions of the lesson from the morning, adapted to each camper's individual interest and needs. Naps will be offered to children who are full day and whose parents wish for them to nap or rest.
June 17th: Calling all Engineers
June 24th: Space Exploration: Our solar system
July 8th: A Bug's Life!
July 15th: Grow Your Green Thumb: Gardening Week!
July 22nd: Exploring our Senses
July 29th: Travel around the World
Aug 5th: Chef's delight: Cooking and Baking
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Let's get our brains and bodies moving with STEAM building activities. Campers will work together to build, design, and construct different types of structures using a variety of fun and engaging materials. Can you build a bridge strong enough to stand on? What types of boats can we create to support different weights? Can our class build a table together to enjoy lemonade and snack? Who can make the loudest sound with the musical instrument designed and built by each camper?
Our little astronomers are taking on the solar system! Campers will build a rocket ship and travel the solar system together. We will learn about the planets that orbit our sun, study constellations, and explore our galaxy as a group of scientists.
We're going on a bug hunt! Campers will explore the world of insects. We will find, collect and observe different bugs, learn about what they eat and where they live. We will build bug homes and habitats for the different bugs while learning the importance bugs in our environment.
Mother Nature is a wonderful teacher! Campers will design and organize Olive Tree's fruit, vegetable and butterfly gardens and then spend time helping to plant the crops. The children learn about different plants and seeds through the week, plant flowers, and study different grasses. We will learn the life cycle of a plant and take home plants to care for through the summer.
Campers will uncover all that is around them through the 5 different senses. Sensory scavenger hunts and crafts will include components of touch, smell, sight, taste, and sound. Campers will bring home their own sensory garden to share with their family and friends.
All aboard! After planning our trip and creating our own map and passport, campers will go on an adventure around the world! Campers will learn about the different continents while studying a variety of cultures with crafts, games, music and foods from various parts of the world. Campers will study art from different regions and create their own masterpieces.
Bringing the classroom to the kitchen! Campers will prefect their culinary skills by preparing healthy, fun treats and snacks for all to enjoy. Cooking and baking encompass many great practical life skills while allowing for extensions of math and science for children who are ready for the challenge. We will discuss the foods growing in the gardens, the food groups, and create our own recipes. Meals are better when made together!