Our summer program begins on June 11 this year. Camp activities: 9:00a.m. until 4:00p.m. Extended Hours: 7:00a.m. until 5:45p.m.
Preschool Ages 3-4
The Summer Camp preschool offers some of the same Montessori experiences as are offered during the school year, but it is a more relaxed “camp” environment. Preschoolers will follow and explore the same weekly themes as the older campers, but they are scaled down and adjusted for a preschooler’s temperament and abilities.
These younger children join older campers for many camp projects and field trips, swimming and picnics.
Preschool Camp is limited to 10 preschool age campers.
Summer Camp Ages 5-12
The Children’s House Day Camp provides weekly themed activities in a relaxing environment free of competition. Day Camp activities include art, drama, games, recreational swimming, field trips and many outdoor activities. Campers may also participate in the library’s summer reading program.
Day Camp is limited to 25 campers.
Our 2018 Themed Weeks
6/11 to 6/15: Playground Connoisseur
This was a big hit last summer! Campers will have the city and surrounding area playgrounds to explore. We will compare and contrast, review and report, and rate the best and the worst places a kid in our city can play.
6/18 to 6/22: Footprints and Flight
We’ve combined the best of two of our most popular camp weeks! Campers will explore animal tracks while studying indigenous birds of Indiana
6/25 to 6/29: Build It
We will discover how different kinds of structures are built. We will look at various sorts of dwellings humans have used through history, and the fundamentals of constructing a home. We will look at some notable examples and use materials here at camp to design and construct our own.
7/02 to 7/06: Musical Movements
Campers will learn about styles of music. They will play guitars, drums, xylophones, and keyboards, creating their own songs. We will wrap up the week with a group performance. (No camp on July 4th!)
7/09 to 7/13: Animals in Our World
This week we will learn about the animals we share our world with, particularly in Indiana. We will visit the Nature Center at Eagle Creek. We will also take a field trip to the Children of Indiana Nature Park, in Centerville, Indiana
7/16 to 7/20: Sports Week
This whole week is dedicated to playing sports. We will also spend time learning the rules for various sports, some famous athletes in each sport, and which sports are most popular in different parts of the world. But mostly, we will be playing and winning at all of the sports!
7/23 to 7/27: Get Your Game On
A favorite for many! Campers will learn a wide variety of different games, including, card games, dice games, board games, and video games, during this gaming extravaganza!
7/30 to 8/03: Hoosier History
We peer into Indiana’s past this week. We will explore important events and notable people from our state’s history, from Eugene Debs to Larry Bird. We’ll discover important contributions Indiana has made to the nation, and we will visit the Indiana State Museum, along with some other historic sites around the city.
8/06 to 8/10: The Art of Junk
Campers will re-purpose trash and recycling items to create a variety of truly original art projects, including musical instruments!
8/13 to 8/17: Arts and Entertainment
Together, campers will explore the basics of theater, film, and television, and the history of entertainment in the American culture. We may visit art galleries, take in a movie, view a documentary, or watch a live band perform.