Summer 2021 at C'E 🌞
Come enjoy a summer amongst friends, parks and the sun with us at C'E Montessori. Our offerings for summer camps this year center around being constantly outdoors, enjoying our neighborhood, picnicking in our green spaces and having a blast with friends. Children between 2 and 9 years old can now sign up and choose from different camp options.
Month-long camps (July and/or August) include adventures in outer space, dungeons and dragons, water-world, Matilda the Montessori Musical and more. All camps though are designed to take advantage of being able to spend a whole two months outdoors.
We are Montessorians first and foremost, but do not expect Montessori materials or sequential lessons during our camp months. Instead, teacher-made materials will be available relying still on small group lessons and a work cycle and independent time for children to explore materials that are more thematic and less academic in nature. An interesting introduction to the Montessori work flow for your children.
Camp Freedom Rocks
2-3 yo children | 6 July - 30 July
Take a month this summer to truly prepare your child for their upcoming fall journey into the prepared school environment. In this camp, independence is the entire focus.. well that, and having a rocking good time. The camp is led by Spanish music powerhouse Mr. Juan. At Camp Freedom Rock, children work on dressing themselves to go outside and play, washing their hands, going to the bathroom and cleaning up after themselves. Transitions abound as we go inside and outside to practice our independence skills. Naps between 1:15p-3p.
Adventures in Space-Camp
All ages welcome | 6 July - 30 July
Get ready to blast-off into the summer exploring all of what our cosmos has to offer. Building rockets, painting constellations and learning the planets' songs together. Camp concludes with an evening of fun waiting for the sunset and stars to come out while playing in our side-yard. No naps.
Parks and Rec
2+3 year olds | 6 July - 30 July
Bring plenty of sunscreen for this camp that uses our classrooms as home-base to explore our neighborhoods' parks. Berry Playground, Domino Park, La Guardia and Grand Street will be our local haunts during this month of play and discovery. Naps between 1:15p-3p.
Matilda the Montessori Musical Camp
3-6 year olds | 6 July - 30 July
Matilda will be the main of many adventures in musical theater during this 4-week camp. We will practice singing, acting, dancing and play different roles in our Montessori musical. At the end of the four weeks our children will perform for parents and show off all the moves and tunes they have learned at school in a side-yard performance for the ages. Naps between 2p-3:15p
Dungeons and Dragons
5-9 yo children | 6 July - 30 July
Out of the basement and into our parks, role-play, build worlds and characters and adventure with your friends at C’E. Other playground games like ‘capture the flag’, ‘hopscotch’, ‘4-square’, and jump rope are included in this picnicking camp. Some swords and monstering should be expected.
2-3 YO Children | 2 August - 27 August
Bedford Avenue is lined with cute cafés where inspired baristas tend curated shops while perfecting their concoctions. Our Montessori camp café will add to this rich tradition by centering our curriculum around snack and lunch. Tastings, food prep, serving each other, cutting, spooning, washing dishes, using, washing, and drying rags and so much more. Picnicking! Truly a messy and fun camp that will have your children develop lifelong attitudes and get them ready for more independence and an open mind around dinnertime. Naps between 1:15p-3p.
C'E Summer of Arts
3-6 YEAR OLDS | 1 august - 27 August
The second act of our first ever Spring Arts Festival will be the C’E Summer of Arts camp where children will create different types of artwork each day and make lasting art for our school and your homes. Puppets, marionettes, clay-modeling, dance and more. Naps between 2p-3:15p
The Tokyo Olympics Camp
5-9 YO CHILDREN | 2 August - 27 August
Will the Olympic games take place in Tokyo this summer? It matters little here in Brooklyn as the Olympic spirit to create a more peaceful world burns deep within us all! Sports, geography and pageantry describe this camp, as well as a sport per week focus. Field trips to McCarren Tennis Center, BIP and more.
Gardens of Brooklyn
All ages welcome | 2 August - 27 August
Bring color and energy into our side yard mid-summer planting and taking care of plants and flowers throughout. Flowers and food tasting and composting are a big part of this camp that also will transform the inside of our classroom into a veritable greenhouse where children each have their own section and responsibility. Field trips to all our walkable community gardens and as a group to the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. No naps. Botanical Gardens trip is optional on Saturday 28 August 2021. Adults are required to attend the field trip with their children.
2+3 YEAR OLDS | 2 August - 27 August
Swimsuits are an everyday must-wear during this month of fun splashing through our sprinklers outside, wading through turtle pools and playing toss with water balloons. Your children will be experts in getting dressed and will hang their swimsuits out to dry before each lunch-time. This is not a swim camp and we will not travel to or use a pool at all. Naps between 1:15p-3p.