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Toddler and Preschool ~ Summer Camp Classes

Daycroft Discovery Days — Toddler & Preschool summer camps 

 

Have your Daycroft toddler or preschool-age child join us, in play-based summer camp activities ranging from art and culture to
music and activity-based games.  Our main goal is to provide summer care in a COVID-safe, healthy environment
where your child can explore, discover, investigate, create— and even learn a little too!

Toddler Summer Camp

  • Toddler Ages:  15 – 33 Months
  • Toddler Summer Camp registration will be open to all current toddler students exclusively through March 31, 2021
  • Beginning April 1st, contracted toddlers for the 2021 – 2022 Daycroft school year will have the opportunity to register, if space allows.
  • Daycroft's Toddler Summer Camp is NOT open to the public.
  • Current Daycroft Toddlers enrolled in Fall, 2021 Preschool may register for Toddler Summer Camps through June ONLY
  • Daycroft's Toddler Summer Camps will be limited to 8 students
  • ALL Toddler Summer Camp Registration MUST be done via email to michelem@daycroft.org and families will be invoiced for payment.
  • A Toddler Summer Camp spot is not secured until payment is received.

Preschool Summer Camp

  • Preschool Ages:  33 months to age 4
  • ALL Preschool summer camp students must be toilet-trained to take part 
  • *Young 5 and Students entering Kindergarten in the Fall, 2021 should register for the Elementary Camps*
  • Daycroft's Preschool Summer Camp is open to the public
  • Non-Daycroft Preschool Students are required to register for a minimum of two weeks
  • Preschool Summer Camps will be limited to 20 students

Toddler & Preschool Campers

All Toddler & Preschool Camps will take place at our beautiful Daycroft School campus — 1095 N. Zeeb Road — Ann Arbor
Summer Camps are offered Monday – Friday as either Half-day Mornings — 8:00 a.m. — 12:30 p.m. or Full Day — 8:00 a.m. — 4:15 p.m.
Morning Drop-off for both Toddler & Preschool Campers is from 8:00 to 8:15 a.m.
Half Day Pick-up is from 12:15 to 12:30 p.m.  —  Full Day Pick-up is from 4:15 to 4:30 p.m.
After-camp Care will be available from 4:30 to 5:00 p.m.

Take advantage of the early registration discount for Summer Camp classes! 
The price for our Toddler & Preschool classes currently reflect this discount.
After March 31, 2021, prices will increase by $20 per class.

Please provide a healthy, substantial snack for your camper each day and a water bottle, clearly labeled with your child's name.
Sunscreen, swimsuits & towels for sprinkler fun and any extra clothing and hats should also be clearly labeled with your child's name.
*Please apply sunscreen to your child before camp.*

A reminder email will be sent the week before your child is to attend camp. 
Attached to this email will be forms for COVID-safe guidelines, permissions, immunizations and emergency contact information.
Students will not be allowed to attend camp without these forms on file. 

Lunch & Recess will occur between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Monday through Thursday:  Please provide a sack lunch that does not require warming for your camper. 
Every Friday:  All campers will enjoy a cheese pizza & popsicle lunch which is included in the cost of camp. 
You may also bring a sack lunch on Friday if you would prefer your child not have pizza.
*Please remember to label your child's lunch with their name.*

After-care will be provided from 4:30 – 5:00 p.m. for an additional $25 fee.
The 5:00 p.m. pick-up time will be strictly enforced. 
Additional fees at the rate of $5 per 15 minute, per child will be billed if chronic tardiness occurs. 
The after-care fee is per week, no matter how many days it is used.

There are NO refunds after May 1st, 2021 but credit will be given for another week of camp in 2021. 
However, should Daycroft's camps be canceled due to a Coronavirus Mandate, a 100% refund will be issued.

Week 1 – June 14 – 18 

Toddler — Music Around the World 
Instructors:  Mirian Mestari & Heather Stropp
Bring an instrument from home or make one at camp — let’s travel and explore music and traditional dances from around the world!  
½ day toddler $300 — full day $450 — Limited to 8 students
Please email michelem@daycroft.org to register.  

Preschool — It’s Fiesta Time! 
Instructors:  Jennifer Pisonero & Kavita Gupta
Buckle up friends as we take a trip to Mexico!  Home to the world’s smallest volcano and the Cuexcomate, Mexico has a lot of fantastic places to celebrate!  Explore Mexico’s geography, traditional dances, music, food and learn some Spanish words and phrases too!  
½ day preschool $250 — full day preschool $350 — Limited to 20 students
REGISTRATION CLOSED — CLASS IS FULL — PLEASE EMAIL michelem@daycroft.org TO BE PLACED ON THE WAITLIST

Week 2 – June 21 – 25

Toddler — Human Body Odyssey
Instructors:  Mirian Mestari & Heather Stropp
How does my body work and what makes me special?  Come trace your body and learn about the special systems that make you unique!
½ day $300 — full day $450 — Limited to 8 students
Please email michelem@daycroft.org to register.

Preschool — Out of This World!
Instructors:  Arthi Krishnamoorthy & Kavita Gupta
Launch into space and explore our solar system!  How many planets are there and how do they orbit around the sun?  What is gravity? 
What makes day and night and what about that giant star?  Join us as we become astronauts and explore the solar system!
½ day $250 — full day — $350 — Limited to 20 students
REGISTRATION CLOSED — CLASS IS FULL — PLEASE EMAIL michelem@daycroft.org TO BE PLACED ON THE WAITLIST

Week 3 – June 28 – July 2

Toddler — Tropical Paradise
Instructors:  Mirian Mestari & Laura Tallman
Welcome to blue skies, sunshine, gardens and sand!  Listen to Hawaiian music and dance the Hula.  Discover lush gardens and make leis.  Squish your toes through sand, explore interesting seashells, and take an adventure observing ocean life. Our week wouldn’t be complete without sampling some tropical fruit too!
½ day $300 — full day $450 — Limited to 8 students
Please email michelem@daycroft.org to register.

Preschool - Take a Walk on the Wild Side
Instructors:  Deb Samar & Mary Howden
What does George “Billygoat” Woodard, Buddy Backpacker and Grandma Gatewood all have in common?  They’re all famous hikers! And what better way to hike than with a “Walking Stick”? Join us as we create walking sticks and trek our way through the week with adventurous hiking stories and activities to keep our bodies active. Come map your way through beautiful mountain ranges, discover majestic regions around the globe and take a trek of our own with our creative, homemade walking sticks!
½ day $250 — full day — $350 — Limited to 20 students
REGISTRATION CLOSED — CLASS IS FULL — PLEASE EMAIL michelem@daycroft.org TO BE PLACED ON THE WAITLIST

Happy Fourth of July!  No camps offered July 5 – 9

 

Week 4 – July 12 – 16

Toddler — Under the Sea
Instructors:  Heather Stropp & Jesse Huang
Come explore life under the sea! Dig for shells, learn about sea plants, fish and a variety of life underwater. Enjoy “sea-worthy” crafts
as well as sensory activities.
½ day $300 — full day $450 — Limited to 8 students
Please email michelem@daycroft.org to register.

Preschool — Splish Splash — It’s Beach Week!
Instructors:  Mikaela Ousley & Mary Howden
Summertime means HOT but “splish splashing” in water makes HOT so much better!  Bring your swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, hat and an extra set of clothes and come join us for a week of “splish splashing” activities — including summer crafts, sand and games!
½ day $250 — full day $350 — Limited to 20 students
REGISTRATION CLOSED — CLASS IS FULL — PLEASE EMAIL michelem@daycroft.org TO BE PLACED ON THE WAITLIST

Week 5 – July 19 – 23

Toddler — Happy Campers!
Instructors:  Heather Stropp & Jesse Huang
Join us for a camping adventure!  Bring a flashlight and gather around our “make-believe” campfire as we sing songs, tell stories and
even make s’mores!
½ day $300 — full day $450 — Limited to 8 students 
Please email michelem@daycroft.org to register.

Preschool — Shake, Rattle & Roll
Instructors:  Bonnie Dingman 
What better way to spend the day than making new friends and playing games?  Join us as we “shake, rattle and roll” our way through the week of organized play and activities that build confidence and coordination.  Be sure to bring a water bottle, swimsuit, towel, hat, sunscreen and a change of clothes for this entertaining week of fun and games!
½ day $250 — full day $350 — Limited to 20 students
REGISTRATION CLOSED — CLASS IS FULL — PLEASE EMAIL michelem@daycroft.org TO BE PLACED ON THE WAITLIST

Week 6 – July 26 – 30

Toddler — Amazing Animals
Instructors:  Bonnie Dingman
Fur...Scales...Pouches...or Wings?  Come discover the world of animals as we compare the differences between these animal friends.  Together we’ll slither like snakes and bounce like kangaroos as we move and listen to stories about life as an animal.
½ day $300 — full day $450 — Limited to 8 students
Please email michelem@daycroft.org to register.

Preschool — Under the Sea
Instructors:  Mary Howden & Jennifer Pisonero
Join us for a fabulous week of Under the Sea fun.  Learn about saltwater animals, create crafts, sing songs and listen to stories about our underwater friends.  Let’s make a splash together!
½ day $250 — full day $350 — Limited to 20 students
REGISTRATION CLOSED — CLASS IS FULL — PLEASE EMAIL michelem@daycroft.org TO BE PLACED ON THE WAITLIST

Week 7 – August 2 – 6

Toddler — Imagination Station
Instructors:  Rachel Montgomery & Laura Tallman
Captivate your child’s imagination with this week of Creative Play! Experience a puppet theater, explore a sensory bin geared towards dramatic play, play instruments and act out stories and songs!. Come dressed as your favorite character or have fun dressing up in the Imagination Station!
½ day $300 — full day $450 — Limited to 8 students
Please email michelem@daycroft.org to register.

Preschool — Musical Mania
Instructors:  Deb Samar & Mary Howden
Join us for a week of melody, rhythm, and musical crafts! Come create your own musical instrument, sing songs and listen to the classics!  Musical circle time will allow students to enjoy and experience an appreciation for the many types of music.
½ day $250 — full day $350 — Limited to 20 students
REGISTRATION CLOSED — CLASS IS FULL — PLEASE EMAIL michelem@daycroft.org TO BE PLACED ON THE WAITLIST

Week 8 – August 9 – 13

Toddler — Little Artists
Instructors:  Rachel Montgomery
Learn about amazing artists of the world and try your hand at creating work like the masters! Explore and work with a variety of art materials to create your own masterpieces!
½ day $300 — full day $450 — Limited to 8 students
Please email michelem@daycroft.org to register.

Preschool — Amazing Amazon
Instructors:  Arthi Krishnamoorthy & Jennifer Pisonero
Come explore the amazing Amazon Rainforest of South America! Take a virtual tour and experience the amazing life forms that live in this biome. Learn about the exotic animals that live in the rainforest, "make" a few of your own and even learn their names in Spanish!
½ day $250 — full day $350 — Limited to 20 students
REGISTRATION CLOSED — CLASS IS FULL — PLEASE EMAIL michelem@daycroft.org TO BE PLACED ON THE WAITLIST

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