MMS offers a complete summer program, with morning and afternoon camps for students in 1st through 6th grades, as well as childcare for children six weeks through six years of age. The program is available on a weekly basis or as part of an annual tuition.
Each year we publish a catalog of the summer options available. Extended time care (referred to as ETC) before and after camp is also available for an additional fee. Summer ETC hours are 7am until 6pm, Monday through Friday.
We will be closed July 1-5, 2019 in observance of Independence Day and August 26-30, 2019 for school-wide professional development. No camps or childcare is available during those weeks.
“Summer in the Meadow” programs are one-week long. You may enroll for one week, all weeks, or any combination. To register, complete and submit the registration form at least one week prior to start date of the camp. When enrolling more than one child, please submit a separate form for each child. You may pay in person or register online on the Meadow Montessori School web site.
Please be sure that the course(s) you select matches the grade, your child’s age, or the classroom they’ve attended for the 2018-2019 school year. Which program they attend depends on a few factors. If you’re unsure which program you should register for, please contact the school at 734-241-9496.
Program and registration materials can also be found on the Meadow Montessori School website at http://meadowmontessori.org/academics/summer-in-the-meadow/
Many camps fill quickly. We recommend you register as early as possible. Waitlists will be kept in the event a camp fills. You will be notified if a space becomes available.
Refunds, Withdrawals, & Transfers
To guarantee your child’s enrollment in a camp, full payment must be received at least one week prior to the first day of class. Enrollment fees may not be returned should your child be withdrawn from a camp. A withdrawal is defined as dropping a camp without replacing it with another. A transfer is defined as dropping one camp and replacing it with another. Transfer fees may be assessed at the discretion of the Director of Finance.
Daily Needs (Lunch, Water, Sunscreen)
The Monroe Family YMCA will provide a FREE healthy lunch to students through the SFSP (Summer Food Service Program). Students are also welcome to bring their own healthy lunch, should they wish. So we may provide the YMCA with accurate numbers, please advise us if your student will NOT participate in the lunch program.
Hydration is important in the summer, so we ask that you please provide your child(ren) with a filled water bottle each day at camp. We will provide milk and water for those staying for lunch and students may always refill their bottles from our drinking fountain.
Please also apply sunscreen to your child before they arrive at camp. We take every precaution to keep your child(ren) from getting too much sun, and if you would like your child to have sunscreen reapplied throughout the day, please send in the sunscreen with their name labeled on the container. Be sure you let the staff know that your child has sunscreen and needs to reapply.
Payment of Class Costs and Fees
Elementary camps are full-week camps. Daily rates and drop-ins are not permitted.
All fees are due in full one week prior to the first day of the camp your student will be attending. Please note, many camps have a supply fee which is paid directly to the teacher. All supply fees are due on the first day of camp.
All children, including Meadow Montessori students, are required to submit basic emergency forms. This is not required if you have a current form on file (please check with Carrie in the main office to see that you are up-to-date). These forms must be submitted prior to the Camp and are due by the first day of class. For our student’s safety, your child cannot participate in a camp without this information.
Allergies, Food Allergies, & Sensitivities
Meadow Montessori School must be notified if your child has an allergy, food allergy, or food sensitivity prior to the enrollment and the student’s start date. Please provide the school with all necessary documentation, emergency information, and necessary medications. Please be advised that some camps provide snack or work with food. All staff members are trained in anaphylaxis emergencies. We have two Epinephrine injection pens on the school grounds and take every precaution possible to avoid any food allergy emergency. If your child has a known allergy, we require a completed FARE’s “Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan” which must be signed by you and your child’s physician. We can provide a copy of this form, or you can print this document at https://www.foodallergy.org/sites/default/files/migrated-files/file/emergency-care-plan.pdf
Cancellations and Changes
If we do not meet the minimum number of students, the summer camp will be canceled, and you will be notified of the cancelation. While we do everything in our power to keep all camps as published in this catalog, camps are subject to change without notice.
Arrivals and Departures
Students must be signed IN when they arrive and OUT when they leave daily by a parent/guardian or other person responsible for child’s care. Rosters for signing in/out are kept on clipboards in the Commons (located in the ETC room in the Elementary Building and in hallway for Early Childhood Building). It is recommended that students arrive 10 to 15 minutes early on the first day of each week to leave time for signing in and locating camps. We do not allow students to sign themselves out and meet parents in the parking lot.
**Please read and discuss our behavior policy with your camper before they attend camp.**
We expect campers to act respectfully at all times when they are on our property or participating in our programs. Campers are to behave in a mature, responsible way and respect the rights and dignity of others.
Actions will reflect the following four core values:
- Campers take Responsibility for their actions.
- Campers Respect themselves, each other, camp equipment and the environment.
- Honesty will be the basis for all relationships and interactions.
- Campers will be Caring in their relationships with others.
Campers should talk to their instructor or any staff member if they are uncomfortable with any experiences or need assistance while at camp.
When a camper does not follow the behavior guidelines, we will take the following action steps as behavior problems progress.
- Instructor or staff will redirect the camper to more appropriate behavior.
- If inappropriate behavior continues, the camper will be reminded of behavior guidelines and camp rules, and the camper will be asked to decide on action steps to correct his/her behavior.
- If a child’s behavior still does not meet expectations and is affecting the experience of other campers, he/she will be dismissed from camp and must be picked up by a parent/guardian.
Examples of unacceptable behavior:
- Refusing to follow behavior guidelines or camp rules
- Using profanity, vulgarity or obscenity
- Stealing or damaging property (personal or camp property)
- Refusal to participate in activities or cooperate with staff
- Disrupting a program
- Leaving a program without permission
- Endangering the health and safety of other children and/or staff
- Teasing, making fun or bullying of other campers or staff
- Fighting of any kind
Camper fees are non-refundable if a camper is sent home for disciplinary reasons. Physical violence toward another camper or staff member will result in immediate dismissal from the camp.
Meadow Montessori School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, or ethnicity in any of its activities or operations.
Please note: We will be closed July 1-5, 2019 in observance of Independence Day and August 26-30, 2019 for school-wide professional development. No summer camp or child care will be available.