Summer Camps 2020

Ages 3 - 10 years

Summer Camps are $360/week unless otherwise noted.

*There is no sibling discount offered for summer camps*

WEEK ONE - Gardening & Soil Science ($195)

June 17 - June 19, 2020                 

We will start off the summer by beautifying our outdoor spaces and replenishing our raised garden beds.  The students will create a landscape design, plant vegetable starts, choose flowers & shrubs, and work together to bring their ideas to life.  Lessons on botany, native plants, soil science, and composting will be part of this fun week.   A visit from THPRD Nature Mobile this week to talk about a garden predator, the slug!


WEEK TWO - Predators & Birds of Prey

June 22 – July 26, 2020

The most vicious predators of land and sea will be the focus of this exciting week.  Who is at the top of the food chain?  What makes each predator unique?  Our guest speaker this week is from PERCH, a local non-profit that rehabilitates birds of prey.  They will be bringing our studies to life with LIVE native owls, falcons, and hawks.  This will be a wonderful illustration of the size, beauty, and abilities of these animals.


WEEK THREE & FOUR - Theater & Drama ($720)

July 6 – July 17, 2020

This two-week Theater camp will be an immersive experience in Theatre production.  From writing the play and learning lines to creating props & costumes, these two weeks will be a hands-on learning experience for all ages in the fun of theatre and drama.  There will be a performance for parents on Friday, July 17th followed by an ice cream social.


WEEK FIVE - Physics

July 20 – July 23, 2020

This week is all about the science of our physical world.  The students will be exploring action/reaction, Newton’s three laws of motion, electricity, force, inertia, momentum, and gravity!  A busy, fun, and science-filled week of exploration and will be enhanced by a visit from OMSI.


WEEK SIX - Reptiles & Amphibians

July 27 – July 31, 2020

Which lizard can go months without food or water?  Which one has hundreds of tiny suction cups on its feet?  We will find out the answers to these questions and more during our exciting study of Reptiles & Amphibians.  Steve’s Creature Feature will bring our studies to life when he brings his snakes and lizards to visit.  This is always a fascinating week and Steve and his animals are one of the highlights of the summer.


WEEK SEVEN - CSI: Crime Lab  ($195)

August 5 – August 7, 2020

Someone has burgled the classroom!  An exciting week piecing together the evidence from a crime scene using fingerprints, footprints, and fibers.  The students will learn the importance of careful evidence collection and put their analytical thinking skills to work during this week.


WEEK EIGHT - Film & Photography

August 10 – August 14, 2020 

This week will give the students a chance to explore their creative view of the word while learning the basics of filmmaking and photography.  Using disposable and digital cameras, they will learn about composition, framing, lighting, and the “tricks of the trade”.  They will also explore the process of making a short film from script to post-production.  This week will culminate in a photography exhibit of student photos and the world premiere of their film.


WEEK NINE - Forest Science & Wilderness Survival

August 17 – August 21, 2020

Watersheds, forest health, riparian areas, and forest keystone species will be part of this fun week exploring our NW Rainforests.  We will also learn some exciting wilderness survival skills including building a fire, making a shelter, and purifying water. A visit from Jackson Bottom Wetland outreach educators will be a part of this week.


WEEK TEN - Pollinators

August 24  - August 28, 2020

We will be celebrating the awesome abilities (and responsibilities) of pollinators this week.  Hummingbirds, bats, butterflies, and bees and their important relationships with the environment will be explored in depth during this week.  We will have a visit from a local beekeeper as part of our studies.


WEEK ELEVEN - Track & Field ($165)

August 31 & September 1, 2020

The last two days of our Summer Program will be some fun in the sun!  Students will compete in running races, long jump, high jump, javelin throwing, and more during this fun week centered on sports.  We will be celebrating a fun and busy summer this week.  Parents can join us on September 1st for our Summer Picnic!

Busy Hands Montessori             725 NW Dale Ave. Suite 102          Portland, OR  97229           503.747.2150