Programs


ABOUT RAINBOW CAMP

Rainbow Camp offers half-day and full day sessions for children ages 2 to 5-½. Placement and length of the program day vary depending on age, class size, and developmental needs. Class size ranges from 11 for the youngest group up to 23 for the oldest group.

Camp Groups

RED: 2 and up

Due to the age of the children and class size, priority admission for the RED group is given to children of qualified age enrolled in NCRC’s younger Early Learning classes for the fall.

GREEN & BLUE: 3-year-olds

The BLUE and GREEN classes are for 3-year-olds or NCRC students enrolled in Early Learning classes for Fall 2019.

ORANGE: Older 3-year-olds

Applying 3 1/2-year-old campers are placed in the ORANGE class. NCRC current Bunny students enrolling in the Preschool classes for the fall of 2019 are placed in the ORANGE group for summer camp.

VIOLET: 4-year-olds

Applying 4-year-olds are placed in the VIOLET group. Typically, rising NCRC Beehive students are placed in the VIOLET group for summer camp.

INDIGO: 4 to 6-year-olds

This is a half-day class with lunch brought from home, for 4 to 5 1/2-year-old campers with birthdays between November 2014 and October 2013. NCRC students graduating from the Sunshine, Rainbow, Treetop, and Explorer classes can register for the INDIGO group for summer camp.

YELLOW: 4 to 5 1/2-year-olds

This program is a full-day with lunch brought from home, and an afternoon rest. NCRC students graduating from the Sunshine and Rainbow classrooms can register for the YELLOW group. Graduating Treetop and Explorer students may also register for the YELLOW group - space permitting.

SILVER: 3 to 5-year-olds

This is a great way to help your child transition to an afternoon class for the fall or to supplement their day if you have morning activities scheduled. This is a group of mixed age children and includes 3 to 5-year old children enrolled in the Early Learning, Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten classes in the fall. If you select this class for your child and we do not reach a final enrollment of at least nine students, an alternative camp placement will be found for your child in a different camp class.

Summer Curriculum

Camp teachers apply the mission and developmentally appropriate practices of NCRC to a relaxed summer curriculum that nurtures the socialization, self-expression and growth of the whole child. Our program is theme-based. Themes are adapted to each age group, and are used across disciplines to enrich our curriculum. Individual units let campers explore the world around them and engage in special art and science projects. Children’s literature, music and outdoor play are also integrated into the thematic units to further reinforce and teach new concepts.

Activities

Arts

Motor Program & Library

Outdoor Play

Morning Assembly

Music

Teachers and Counselors

Rainbow Camp is led by teams of teachers including: NCRC faculty, other experienced teachers with credentials in early childhood education, as well as an energetic group of high school and college age counselors who lend their support in the classrooms and help create informal, dynamic interactions. NCRC’s School Counselor, Speech-Language Pathologist and Occupational Therapist specialists serve as consultants to the Rainbow Camp program director.

In the Classroom

Campers enjoy sunny, cozy rooms in NCRC’s spacious schoolhouse. Converted from an old Victorian home, it is the perfect setting for small children. Indoor play is structured to provide a balance of curriculum projects and free play supporting all areas of development. Sensory tables, easels, science and building projects, and dramatic play areas provide a wealth of opportunities for campers to explore.




ABOUT MI CASA CAMP

A half day program that explores Spanish through crafts, music, stories, games, and projects.

July 22 - 26, 8:30am - 12:30pm

Children ages 3-½ to 5-½ may enroll in this half-day program that includes lunch brought from home. The curriculum will incorporate crafts, music, stories, games, and projects, all presented in an exploratory Spanish model. Mi Casa Camp, like our Mi Casa school year program, exposes campers to different Hispanic cultures through themes of learning and play-based activities. There are 15 spots available and will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis.

* Please note that classes the week of July 22-26, including Mi Casa Camp, have a minimum enrollment number of 9 campers; Parents will be notified if insufficient enrollment necessitates a class' cancellation.


ABOUT CREATIVE CAMP

Please check back to learn about the exciting Creative Camp classes offered Summer 2019

July 22 - 26, 8:30am - 12:30pm

Children ages 3-½ to 5-½ may enroll in this half-day program that includes lunch brought from home. This exciting program offers fun and creative experiences!

* Please note that classes the week of July 22-26, including all Creative Camp Classes, have a minimum enrollment number of 9 campers; Parents will be notified if insufficient enrollment necessitates a class' cancellation, and we will make every effort to find an alternate Creative Camp placement if desired.


EXTENDED DAY PROGRAMS


Early Birds: 8:00-8:30 a.m.

Children enjoy games, stories, snacks and outdoor play. Campers enrolled in the half-day morning and full day classes may extend their time at camp by registering for this program.

Munch Bunch: NOW CLOSED!

A special lunch program from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for children enrolled in the half-day morning (BLUE, GREEN and ORANGE) sessions. Children bring lunch from home to enjoy in a group and participate in a range of activities that support language skills, socialization and independence. There are 14 spots available, which will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis.


CALENDAR

2019 Rainbow Camp

June 11 - July 19

*Camp is closed July 4 & 5

2019 Mi Casa & Creative Camp

July 22-26

Questions?

Mary Farmer, Director of Programs

mfarmer@ncrcpreschool.org



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