Summer Camp


ERS Summer Camp 2022

ERS SUMMER CAMP WILL BE UP AND RUNNING SAFELY AGAIN THIS SU
MMER IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS!

JUNE 13 – AUGUST 19
(June 13-17 available to a limited number of 2021-2022 school year families only)

Registration is now open to the public with very limited spots remaining. At this time, please only send forms with your requested weeks without including payment. If we are able to place your child, then we will bill you. Otherwise, we will place your child on our waiting list.
Enrollment forms are here: ERS Enrollment Agreement Summer 2022


At Eastern Ridge, children experience summer the way it was meant to be: fun, active and full of adventure. Joyful — and often muddy — children and teachers are outside most of the day enjoying uninterrupted play, exploration and child-inspired projects.

Children work in the gardens, explore our natural habitats, tell stories, sing songs, splash and play in our mud pit, and work with inspirational and messy art materials.

In the midst of all of that old-fashioned fun, we work with them to develop projects they are passionate about. Our camps are staffed by our highly respected teachers and are an extension of our school-year programs, where our mission is to inspire independence, creativity, and a lifelong love of learning and connection to each other and the natural world.

Schedule
Camp runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, Monday-Friday. We will be closed on Monday, July 4 for the Independence Day holiday. Our extended day program offers a 4 p.m. and a 5 p.m. pick-up option.

2022 Summer Camp Programs

Acorn Summertime (ages 1.5 to 3)

Our youngest campers spend their days working with their hands and exploring their friendships. They will be gardening, painting, immersing themselves in water and mud play, climbing, exploring, and working with nature-based art materials. We will offer 10 weekly programs from June 13 through August 19. Children can attend two days (Th-F), three days (M-W) or five days (M-F).*

* Week of June 13 is available to currently enrolled (2021-22 school year) full time ERS students only.

Note: Acorn campers new to ERS must register for a minimum of three weeks of camp to ensure they have ample time to transition into the group and fully benefit from our program.  We strongly recommend the 5 day option for optimal adjustment to the program.

Early Childhood Explorations (ages 3 to 5.5)

Join us for a child-inspired summer! Our campers will spend the majority of their days outside, exploring our natural surroundings, harvesting from the gardens, creating with art materials, and most definitely getting wet! Our projects will be inspired by the children’s passions and curiosities, engaging their bodies and minds. Past activities have included: journal making, bird study, mask creation, fort building, fairy houses, recycled creations, building animal habitats, dramatic play and much, much more! We will offer week-long programs from June 13 through August 19. *

* Week of June 13 is available to currently enrolled (2021-22 school year) full time ERS students only.

Note: For children new to ERS, we strongly recommend registering for two or more weeks to allow your child to form new friendships and become immersed in our program.

K-1 Adventures (rising K and 1st graders)

Fun in the sun is the name of the game for our 5 and 6 year olds.  Outdoor adventures abound through active games building cooperation and teamwork plus nature explorations and projects inspired by our sprawling property…planting, tending, harvesting and cooking from our big garden…and observing, tracking and researching the creatures that call our meadow and play spaces their home.  All of this will be the backdrop and inspiration for creative hands-on projects, from nature arts and crafts, to dramatic play, to STEM based projects. There will also be plenty of opportunities for climbing, loose parts play, and a hearty dose of water and mud play throughout each week to keep our active campers cool and content. We will offer week-long programs from June 13 through August 19. *

* Week of June 13 is available to currently enrolled (2021-22 school year) full-time ERS students only.

Note: For children new to ERS, we strongly recommend registering for two or more weeks to allow your child to form new friendships and become immersed in our program.