Under the Montessori philosophy and the guidance of nurturing teachers, Guidepost Montessori at Broadlands students thrive and develop a true joy of learning while building the skills they need to reach their potential! Their beautiful, garden-like campus in Ashburn is filled with learning opportunities, in and outside the classroom, including playgrounds, a soccer field, a nature exploration area, and more.
This summer, your elementary school kids, ages 6-12, are invited to join them for a memorable Montessori summer experience! Each weekly themed camp features opportunities for campers to discover and investigate. From creative projects, singing, and playing to outdoor games, field trips, and more, kids experience a summer packed with learning and fun!
Drawing & Design
June 19-23, 2023
Kids will love learning all about the basics of art and getting their hands dirty with Drawing and Design. Portrait drawing, tessellations, 3D drawing, and parabolic art (look it up) are just some of the projects kids will work on during this week’s theme. There’s lots of meaning to unpack, from math and patterns in parabolic art to the origins of portrait drawing and how it has evolved in modern times (hint: selfies).
June 26-30, 2023
From birdhouses to bridges to forts, campers will observe, explore, and create spectacular structures and learn about the origins of building throughout history, from the first human shelters to structures that meet other societal needs like bridges or water dams.
July 3-7, 2023
Explore the mythology of ancient cultures and how these myths represent early beliefs about the world. Students will learn ancient myths through reading aloud, playing games, and engaging in other activities that help them explore this fascinating world of Gods and Monsters.
July 10-14, 2023
Tote bags, tie-dye, dream catchers, and braided bracelets… what do these all have in common? They are all made of one common element, fiber! During Fantastic Fibers, students will work on fiber creations while learning about their use in different cultures, for example, Kumihimo, the traditional Japanese technique for making braids and cords.
Theatre & Improvisation
July 17-21, 2023
Act out a play in this week of performance! Children will explore the role of actors, learn to read a script and explore the ancient roots of theater. Children will also play improvisation games and learn the art of thinking on your feet!
Need For Speed
July 24-28, 2023
Get ready to test the boundaries of DIY inventions with Need for Speed! Campers will use simple materials to set all sorts of creations in motion — from rubber band racers, catapults, and tornado bottles to pool noodle boats. And, of course, they’ll get to end each day, putting them to the test in a race!
July 31-Aug 4, 2023
Similar to Need for Speed, this week is all about building contraptions, you guessed it, that fly high! Taking Flight will keep kids busy building balloon rockets, dragonfly copters, boomerangs, paper airplanes, and simple kites — and tie back into a broader theme of innovators that defy what is “known.” What could be more fun?
Aug 7-11, 2023
The name says it all…Music Makers is a week filled with music, movement, and maestros! Students will build and play their own instrument inventions, learn about music theory, and interact with music through writing, dance, and drawing, ultimately ending the week by performing a live show for their friends.
Science & Circuitry
Aug 14-18, 2023
Become a mad scientist, or let some sparks fly…either way, your kids will be in for hands-on and experiment-based fun in our Science and Circuitry-themed week! For example, campers will use potatoes to create their own battery. They will create a light-up wand and learn how to make straw rockets. Or maybe your child will practice disappearing coins or eggshells and learn how to levitate an object. Whichever choice they make this week will be full of a WOW factor and surprises — it’s a classic camp favorite!
Disclaimer: Events/opportunities are curated from public sources and are subject to changes/cancelations that might not be reflected on DullesMoms.com.