specifically with young preschool children in mind our Summer Day Camp
plays a very special role in the
community. The Camp draws on our strengths as an accredited and licensed
school with its experienced staff, appropriate equipment and early
childhood health and safety expertise. Most importantly, it offers your
preschooler a nurturing first-camp experience in a comfortable,
age-appropriate, and non-competitive environment. At MCNS Summer Day
Camp, the emphasis is on friendly fun for little ones. Our Camp is
licensed by the Westchester County Board of Health.
Eligibility: Children must be 2
years and 5 months by the start of Camp in June. Children entering
kindergarten the following fall are not eligible, unless space allows.
Children need not be toilet trained.
Schedule: Camp meets five mornings a week, Monday though Friday for
7 weeks. It
typically runs mid-June to mid-July.
Staff: Our summer staff includes professional lead teachers and
assistant teachers from our Nursery School, and Community Playgroup programs, as well as counselors ages 16 years and up. The
Camp has no parent participation component.
Facility: Camp meets at MCNS at 501
, the site of our 3s & 4s Programs. Children are grouped
according to age and meet in one of four classrooms. They have daily
access to the schoolís large and partially shaded playground. There is
no swimming pool, but lots of opportunity for safe water play.
Activities: Camp days are jam-packed with playful activities. Good,
safe fun is our goal. Children play indoors and outdoors every day,
weather permitting. We offer them creative art and movement experiences,
as well as storytelling, sand play, face painting, sprinkler time, and
water table play. At the end of the summer, we host a
family brunch for campers and their families.
Snack: MCNS provides a healthy snack for each child. We see that
children drink regularly and remain hydrated in the hot weather. Note
that foods and food products that could cause life-threatening allergic
reactions in our children are not allowed.
Communication: Camp announcements will be sent home regularly via
your childís camp bag. Not only will you hear what has been happening,
but you will also get advanced notice of things to come. The
, teachers and counselors are readily available should you want to speak
to them directly.
& Tuition: Registration
is on a first-come first-served basis. Priority is given to
families, Camp alumni, and members of both the Mamaroneck United
Methodist church and