The Lab School invites children ages 3 through 6 to join us this summer to build, experiment, explore and learn while playing with friends indoors and out.
Led by Master Teacher Monica Shire
Farm to Table Camp days will be full of adventure, hands-on-education, cooking and an emphasis on healthy harvest choices. The camp will include morning yoga to welcome our gardeners, then at morning-meeting, we will set the chores for the day (planting, weeding, cooking, harvesting). After chores, children will harvest their own organic healthy snacks from the greenhouse-grown garden and learn to cook. The children will find shade in the tree-covered hiking trails of the forest and make crafts and explore our outdoor classroom. We aim to empower children to feel like gardeners, stewards of our land and active members of our community. We look forward to seeing you in the garden this summer!
June 15 – July 2, Monday to Thursday – 9:00 to 2:00; Friday – 9:00 to 12:00, Cost: $675
Led by Master Teacher Debbie Torbert
What can children learn by splashing in puddles? In rolling down hills? Watching the movement of clouds and tall trees while lying on their backs? Adventures in our meadow, trails, woods, and hills provide opportunities to learn to observe nature up close, wonder, question, imagine, create and build their knowledge of nature. Nature Explorers Camp offers children a world of opportunities to develop a sense of wonder and become explorers and stewards of the natural world.
June 15 – July 10 (closed on July 3), Monday to Friday 9am-12pm, Cost: $650
Led by Master Teacher Laura Morris & Co-Teachers Kristen Chandler and Polly Lung
“Stop, breathe, look around and embrace the miracle of each day, the miracle of life.” (Jeffrey A. White, poet/author)
To be mindful means to pay attention to the here and now with kindness and curiosity. It entails learning to bring awareness to our thoughts, emotions, and body sensations as they relate to what we are experiencing in a given moment; learning to approach these experiences with curiosity and to embrace them. Teaching mindfulness to children increases their ability to attend, increases positive emotions, and fosters compassion.
This year’s I Can Be Mindful summer camp will focus on Our Senses and Our Feelings. Whether we notice it or not, our emotions cause sensations in our bodies. Enhancing our ability to ‘look inward’, to become aware of what is happening in our bodies, allows us to start noticing and labeling our experience. Through songs, stories, movement, games, mindful breaks and outdoor explorations, children will learn to notice sensations- bellies tightening, hearts racing, fist clenching. They will learn to interpret those sensations and connect them to feelings which they can then name. When we notice and label our sensations and feelings, they become more manageable, making it easier to respond rather than react. When we teach these skills to young children, we build a strong emotional foundation that will help them thrive in a diverse and changing world.
June 22 – July 17 (closed on July 3), Monday to Thursday – 9:00 to 2:00; Friday – 9:00 to 12:00, Cost: $900
To register, complete the form below (one per child) and submit a $200 deposit (per camper). We accept checks payable to the UD Lab School. You may hand-deliver the deposit or you may click here to pay online.
Camp paperwork and payment in full are due on or before, Tuesday, May 1, 2020. Click here to access paperwork.