DEARBORN, Mich. – Would you pet a lizard and other reptiles? Children attending summer camp at Dearborn Heights Montessori Center (DHMC) recently learned that “Reptiles Are Cool” during a special presentation by Jon Oliver of Mobile Ed Productions. This is one of several educational and fun activities planned during the school’s nine-week summer camp program available to children from 18 months through age 12. There are full and half days available through August 17th.
With a few weeks of summer camp remaining, there is still time to enroll children for some summer fun. Stan the Magical Fireman is joining the campers for a fun day in August. There are also field trips for elementary students to the Detroit Zoo and Greenfield Village. Each Friday is known as “Splash” Day—giving kids fun times with water play. An outdoor picnic will be held on the school grounds on the final day of summer camp—complete with ice cream.
According the Heidi Gauger, summer program director, campers enjoy a variety of activities that include a well rounded combination of learning, creative arts, indoor and outdoor play.
All of the summer camp programs are led by highly qualified, Montessori-certified DHMC teachers at the school’s campus located at 466 N. John Daly in Dearborn Heights.
Camp runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Monday through Friday with hours available before and after camp for families needing extra hours. The building opens at 7 a.m. and closes at 6 p.m.
For more information about enrolling children in summer camp or registering for the 2012-13 school year, visit the school’s website at www.dhmontessori.org or call 313-359-3000.
About Dearborn Heights Montessori Center
Dearborn Heights Montessori Center (DHMC) is a non-profit educational community founded in 1972. Celebrating its 40th anniversary year, DHMC is the largest and longest-established Montessori school in western Wayne County. Programs include toddler, preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school as well as summer programs and academic tutoring. Day care and latchkey are also available for enrolled children. DHMC has received accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and is affiliated with the American Montessori Society, Michigan Montessori Society, and the Association of Independent Michigan Schools (AIMS). DHMC toddler, preschool, day care and latchkey programs, along with its satellites Livonia Montessori Center and Plymouth-Canton Montessori School, are licensed by the Michigan Division of Child and Adult Licensing. More information is available at www.dhmontessori.org and by calling 313-359-3000.