Summer Camp


Imagine...
A Barnesville Summer

where your campers can explore arts, sciences, enrichment, sports, and outdoor adventures. Our 50-acre campus, uniquely located in the Montgomery County Agricultural Reserve, allows us to offer a wide array of camps for ages 3.5 to entering 10th grade.

Camp Fees

One-week Full-day Camp: $360

Half-day Camp: $200

Young Leader Training Two-week Full-day Camp: $720
Bears About Town Adventure Camp: $435

Lunch is on us!

Don't worry about packing a lunch! Barnesville Summer will provide each camper with a complimentary bag lunch that includes a sandwich, bag of chips, and piece of fruit. Campers are welcome to bring extra snacks if they so choose. We will not be offering canteen or any other food for purchase during the day. Additionally, Early Birds and S'more campers will be provided a snack during those times. This is a courtesy service. Should your camper choose to opt out of our complimentary lunch or snack, you will not receive a discounted session cost. Please make sure you make any food allergies known to camp staff as early as possible so that we may accommodate your child's needs.

Early Bird and S'more Camp Care

Barnesville Summer will be offering before and after camp care on a weekly and drop-in basis. This is a service provided by our own wonderful camp staff. Campers can enjoy a light snack and choose from a variety of fun activities in which to participate.

Early Birds: 7:30-8:45am

Cost: $50/week or $20/day for drop-ins


S'more Camp: 3:30-6pm

Cost: $125/week or $35/day for drop-ins

Both Early Bird and S'more: $150 per week


S'more Camp Pick-Up Policy: Campers should be picked up from S'more Camp by 6:00pm.After 6:00pm, any remaining campers will be considered a late pick-up and will incur late fees, due at the time of pick-up.

For campers picked up between 6:00 and 6:15, there is a flat charge of $15.00. For campers picker up between 6:15 and 6:30 there is a flat charge of $40.00. For campers picked up after 6:30pm, there will be a late fee of $75.00 and this is grounds for dismissal from S'more Camp.

Transportation

  1. Transportation is included in the weekly rate!

The chart below shows the times and locations we currently have scheduled for the 2015 Barnesville Summer Camp.

Bear Cub Camp! For Campers Entering Early Childhood, Pre-K, Kindergarten, or 1st or 2nd Grade

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For our youngest campers, we offer a camp that balances engaging learning opportunities, breaks for social growth through supervised free play, and fun physical activities that will engage your little one. Modeled after our own Early Childhood program, Bear Cubs Camp is perfect for introducing your new student to Barnesville or extending their continued social and intellectual growth through the summer. Cub Camp activities center around a weekly theme. Bag lunch included for both full and half-day options!

Sign Up Weekly – Full or Half Day Camp
June 15 - August 7
Full Day Cost: $360/week
Half-Day Cost: $200/week for either 9:00-12:00 or 12:00-3:00

Each week, Bear Cubs will participate in a number of fun, structured activities that revolve around a common theme.These activities include arts and crafts, fort building, nature walks, water play, story time, outdoor play on our playground, play time in the gym, and many more.Cubs will also be visited by a special guest each week who will add excitement and enrichment to their day.

AM-only Cubs pick-up and PM-Only Cub drop-off happens during lunch time.

Sample Schedule:

Weekly Themes:

Beach Week (June 15 - June 19)
Wilderness Safari (June 22 - June 26)
Party Time (June 29 - July 2)
Up in the Air (July 6 - July 10)
World of Eric Carle (July 13 - July 17)
Things That Go (July 20 - July 24)
World of Dr. Seuss (July 27 - July 31)
Around the World (August 3 - August 7)


Bear Camp! For Campers Entering Grades 3-5

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Why limit yourself? At Bear Camp, children get to pick what they like AND try something new. We offer over 20 different classes designed to support the whole child by nurturing intellectual curiosity, encouraging artistic expression, and promoting fun physical fitness. Every week, campers design their own schedule by signing up for 5 classes. Bag lunch included.

Sign Up Weekly – Full Day Camp
June 15 - August 7
Cost: $360/week

Classes Offered:

Science & Enrichment Arts & Expression Sports & Games
MicroscopyCookingBasketball
Fun with PhysicsCartooningFloor Hockey
Global EthicsPainting LandscapesKick Ball
Natural DisastersArt in NatureGeneral Sports
Barnesville Book ClubTeeCycleUltimate Frisbee
Barnesville BrainsJewelry MakingWater Play
Myths and FablesiMovie/ClaymationYoga/Tai-Chi/Meditation


Sample Schedule Bears/Grizzles:

Time Class/Activity
8:45-9:00Drop Off
9:00-9:30Mondays: Teachers' and Counselors' Introductions,
Campers get their Schedules, Ice Breaker Games in
Small Groups Tuesday-Friday: Whole Camp
Collection Games
9:30Class 1
10:25Class 2
11:20Lunch
12:00Class 3
12:55Class 4
1:50Class 5
2:45Sharing/Whole Camp Collection Game
3:00-3:20Dismissal


Classes Offered By Period:

Description of Bears Camp Classes:

Art in Nature: From leaf collages and bark printing, to rock and stone mosaics, campers will use items they find in nature to create original artwork.

Basketball: Campers will play in the gym or on our outside court to work on their skills. Depending on camper ability level, classes will be a mix of directed instruction of specific skills, drills and games, and scrimmaging.

Barnesville Book Club: Campers will be reading short stories and excerpts from novels. They will discuss character development, theme, irony, political context, point of view, etc. They will also have the opportunity to bring in favorite book and share it with the class!

Barnesville Brains: In this class, campers will solve riddles and logic problems. They will encounter Rubik's cubes and puzzles of all skill levels. They will also participate in whole class and individual strategy games.

Cartooning: Students will explore graphic novels and published cartoons before creating their own comic strip or graphic short story.

Cooking: Students will learn to read recipes use various kitchen tools. They will work together to create delicious meals, desserts, and snacks throughout the week.

Floor Hockey: Campers will play this favorite game either in the gym or on our outdoor basketball court.

Fun with Physics: Campers will learn about physics concepts as they design and build go-carts, bridges, pulleys, safety equipment, etc.

General Sports: Frisbee golf, 4-square, relay races, capture the flag? This class will feature a schmorgesborg of fun activities.

Global Ethics: Campers will explore the idea of cosmopolitanism as it applies to various current and past world issues. They will learn about Human Rights, as laid out by Youth for Human Rights, International.

iMovie / Claymation: Campers will learn how to use their iPads to create music videos, documentaries, stop-motion videos, and Claymation flicks.

Jewelry Making: Campers will craft bracelets, earrings, rings, necklaces, and headbands from a variety of inorganic and natural materials.

Kickball: Campers will enjoy playing by classic rules and learning fun new versions of this kid favorite.

Microscopy: Campers will learn how to use compound light microscopes to view prepared lab specimens. They will make slides of plant and animal cells and of items they collect themselves on campus or bring from home.

Myths and Fables: Campers will write their own myths and fables by exploring various published works.

Natural Disasters: Campers will learn about a different natural disaster each week. They will explore specific examples of these from around the world and throughout history.

Painting Landscapes: Campers will have the opportunity to use watercolors and acrylics to paint natural landscapes on campus!

TeeCycle: Campers will learn to repurpose old tee shirts and other old clothes into trendier items, handbags, hats, and other practical items. There may be some hand sewing included in this class.

Ultimate Frisbee: Campers will learn how to throw a frisbee and apply their skills in full field scrimmages – either on our soccer field or in the Huber Field.

Water Play: Campers can cool off by running through the sprinkler, jumping in the inflatable pool, or throwing a few water balloons.Swim suit needed!

Yoga / Tai-Chi / Meditation: Campers will find their center as they practice a number of soothing exercises that improve posture and flexibility and help relieve stress. This class will also include some "feel good" team building and practiced positivity.

Grizzly Camp! For Campers Entering Grades 6-8

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Dive in! Our class offerings for our older campers provide a deeper level of study in some of the same areas that our Bears love! We've also added some more advanced classes that add challenge and enrichment to our Grizzly Camp.Bag lunch included!

Sign Up Weekly – Full Day Camp
Cost: $360/week

June 15 - August 7

Classes Offered:

Science & Enrichment Arts & Expression Sports & Games
Global EthicsCookingKick Ball
Barnesville BrainsPolitical CartoonsGeneral Sports
Journalism
Costume Make-upUltimate Frisbee
Experimental DesignArt in NatureYoga/Tai-Chi/Med
Barnesville ScholarsTeeCycle
Observational MethodsBarnesville Actors' Studio

iMovie/Claymation


Sample Schedule Bears/ Grizzlies:

Time Class/Activity
8:45-9:00Drop Off
9:00-9:30Mondays: Teachers' and Counselors' Introductions,
Campers get their Schedules, Ice Breaker Games in
Small Groups Tuesday-Friday: Whole Camp
Collection Games
9:30Class 1
10:25Class 2
11:20Lunch
12:00Class 3
12:55Class 4
1:50Class 5
2:45Sharing/Whole Camp Collection Game
3:00-3:20Dismissal



Classes Offered by Period:

Description of Grizzly Camp Classes:

Art in Nature: From leaf collages and bark printing, to rock and stone mosaics, campers will use items they find in nature to create original artwork that supports a weekly theme, such as justice or balance.

Barnesville Brains: In this class, campers will solve riddles and logic problems. They will encounter Rubik's cubes and challenging puzzles. They will also participate in whole class and individual strategy games and create their own puzzles and riddles.

Barnesville Actors' Studio: Campers will get a "taste of theatre" in this class as they act out scenes from popular plays and play lots of fun, creative theatre games.

Barnesville Scholars: Campers will learn about how memories are stored and recalled in order to get the most of their brains during study and learning. Campers will also learn and play games in order to practice various study skills and note-taking methods. They will explore common ways memory retention is interrupted and practice avoiding these instances.

Cooking: Campers will work together to create delicious meals, desserts, and snacks throughout the week. They will be challenged by new flavors and more advanced techniques. They will also analyze samples of procedural writing (such as recipe directions) in order to prepare for lab report writing.

Costume Make-Up: Campers will have the opportunity to emulate examples of various face paint designs and techniques. Depending on the abilities of campers in the class, they will be challenged to create their own "looks" that express certain moods.

Experimental Design: Grizzlies will learn to design and conduct a controlled experiment. They will identify variables, formulate hypothesis, and collect data for analysis.

General Sports: Frisbee golf, 4-square, relay races, capture the flag? This class will feature a schmorgesborg of fun activities.

Global Ethics: Campers will explore the idea of cosmopolitanism as it applies to various current and past world issues. They will learn about Human Rights, as laid out by Youth for Human Rights, International and create Action Plans for promoting Human Rights. Grizzlies will also explore societal inequalities on both a global and a local scale. They will work to create Action Plans for raising awareness about inequality and addressing injustice.

iMovie / Claymation: Campers will learn how to use their iPads to create music videos, documentaries, stop-motion videos, and Claymation flicks. Teachers will challenge Grizzlys with specific weekly video themes, such as conservation.

Journalism: Campers will learn the Who, What, Where, Why, and How that make an effective news article. They'll practice their skills by contributing articles to our weekly newsletter.

Kickball: Campers will enjoy playing by classic rules and learning fun new versions of this kid favorite.

Observational Methods: Campers will learn about operational definitions and they'll conduct an observational study. They will compare data and formulate conclusions about the world around them. In this class, campers will also compare and contrast an observational study with a controlled experiment.

Political Cartoons: Students will explore the world of satire in media, practice the art of drawing caricatures, and create political cartoons for real world events.

TeeCycle: Campers will learn to repurpose old tee shirts and other old clothes into trendier items, handbags, hats, and other practical items. There will also be hand sewing and beginner embroidery included in this class. Grizzlies' weekly work will contribute to fashion collection that will be showcased at Share Time on Fridays.

Ultimate Frisbee: Campers will learn how to throw a frisbee and apply their skills in full field scrimmages – either on our soccer field or in the Huber Field.

Yoga / Tai-Chi / Meditation: Campers will find their center as they practice a number of soothing exercises that improve posture and flexibility and help relieve stress. This class will also include some "feel good" team building and practiced positivity.

Young Leader Training! For Campers Entering Grades 8, 9 and 10

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YLT is designed to give high school students professional experiences and skills that will help prepare them for college and beyond. Campers will earn Red Cross Certification in CPR/First Aid and Safe Babysitting. Their mentor teacher will also use role-play, hands-on activities, and multi-media to create a dynamic 2-week class that will leave our Young Leaders with skills that set them up for success. They'll study historical leaders for common traits that young leaders can emulate.Campers will even have an opportunity to lead a Bear or Cub Camp activity to practice what they've learned.

Two 2-Week Sessions – Full Day Camp

Session 1: June 15-26
Session 2: June 22- July 2

Cost: $720/ 2-week session, includes certification costs and daily bag lunch

Bears About Town! For Campers Entering Grades 5-8

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For our most adventuresome campers, Barnesville Summer offers a chance to venture off campus and explore. Our Bears About Town will test their balance, brave the high seas, make a splash, and more. Bag lunch included!Schedule to follow.

Sign Up Weekly – Full Day Camp
Cost: $435/week

Session 1: July 13-17
Session 2: July 20-24
Session 3: July 27-31
Session 4: August 3-7

An independent private school in
Montgomery County, Maryland
offering innovative preschool
through 8th grade programs.

Barnesville School

21830 Peach Tree Road
PO Box 404
Barnesville, MD 20838

p: 301.972.0341
f: 301.972.4076

A BARNESVILLE EDUCATION

We offer a vigorous academic program for students as well as engaging, hands-on learning experiences.

WHAT WE STAND FOR

Our positive, supportive learning environment promotes imagination, exploration, personal growth, and achievement.


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