2019 Summer Camps
Summer is an exciting time at LMPS! We offer seven enriching weeks of camp, led by our experienced and fun Sheri Godwin, Miss Jeannete, and other staff. Each of the seven weeks will center on a different theme for indoor and outdoor center times to stretch the boundaries of your child's imagination. The camp week will be Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM. To 1:00 P.M., including lunch time (children will bring their own lunches). Curriculum will be packed with fun and purposeful play, so be prepared to see your child continue to blossom as they improve their math, science, social and literacy skills. You may enroll for any number of weeks. Enrollment is now open. See the attached registration form.
Camp dates and themes
June 3-7: Mother Goose on the Loose
Our first week of summer camp will be literacy rich and full of fun! We will explore language arts fun with nursery rhymes and classic children’s literature. Dramatic play is important in early childhood education, and the students have opportunities to enjoy dressing up and acting out some of these classic poems and stories. We will also be peppering the curriculum with math and science activities to accompany this literacy-rich week of camp.
June 10-14: Fun with STEM
This week of camp will be all about science, technology, engineering and math. There are so many ways to bring these elements into the world of early childhood education. The students will have opportunities to engineer structures with blocks, explore the properties of liquids, experiment with color mixing, examine rocks and crystals, learn about motion and gravity, and much, much more. Don’t miss this exciting week.
July 8-12: Let’s go on Safari!
We will transform our classrooms into an exotic oasis, as we provide opportunities through literature, dramatic play, and science to explore the jungle. Children love learning about animals, and we will use this fascination as the cornerstone of this week’s curriculum. The week will even include a visit from the Denver Zoo right here at Lookout Mountain Preschool.
July 15-19: I am an Artist
Another favorite camp week, this week will be full of exploring different art media and fostering creativity! Fun with Batiks, fabrics and pastels are a few of the highlights of the week, as the children are encouraged to use their imaginations to express their individuality. We will also look back at famous artists and their works. The week will culminate with an art show on Friday, and you will be amazed at the students’ masterpieces.
July 22-26: Fantasy Island
There is just something magical and mysterious about the ocean and all it has to offer. We will learn about the biology and ecology of the sea and the plants and creatures that thrive in its environment. Mermaids, dragons, fairies and pirates are all a part of the fantastic fun, as we foster learning through play and using our imaginations. Gross motor activities will include a treasure hunt, plank walking, row boat activities and more!
July 29-August 2: Taking care of ME
Another cornerstone of early childhood education is learning respect for self, promoting self-confidence, and learning to care for our bodies and minds. This week of camp will focus on health, nutrition and fitness. We will incorporate science into the curriculum as we cook up some fun and nutritious recipes. We will also practice body awareness and relaxation techniques, as well as have fun with some silly and fun movement games. Learning to take care of others begins with self-care, an important skill for preschoolers to practice and develop.
August 5-9: Eric Carle Escapades
Carle’s ample collection of children’s literature lends itself to a fun, colorful and adventurous week of camp! Art, music, dramatic play and gross motor activities will abound for our final week of summer camps. We will finish off the week with a fun picnic for our “Very Hungry Caterpillars,” with families invited to join us.