Summer Programs

More steam ahead for HeartPrint’s camps. The foundation of our camp curriculum is steam education. Steam is an acronym that refers to education-related programs in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. Steam education indicates integration of at least two of the steam disciplines within a curricular activity.

- COVID Precautions -


Cleaning: HeartPrints camps are offered Monday-Thursday this summer. Each Friday staff will clean the rooms and materials.

Masks: All HeartPrints teachers and students must wear a face mask.

Eating: Children will be spaced 3 feet apart for snack and lunch.

Personal Items: All personal items should be left at home except for a water bottle. Lunches must be sent in a paper bag and only contain disposable items.

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Get Ready for Summer Fun! S.T.E.A.M focused summer camps are sure to entertain and educate your children...



Children will enjoy exercising on our playground, finding caterpillars and butterflies in our butterfly gardens, picking fresh vegetables from our gardens, exploring our outdoor nature center, and learning through hands-on experiences.

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2021 Camp Themes



June 7-10: Space Camp

Future astronomers and astronauts will enjoy exploring the world of outer space. We will study the planets in our solar system and learn about vehicles that fly into space. We will pay particular attention to our own moon and the changes we see at night. Children’s imaginations will be sparked by materials from the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum.

June 14-17: Ocean Camp

Let’s drive under the sea to find the creatures that lurk below. Children will participate various water experiments to learn about the ocean and learn about various sea animals.

June 21-24: Art Camp

This camp is specifically designed for budding artists. Each day the children will learn about an artist and the techniques he/she used to create glorious masterpieces. Throughout the week, children will have opportunities to express their ideas and emotions through music, movement and art. Please wear clothes that can get messy.

June 28 – July 1: Chemistry Camp

All budding scientists will enjoy this week as we create one crazy concoction after another. Each day we will conduct experiments that focus on everyday chemistry. The messier the better in this camp, so do not wear your favorite shirt!

July 5-8: Safari Camp

We will strap on our binoculars and safari hat each day for our journey through the lands of Africa. We will move like the animals and learn their way of communicating. Discovering new facts about safari animals each day, we will also learn their names in Swahili. The children will have fun playing animal games outside and each child will make an animal representation of their own choosing.

July 12-15: Weather Camp

It’s Raining, It’s Pouring… During this camp the children will have lots of fun gaining an better understanding of how our weather systems work. An indoor snowball fight and snow cone snack will be an exciting part of our week. We will conduct plenty of science experiments this week as well.

July 19-22: Culture Camp

Let’s take a journey around the globe. Our young geographers will practice foreign language, play games customary for young children in other countries and celebrate various cultural traditions throughout this fun week!

July 26-29: Butterfly Camp

We are going on a bug hunt! This camp will be spent exploring and learning about different bugs in our environment. Children will hopefully be able to experience the metamorphosis of monarch butterflies from our very own certified wildlife garden. We will learn the anatomy and fun facts about various critters, play some buggy games and create butterfly art.

Heart Prints’ Summer Camp Overview



Ages:

  • Registration in our preschool camps is open to children 3 - 5 years old, including children who have just completed kindergarten.
  • Registration in our early elementary camps is open to children 5 ½ - 8 years old, including children who have just completed third grade.

Days: Monday-Thursday                Time: 9:00AM -1:00PM

Food: Drinks and snacks will be provided by Heart Prints.  Please indicate any food allergies when you register your child online. Children bring a packed lunch from home.  Heart Prints is a peanut and tree nut-free school.

Sunscreen: Apply sunscreen to your child each morning before attending camp.

Emergency Contact: Turn in an Emergency Contact form by the first day of camp. ALL sections must be complete. Students who attended Heart Prints for the 2020-2021 School Year do not need to turn in a new form.

Cost: Camp is $180.00 per week/per child.  Camp payments will be automatically withdrawn from the payment method you entered on the 1st of the month following your registration. Summer Camp tuition is non-refundable. If your child cannot attend a camp in which they have been registered, we will try to switch your camp week only if space is available. At least 2 weeks’ notice must be given to transfer camp due.

Week of Camp Reminders:



  • Turn in an Emergency Contact form. Children who attended HeartPrints the previous school year do not need to turn another form in.
  • Send a peanut & treenut free lunch marked with your child’s name.
  • Send a water bottle marked with your child’s name.
  • Apply sunscreen to your child before camp.
  • Wear clothes than can get messy & send a change of clothes.
  • Rainboots, water shoes or shoes that dry quickly are preferred. Your child can wear them to school, or wear other shoes and change into water shoes when we go outside.

About STEAM Education:



In recent years, the United States has received significant criticism regarding the lack of scientific thinking skills and knowledge in our children. In spite of this criticism, many school districts continue to downplay the importance of science education in the early elementary years. Research tells us that STEAM education is critical for both boys and girls. Our summer camps are strategically designed to appeal to both boys and girls as they help children develop and strengthen their scientific thinking and build a strong foundation for future science learning. Our camp curriculum supports and enhances young children’s learning through quality activities that expose children to new concepts/ideas and encourage girls and boys to use their developing skills in a variety of creative ways.

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