Common Roots Early Childhood Programs.
Nurturing the Soil and Soul of Community.
Summer Camps for Ages 3-6
July 10 – August 18
Monday – Thursday 9:00am – 2:00pm
$175.00/ week scholarships available
Download – Common Roots Summer Programs Brochure
A LOVE OF NATURE
We believe children learn best in the context of relationships – relationships with each other, within their community and within the systems and rhythms of nature. Inquiry is key. Wonder invites research, questions, investigation and reflection. Children’s thoughts and questions are used as platforms for deeper thinking and learning. Teachers and parents are co-learners with the children, exploring ideas and collaborating on projects.
The Wheeler House, owned by the city of South Burlington, sits on 119 acres of meadow, forest, trails and gardens. Inside the old brick farmhouse, the classrooms feature wood floors and natural lighting with windows and views all around. On the far side of the building are rock gardens, a mud kitchen, a “hay kitchen,” and trails connecting to meadows and woodlands.
Each week of camp will have a special focus
The 3 Little Pigs
The pigs need to build a shelter that protects them from wind and rain and the big bad wolf. What materials will they use?
For those who believe that woodland fairies inhabit mossy tree trunk bungalows and meadow fairies dance on grassy knolls with seashell walkways. Where are the gnomes?
Wild and Wooly Weaving
Use ropes and twine, yarn, wool and fabric strips to create woven walls, banners, mats and dancing ribbons.
July 31-August 3
Kale, cabbage, carrots and beans. What kinds of crazy salads can you create? Write down your recipes and share them with friends and family.
Clay, paint, paper pulp, ooblick, sand and mud! (Wooden spoons and latex gloves available for the faint of heart and hands.)
For more information contact: Laurie Shelton, program director email@example.com 802.658.2538