Why Summer Camp is GREAT for Kids!

Imagine if you could go somewhere with activities designed for you to enjoy, new friends to make, fun places to discover, and time spent outdoors. Sounds like a luxury surprise vacay like Pack Up + Go, doesn’t it? Not for your kiddo! All of this and more happens at Sunrise Montessori’s summer camps, which start on Monday, 6/3!  

The whole reason I wanted more land for my second Sunrise Montessori location was to be able to offer summer camps and to do them RIGHT. At Sunrise, our summer camps offer art activities every day, two field trips a week to AWESOME places like Pump It Up and iFly, weekly splash play with Gym Station (because time in a swimsuit when it’s hot and the sun is bright is important), time outside to play but not too much because it’s summer in Texas, y’all, trained and experienced professionals to care for your children, and one low price of $225/week. No other fees! Why do we offer such a fantastic camp? Because this is everything I wanted for my son, John, back in the day and no one offered such a camp for an affordable price. How many camps have you heard of who send a picture album of their child at the end of summer to every family for free? Only one.

At Sunrise Montessori’s summer camp, your child will…

Spend their day being physically active – As children spend so much time these days inside and mostly sitting down, camp provides a wonderful opportunity to move. Camp is action!

Experience success and become more confident – Camp helps children build self-confidence and self-esteem by removing the kind of academic, athletic and social competition that shapes their lives at school. With its non-competitive activities and diverse opportunities to succeed, camp life is a real boost for young people. There’s accomplishment every day. Camp teaches kids that they can.

Gain resiliency – The kind of encouragement and nurture kids receive at camp makes it a great environment to endure setbacks, try new (and thereby maybe a little frightening) things, and see that improvement comes when you give something another try. Camp helps conquer fears.

Unplug from technology – When kids take a break from TV, cell phones, and the Internet, they rediscover their creative powers and engage the real world— real people, real activities, and real emotions. They realize, there’s always plenty to do. Camp is real!

Develop life-long skills – Camps provide the right instruction, equipment and facilities for kids to enhance their sports abilities, their artistic talents, and their adventure skills. The sheer variety of activities offered at camp makes it easy for kids to discover and develop what they like to do. Camp expands every child’s abilities.

Grow more independent – Camp is the perfect place for kids to practice making decisions for themselves without parents and teachers guiding every move. Managing their daily choices in the safe, caring environment of camp, children welcome this as a freedom to blossom in new directions. Camp helps kids develop who they are.

Have free time for unstructured play – Free from the overly-structured, overly-scheduled routines of home and school, life at camp gives children much needed free time to just play. Camp is a slice of carefree living where kids can relax, laugh, and be silly all day long. At camp we play!

Learn social skills – Coming to camp means joining a close-knit community where everyone must agree to cooperate and respect each other.

Reconnect with nature – Camp is a wonderful antidote to “nature deficit disorder,” to the narrow experience of modern indoor life. Outdoor experience enriches kid’s perception of the world and supports healthy child development. Camp gets kids back outside.

Make true friends – Camp is the place where kids make their very best friends. Free from the social expectations pressuring them at school, camp encourages kids to relax and make friends easily. All the fun at camp draws everyone together— singing, laughing, talking, playing, doing almost everything together. Everyday, camp creates friendships.

Maybe you have sensed a shameless plug? It’s possible. But where else can you get everything you want for your child, where you know they are having fun AND are being well cared for? I can’t speak for others, but I can speak for us. Sunrise Montessori offers a FANTASTIC and FUN summer camp that you can get behind! And your child’s tired, happy face when you pick up will be all you need to realize you chose the right place. =)


Sunrise Montessori Preschool has two locations in Round Rock. Interested in learning first hand what we can offer your child? Then book a tour on our website at Sunrise-Montessori.com or call us so you can discover why Sunrise Montessori Preschool is where YOUR family belongs!