Dragons (entering grades 6-9)
Like their younger peers, the Meerkats, the Dragons' theme for the summer is "Touring the Globe." They will explore Italy, Greece, Ghana and Egypt, among other countries, on their camp journey. As our oldest group, the Dragons look forward to the annual overnight campout on campus, as well as six field trips, including visits to the Mütter Museum in Philadelphia and Guppy Gulch.
Weekly Themes & Field Trips
Week 1 (June 17-21): Argentina
Week 2 (June 24-28): Japan (field trip: Mütter Museum)
Week 3 (July 1-3): USA (field trip: Apple STEM Trip)
Week 4 (July 8-12): Australia
Week 5 (July 16-19): Greece (special event: cookout and overnight)
Week 6 (July 22-26): Ghana (field trip: Refreshing Mountain Ropes Course)
Week 7 (July 29-August 2): Italy (field trip: Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire)
Week 8 (August 5-9): Thailand (field trip: Guppy Gulch)
Week 9 (August 12-16): Egypt (field trip: Air Mobility Command Center)
Week 10 (August 19-23): Mexico (special event: Camp Carnival)
As the oldest group at Camp Montessori, the Dragons demonstrate leadership in many areas, including planning and running a carnival for the younger children in the final week of camp.
Highly Trained & Experienced Staff
The Dragons are led by a year-round WMS staff member Ben Loder. Additionally, Dragons will participate in STEAM activities in our Maker Studios throughout the summer, and Wilmington Montessori School's year-round art teacher Laurie Muhlbauer explores a wide range of art projects with work with campers each week.
Three afternoons per week, campers choose from a new slate of counselor-led elective activities including archery, basketball, photography, LEGO projects, writing and more.