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Kangaroos (entering kindergarten)


At Camp Montessori, the Kangaroos are the youngest group in the elementary camp community. They swim three days per week, take four field trips over the course of the summer, including visits to Linvilla Orchards and Morris Arboretum.

Every week’s plan includes music, arts and crafts, team-building, science and exploring the Wilmington Montessori woods. Active games, water play, all-camp parties and in-house field trips round out the summer experience.


Highly Trained & Experienced Staff

Kangaroos are led by WMS alumna and longtime Camp Montessori counselor Alexis Szkotak. They participate in STEAM activities in our Maker Studios throughout the summer. Additionally, Wilmington Montessori School's year-round art teacher Laurie Muhlbauer explores a wide range of art projects with work with campers each week.

Campers moving from preschool to kindergarten look forward to beginning to visit the pool during the summer! The children walk through the woods on our nature trail on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays to swim for an hour at Windybush Swim Club. Campers who can swim are invited to take the swim test (swimming the width of the pool unassisted) at any time, and if they pass, they can swim anywhere in the big pool. Children who are not ready for the main pool can swim in the large wading pool, which has plenty of room for safe swim practice and fun.

2020 Kangaroo Themes:
Week 1 (June 15): Team Kangaroo
Week 2: (June 22): Outdoor Explorers
Week 3: (June 29): Party in the USA
Week 4 (July 6): Experimentation Nation
Week 5 (July 13): Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
Week 6: (July 20): Hyped for Horticulture
Week 7 (July 27): We Got the Beat
Week 8: (August 3): Amazing Astronauts
Week 9 (August 10): Deep Sea Divers
Week 10: (August 17): We are the Dinosaurs
Week 11: (August 24): Fun in the Sun

2020 Kangaroo Field Trips*:
Week 2: Morris Arboretum
Week 5: Strasburg Rail Road
Week 6: Linvilla Orchards
Week 8: Delaware AeroSpace Outpost 
*Please note: field trips are typically scheduled on Thursdays