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Turtles (ages 12-36* months) - WMS only

For students enrolled in the Wilmington Montessori School Toddler Program* only

Session Capacity Notice:

As of 5/29/24, Turtles camp weeks 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 & 7 are filled to capacity. Please contact camp@wmsde.org for waiting list information.


The Turtles program closely mirrors our school-year Toddler Program in terms of the rhythm of the day: circle time, exploration of Montessori materials, cooking, culture, art, science projects, nature study and active play.


Integrated Curriculum
Bi-weekly themes allow children to explore topics through many lenses. Toddlers explore STEAM in their specially designed Maker Studio throughout the summer.

Highly Trained & Experienced Staff
To provide consistency for our youngest campers, the Turtles are led by year-round WMS teachers. They will be assisted by many other school-year staffers and several college students. 

Facilities & Campus
Our toddler classrooms are beautiful spaces, designed by our lead teachers to facilitate toddlers' development of independence, competence and confidence. The natural toddler playground, gross-motor playroom, toddler Maker (STEAM) Studio and acres of natural woodlands provide the perfect environment for a program supporting toddlers' physical, social and intellectual development. Children engage in a variety of outdoor activities including weekly waterplay on the toddler playground! 

In-House Field Trips/Visitors
Week 3 - Clem Bowen Storyteller
Week 4 - Juggling Hoffmans
Week 6 - KidzDelight Balloon Show

* The Turtles camp program is only available for children enrolled in Wilmington Montessori School for the 2023-24 or 2024-25 school year who will NOT be 3 years old by June 9, 2024. Please contact camp@wmsde.org for the link to register your child or sign up for a waiting list in the case of full sessions.