Why choose Camp Montessori?
Campus and Facilities
Wilmington Montessori School's beautifully equipped camp classrooms are designed to facilitate the development of independence, competence and confidence in campers ranging in age from toddlers through middle schoolers. These spacious, air-conditioned rooms are filled with age-appropriate materials, offering children a comfortable place to learn and have fun during unpredictable summer weather. Campers also have the opportunity to visit our Maker Studios to participate in STEAM activities.
Expansive playgrounds, sports fields, a renovated gymnasium and acres of natural woodlands provide the perfect environment for a program supporting children’s physical, social and intellectual development.
Toddlers enjoy their own gross motor playroom and outdoor classroom. Older campers plant, tend and harvest fruits and vegetables from our on-campus gardens. Campers in kindergarten and older walk along our stream and down our nature trails to swim at nearby Windybush Pool three days per week.
Highly Trained and Experienced Staff
Camp Montessori staff works together to provide a lively and interesting program in which their joy and enthusiasm about learning and living inspires and engages campers of all ages.
Camp programs are led by year-round WMS teachers, specialists, qualified college students and junior counselors (including many WMS and Camp Montessori alumni). All camp staff participate in continuous professional development and are committed to nurturing children in a caring and creative environment. Staff members pay close attention to social dynamics, coaching and supporting children as they learn to resolve conflicts and grow friendships.
Enrichment: STEAM and Art
Wilmington Montessori School's year-round Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) coach Paula Sharpe works with campers of all ages in the Maker Studios throughout the summer and our year-round art teacher Laurie Muhlbauer explores a wide range of art projects with campers ages 3 and up. Other guest teachers visit periodically to share their talents.
The camp day officially begins at 9 a.m., but Core Camp staff members are on duty at 7 a.m. to welcome campers whose families would like to take advantage of an earlier drop-off time at no additional charge.
Early childhood (toddler and preschool) campers may attend half days or full days; campers in kindergarten through eighth grade are full day. Learn more about scheduling and prices.