International Summer Camp

International Summer Camp 2021

International Summer Camp will introduce your child to the global community in which we live!  Each week children will explore a new “destination” and learn about the cultures, geography, traditions, languages, art, games, and music from each country. Under the guidance of Montessori teachers, our summer camp counselors will lead your child on an interactive journey for each child to explore, make new friends, and prepare their passports for a fun-filled summer adventure.  Families enrolled for the 2020-2021 or 2021-2022 school years are welcome to sign up for summer camp!   

In the era of COVID-19, The Glen takes the health and safety of our campers and our faculty very seriously. We are implementing strict health and safety guidelines for all families. You can find that information here.

Because of COVID-19, The Glen is not scheduling field trips as a part of the summer camp program at this time. If the situation changes we will consider adding them back into the program – and we are counting on this aspect of our program returning in Summer 2022!

A Typical Day at International Summer Camp

Every day at International Summer Camp is fun-filled with activities centered around the week’s “destination.” Program components focus on the culture, geography (animals, biomes), traditions, languages, art, games, and music from each country.  

Additionally, we offer daily yoga sessions, active games, and outdoor fun that includes optional water activities. There are also periods of free choice for reading, games, arts & crafts, or quiet time.

Naptime is incorporated for Regular Day Investigators (age 3)  and Adventurers (age 4).  Following lunch, Trailblazers (age 5) have a rest period and Pathfinders (age 6-12) have a quiet reading and/or relaxation time.

How To Register

The Glen International Summer Camp 2021 is open to families enrolled for the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 school year. We hope to return to accepting children from the greater community in Summer 2022.  

Sign-up: To sign-up your child for Summer Camp 2021, please complete this Registration Form. Your registration will be added to FACTS for payment within one week of completing this form. Your child’s registration is not confirmed until payment is received.  

Child Care Works Subsidy: The Glen works with Childcare Works and the Early Learning Resource Center to accept subsidy as partial payment for Summer Camp.  During the pandemic, participation is limited to qualified families enrolled in the school-year programs. 

Family approval letters must accompany registration. Please be sure to mail a copy of your letter to the school when completing your online. Please call 412-318-4885, ext.0 for more information. 

Cancellation/Refund Policy: Refunds/cancellations made in writing by the dates above (top right column) will be refunded. Requests should be emailed to ltrapizona@glenmontessori.org. Cancellations made after these dates will not be refunded.

Pick-up Late Fees: If you pick-up your child late, you will be charged a late fee of $1 per minute for as long as your child remains in our care. Late payment fees are entered into your FACTS account within five business days for payment. Three late pick-ups may result in a change in your child’s program. Pick up times are scheduled as follows: 

–Morning Session:  12:00 pm
–Regular Day Session: 4:00 pm

Schedule & Pricing Options

3 Days
(Choose from Monday-Thursday)
5 Days
Morning Session:
8:30 am – 12:00 pm
$95.50 $137
Regular Day Session:
8:30 am – 4:00 pm
$126 $200

Please indicate your date/schedule preferences when you complete the registration form; payment is handled through FACTS, The Glen Montessori School’s billing software.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does my child have to be a Glen Student in order to participate?

Due to COVID-19, The Glen is limiting International Summer Camp registration to families enrolled for either the 2020-2021 or 2021-2022 academic year.  Siblings of students are welcome.  We hope to reopen our summer program to everyone in Summer 2022! 

How are the groups separated in International Summer Camp?

The children are separated by age for International Summer Camp. Whatever your child’s age is on June 1, 2021, will define the group they are placed into – Investigators (3 year-olds, must be potty-trained), Adventurers (4 year-olds), Trailblazers (5 year-olds), and Pathfinders (6 to 12-year-olds).

What safety precautions is The Glen taking because of the COVID-19 virus?

The Glen created a COVID-19 Task Force, composed of medical, legal, and risk assessment experts, to advise the Administration and Board of Directors on the creation of COVID-19 health and safety procedures. We are doing our best to create an environment that dramatically reduces the chances of spreading infection for our students and faculty. All guidelines and expectations will be posted as they are finalized. The latest guidelines can be found here.

Registration Deadlines

Summer Camp sessions fill up quickly; weeks may be closed due to high registration.  If space is available, you may register up until the dates listed below to ensure appropriate staffing and materials. Payment dates are as follows:

June session registration: May 17
July session registration: June 21
August session registration: July 19

“Travel” Destinations for 2021

June 7-11: Australia– Registration closed

June 14-18: Japan– Registration closed

June 21-25: Indonesia– Registration closed

June 28-July 2: Zimbabwe– Registration closed

July 6-9: Algeria (no camp Monday, July 5)Registration closed

July 12-16: Italy-Registration closed

July 19-23: Portugal-Registration closed

July 26-30: Denmark-Registration closed

Aug 2-6: United Kingdom-Registration closed

Aug 9-13: Iceland-Registration closed

Aug 16-20: Mexico-Registration closed

Age Groups

All age groups are determined by birth dates on June 1, 2021.  Children with summer birthdays will not be moved to another group through the summer.

Investigators: Age 3 (must be toilet trained)

Adventurers: Age 4 

Trailblazers: Age 5 

Pathfinders: Age 6-12

Health Policy

Please review The Glen’s Health Policy, amended for the current pandemic. Refunds will not be offered if your child becomes ill with COVID-19 or other childhood illness and they are unable to attend all or part of their camp sessions.

The Glen Montessori School Non-Discrimination Clause

Services are provided and admissions/referrals are made without regard to race, color, religious creed, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, or national origin.

Already Registered?

Here are some things to know:

What to wear to camp

Your Explorer should wear play clothes that can get messy and athletic shoes (no flip-flops permitted).

Each day Explorers should come to camp wearing sunscreen and bring a backpack with a spill-proof water bottle, brown bag lunch, towel, crocs (or other water shoes – no flip-flops!), and extra clothes in case your camper gets wet.  

What to bring to camp

Each week your Explorer will need to bring sunscreen (labeled with name), naptime supplies, and a change of clothes.  

Lunches are brought from home daily and should be nut-free. A reusable lunch box with reusable containers and spillproof water bottles is suggested. If your child has any allergies, please be sure they are properly identified when you register and camp counselors are notified.  

The Glen is a nut-free campus. Please read labels carefully and do not include nut products in your child’s lunch. If nut products are included in the lunch, it will be returned home unopened.  

Daily water activities are available for children as weather permits. Swimsuits are not needed, but water shoes and towels are helpful.  

Drop-Off & Pick-Up Info

Park your car in the lot behind the school and walk your child to the main doors in the front center of the building. Please do NOT park or drive directly in front of our building (Governor’s Drive) or along the fence lines on either the entrance or exit sides of our building. Due to fire code, these areas are strictly prohibited for idling or any length of parking.  

You will be greeted at the front door for a daily health screening of your child.  

Children must be accompanied by an adult on school premises at all times, so please plan for the extra time to park, walk your child to the front doors, and for the health screening process. 

Expected Behavior at Camp

We ask the child to respect each other, the property of others, the facility, themselves, and the group.  Our positive approach, which respects the child as an individual, is accomplished through a partnership between home and school.  When the health, welfare, and safety of children are at stake, The Glen reserves the right to terminate summer camp with one day’s notice to the family.  The behavior policy is strictly enforced on and off-campus.  The Glen reserves the right to make alternative plans, without notice, when safety concerns prevent a child from attending a field trip.

Medical Considerations

All medications should be sent in original prescription bottles. Any medication which needs to stay on the school campus must be accompanied by an ‘Action Plan’, which can be obtained through the school office. No medication, sunscreen, lip balm, or hand sanitizer may be in the child’s possession. 

Sunscreen should be applied prior to drop off in the morning. Summer camp counselors will work with your child to ensure sunscreen is applied again before going outside in the afternoon. 

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