International Summer Camp

International Summer Camp 2023

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 of 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 2022-2023 or 2023-2024 school years are welcome to sign up for summer camp!  

Field Trips are back! Campers 4 years and older can attend Field Trips, scheduled throughout the summer. The cost for these experiences is included in the 5-day camp registration fee. The final list of Field Trip locations will be shared closer to the start of camp.  

The Glen continues to take the health and safety of our campers and our faculty very seriously. You can find the most up-to-date information regarding our health policy here.

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 of 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 2023 is open to families enrolled for the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 school year.

Sign-up: To enroll your child for Summer Camp 2023, 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. 

Please Register Early!  The Glen’s International Summer Camp is very popular and has limited capacity.  Weekly sessions usually sell out before the registration deadlines. If a camp session has closed due to maximum enrollment, we encourage you to contact to be added to the appropriate waitlist.

Child Care Works Subsidy: The Glen works with Childcare Works and the Early Learning Resource Center to accept subsidies as partial payment for Summer Camp.  Family approval letters must accompany registration. Please mail a copy of your letter to the school when completing your online registration. Please call 412-318-4885, ext.0 for more information. 

Changes/Cancellation/Refund Policy:

All cancellations or changes in enrollment must be made via an updated Registration Form before the Registration Date listed above. Cancellations after this date will not receive a refund.

Additionally, refunds are not offered for missed or partially attended weeks. When you enroll, you reserve the time, space, staffing, and provisions for your child whether or not they attend. 

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 of 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

2023 Schedule & Pricing Options

3 Days
(Choose from Monday-Thursday)
5 Days
Morning Session:
8:30 am – 12:00 pm
$103 $148
Regular Day Session:
8:30 am – 4:00 pm
$137 $216

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?

Yes. International Summer Camp is open to all families enrolled for the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 School Year.  Enrolled students and their siblings of appropriate ages are welcome to sign up.

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, 2023, will define the group they are placed into – Investigators (3-year-olds, must be potty-trained – see more information below), Adventurers (4-year-olds), Trailblazers (5-year-olds), and Pathfinders (6 to 12-year-olds).

Why does my child have to be toilet trained and what does it mean? 

In order for your child to enjoy and benefit from The Glen’s International Summer Camp, they must be toilet trained. To be considered toilet trained, your child must be able to complete all steps of toileting independently, including telling an adult when they need to use the bathroom, pushing pants down, getting on the toilet, eliminating, cleaning themselves, redressing, and washing their hands. Children must be in underwear full-time, including during nap time, without accidents.  

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 and is based on the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Pennsylvania Departments of Health, Education and Human Services as well as Allegheny County. The latest guidelines can be found here. 

Registration Deadlines

Summer Camp sessions fill up quickly! Enrollment may close prior to the deadline due to high registration.  If space is available, you may register up until the dates listed below to ensure appropriate staffing and materials. The last possible day to register is:

June session registration: May 4
July session registration: June 1
August session registration: July 3

2023 “Travel” Destinations

June 5-9: Turkey – Full; all age levels, waitlist only

June 12-16: Ireland – Full; all age levels, waitlist only

June 20-23: India (no camp Monday, June 19, Juneteenth) Full; all age levels, waitlist only

June 26-30: Kenya – Full; all age levels, waitlist only

July 3-7: United States  (no camp Tuesday, July 4, Fourth of July) Full; all age levels, waitlist only

July 10-14: France – Full; all age levels, waitlist only

July 17-21: Peru – Full; all age levels, waitlist only

July 24-28: Brazil – Full; all age levels, waitlist only

July 31-Aug 4: China – Full; all age levels, waitlist only

August 7-11: New Zealand – Full; all age levels, waitlist only

August 14-18:  Germany (half-day, pick up at noon on Friday, August 18) Full; all age levels, waitlist only

Age Groups

All age groups are determined by birth dates on June 1, 2023. 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 Non-Discriminatory 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.

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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, lunch (no heat-ups), towel, crocs (no flip-flops or water shoes!), and extra clothes in case your camper needs to be changed.  

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 both the summer camp coordinator and your child’s 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, they will be returned home unopened.   

Drop-Off & Pick-Up Info

The Glen will continue to handle drop-off and pick-up through carline only. ​ It is an easier transition for your child and keeps everyone on time for their day!

If you arrive after carline or need to pick up early, you must park in a designated parking spot and walk your child to the front door.  Please buzz the intercom, and a staff member will meet you at the door to welcome your child.  Please be aware that this may take several minutes; limited staff will be coming from the classrooms to escort your child to their group.  

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

You may never park in Governor’s Drive during non-carline hours, even for a quick pick up or drop off.  It is an emergency access lane, and your vehicle could block emergency vehicles accessing the site. 

Expected Behavior at Camp

We ask the children 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 registration 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 or an activity.

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 by parents prior to dropping off in the morning. Summer camp counselors will work with your child to ensure sunscreen is applied again before going outside in the afternoon.