Summer Fun at JWP, a 9-week program staffed by faculty, is offered for children ages 2 years through rising grade 6. Week-long camp themes are enhanced with special activities and guest visits. Summer camp is a great way for children to explore passions, develop life skills, and build character. Incoming students are encouraged to participate.
SUMMER FUN 2020
The 9-week Summer Fun program begins on Monday, June 15, 2020, for enrolled students at the Jackson Walnut Park Schools. The Jackson Adventurers (Rising Kindergarten- Grade 6) session will open to the public starting the week of June 22, 2020. The Summer Fun programs run through Friday, August 14th, 2019. Families may choose to sign up by the week for either a half-day or full-day, with an option for early drop and extended day. There are no partial weeks.
Walnut Park Explorers
- Ages 2-5
- Week 1: Open to current students only
- Weeks 2-9: Open to incoming students ages 3+ (as of June 1st)
Each week will focus on a theme that includes arts and crafts, cooking, gym games, and group activities. Each activity is tailored to meet each individuals needs in a loving and nurturing environment. This group is open to enrolled Walnut Park students and returning toddlers.
Week 1: Fun in the Sun
“School’s out for the summer!”
Join us for some fun in the sun while we splash in the water and play outside, in nature. This week will have a variety of special activities to get in to summer mode, including a visit from Tumblebus (http://tumblebus-mass.com/)!
Week 2: Gardening
“Inch by inch, row by row, gonna make this garden grow, all it takes is a rake and a hoe and a piece of fertile ground. Inch by inch, row by row, please bless these seeds I sow, please keep them safe below, til the rain comes a tumbling down.”
Children will learn about the life cycle of a plant and what makes a plant grow and thrive. Hands-on learning and caring for the earth will be time well spent during the WP summer camp experience.
Week 3: Puppets
“I’ve got no strings to hold me down, to make me fret or make me frown. I had strings but now I’m free. There are no strings on me!”
Puppets will come to life in the hands and minds of young children, who will combine artistic skills with the dramatic art of putting on an original puppet show.
Week 4: Seasons and Water
“Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, there are seasons, four in all!
Water plays a role in each season, with different forms and changes. From condensation to precipitation, from rivers to frozen ponds, the children will experiment with the water cycle as it takes shape during each season.
Week 5: Stars and Stripes
“This land is your land, this land is my land, from California to the New York Island, From the redwood forest, to the Gulf stream waters, This land was made for you and me.”
We will celebrate the Fourth of July in 2020 style, with red, white, and blue hand-made decorations, songs, a pretend marching band, and of course, popsicles to go along with a hot summer day!
Week 6: The Circus is Coming to Town
“Here they come, they are back in town. It’s the greatest show around. With elephants and clowns, vibrant color and sounds, the JWP circus is coming to town.”
What could be more exciting than joining the circus? Our young campers will be introduced to the creative skills and entertaining acts that make up a circus.
Week 7: Super Science
“Why are there so many songs about rainbows and what’s on the other side? Rainbows are visions, they’re only illusions, and rainbows have nothing to hide. So we’ve been told and some choose to believe it, but I know they’re wrong wait and see, Someday we’ll find it, the Rainbow Connection, the children, the dreamers, and me.”
Campers will be given the opportunity to learn about how rainbows come to be, and other fun scientific questions that they can discover through curiosity and exploration. STEAM will be introduced and hands-on experiments and learning will be part of each day.
Week 8: Scrapbooking
“Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens. Brown paper packages tied up with strings, these are a few of my favorite things!”
This session is designed to give each child a sense of self as they create scrapbooks, “All About Me!” They will use buttons, paint, stickers, and other art supplies to tell the story of their home, family, and favorite things!
Week 9:-Harvest and Nutrition
“I like to eat, eat, eat, apples and bananas”...
The children will learn about the basic food groups, the food pyramid, and healthy eating habits, all through observation, discussion, food preparation, and making good choices!
- Rising Kindergarten- Grade 6
- Week 1: Open to current students only
- Weeks 2-9: Open to the public
Your child will participate in a fun day of activities where they can explore their passion, develop skills and build character. Students will have the opportunity to rotate through a variety of specialist led activities to challenge and enrich their day. The Summer Fun environment gives these campers the attention they need, allowing them to build close relationships and memories with encouragement and support. This group is open to the public starting week 2 (June 22).WEEKLY THEMESWeek 1: Fun in the Sun
Week 2: Myths, Legends, and Fairy Tales
Week 3: Water World
Week 4: STEM
Week 5: Around the World in 5 Days!
Week 6: Fun and Fitness
Week 7 Summer Olympics
Week 8: Challenges and Adventure
Week 9: Pay it Forward
Week 1: June 15- 19 (Current JWP students only)Week 2: June 22-26Week 3: June 29-July 2nd (closed 7/3)Week 4: July 6-10Week 5: July 13-17Week 6: July 20-24Week 7 July 27- August 31Week 8: August 3-7Week 9: August 10-14
9:00-12:00 (half day)……… $3009:00-4:00 (full day)……….. $5008:00-9:00 (early drop off).….$504:00-6:00 (extended day)…. $100
July 4th week (4 days):9:00-12:00 (half day)……… $2409:00-4:00 (full day)……….. $4008:00-9:00 (early drop off).….$404:00-6:00 (extended day)…. $80