Pine Cobble School’s summer camp offers a range of healthy activities, grounded in community and joy, for children ages 3-13.
Longer days? We have them.
An extended 12-week season? Yes, we have that, too!
The same mix of healthy activities, joy, and laughter that families throughout the region have come to love? Absolutely!
Pine Cobble School’s 2018 summer season brings some fantastic new changes, all while preserving the flavor, structure, and range of activities that children adore.
We offer two main programs, both of which run from June 11 - August 31 — twelve weeks in total!
Ages 2 years 9 months through age 6
Nurturing, hands-on, and joyful! Each day is carefully balanced with a mix of free play, group activities, stories, art, and movement.
This year our early childhood program will include two different groups:
Two years nine months through age four
Five- and six-year olds
Each group will be led by loving adult professionals who will work together to provide a mix of healthy, stimulating activities for little ones. Groups will spend ample time together, allowing siblings to play together, but will also accommodate age-appropriate differences, like napping needs.
The early childhood program includes weekly themes: Ocean Dive/Beach Party, Aliens & Outer Space, Forest Creatures & Fairies, Mini-Masters Art Studio I and II, Superheroes, Winter in July, Favorite Characters, Jungle Safari, Around the World/Olympics, Dinosaurs, and Nature Exploration.
It’s good old-fashioned summer fun for kids! Program includes weekly hikes, fort-building, nature activities, frog catching, intellectual challenges, a mix of inclusive sports for athletes and non-athletes alike, and swimming at Sand Springs!
Three mornings a week, children will head to Sand Springs for swimming; two mornings a week, they’ll hike or participate in other outdoor adventures. Afternoons include a mix of planned activities and free play. Activities will be carefully balanced to nurture the campers’ imaginations, artistic abilities, and active bodies. All activities will make full use of our glorious, 20-acre campus.
For this age group, five weeks of the twelve will include special themes:
Week of July 16: Everything Under the Sun Art Camp with artist and art instructor Karl Mullen. A week-long exploration of drawing, painting, and sculpture, using nature and recycled materials.
Week of July 30th: STEAM Camp with Tyler DeWitt, Ph.D. Tyler DeWitt is a microbiologist renowned for his ability to make science accessible for all ages. Working with Tyler, children will explore the invisible world that lives around and inside all of us in a fun outdoor STEAM program. Tyler opened the 2017 March for Science in Washington DC, and his TED Talk, Hey Science Teachers, Make it Fun, has been viewed 1.5 million times.
Week of August 13: All Sports: A solid and well-rounded athletic foundation is good for everyone. Regardless of one’s game of choice, this week is a non-competitive immersion in mastering the fundamentals: cardio-respiratory endurance, strength, stamina, flexibility, coordination, agility, balance, accuracy, power, and speed.
Week of August 20: Soccer: In a low-pressure environment, children will learn and practice the skills and concepts of the “beautiful game.” All levels are welcome; the program is designed to bring each child to his/her personal best, regardless of experience. Students will work on age-appropriate skills for passing, shooting, receiving, defending, attacking, and goalkeeping.
Week of August 27: Quidditch! It’s not fiction: your child can spend the final week of summer playing the premier sport for the wizarding world! The game has been adapted from the Harry Potter novels for the real world, meaning it’s open to muggles and magical creatures alike! We’ll have bludgers, a quaffle and a snitch, just like at Hogwarts…but fear not: for the safety of the muggles among us, our broomsticks will remain firmly on the ground!
Programs run from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM, and families can drop off their children as early as 8:00 AM. There is also an extended program from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. at a cost of $75/week. Programs cost $275/week if a deposit is made by May 1, and $300/week thereafter. We will be closed on July 4, 2018.