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Our Summer Camp offers engaging lessons in all areas, small class size, and guided socialization.

There are two sections for students, based on grade level, maturity, and academic ability: TK-2nd/3rd and 3rd/4th-8th+. If your child falls on the cusp of the two groups (3rd grade) or if you believe your child would be better served in the older group, please make an appointment with Miss Nancy so she can determine if the child is academically and emotionally ready to work with the older children.

Lower Grades Section: TK - 2nd/3rd

Each two-week session of the lower-grade program will introduce a new culture from a different continent. From Inca to Zulu, students will learn about people and cultures from around the world. Students will become familiar with music, games, classic folklore, mythology, and fairy tales from each culture. Students will learn about science and technology associated with each culture through hands-on STEM activities.

June 22-July 2 China / Native American (Iroquois, Lakota, Navajo)
July 6-July 16 Egypt / India
July 20-July 30 Maya / TBA
week off
August 10-August 20 Mexico

Upper Grades Section: 3rd / 4th-8th+

The upper-grade program will run differently from previous summers. Instead of individual classes, the curriculum is more integrated, more closely resembling the regular RVA model. Students can enroll for a half-day or whole-day program.

In the morning children will read literature, learn Greek and Latin roots to enhance their vocabulary, and have math lessons that dig into the “why” of the algorithms that are generally taught through rote memorization. We’ll also play logic games to build critical thinking skills. Depending on the interests of the students, we may include grammar lessons as well.

For children who stay all day, the afternoon includes history and science lessons, crafts, and discussions of current events, following the interests of the students.

This will not be worksheet driven. The lessons are engaging, sometimes entertaining, and, where possible, hands-on. While Miss Nancy will have a general outline of where we’re going, the children’s questions and participation will direct how far we go in any particular direction.

Each session will be a stand-alone unit. Students do not need to have enrolled in earlier sessions in order to understand the lessons of later ones. Unlike previous years, students will not sign up for individual classes and the sessions will be offered in two-week increments:

Sessions
June 22-July 2
July 6-July 16
July 20-July 30
week off
August 10-August 20

Schedule

To help students who have missed so much school, we’ve expanded our program to four 2-week sessions, Monday-Thursday, beginning June 22 and running through August 20. We will be closed August 3-7.

Students can enroll in either the half-day (9:00 AM – 1:15 PM) or the whole day (9:00 AM – 6:00 PM).  Unlike previous years, there will not be a separate afternoon-only option.

Fridays are available for an additional fee.

9:00-10:50class
10:50-11:15snack and recess
11:20-1:15class
1:15Pick-up of half-day students
1:15-1:55lunch and recess
2:00-3:30class
3:30-3:55snack and recess
4:00-5:30class
5:30-6:00clean-up / pick-up

Drop off between 8:30 and 9:00 so we can screen everyone before class begins If you need either an earlier drop-off time or a later pick-up time, please contact Miss Nancy. There is an additional $5 fee for each 15-minute period before 8:30 AM and / or after 6:00 PM.

With our new location and the state-issued COVID-19 guidelines, we are limiting class size:

TK – 2nd/3rd4-5 students
3rd/4th – 8th8-10 students

Lower grade students need to bring only their lunches and snacks, water bottles, and face masks. We will provide hand sanitizer and school supplies.

Upper grade students need to bring two spiral notebooks, pens / pencils, lunches, snacks, water bottles, and face masks. We will provide hand sanitizer.

We have not raised our prices for this year (donations gratefully accepted), because we know these are extraordinary times.

 

Half-Day = $320,

Whole-Day = $600 for each 2-week session

Friday Half-Day = $40 each

Friday Whole-Day = $75 each

We have not raised our prices for this year (donations gratefully accepted), because we know these are extraordinary times.

 

Enrollment will be on a first-come, first-served basis. To enroll, simply respond to this email Enrollment will be on a first-come, first-served basis. To enroll, simply contact us and provide the following information:

  1. Your child’s full name
  2. Your child’s grade level for 2019-2020
  3. Allergies, if any
  4. Session(s) in which you wish to enroll your child
  5. Whether your child will attend half-day or whole-day
  6. Whether you want to enroll in any Friday camps
  7. Method of payment: PayPal (additional fee applies) or check
  8. Contact information for you
  9. Emergency contact information if you’re unavailable

**** Payment is due by Wednesday, June 17 to guarantee your child’s place.*****
If payment is not received by June 17 and you have not contacted Miss Nancy, your child’s spot may go to a child on our waiting list.

We had to wait until the state issued guidelines before we could determine the logistics in this age of COVID-19. With the state allowing schools to re-open, we are offering TK-8th+ grade summer camp again this year, with a few modifications to keep our students and staff safe.

Renaissance Village Academy will adhere to all state guidelines for safety during the pandemic:

  • All children and staff will have their temperatures taken on arrival.
  • All students and staff will wear masks at all times, other than snack or lunch time.
  • Hand washing by all will be required at regular intervals throughout the day.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available and its use encouraged throughout the day.
  • Supplies such as pencils, crayons, and pens will be assigned to each child and not shared.
  • Dice will be assigned to each child so they won’t have to be shared when playing games.
  • Shared items like game pieces will be sanitized before and after use.
  • All rooms and surfaces will be sanitized at the end of each day.
  • During lunch, the children will sit at least 6’ apart outside in the garden while they eat.