SUMMER CAMP

Kids of Virtue

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Summer 2018

June 11th–July 27th 2018

Ages 2–5

“Good habits formed at youth make all the difference.”

Aristotle

Kids of Virtue: 8:30 a.m. -- 12:30 p.m. weekdays in summer

What is Virtue?

Virtue is a habit and disposition of heart formed by a repetition of good actions that build moral character. Character building, teaching respect and manners are essential in the curriculum of life. Young children don’t have the cognitive maturity to display gratitude, but have the ability to display hope and love. Therefore, gratitude can’t be expected from a child, but must be taught. These virtues, or character strengths, must be fostered to ensure lifelong fulfillment and satisfaction.

St. Mark’s “Kids of Virtue Camp,” will foster seven virtues of character that include, and are not limited to: Respect, Responsibility, Charity/Giving, Honesty, Patience/Self-Control, Forgiving, and Gratitude. Each week, campers will explore each virtue through stories with morals, virtue related activities, and also contributing to the community by being involved in a different service project each week.

Each week, every room will have a “Giving Tree.” If you would like your child to participate in bringing items to donate, he/she may put them under the “Giving Tree.”

A list of items will be posted by your child’s classroom door each week. We will also post items needed in the weekly e-newsletter.

Included with your child’s summer camp will be Gym Magic, visits from Mad Science, and our favorite storyteller: Elizabeth Kahura who will bring our fables to life!

Summer Schedule 2018

Week 1: June 11-15 R-E-S-P-E-C-T Operation Respect

People show respect in many ways, we will explore what it means to treat others fairly, being courteous and considerate and accepting of others as individuals regardless of differences. We have a fun-filled week planned with great stories, activities, and experiments.

The Service project for this week is: Caritas, serving our Veterans

Week 2: June 18-22 Responsibility- “How Full is Your Bucket?”

This week we’ll learn the meaning of being dependable, keeping promises and honoring our commitments-Responsibility! We will understand that being part of a family and a community involves accepting responsibilities, and when we act responsible, our families and communities become stronger. Entertaining stories and activities bring these topics to life.

The Service Project for this week is: Senior Homes

Week 3: June 25-29 Charity/Giving –The Art of Giving

This week we will promote giving and service to others. We will put our campers to work making and giving our special projects to local charities in the community. Camp goers will discover the great sense of accomplishment as well as, the joy of helping others in need.

The Service Project for this week is: Mobile Loaves

Week 4: July 2-6 Honesty- “Nothing but the Truth! “

What it means to be honest. This week we’ll introduce some famous people in history that were known for their honesty and one who was not- The Boy Who Cried Wolf! Children will enjoy the activities planned to make these characters and stories come to life. Topics covered will be how honesty makes us trustworthy, and the importance of being truthful.

The Service Project for this week is: Dell Children’s Hospital

Week 5: July 9-13 Patience and Self-Control- “Don’t Pop Your Cork!

Just what you were waiting for! A week with activities that promote patience and self-control. We’ll take a look at what happens when we are patient and we will discover good things come to those that wait. We will finish the week with patience by making homemade ice cream!

The Service Project for this week is: Ronald McDonald House

Week 6: July 9-13 Patience and Self-Control- “Don’t Pop Your Cork!

Just what you were waiting for! A week with activities that promote patience and self-control. We’ll take a look at what happens when we are patient and we will discover good things come to those that wait. We will finish the week with patience by making homemade ice cream!

The Service Project for this week is: Ronald McDonald House

Week 7: July 23-27 Gratitude- A Bad Case of the “Gimmes!”

A bad case of the “Gimmes?” Gratitude counteracts the “gimmes.” What are we Thankful for?

We will take a look at the world around us and find an appreciation for what we have been given: including nature, people, and everyday things. We will discuss how we can share our gratitude with others. Children will appreciate what they have rather than focusing on what they wish they had.

The Service Project for this week is: Faith Food Pantry

Summer Camp Tuition 2018

Tuition for Summer Camp is $175 per week. (Tuition will be $140 for the week of July 2nd because of the July 4th holiday.)

Parents who in enroll a child in all seven weeks of camp by June 1 will receive a special non-refundable discounted rate of $150 per week ($120 for the week of July 2rd).

A non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of $50 per week is due with your application to hold your child’s place in Summer Camp. The remaining tuition balance is due when your child begins camp.

Call or Email for More Information on Enrolling Your Child in Summer Camp!