A MONTESSORI SUMMER > FAQs
Q: My child does not go to the Brooklyn Heights Montessori School. Can they still camp here?
A: YES. Over half of our campers (65%) are from other public and independent schools.
Q: What are the hours of camp?
A: Half Day Juniors attend from 8:30am to 12pm and Full Day Campers attend from 8:30am to 3:00pm.
Q: 3:00pm pick up is too early for me. Is there after camp?
A: Yes, it runs from 3:00-6:00pm and is $15 an hour. You are billed at the end of the session. There is NO AFTER CAMP on the last day of camp (August 7)
Q: How early can I drop off my camper?
A: Drop off begins at 8:30am in the classrooms. Please keep in mind that all meetings and activities begin a 9:00am. If you are running late please call 718-858-5100 and ask for your camper’s Division Leader.
Q: What if I’m running late?
A: All campers go to after camp at the end of the day. If you will be later than 6:00pm, there is a 5 minute grace period. After 6:05pm there is a $1 per minute late charge.
Q: The dates of the sessions don’t work. Can I do some weeks and not others?
A: We encourage campers to enroll for full sessions but we understand families have complicated schedules. We will prorate weeks, but not by the day. Keep in mind there is a slightly higher rate for prorated weeks. Call the Director for more information.
Q: Is there a sibling discount?
A: Sorry, no.
Q: Are there ANY discounts?
A: The Early Bird Discount--register for complete sessions between January 22 and February 28 and receive 5% off the tuition. Keep in mind this discount does not apply to the $40 administrative fee.
Q: My child doesn’t swim. How does that work?
A: Children are never forced to swim. We have a high counselor to camper ratio so there is always someone to sit on the side with a nervous camper and encourage them to get more comfortable around the water.
Q: Is lunch provided?
A: No. Snacks are provided!
Q: My camper has a nut allergy. How is that handled?
A: There are no nuts at camp--besides the staff!
Q: How do they travel to the pool?
A: Juniors take the bus, Intermediates and Seniors walk!
Q: How do they travel to the park or to trips?
A: By old-fashioned yellow school bus.
Q: What do campers have to wear?
A: Comfortable, summer clothes that can get messy! Sneakers or sandals with backs-no flip flops except at the beach. Campers will get a camp tee shirt that should be worn only on Fridays or Trip Days.
Q: My child’s friend is coming to the camp. Can they be in the same group?
A: A new policy for 2020: Our Montessori educators believe the most productive learning and play takes place in diverse groups of mixed age campers. The educators also believe summer is a time to give school year friendships some room to breathe and for campers to make new friends. Because of this we are changing the parameters of our Friend Request policy. Campers are allowed only 1 Friend Request and that request must be mutual to be given priority placement. For Juniors, we are also building in more time for groups to interact (at the park, on the roof, on trips and more) so just because your camper may not be in the same group as their school year friend, they will see each other at camp.
Here are some examples:
Molly requests Priya/Priya has requested Molly: MATCH-we will make every effort to put them in the same group
Oliver requested Jonas/Jonas requested Peter. NO MATCH-we will try to get Oliver with Jonas but no guarantee they will be in the same group
Q: What if our plans change? Do we get any money back?
A: Yikes! We understand plans change. If you make up your mind to drop out of your session(s) before May 15 let us know in writing and you will be refunded all tuition less the nonrefundable deposit and non-refundable administrative fee. After May 15th there are no refunds.
Q: How do we register?
A: Right here! Click the REGISTER button starting January 22!
Did we answer all of your questions? We hope so! If not, let us know:
Director, A Montessori Summer
(929) 359-7109 | Ext 109