Summer at ST. Albans

School Age Summer Camp

We are thrilled to announce our 2022 School Age Summer Camp Calendar as we prepare for another season of excitement and fun at St. Albans Early Childhood Center (SAECC) . This summer, we have scheduled 8 weeks of classic summer activities where children can learn through play. They will continuously make connections to their environment as they engage in real life experiences. By the end of summer, our little friends will have great stories to share, memories to recall, and experiences that were meaningful.

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Times and Dates

*Make sure to click "This application is for school-aged (6+) summer camp enrollment" at the bottom of the application

On Tuesday, May 31st, our currently enrolled SAECC students will start their transition into the School Age Program. They will help us welcome children who are new, incoming students to the School Age Program on Monday, June 27th, which will mark the first official day of Summer Camp! We will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2022, in observance of Independence Day. The last day of Summer Camp is Friday, August 19th. The center will also be closed on August 22nd through August 26th for Staff Development. The hours of the center will be 8am-5pm. All enrichment activities and field trips for Summer Camp are included in the tuition fees.

Events

Zoo to You– “Zoo to You” is a program offered by Leesburg Animal Park. Their presentation will include a live petting zoo, featuring animals such as llamas, donkeys, pigs, goats, sheep, ducks, chicks, and bunnies.

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Waterplay– Water play is time for the friends to splash around in our fun sprinklers, water tables and watercolor art. Parents please remember that water play will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. On Water Play Days we ask that the children come to school with their swimwear (bathing suit, swim trunks & water shoes) on and a change of clothes handy. We also ask that the children bring their towels and sunscreen as well.

Waterplay– Water play is time for the friends to splash around in our fun sprinklers, water tables and watercolor art. Parents please remember that water play will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. On Water Play Days we ask that the children come to school with their swimwear (bathing suit, swim trunks & water shoes) on and a change of clothes handy. We also ask that the children bring their towels and sunscreen as well.

Foam Party– The foam party is a fun foam pit. The children will require their water bag and a change of clothes. The foam is produced with organic materials and is safe for our children.

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Carnival– What better way is there than to end the summer with a carnival?! In this event, we will have our Administration team help to create a memorable summer with activities that include moon bounce, face paintings (with mask on) and more!

Field Trips

The Potomac Overlook on July13 – The Potomac overlook is a unique natural and historic place that has been
preserved and enhanced with recreational facilities such as live beehives displays and streams that flow into the
Potomac, here children will be able to explore the great outdoors!

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The Piscataway Park on August 12 – The Piscataway Park is a living classroom where generations come together to learn about the environment and the role that people play in shaping the landscape. Their education programs promote regenerative agriculture and agroforestry through inclusive, hands-on visitor engagement,
scholarly research, and presentations.

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Smithsonian Zoo on July 22 – The Smithsonian Zoo is located on Connecticut Ave in Washington DC. There are
many different animals and exhibits to see and explore such as the Panda exhibit, the Bird House, and other
animal habitats. Friends of the National Zoo, a non-profit, working in partnership with the National Zoological Park
providing support to wildlife conservation programs at the zoo and around the world since 1958.

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FAQ

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1. What are the fees?

$150 Application fee

$1,000 non-refundable deposit

$1,000 bi-weekly tuition

Late fees: $10 for the first 10 minutes or fraction thereof and $1 per minute thereafter.

2. When is my payment due?

Non- refundable deposits and registration fees are due at the time of registration. The first bi-weekly tuition and tuition deposit are due on May 30 th , 2022.

3. What is the refund policy?

All fees and tuition are non- refundable.

4. Do you have before or after care?

We do not. However, camp hours have been extended to 8 am - 5 pm.

5. What are the hours of operation:

8 am – 5 pm

6. How are children grouped?

There are 2 groups at camp. Children are placed in their correct group based on their age at the time of registration.

7. What age range do you accept?

We accept children ages 6-12 years old. We accept 5 year-olds if they are SAECC alumni.

8. Do we provide meals?

Breakfast, snack, lunch and filtered water are all provided by SAECC. We ask that children bring labeled water bottles to camp. Children may bring their own lunches in if desired (SAECC is a nut-free facility).

9. How does SAECC communicate?

SAECC communicates via weekly Newsletters, emails from our News4 Account, verbal conversations during drop off and pick up, and the ClassDojo app. Teachers can also be reached on camp cell phones.

10. What are the camp dates and themes?