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Garden Camp at BHA Preschool 2022

Note: Summer Garden Camp 2022 is fully enrolled for 2022.

Join BHA Preschool for Summer Garden Camp - a Jewish, nature-play summer program for 2-4 year olds. Each week, children will be immersed in our outdoor classroom as we explore the power of plants and the creatures we meet in the garden. Our daily schedule includes open-ended exploration, art, movement, music, dramatic play/story making, and snack time.

Summer Garden Camp is quite similar in structure to our school-year preschool program, but is designed to provide a complete experience in itself with many classics of summer in the mix, such as popsicle making and splashing in the water! While we don't pre-program specific themes for each week of camp, we assure you that the woodsy side yard and blooming garden in addition to our neighborly hens, provide magic content that will appeal to our campers' curiosity, learning, and fun.

The program will take place 100% outdoors, rain or shine. However, we will use the indoor classroom if the weather presents dangerous conditions.

Each session our group will have 8-10 children and two experienced BHA Preschool teachers. Our teachers are vaccinated for Covid-19, and we take NYS and CDC recommended precautions to prevent the spread of germs. At this point, teachers wear face-masks when close to the children but outdoors we do not require masks. We will support your child to mask if you prefer. Regular hand washing/sanitizing is built into our schedule.

Please contact Preschool Director, Ilana Friedman with any questions.

 

OUR CALENDAR

We will have two 2-week sessions of Summer Garden Camp.  Our program runs Tuesdays through Fridays from 9:00 am until 11:55 am. All students are enrolled for the full four days of both weeks of the session.

Session I -  June 21, 2022 - July 1, 2022

Session II -  July 26, 2022-August 5, 2022

Families may enroll for either or both sessions. 

 

YOUR CHILD

Summer Garden Camp is designed for children who have turned 2 by June 1, and as old as 4 and 1/2.

If your child is new to BHA Preschool programming, please consider your child’s needs with this in mind before your enroll:

  • As with BHA Preschool, our Summer Garden Camp provides nurturing guidance and an engaging environment. But compared to the regular school year, we have less time and fewer staff to support a child with severe separation anxiety. Children will have a more successful summer experience with us if they are able to cope with some separation from primary caregivers.
  • The group spends most of the time outdoors, where it can be hot, wet, and buggy. We encourage sunblock and bug lotion. We love getting messy and cooling off in the sprinkler. That said, participants are expected to manage discomfort from the outdoor elements with a mostly easy going demeanor.

If you believe your child will cope well with these aspects of Summer Garden Camp, we encourage you to enroll. If not, hold off until they are ready, rather than subjecting them to stressors. Camp is supposed to be fun!

Also, please review our Criteria for Participation.

Before your spot is confirmed, we will ask you to do your best to consider the Criteria for Participation regarding your child. After enrolling, we will make time to talk with your by phone and ensure you and your child can visit during preschool before we begin summer programming. 

We look forward to a fun and enriching summer with the children!

 

TUITION

Preschool Garden Camp Tuition 2022
  BHA Members  Non-Members
One Session $330.00 $400.00
Both Sessions $660.00 $800.00

 

You must pay your first tuition installment (or your tuition in full) upon registration. Tuition may be paid in either 2 monthly installments or in full.

DISCOUNTS

BHA Members receive the discount shown above in the tuition chart.

 

EARLY WITHDRAWAL

In the event that a family withdraws a student from preschool, the following obligations apply:

  • Withdrawal prior to June 10 - forfeit 25% tuition.
  • Withdrawal after June 10, but prior to June 20 - forfeit 50% tuition.
  • Withdrawal after June 20 - forfeit 75% tuition.

Individual circumstances can be addressed on a case by case basis by petitioning Beacon Hebrew Alliance’s Board of Directors.

For more information on our progressive, garden based preschool, visit here.

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