Explore, Play, and Grow
Summer Camps at Our PlayHouse encourage hands-on learning as children explore their interests in the indoor and outdoor classroom. As children talk, hypothesize and problem solve with their peers, they gain a richer understanding of each topic. Topics include a curriculum based on daily sensory, art, building and movement activities, along with plenty of outdoor play!
Each week session of camp will focus on students’ interests within the topics of wild animals, art and invention, stories and tall tales, and scientific discoveries. During the sessions, teachers will work to provide materials and provocations to allow children to explore each topic in greater depth.
OPH summer camps are available for children ages 1-5, with morning (8:30am-12:30 pm) and extended day (3:00pm) options. Flexible 2, 3, and 5 day schedules are available, depending on age. Toddlers must be registered for our fall program to attend summer camp. If a toddler is not enrolled for the fall they need to be enrolled for a significant portion of camp (4 or more weeks).
To register for summer camp, please complete the Summer Camp Registration Form. After completing the online registration, families will receive an email confirmation and an invoice for total cost.
2018 Preschool Summer Camps
Big Messy ART
June 4-June 8
Children will look at the world through an artist’s eyes as they take on projects where making a mess is paramount. Better wear some old clothes to this camp because the name is no joke. Kids will create, laugh and be silly in this wildly colorful camp.
Arts and Engineering
June 11-June 15
This session of camp is all about creativity! Children will have opportunities to tinker, create, and mess about with loose parts, art and building materials to create their own masterpieces and inventions. Science, art, and engineering will come together as we build, plan, compose, and create!
June 18-June 22
We will turn into mad scientists during this session of summer camp! Children will have the chance to explore and discover all things icky, sticky, gooey, slimy, sizzling, and exploding as we experiment with physics, chemistry, and biology. Dramatic and gross motor play, as well as art and storytelling will be integrated into our science explorations.
June 25-June 29
Children will learn how a seed transforms into a snack, getting their hands dirty in the process. Our days will include harvesting snacks, searching for bugs, exploring outdoors, and making art from nature. This camp is teeming with gardening and goodies and is sure to be loads of fun!
July 2-July 6 and July 9-July 13 (prorated, closed for the 4th)
Let’s climb the beanstalk with Jack, dream with Sleeping Beauty, build houses with the three little pigs, and walk the plank with Peter Pan! We will explore these and other stories and tall tales during the third session of summer camp. Children will have the chance to read classic stories and make up their own as we adventure into reading and storytelling.
July 16-July 20
Build, take apart, revision and recreate—is the theme for this camp for hands-on challenges. This camp will allow children to dabble in physics and monkey around with architecture as they find new ways to mess about with a variety of materials.
The Enchanted Forest
July 23-July 27
In this nature-focused camp children will turn over logs to discover hidden creatures beneath them, spy on songbirds amongst the trees and imagine the forest through the eyes of a squirrel. We’ll seek out the magic amongst the trees as we search for gnomes and build houses for fairies in this camp for kids with big imaginations.
2018 5-7 Year Old Summer Camps
June 4 – June 8
There is an unlimited amount of beauty in nature. Explore multiple art mediums while using the physical world as inspiration.
Ready, Set, Build!
June 11 – June 15
Get your hard hats and tool belts ready for a week of designing and building together! We will build a variety of structures, look at how some famous structures are made, and exercise our tool handling and math skills.
Science for Small Hands
June 18 – June 22
Get ready for a week of science experiments and multi-sensory observations! We’ll be embracing the wonderful world of science through a variety of age-appropriate activities.
June 25 – June 29
Get out your shovels and seeds and let’s get planting. Summer is here and it’s not too late to work in the gardens. We’ll start our seeds, transplant some seedlings, learn about container gardening, and create some fun garden art to take home.
July 2 – July 6 (prorated, closed for the 4th)
Learn about the wild and wondrous world of insects. From beautiful butterflies to tiny ants, join us for a fun-filled week of insect exploration!
Journey into Outer Space
July 9 – July 13
Take a voyage of discovery into the atmosphere and beyond! Explore planets, moons and other phenomena in our solar system.
Wild about Water
July 16 – July 20
Water, water, everywhere! Activities will be centered on water through art explorations, science experiments, and more!
All About Art
July 23 – July 27
A wonderful week of creativity awaits you. Each day we will have several process-based and open-ended activities involving a variety of mediums.
- No refunds will be issued after May 31. Prior to May 31, you will receive a refund minus a $50 processing fee.
- Pending availability you can change your schedule at any time.
- We cannot reserve places until full payment has been received.
- Summer Camp handbooks will be emailed prior to the start of camp.
- One week camp options are available to children who are signing up for the full 5 days. Families who desire a two or three day a week option must sign up for a minimum of two consecutive weeks unless your child is already enrolled in our school year program.
- A one time $25 dollar enrollment fee will be charged to summer only families not currently enrolled at OPH.
- UK discount does not apply to summer camps. A 5% sibling discount can be applied.