Summer 2017 at Touchstone Community School

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Summer Camp Fun for Grafton, Upton, and other Worcester Area Communities!

The Touchstone Summer Camp focuses on community, play, eco-literacy, and joyful learning. Through hands-on activities and play, campers learn new skills and create friendships. Academic skills are incorporated in engaging and exploratory ways. Touchstone Summer Camp reflects and extends the values of Touchstone Community School throughout the summer. 


Location

Touchstone Community School, 54 Leland Street, Grafton, MA

Camp Director

Glynis Bylin, Touchstone Community School’s Extended Day Program Director

Dates

For Touchstone families only, EDP will be hosting a bridge week of Fun in the Sun from June 19 to June 23, 2017. 

Campers can be signed up for individual week sessions to meet family needs.
Session 1: June 26 – June 30
Session 2: July 3 – July 7 (No camp on Tuesday, July 4th)
Session 3:  July 10 – July 14
Session 4:  July 17 – July 21
Session 5:  July 24 – July 28

Times

Full Day: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Ages 3–9)
Half Day: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Older Camper Creativity Program: 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. (Ages 9-12)

Extended Day

Campers can be signed up for AM and/or PM Extended Day as needed.
AM: 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
PM: Choose from 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Groups

Groups are tailored to the ages of campers and will generally be:
Threes, Fours & Fives: Half & Full Day
Sixes, Sevens, Eights & Nines: Full Day
Nines through Twelves: 12:30 p.m. start, may also sign up for morning Half Day program

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Touchstone Summer Camp Activities

Each week, campers enjoy and learn from a variety of fun, skill-based activities (listed to the right).

Sample Schedule

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Optional Extended Day AM
8:30 a.m. Drop off Begins/Outdoor Play
9:30 a.m. Morning Meeting
9:50 a.m. Gardening and Chicken Chores
10:10 a.m. Morning Snack
10:30 a.m. Activity Block
11:30 a.m. Outdoor Play
12:00 p.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m. Rest /Older Camper Creativity Program Begins
1:00 p.m. Activity Block
2:00 p.m. Activity Snack and Water Play
3:00 p.m. Clean Up and Pack Up
3:30 p.m. Camper Pick Up
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. or 3:30 – 6:00 p.m. Optional Extended Day PM

Older Camper Creativity Program (Ages 9 – 12)

Imaginations will soar as the older campers play, experiment, observe, and create, both indoors and out. Campers will work with traditional and innovative techniques, and exercise fundamental skills while exploring new materials in multi-media projects using a variety of 2-D and 3-D arts. Each week’s explorations are unique; campers may enjoy the full summer without repetition. This program runs from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. and may be combined with the regular morning program.

Prices

Program

Hours

Fee

Full Day Camp
(Week of July 3/four days: $260)

8:30 am – 3:30 pm

$325/week

Half Day Camp
(Week of July 3/four days: $172)

8:30 am – 12:30 pm

$215/week

Older Camper Creativity Program
(Week of July 3/four days: $120)

12:30 pm – 3:30 p.m.

$150/week

Extended Day AM
(Week of July 3/four days: $40)

7:30 – 8:30 am

$50/week

Extended Day 4:30 p.m. pick up
(Week of July 3/four days: $40)

3:30 – 4:30 pm

$50/week

Extended Day 6 p.m. pick up
(Week of July 3/four days:$100)

3:30 – 6:00 pm

$125/week

Discounts

Family Discount: All families signing up for two or more children from the same family receive a 5% discount on their total due.

Touchstone Enrolled Student Discount: All current and enrolled TCS families receive a 10% discount on their total amount due. This discount cannot be combined with the sibling discount.

Additional Information

At Touchstone Summer Camp, safety is our primary focus. Our staff participates in extensive training in preparation for their work with campers. Low camper-to-counselor ratios ensure quality supervision at all times.

Children must be toilet trained by the start of camp.

A deposit of $100 per camper is due at time of registration.

All campers are required to bring a morning snack, lunch, a water bottle, sun screen, and bug spray each day. Campers staying for extended day PM should bring an afternoon snack. We are a nut free camp.

All lead camp staff are CPR and First Aid certified.

We are able to provide space and time during the camp day for any academic tutoring with a family-provided personal tutor.

TCS does not provide transportation to or from camp.

TCS complies with the regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (105 CMR 430.000) and is licensed by the Town of Grafton Board of Health.

How to Register

Option 1. Register online and pay the $100 deposit fee by credit card. There is a 4% processing fee for all credit card payments.

Option 2. Print and return the Registration Form with payment by check or cash. Forms can be mailed to:
Summer Program
Touchstone Community School
54 Leland Street
Grafton, MA 01519

 

Applications are processed as they are received on a first come/first served basis and should be returned to the office as soon as possible. Your application cannot be processed without all information. Once your registration has been processed, you will receive our welcome packet confirming your registration with additional forms to complete. Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.  Full payment is due by May 1, 2016. Any applicant whose balance is unpaid after May 1 cannot be guaranteed a place in the program.

REFUND INFORMATION: TCS is not obligated to refund tuition for any applicant or participant who withdraws for any reason, including illness and injury. The deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable. No refund or reduction in fees is possible for a child who arrives late, leaves early, or attends only part of a session.

For further information, please call 508-839-0038 or email summer@touchstoneschool.com.

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We are looking forward
to an amazing summer!

Register Online

Registration Form to Print

Join our summer of fun and learning! Activities may include:

Gardening
Grow plants and harvest from our greenhouse and campus-wide gardens.

Coop Class
Care for our community chickens by feeding them, gathering their eggs, and giving them lots of love.

Cooking
Make fresh and healthy foods with produce from our community gardens and local farms.

Fun with Math
Review developmentally appropriate math skills through hands-on experiences.

Arts & Crafts
Create beautiful artwork and practice traditional crafting techniques, such as weaving and papermaking, exploring artistic expression both indoors and outdoors.

Science
Connecting a child’s real-life experience to science concepts and theories using a hands-on and creative approach.

Water Play
Weather permitting, this daily activity explores fun with water by creating natural waterways, playing water games and building water flow construction using a variety of materials.

Backyard Games
Play a variety of indoor and outdoor field and circle games, such as kickball, capture the flag, and dodgeball.

Dance and Music
Discover many cultures through traditional stories, songs and movements.

Archery
Discover your ability to master the bow and arrow through target shooting.

Construction Zone
Create, destroy, imagine, and solve problems with Legos, forts, and blocks.

Woodshop
Build one-of-a-kind objects using kid-friendly, safe equipment.