Silverline Montessori – Cypress Summer Camp
For Ages 3 – 9 Years

Summer Camp 2020

The summer program at Silverline Montessori School – Cypress is 10 weeks of fun and learning for students who have a wide range of interests. Browse our schedule of programs here and reserve your child’s spot today!

We offer full day camps for children from 3 to 9 years old in arts, humanities, sciences, and more! Our camp is from 6:30 AM until 6:30 PM for full day camp.

10 Exciting Sessions

Week 1:6/8 – 6/12
Week 2:6/15 – 6/19
Week 3:6/24 – 6/26
Week 4:6/29 – 7/3
Week 5:7/6 – 7/10
Week 6:7/13 – 7/17
Week 7:7/20 – 7/24
Week 8:7/27 – 7/31
Week 9:8/3 – 8/7
Weekk 10:8/10 – 8/14

Main Camp Themes

Weeks 1 and 2: Spy School

Children will enjoy entering the SLMS Spy school during which they will learn the art of finding evidence and solving mysteries. Campers will expand their vocabulary and practice important math and science concepts through the use of storytelling, imagination, measuring, analyzing, observing and recording facts to solve fun mysteries.  Where are the Great Pyramids? How long ago did the Dodo birds go extinct? Spy Squad  on the case! Activities include lifting prints, using binoculars, reading a map, looking for clues (seek and find), researching worldwide landmarks and the art of the interview. We will also partake in a DIY Escape Room.

Weeks 3 and 4: Weird and Wonderful

Children will explore all that is weird and wonderful about our little blue planet. From blob fish to platypus, from the Mariana Trench to the top of Mount Everest, our planet has many weird and wonderful species and habitats to explore. Lessons include discovery in the realms of botany, biology, zoology and meteorology. Activities include At the Bottom of the Ocean, At the Top of the Mountain, Defying Gravity, Animal Bingo and matching animals to their habitats. Campers will take a field trip to the Kleb Woods Nature Preserve and have an in-house experience with The Snake Guy.

Weeks 5 and 6: Around the World in 14 Days

Children will focus on land and water forms, modes of transportation, towns, cities, states, countries and continents. We also take a look at our globe and the layers of the earth. Children will learn lessons through one on one correspondence, map work, stories and informational experiences that highlight every corner of the globe. Activities include imaginative play, story telling, map work, booklet making and creating travel itineraries. Campers will take a field trip to the Children’s Museum of Sugar Land and have an in-house experience with PUPS Theater.

Week 7 and 8: The Back Yard-AGAINS!

Children will learn all about what makes our homes and gardens special. We will dive into different back yard experiences such as camping, tea parties, fairy and butterfly gardens, family games and games to play with friends. Children will participate in planning, preparing and enjoying various social and community based experiences. Through this process they will be collaborating, sequencing, expanding and utilizing vocabulary and more! Campers have the opportunity to enjoy tea party time, indoor camping, s’mores, the life cycle of a butterfly, team games and backyard scavenger hunts. We will take a field trip to the Tapioca Tea House to paint pottery! There will also be an in house Summertime Family Night.

Weeks 9 and 10: SLMS Has Talent

Children will explore their many talents and plan, practice and present a full blown talent show for friends and family. It will be an experience meant to boost confidence, explore one’s unique talents and offer opportunities to identify what makes each of us different and why that is important. Campers will be exploring different creative outlets such as painting, singing, dancing, and joke telling will also take a field trip to the AMC Theater.

Primary STEM Camp Themes

Weeks 2 and 3: I Wanna Be… An Explorer!

Onward ho!! Let’s travel the globe and explore unique sites to learn about the many wonders our planet holds. Campers journey deep into the earth to witness how volcanoes formed islands, dive to the deepest depths of the ocean to discover how tectonic plates formed the Mariana trench, and swing along treetops of a rainforest to explore this amazing biome! From recreating cave art to building motorized tornado spinners, this camp offers exciting hands-on projects that reinforce the scientific topics of the day. Just like past explorers such as Magellan and Sacagawea, our little adventurers take bold steps to make their very own worldly discoveries.

Additional Topics Include: Oceanography, Cartography, Layers of the Earth, Rock Cycle, Tectonic Plates, Volcanoes, Water Cycle, Weather

Weeks 5 and 6: I Wanna Be… A Detective!

Calling all mini-sleuths! Pull out your oversized magnifying glasses and join us as we solve some epic mysteries! In this camp kids explore how science is the key to great detective work! Using a combination of the principles of physics, chemistry, and biology, campers employ critical thinking techniques to help them crack new cases every day. In search of that hidden clue? Build yourself a UV flashlight! Need to spy on those behind you? Break out your rearview mirror eyeglasses! Curiosity and logic lead the way as we collect evidence, investigate, and problem solve – all in the name of science. Sherlock Holmes would be proud!

Additional Topics Include: Magnetism, Optics, Ciphers, Magnification, Image Distortion, Phosphorescence, Prisms, Refraction, Fingerprints

Weeks 7 and 8: I Wanna Be… A Zookeeper!

Welcome to The Launch Zoo! Follow in the footsteps of a zookeeper as we visit extraordinary animals and discover the science behind what makes them special. By simulating a stroll through the grounds at the fictitious Launch Zoo, campers tour exhibits ranging from butterflies to bears. It’s feeding time! Let’s head over to the Savanna exhibit and learn about the carnivorous lion, herbivorous giraffe, and omnivorous ostrich. Wondering about locomotion!? Let’s investigate how snakes slither, lemurs leap, and falcons fly. Questions about camouflage!? Let’s create a take-home model of a color-changing chameleon! Each day we examine animals that reveal unique and extreme adaptations. Kids begin to understand how the environment can shape a species’ appearance and diet, all while raising awareness of the importance of conservation efforts worldwide

Additional Topics Include: Classifying Animals, Habitats, Predator vs. Prey, Echolocation, Life Cycle, Metamorphosis, Nocturnal vs. Diurnal, Night Vision

Weeks 9 and 10: I Wanna Be… An Animator!

From Mickey Mouse to Paw Patrol, children have long been mesmerized by their favorite cartoons. In this creative camp, kids use coding and off-screen animation to bring their own imaginative character to life! During the design phase, our mini-cartoonists enter the drawing workshop and use their handmade tracing tables to personalize their own characters. Once on paper, each camper catapults their creation into a series of scenes and develops an animated story! From 2D hand drawings to stop motion sequencing to digital animations using ScratchJr, Launch’s kids utilize various tools and techniques that have been used over the years to capture the imaginations of viewers around the world!

Additional Topics Include: Character Design, Sequencing, 2-D and 3-D Design, Future of Animation, and Computer Programming

Elementary STEM Camp Themes

Weeks 2 and 3: Potent Potions + Fizzing Formulas

Double, double, toil and trouble; fire burn, and cauldron bubble! Launch’s junior scientists explore the magic of the molecular world of chemistry in this exciting camp that’s full of actions and reactions! Mystifying topics such as phosphorescence, oxidation, and chromatography are unmasked as we reveal the science through projects such as potion vials, magic wands, and foamy explosions. Kids are mesmerized by the colorful fizzing formulas that make up the world around us, forcing them to ask the question: is it magic, or is it science?

Additional Topics Include: Polymers, Elements, Chemical Reactions, Rate of Reaction, Hydrophobic vs. Hydrophilic, pH, Chemistry of Color, Crystallization

Weeks 5 and 6: Rocket Science: Destination Mars

Join our flight crew as we blast off to Mars! This exciting camp delves into orbital rockets and how they are fueling our quest to explore other worlds. Mission preparation begins by building miniature launch vehicles and conducting experiments to examine the science behind space travel. Next, we countdown to launch and learn all about the long trip to Mars and its effect on humans. The journey continues with a touchdown on the red planet where we establish a colony, build a rover, and orbit a satellite to explore the Martian landscape. From the basics of Newton’s Laws to solid and liquid propellants, campers learn what it takes to be real rocket scientists! It’s sure to be an experience that’s out of this world!

Additional Topics Include: Trajectory, Rocket Structure, Aerodynamics, Newton’s Laws, Rocket Fuel, Orbital Mechanics, Escape Velocity, Future of Space Exploration

Weeks 7 and 8: Remarkable Robots + Marvelous Machines

R2-D2, WALL-E, Transformers… We all remember those futuristic machines. However, robots are no longer confined to fictional worlds! From self-driving cars to robotic roller coasters, campers learn about sophisticated machines that are here today tackling complex tasks – with amazing speed and precision. At this Launch camp kids study the fundamentals of engineering and technology necessary to create amazing contraptions, and then construct simplified models of their own to reinforce the principles learned. From projects such as Motorized Airplane Launchers and Battle Bots to programmable LEGO WeDo structures, kids at Launch are immersed in a world of remarkable robots and marvelous machines.

Additional Topics Include: Industrial Robots, Autonomy, Control Systems, Motors, Sensors, Programming, Circuitry

Weeks 9 and 10: Coding + Animation

Amplify your child’s interest in electronics as they discover tools to power their inner hero! Through an understanding of circuit components and the flow of electricity, campers arm themselves with the knowledge to create the super gadgets they need to save the day. From series and parallel circuits to capacitors and electromagnetic motors, the nanoscopic world of fast-moving electrons brings their heroes to life. Citywide blackout? Electro Girl quickly troubleshoots and powers the way! String of burglaries in the diamond district? The Dynamo Kid sets his electronic trap to catch the thieves! With projects such as creating a customized light-up superhero mask and building a scale model “heromobile” of their very own, kids feel charged up and ready to take on any challenge.

Additional Topics Include: Conductors, Insulators, Resistors, Switches, Buzzers, Diodes, AC/DC, Batteries, Alternative Energy Sources