For July 16-20, 2018, the Musical Arts Schoolhouse will be hosting your little sunshine at our Summer camp in Frisco: Paradise Island. You can call to verify space and availability now at 972-346-8236. Spots are limited and fill up quickly as the dates approach.
Kids will rotate through classes like art, music, dance, theatre, academics and more! It is like 5 camps in 1 EACH day 🙂
Kids can come dressed up in their tropical best; flowers in their hair, grass skirts, beach shorts, sunglasses and more! It will add to the fun! This is not a necessity and we have costumes at the school and will be making our own pieces as well with the kids.
This camp is for ages 4-11, but if you have a 3 year old previously enrolled in the Musical Arts Schoolhouse school program, they may attend as well.
Activities Planned for Summer Camp 2018:
- MUSIC: Campers will get to explore the sounds of the islands. Learning about different instruments played in different islands.
- ART: Featured artist will be Vincent Van Gogh. Campers will be painting a landscape of an island with acrylic paint.
- THEATRE: Learning about stage design and creating a design for stage in classroom. Theatre games/activities focusing on Paradise Island theme.
- DANCE: Ballet, jazz, hip-hop, tap throughout the week. Learning fun combinations of carribean and island dancing styles. Lilo and Stitch hula dancing.
- SPOTLIGHT ON SUMMER: Academics with summer fun twists
- Monday: Science Day
- Tuesday: STEM/Engineering
- Wednesday: No-bake Cooking
- Thursday: iPad/Table-top Activities
- Friday: Board Games Day
Our instructors like to mix up the daily activities each year with unique lesson plans tailored to the week’s theme…so activities may change based on resources and opportunities!
Camp is from 8:30am to 12:30pm each day. We offer early drop-off starting at 7:30am and after care available from 12:30-6pm is available for an additional fee to assist our working parents.
For more information on this and other summer camps available, download our brochure here: https://musicalartsschoolhouse.com/summer-camp-schedule/
Most children have a smooth transition into the routine of camp. However, some separation tears and “I don’t want to go to camp” anxieties are very understandable of young children.
Please help our teachers by following this routine to help your child assimilate into their classroom each day:
- Attend school in advance of the first day of our Summer Camps in Frisco for a full tour, showing your child the classrooms, talking about the routine of the camp day, etc. You can call and schedule one now at 972-346-8236.
- Prepare your child with many conversations before camp starts, speaking with them about the morning routine (dressing, breakfast, driving to school), and about how you will be giving them a hug and kiss and wave goodbye in their classroom each morning, and be back later to pick them up.
- Then, stick with the plan when you arrive to our Summer Camps in Frisco, even if we have some tears with our younger campers and drama (the teachers will nurture and comfort your child and help them get started in class activities with their new friends). We may have some tearful times for a short while, but we find that students usually settle down quickly when the see their friends happy at class.
Here is a testimonial we found about dropping off children at our camp:
“I’m not sure that the approach to having a parent staying with the child at school actually works. In fact, I’ve seen it spectacularly fail, resulting in NO preschool experience for the child, because the mom refused to leave an anxious child. That sends a message to the child that mommy thinks you need mommy at the school, when the message should be that mommy knows you will be fine at the school without her. So the key is to find a school where the school day is busy enough that the child doesn’t have downtime to remember his/her anxiety. Busy and fun! Most schools let the child spend an hour or two at school with mommy, then the next time they come, mommy gives a hug and a bright smile and leaves.” – Anonymous.
“My older son started preschool soon after his 3rd birthday. At first he was so excited; there were no issues. After a few days, the waterworks started. And this was consistent with many of his peers at other schools, too, where the children adjusted to the novelty at first but then cried for mommy. I know my son was disruptive to the class a number of times. The teachers were amazing. They helped him transition at drop off each morning. They coached us to ship out quickly and not linger. The best advice I got, though, was from a mom blog. A contributor wrote that she joked with her kids about them missing her. I gave it a go. At pick up, when my son whined about missing me all day, I cheered! “Yay! You missed mommy!” He found this strange, so he said he didn’t miss me. So, I cried and complained that he didn’t miss me. The reverse psychology worked like a charm. In a matter of days, my son completely shifted. At drop off I’d ask if he would miss me and make a frown face. If he said ‘yes’ I would smile, if he said ‘no’ I would frown. Either way, he thought it was funny. After school, he loved telling me he didn’t miss me to see me cry, since he thought it was so funny. Then he would say he did miss me to see me cheer, and then he didn’t miss me, and I would frown, etc. It was a game. Years later, and he still gets a kick out of it. I am so thankful to the mom who contributed the idea! Good luck with your next go-around!” – Anonymous
If you are looking for a Summer Camps in Frisco for your young children, this is a must attend week!