The Albrook School--Montessori at its best
The Albrook School--The Albrook School--Montessori at its best

Summers at Albrook

This summer open your child's eyes to the world around them.   The Albrook School, which is nestled on 6 1/2 acres on Somerville Road in Bernards Township, has air conditioned rooms, two heated in-ground pools, extensive playgrounds, and is staffed with Montessori trained teachers and experienced lifeguards and swim instructors. Each program is instructed by a trained teacher.

Children must be 4 years old to attend the summer program. All campers must be completely toilet trained. Children registering for Explore the World, Fun with Mathematics, Creative Writing, Nature Discovery, Engineering, and Drama must have completed Kindergarten. If your child requires daily medication or has a life threatening allergy, please check with the office before registering.

Each camper will have a swimming lesson in our heated pools each morning. Full day campers will also have a free swim in the afternoon. A morning and an afternoon snack will be provided. We will provide one special lunch each session for campers who attend full days. Full day children bring their own lunch. The goal of The Albrook School Summer Camp is a peanut free environment. Food that contains any form of nuts may not be brought to camp.

In addition to the free swim, full day campers will participate in group activities such as: cooking, storytelling, sewing, crafts, art, board games, woodworking, ball games, jewelry making, computers, etc.

Camp Co-Directors - Pauline MacNeill and Jean Hicks

Tours of the site may be made during the school year by calling (908) 580-0661.

Camp Schedule

Dismissal Morning Campers 12:00PM

Camp Sing Time 3:15 PM

Dismissal Full Day Campers 3:30 PM

Early Care 7:45-9:00 AM

After Care 3:30-5:30 PM

2017 Summer Sessions

Summer at Albrook features four two-week sessions from June 19th through August 11th. A one week session is offered in Session 1 only.

  • Session 1: June 19 - June 30
  • Session 2: July 5- July 14
    (closed July 3rd & 4th)
  • Session3: July 17 - July 28
  • Session 4: July 31- August 11

2017 Camp Offerings

Montessori

Offered Session 1, 2, 3, 4                         
Ages 4  

The Montessori environment enables the child to learn through a hands-on approach while having fun.  During each session the children enjoy creating their themed projects, receive individual and small group lessons, and practice using Montessori materials. Children are given daily swim lessons in our heated pools.
The following topics will be explored:
Session 1 - Under the Deep, Deep Blue
Session 2 - Learning Through Your Senses
Session 3 - Learning About the World Around Us
Session 4 - What's Happening in Our Own Backyard?

Exploring Nature

Offered Session 1, 2, 3, 4
Ages 4 to 6

Put your naturalist hat on and explore the wonders of nature through each session. Hands-on materials will be used to enhance each sessions topic. Children are given daily swimming lessons in our heated pools.
The following topics will be explored:
Session 1 - Respect the Insects
Session 2 - Embracing the Similarities and Differences of Mammals
Session 3 - Exploring the Wonderful World of Birds of New Jersey
Session 4 - Learning all About the Reptiles in Our Woodlands

Fun With Soccer

Offered Session 2
Ages 4 to 6

Master the basic soccer skills such as dribbling, shooting and passing while developing the importance of teamwork and sportsmanship. Children are given daily swim lessons in our heated pools.

Cooking Around the World

Offered Session 1 & 3
Ages 4 through 9  

Travel around the globe and learn about different cultures and traditions through cooking. Different countries will be explored each session as the different age groups complete their own book of delicious recipes. Children are given daily swim lessons in our heated pools.

Explore the World

Offered Session 1                 
Ages 5 1/2 to 9
Children must have completed kindergarten.

The children will learn about Europe with hands-on materials. Projects, multi-media computers will enhance their country studies. Children are given daily swim lessons in our heated pools.

Fun With Mathematics

Offered Session 2
Ages 5 1/2 through 9
Children must have completed Kindergarten

Explore math concepts with hands-on Montessori materials, the computer lab and creative projects.  Have fun with geometry, measurement and math operations while enhancing math problem solving skills. Children are given daily swim lessons in our heated pools.

Creative Writing

Offered Session 3
Ages 5 1/2 through 9
Children must have completed kindergarten

Increase your writing ability in a mixed-age writing workshop. Benefit from small group daily writing lessons while creatively producing your own handmade book. Stimulate your imagination while improving writing skills.  Children are given daily swim lessons in our heated pool.

Nature Discovery

Offered Session 2          
Ages 6 to 9
Children must have completed kindergarten.

Be your own Jacque Cousteau and explore the salty and fresh waters of the world. A visiting naturalist will help guide the hidden lives in streams and ponds. Children are given daily swim lessons in our heated pools.

Engineering

Offered Session 3 & 4
Ages 6 to 9
Children must have completed kindergarten.

Session 3: Be an Aerospace Engineer! Study force and motion. Build and launch your own rocket.
Session 4: Put on your Chemical Engineer cap and explore the world of solids and liquids.
Children are given daily swim lessons in our heated pools.

Drama

Offered Session 3 & 4
Ages 5 1/2 to 10
Children must have completed Kindergarten.

The Drama Program will be led by Mrs. Lipman, drama teacher at Albrook. The goal of this program is to give children an enjoyable and exciting experience in theater. The morning session will include theater games and exercises, as well as rehearsals for a culminating performance that will be held at the end of the two weeks. Children are given daily swim lessons in our heated pools.