2013 Summer Camp

Redbud Montessori
Animals Around the World Camp

June 17 through August 9, 2013

Fees and Registration Form (PDF)
Animals Around the World Camp Weekly Themes (PDF)

Children love to discover everything about animals, where and how they live and the things they need. Our camp promotes kindness and compassion for all creatures. Our curriculum will offer enriching activities to foster children's love and understanding of animals and the continents they live in.


North America Week 1, 6/17 - 6/21
Animals that live in North America include the moose, cougar, loon, Canadian goose, muskrat, Arctic hare, caribou, polar bear, and beaver. Which animals live near us?

South America Week 2, 6/24 - 6/28
In South America there are rain forests, jungles and deserts. What kinds of animals live in these environments? Can a tree frog live in the desert?

Europe Week 3, 7/1 - 7/5
Animals that live in Europe include reindeer, Arctic fox, brown bear, ermine, lemmings, partridges, snowy owl, woodpeckers, and owls. What are their characteristics? How are they the same or different?

Asia Week 4, 7/8 - 7/12
Our largest continent is home to the panda, Asian elephant, camel, Bengal tiger and Komodo dragon. Where do they live in Asia? What do they eat?

Africa Week 5, 7/15 - 7/19
The cheetah, the world's fastest land animal lives in Africa. The lion, zebra, rhino, elephant, giraffe, chimp, and gorilla do as well. Which is your favorite?

Australia Week 6, 7/22 - 7/26
The animals that live in Australia are quite unique. Animals such as the kangaroo, koala, dingo, emu, echidna, kookaburra, wombat, bilby, and sugar glider will be fun to learn about during this week.

Antarctica Week 7, 7/29 - 8/2
The animals are a really unique part of Antarctica. They include fish, whales, sharks, seals, arctic terns, and penguins. There are 17 different kinds of penguins in Antarctica. How do they adapt to such cold and bleak conditions?

Redbud Week 8, 8/5 - 8/9
At Redbud we see turkey vultures, cottontail bunnies, jack rabbits and our friend the barn owl. Why do they find Redbud such a nice place to live?


Redbud's summer program is not run as a Montessori classroom, but the guiding principles of Maria Montessori's theories are in place. Encouragement in respect of others and yourself is supported as the daily guidelines we follow during the academic year are implemented.