Summer Camp

Come Explore with Baker!

Summertime was made for exploration.

At Baker, we’ve designed a summer camp that offers more than a getaway for kids. It’s an adventurePK-8th graders engage in exciting projects that unlock the secrets of the things that fascinate them, deepen their sense of wonder and give them a hunger to learn more.

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The Best Part of Summer

Our explorative summer programming is based on the same progressive philosophy that applies during the school year. Kids love to learn. 

Our Summer 2021 Camp will be IN PERSON! 

PK-5th Grade (Full Day) & 6th-8th Grade (Half Day)

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CAMP OVERVIEW (PK-5th)

Camp is for rising PK-5th graders. You will choose their grade level for the 2021-22 academic year at registration. Preschool students must be 3 year old and potty trained by the start of camp.

PK-5th graders will be part of small “pods” with a 1:7 teacher to student ratio. Led by a teacher and counselor, students will spend the day exploring and learning related to the weekly theme and having fun together doing arts and crafts, outdoor movement, and enjoying summer play.

SCHEDULE & FEES

Full Summer (7 Weeks) – June 21 – August 6 ($3,400)

Save $175 when you register for full summer!

Session 1 (4 weeks) – June 21 – July 16 ($2000)

Session 2 (3 weeks) – July 19 – August 6 ($1575)

Note: No Camp on Monday, July 5

Healthy snack is included. Campers bring their own nut-free lunch.

DAILY SCHEDULE

Drop off 8:50 – 9:00 a.m.

Camp Day 9:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Pick up 3:00 – 3:10 p.m.

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WEEKLY THEMES

Week 1: Nature

Week 2: Technology

Week 3: Visual Arts

Week 4: Outdoor Adventures

Week 5: Theater

Week 6: Science

Week 7: Music

ADDITIONAL FUN

Campers in grades 1-5 will swim in Baker’s indoor swimming pool.

Assuming local guidelines allow, campers will walk to Lake Michigan for a weekly beach outing.

Baker’s campus includes a beautiful gym, indoor pool, maker lab, art studio and spacious field and playgrounds and is in walking distance to Lake Michigan and several outdoor nature spots for exploration.

COVID HEALTH & SAFETY PROTOCOLS

Campers will be part of a group no larger than 14 participants with a teacher and counselor.

Groups will stay together throughout the day and will not be mixing. Interaction with other staff will be minimized.

All campers and camp staff will be expected to:

1. Complete a self-attestation daily wellness screening before arrival on campus

2. Stay home if sick and follow appropriate isolation and quarantine guidelines

3. Wear a mask at all times on campus

4. Follow physical distancing protocols

5. Follow frequent handwashing protocols

6. Abide by lunchtime and snack procedures designed to minimize the risks associated with being briefly unmasked

7. Participate in weekly PCR testing (the lab comes to Baker)

Camp Overview for 6th-8th Grade

SCHEDULE & FEES

Full Summer (7 Weeks) – June 21 – August 6 ($1,870)

Save $100 when you register for full summer; save $50 if you register for 4 weeks.

Weekly Sessions $275

Week of July 5 ($220) – No Camp on Monday, July 5

Healthy snack is included.

DAILY SCHEDULE

Drop off 11:50 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Camp 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Pick up 3:00 – 3:10 p.m.

WEEKLY TOPICS

Read weekly camp descriptions here

Week 1 – Baker Makers! with Ms. Crawford  (June 21 – June 25)

Week 2 – Baker Makers! with Ms. Crawford  (June 28 – July 2)

Week 3 – The Songwriter’s Circle with Mr. Jones (July 6 – July 9)

Week 4 – Mockumentary with Mudlark Theatre (July 12 – July 16)

Week 5 – The Art of Math with Ms. Frank (July 19 – July 23)

Week 6 – Mr. Greer’s Great Debate (July 26 – July 30)

Week 7 – The Improv Experiment with Mudlark Theatre (August 2 – August 6)

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CANCELLATION POLICIES

Cancellation requests made at least 3 weeks prior to the first day of a session will receive 50% of tuition minus the Active processing fee. 

Cancellation requests made 1-3 weeks prior to the first day of a session will receive 25% of tuition minus the Active processing fee. 

Cancellation requests made less than 1 week prior to the first day of a session will receive 0% of tuition fee. 

Questions? Email summer@bakerdemschool.org

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Progressive Education

Baker has been nationally recognized for its practice of this proven educational model for over 100 years. The mark of progressive education is a community of students driven by their innate love of learning to grow as independent, empathetic and academically accomplished people.