A Preschool Summer


For children ages 3-5 who have not attended full-day kindergarten
Preschool Summer camp is held on the Guilford Campus at 1128 New Garden Road.

This program offers a safe and comfortable environment for preschool children (ages 3-5) to play, socialize, and learn in the summer. Each session will have a central theme upon which activities are based. Activities include painting, cooking, playing in centers, building, drawing, Play-Doh, dress-ups, outside play, and outside water play. Afternoon rest time is included; stuffed animal friends and blankets from home are welcome. Preschool Summer is led by NGFS Preschool teacher Jeannie Wigal.

Session 1, Oceans

June 12-16     $145

Join us under the sea! Dive into the deep blue sea by learning all about the creatures living there, including all kinds of fish, sharks, the octopus, and the eel. We will make waves in our water table this week!

Session 2, Dinosaurs!

June 19-23     $145

We will dig into the study of dinosaurs by seeking out fossils and dinosaur eggs.  Books, puzzles, and toys will help us learn about these fascinating creatures!  

Session 3, Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

June 26-30     $145
This session is full. You may sign up to join the wait list.

Learn about all the methods of travel we use to get around.  We will transform big boxes into vehicles of your choice.  Small wooden models will be constructed to take home as well!  

Session 4, Fun with Food

July 3, 5-7     $115

We will create delicious treats to eat throughout the week. On the first day, we will decide on our menu based on the group’s preferences and food tolerances.  Possibilities are endless but could be pizza, pies, ice cream, or whatever the kids can think of!

This is a 4-day week, as we are closed Tuesday for the national holiday, 4th of July.

Session 5, Bugs, Butterflies, and Creepy Crawlies

July 10-14     $145
This session is full. You may sign up to join the wait list.

We will get to know many-legged and winged creatures this week. We will explore our outdoor areas for creepy crawly friends. We will build, draw, paint, and even act like bugs.

Session 6, Building

July 17-21     $145
This session is full. You may sign up to join the wait list.

Calling all aspiring architects and clever construction workers! We will work together on our engineering and construction skills this week. We will build with multiple sizes of blocks, Legos, Brio wooden toys, and many other materials. Participants will construct an item during the week to take home.

Session 7, Wonderful World of Colors

July 24-28     $145
This session is full. You may sign up to join the wait list.

We will explore colors using acrylics, liquid water colors, oil pastels, and many other colorful media. Children will play color games, sing songs, and create a colorful snack. They will also tie-dye t-shirts.

Session 8, Night and Day

July 31-Aug. 4     $145
This session is full. You may sign up to join the wait list.

We will investigate creatures of the night and learn how they differ from their daytime neighbors.  Learn how an owl hunts in the dark.  Night and day will be explored through light and dark colors as well.

Session 9, Teddy Bear Adventures

August 7-11     $145 
This session is full. You may sign up to join the wait list.

This week will be unbearably fun! We will learn about bears in the woods, in caves, and in storybooks using play, stories, and songs. Play our fun bear tag game, make your own teddy bear, and enjoy “bear-y” good snack treats.