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Summer Preschool Camps

Early Learning Camps 2020                     Preschool & Kindergarten

 

Hours

Specialty Camp hours are from 9:00am to 1:00pm, Monday - Friday.                       
(All programs will be CLOSED on Friday, July 3rd)

Overview

These camps are designed for children who are 3 years old* (by May 1, 2020) to      5 years old and entering Kindergarten.** 

Our Early Learning Summer Camps are filled with free-choice play, circle time, and at least one hour playing outside on the playground. Each week of summer camp will focus on a different theme, such as art or nature. We have three classrooms separated by age, and activities differ to be developmentally appropriate for the children in each room.

Those entering kindergarten in the fall will have longer circle times, more complex craft activities, and will get to explore other parts of the Club where they will be spending time in BGCB’s after-school program during the 2020-2021 school year.

**Grade level registration is based on the 2020/21 school year.   

Cost

The cost is $200 per week plus $25 per week for materials fee. (Limited scholarships are available. Scholarships apply to 4 weeks per child.)

Registration will open online on March 2, 2020 at 9:00 am

*Campers must be potty trained—Parents will be called to pick-up in the event of a potty accident.

Week 1: June 22 - June 26

Space is the Place                                 

Space cadets will hop on a rocket and boldly go where no campers have gone before—cruising their way through the galaxy, around stars and planets, and landing back on Earth just in time for 1pm pick-up! Children will learn lots of new things, like what's in an astronaut sandwich. It'll be a blast!

Preschool           

Kindergarten     

 

Week 2: June 29 - July 2 (Clubs will be Closed on July 3rd)

The Mighty Jungle                                   

Hear us roar! Campers will get busy exploring wildlife diversity, listening to the sounds of the jungle, and going on safari with their self-made animal masks and binoculars. Great for children who love dramatic play!

Preschool           

Kindergarten     

 

Week 3: July 6 - July 10

Under the Sea                                      

Dive into summer! In Under the Sea Camp we'll do crafts using sand, seashells, bubbles, and jewels. Children will sing like mermaids, sail like pirates, and learn about the many creatures that call the ocean "home". At the end of the week all campers will be able to answer this very important question: Do fish take baths?

Preschool           

Kindergarten     

 

Week 4: July 13 - July 17

Ooey-Gooey Camp                                  

Learning is messy! This camp is for kids who love to dig their hands into everything! There will be ooey-gooey art, science, and sensory activities and take-home projects every day. Campers will make slime, do finger paintings, and mold sticky sculptures. We'll have new sensory bin items daily, such as: magic mud, cooked spaghetti noodles, slimy water beads, gummy wet flax seed, and even real live worms!

Preschool           

Kindergarten     

 

 

Week 5: July 20 - July 24

Junior Chefs                                             

Bon Appetite! In cooking camp, everyone gets to help measure ingredients, crack eggs, and learn kitchen safety and table manners. Delicious, healthy vegetarian meals will be made daily. From cucumber sushi to fruit smoothies, your camper will become a connoisseur of kid-friendly foods!

Preschool           

Kindergarten     

 

Week 6: July 27 - July 31

Enchanted Forest                                                                                  

Join us while we explore the great outdoors from the safety of our classroom! Campers will examine live bugs and insects, paint with leaves and sticks, birdwatch on the playground, and get their hands dirty in the sensory bin. (There are no field trips during summer camp).

Preschool           

Kindergarten     

 

Week 7: August 3 - August 7

Music & Movement                                  

March to the beat of your own drum (or tambourine, or bell, or rhythm stick)! This week, children will learn about how singing while painting can guide the movement of their brush, creating unique works of song-art. Campers will make music, dance with scarves, and learn lots of yoga poses. With special performances by our very talented teachers!

Preschool           

Kindergarten     

 

Week 8: August 10 - August 14

Mad Science Training Academy            

"Wisdom begins in wonder." -Socrates

This camp is great for encouraging children's curiosity and getting them to ask questions about the world around them—a fundamental skill for all future scientists! Our little lab assistants will get to do some fun, hands-on experiments and make their own take-home science projects.

Preschool           

Kindergarten     

 

Week 9: August 17 - August 21

Crafty Kids Art Camp                                                                        

"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up." -Pablo Picasso

Join us this week and relish in the process of creating art rather than focusing on the outcome. Our artists will explore many art mediums, such as: molding clay, water color, pastel, melted crayon, and loose parts collage. We will take advantage of the weather and do some outdoor art activities, such as melting colored ice on canvas and painting with spray bottles. Color us excited!

Preschool           

Kindergarten     


Registration Information

Each child must have a current Club Membership, $27 per year, valid through their last day of camp.  Each camp costs $200 per week, and all payments are due 2 weeks prior to the start of camp. Registering in advanced is encouraged; A $5.00 fee will be added to all day-of registrations.  A $10.00 fee will be charged on all transactions switching from one camp to another.

Questions for Preschool? Contact the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue at 425-454-6162 or email Nicole Jackson.

Refund Policy: 50% of what is paid towards a program is non-refundable. To request a 50% refund, you must contact your Site Director or the Main Club at least 5 business days prior to the first day of the program. No refunds will be given after this time. Memberships are non-refundable.

Be Ready

Children who attend preschool experience:

Better 

  • reading, writing, and mathematical abilities
  • social skills

 

Less

  • special education placements
  • behavioral problems
  • societal disengagement later in life
  • dependency on welfare later in life

 

Higher

  • order, thinking and attention skills​
  • sense of social stability later in life​
  • economic productivity later in life​
  • graduation rates