Summer Programs

The Passport Program employs the following core values:

Peace   -   Respect   -   Creativity   -   Exploration   -   Collaboration
Independence   -   Environmental Consciousness   -   Global Stewardship

Montessori Morning (2.9-9 year olds)

Montessori education is characterized by an emphasis on independence, freedom within limits, and respect for a child’s natural development. In a Montessori classroom, every exercise, every method and every piece of equipment takes advantage of a child’s inherent desire to learn. Children are free to work in groups or on their own. They may sit at a table or move about the room. Here, the curriculum and teacher's role are all carefully designed to honor self-paced growth while encouraging social cooperation.

Montessori Morning is a half-day program that focuses on transitioning from home to the classroom environment, as well as developing the skills needed for the upcoming school year.  This program is open to CMS and non-CMS students entering a Primary, Lower Elementary, or 4th year Upper Elementary classroom in September.

Lower Camp (21months-2.9 years)

The Lower Camp program is based on the Montessori toddler classroom, taking advantage of the child's natural love of learning and drive to act independently. Toddlers are immersed in a language-rich classroom in which they learn to care for themselves, preparing for the adjustment to separation in a safe environment.

Activities may include nature walks, water play, gardening, art and music exploration, and on-campus performances.

Middle Camp (3-5 year olds)

Our Middle Campers enjoy a day filled with rich camp activities including specialist-led activities, participation in recreational swimming, local field trips, and special presentations on campus. Middle Campers thrive in a child-centered environment focusing on consistency and safety to provide the attention and care they need while providing opportunities for choice and independence. 

Middle Camp activities may include team games, storybook theater, visual arts, recreational swimming, field trips, and on-campus performances.

Upper Camp (6-8 year olds)

Upper Campers engage in a wide range of special activities with a careful balance of structure and choice. These campers swim, engage in camp performances, off site trips and adventures, and opportunities for individual decision-making, allowing them to meet challenges with confidence and enthusiasm.

Upper Camp activities may include field trips, team games, visual arts, science and nature explorations, and recreational swimming.

Outdoor Adventurers (9-14 year olds)

Outdoor Adventurers have the opportunity to explore the Cambridge community and beyond. These campers learn wilderness exploration and survival skills, learn effective teambuilding and leadership skills, participate in overnight adventures, and still have a chance to enjoy all the traditional camp activities.

Campers practice independance, are challenged by camp experiences, and form lasting friendships.

Passport partners with the Appalachin Mountian Club's Youth Opportunities Program to offer guidance, leadership and support in discovering and exploring the great outdoors.

Emerging Leaders (9-14 year olds)

The Emerging Leaders program fosters friendship, fun, and group unity for young adults by building trust and encouraging individual and group decision-making. ELs focus on accomplishing goals, reflecting on new experiences, taking initiative, and developing self-confidence. The Emerging Leader program is designed to specifically target leadership development goals and life skills. 

ELs will have choice in their activities and trips, volunteer with camp groups and in the community, attend leadership workshops, play team games and explore science, nature and the visual arts.

Passport partners with a number of community organizations focused on social justice, leadership development and youth power to encourage campers to step outside of their comfort zone and learn about their place in the world.

Early Care & Extended Day

Early Care and Extended Day provide campers with fun and enriching care each day, offering a meaningful extension of their camp day in a safe and familiar environment. The program runs five days a week.

  • Early Care 7:45-9:00am
  • Extended Day 4:00-5:30pm
  • Drop-in available if space permits.
 
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