Our camp is a place where children can be themselves, where they are respected, valued, and allowed the freedom to explore and grow. Each daily schedule, activity, and environment is planned out intentionally to bring this vision to life. Set on seven lush acres, our camp gives children a priceless opportunity to connect with nature on our hiking trails, in our outdoor classroom, and under our famous magnolia climbing tree.
Summer camp activities are set up to foster independence, critical thinking, and, most importantly, to provide fun that keeps children naturally engaged! Our calendar may include activities like making slime, creating a Little Free Library, and enjoying our homemade water slide! Each day will include free play, structured activities both indoors and out, and plenty of outdoor time.
The indoor environment will be set up with “green” practices in mind, using cloth napkins, real plates and cutlery, and cloth hand towels. Children will have an opportunity to support their camp community by participating in snack preparation, laundry care, baking, gardening, and churning the compost bins or taking out food scraps.
The CMS Summer Camp is guided by three staff members and managed by one camp director. Our well-trained staff members strive to guide campers using methods inspired by the teachings of Maria Montessori. Staff are expected to model kindness, respect, and a calm demeanor. The staff are trained in CPR, first aid, and child abuse prevention, as well as areas of essential health and emergency response.