Legacy, Plano TX

Fun all summer with Guidepost Montessori

Guidepost Montessori is offering fun and educational summer camp experiences for Elementary age students 6-12 all summer long, with different themes each week.

Registration for summer camp is open - enjoy a 5% discount on additional camp weeks after your fourth week!

We're ready to have some fun this summer!

Guidepost Summer Camp in Plano, TX

  • Pricing: $378/week
  • Camp Hours: Monday to Friday 7:00am - 6:00pm
  • Address: 7220 Independence Pkwy, Plano, TX 75025
  • Email: legacy@guidepostmontessori.com
  • Contact admissions at (636) 445-5360

Our School

Guidepost Montessori provides your child with a love of learning and discovery throughout critical stages in their development. Our Legacy campus is a brand new school community in Plano, offering infant, toddler, pre-k, and kindergarten programs. Discover more about our accredited, authentic Montessori school with a tour today.

Weekly Camps

Each week is designed around a specific theme for students to discover and investigate. Students will take part in creative projects, singing and playing, outdoor games, field trips and more, all wrapped up in that week’s theme.

Fantastic Fibers

June 13-17

Tote bags, tie-dye, dream catchers, and braided bracelets: what do these all have in common? They are all made of one common element –– fibre! During Fantastic Fibres week, students will work on fibre-inspired creations while learning about their use in different cultures, for example Kumihimo, the traditional Japanese technique for making braids and cords.

Taking Flight

July 11-15

Similar to our Need for Speed session, this week is all about building contraptions that fly high! Our Taking Flight theme will keep kids busy building balloon rockets, dragonfly copters, boomerangs, paper airplanes, and simple kites, while exploring a broader theme of innovation that can defy what is “known.” What could be more fun?

Why you should choose Guidepost Montessori this summer

We know you have options for how your children spend their summer, and we’d love to be a part of their fun and memorable experience in 2022. Guidepost Montessori Elementary Camp is unique for many reasons, from what we do, to how we do it, and importantly – why we do it.

Our proprietary program is developed by teachers and educators. It is intentionally designed to maintain a strong learning component that ensures children feel like they've learned something at the end of each week, while not compromising on having fun.

Why our approach is uniquely different

The core goal of Montessori education is building a lifelong love of learning and curiosity in children. While our summer programming takes us outside of the classroom, children will continue to absorb knowledge and learn from their surroundings. Our summer program is crafted to build a world of joy and wonder - that puts children in the middle of this massive planet of ours and encourages them to ask questions, determine reasons why things are the way they are, and reflect on those discoveries.

Using storytelling to spark curiosity, each week of our summer programming will launch with a special story that introduces that week's theme and relates it to a broader historic or cultural significance that will interweave into each activity. For example, the Spectacular Structures week will begin with a story expressing the fundamental need for shelter, and a brief overview of the evolution of shelter in human history. We will reflect on how humans have used our structural building knowledge to fulfill other societal needs like bridges for making travel easier, dams to control water flow and create energy, and mega structures such as the pyramids, and skyscrapers.

Students will then take this knowledge into activities, creative projects, field trips or outdoor games that build on the weekly theme. They'll build bird houses, test concepts like load weight with popsicle bridges, learn songs, and even snacks will include a story that reveals something new about their history.

The overall aim is to invoke a sense of appreciation for what has come before and create excitement toward exploring the activities and skills that will be introduced each week - while giving kids a memorable summer filled with fun and learning.

Virtual Options

Our virtual summer camp will follow the same weekly themes and schedule as in-person camp, and gives families the flexibility to mix and match in-person with virtual weeks based on your schedule.

  • June 6th - August 12th
  • Monday - Friday, half-day programming
  • Available 9:00-12:00pm EST / 9:30-12:30pm PST
  • Pricing: $150/week not including materials
  • Multi-week discounts available
  • Contact admissions at (636) 445-5360

FAQs

  • What makes a summer camp "Montessori"?

    This summer camp has been designed with the Montessori approach to education in mind:

    • Freedom of choice — Students can work on projects freely can move from activity to activity on their own terms
    • A child-centered approach that encourages independent exploration — Children feel empowered by freedom of choice, and so pursue work that fascinates them. This helps the child develop concentration, willpower and independence
    • Experiential learning — Children learn best by doing things for themselves, so the summer camp program offers lots of opportunities for children to work with their hands
    • Faith that the child wants to learn — Montessori educators believe that children are happiest when they have the option to work on something meaningful, which is why summer camp places a strong emphasis on connecting themes to meaningful stories rooted in historic or cultural context
  • Who will lead the summer programs?
  • How does virtual summer camp differ from in-person summer camp?
  • What materials will I receive as part of virtual camp?
  • How much does in-person summer camp cost?
  • How is payment accepted?
  • Can I participate in both in-person and virtual camp?
  • How will you keep children and staff safe during COVID-19?
  • Is this summer camp suitable for a child who hasn't attended Montessori school before?

Give them an unforgettable summer!

Summer courses for high school students

Our affiliated school, the Academy of Thought and Industry is offering a 6-week summer course for high school students interested in working with and educating young children. Students will learn virtually with some of the best Montessori trainers in the world, and apply their skills in a real classroom through a field-placement component. Students will receive an Early Years Teaching Certificate upon completion.

  • Application deadline is March 31st

Health and safety

In the face of COVID-19, we continue to serve our families who send their children to Guidepost Montessori schools. We are proud to state that every one of our schools is addressing the health and safety risks posed by the pandemic in a comprehensive, evidence-based way that does not undermine the Montessori learning process.

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