Summer Camp 2022

Get Ready for the best summer

Dear Parents and Guardians:


We are getting ready for a fun filled summer and we are all so excited! Summer Camp will begin on June 20th and end on August 19th. If your child will need care prior to the start of camp or after camp has ended, let us know. Please be sure to register your child for camp before April 30th as spaces are limited!


The summer camp rates are as follows. These rates do not include field trips.


Day Camp (ages 3-12)  

6:30am - 6:00pm  (maximum of 9.5 hrs per day)     

    $260 per week , $65 per day     

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (ages 3-12) 

$220 per week, $55 per day 


The summer camp program will consist of 8 planned field trips. These trips will correlate with our weekly learning themes. We will be traveling by school bus to and from the designated locations. The cost to participate in each field trip is indicated on the attached field trip permission slip.  This will include transportation and admission to all events.  T-shirts are mandatory for travel. Each child will be provided with one T-shirt. Extra T-shirts can be purchased at a cost of $10.00. Field trips are non refundable if your child does not attend. 


Children ages 5-12 will be permitted to attend ALL field trips. Children ages 3 & 4 will be allowed to attend field trips with director / assistant director approval. All children must fill out the permission slip even if they are NOT attending field trips . The facility fee must be paid with summer camp registration . There is a discount if you register by April 1, 2022 

Swim shirts may be purchased for $20. On beach days all children must wear either a Ballestrini’s T-Shirt or swim shirt. Children must keep on the T-Shirt or Swim shirt for the duration of the field trip to prevent sun exposure


Please fill out attached sunscreen form . We will supply sunscreen to be re-applied in the afternoon We ask that parents apply the first coat of sunscreen each morning before child arrives at camp. We will re-apply sunscreen in the afternoon. 


Butter Braid Fundraiser:  Your child’s individual profits will be applied to his/her individual field trip fees. Your child will earn $4 profit towards his or her field trips for each item sold. 



Important Information:

  • Parents who wish to chaperone a field trip,  please indicate this on the field trip form. There is no fee for chaperoning. 

  • Please indicate the week you will be taking as your vacation week on your permission slip. We will accept this as your 6-week notice and will waive your weekly tuition for that week. 

  • We ask that children arrive by 9:00am daily. If your child will be arriving late or will be out, please call. 

  • We ask that children bring a bathing suit, water shoes, and towel daily for water play.

  • Lunches must be packed in throw away bags. (no heat ups) Please label lunch with your child’s name.  Lunches must contain a drink and silverware. 

  • Popsicles and ice pops are a wonderful treat on a warm summer day. If you would like to donate a box, the children would greatly appreciate it!

  • Beach days we recommend children wear two piece bathing-suits.  We require the children to keep on a Ballestrini’s swim shirt or t-shirt while at the beach and this makes using the bathroom much easier. 

  • Weekly schedules of activities will be posted in your child's classroom 




Aloha Summer: June 20th -24th 

Welcome to the first week of summer camp! We are excited to kick off the summer with Aloha week! We are saying Aloha to Summer 2022 on Thursday with our Hawaiian spirit day! We will enjoy a tasty “Beach in a Bucket” pudding treat as a snack. The campers will also be able to make their own tie dye t-shirt!  Please help your camper get excited for this week’s luau celebration!


Catch a Wave: June 27th - July 1 

In this week of call fun we’ll be exploring the deep blue sea. We’ll craft up seahorses and starfish and decorate picture frames with sea shells. We’ll watch sea creatures grow and make pretty ocean scenes. Join us while we discover ocean life with a field trip to the beach! 


Ahoy Mateys: July 5th - 8th (Closed Monday 7/4/22)

Campers will start off the week turning trash into treasure! We will create art using recycled materials. Campers will build their own boats and have a race! We will go on a treasure hunt to find a treasure chest. On Thursday, we will visit the Mystic Seaport.  Friday will end the week walking the plank dressed as pirates!


Eureka! : July 11th - 15th 

The campers will use this week to find their inner scientist!  Campers will discover a magical place where science, technology, engineering, art and math come together to ignite curiosity and problem solving skills. We will explore the science of waves with our field trip to the Beach. Messy science experiences are the best kind. Our campers get their hands dirty to create homemade play dough, We will learn how to make our own solar oven and we will bake our own yummy treat! 


Animal Planet:  July 18th - 22nd 

Join us as we answer the call of the wild in this summer’s animal-themed adventure! We will be able to visit  furry, scaly, and feathery friends on our Field trip to the Roger Williams Zoo. This camp week is perfect for every animal lover. With animal-themed projects, games, and crafts all week long. This is sure to be a wild time!


Dive into Magic: July 25th - 28th 

This week brings out the wizard in all of us! If your kids are fans of stories about wizards and magic, from Merlin to Harry Potter, then this week's theme is sure to be a favorite. Expect the unexpected this week with a Magic show presented by Justin Mazz. This week features a variety of fun, fizzing, bubbling, foaming, and mysterious hands-on science. Maybe we will see a mythical creature during our field trip to the beach.  Decorating a wizardly cape or robe is a great way to inspire imaginative storytelling to go along with this week's theme! 


We Dig For Dinosaurs: August 1st- 5th 

Did you ever wish that dinosaurs were still alive? They will certainly come to life during this prehistoric-themed summer camp! Come roar your way into some colossal fun as we travel to The Dinosaur place at Nature's Art. This camp week proves learning can be fun as we explore Jurassic World and construct a huge exploding volcano!


Color Me Happy: August 8th - 12th 

Explore the wonderful world of color! From painting, to sculpting, to drawing and more, campers mix colors and let their creativity run wild. We will take a trip to the beach and create our own sand art! Thursday will be a festive color war. Be sure to wear clothes that can get messy! 


What’s Beyond the Moon?: August 15th - 19th 

Get ready for an amazing exploration of space. Campers embark on an imaginative journey to the moon and back, as they learn more about our solar system through dramatic play, art, stories, and more. Campers will embark on an imaginative journey, as they learn about the solar system and space travel. They also will have the opportunity to invent a futuristic world where anything is possible.