Camp Acorn

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About our Program

Camp Acorn enhances language, social, motor and academic development in a literature-rich, multi-sensory environment for children from 2 - 12 years old. Our camp focuses on children who have communication delays and learning differences and average to above average learning potential.

Language Program

Monday - Friday
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (before and after camp options are available)

$2,100 for the month (includes $250 non-refundable deposit)

The Parish School’s 4-week summer language program offers classroom-based language therapy for children between the ages of 2 and 12 who have communication delays and/or learning differences, and average to above average abilities. We offer small class sizes with a maximum of 10 children in a class and eight children or less in our youngest levels. Our adult-to-child ratio is also very low.

Language intervention to address receptive language, expressive language, and/or pragmatic language is provided by speech-language pathologists and teaching staff in a classroom setting. Both language and academic goals are targeted within the natural day-to-day classroom activities. The curriculum, teaching strategies and expectations are age and individually appropriate, as well as socially and culturally appropriate. Our highly-qualified staff helps motivate children to learn, explore, communicate and experience acceptance and encouragement at all times.

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Adventure Play at Camp Acorn

Monday - Friday
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (before and after camp options are available)

$1,500 for the month (includes $250 non-refundable deposit)

Adventure Play at Camp Acorn is a unique opportunity for children ages 6-12 to engage in self-directed outdoor play and construct their own playground with the support of trained playworkers. Children create anything they can imagine using materials others may cast aside as trash, like tires, wood pallets, discarded electronics and scrap lumber. In the process they learn about community, collaboration and the creative process.

During self-directed play, children:

  • Are in charge of their own time. They can figure out what is important to them and what is worth compromising in a shared space.
  • Have the opportunity to make mistakes and learn from them. Play is, by nature, process oriented, not product.
  • Can work from their strengths, but are more motivated to tackle their challenges. Play is very motivating, even when certain aspects of it are difficult.
  • Have the freedom to try new things without the timeline and structure of a classroom. Incredible things are learned in a classroom, but information can become personal and applied through play.
  • Learn about community. When adults step back, children need one another, and individual strengths become important to others.


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Sibling Day Camp

Monday - Friday
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (before and after camp options are available)

$1,000 for the month (includes $250 non-refundable deposit)

The day camp program provides camp experiences for siblings of our students, ages 2-12, who do not require intervention for special learning needs and who fall within the typical developmental ranges for their age. The program is also for staff members’ children. Day camp is a perfect solution for families that have another child attending the language program.

Day camp features a variety of hands-on, motivational camp activities led by energetic, professional camp facilitators. This program also features small class sizes with a maximum of 12 students in each group, and a small teacher-to-student ratio. We work to increase self-esteem, develop problem-solving skills, inspire creativity, expand social skills and develop organizational skills.

Activities may include:

  • sports and movement
  • art
  • storytime
  • drama
  • science
  • nature activities
  • cooking
  • music
  • developmentally appropriate academic activities


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Early Morning Drop-Off

Monday - Friday
Begins at 8 a.m.

$200 for the month

Drop your camper off starting at 8 a.m., and a paraeducator will supervise the children until camp begins. When carpool starts at 9 a.m., early morning drop off children are escorted to their appropriate classrooms.

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Afternoon Enrichment

Monday - Thursday
12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

$600 for the month

Looking for an afternoon option for your camper? Our afternoon enrichment classes are led by our paraeducators and offer a variety of extracurricular activities: cooking, yoga, game mania and more! Younger preschool students have an opportunity for rest time and participate in fun, gross motor, art and music activities. Children explore open-ended materials, enjoy books and other media, collaborate with others, and let their imagination and creativity run wild.

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Additional Camp Fees & Info

  • $50 New camper application fee
  • Direct debit on or about April 30, 2017
  • NO refunds for accepted campers AFTER April 27, 2017
  • Applicants not accepted are fully refunded, minus the new camper application fee
  • 10% off tuition only if paid in full by Feb. 24, 2017

2017 Camp at a Glance

Application Process Begins
January 19, 2017

Camp Preview
January 19, 2017
8:15 – 9:15 a.m.
9:15 – 10:15 a.m.

Meet the Teacher
June 5, 2017

First Day of Camp
June 6, 2017

Last Day of Camp
June 30, 2017

Early Morning Drop-Off
Begins at 8 a.m.

Morning Programs
Language Program, Sibling Day Camp and Adventure Play Camp
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Afternoon Enrichment
Monday – Thursday only, noon to 3 p.m.

All School Dismissal
Friday at 12 p.m.

Contact Us

Stefanie Heintz, M.S., CCC-SLP
Director of Camp Acorn
713.467.4696 x. 127