Adventure Play at Camp Acorn

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Camp Acorn Recess
Camp Acorn Bubble Party
Camp Acorn Nature Walk
Camp Acorn Science Class

About Camp Acorn at The Parish School

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.

Camp Acorn Registration Opens January 15 at 8am.

COVID-19 precautions will be in place, including daily health screenings, facial coverings for elementary ages, and enhanced cleaning procedures. For our full list of precautions and procedures, visit

Adventure Play at Camp Acorn (FULL)

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.

Adventure Play Camp is Full for Summer 2021

Language Program

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

$2,200 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.

Apply for Summer 2021

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

Apply for Summer 2021

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.

Enrollment in early morning drop-off is for the full monthly only; no part-time spots are available.

Apply for Summer 2021

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.

Enrollment in afternoon enrichment is for the full monthly only; no part-time spots are available.

Apply for Summer 2021

Additional Camp Fees & Info

  • $50 New camper application fee
  • Direct debit on or about April 30, 2021
  • NO refunds for accepted campers AFTER April 30, 2021 (less $250 deposit per camper)
  • Applicants not accepted are fully refunded, minus the new camper application fee
  • 10% off tuition only if paid in full by Feb. 26, 2021
  • Applications submitted after April 30, 2021 will be required to pay in full at the time of application. Applicants not accepted are fully refunded, minus the new camper application fee.

2021 Camp at a Glance

Application Process Begins
Thursday, January 15, 2021, at 8am

Camp 101
Thursday, January 14, 2021
12-1pm via Zoom Meeting
Register to Attend

Deadline for Withdrawal
April 30
(Refund less $250 per camper)

Deadline for Final Payment
April 30

Deadline for Medical Forms to Nurse
May 14

Meet the Teacher
Monday, June 7, 2021
Last Name A-H: 1:00-1:30 p.m.
Last Name I-P: 1:45-2:15 p.m.
Last Name Q-Z: 2:30-3:00 p.m.

First Day of Camp
Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Last Day of Camp
Thursday, July 1, 2021

Early Morning Drop-Off
8:00-8:30 a.m.

Carpool Time for ALL Programs
8:30-9:00 a.m.

Morning Programs
Language Program, Sibling Day Camp and Adventure Play Camp
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Afternoon Enrichment
Monday – Thursday only, noon to 3:00 p.m.

All School Dismissal
Friday at Noon

Contact Us

Molly Weisselberg, MA, CCC-SLP
Camp Acorn Manager
713.467.4696 x. 1210