Monica Ros School Summer Camp 2018

June 25 – August 3, 2018
9:00am – 2:00pm Camp Day
783 McNell Road, Ojai, CA  93023

The Nuts & Bolts
Summer is coming fast here in Ojai! Monica Ros School runs a very popular and well-loved Summer Camp for all children in the community. We ask that children attending camp are three years old (and toilet-independent), up through those entering 4th grade this fall.  Campers will be separated by age to allow for the most secure and comfortable range of exploration for campers.  Our kind, qualified staff are all Monica Ros employees with years of experience.  Camp cost is $300/week. A second camper in a family is discounted to $200/week. Current Monica Ros families may charge camp fees to their school account, other camper’s fees are due before camp begins. Camp is from 9:00am-2:00pm; we apologize that no daycare is available after camp. In all weeks of Monica Ros Summer Camp there is tons of water play, classic camp games, take-home crafts, and an organic frozen treat each day.


2018 Themes

First Week: June 25 – June 29

The experiments of this week of camp are too many to list! Campers will make playdough, slime, and their own bouncy ball (exploring the properties of each as they do.) Our resident ‘Bubble Expert’ will give campers a chance at standing in, chasing, and making giant bubbles!  We’ll look at earth science as well: testing the power of the sun with various materials’ melting points and solar paper;
looking at and creating fossils and gems. 

Second Week: July 2 – July 6 (discounted $240/wk. because of 4th of July holiday)

Campers will have so much fun exploring puppetry: sock puppets, paper bag puppets, felt boards, and simple marionettes, are all included! Reading and recreating classic tales like The Princess & The Pea and The Three Little Pigs will lend structure to the camp’s projects. Older students will also explore storyboarding and creating their own comic books! 

Third Week: July 9 – July 13

Explore an amazing array of mediums and materials at this camp focused on one of Monica Ros School’s specialties: fine arts! Campers will have the opportunity to use clay, colored pastels, charcoal, water colors, paper/collage, and more. Learn the difference between plein air, still life, and imaginative works.  Older campers will enjoy a unit on art mysteries: forgeries, stolen art,
and dating/fingerprinting techniques. each day.

Fourth Week: July 16 – July 20

Everyone will want to explore the Monica Ros Zoo! Older students will design diorama-style enclosures in big cardboard boxes and choose an animal to become–younger campers will come by to meet the zoo’s inhabitants. Fascinating creatures from non-profit Wildlife Experience will visit camp. Lots of fun animal art projects will be made, and older students will go on a field trip to the Santa Barbara Zoo to feed the giraffes and learn about careers in wildlife conservation! 

Fifth Week: July 23 – 27

The annual Monica Ros School theme for this past school year was oceans, and boy do we have a lot of fun ideas that we never got around to! Lots of water play is involved when you’re learning about oceans, and fun ocean-creature art projects will be done by all campers. The sand box will have special toys and surprises for our younger campers while older campers learn about ocean exploration and build their own sea-worthy vessels.  A field trip to Carpinteria State beach including time in the interpretive center learning about native wetland and coastal habitats is included for older campers. 

Sixth Week:  July 30 – August 3

This week of camp will look at how we get from here to there. Horses, trikes and bikes, trucks and tractors…we will explore them all. Younger campers will read beloved stories like The Little Engine That Could, Otis (the tractor), and Little Blue Truck with songs, games, and art projects to accompany them. An antique fire truck will visit campus. Older campers will have the morning of each day with a certified PlayWell Teknologies instructor and THOUSANDS of legos to build special transportation-themed projects with!   

For more information, and to register, you may email the office at or call 805-646-8184.