Monica Ros School Summer Camp 2020

Summer Camp has been approved for 2020! Monica Ros School feels confident in our ability, as a small school with long-term staff, to provide quality programming with increased health and safety measures. All CDC guidelines for childcare programs will be strictly adhered to. All campers will be kept in groups of 10 maximum with no co-mingling between groups. Outdoor areas will be cleaned between group’s use. Staff and students will be required to wear masks. Contrary to Monica Ros’ usual atmosphere of community, we will require that campers are dropped off at the gate each morning; parents are not invited on campus at this time. Thank you for understanding! 

June 29 – July 31
9:00am – 2:00pm Camp Day (slightly staggered for different camper groups)

783 McNell Road, Ojai, CA  93023

The Nuts & Bolts
We ask that children attending camp are three years old (and toilet-independent), up through those entering 4th grade this fall. We are opening 2020 Summer Camp to currently enrolled families first to best serve our community, and space-allowing will then open up enrollment to those who have attended camp in the past and have been a resident of Ojai for >14 days. Campers will be separated by age to allow for the most secure and comfortable range of exploration.  Our kind, qualified staff are all Monica Ros employees with years of experience.  Camp cost is $325/week. A second camper in a family is discounted to $275/week. Current Monica Ros families may charge camp fees to their school account, other camper’s fees are due before camp begins. The camp day is staggered for 2020, our youngest students will attend 8:30-1:30, the oldest 9:00-2:00, with others staggered in between. We apologize that no daycare is available after camp, however on Tuesdays and Thursdays our oldest campers are invited to a special pottery class with Karen Scott from 2:00-3:00pm for $20, all materials included, pre-registration required.

Please note: Monica Ros is proudly celebrating 75 years in the Ojai Valley with an ambitious campaign to beautify our campus and build our endowment. This summer (2020), in the far corner of campus, the finishing touches on our new Library and Art Cottage may still be underway. While it is not in an area ever utilized by our Summer Camp, we cannot foresee all possible impacts, and ask for your understanding as we undertake this exciting project.  



2020 Themes

Dinosaurs and Beyond
First Week: June 29- July 3

Travel deep into the past to the time of the dinosaurs! Students will learn about their habits, environment and world. What did America look like so very very long ago? Our first week will jump right in with stories, drawings and crafts to go beyond!

Artistic Adventures
Second Week: July 6 – July 10

Get ready to get messy! Please dress your child accordingly, parents. This is the week for your children to paint, sculpt and design with unabashed creativity. Prepare yourselves for a bag full of creations by the end of these five days. We will have an adventure!

On the GO!
Third Week: July 13 – July 17

How do we get from point A to point B? Will we go fast, slow, high or low? This is a week for our students to move! Travel by horses, trains, jets, spaceships, submarine or our own propulsion. We will investigate everything from the modern to the Stone Age that helps us human GO!

Fourth Week: July 20-24

Tackiling creativity in our modern world. Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. We will host a variety of STEAM projects, games and challenges. Activities to stimulate the mind and spark curiosity. Fun for all ages and appealing to the budding mathematician in us all.

Storytime Journeys
Fifth Week:  July 27-31

How do we tell a tale? How does one make a story special? We will take a deep dive into literature and discover why we love stories so much. Learn about genres, authors, how books are made and why books are the best! Children will try creative storytelling and together we will go on a journey.