Summer Programs

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Joseph Bruno Montessori Academy offers a vast array of summer programs that will enhance your child’s education in the Arts, Science, Nature, and Sports. Below are a list of all summer programs that we are offering in the 2014 Summer Semester. We hope that you and your child will find a program that peaks their interest and will engage their learning. We encourage all potential students or interested families to check out our summer programs! It is a great way to get to know our beautiful campus and our wonderful faculty. All children are welcome to enjoy our summer programs!

Links to our Summer Program Registration forms are located with each list of programs. Please return all registration forms to JBMA’s Front Office by April 11th, 2014. Please make sure all checks are made out to JBMA.

 

Preschool Summer Programs

Click here to open our Preschool Summer Program Registration!

Summer Program Hours:
Half Day: 8:00 to 11:45                                                              Cost: $200 per week
Full Day: 8:00 to 2:00                                                                 Cost: $250 per week
Extended Care is available until 5:00 pm.                         Cost: $4 an hour after 2:00 pm

Green Adventure
June 2-6, 2014
Children will explore the Bruno Montessori campus, take nature walks, catch critters, observe what’s swimming in the pond, and use all five senses to make new discoveries. Includes a trip to the Birmingham Zoo on Friday.

Gardening
June 9-13
Put on your hats and bring a pair of gloves and shovel; we are getting ready to garden! Children will plant flowerbeds, set up bird feeders, and set up a bird bath. Includes a trip to the Birmingham Botanical Gardens on Friday.

Baking and Tasting
June 16-20
Children will extend their practical life skills of stirring, peeling, cutting, and whisking into baking cookies, pies, muffins, cinnamon rolls, and pizza. They will learn to identify ingredients, measure, and serve one another. They will have a surprise to take home for Mom and Dad each day. Trip to local Bakery on Friday.

Week at the Beach
June 23-27
Enjoy outdoor Games, lemonade stand, playing in the sand, and ice cream. We will end the week with water day activities and Pizza.

Arts and Crafts
July 7-11
Explore different art mediums and create a masterpiece to take home. Get creative with recycled materials and surprise yourself with the crafts you can make and take home! Includes a trip to Children’s Hands-On Museum on Friday.

Build with Legos
July 14-18
Children will use their imaginations and build with different mediums. Includes a trip to Bricks 4 Kidz on Friday.

Yoga and Dance
July 21-25
Children love to dance and move to music. This week they will experience the excitement of movement through dance and then stretch and relax with Yoga! We’ll cool down the summer with a trip to the Blue Bell Creamery on Friday.

 

JBMA Summer Programs for Grades 1-8

 Click here to see our 2014 Summer Program Registration!

Bruno Montessori Soccer Camp
Telephone: 205-995-8709
Address: 5509 Timber Hill Road – Birmingham, AL 35242
E-mail: Rebecca@jbma.org
Website: www.jbma.org
Grades: 1-8
Dates:  May 26-30
Time:  9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. No Aftercare.
Cost: $125
Instructor:  Adam Young

Campers will practice their soccer skills, learn game strategy, work on endurance, and scrimmage.  This camp is for everyone: beginner to advanced.  Campers will need to bring a sack lunch, water bottle, and sunscreen.  Camp attire will be a comfortable jersey or t shirt, shorts, shin guards, and cleats (preferred not required).

Bruno Montessori Outdoor Exploration
Telephone: 205-995-8709
Address: 5509 Timber Hill Road – Birmingham, AL 35242
E-mail:  Rebecca@jbma.org
Website:  www.jbma.org
Grades: 1-8
Date: June 2-6
Time: 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. No Aftercare.
Cost:  $125
Instructor:  Adam Young

Campers will participate in ropes course activities, learn camping skills from building campfires to primitive shelters, and explore the plants and animals that inhabit our JBMA campus.  Campers will need to bring a sack lunch, water bottle, sunscreen, and bug spray.

 

Bruno Montessori Visual Art Camp A:  Perspective Presented by Artplay
Telephone: 205-995-8709
Address: 5509 Timber Hill Road – Birmingham, AL 35242
E-mail: artplay@uab.edu
Website: www.jbma.org
Grades: 2-6
Dates: June 16-20
Times: 9am – 3pm  Aftercare Available
Instructors: Carrie McGrann and Nelson Grice
Cost:  $295*

This exciting visual arts camp will explore perspective and how it transforms our visual art ideas!   Learn the tricks of drawing, sculpture, one and two point perspective, space, scale and shading in a wide variety of visual art projects.

Camp coordinator Kimberly Kirkland has been the director of Artplay and has been with the Alys Stephens Center for 12 years.

 

Bruno Montessori Visual Art Camp B:  The Masters Presented by Artplay
Telephone: 205-995-870
Address: 5509 Timber Hill Road – Birmingham, AL 35242
E-mail: artplay@uab.edu
Website: www.jbma.org
Grades:  2-6
Dates: June 23-27
Time:  9am – 3pm  Aftercare Available
Instructors: Carrie McGrann and Nelson Grice
Cost:   $295*

Explore “the Masters” of visual art in this exciting new visual arts camp!   Discover the work of visual art’s most influential geniuses and the artistic movements they represent.  Impressionism, Surrealism, Abstract, and Realism are explored through fun visual arts projects.  Shape clay, draw using classic techniques, and paint with a vision and inspiration from the masters.  Camp coordinator Kimberly Kirkland has been the director of Artplay and has been with the Alys Stephens Center for 12 years.

 

Bruno Montessori Theater Camp
Presented by the Virginia Samford Theater
Telephone: 205-995-8709
Address: 5509 Timber Hill Road – Birmingham, AL 35242
E-mail: Rebecca@jbma.org
Website: www.jbma.org
Grades:  1-8
Dates: July 14-18
Time:  9am – 4 pm  Aftercare Available
Coordinator: Roy Hudson, VST Artistic Director
Cost:   $295*

The historic Virginia Samford Theater is proud to bring STARS to Joseph Bruno Montessori Academy.  The VST teaching artists have designed a summer theater intensive to give students an opportunity to explore the world of theater through classes in acting, singing, dancing, movement and more.  The classes will be taught by some of Birmingham’s top actors, directors, and choreographers.

 

Bruno Montessori Science Camp:  BodyWorks!
Presented by UAB Department of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology
Telephone: 205-995-8709
Address: 5509 Timber Hill Road – Birmingham, AL 35242
E-mail: Rebecca@jbma.org
Website: www.jbma.org
Grades:  2-8 (students will be divided into age appropriate groups)
Dates: July 21-25
Time:  9am – 3pm  Aftercare Available
Instructor: Carmel McNicholas-Bevensee, Ph.D
Cost:   $295*

This week long summer camp will introduce a different organ system each day.  Students will be engaged in a range of hands on activities combined with instruction.  In addition to learning about physiology, we will also learn about healthy habits including the importance of diet and exercise.

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