Summer Program

Daily life

The flow of the day will vary with the camp theme. We will explore concepts related to the weekly theme both indoors and outdoors. We ask that you send a backpack with changes of clothes and a lunch with ice packs. Our explorations and group decisions may take us on many adventures and it is important that your child's belonging can be contained and carried easily.

 We will provide hammocks for relaxation. These will be available as needed, but we will not enforce a nap. Our days will flow from periods of intense action followed by periods of more quiet activity such as puzzles, books and board games. We will explore in the large group of 12 and also have times when we divide in small groups. Our projects will evolve in the Reggio way and deepen with the interests of the students. 


Week 5: July 9 to July 13 2018 Potions and Perfumes

Who does not like to mix things together? We will practice chemical techniques to create various tonics, tints, elixirs, brews, concoctions, potions, lotions, extractions, concentrations, fragrances, and perfumes.

We will change our stage daily to pretend to be working in a castle, a restaurant, a hospital, a lab, and a fashion salon. So get ready to be creative with your crafty potions and your perfumes business!


Week 6: July 16 to July 20 2018  Underground

What is going on in the dirt? Who lives there? What is soil useful for?

The soil is where we find the 5 kingdoms of life and a wealth of mutualistic and antagonistic interactions. What do you know about species interactions? Come share your knowledge and gather some more as we find out the answers to your deepest, your most hidden questions: Who eats whom? How far and wide do roots really go? How long do insect larva crawl around in the dirt? How far do worms travel?

Not only will we study the organisms that we dig out on our way to the rock bed, but we will also investigate the soil structure. We will use this soil to recreate ancient technologies such as arrowheads, clay pots, and sand sculptures. This will be muddy fun!


Week 7: July 23 to July 27 2018      Games

This week we will study the 45 presidents of the United States of America in a very special way.

We will research their favorite board games and sports. Once we find out what they did as a hobby, mastered, or championed, we will recreate them and play.

Who was president when monopoly first appeared? Who loved to play battleship? Which president was an avid chess player? Did you say he liked to play “one old cat”, baseball, basketball, cricket, volleyball, bowling, golf, croquet, football, soccer, ultimate frisbee, badminton, or roller blading?

Join us in our final week of the summer to experience a game for every stage of our democracy, and make a prediction: when we elect a women as president what will be her favorite game?


Please read the Summer Program Handbook below since several procedures have changed in the new location. Thanks!


Summer Camps for students ages 5 to 12 years old

Come explore our new location on 33 acres and a creek!

Summer 2018:

Tuition: $250 per child per week
Hours: 8:00-3:30 with After Care option until 5:30 that you can purchase separately.

The remaining camps are full. Send Elle a note if you would like to be placed on the wait-list: elle@anewleafnashville.org

Thank you!

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