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Summer Puddle Jumpers

Whether you're planning to enroll your child into Sunshine & Rainbows Learning Center or another area preschool, these classes are necessary. Our curriculum includes valuable, developmentally appropriate activities. Children do not have to be potty trained, and parents do not stay with their children for this camp. Summer Puddle Jumpers focuses on preparing children for being away from their parents in a warm, caring environment. Our goal is to overcome the tears, complete an art creation and teach class participation skills, but also focus on more preschool preparedness skills. As the child progresses, he/she will be encouraged to make choices between interest areas, taking turns, listening, circle time, following directions, sharing, and participating in clean-up time. Your child will work on fine motor skills as he/she learns to use a glue stick, write, draw, and paint using a variety of art materials. Your child will also be visiting our sandbox, playground, flower gardens and will use our sensory tables. Please dress your child in play clothes.

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More Than Summer Learning Program

Summer learning using child centered, integrated curriculum that addresses five important early learning areas: math, art, music, science, reading and writing, is what this class is all about. Your child will be engaged in creative, unique, and fun activities by using a variety of materials. Lunch will be provided.

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Splish Splash Fun

This is a unique camp for your preschooler, packed with exciting, developmentally appropriate activities in this 1-day-a-week camp. During this time, the children will participate in water activities, arts, crafts, games, free and structured play songs, stories and much more. Lunch will be provided.

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Camp Starfish

Each star will shine, as we feature a wide spectrum of entertaining experiences! Our adventures will include mini hikes, crafts, stories, nature projects, plus a variety of sports and games. A snack will be provided.

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Academic Readiness for Kindergarten

Will your child be ready for kindergarten? Your child will be introduced to, or review necessary skills for success. We make learning numbers, understanding math concepts, reading, writing and science fun. Let your child explore while engaging in games and activities working both in group and individual settings. Lunch will be provided.

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Kinder Camp

This enrichment camp is designed for the child who just completed or will be attending preschool, kindergarten or first grade in the fall. A variety of activities will be available allowing self expression, creativity, socialization, and recreation. Kinder Camp is theme-based with new activities every week. Early drop-off and late pick-up are available for an additional fee. Traditional camp activities and weekly field trips are included as well as swimming at our indoor pool.

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Camp Sendak

This learning enrichment camp is designed for the child who just completed first through third grade. Students should enjoy reading, writing and math activities. A variety of activities will be available allowing self expression, creativity, socialization, and recreation. Students will continue their school studies by using traditional camp experiences and activities, including 30 minutes of daily structured physical education. Early drop-off and late pick-up are available for an additional fee. Traditional camp activities, weekly field trips, and swimming are included.

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Camp Connect

Art, science, sports, swimming, theater, games, dance, and music will be provided in this active, well-rounded traditional five-week camp. Weekly field trips are included. No need to choose one theme because you will be introduced to an assortment of activities. Early drop-off and late pick-up are available for an additional fee.

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travelin' sand lot

This program will visit Glen Marcum Garnsey Park and John Leach Park. Staff will provide classroom activities on site including music, movement, arts, and crafts. Playground games will round out this creative morning of fun entirely outside. Lunch will be provided.

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Kamp Willow

This will be the first camp experience for your special little one. Your child will be nurtured as he/she learns to cope with separation and will be introduced to group interaction. Hands-on activities will allow him/her to learn while exploring Large motor skills will be developed through indoor and outdoor activities. Children must be age 2 by the class start date. Children do NOT need to be potty trained.

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COUNSELOR IN TRAINING PROGRAM

The Counselor In Training Program is designed to offer qualified young teens an opportunity to prepare for positions as camp counselors when they reach the appropriate age. Emphasis is placed upon developing leadership skills, sensitivity to children, and program skills. Participation in the CIT program is by selection. Those interested in the program must complete an application process, which includes an application, references, and an interview. Only 5 applicants will be accepted. If interested, please contact Anne Cooper at sunshineandrainbows.lc@gmail.com.

Included in the fee is bus transportation, lunch, field trip fees, one camp t-shirt and one backpack per summer.

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Summer Babysitting Clinic

This course covers everything you need to know regarding safety, child behavior, fun activities, and baby-sitter readiness! Learn the proper techniques for emergencies. All materials are provided including information to use at home to make you the most sought after sitter. You will have the opportunity to work hands-on with young children during this instructional class. Lunch is provided. Please bring a doll or large stuffed animal to class.


Nature Camp

Love the outdoors? This camp is for you. We will hike, explore, and investigate the world around us by looking at plants, rocks, insects, and trails. We will visit area parks for a variety of investigation. Crafts and experiments round out this camp. Students will have the opportunity to experience traditional camp activities, field trips and also swimming in our indoor swimming pool. Early drop-off and late pick-up is available for an additional fee.

Splash and Go Camp

Children will participate in a variety of activities including arts, crafts, sports, games, hike, playground, music, and the splash pad. Children will explore their creativity and be physically active during this outside camp. Children need to wear their swimwear under clothes as they will use the splash pad daily. Lunch will be provided.

Sports Mania Camp

Learn the fundamentals of many sports in this active and EXCITING camp! Participants will receive basic knowledge in a different sport each day. Drop off and pick up is on the west side of ATI Field at Joliet Memorial Stadium every day except one (Inwood Park large pavilion). Participants will be notified of that date on the first day of camp. Campers will attend one off-site field trip. On Thursday and Friday afternoons, campers will swim at the Inwood Athletic Club pool. Participants should wear athletic shoes and be dressed for the weather. Please bring a backpack with sunscreen, a refillable water bottle, and a hat each day. Lunch will be provided.