Turning Point Summer Camps serve as both a bridge to and an extension of our signature Preschool, Elementary, and Middle School programs. Students continue to explore the key elements that define their social, physical, intellectual, ethical, and emotional growth while enjoying the fun of summertime. Our safe and inclusive environment provides the perfect place for campers to practice creativity, leadership, friendship, well-being, independence, and self-advocacy.

Additionally, our summer partners, Steve & Kate’s Camp, run their outstanding program for eight weeks at Turning Point. Steve & Kate’s Camp is open to K-8 students and you do not need to be enrolled in Turning Point School to attend.

Mastery lessons will also be available this summer in virtual format.

Please note that for Summer 2021, all camps held on the Turning Point School campus will abide by COVID-19 safety protocols as mandated by public health officials.

The school year is done, but the summer fun has just begun! Celebrate that beginning with our special five-day Start-of-Summer Camp, run entirely by our expert summer camp team.

KINDERGARTEN – Grade 8
June 14-18, 2021

Start-of-Summer Camp is open to current 2020-21 school year students only.

For students in Grades K-6, variety and play are the keywords. The day’s schedule will include four sessions: STEM, Arts, and two different Movement sessions. Each session will explore its designated subject with both focused study and engagement in play-based activities. There will be plenty of time for breaks and socializing, too.

Grades 7 and 8 campers are invited to participate in our Counselor-in-Training (CIT) Program where they will continue to learn and grow as leaders by mentoring younger students and taking the lead on projects and activities. New this year, they will finish the program with a Leadership Journal, having documented their journey with a variety of creative entries over the course of the week.

CAMP HOURS: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
DROP-OFF: 8:30 AM – 8:45 AM
DISMISSAL: 3:00 PM – 3:15 PM

COST: $475 (GRADES K-6) | $275 (GRADES 7-8 CIT PROGRAM)

From birth to age 5, a child’s brain develops more than at any other time in life. Preschoolers’ brains definitely do not “hit pause” during the summer months! We offer summer-long opportunities for your preschooler/Pre-K child to continue to explore their world in a nurturing and stimulating environment, under the guidance of full-time teachers who are experts in early childhood development.

WEEKLY SESSIONS THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER

Current and incoming Early Childhood Division students are invited to join us for our Turning Point Early Childhood Summer Camp. There are eight weeks to choose from, and the cost is included in tuition for the 2021-22 school year.

June 14 – 18, 2021
June 21 – 25, 2021
June 28 – July 2, 2021
July 5 – 9, 2021
July 12 – 16, 2021
July 26 – 30, 2021
August 16 – 20, 2021 (Part of Back to School Camp)

For more information, please contact Sharon Cox, Early Childhood Division Head.

newly enrolled preschool and pre-k students are encouraged to attend!

For students who will be starting in the Early Childhood Division in the fall, our summer programs offer an excellent bridge to the regular school year.

We create many opportunities to ensure our newest campers feel safe, supported, and appropriately challenged as they begin their school journey, make new friends, and continue to feed their curious minds.

At Steve & Kate’s Camp, kids take chances and take charge, shaping their day, their way. More choices and fewer expectations create more possibilities, more self-trust, and less self-doubt. Steve and Kate’s is hosted on the Turning Point campus and is open to children ages 4-12 from anywhere in the community (including current and incoming Turning Point students).

June 21 – August 13, 2021

M-F | 8:00 am-6:00 pm | Ages 4-12
(323) 272-2141 | culvercity@steveandkate.com

Campers will choose interest-based, pod-like groups, where they can immerse themselves in activities or projects with an emphasis that speaks to their tastes. These interest groups include sewing, building, performing arts, coding/gaming, sports & recreation, or a mix of everything!

Within these groups, campers decide what they want to do, and for how long. Whether they’re spending the day sampling everything or honing in on a specific skill, one thing is for sure: kids are in control.

Campers will also have the opportunity to enjoy socially distanced indoor and outdoor recreation, performances, games, inflatables, and a circuit of rotating activities.

There are also plenty of perks for parents. Lunch and snacks are included daily, and any unused Day Passes will be automatically refunded in full at the end of summer.

LEARN MORE AND REGISTER FOR STEVE AND KATE’S

3, 2, 1…. FUN! Our Back-to-School camp offers campers a chance to celebrate the conclusion of summer, connect with friends, and ease into the new school year.

kindergarten – Grade 8
August 16-20, 2021

Back-to-School Camp is open to Turning Point students who are enrolled for the 2021/22 school year.

For students in Grades K-6, variety and play are the keywords. The day’s schedule will include four sessions: STEM, Arts, and two different Movement sessions. Each session will explore its designated subject with both focused study and engagement in play-based activities.

Grades 7 and 8 campers are invited to participate in our Counselor-in-Training (CIT) Program where they will continue to learn and grow as leaders by mentoring younger students and taking the lead on projects and activities.

Also Available for Grades 5-8 students:

INTRO TO MIDDLE SCHOOL | Half Day Program (12 pm – 3 pm)

Grades 5-8 students may choose to participate in our half-day program, Intro to Middle School, which provides a preview of Turning Point’s Middle School Program, so students can (re)connect with each other and acquaint themselves with the routines of the school year. Learners get an early start to the new school year by beginning to create a reliable organizational management system and by familiarizing themselves with our MakerSpace and SmartLab.

THEATRE INTENSIVE | Full Day Program (9 am – 3 pm)

Grades 6-8 students and recent graduates are invited to join us for our Theatre Intensive, a fun and rewarding week-long workshop, during which students develop and refine individual actors’ skills as well as ensemble-building skills. The week will culminate in a performance of showcase scenes or a one-act play.

Camp Hours: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Intro to Middle School: 12:00 – 3:00 pm
Drop-off: 8:30 – 8:45 am
Dismissal: 3:00 – 3:15 pm

Cost:
$475 (Grades K-6 & Theatre Intensive)
$275 (CIT Program & Intro to Middle School)

Please note that Dirt to Dish is temporarily suspended for Summer 2021 due to public health mandates related to COVID-19. We look forward to bringing back this signature program when able.

What do executive chefs from Vespertine and Destroyer, SUR, Katsuya, Lodge Bread, Hayseed BBQ, Ford’s Filling Station, Guerilla Tacos, and Cabbage Patch have in common?

They have all worked hands-on with the summer campers at Turning Point School to create incredible, tasty, and healthy food.

Turning Point’s signature Dirt to Dish program introduces the basic principles of sustainable food by planting seeds, nurturing the growing seedlings, and harvesting ripe fruits and vegetables for healthy snacks. Campers get to explore, work, and dig in the school’s urban garden to harvest the day’s bounty and create healthy and tasty snacks for their fellow campers. We collaborate with local farmers and chefs who share their passion, expertise, and culinary creations with our campers.

At Turning Point Summer Camp, we’re teaching that dirt-to-dish means striving for a shorter distance between the farm and the home, and that if we eat seasonally, during natural harvest cycles, our food will be fresh, ripe, healthy, and delicious.

A positive equation for achievement.

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