25 Guptil Farm Road
Ellsworth, ME 04605


Camp Sunshine

Summer at DMS promises plenty of fun, making full use of our outdoor environment. Our summer program begins with a deep respect for each child as an individual. We will continue to educate our campers by inspiring an interest in learning through the exploration of weekly themed lessons using our school’s Montessori approach.

DMS Camp Sunshine will provide your child with plenty of fresh air activities; gardening, sprinkler fun, nature walks, story time yoga, outdoor art, and full use of our playground at drop off and pick up. We will focus on providing direct spontaneous contact with nature, and continue the growth and development of the whole child.

Additionally, our summer camp program will help build and maintain an affinity towards nature that begets curiosity and play in the natural world.

DMS summer camp will also provide a daily rest period. Those entering 1st grade excluded.

Camp Sunshine runs for eight weeks beginning June 25th.  Interested families should contact us regarding availability as spaces fill up quickly.  

Daily Schedule

8:00-9:00Arrival @ the Playground with Ball & Lawn Games
9:00-9:15Snack with Story Time or Camp Songs
9:15-11:15Camper Choice – Your child will have opportunities to choose from a variety of activities in Practical Life, Sensorial, Science, Art, Group Crafts, Gardening and Nature Activities, Quiet Reading and more all in our outdoor environment.
11:15-11:30Bathrooms & Change for Sprinkler (M-W-F)
11:30-12:00Sprinkler or Nature Walk (T-TH)
12:00-12:15Bathrooms & Change for Lunch & Sunscreen
12:15-1:00Outdoor Picnic Lunch, Yoga Games & Stories
1:00-1:15Transition to Indoor Rest Time
1:15-2:45Rest Time (children entering 1 st grade excluded)
2:45-3:15Snack & Camp Songs
3:15-4:00Camp Games & Dismissal @ the Playground

Schedule is subject to change. Download Schedule.

Montessori student work, weaving fabric, fiber arts

Weekly Themes

Week 1Great GardeningJune 25 - 29
Week 2*Red White & BlueJuly 2 - 6
Week 3Gone CampingJuly 9 – 13
Week 4Space is the Place!July 16 - 20
Week 5Color ExplosionsJuly 23 - 27
Week 6Sports & GamesJuly 30 – Aug 3
Week 7Birds Bugs & ButterfliesAugust 6 - 10
Week 8OceansAugust 13 – 17

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Flat Weekly Rate of $160.00. Weekly payments due MONDAY of your child’s attending
week. Week 2* DMS is closed on July 4 th, flat rate of $128.00.

The mission of Dirigo Montessori School is to provide creative and stimulating intellectual, artistic, and developmental experiences for pre-school and kindergarten aged children (3-6 years old). We strive to nurture each child’s innate desire to learn and to foster his/her natural curiosity and love of knowledge. True to the classical origin of its name, Dirigo Montessori School mentors its students in their first steps to becoming tomorrow’s leaders.