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  • Ancona Summer 2024

Ancona Summer Overview

Ancona Summer consists of two camps: Caterpillar Camp for 3-year-olds through rising Kindergarteners and Butterfly Camp for rising 1st-6th graders. We also offer a Counselor in Training program for rising 7th and 8th graders and rising 9th grade alums. More details about each program (including sample schedules) below!

Please contact Taylor Marsh, Director of Auxiliary Programs, at or if you have any questions!

Session Dates and Prices

Session Dates Hours Early Bird Price^ Regular Price Half Day**
June 24-28 8 am - 5 pm $585 $650 $350
July 1-5* 8 am - 5 pm $468 $520 $280
July 8-12 8 am - 5 pm $585 $650 $350
July 15-19 8 am - 5 pm $585 $650 $350
July 21-25 8 am - 5 pm $585 $650 $350
July 29-Aug 2 8 am - 5 pm $585 $650 $350
August 5-9 8 am - 5 pm $585 $650 $350
August 12-16 8 am - 5 pm $585 $650 $350

** Half Day option for Caterpillar Campers only
* Camp will be closed on Thursday, July 4, 2024
^ Early Bird pricing is in effect until Friday, March 15, 2024

Ancona Summer offers a 10% sibling discount for families with multiple children, applied to each child after the first registrant.

Program Details

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  • Caterpillar Camp

    A Montessori-based summer program for campers aged P3-Kindergarten. Our daily programming will include math, science, practical life skills (zipping, tying, pouring, washing, etc), arts and crafts, outdoor play and exploration, weekly field trips, and water play.

    Caterpillar Campers have the option for a half-day (AM or PM) or full-day schedule!

    Click Read More below for sample Caterpillar Camp schedules!
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  • Butterfly Camp

    A traditional summer camp environment for rising 1st-6th grade students. Each week campers will enjoy revolving programming choices involving arts, crafts, building activities, sports, outdoor games, trips around the neighborhood, outdoor play and water activities, and much more!

    Click Read More below for a sample Butterfly Camp schedule!
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  • Counselor in Training (CIT) Program

    The Counselor in Training role is a volunteer position for current rising 7th and 8th grade Ancona students and rising 9th grade Ancona alums.

    CITs may choose between two shifts: 7:30 am - 3:00 pm shift or 10 am - 5:30 pm. They assist with running morning meetings, planning and running activities, and helping Caterpillar Camp with snack, lunch, and recess. 
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Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Disclaimers

    A non-refundable enrollment fee of $100 per camper will be applied to the cost of camp.
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    • Affiliations

      Independent Schools Association of the Central States

    • Affiliations

      Lake Michigan Association of Independent Schools

    • Affiliations

      National Association of Independent Schools

    • Affiliations

      American Montessori Society

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