Summer at Manitou

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Our summer 2023 program has concluded! 

Fill out this interest form to receive updates for next year.

Pre-K Program – Ages 3-5

NOTE: Students must be fully potty-trained to participate in our summer program.

School-Aged Program – Ages 6-11

NOTE: Students must have COMPLETED Kindergarten to register for our school-aged program.

B864CF4A-C5F4-4930-AFF3-57D6FF5D2894In addition to traditional summer activities like crafts and organized games, our day programs offer a range of enrichment classes taught by local practitioners, including Spanish immersion, music, movement, art, farming, and explorations of the natural world.

The Manitou Summer Program is designed for children to explore creative ideas, build positive relationships, and enhance communication skills in a nurturing learning environment. Facilitated by Manitou Staff and community professionals, our summer programs use a carefully crafted approach to engage every child.

Set on our beautiful campus in the Hudson Valley, our programs offer a timeless summer experience that takes full advantage of our school facilities, outdoor classrooms, and playgrounds.


Weekly Themes

Monday – Friday 9 AM – 3 PM

Ecotopia 🌱
July 3-7 – $375
(No program on 7/4)

Join us for an exciting adventure into Ecotopia! This week, we’ll learn how to nurture our environment through gardening, building our own live terrariums, and other eco-focused activities.

Wild Things 👹
July 10-14 – $395

The Wild Things are here! Along with art, games, and hands-on learning, we’ll create our own nature journals to track our adventures. taking inspiration from the creatures that call the Hudson Valley home.

Fabulous Fungi 🍄
July 17-21 – $395

Calling all sprouting mycologists! This week, we’ll explore hands-on crafts using mushroom materials and other delightful fun(gi) activities. We’ll grow our own mushrooms, create mushroom paper, make spore prints, and learn about the role of these fabulous fungi in our ecosystem.

Engineers in Nature 🏗️
July 24-28 – $395

What can we build with the world around us? From pulleys to dunk tanks to sculptures using found objects in our environment, we’ll use natural materials to make some extraordinary creations.

Ways of Water 🌊
July 31-Aug 4 – $395

From the mighty Hudson to the humble puddle, we’ll make a splash exploring all the ways of water in our world. We’ll have water games and explore aquatic habitats (including a real pond ecosystem we’ll create together)!


There are two age-based programs per week:2A5B93F0-E74A-4E8A-877C-C51485A6736B

  • Pre-K Program (ages 3-5)
  • School-Age Program (ages 5-11 – students must have completed Kindergarten to join the school age program)




  • A deposit of $150 per week is due upon registration in order to secure your child’s spot. Registration will be live on Thursday, April 27th at 12 PM.
  • Full Payment is due by May 15th, 2023. You will receive an invoice for the full payment via your Curacubby parent portal.
  • A refund (minus the $150 deposit) may be granted if requested before June 1, 2023. After this date, refunds are not granted.
  • If a session is canceled due to low enrollment, participants will receive their full tuition refund.