Thanks to widely-popularized educational and neuroscientific research, it seems like everyone is (finally!) talking about progressive education! We all want our children to be engaged citizens, stewards of the earth, joyful learners, and innovative thinkers—a radical idea when Green Acres School championed it in the 1930s. Now we know that cultivating this type of scholarship and leadership is more essential than ever—and Green Acres is proud to be among the original progressive schools in the nation.
On Sunday, October 28 from 1:30-3:30 PM, families are invited to discover what authentic progressive education looks like at Green Acres School’s “Hands-On, Not Heads-Down!” Discovery Day. The afternoon will showcase all that progressive education has to offer through a variety of challenging, engaging, and fun activities. Learn more here.
There's something for everyone at Discovery Day and this event is not to be missed. Current and prospective families are welcome, as well as curious community members! RSVP to Judy: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our camp website will be updated by November 15, 2018. Please check back!
For over sixty five years, Green Acres School Summer Camp has been operated by Green Acres School, a non-profit independent school, located in North Bethesda, Maryland. The Camp serves children aged three to twelve. There are 320 children enrolled in the camp. The staff of approximately ninety people.The Director of the Camp, Marylouise Bracho, is an employee of the School.
Dates & Times
- For staff, the 2018 camp session starts with Orientation on Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, June 20, 21 & 22, 2018.
- For children, camp begins on Monday, June 25, 2018, and ends on Friday, August 3, 2018. Staff has cleanup in the afternoon on Friday, August 3, 2018.
- The camp day for staff is 8:15 AM to 3:30 PM.
- There is no camp program on weekends or on Wednesday, July 4, 2018.
- It is important that you are able to make the full six-week commitment.
To apply for a position, please fill out an application here. Email reference forms will be sent to the references you have listed. Please make sure you know the email addresses for your references prior to completing the application. We cannot consider your application until 2 references have been completed.
The Kreative Kangaroo program is a full day (9:00 AM to 3:00 PM) six-week session for four year olds. There are typically twenty-four children in the unit. The unit is led by a Unit Leader with a Head Counselor and a Counselor assisting. Campers begin the day in their homeroom.
Morning activities include dance, woodworking, computers, drama, and various free choice activities in the classroom. Campers have swimming five days a week. There is group time and outside time every day. Campers eat lunch with their group followed by rest time and playground or choice time.
In the Junior Camp, campers are grouped in units by grade. Each unit has three homerooms of 15 to 20 campers. Units B and C offer one special Extended Day. Unit D campers are offered one overnight at camp. Junior Camp staff for Units A through C are usually generalists who lead/assist children in a variety of activities during the camp day.
Campers are placed in homerooms by grade and then attend chosen activities in mixed age groupings. Unit D campers (campers entering 3rd grade) participate in the Senior Camp afternoon workshops. Junior Camp staff for Unit D are usually specialists who lead or assist a specific subject activity, including arts and crafts, creative dramatics, computers, or sports. Outdoor education trips are offered during the second session. Senior Camp staff and pool staff are usually specialists who lead/assist a specific subject activity in the morning and lead or assist with a variety of activities in afternoon workshops.