Mountaintop’s SEED (1-6 grade) and Sprout (age 3-kindergarten) camps are offered during Charlottesville and Albemarle County Public Schools' spring break each year.
Children spend their time sowing seeds in the garden, harvesting greenhouse and early-producing crops, and exploring Mountaintop's beautiful campus as it buds and blossoms for another growing year. Spring is a great time to be here working in the garden & greenhouse and we love to share this peak time for planting with friends from all over the area.
7:30-8:00: Before-camp care
8:10-8:30: Arrival period and outdoor play
8:30: Morning Period
11:45-12:00: Half-day dismissal period for Sprout
12:45: Afternoon period*
3:10-3:30: Dismissal period
3:30-5:30: After-camp care
*1:00-2:45: Designated rest period for campers ages 3 and 4. If your child will be 5 by September 30th and is no longer napping, please contact Shelby Snedeker, email@example.com.
Our 10-acre campus is a green island conveniently located atop Pantops and is certified as a cooperative sanctuary with Audubon International and the National Wildlife Federation. It is equipped with playgrounds, gardens, a chicken coop, art studio, and a 850 square ft. geodesic growing dome with a 2,300 gallon aquaculture tank. Each group has a classroom to call home for the week, an environment carefully prepared with materials to entice and inspire campers' ecological exploration.