Butterfly Garden South Austin -- Summer Camp!


Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Extended care available from 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.



June 17-21  Theme: Beach and Sea Shells -- Explore all things beach this week! We'll have sea shells to sort and paint, sand to dig and play in and read and sing about ocean creatures.


June 24-28  Theme: Mud -- Interntational Mud Day is this weekend! We'll paint with mud, make mud bricks, mud pies, face-paint with mud, and make mud art all leading up to International Mud Day!


July 22-26   Theme: Building -- What can we build? Loose parts will be abundant this week with real hammers, nails, wood blocks, 2x4's, etc. Will they make a tree house? A seesaw? A fort? There's no limit to their creativity!


July 29- Aug 2  Theme: Pirates -- Boxes of different sizes will be turned into pirate ships, they'll "walk the plank", make their own pirate hats and maps and even dig for treasure!


Rhythm of the Day:


7:30 (Extended Care) Free Play Outdoors

8:00 (Extended Care) Breakfast Snack / Animal Care

9:00 Arrival

9:20 Story Time

9:30 Gardening

10:00 Songs and Verses / Morning Snack

10:30 Into the Forest

12:00 Picnic Lunch

1:00  Art Exploration Indoors / Centers

1:45 Goodbye Circle

2:00 Departure 

2:10 (Extended Care) Snack

2:30 Rest time / Library for older children

3:30 Wake up / Put away rest mats

4:00 Snack/ Board Games / Puzzles 

5:00 Free Play Outdoors / Animal Care

6:00 Goodbye Time



Meals and Snacks:

8:00 a.m. Breakfast Snack (brought in by student)

10:00 a.m. Morning Snack (individual snack brought in by student)

12:00 p.m. Lunch (packed lunch brought in by student)

2:00 p.m. Snack (brought by student)

4:00 p.m. Snack (brought in by student)


Please provide a healthy packed lunch and snack for your child to enjoy during our picnic lunch and snack times and include a non-disposable, cloth napkin. Extended Care students will need to bring a breakfast snack if they will arrive at or before 8:00 and two late afternoon snacks (they may also eat what is left in their lunch boxes which many choose to do, if you just want to pack a little extra). We ask that you not send sugary items as children are learning about good nutrition.  (We have noticed that when these items are sent in, the first thing the child eats is the sugary treat leaving little room for their nutritional lunch.)  Water bottles are refilled throughout the day as needed.