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Stepping Stones
Pre School • Day Care • Summer Program

Summer Activities

Activity Information for Summer 2022

Revised 6-14-2022

We've worked hard to find the best activities to celebrate summer! Click on the Summer Activities button below to find out how we will be enriching your child's experience at camp this year.

Sign up to be a chaperone and you can experience the fun, too! Look for opportunities in the Summer Activities descriptions.

Monster Water Slide

This was so much fun that the children couldn't wait to grab their swimsuits and join in! This year we have ordered the large Wild Rapids Monster Slide 5 TIMES over the summer so that no matter what day your child attends they can enjoy this event at least once!

Dates: Tuesday, June 21st, Wednesday, July 13th, Thursday, July 28th, Friday, August 12th, Monday, August 22nd.

Anthony Ware Magic Show

Get ready for a funny magic show with our favorite silly magician Anthony Ware!

Date: Friday, June 24th.

You can find more information at Anthony Ware Magic.

Special Pizza Lunch

You do not need to pack a lunch today!

Date: Monday, June 27th

Clark's Elioak Farm

Come join us for a day at the farm! We will enjoy a hayride and visit the animals. Don't forget to pack a lunch this day! Please sign your child up on the Fieldtrip form in their classroom to join us.

Date-Time: Thursday, June 30th. 9AM-2PM (Additional information can be found on the classroom bulletin boards.)

Chaperone opportunity! Sign up on the fieldtrip form in your child's classroom.

You can also find more information at Clark's Elioak Farm.

Kona Ice

We will enjoy a nice cool treat for afternoon snack from the Kona "guy". What is your favorite flavor?

Dates: Friday, July 8th, Monday, July 25th, Wednesday, August 17th

Wildlife Adventures

Ms. Val is back with some new animals to learn about. What will she bring for us to pet this time???

Date: Monday, July 18th

You can find more information at Wildlife Adventures.

Special Dairy Queen Lunch

You do not need to pack your child a lunch today!

Date: Thursday, July 21st

Me Land

This is a new trip for Stepping Stones! We will climb, slide, and jump ourselves silly at Me Land indoor playground in Frederick. A pizza lunch is included with our visit, so you do not need to pack a lunch on this day! Please sign your child up on the Fieldtrip form in their classroom to join us.

Date-Time: Wednesday, July 27th. 9AM-1:30PM (Additional information can be found on the classroom bulletin boards.)

Chaperone opportunity! Sign up on the fieldtrip form in your child's classroom.

You can also find more information at Me Land.

Eric Energy

It's our favorite science entertainer!! Eric packs a full hour of learning entertainment to his show!

Date: Tuesday, August 2nd

You can find more information at Eric Energy.

Chick-Fil-A Lunch

You do not need to pack your child a lunch today!

Date: Tuesday, August 9th

Hyperkidz

This is another new trip for Stepping Stones! We will climb, slide, and jump while having crazy fun in this indoor playground in Owings Mills. A pizza lunch is included with our visit so no need to pack a lunch this day! Please sign your child up on the Fieldtrip form in their classroom to join us.

Date-Time: Friday, August 9th. 9AM-1:30PM (Additional information can be found on the classroom bulletin boards.)

Chaperone opportunity! Sign up on the fieldtrip form in your child's classroom.

You can find more information at Hyper Kidz Ultimate Indoor Playground.

Mary's-Go-Round Petting Zoo

We will meet some adorable farm animals while learning about their eating and playing habits.

Date: Thursday, August 25th

You can find more information at Mary's Go Round Pony Ride and Petting Zoo Company.

Cookout

All children enrolled on Wednesdays will enjoy a ccokout of hotdogs and lots of goodies on this day!

Date: Wednesday, August 31st

Please click on the Summer Fieldtrip Information button below to read about our policies when our Center participates in a fieldtrip.

On the fieldtrip board, sign YES or NO if your child is going to participate.

If the event falls on your child's regularly enrolled day and you do not wish for them to join us, you must provide alternate care for your child during the fieldtrip times. WE DO NOT OFFER SEPARATE CHILDCARE DURING ANY OF OUR FIELDTRIP TIMES. If a trip falls on a day that your child does is not regularly enrolled and you wish for them to join us, you can do one of the following: write YES and chaperone your child on the trip and ride on our bus and pay the trip fees, or write NO and drive your child and yourself separately and pay separately at the facility. ONCE the deadline is over, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO CHANGE YOUR MIND. Your fees will be locked in and you will not be able to get any refunds after the due date of the trip.

Decide if you would like to chaperone.

Write YES OR NO in the column "I will be providing a chaperone and riding the bus."

If you plan on driving, your child will be marked as "absent" from our count and you will transport everyone from your family in your own vehicle. You will pay at the facility for everyone in your familly and can come and go as you please. You are not required to arrive or walk in with us. If you plan on driving, mark "NO" for attending the trip on the sign up sheet.

If you are taking the bus, you will be notified a week before the trip if you will be chaperoning another child. If you are in charge of chaperoning another child, you may not change your mind and drive. If you change your mind and decide to drive after paying through the school THERE ARE NO REFUNDS! You will have to pay the entrance fee again for your entire family at the facility. We are working to eliminate chaotic field trip mornings by implementing these rules. Thanks in advance for your cooperation!

Decide if you have a younger or older sibling that will be attending.

If you wish to bring a younger/older sibling on the trip they are welcome to come, but you must write this information on the 2nd column of the Fieldtrip form (Chaperone column). WE DO NOT ALLOW ANY OTHER CHILDREN TO JOIN ON OUR TRIPS (I.E. COUSINS, FRIENDS, ETC. ARE NOT ALLOWED.) SIBLINGS ONLY!!

Payment

Chaperone fees should be made separately from your tuition payments and placed in the tuition box. You may pay with either cash or a check made payable to Stepping Stones. Tuition checks that include fieldtrip fees will be returned and you will be asked to replace it with 2 separate payments. Fieldtrip fees are not cashed until the event has taken place. This is so that if an event does not take place (i.e. due to weather) then the funds can easily be returned without involving tuitions.

With all of the chaos on field trip mornings, we will not be able to answer the phone. If your child is sick and cannot attend please send us an email.

Information, fees, and due dates, for each fieldtrip can be found in THREE areas: monthly calendars, the fieldtrip papers which are posted on each classroom's fieldtrip board, and in our weekly reminders. OUR DUE DATES WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED! You will be given AT LEAST TWO WEEKLY REMINDERS prior to each fieldtrip; your teachers will ask you AT LEAST TWO TIMES to complete the forms on the board. If you have NOT signed up your child to attend by our due date, your child WILL NOT be able to attend and you will have to find alternate care for your child on the day of our fieldtrip. Remember, we cannot participate in fieldtrips without chaperones. We ask that each child's family provide a chaperone to at least ONE of the summer fieldtrips. Anyone over the age of 18 may chaperone. In the past, we have had lots of aunts, uncles, and grandparents who have enjoyed helping out!

WE ARE EXCITED TO ENHANCE OUR PROGRAM WITH FUN FILLED, SAFE, ACTIVITIES FOR YOU AND YOUR CHILD TO ENJOY!