Summer Programs

Our summer camp program takes place on the two-acre school grounds. It provides a balance of activites including, but not limited to: nature projects/experiences, story time, music, creative movement, water and sand play, and crafts. Summer at Briarcliff Nursery School allows students to stretch their minds and bodies while enjoying and exploring the world around them.



Summer camp 2017: June 19- August 4

The summer program runs Monday-Friday, 9:20am-12:15pm


At BNS we respect children’s natural impulse to play and explore and provide children with ample time to engage in active play, be creative, and investigate their world! This summer, we will explore nature in many different ways. We will bring nature into the classroom to sort, experiment with, and observe. We will spend time engaging in water play, digging in sand, and exploring the plants, animals, and rocks in our amazing outdoor space.

Week 1:  Water

Week 2:  Sand, Dirt and Mud

Week 3:  Light and Shadow

Week 4:  Rocks

Week 5:  Plants and Trees

Week 6:  Animals

Week 7:  Air

Parents have the option to choose 2,3 or 5 days and which of the 8 weeks they would like for their child/children to attend. Other options are available, space permitting. Please contact the school for additional details or view and download Summer Camp 2017 Registration Form



Our summer program is designed for children, ages 2-5, who have had prior nursery school experience. Children without previous experience at Briarcliff Nursery School will have shortened sessions during the first few days to acclimate gradually. Our goal is for each child to separate comfortably and be eager to return each day. A parent or caregiver is required to stay until the teacher feels the separation process is complete. A phase-in schedule for new BNS students will be sent to you prior to the start of the summer program.


June 19 – August 2, 2017

BNS offers a Baby & Me program designed to offer exploration in music, movement/rhythm, art, nursery rhymes, finger plays, story time, snack time and outdoor water play for parents with infants (age 18 mos. to 2 years).  For further information and to register:  Baby and Me Summer Program 2017