At Camp Aristotle, we believe that the summer should be stress-free and full of fun! Our weekly themes are chosen with input from students because we know that growth happens when children are truly engrossed in what they are doing. Our exciting activities are carefully designed to foster friendships, self awareness, exploration, and social success. Many students at Camp Aristotle experience challenges associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder (previously Asperger's Syndrome or PDD-NOS), receptive/expressive/pragmatic language challenges and, ADHD; however, not all campers have a formal diagnosis. Students at Camp Aristotle may have trouble with peer relationships and/or impulse control. Sometimes, they have previously experienced unhappiness and frustration in camps where their need for tools such as sensory breaks were not respected or understood. Our teachers and staff are specially trained to understand these needs. Our goal is to provide all of our campers with an enjoyable, fulfilling and bully-free camp experience.
Camp Aristotle accepts rising Kindergarten through rising 9th grade campers offering both half day and full day options.
Explore, Create, Move, and Discover
At Camp Aristotle, campers participate in a variety of activities based on the weekly themes. Activities include creative arts; drama; cooking; music, movement and dance; team building games; science experiments; construction and design; water play; and computers.
Each day, campers rotate through different activities and are encouraged and supported to take risks, improve social skills, make new friends, and try different things. A daily snack is provided.
Our summer program is designed with engaging and exciting activities, projects and visitors relating to a weekly theme. Our model integrates social thinking and learning support throughout the day so campers can build friendships, explore, and most importantly, have fun!
Parent Information Sessions
Parents interested in admissions to Camp Aristotle at the Baltimore Campus for Summer 2017 are invited to attend an Open House to learn more about our program and camp. The information sessions are intended for parents/guardians only.
If you are unable to attend one of the information sessions, please contact us to get information to schedule an appointment.
How to Apply
Applications are now being accepted for Summer 2017 for rising Kindergarten through 9th graders. Please note the application deadline of May 19, 2017 (Early Bird April 7, 2017). We ask families to submit applications by the deadline in order to ensure proper staffing, groupings and supplies. We will of course still consider applications submitted after the deadline if we still have spaces available!
- Application for New Campers
- Application for Returning Campers
- Application for Auburn Students
- Summer Camp Forms
All students new to The Auburn School or Camp Aristotle must attend a visit to ensure that Camp Aristotle can meet their needs. Applicants will be contacted in order to schedule after their entire application has been received and processed.
- Application Fee - $50 (Applied to tuition for all accepted campers)
- Full Day: $600 per week, $575 for holiday week of July 3-7
- Half Day: $300 per week; $275 for holiday week of July 3-7
- Aftercare - $110/week, $30/day
- Early application discount of 5% off total tuition for complete applications (application, teacher evaluation & fee) received by April 18, 2016 (Regular application deadline: May 19, 2016)
- Multi-week discount of 5% off total tuition for campers signed up for multiple weeks at time of application
Summer 2017 Themes
July 3rd – July 7th - Lego Invasion
Legos and technology meet this week during camp! Bring your Lego creations to life, making your own Lego movies and games! You will learn in teams how to design, create, and control your own Lego robots and see how big the world’s Lego creations can get!
July 10th – July 14th - Minecraft Mania
Build your way to the top! Join us this summer as we explore, learn, problem solve, and create unique worlds together using the popular game Minecraft. With new friends, you’ll acquire resources and maintain health and hunger, while learning about animation, movie making, and video game design.
July 17th – July 21nd - Inventor’s Workshop
Let your imagination run wild! This week you will think the unthinkable, and create new possibilities. Recreate crazy inventions, draw blueprints, use real construction materials, and show off your brilliant contraptions!
July 24th – July 28th - Myths, Legends, and Heroes….Harry Potter, Fantastic Beasts, Avengers, and more…
From knights and dragons to Fantastic Beasts and witty wizards. We will spend the week reinventing the adventures of our favorite myths, legends, and heroes.
July 31st – August 4th - Animals Around the World
Discover animals from around the world! Imagine your way through the jungles of South America, the deserts of Africa, the beaches of Asia and the mountains of North America! Learn about your favorite wild animals and pets and spend time with some furry, scaly, adorable animals!
August 7th – August 11th - Skylanders Up, Up, & Away
Unlock your special powers as we create our very own mystical world. We will explore the elements and soar through the world of Skylanders in this week’s camp adventure.