abcabcabc Mommy Manders Summer Camps! 2014: PLAY, LAUGH, SING, READ, LISTEN, HUG, IMAGINE! — Mommy Manders

Mommy Manders Summer Camps! 2014: PLAY, LAUGH, SING, READ, LISTEN, HUG, IMAGINE!

 5 Camps, 5 Themes, Lots of Fun!

All camps are held at my home in Lake Highlands. 9-1, 4 days, $200. Includes 1 lunch, daily snacks, take-home ideas, soundtracks, and more! Contact me if you are interested or want to register your child.

1. ALL NEW! “Celebrate SUMMER!” Camp

May 27th – May 30th, Ages 3-6

Specifically geared towards the pre-schoolers who get out of school before the bigger kids, we will enjoy some of summer’s greatest childhood pleasures together – running in sprinklers, nature walks, a picnic, camp crafts, a lemonade stand, classic outdoor games, classic indoor games (no batteries included), and books and music, of course!

2. An Old Favorite: “GOOD DEEDS WEEK” CAMP!

 June 16th – June 19th, for Ages 4-7

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With “Mommy Manders” and “Uncle Jake”! The children will be making crafts, wrapping gifts and care packages, baking cookies, holding a lemonade stand, all to benefit people in need in the Dallas community. Our mornings will also include music and movement, story-time, outdoor play, pretend play, all related to this theme of Helping Others. We will be learning about teamwork, leadership, “volunteering”, and how little actions and small children can make a BIG difference! This camp does involve some field trips for which we’ll require some parent drivers.


3. ALL NEW: “DOT” Creative Arts Campish

June 23rd- June 26th, Ages 3-7

“What can YOU create with just a dot?” Inspired by the imaginative Peter Reynolds’ books including “The Dot”, “Sky Color”. “The North Star”, and “Ish“, Uncle Jake and I are excited to lead the children in art, movement, music, cardboard boxes, poetry, drama and other creative expression! The children will each be inspired to dream, to explore, to find and make new paths, to “Make your mark and see where it takes you!”… 

4. Back for an “Encore”: Theatre Camp: “Fairy-Tales and Heroes!”

June 30th-July 3rd, Ages 4-7

 Once Upon a Time…

Fairy_tale : Cute Fairy girl Stock Photo

with “Uncle Jake”, my  actor/ playwright/ clown/ Kindergarten teacher-brother

This camp will include LOTS of great pretend play, story-telling, acting, puppetry, and more. All great for strengthening little imaginations, executive functioning skills, and pre-reading skills in growing brains! “Mommy Manders” will be there to help out, too.

Big Apple Circus Chicago Clown Care

Jake Minton is a graduate of the esteemed theatre department of SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts, and a founding member of The House Theatre of Chicago for which he has acted, directed, and written many award-winning plays including “The Sparrow” and his adaptation of “The Nutcracker,” now an annual Chicago holiday tradition.  Jake has also treated the funny bones of Chicago’s hospitalized children as  “Nurse Boink” for Big Apple Circus Chicago Clown Care. An experienced preschool teacher and nanny, Jake now has a year under his belt as a Kindergarten teacher at St. John’s here in Dallas. He is also the proud father of my niece, Poppy! (A super-hero herself…)



5. Back by Popular Demand: “Reading is YUMMY!” Camp

July 28th-July 31st, Ages 3-7

Chefs Hat Clipart Image: A White Chef's Hat.

We will explore several recipes and foods introduced in wonderful childrenʼs story-books. In addition to cooking, reading, and eating, we will enjoy related crafts, music, movement, games, and indoor and outdoor play! Our play will include activities to strengthen pre-reading/ writing skills, executive functioning, fine/gross motor skills, teamwork, and more! The kids will create a unique cookbook for the family!



  1. Jenny says:

    Good morning!
    We are interested in signing our daughter, Lucy, up for your May 27-30 camp…it looks super fun, and our 4 1/2 year old would LOVE IT!! Is there any room left?
    Thank you!!

  2. abi hoffman says:

    I was wondering if you have any spots left in your summer camps? I have a 4 year old and 6 year old. Thanks!
    Abi Hoffman

  3. Joshua Lee says:


    Are there any spots in the Creative Arts DOT camp left?


  4. Robyn Tilger says:

    Are they any spots left for the Theatre camp?

    • No Robyn, I’m so sorry, but follow “Mommy Manders” on Facebook so you’ll know about more upcoming camps. I do some over the holidays, too. Thanks for checking!

  5. Robyn Tilger says:

    Will do! Thanks!!

  6. Adrienne says:

    Hi, Ms. Lowry! Any spots left in Reading is Yummy at the end of July?