The Bear After-School Experience (BASE)

The Bear After-School Experience (BASE) is a child-centered environment focused on the development of social responsibility, intellectual curiosity, self-esteem, and discovery of new passions and affinities. We offer a diverse array of activities, from leading-edge experiential learning programs to athletic endeavors, art experiences and technological explorations. Every student can find something that interests them, broadens their horizons and helps identify passions that contribute to Dawson's goals of savoring life and striving for personal excellence. The BASE program is divided into two components: BASE Camp and BASE Enrichment.

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  • BASE Camp

    A before- and after-school program that provides a warm, caring environment beyond school hours where children have the opportunity to play with school friends and get homework out of the way before the family sits down to dinner. BASE Camp offers exciting activities which stimulate children to be healthier and happier, including sports, art and computer exploration. BASE Camp utilizes age-appropriate materials and equipment for students. From the library to the playground, students spend out-of-school hours in safe and stimulating environments. BASE Camp coordinators work in conjunction with the Dawson program to provide extended support for the learning that takes place during the school day.

    Before-School Care:
    • Hours: 7-7:45 a.m. for K-8; 7-8:00 a.m. for EC
    • Registration is required.
    After-School Care:
    • Hours: 3:15-6 p.m. for EC; 3:45-6:00 p.m. for K-8
    • Registration is required.
    • Payment options: monthly or 5-session pack available.
  • BASE Enrichment

    An enrichment program that provides after-school classes and athletic opportunities for students in early childhood through grade 8. The engaging courses appeal to a wide range of experiences for students in areas such as art, dance, technology, academics, and more. The classes also focus on the development of social responsibility, intellectual curiosity, self-esteem, and the discovery of new passions.
    • Four seasons offered throughout the year
    • Hours: 3:30-4:30 p.m. or 3:45-4:45 p.m.
    • Cost: varies.
    • Location: on campus in various locations.
    • Registration is online.

The Alexander Dawson School

The Alexander Dawson School at Rainbow Mountain, an independent school located on 33-acres in the community of Summerlin, is Nevada’s first Stanford University Challenge Success partner school for students in early childhood through grade eight. Utilizing the unique Challenge Success framework, Dawson uses research-based strategies and programs that emphasize student academics, wellbeing, and a healthy school-life balance to create more engaged, motivated, and resilient learners and leaders. At Dawson, students achieve their individual potential while savoring life and meeting the challenges of the world.