Dawson is very excited to announce the launch of our 2021 summer programs led by our very own AMAZING faculty! 
Dawson Summer Programs offer a variety of unique adventures for rising Early Childhood through fourth-grade Dawson students.  

Summer Programs Are In Session:

Two 2-week sessions available (Monday-Friday):
June 7 - June 18 (2 weeks)
June 21 - July 2 (2 weeks)
8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Lunch and snacks are provided daily.

Cost: $750 per session

Dawson Summer Programs

As a continuation of the exciting learning during the school year, our educational summer programs are poised to provide hands-on and minds-on activities that will shape our students' intrinsic motivation to learn and excel. These enriching and fun experiences will focus on our students’ development of social responsibility, intellectual curiosity, self-esteem, and the discovery of new passions.

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  • EC Academic Learning Labs

    EC Academic Learning Labs is for children entering Early Childhood in fall 2021. 

    Get ready for a summer full of adventure! Through our Early Childhood Summer Learning Labs, children will enjoy theme-based sessions that build social-emotional, communication, fine-motor, and gross-motor skills. Each session will promote children’s independence, self-confidence, and a love of learning. Children will experiment with science, engage in the creative arts, and persevere through design thinking. Explore and create with us through a collaborative and experiential summer program!
  • K-4 Summer Academic Learning Labs

    K-4 Summer Academic Learning Labs is for children entering kindergarten, first, second, third, and fourth grades in fall 2021.

    Students will enjoy academic enrichment and project-based learning activities across a broad spectrum of topics, as well as apply the learning skills taught in our regular core subjects. Their curiosity will be inspired by opportunities that require critical thinking and collaboration. Each session, students will engage in a 2-week STEAM challenge that will help build skills in math, literacy, and communication.

    What is STEAM?
    STEAM is an approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics as a guiding post for student learning, inquiry, communication, and design thinking.
    STEAM is a way to integrate the different subjects of education and life to create a learning model for our students that is engaging, collaborative, customizable, and thought-provoking.

General Dawson Summer Programs Policies & Forms

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  • Please Read Dawson's General Summer Camp Policies

    • Students must enroll for the full session.
    • We cannot prorate for partial enrollment or sessions.
    • Your registration will be complete when this form is submitted and the registration fee is paid. 
    • Camp fee is refundable if written/email notice of cancellation is received 30 days before the start of a session.
    • Unacceptable conduct by a camper may result in dismissal without a refund.
    • Dawson reserves the right to cancel any program that does not reach an acceptable enrollment level
    The following forms must be completed before your child attends Dawson Summer Programs:
    • Online Registration Payment Form for all attendees
    New Dawson EC Students Only (the following does not apply to currently enrolled & returning Dawson EC students):
  • COVID-19 Symptoms & Testing

    • COVID-19 Symptoms: If your child has any one of the following COVID-19-related symptoms, please do not bring them to school. If your child comes to school with one or more symptoms, they will be sent home with instructions to visit your family physician or pediatrician to be tested for COVID-19. Your child cannot return to school without documentation of a negative test result unless:
      • SNHD Update: If your child has a preexisting condition that is documented with the school nurse or has a confirmed condition other than COVID-19, a note from your family physician or pediatrician listing the specific diagnosis and symptoms will be accepted. 
      • To reiterate: The options to return to school if your child shows one or more COVID-19-related symptoms are a negative test or documentation from a physician of a confirmed non-COVID alternative diagnosis or condition.
    • Negative test result: If your child receives a negative test, they may only return to school once they are fever-and symptom-free without the use of medication for 24 hours, and if they have not had exposure to someone with COVID-19 during that time.
    • Masking symptoms: Please do not attempt to mask your child’s symptoms with fever-reducing medications. If your child has a fever, keep them home, see your pediatrician, and get tested for COVID-19. 

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Who Can Register For Dawson Summer Programs?

    To register for Summer Programs, students must be enrolled at Dawson for the 2021-2022 school year.
  • How Much Does It Cost?

    The cost for each two-week session is $750 per student.
  • When Can I Sign Up?

    Registration opens on Friday, March 12. Registration will close on Saturday, May 1. Each student must be registered separately.
  • How Many Sessions Can My Student Attend?

    Dawson is offering two 2-week sessions. Students may register for one or both sessions. 
    • Session 1: June 7 - June 18 (2 weeks)
    • Session 2: June 21 - July 2 (2 weeks)
  • Is Food Provided in the Summer Program Fee?

    Daily lunch and morning snack is included in the Summer Program fee.
  • What's Your Cancellation or Withdrawal Policy?

    Dawson reserves the right to cancel any program that does not reach an acceptable enrollment level. If Dawson cancels a program, the complete registration fee will be refunded. 

    Unacceptable conduct by an attendee may result in dismissal without a refund.

    The registration fee is refundable if written/email notice of cancellation is received 30 days before the start of a session.
  • Do You Have Extended Childcare?

    TBD. Dawson is currently assessing the need for after-care during our Summer Programs. Potential after-care would run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. daily and cost $75 per week (or $150 per two-week session per student).

    To express interest and/or need for after-care during the Summer Programs, please fill out this form
  • Does My Student Need To Wear Their Uniform?

    Students can attend Summer Programs in either Dawson attire or free dress. Clothing with inappropriate and/or offensive messages or graphics is not permitted.

    Students must wear closed-toe shoes. No flip flops, sandals or any open-toe shoe are allowed. 
  • Are Electronic Devices Permitted at Summer Programs?

    Electronic devices should be left at home. Cell phones are welcome but should remain in the student's backpack during Summer Program hours and lunch. Dawson is not responsible for lost, stolen, or broken devices.
  • What is the COVID-19 Health & Safety Protocol?

    All faculty, staff, and K-8 students must wear a cloth or medical-grade face covering that completely covers the nose and mouth at all times while on campus. Students will not wear face coverings while eating or drinking or during distanced Sports Academy physical activities. 

    Students should have an extra mask or face covering available to replace one that is soiled or misplaced during the day.

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.