4-6 Year Olds• School Readiness Camp

“Get Ready”“Get Ready” Schedule, fees, & form

We know that parents want their kids to be safe, happy, and successful in school. That's why we have "Get Ready."

. . . a caring school prep summer camp for 4 to 6 year olds

Get Ready is a very special summer camp designed to prepare 4 to 6-year old children for success in Trans-Kindergarten, Kindergarten or 1st grade. Two sessions of four or five weeks are held each summer.

Camp leader is an award winning teacher
The camp leader of Get Ready is our multiple-award winning Kindergarten teacher, Mr. Hanlon. With his guitar in hand and the assistance of his famous puppets, Clifford the dog and Dr. Z, the zebra who is an expert on classroom rules, Mr. Hanlon provides beginning language, reading, and arithmetic lessons to help children get accustomed to learning basic skills in a small group. He teaches young children how to “do school” and, most of all, Mr. Hanlon has a knack for showing his students, even the most timid youngsters, just how much fun school can be. Kids love him and they love school, so don’t be surprised if tears are shed when your child first realizes that there is no school on Saturdays.

Youngsters really grow in just a few weeks
Get Ready has been a school starter program for over fifteen years and our experience is that parents are really pleased with their child’s gains, whether they have chosen Mt. Helix Academy or another school for their youngster. Either way, Get Ready is a good way to find out about our high-performing school where students truly love to learn.

Good friends are made at Mt. Helix Academy camps.

Alison Young
Assistant Director
(619) 243-1400


Enrollment Forms

Session I • June 15 to July 17
Session II • July 20 to Thursday, August 20

Program operates Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Childcare for students enrolled in the program is available beginning at 7:00 a.m. and extends to 6:00 p.m.

$875 per session. A nonrefundable $200 deposit is due May 1 for Session I and for Session II, and the remaining amount is due and payable on the first day of the session. Sorry, but there are no refunds for cancellations after the first day of the session.

School calendar discrepancy
If your child’s school recesses for the summer after the start date for Session I and/or begins before the end date of Session II, you may be eligible for a pro-rated fee.


Mt. Helix Academy
5955 Severin Drive
La Mesa, California 91942
Phone: (619) 243-1400

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