Our day at Summerkids (our program for children entering K-6th grades) is divided into four “periods”--blocks of time that last from 45 minutes to an hour. At the beginning of each period, our counselors offer/announce a wide range of activities--from gardening to games, crafts to cooking, with theater, dance, hikes, fort building, nature lore and more.
Campers are given the opportunity to choose what they want to do. These activities may be repeated in subsequent “periods” if they are exceedingly popular, but there will also be new activities each period. In a day, your camper may have as many as 50 or 60 different choices.
Some activities, such as archery, swimming and hiking, are divided by age for safety reasons (and when they are, we always make sure that all campers have the opportunity to do those activities within a given day). But the major portion of our activities allow for children of different ages to come together and enjoy each other’s company and enthusiasm.
Each day, campers meet in "Buddy Groups" with specific counselors for their age group, which gives them a chance to meet campers of their own age as well. Campers do some shared activities together in Buddy Groups, especially around our occasional themed days e.g. Super Hero Day, Circus Day, Winter in July Day, Crazy Backwards Day (these change yearly).
Theme days allow us to create activities, have performers visit, and do selected crafts and games following our theme. Certain major theme days such as Carnival (replete with booths, prizes, cotton candy etc.) are a “must” summer after summer. We will make a detailed calendar listing all of our special days available to parents on this website some time around June 1.
CAMP HOURS (Summerkids)
We are open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday-Friday.
For both Summerkids and Summer Challenge, the regular camp day begins at 9 a.m., with dropoff at 8:30 a.m., and camp concludes at 3 p.m., with pickup by 3:30 p.m.
If you have another child attending SK-PreK, please see here for information on that program’s hours and dropoff and pickup times.
We offer a snack and juice at around 10:30 and milk with lunch.
Times outside these hours are designated “extended day” and must be reserved with your camp enrollment.
See our forms for extended day choices and fees.
Welcome to a place where the #1 rule is to "Have Fun."