for campers who have turned 3 before their camp session begins and are not entering Kindergarten in the fall.
The SK-PreK program is both complimentary of our K-6 Summerkids program and tailored to the needs of active 3-, 4- and 5-year-olds. Campers come together several times a day for their version of the campfire we do at Summerkids--a time to sing songs, play games and enjoy the company of fellow campers and counselors.
Activities include games, sports, hiking, crafts, gardening, nature, cooking and more--all tailored to be age- and developmentally-appropriate. As in Summerkids, campers make choices about what activities to do during a day--but PreK choices are more limited than they are in Summerkids.
SK-PreK is open to children who have turned 3 before their camp session begins and are not entering a regular kindergarten program in the fall. A child entering a transitional kindergarten program in the fall should enroll in SK-PreK. Those who are entering kindergarten in September are eligible for our Summerkids program.
All SK-PreK campers must be potty trained (including for naptime) at the time of their application to camp.
We provide campers two nutritious snacks a day, milk at lunch, a set-aside nap/rest time and, in order to get them water safe, formal swimming instruction. Every Friday, we hold what we call “sibling lunch”--when SK-PreKers can eat lunch together with brothers, sisters and friends who are in the Summerkids program.
Our SK-PreK program is run out of a dedicated area on our 57-acre property that includes four picturesque cabins, which have air conditioning and are equipped with rugs, tables, and cots designed for younger children. Campers have designated cubby spaces in the cabins for swimsuits, backpacks and lunches.
The SK-PreK outdoor space has a mix of creative, age-appropriate play equipment that takes advantage of our beautiful natural setting and is designed to highlight the wonders of the outdoors and the joy of play.
SK-PreK has its own committed staff of counselors, all of whom have both an interest and a skill in working with SK-PreK-age campers and have been well trained by us.
Please click on any image above to see our slideshow about a "typical" day at SK-PreK.
CAMP HOURS (SK-PreK)
We are open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday-Friday.
For SK-PreK, the regular camp day begins promptly at 8:30 a.m., with drop-off between 8 and 8:30 a.m. Camp concludes (also promptly!) at 3:30 p.m., and pickup is any time between 3:30 and 4 p.m. This slightly longer camp day allows our SK-PreKers to have time to nap and rest after lunch and take an extended swim period at the end of most days.
For parents with children in multiple programs, we ask that all SK-PreK children and their siblings arrive no later than 8:30 and are picked up between 3:30 and 4. There is no charge for that extra care.
For those parents needing additional care, we offer a flexible "Extended Day" program from 7 to 8:30 a.m. and from 3:30 to 6 p.m., Monday-Friday. That program is an extension of our regular camp day, and counselors will be on hand to lead your camper or campers in a variety of activities, including swimming in the afternoon.
You will be able to sign up for a fee-based "Extended Care" for mornings or afternoons or both, for the days of the week you need the care, as part of our registration process.
See our application for extended day choices and fees.