Our day camps are packed full of fun. There’s something for everyone and so many activities to choose from. We are big believers in outdoor play, choice time and movement.
Each camp begins with a morning meeting where we set the tone for the day. Our morning meeting begins with a greeting. The campers then brainstorm and set the rules for the day/week. These rules are simple, yet comprehensive and there are never more than three. The campers are then introduced to the theme for the day/week using children’s literature. We talk about what we see, what we think and what we wonder. Our morning meetings motivate our campers to feel significant and they also support their social and emotional growth.
We then go into rotations. The campers are split into three groups by age. Rotations include recess, PE/movement and art. The PE/movement and art rotations are based on our theme for the day/week.
**There are days when we have special assemblies. These usually take place between 10:00 and noon and we adjust our schedule accordingly.**
Rotations are followed by lunch and free time/recess. Campers have the choice to stay inside after lunch to play with manipulatives (Magna Tiles, building straws, marble runs, blocks, Playstix, Lego, Playmobil, animal figurines, etc.), read books, play board games or to go back outside. We bring bags full of all kinds of balls so campers can play basketball, soccer, touch football, kickball or games they might make up.
Lunch/recess is followed by theme based centers. We have 4-5 centers for the campers to choose from. Centers can be art projects, games, science experiments, building activities and more. It all depends on the theme. For the last half hour of centers we give children the choice to go back outside to play.
Our day ends with a closing meeting. We recap the day and say our goodbyes. This creates a peaceful end to our camp day.