We want to offer the best possible experience for every camper, so we intentionally structure age-specific programming throughout each day. We create teams of campers entering 1st-3rd grades and 4th-6th grades, but there are plenty of times where everybody is together, making it a great opportunity for siblings, neighbors, and friends to be at camp together!
Note that the grade for our camp programs is based on the upcoming (2023-2024) school year. Therefore, during the summer, Day Camps (1st-6th Grade) will be filled with campers who have just finished K-5th grade.
With that in mind, we build intentional elements into the schedules for 1st-3rd grade and 4th-6th grade to allow kids to learn, grow, and have fun. Each age group will have its own goals and counselors.
1st-3rd Grade – Our youngest group of campers spend time as a team experiencing classic camp activities with counselors providing specific support for that age group: Remembering to take care of their belongings, encouraging positive relationships, introducing them to the gospel, and making decisions. 1st-3rd grade campers spend their time learning together, swimming, trying out adventure activities like the giant swing or indoor wall, singing camp songs, playing games and more. They will also have opportunities throughout the week to practice making decisions and building their independence.
4th-6th Grade – These campers will take the next step in the Day Camp program. With more choices within the programs and free times, campers have an opportunity to customize their daily schedule so that they can learn more about what they’re interested in. They’ll build relationships with their team and counselors, do Bible lessons together, visit the waterfront, conquer adventure activities like the climbing tower or high ropes course, play new games and more!
All day campers have the chance to participate in waterfront activities, choose an adventure activity, visit the camp store and engage with different elective options. Electives are age-appropriate, skill-based options during the week where campers can choose from things like Aquatics, Adventure, Arts and Crafts or Active skills. All electives are chosen at camp by the camper to encourage independence and character development.