Sprouts Camp

/Sprouts Camp
Sprouts Camp 2022-03-09T14:01:11-05:00
See the CAMP HOME PAGE for the online registration link

Ages 4 – 6

*must be 4 years old by the first day the child attends camp.

Our Sprouts Campers will spend their days enjoying a combination of teacher led activities and unstructured, creative playtime. We will hold chickens, feed weeds to the sheep, pick cherry tomatoes in the garden, and dig for worms. Sprouts campers will go on short hikes in West Rock Park, wade in the stream, picnic under shady trees, make nature art projects, mix up potions in the mud kitchen, and learn silly camp songs. Just like the older camp groups, Sprouts Campers will also build forts in the woods, cook with food from the farm, enjoy campfires and campfire cooking, and catch frogs and other creatures at the wetland.

Specific activities follow the cycles of farm and forest, and each week is a unique adventure, so Sprouts campers may be signed up for any number and combination of sessions.

Our Sprouts Camp teachers are professionals who have lots of experience with early childhood education.

Which camp should I choose for my 5 or 6 year old?

Sprouts Campers do all the activities that the older groups do, they are just staffed and structured to be enjoyed by our youngest campers!

Sprouts Camp is our only camp choice for 4 year olds, and it is usually the best choice for 5 and 6 year olds who have never attended a summer camp before, who have not yet started Kindergarten, or who are shy about warming up to new situations. Each week typically sees mixed enrollment from children ages 4 – 6 and it is not likely that a child will feel “too young” or “too old” for the group – we have enough staff to diversify activities to make sure all children are engaged, challenged, and having fun! Sprouts Camp is led by two adult staff for every 10 campers and also includes several Junior Counselor volunteers with each group to make sure we have lots of hands to support our youngest campers. Please inquire if you’d like to talk about which camp might be best for your child.

Camper/Staff ratio: One teacher and assistant teacher for every 10 children, PLUS one or two Junior Counselor helpers (5:1 child to staff ratio, not including Junior Counselor volunteers).

All campers receive a camp tshirt. Camp hoodies are available for purchase when you register (optional).


Time: 8:30 – 3:00 (extended day available from 3:00 – 5:30 PM)

Dates:

  • Session 1: July 4 – 15, 2022
  • Session 2: July 18 – 29, 2022
  • Session 3: August 1 – 12, 2022

Campers are welcome to attend more than one session. Activities vary throughout the summer and any repeated activities are camper favorites like making pizza from the garden!


Fee: $710 for a 2-week session

  • Financial aid is available. Apply online HERE