Nursery School, Pre-K and K
The Owls Nest is an exciting and engaging introduction to camp, providing a wide range of creative activities in a safe and nurturing environment. The varied activities are designed to encourage a camper’s social, artistic and physical development in ways that are fun and exciting and will keep them engaged throughout the day.
Owls Nest campers are placed in age appropriate groups known as nests. Each nest has 12–16 campers and 3–4 counselors (a counselor/camper ratio of 1:4). Campers are grouped by the year they will enter kindergarten and with awareness of their social, emotional and developmental stage.
All campers must be toilet trained prior to the start of camp.
Age and Placement
- Our youngest campers, starting Kindergarten in the fall of 2019, are placed in our Owls I Program.
- Campers starting Kindergarten in the fall of 2018 are placed in our Owls II Program.
- Campers beginning Kindergarten in the fall of 2017 are placed in our Owls K Program.
Owls I and II
Owls Nest Campers will rotate through the following:
Arts & Crafts, Books & Cooks/Discovery Room (Imaginative Play), Unit Time, Field Sports, Gymnastics, Nature, Pedal Pushers (Big Wheels), Tool Time (Woodworking), Swim—Instructional & Free (Heated Pool), Wiggles & Giggles, Music (Creative Movement)
Owls I and II Sample Schedule
|9:00||Group Time/Open Play|
|12:30||Wiggles & Giggles|
|2:00||(9-2 Campers – Go Home) Pedal Pushers|
|3:30||Get Ready to Go Home|
While Owls K maintains the traditional structure of the Owls I and II programs, Owls K campers participate in several new activities. Campers will travel with their nest from the main building to participate in activities in other areas of our campus.
Owls K campers will have one block each day which includes choosing activities. This program is designed to keep campers excited, active and challenged throughout their day.
For All Owls K Campers
Archery*, Arts & Crafts, Beading*, Board Games*, Boats*, Books & Cooks, Camp Songs, Field Sports, Gymnastics, Nature, Pedal Pushers (Big Wheels), Swim—Instructional & Free (Heated pool), Tennis*, Tool Time (Woodworking),Wiggles & Giggles/Music (Creative Movement)
*Only offered Owls K
Owls K Sample Schedule
|9:00||Group Time/Open Play|
|10:00||Arts & Crafts|
|12:30||Choice of Beads or Field Sports|
|2:00||(9-2 Campers – Go Home) Free Swim|
|3:45||Get Ready to Go Home|
HALF DAY OPTIONS
The Owls Nest program offers two options: either 9 am–2 pm or 9 am–4 pm.
For campers who attend 9 am–2 pm, there is an option to Stay and Play. For an additional fee, campers have the option of staying in their nest on a daily or weekly basis until 4 pm.
Campers who Stay and Play will remain in their group with their counselors and friends. They will also have a free swim and an extra activity block.
You can select the days you want but Stay and Play requires registration. You can pre-register in advance on the registration form or you can call the camp office a week before the date you would like to book.