It shouldn’t come as a surprise when we say that our Today’s Family Day Camp programs follow the same guidelines of healthy, active living that our other programs do.
It shouldn’t, but it still does.
We know this sounds like a super-sales pitch, but we’re being 100% honest: parents who just find out about our Day Camps are often surprised at just how much stuff we actually pack into our programs.
And we start with Kinder Camp, for children ages 4 to 6. We have five Kinder Camp locations, scattered out across Hamilton and Halton, and every day legions of our youngest campers stream to camp armed with towels, swimsuits, and their imaginations.
Our Kinder Camp is built around play-based learning and exploration. Here are some examples of how that actually works:
- A couple of Thursdays ago, our Dundas Kinder Campers took a trip to the local Rotary Sunrise Community Garden, where they learned about vegetables and how to make and maintain their very own gardens. In fact, on the way back to camp, they gathered the materials they needed to make their very own garden!
- Just two weeks ago, our Riddell Campers went to Bronte Creek Conservation Area, where they went hiking and learned how to be safe in the woods. In the afternoon, they went down to the large wading pool and had a blast splashing around.
- And tomorrow (if everything works out perfectly) our Halton Campers will put their arts and crafts skills to the test when they build their own puppets, and put on their very own puppet show!
So, there’s a lot of stuff going on.
With our Kinder Camp, we want the emphasis to be on creating fun ways to explore the world around us. That involves going out for walks through our local communities, borrowing books from local libraries, and cooling off in a splash pad.
At the same time, we also work hard to make friends with each other. Even if we’re just sticking around the center, our Campers are engaged in collaborative games and activities that have them working together and learning about teamwork and other social skills.
And really, aren’t the new friendships the biggest part of what we remember from our own camp experiences?
Thanks for reading this week’s blog! Tune in next week when we visit our Adventure Campers and see what they’ve been up to so far this summer! But until then, if you have any Camp stories of your own, you can Tweet them at us, or tell us about them on Facebook. We’d love to hear from you!
Until next time,
– Today’s Family