Traditional Camp:  Pre-K - 8

Our Traditional Camp is full of activities parents remember and kids love, like arts and crafts to archery, outdoor living skills to Red Cross swim lessons, sports and field games to nature hikes, Hale Day Camp has it all.


Traditional Camp includes: Kinder Camp, Lower Camp, Middle Camp and Upper Camp.

Kinder Camp: grades Pre-K  & K (5 to 1 camper to staff ratio, campers must be 4 years of age by January 1, 2014) Campers have a chance to enjoy a variety of activities with the focus on learning to swim and playing creatively. Having fun in the outdoors and making friends is what Kinder Camp is all about. Kinder Campers have an afternoon quiet time each day. Parents may join in each session as Kinder Camp meets at the Campfire Circle for a special lunch-time cookout.

Sample Schedule for a Kinder Camp group

CHIPMUNKS

Period 8:25 - 8:35 Morning Circle
1 8:45 - 9:35 Nature
2 9:45 - 10:35 Swim Lessons
  10:35 - 10:45 Snack
3 10:45 - 11:35 Arts & crafts
  11:40 - 12:15 Lunch
4 12:20 - 1:10 Quiet Time – reading/nap
5 1:20 - 2:10 Creative Free Play
  2:10 - 2:30 Snack
6 2:30 - 3:20 Free Swim
  3:25 - 3:40 Afternoon Circle

FYI:  Each day period one and two would alternate between activities while periods four and five are always the same. Swim times are also the same each day. 

 

Lower Camp: grades 1 & 2 (6 to 1 camper to staff ratio)

Lower Campers enjoy the same activities as Kinder Campers with one extra activity period in exchange for the afternoon quiet period. Parents may join in each session as Lower Camp meets at the Campfire Circle for a special lunch-time cookout.

Period 8:25 - 8:35 Morning Circle
1 8:45 - 9:35 Nature
2 9:45 - 10:35 Swim Lessons
  10:35 - 10:45 Snack
3 10:45 - 11:35 Arts & crafts
  11:40 - 12:15 Lunch
4 12:20 - 1:10 Archery
5 1:20 - 2:10 Creative Free Play
  2:10 - 2:30 Snack
6 2:30 - 3:20 Free Swim
  3:25 - 3:40 Afternoon Circle

 

Middle Camp: grades 3, 4 & 5 (7 to 1 camper to staff ratio)

Middle Campers partake in structured periods that include all traditional camp activities. Each day Middle Campers also have a group choice time. Each session, campers and their parents can attend an overday, from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., where they enjoy a cookout dinner, play water games, sing songs and eat S'mores.

Sample Schedule for a Middle Camp group

HAWKS

Period 8:25 - 8:35 Morning Circle
1 8:45 - 9:35 Swim Lessons
2 9:45 - 10:35 Archery
  10:35 - 10:45 Snack
3 10:45 - 11:35 Outdoor Living Skills
  11:40 - 12:15 Lunch
4 12:20 - 1:10 Arts and Crafts
5 1:20 - 2:10 Creative Free Play
  2:10 - 2:30 Snack
6 2:30 - 3:20 Free Swim
  3:25 - 3:40 Afternoon Circle

 

FYI: Swim periods remain the same each day while the other periods alternate between activities offered.

 

Upper Camp: grades 6, 7 & 8 (8 to 1 camper to staff ratio)  

Upper Campers choose their own activity schedule each session and longer activity periods allow more opportunity to shape their camp experience. Each session, campers stay for an overnight camping experience, a favorite for all. Have S'mores around the camopfire and experience the Upper Camp Challenge! Are you up for the challenge?

Sample Schedule for an Upper Camp group

LIONS

Period 8:25 - 8:35 Morning Circle
1 8:45 - 9:35 Ropes course
2 9:45 - 10:35 Archery
  10:35 - 10:45 Snack
3 10:45 - 11:35 Swim Lessons
  11:40 - 12:15 Lunch
4 12:20 - 1:10 Outdoor Living Skills
5 1:20 - 2:10 Outdoor Living Skills
  2:10 - 2:30 Snack
6 2:30 - 3:20 Free Swim
  3:25 - 3:40 Afternoon Circle

FYI: Swim periods remain the same each day while the other periods alternate between activities offered.  Activities are chosen by the campers on the first day of each session.  Periods four and Five are a double period that allows campers more opportunity to experience, learn and have fun!