Our youngest campers can sign up for either a 4, 8 or 11 day session to ease their first transition from home to camp. They become familiar with the rhythm and flow of camp life while experiencing nearly all of the amazing activities camp has to offer! Mini Campers will live in a mixed age cabin (2nd – 4th) with a maximum of 10 campers per bunk alongside 3-4 staff members.
Rising 1st grader? Join us for Session IV’s 4 day camp session!
Session I: June 11 – 18 (2nd – 4th)
Session II: June 27 – July 3 (2nd – 4th)
Session III: July 13 – 23 (2nd – 4th)
Session VI: August 1 – 4 (with option to sign up for Family Camp Weekend from August 4 – 6)
**Session IV will be open to campers entering Grades 1 – 6**
Option to Extend: Think your camper might be have too much fun and not want to come home? We will be offering families the option to extend their mini camp experience until the end of the camp session. Prior to your child attending camp you will receive an email from us asking if you would like to offer your camper the option to extend. (We understand this option might be work for every families schedule, financial planning, etc.) If you choose yes, several days before the session ends we will contact you to discuss your child’s camp session and if both camp staff and parents agree, your camper will be offered the option to stay until the end of the camp session.
Camp-Outs: Weather depending, Mini Campers will be taken on one camp-out during their session. Mini Campers will camp-out on our property at one of our closest camping locations (i.e. Eddie’s Corner, Niven Field, Pavilions, etc) and will have access to indoor bathrooms, if desired. So don’t forget to pack a sleeping bag! (Sleeping pad is optional)
Horseback Riding: In full-length sessions campers will ride three times however, do to time constraints on Mini Campers’ schedules they will have a Mini Rodeo instead of the typical arena lesson experience. During the Mini Rodeo, campers will get the chance to groom horses, play barn games and relay races and ride in the arena with one-on-one instruction from our riding instructors!
Why Mini Camp?
Mini Camp is a fantastic opportunity for young campers to begin exploring the world outside of the home while in safe, encouraging environment. Our staff members are experienced in meeting the needs of our mini camp age group, creating opportunities for campers to explore new activities and form relationships with their peers.
It is VERY normal for children to be homesick their first time at camp. Not only is this normal, but it is a good thing!! Our staff members will be there to help guide your child through these necessary emotions, giving each child confidence and security. Mini Campers will leave at the end of their session feeling accomplished and go home with a new sense of independence and strength. They will begin to form camp friendships that will continue to last and grow throughout their summer camp journey for years to come!