What a Full Day At Ross Early Childhood Camp is Like
Table Activities: A variety of table activities are offered to the campers as they enter the Camp classroom to aid them in the transition from home to camp. Some typical activities include: art, play dough, science and nature exploration, puppets, Lego’s and lots of books.
Camp Meeting/Interactive Activity: This usually begins with a song and camp style greeting. This is followed by a game, story or other interactive event that segues into the planned activity of the day.
Snack: Children will enjoy a healthy snack and water either outside or in the camp room.
Camp Activity: This is varied daily. It could be a water game, nature hike, a visit to the Science Lab, Library, or outdoor play area. This activity will take place outside as much as possible.
Camp Specials: These are specially designed just for Early Childhood Campers. They include: Music, Theatre Arts, Wellness (Athletics, Yoga, Jump Start Tennis), Visual Arts, Dance, Gardening and Mandarin.
Lunch in the Wellness Center: The Early Childhood Campers eat lunch in the Ross Café and are served a healthy lunch that is set to please a younger campers palate.
Half-Day Meeting/Dismissal: Part of this maybe spent back outside in the play area or in the Camp classroom with an engaging activity. We then have a Close of the Day Meeting and share ideas about the camper’s day/interests of the day. Half-Day Campers are then dismissed from the Camp classroom. Full Day Campers continue the day.
Outdoor or indoor play/activities: Activities include arts & crafts, painting & drawing, water table, manipulative toys and story time.
Afternoon Specials: Specials include Jujitsu, Jump-start Tennis, Yoga, Gardening, and Music & Movement.
Free Choice Time: Early Childhood Campers enjoy time playing with their friends. Instructors and Counselors facilitate fine and gross motor activities, sensory bins – water table, texture table, art, science, pretend play (e.g. dress up) and block play.
End of the Day/Dismissal: Early Childhood Campers gather in the classroom for stories and songs and sharing of ideas about their camp day. Full Day Campers are dismissed from the Camp classroom.