Our one week session is for our youngest campers. Starter Camp is nurturing environment, especially for first-time overnight campers.
For the first part of the week, campers stay in cabin groups with their counselors as they walk from structured activity to structured activity.
Once they become comfortable and familiar with their surroundings, campers are given the opportunity to choose their activities through open programming and see everything Starter Camp has to offer.
Our 3:1 camper-to-staff ratio enables us to guide campers with a mentoring eye, as they explore our Land and Sea activities and gain independence.
Just being away from home for five nights is a huge accomplishment for many Starter Campers, and while counselors encourage campers to try all activities, we do not focus on ranks and specific achievements.
Starter Camp is for ages 6 -9.
Starter Campers are usually first-time, young campers and they definitely need a little extra TLC. We intentionally have a lower staff-to-camper ratio, and we keep cabins together as campers get used to the camp facilities and grounds. All campers take a swim assessment on their first day and of course, life jackets are required when on the water. Our counselors and staff undergo specialized training for younger campers to ensure they have a memorable week.
Help your child with homesickness by talking about it ahead of time. This helps your child understand that being homesick is natural and may help them accept it with less anxiety.
Water safety is extremely important at Camp. Each camper takes a swim assessment on their first day of camp and instructional swim is a part of every day.
Along with sailing and powerboating, we have a wide variety of land and water activities including swimming, fishing, creative arts, archery, golf, riflery, canoeing, paddleboarding, kayaking and high ropes courses. Campers earn ranks by developing skills in activities.