Day Camp Groups:
Sunflowers, Chipmunks, Pathfinders, & Pioneers
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All of our day camp programs are the alternative to large impersonal camps! Each program is geared towards helping the camper discover the natural surroundings and their inner strength. Chipmunks, Pathfinders, & Pioneers thrive in our small groups. They are encouraged to make friends, explore the environment and challenge themselves, all in a safe, non–competitive, and well-supported environment.
Your camper’s fun doesn’t have to end at 4:00 p.m. Overnight camp extends their day and expands their camp experience. We highly recommend overnight to anyone 10yrs and up, especially those who have experienced our day camp program.
Group Size: Limit 10 per group
Format: Monday-Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Extended Day Options (7:45am / 5:30pm!)
Location: Meet at W.E.U. Southwick Hills Ropes Course at 526 College Highway. Southwick, MA.
Ages 4-5, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
The younger we are when we begin to explore the world around us the more we will respect it. This shortened day program will be a great introduction to the out of doors for our youngest adventurers. In a small group setting the “Sunflowers” will stay at our Southwick base camp and will have the opportunity to make new friends, do environmentally based craft projects, play games, build self-confidence and get a little bit dirty! The staff is comprised of experienced outdoor educators and preschool teachers. Please send your little one with a mid-morning snack!
Ages 6-7, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Based out of our Southwick camp location, Chipmunks will head out each day to explore the Greater Westfield area. Their field trips will lead them to parks, wooded areas, and streams where they will be able to get wet, dirty, and muddy as they play and work together in the out of doors. Chipmunks can expect to spend the week hiking, playing cooperative games, learning team building activities, swimming, climbing our high ropes course, stream-hiking, snorkeling and more. Our professional wilderness leader staff know just how to balance fun, excitement, and education in their outdoor classroom. In addition to a jam-packed week of safe outdoor activities, we provide 1+ group swimming lessons per week and a daily afternoon snack for our Chipmunks.
Ages 8-10, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Pathfinders are sure to go home every day tired, dirty and spilling over with stories about their day at camp. Pathfinders are kept busy and are on the move to a new locale each day. Our staff pride themselves in their ability to keep each day, and each week at camp new, exciting and different than the last. Pathfinders activities could include, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, snorkeling, high and low challenge ropes course, stream hiking, group initiatives, cooperative games and challenges, primitive skills, biking, swimming and more! We keep our groups small by choice so that each child leaves the week having built lasting friendships with not only fellow campers but their staff as well!
Ages 11-13, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Pioneer program was designed for the older, experienced camper. Pioneers will work together to overcome some harder, more age-appropriate challenges. Goal-setting, as individuals and as a group, is an important focus during the week. Your young adventurer will go home every day at 4:00 wishing they were signed up for the overnight Explorer program! Activities could include, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, snorkeling, climbing our high ropes course, rock climbing, orienteering, stream hiking, low rope initiatives, biking, cooperative games and challenges, primitive skills, fishing, swimming and more!
ALL Pioneer programs in 2018 have a ‘One Night Overnight’ for the entire group. This will be a great way for kids to get a taste as to what our ‘Explorer’ Program is all about. You’ll drop them off Thursday at 9am, and will pick them up Friday at 4pm. The group will sleep in tents, cook their meals over an open fire and enjoy the magic of the woods at night time.
If your Pioneer has already tried the one night overnight maybe it is time to take their experience to the next level…..head over to our resident camp page to learn about our “Explorer” one-week overnight program!
Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns regarding camp programming
413-569-1287 – or drop an email at any time firstname.lastname@example.org