Explorers Village (1st-3rd Grades)
Monday – Friday
The Explorer program focuses on developing skills in a variety of athletic, cooperative and creative outdoor activities, improving their swimming skills, and continuing to develop their social and emotional intelligence. There are full day and half day options available. The explorers will be grouped by age and gender and have 14-16 campers in each group with 2 counselors.
The daily group schedules are customized to satisfy the interests of the campers. Specialty instructors plan and execute activities in the specific curriculum areas. The group counselors assist the campers with the projects and with the overall supervision and safety of their group. All campers will have two 45-minute rotations per day. Each day the groups will have 1 rotation with a specialty instructor and 1 rotation facilitated by the counselors. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, the half day explorers will have swim lessons in the morning and full day explorers will have swim lessons 2 days per week in the afternoons.
Explorer Rotations Include:
Outdoor Cooking, Sports & Games, Fun with Science, Interactive Story Time, Giant Games, Kids Zone, Field Games, Card Games, Lego Engineering, Basketball, Arts & Crafts, GA-GA, NEW! Top Secret Special Activities
Full and half day explorers will eat lunch and have recreational play time where they can interact with campers within their village. During this time campers can play four-square, basketball, GA-GA, have fun on the playground or just relax with their friends and have ice cream. All campers must be signed up via online waiver for ice-cream before the start of camp.
Half day explorers will be picked up by their parents. For the full day explorers, there is a customized schedule for each group, based on the group swim time in the afternoon. The components of the schedule are as follows:
Play Time/Chill Out: After a busy morning of scheduled activities campers take a 15-minute chill out time to relax with friends, sit in the shade and cool off before jumping into afternoon activities. This time is also used for bathroom and drink breaks as well as sunscreen application.
Group Time: A 30-minute period where counselors run age appropriate structured group activities each day.
Elective/Choice Time: Afternoons allow your camper to choose activity based on his/her interests. Electives/Choice will cover a a diverse line-up through the sessions (i.e. Sports & Games, Arts & Crafts, Board Games, Backyard Games, Makers Space (STEAM) and Camp Water Activities and surprise vendors).
Treat Tuesday: Each Tuesday campers will be offered a fun treat in the afternoons during Elective/Choice Time.
Swimming: Each camper will have two 30-minute instructional swim lessons each week. There will be 10 minutes at the end of each lesson for recreational swim time. Swimmers are broken into 3 smaller groups based on ability after completing a swim evaluation with the Aquatic Deck Supervisor.
BFT (Big Fun Time): Once per week the Activity Leaders will run a fun and exciting large group activity with their groups. This time will showcase the fun and silly personalities of the staff while engaging the campers in some group fun!
FFO (Friday Face Off): Every Friday, groups will face off with one-another in different games, team-building activities or brain teaser challenges.
Camp Director Corner: Weekly time with the camp director and behavioral team to talk about helping others, differences in others, peer pressure, self-control and choices/consequences, and the 4-core values of the Y.
One friend request per camper may be submitted by April 1. Friend requests are only offered for the full day explorer village option.
Full Day Pricing: $530 members*|$555 Non-Members*
Half Day Pricing: $385 members*|$410 Non-Members*
*An additional $35 per child will be charged for the session 2 camp trip.