The Avon Kids' Camp is an all outdoors camp for kids 5 years old who have started kindergarten to age 11 years old. Camp is run out of the Chickadee shelter, located next to the playground in the upper park. The summer is comprised of eight weeks of camp. Each week will have it's own theme and counselors plan activities throughout the day based on the theme. Counselors are advised to stick to the following station categories while planning activities; sports, health and wellness, crafts, nature, science and large group. Campers will travel to each station throughout the day. Parents will be provided a schedule for the following week on the Friday before each following week of camp. We also have weekly special guests join us and take at least 1 field trip over the summer.
Structure and planning are very important but we also believe in letting the kids use their imagination. If the kids come up with a fun and safe activity that the counselors agree on....... we are doing it! As parents ourselves, we believe that the kids are structured and scheduled all school year long. Camp is a place to explore, imagine and be a kid. In a world of technology, there is nothing wrong with just being a kid. Camp will consist of our Camp Director and Lead Counselor in addition to our qualified counselors who are all CPR and First Aid Certified to care for your child. To ensure proper supervision and age-appropriate activities, campers will be divided into groups by age. Campers are all together at several times throughout their day though for large group activities.
Time blocks are prepared prior to camp outlining games, crafts and activities that will take place on a daily basis. Every forty-five minutes to an hour of the day is identified with a specific activity geared to providing a positive camp experience. There is also plenty of time for free play!
For more camp information go to the General Camp Information tab.
Registration Opens April 9 Camp Dates May 31st-July 30th. Go to the Registration tab and click Register.
2019 Summer Camp Themes and Calendar of Weekly Events Coming Soon!
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Week 1-Myth Busters (lots of science) Week 2-Boxes, Boxes, Boxes (use your imagination and build with boxes) Week 3-Sports of all Sorts (campers get introduced to several sports such as soccer, lacrosse, rugby, tag football, baseball, basketball) Week 4-Campers vs. Counselors Week 5-Holidays (4th of July, Easter, Christmas) Week 6-Olympics Week 7- Contests and Competitions Week 8-Water Fun
Camp Daily Schedule
Drop-off/Pick-up @ Chickadee Shelter Upper Park
7:00am - 9:00am Drop-off, Breakfast
9:00am - 10:00am Morning Rotation 1
10:00am - 10:15am Morning Snack (Camp-Wide)
10:15am - 11:15am Morning Rotation 2
11:15am - 12:15pm Morning Rotation 3
12:15pm - 1:15pm Lunch/Free-Time
12:00pm - 1:00pm Half Day Pick-up & Drop-off
1:15pm - 2:15pm Afternoon Rotation 1
2:15pm - 3:15pm Afternoon Rotation 2
3:15pm - 3:30pm Afternoon Snack (Camp-Wide)
3:30pm - 4:30pm Afternoon Rotation 3
4:30pm - 6:00pm Pick-up, Free-Time
Respect and obey all counselors and camp staff.
Respect the park and park property.
Obey all playground and parks rules.
No writing on park equipment.
No running in the shelters.
Do not sit or stand on picnic table tops.
Keep your hands and your feet to yourself.
No throwing sand, rocks or any other item not meant to be thrown.
Be respectful of other campers - name calling or bad language will not be permitted.
Respect all camp property and equipment.
Sports equipment may only be used for its intended purpose.
Return all camp equipment to its proper location after you are done using it.
Pick up any trash before leaving an activity area (crafts, sports equipment, lunch, etc.).
Stay in your group’s designated area. Please do not take restroom breaks without permission from your counselor.
Weapons of any kind are not allowed at camp.
Do not talk to strangers. Tell your counselor immediately if you are approached by a stranger.
Do not bother animals or their homes. Do not feed animals.
Be respectful of everyone, including those who are not in camp such as park staff or other park users.
Inclement Weather Plans: Heat Advisory: In the event of a heat advisory, the campers will be in or around the Red Barn. This provides campers the opportunity to have cool air when it gets hot. Frequent breaks will be taken to avoid any heat-related illnesses and water will be available to campers throughout the day. End of the day pick-up will be at the Red Barn if there is a heat advisory. Thunderstorms: In the event of a thunder or electrical storm, the campers will be in the Pavilion Center. Let it be noted that children may be allowed to play in the rain when thunder and lightning are not present.