The Camp Playland Program
SAFE, FUN, INSTRUCTIONAL
The Playland program is carefully designed to take into account the varied interests and needs of children of all ages. Campers are placed in groups of 12-16 children according to the grade they are entering. You may request to be placed with friends.
The camp day is from 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Pre-k campers have the option of a 2:00 p.m. parent pick-up. Each group follows a 6 period schedule with varied activities packed into each day. Each period is forty-five minutes long (this is adjusted for the youngest and oldest campers). Every group swims twice a day and has athletics daily. The group goes to other activities once or twice a week. Every activity is planned and instructed by a specialist, who is an expert in this area. Group counselors participate with campers at all activities.
The teaching ratio allows for small group teaching. When a group goes to an activity they split into mini groups. There is no “waiting for a turn” at Playland. Every camper is actively participating all the time. Because the counselors participate with the campers at the camper’s level activities are fun. Campers develop special bonds with the group counselors and they love playing and learning alongside their counselors.
We believe that at this age children should try every activity. Every activity is planned for safe, fun, instruction and play. Campers will never be forced to participate but we work to help every child enjoy all we offer.