Summer Camp Activities

Our philosophy is to allow all campers a chance to shine by offering them many diverse activities. There is no one single focus, but instead, a balance between athletics, nature, creative and dramatic arts that encourages children to grow at their own pace. We believe in letting kids just be "kids".

Swimming

At Camp Early Impressions campers use our swimming facilities daily. Our rectangular, heated in-ground swimming pool, ranging in depth from 2½ to 4½ feet, allows our certified water safety instructors to teach beginning through advanced swimmers.

The swimming pool is completely enclosed and lifeguards are on duty continuously. All campers receive instructional and free swim daily. Instructors and counselors participate in swimming activities to give additional guidance and supervision to their campers. Campers must be 4 years old by June 1st to use the in-ground pool or to participate in private swim lessons. Our younger campers will enjoy water sports through sprinkler fun, water-tables and cool wet games.

Field Sports

Our sports program is directed and taught by a specialty sports instructor. All campers are taught sportsmanship, safety and game skills, as well as the cooperative spirit of competition and fair play. Campers participate in a variety of age appropriate sports including basketball, softball, field hockey, soccer, volleyball and Ga-Ga.

Of special interest to our 4 to 9 year old campers is our junior tennis program. An instructor teaches this fun program on our specially designed tennis courts. Campers must be 4 years old by June 1st to participate in private tennis lessons.

Arts & Crafts

Our crafts program includes all the traditional camp favorites such as tye-dying, paper maché, tile mosaics, lanyards, clay, woodworking, jewelry making, plus ample opportunities for self-expression and creativity.

Nature & Science

Our campers gain an appreciation for their environment and outdoor living skills as they learn about nature, wildlife and history. Many of the craft projects are theme and nature related. Campers will enjoy the world of science as they explore our nature trail and grassy areas, as well as doing numerous experiments and activities in our science centers.

Creative Dramatics

Our highly skilled staff brings to life the exciting world of performing arts. Campers learn acting techniques through improvisation, mime, puppetry, role-playing, pageants and skits. Incorporated into all these events are special musical activities. Of course, camp would not be complete without the rousing singing of camp songs! Many creative dramatics are performed on our outdoor stage.

Specialty Camps

Our week long specialty camps are offered throughout the summer for campers ages 4 to 9. There will be an additional fee as well as a separate registration form required.

Hip-Hop Dance Camp - June 22-26: Campers will learn the energetic, popular dance styles of their favorite hip-hop artists. At the end of the week, campers will star in a "hopped-up" performance for the entire camp.

Basketball Camp - July 6-10: Our campers will be instructed in dribbling, passing and shooting basket skills as well as participating in basketball games.

Super Science Camp - July 20-24: Get your budding scientists ready for exploring, discovering, and learning fun! We have a special program to satisfy the most curious of minds and bring out the scientist in your child!

Soccer Camp - August 10-14: Campers will learn the fundamentals of soccer through participation in various drills. Instruction will include practice in dribbling the ball with your feet, passing and scoring. Our soccer stars also learn the importance of teamwork, both on offense and defense.

Summer Stock Theatre Camp - August 17-21: Theatre Camp offers children hands-on experience with the entire show process from learning lines to performing in front of a crowd of cheering campers! There will be weeklong opportunities for campers to perform for each other as well as participate in a variety of dramatic activities and routines.

Tennis Camp - August 27-31: Campers will participate in drills designed to develop basic skills of tennis. We will focus on agility, balance, and coordination in addition to the teaching of proper grip, swing and game play. Campers will also participate in fun oriented games. FUN will be stressed EVERYDAY!!

Tutoring

Each summer our outstanding teachers offer academic enrichment tutoring for all our campers. For the 5-9 year old set, the focus of the program will be in the areas of skill strengthening and study skills as well as basic English and math concepts. Our preschool tutorial sessions for the 2-4 year olds will reinforce math and reading readiness skills.

Campers at Camp Early Impressions