A Full Complement of Daily Activities are Scheduled from 9am – 4pm
Crazy 8′s – Campers engage in cre8tive, arts based projects including drawing, painting, cutting, pasting and manipulating a variety of materials and media forms to trigger creativity and utilize concentration. This activity segment includes various projects coordinated around the terms Cre8, Innov8, Recre8, Collabor8, Motiv8 – and more. Projects often coordinate with camp Weekly Themes and Special Events.
Physical Fitness & Health – Children are involved in activities and games to develop eye-hand coordination, balance, muscle tone and cardiovascular endurance. Such games may include freeze tag, capture the flag, relay races, obstacle courses, and rock wall climbing. Children will also learn about habits important for a healthy lifestyle and for older campers, a personal exercise program will be developed for them to use in the fitness center.
Nature – Exploring the great outdoors is the focus of this activity. Children will participate in hikes, scavenger hunts and examination of various Flora and Fauna on the facility grounds- and is included in Discovery Segments of the schedule.
Discovery – During this program, campers learn and experience topics in science, math and physical object manipulation. Building, experimenting and cooking skills are all used at this station. Challenging the minds of children in an active way is the focus of this activity.
Tennis – The SR&FC professional tennis staff directs this program and campers will participate in two lessons each week. Quality Instruction includes fundamentals of tennis, skill development and game principles. Racquets and balls are provided for campers. Individual tennis lessons are also available at Springfield Racquet & Fitness Center 787-2460.
Sports – Campers learn the fundamentals of a variety of popular sports according to a weekly schedule established prior to the start of camp. Children are instructed in skills via drills, practice and games and then learn the rules through scrimmages and matches. Please see the weekly sports schedule for more info – click here.
Language – Children engage in activities to promote the use and development of written and verbal communication skills. Activities include journal entries, reading, letter writing and poetry. Older campers may be partnered with younger children for reading sessions.
Swimming Lessons – Group lessons are instructed using the American Red Cross guidelines and focus on basic skills for beginners and skill development for intermediate and advanced swimmers. Instructors are Red Cross, Certified Lifeguards. Swim assessments are performed at the start of camp for each camper and for new campers each week. Counselors assist with lessons and pool safety. Private lessons are also available for your child at Springfield Racquet and Fitness Center 787-2460.
Free Swim - Campers enjoy free time in the pool during this segment. Access to the water slides and diving boards is allowed only with close supervision of staff. Only those children able to swim a FULL LENGTH of the pool will be permitted to use the large water slides. Children aged 6 and under remain in the medium pool.
Special Events Presentations and Theme Activities – Interesting, fun and educational special events and presentations are planned to enhance the regular schedule for campers. Normally scheduled activities may be missed or re-scheduled on these days, however the children thoroughly enjoy these camp specials.
Special Events and Activities are also scheduled throughout the summer.
Kids Camp continues on rainy days, however scheduled activities may be adjusted and eliminated due to weather conditions and schedules may change at any time, for any reason without prior notice. Programming for Special Events and certain Theme Days may also alter scheduled activities.