Camp Programs by Grade
Our kindergarten program is specially created to welcome our youngest campers to the camp environment by creating a safe, consistent, and supportive environment. Campers build strong connections with their head counselor, who is knowledgeable in transitioning little ones from preschool to elementary school. In addition to the experienced head counselor, each kinder group has an experienced co-counselor (a specially trained staff person with specific skills for this age group), and a counselor-in-training (a handpicked teen with training and lots of enthusiasm) that help build friendships, foster relationships, and make a closely bonded community every week. Kindergartners are everyone’s little brother or sister at BB Day Camp and are taken care of by every member of the camp staff. Our goal is to provide kindergartners fun and engaging activities that bolster their self-confidence and build important social skills that will benefit them in school and at home.
Kindergartners stay at Camp, we bring the field trips to them, like a magic show, bubble show, petting zoo, or carnival! Other activities available for kindergarten may include cooking, sports, music, wacky science, martial arts, gaga, arts and crafts, gardening and nature, and dance.
Every day is full of exciting activities like wacky science, cooking, basketball, gaga, volleyball, arts and crafts, dance, music, rocket building, nature and gardening, water play, costume contests, and new activities each week!
Grades 1-2 go on one awesome field trip every week, for example: the Zoo, the Children’s Museum, Bowling, a theater show, OMSI, and more…
Every Grade 1-2 group has a Head Counselor (an experienced staff person who supervises the group), Co-Counselor (a specially trained staff person with specific skills for this age group), and a Counselor-In-Training (a handpicked teen with training and lots of enthusiasm) that help create friendships, foster relationships, and make a closely bonded community every week.
Campers going into grade 2 can sign up for the BB Camp overnight field trip twice in the summer. This is optional, but a fantastic opportunity to test out sleepaway camp!
Camp for grades 3-5 is non-stop action, all-day, every day of the summer! Campers, along with their counselors, are constantly on the move between exciting activities (e.g. intramural sports, art projects, basketball, gaga), a field trip every week (Sky-High, Lasertag, Water Park, Oaks Amusement Park) and special events (sleepovers at BB Camp, dress-up days, Independence Day Carnival).
Our staff is trained and excited to create special bonds between our campers, make sure very camper has a friend and place at BB Day Camp, and to make every camper’s day feel special.
The oldest campers are partnered with a kindergartner for a big brother/sister program throughout the summer. Our oldest and youngest campers sing, dance, and play together on special occasions allowing the grade 5 campers to build leadership skills and our youngest kids to have the extra attention and bonds they need!