Campus Kids camper chooses his/her activities every day! We call it
"camper choice programming" and our campers love it.
No two daily activity
schedules are alike all summer because we are constantly adjusting program
offerings to meet the needs of our campers.
Each afternoon, bunk
counselors help their campers choose what they are going to do the next day.
It's not a group decision or vote. Each camper makes his/her own
This makes it possible for
campers to easily try out new activities without being locked in for a week
or two whether they like it or not. It also allows them to focus in on
special interests and go back to certain activities every day or even more
than once each day in some cases.
It's fun to make choices and
we think it's important for kids to learn the fun and responsibility of
doing so. After all, how many choices do they usually get in their
lives? In addition to this benefit for our campers, activity sessions
at camp are more fun because the campers want to be at the activities they
Some parents ask if campers
ever try anything new in this system. Yes they do! Given real
freedom of choice, kids usually try out new things and gain new skills.
It doesn't take an adult to force them to do so. The bunk counselors
provide guidance each day as their campers are choosing activities, so they
can give suggestions, encourage new choices, answer questions and help
campers remember things like going back to finish a crafts project or
attending the rehearsal for a play they are in. Younger campers get a
daily instructional swim program.
Camper Choice Programming.
It's highly organized freedom and it's a very special part of Campus Kids.
WANT TO TALK ABOUT CAMP?
Don't hesitate to call us toll-free.
Campus Kids-NJ: 800-633-7350
Campus Kids-Minisink (NY): 888-621-2267