Lower Camp Program
Lower camp consists of two divisions:
Parparim – “Butterflies” (entering Pre-K and K)
Tsabim – “Turtles” (entering 1st Grade)
Dubim – “Bears” (entering 2nd Grade)
Our lower campers at Sprout Westchester experience a wide range of activities that have been adapted to ensure they are age-appropriate. Our lower camp groups typically consist of approximately 15 campers with 3 counselors who are dedicated to the group all day and all summer long. Programs are led by specialists with specific experience in the area of instruction and support by our general counselors. This includes activities such as sports, karate, ropes adventure course, nature and exploration, dance, cooking, yoga, arts and crafts and so much more.
A SAMPLE DAY AT CAMP
As campers arrive to camp, they are greeted by camp staff and guided to their designated group meeting spot in our assembly area. Attendance is taken, lunches collected, and counselors set the stage for the day. The Camp Leadership team lead the morning assembly with special announcements, traditions, and flag raising. Assembly is where Birthdays are cheered, games are played, and good deeds are recognized, as the camp comes together to start another day. Campers then walk with their counselors to their first period activity!
Our campers have the opportunity to explore both performing and creative arts through a wide variety of arts activities. From drama, yoga, dance and movement, to traditional camp crafts, the opportunities for creative development are infused with nature and exploration of our incredible campus. Arts activities are led by specialists with specific training and expertise in their area and supported by our camp counselors.
All of our campers participate in an American Red Cross Certified swim lesson daily. All campers are tested and placed in an appropriate swim group based on their skill level. Our lessons are taught by WSI certified lifeguards and supported by our camp counselors, ensuring growth and development in swim skills. We have two large pools to allow for plenty of space for our swim groups to separate and cater to every group’s needs.
Our campers engage in a variety of sports activities from soccer, to basketball, volleyball, gaga and beyond. Our equipment and instructions are tailored for each age group. Experienced coaches and specialists lead these activity periods with support from our camp counselors to create an inclusive activity period for all campers involved.
Our younger campers experience a potpourri of activities best suited for their age. These include sensory exploration, cooking, clay sculpting and nature. Our older campers get the opportunity to choose electives from the wide range of activities that we offer. During this period, campers will participate in the same activity for the entire week. This gives them the chance to pursue a specific hobby that they enjoy. We have over 20 elective options including creative arts (ceramics, painting or general arts) and performing arts (drama, dance, and singing), adventure (ropes, archery), nature (hiking, fishing), Making a Difference Club (Campers make packages to send to those in need) and so much more.
Campers will bring a peanut and tree-nut free lunch Monday-Thursday. On Friday, camp provides a BBQ lunch that includes hot dogs, veggie burgers, vegetable side dish and watermelon. We provide two peanut and tree-nut free snacks each day. We are an allergy-friendly facility.
All of our campers have a period each day where they have free swim! It’s a great open free play time! Our lifeguards closely supervise swim areas while our camp counselors play with our campers in the water, ensuring low adult to camper ratios and close monitoring of all swimmers. Campers will stay in shallow water, unless they have demonstrated a specific set of skills proving they can swim in deeper swim areas.
Adventure & Nature
Our campers get to experience some of our amazing adventure activities include our petting zoo, boating, fishing, adventure ropes course, and exploring the trails in the Sprout woods[/ezcol_1half]
With our new ceramics studio, campers will either participate in sculpting or ceramics on the wheel. This activity is led by a professional ceramist and artist.
Campers gather with their group at the end of each day for some reflection and fun camp traditions including performances, singing camp songs, and playing games. Counselors spend time talking with the group about their social and emotional accomplishments.