A great introduction to the world of camp!

Entering Nursery – Kindergarten

Junior Camp at Buckley Day Camp is the perfect place for young campers to begin their journey at camp.  Our youngest campers thrive as they are nurtured in a safe and age-appropriate environment. Buckley Day Camp offers one of highest staff to camper ratios to ensure the proper care, attention and developmental support is given to each child. Socialization, fun, learning new skills, building self-confidence and making new discoveries happen every day. It is a place where campers are given the chance to be the BEST that they can be!

About Junior Camp:

  • Groups are led by certified teachers or mature adults with ample camp experience and a dedicated staff of college and high school aged counselors
  • Small group instructional swim in a pool especially designed for young campers
  • Through sports, Junior Campers work on physical coordination while being introduced to a variety of new and exciting games and activities.
  • Well-rounded schedule also includes classes in gymnastics, art, music, science, yoga and sports.
  • Special activities scheduled throughout the summer to further enhance their experience at camp include character lunch, pony rides, carnival day and more

Junior Camp Program Options:

Three Day – Mini-Day Program (for entering Nursery only).  This program begins at 9am and ends at 1:30pm.  The program runs on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays.  It is the perfect intro to camping program for families whose children are not ready for a five-day experience, but still want to experience camp. Three Day – Mini-Day campers have an instructional swim period each day.

 

Mini-Day Program (for entering Nursery – Kindergarten): This program begins at 9am and ends at 1:30pm.  This enables campers to end their day earlier, spend afternoons with family and share their amazing day at camp.  Mini-day campers have an instructional swim period each day.

 

Full Day Program – This program begins at 9am and ends at 4:00pm. Campers in this program receive an instructional swim period each day and a recreational swim period in the afternoon as well.

What a Typical Day Looks Like…

Junior Camp Mini Day (9am — 1:30pm)
9:00am — Arrival at Buckley Day Camp
9:20am — Morning Rally
9:45am — Instructional Swim and Fun in the Car Wash
10:45am — Lunch
11:15am — Music/Art/Cooking/Go Karts (rotating activities, depending on the week)
11:45am — Junior Sports
12:15pm — Tennis/Bungee Trampoline/Science (rotating activities, depending on the week)
1:00pm — Snack
1:30pm — Dismissal

 

Junior Camp Full Day (9am — 4pm)
9:00am — Arrival at Buckley Day Camp
9:20am — Morning Rally
9:45am — Music/Arts-n-Crafts/Junior Sports (rotating activities that change each day)
10:30am — Instructional Swim and Fun in the Car Wash
11:30am — Lunch
12:00pm — Yoga/Gymnastics/Tennis/Martial Arts (rotating activities that change each day)
12:30pm — Cooking/Science/Bungee Trampoline (rotating activities that change each day)
1:00pm — Snack
1:30pm — Playground/Art/Sports (rotating activities that change each day)
2:30pm — Recreational Swim
3:45pm — Dismissal

 

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