DAY CAMP: For children age four to thirteen, the day camp provides the most comprehensive mix of traditional camp activities, perennial camper favorites, and fun new things. All campers enjoy on-site swimming, riding or ponies, sports, nature, arts and crafts, dance or movement, music, storytelling, cooperative games, dramatics, canoeing, and flagpole. Campers in Middle and Upper Camp (see divisions below) are also offered archery, ceramics, karate, American Sign Language, outdoor living skills, yoga, and optional one-night or two-night overnight campouts. Upper Campers are scheduled for day-long field trips about once every two weeks. Special social activities are planned for campers entering 7th and 8th Grade, our Senior campers.
Lower Camp groups have a Home Room for free time activity, rest periods, changing, storage of personal belongings, snack time, and inclement weather. The room contains a range of age-appropriate, hands-on activities for camper use during free time. Lower Camp children do not come to Flagpole unless there is a special event that might be of interest and age-appropriate. Each Lower Camp group is led by a certified teacher supported by a team of counselors.
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The Naturalists, Karate Kids, Riding Camp, SummerSports, SummerStage, SummerStudio, Digital Video Arts, and the Camper/Counselor-in-Training Program.
Specialty Camp programs combine a half-day of activity in a specific interest area and a half-day of day camp activity. Specialty activity is normally scheduled for the morning, unless an additional afternoon group is formed due to high interest in the program.
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In the summertime, the camp’s Counselor-In-Training Program provides a direct and immediate, hands-on, experience for children age fourteen and fifteen. CIT’s are trained and guided by the summer Leadership Training Director. The director implements the training activities, leads discussions on behavior management and child development, and organizes field trips to explore and benchmark other summer who run regular camp groups. To offer CITs a broad vision of the program, the CIT’s assignments are short-term within each division of camp and within most program areas.
Barrie is a non-profit organization and a designated student service learning site. As such, CIT’s and C/CIT's receive Student Service Learning (SSL) credit for the hours they work as CIT's.
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Click HERE to see us in action. Watch a brief video of the Barrie Day Camp.
The American Camp Association, the organization that provides us with guidance and helps us to better understand best practices, can also be an important resource for parents who are considering a camp for their child. The A.C.A. maintains a separate website for parents to provide useful and universal information, including how to choose the right camp for their child. We recommend this website and hope that you will use it: www.campparents.org.