Camp Adventures for Children Entering K-2nd Grade
Junior Outpost is the “perfect first camp experience” created just for our youngest campers. Carefully designed by our directors to be a nurturing introductory program for younger campers, Junior Outpost operates “half day” from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM and is full of traditional Outpost fun and adventure. Our counselors are chosen and trained to embrace the creativity and imagination of each camper to create an inventive and inclusive environment. Sessions are two weeks long, five days per week Monday through Friday. Learn more about our dates and rates.
*Please note: Our K-2nd grade campers are eligible for two programs options: Junior Outpost (partial day) and Day Camp (full day). Please click here to read more about Day Camp.
Set Up for Success
Our staff are skilled at pacing the day appropriately by alternating between high and low energy activities. By tailoring the day to the appropriate age, each camper can navigate camp more successfully.
Small groups of the same age are the focus of our program’s design. Group-centered camping gives children the best opportunity to experience the powerful feeling of belonging, make and keep new friendships, and connect with their counselors.
Our small group sizes and longer sessions give each camper the opportunity to genuinely connect with and keep friends. We have found that this is especially important for our youngest campers as they adjust to the camp day with familiar faces.
Our counselors are carefully selected and intentionally trained to ensure every child feels included, valued and appreciated. We pride ourselves on our counselors. They’re the ones who create the magic!
Back to Basics
Campers visit our nature forts every day – where facilitated free play encourages campers to get back to basics and simply play outside. This allows campers to learn collaboration, creativity, initiative, leadership and responsibility.
Strong Sense of Belonging
Each group’s unique sense of identity and inclusivity provides a safe platform for kids to develop their physical, emotional and social skills by choosing group activities, trying new and silly things, and enjoying themselves outdoors.
We find that what campers remember most are the in-between moments filled with inside jokes, ridiculous games and silly conversations. From ninja spying on another to group to leaving notes for the Leaf People, these are the stories you’ll hear from your campers over dinner.