Summer Programs
Day Camp

Programs

Availability for 2022
Camp filled up very quickly this year, and most of our sessions are full. To find out more about availability, please contact aperry@tenacrecds.org. When asking about availability, please provide your child's entering grade, and the sessions you are interested in.  If you would like to join the waitlist, please submit a registration form online.  There is no deposit and no obligation to enroll if you are waitlisted. We will contact you if anything becomes available. 

The Day Camp offers three program options (THREES, FOURS, and FULL DAY), and all programs are planned so that enrollment in multiple weeks is enjoyable.  Tenacre Day Camp is a traditional, fun summer experience for children ages 3 to 12.  Campers are encouraged to participate in a wide range of age-appropriate activities which promote group cohesiveness and provide opportunities for individual growth and creativity. All Campers may enroll for 2, 4, 6, or 8 weeks.  We strongly believe that children get more out of camp by attending at least two weeks.  Enrolling in a 2 week session gives children the chance to settle into camp, get to know the staff, make new friends, and experience all of the camp activities.  We find that campers improve their skills and feel more confident in their abilities when staying at camp for a longer period of time.
THREES
Age: 3 Years Old
5 Half Days
8:25 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
The Half Day Camp is for children who are toilet trained and three years of age by the start of camp.
Extended Afternoons are available on for a minimum of 3 days/week until 3:15 p.m.

FOURS
Age: 4 Years Old and entering PK
3 Full Days and 2 Half Days
8:25 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays
8:25 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays
Extended Afternoons are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays until 3:15 p.m.
FULL DAY Camp 
Grades: entering K - 6th 
5 Full Days
8:25 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. Monday - Friday. 


Aftercamp Child Care
3:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday
3:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Friday

Day Camp Program

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  • Swimming Lessons

    Every camper has a swimming lesson every day! Tenacre has two, heated, outdoor pools that were built in 2017. Our pools are specially designed to provide the safest and best possible instructional settings. We believe that swimming is an important life-saving skill and we continually get top marks for our swim program. The Full Day Campers have a swim lesson each morning, and the group lesson size is small. Most of our 3 and 4 year old campers swim 1:1. The Full Day Campers also have a recreational swim time in the afternoon. The swim staff is entirely separate from the counselor staff, and all members of the swim staff hold Lifeguard Training (LGT) certification, and some hold Water Safety Instructor (WSI) certification. On the first day of each session, the new campers are tested for their swimming ability, and at the end of each child's enrollment in camp, an evaluation of progress is sent home in the form of a swim report. 

    We will update our camp families in the spring about what swimming will look like for Summer 2022.  In Summer 2021, all of our campers had a swimming lesson every day.  
  • Lunch and Snack

    Campers are welcome to bring their own lunch that is nut free. Refrigeration will not be provided for Summer 2022. Lunches should be packed in a soft lunch bag and clearly labeled with the camper’s name.

    You also have the option to purchase a kid-friendly lunch provided by the camp. If you would like to buy lunch for your child, there will be a form to do so, and you will need to purchase lunch by the week ($45/week).  Each day there is a Hot & Cold (nut-free) lunch option prepared and packaged in our commercial kitchen right on the premises. Our kitchen is run by professionals that work with children during the school year. In addition to the hot and cold options that are on the menu each day, the kitchen staff tries to accommodate all major allergens with a prior weeks notice. Gluten and dairy free options are available daily.

    In addition to the hot option for each day, these following options are also available daily: 
    1) Sun Butter and Jelly Sandwich w/ yogurt & fruit
    2) Plain Bagel and Cream Cheese w/ yogurt & fruit
    3) Grilled Cheese w/ yogurt & fruit
    4) Buttered Pasta (Marinara on the side), Parmesan Cheese, Garlic Bread w/fruit
    5) Oven Roasted Turkey on Wheat Bread, Real American Cheese, with fruit and vegetable sticks

    Our Full Day (K - 6th) campers eat outside each day.  On rainy days, the campers eat in our Dining Room. The 3 and 4 year olds eat their snack and lunch in their home-base classrooms. Each group of campers eats together and the Counselors eat with their campers.

    Campers need to bring their own water bottle to camp. Drinking water throughout the day is encouraged by all of our staff.  Campers can bring/pack a drink in their lunch bag.

    FOOD ALLERGIES
    Many parents choose Tenacre specifically because of the precautions we take to protect children with allergies.  We are an allergy aware camp, and many of our campers have food allergies, and life-threatening allergies to peanuts/treenuts.  If a camper has an EpiPen for his/her food allergy, the camper's lunch will be kept in the Directors' refrigerator.  Campers are not allowed to share food. Due to food allergies and restrictions, campers cannot bring in outside treats for their age groups for special occasions/Birthdays. 

    SNACK
    The camp provides a peanut/nut free snack for all campers.  The snacks are served on a rotating basis throughout the summer.
    • Bananas
    • Apples
    • Clementines
    • Rold Gold Pretzels
    • Cheerios
    • Snack Bar with Blueberries or Strawberries
    • Corn Bread
    • Cheese Sticks
    • Annie’s Bunny Grahams
    • Ritz and Saltine Crackers
  • Drop-Off and Pick-Up

    Drop-Off
    In the morning, drop-off is from 8:00 a.m. until 8:25 a.m.  Our car line enters by way of the 160 Grove Street/Maple Manor entrance.  Our camp staff are helpful in guiding our car line through the arrival route.  The campers are assisted out of the car by one of our staff members and taken to their group.  All cars exit onto Benvenue Street.

    After 8:25 a.m., arriving families need to park their cars in the Benvenue Street parking lot behind the school. Campers must first be signed in at the Directors' Shed, and then one of our staff members will take your camper to his/her group. 

    Pick-Up
    Dismissal begins at 1:00 p.m. for some of our 3 and 4 year olds.  Campers that are staying for a full day will depart at 3:15 p.m.  ID CARDS must be presented each day to pick up your child, and you must also sign them out.  

    All pick-ups are via the 160 Grove Street entrance.  Drivers should arrive by 12:55 for the 1:00 dismissal.  Drivers should arrive at 3:10 for the 3:15 dismissal.

    If you are a walker and will pick-up your camper on foot, you should wait by the basketball standards on the blacktop, and the camp staff will bring your child to you.  You must show your ID CARD and sign out your camper.
Tenacre nurtures and challenges each child, every day.