Summer Programs
Day Camp

Fours (4 Year Olds)

The Fours


Age: 4 years old

This popular program is for children four years of age by the start of camp who are ready to stay a whole day on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (8:25 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.) and a half day on Tuesday and Thursday (8:25 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.). This group pursues many of the regular full day camp activities in a schedule modified by two half days.  

Coed groups are led by Head Counselors with early childhood experience. On any given day, the campers may work with clay, pursue art, music, yoga and craft activities; take instructional swim lessons; play sports and games; and learn about nature.

Our daughter made so much progress in the swimming program - we were so impressed not just with her actual swimming, but also with the confidence and enthusiasm about swimming she gained!

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  • Swimming Lessons

    We believe that swimming is an important life-saving skill and we continually get top marks for our swim program. THE FOURS have a swim lesson each day, and most 4 year olds swim 1:1.  THE FOURS also have a recreational swim time on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 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.  

  • Theme Weeks

    Each week we have a special theme and campers can dress up on Fridays if they choose.  Our "Fun Friday" activities are created around the weekly themes.

    2022 Themes
    Week 1: Animal Kingdom
    Week 2: Wild, Wild West

    Week 3: Shark Week

    Week 4: The Magical World of Disney

    Week 5: Spies and Ninjas

    Week 6: Kids Wanna Rock!

    Week 7: Game Play

    Week 8: Tenacre Olympics
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  • Counselor to Camper Ratio - 1:5

    The Four's program maintains a ratio of 1 counselor to every 5 children, plus an adult Activity Specialist.  Each group of 4-year-olds is led by a Head Counselor that has early childhood experience.
  • Home-Base Classroom

    The Four's program has a designated home-base classroom that they meet in every morning. This classroom space is a familiar place for The Fours to change for swimming, eat snack, eat lunch, and have some of their activities.
  • Hours - 3 Full Days/2 Half-days

    8:25 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. Mon/Wed/Fri
    8:25 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Tues/Thurs
    Drop-off as early as 8:00 a.m.

    Extended Afternoons
    are available on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. 

    Aftercamp Child Care is available until 6:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday, and until 5:15pm on Friday.

    Children enrolled in the Extended Afternoons on Tuesdays and Thursdays may stay for Aftercamp. Children that leave at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursday, may stay for Aftercamp on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
  • 2022 Pricing

    $1,416 per two-week session
    Minimum Enrollment: two-week session

    Session 1:
    June 27 - July 8th (closed on Monday, July 4th)
    Session 2:
    July 11 - July 22
    Session 3:
    July 25 - August 5
    Session 4:
    August 8 - August 19

    Extended Afternoons on Tuesday/Thursday (optional): $30/day from 1:00pm - 3:15pm

    Session 1 is discounted (Camp closed on 7/4): $1,316

    8-Week Discount: 5% off the total tuition
    Sibling Discount for 2 children: 5% off the 2nd child ; Each camper must attend for 6+ weeks of camp
    Sibling Discount for 3 or more children: 5% off the 2nd child ; 10% off the 3rd, 4th child ; Each camper must attend for 3+ weeks of camp
Minimum Enrollment
There is a 2-week minimum in the Day Camp (June 27 - August 19). Enrolling for two-weeks gives children the chance to settle into camp, get to know new friends, and experience all of the camp activities.  We find that campers who participate in multiple weeks of camp improve their skills and feel more confident in their abilities. The Rising Star Sports sessions are stand alone weeks.
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