Summer Programs
Day Camp

Threes (3 Year Olds)

Summer 2021: We are looking forward to welcoming campers back to camp! In the months ahead, we’ll continue monitoring changing conditions and guidance as they emerge, adapting our plans and protocols as-needed to ensure the safety of all involved. For the most current information about Summer 2021, please visit our COVID page.  

The Threes


Age: 3 years old  

Tenacre Day Camp offers the best first camp experience for your child in an exciting, nurturing program specifically for this unique preschool age! This program is for children 3 years of age and toilet trained by the start of camp. Children utilize our elementary school facility, playgrounds, and pools. The Threes program is half day from 8:25 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.  The 3 year olds can also stay for Extended Afternoons from 1:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.  

Is your 3 year old interested in fun activities? This program encourages social interaction, creativity, and imagination within a safe, non-competitive, and caring environment. Half Day Camp activities include instructional swim, sports, arts and crafts, music, playground, nature, storytime, yoga and more. Extended Afternoons can be added Monday through Friday from 1 p.m. until 3:15 p.m. Aftercamp child care is also available until 6:00 p.m. 
I value the excellent 1:1 swim lessons!
3's Camp Parent

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  • 2020 Themes

    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.
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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 on the Parent Surveys. THE THREES have a swim lesson each day, and most 3 year olds swim 1:1.  The swim staff is entirely separate from the counseling staff, and all members of the swim staff hold Lifeguard Training (LGT) certification, and most hold Water Safety Instructor (WSI) certification.  On the first day of each week, 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.
  • Counselor to Camper Ratio

    The Three's program maintains a 1 to 4 ratio and each group has a lead pre-school teacher.
  • Home-Base Classroom

    The 3 year olds have a classroom that they meet in each morning.  This classroom space is a familiar place for The Threes to change for swimming, eat snack, eat lunch, and have some of their activities. 
  • Hours

    8:25 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Monday - Friday 
    The Extended Afternoon program is available from 1:00 - 3:15pm for $25/day.  

    Drop-off as early as 8:00 a.m.
    Aftercamp Child Care is available until 6:00 p.m.
    Children enrolled in the Extended Afternoons until 3:15 p.m. may stay for Aftercamp.
  • Pricing

    $570 per week

    8:25am - 1:00pm
    Extended Afternoons (optional): $25/day from 1pm - 3:15pm

    Enrollment Minimum: 2 consecutive weeks

    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 22 - August 21), and the 2 weeks must be consecutive.  Single weeks can be added before or after the 2 consecutive weeks.  If you want to enroll your child in one (1) single week of the camp, we will not be able to confirm the one one week request until mid May.  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 do not qualify.
Tenacre Day Camp is accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA), and is celebrating more than 40 years of providing a safe, fun, wonderful day camp experience for children. 

Learn why choosing an accredited camp is important. 

Tenacre nurtures and challenges each child, every day.