Specialty Camps

2023 Specialty Camps will be announced on Tuesday, December 6th.

Our two-week Specialty Camps offer programs for a wide variety of interests that campers might have. For each two-week session, we offer a program for Specialty Lower (entering K & 1st) and Specialty Upper (entering 2nd - 6th). 

While participating in Specialty Camp, campers spend approximately half of their day in specialty based programming, and half of the day participating in traditional camp activities. Some traditional camp activities we offer include art, indoor sports, nature, music, ropes/challenge course, team sports, crafts, theater arts, field sports, clay, newcomb, kickball, storytime, archery, and more. Just like Full Day camp, each camper in Specialty Camp will receive a swimming lesson every day and also have a free swim period.

All of our Specialty Instructors are exceptionally qualified and have many years of experience in youth education.

Dates & Rates

Session 1: June 26 - July 7, Closed 7/4
Session 2: July 10 - July 21
Session 3: July 24 - August 4
Session 4: August 7 - August 18

More Information

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  • Counselor to Camper Ratio

    The counselor to camper ratio for our specialty camps is 1 counselor for every 5 campers. The group staff is comprised of a specialty instructor with vast knowledge and teaching experience, along with group counselors to help the instructor during specialty activity periods. The group counselors travel with the group throughout the day to their traditional camp activity periods as well.
  • Hours

    • Drop-off Hours: 8:00 - 8:25am
    • Pick-up Hours: 3:15pm
    Monday through Friday
    Full Day
    8:25 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

    Aftercamp is available until 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and until 5:15 p.m. on Friday.
  • Swimming Lessons

    We believe that swimming is an important life-saving skill and we continually get top marks for our swim program. Specialty campers have a swim lesson each morning and the group lesson size is small. 

    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.

    In addition to offering instructional swimming, we also offer a daily  recreational swim period as an activity.

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  • Fun Friday Theme Weeks

  • Low Counselor to Camper Ratios

  • Lunch Available for Purchase

  • Two Swim Times Daily

We Are Accredited

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. 

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