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Upper Camp (Grades 3 – 4)

Ages: Children entering grades 3 and 4 in September 2017
Hours: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

One thing is for sure: Your child definitely has an emerging personality all his or her own. And, at Upper Camp, we do everything we can to make it shine. That’s why we continue to offer third and fourth graders the camaraderie and support found in a group setting, while also giving them more of the individualized choices that spark their curiosity. In the morning, your child will choose from three activities per period and participate in them with kids his or her own age. As afternoon rolls around, your son or daughter can pick from three different activities to focus on during the week. These “electives” give your child extra time to complete an art project, master a martial art move and become confident in a whole range of new and exciting skills.

Additional Information:

  • 1:10 counselor to camper ratio within each group
  • Coed groups organized by grade
  • Activities led by trained, adult activity specialists
  • Daily Red Cross swim instruction
  • Weekly afternoon electives chosen each Monday morning
  • Daily lunch and snack provided by Beaver and included in tuition

Swimming

Swim Lessons – Daily Red Cross lessons are taught by certified lifeguards and swim instructors in our outdoor heated pools

Free Swim – Campers have the option of an additional free swim each afternoon

Sports & Games

  • Field Sports (including soccer, flag football, capture the flag, and disc games)
  • Gym Sports (including basketball and dodge ball)
  • Archery
  • Street Hockey
  • Ga-ga
  • Gymnastics

Performing & Visual Arts

  • Music
  • Drama
  • Dance
  • Art
  • Ceramics
  • Woodworking
  • Photography
  • Digital Video

Adventure & Challenge

  • Low Ropes Course
  • Indoor Climbing Wall
  • Outdoor High Challenge Course

Even More Fun

  • Cooking
  • Martial Arts
  • Nature
  • Playground

Special Events

Camp Carnival, Beaver Olympics and dance performances, oh, my. Beaver Palooza, Fourth of July festivities, a family picnic, and so much more.

Sample day at Upper Camp

Time Activity
8:30-9:00 Drop-off
9:10-10:00 Dance or Sports or Woodworking
10:00-10:15 Snack
10:15-11:00 Swim Lessons
11:15-12:00 Archery or Adventure/Challenge or Music
12:00-12:30 Lunch
12:30-1:00 Upper Camp Meeting
1:00-1:45 Elective 1
1:55-2:40 Elective 2
2:50-3:45 Elective 3
3:45-4:00 Pick-up

Camper Choice: In each activity period other than Swim Lessons, individual campers have the choice between two different activities.

Afternoon Electives

  • Upper campers choose 3 activities to do each afternoon for the entire week
  • 12-15 elective options each period, including Flag Football, Digital Video, Bookmaking, Lego Robotics, Wiffle Ball, Italian Cooking, Jazzy Jewelry, Hip-Hop Dance and many more
  • New offerings designed each week by our creative specialist staff
  • Some electives are for Upper and Senior campers combined, while others are exclusively for Upper campers

2017 Session Dates & Tuition

Session Dates Tuition
Session 1 June 26 – July 7 (camp is closed Tuesday, July 4) $1,305
Session 2 July 10 – July 21 $1,450
Session 3 July 24 – August 4 $1,450
Session 4 August 7 – August 18 (early dismissal on August 18) $1,450

Includes daily lunch and snack

Discounts

Sibling and 8-Week Discounts available

Extended Day

Want more camp? You’ve got it. Our Extended Day programs are available to all Upper Campers for an additional fee. Enroll by the week or the day; whatever works best for you. For more info, click here.

7:30-8:30 am – Drop off your camper up to an hour earlier than the regular drop-off at 8:30 am.

4:00-6:00 pm – Extend your camper’s day as late as possible to give them full access to more activities.

Bus Transportation

Why not let someone else be the chauffeur? We’ll safely shuttle your camper to and from Beaver by bus. For more info, click here.

Individualized Tutoring

Give your camper the benefit of personalized tutoring woven into their camp day. For more info, click here.