Lower Camp (PreK – K)

Ages: Children ages 3-5 entering Pre-K or Kindergarten in September 2020 (must be 3 by June 29, 2020)
Hours: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Lower Camp gives young kids the opportunity to dip their little toe in the water, so to speak. It’s a nurturing, age-appropriate way to introduce them to everything that the camp experience has to offer. We’ve included all the exciting activities that your child wants (and lots of them) with the structured, daily schedule he or she needs (no meltdowns on our watch). Your child will play, learn and make friends in small groups of kids who are the same age. Each group is led by three of our experienced, engaging and caring counselors known for their gentle skill in priming kids for their life-long love of camp.

Pre-K Program

Your little camper will get one of the biggest welcomes in our program. Kids entering their first year of Pre-K are showered with individual attention by counselors who are trained in and responsive to the needs of young children. Your child, along with 12 to 15 of his or her new best friends, will participate in activities designed by our specialists to engage the mind, move the body and eagerly anticipate what’s next tomorrow.

Kindergarten Program

A little older: a bit bolder. Our program for rising Kindergarteners challenges your camper by introducing new skills and challenge within the same small and supportive group environment. Your child will stretch his or her physical and mental muscle by learning things (supervised by our trained specialists, of course) like woodworking and martial arts during our daily High 5 activities. Plus, each group offers two swim periods per day: free swim in the morning followed by a Red Cross instructional swim in the afternoon. And, because Kindergarteners are starting to think for themselves, for one period each day, we give them the opportunity to choose between two different activities.


  • Swim Lessons – Daily Red Cross lessons are taught by certified lifeguards and swim instructors in our outdoor heated pools
  • Free Swim – Kindergarteners have the option of an additional free swim each morning

Sports & Games

  • Team sports
  • Indoor tennis
  • Gymnastics
  • Outdoor games

Performing & Visual Arts

  • Music
  • Drama
  • Art
  • Storytheater

Even More Fun

  • Natural Wonders
  • Playground
  • Little Builders
  • Yozumba
  • Tot Stop

Special Events

Camp Carnival, concerts and sing-a-longs, oh my! See-Me-Swim Days, Fourth of July festivities, family picnics and so much more.

High 5 Activities

Our oldest Lower Campers who are rising Kindergarteners have a unique opportunity to experience our most popular activities enjoyed by older campers here at Beaver:

  • Martial Arts
  • Archery
  • Woodworking
  • Adventure/Challenge
  • Ceramics

Sample day at Lower Camp

Time Activity
8:30-9:00 Drop-off
9:00-9:35 Gymnastics
9:45-10:00 Snack
10:05-10:40 Outdoor games
10:45-11:20 Storytheater
11:30-12:00 Lunch
12:00-12:30 Rest
12:30-1:10 Swim lesson
1:15-1:50 Natural Wonders
2:00 Pick-up

2020 Session Dates & Tuition

Session Dates Tuition
Session 1 June 29- July 10 (camp is closed Friday, July 3) $1195
Session 2 July 13 – July 24 $1325
Session 3 July 27 – August 7 $1325
Session 4 August 10 – August 21 (early dismissal on August 21) $1325

Includes daily lunch and snack


Sibling and 8-Week Discounts available

Extended Day

Want more camp? You’ve got it. Our Extended Day programs are available to all Lower 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.
  • 2:00-4:00 pm – Gives your Lower camper an opportunity to enjoy more activities and you, to pick them up later at 4:00 pm. This works well for children with older siblings in our full day programs.
  • 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.