Each group typically consists of approximately 25–30 campers, two Counselors and one CIT. To encourage independence and accountability, Upper Camp campers are offered a choice of activities every day. In daily assemblies, campers participate in group challenges and are presented with activity choices offered that day. Campers then choose which 5 activities to attend, building their daily camp schedule based on those opportunities, making every day unique. Campers mark their selected activity on a board allowing their counselors to know their location. Campers always walk in groups to activities and check in with their counselors between each activity.
Upper Camp Free Choice Examples
Art Collage, 3D Sculpture, Drawing and Painting
Computer School Appropriate Online Games, i.e. Cool Math
Co-op Games Gaga Ball, Playdoh Pictionary, Mosquito Tag, Quidditch
Crafts Lanyards, Tie Dye, Perler Beads, Friendship Bracelets
Dance Movement, Gymnastics, Improvised Dance
Drama Talent Show, Puppets, Theatre Games
Field Capture the Flag, Basketball, Baseball
Music Percussion Instruments, Singing, Music Games
Outdoor Adventure Fire Building, Hut Building, Fishing
Pottery Pinch Pots, Beads, Masks
Science Nature Studies, Experiments, K’nex
Specialty Crafts Glass Fusion, Candlemaking, Leather Crafts
Swimming Free Swim, Waterslides, Structured Water Games
Sample Day at Upper Camp
|9:30|| 3D Sculpture|
|10:35|| Theatre games|
|11:15|| Fire Building|
Daily hot lunch is included in camp tuition. Two entree selections, one of which is vegetarian, are served with beverages, salad bar, sandwiches, fresh fruit and dessert. For the safety of all campers, items that contain nuts, peanuts or peanut oil are not served.
Cost: $710 per session, includes lunch
A deposit of $150 per session is required within 14 days of registration. Remaining camp fees, after the enrollment deposit has been applied, are due in two equal installments on April 1 and May 1.
Campers enrolled full-day in all 8 weeks of Day Camp, or a combination of Day Camp, Sports Camp, STEM Camp or Summer Stock Theatre receive a $300.00 discount on the 8 week total. Discount is applied after registration.
The cancellation deadline is March 1, 2019
Upper Camp Field Trip • Session 4 Only
A field trip is scheduled for Upper Camp to Groveland Oaks on August 16. Group games and activities are organized, a picnic lunch is served, and children have the opportunity to swim at the park. All Upper Campers in attendance on the day of the field trip are expected to participate in this trip as there will be no Upper Camp supervision at Roeper Camp that day.