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We offer camp programs in which enrollment is based on age and/or grade, and that are designed for children to learn, play and grow in a safe, supportive environment. Our camp programs are of the highest quality, and they are staffed by our expertly trained Counselors, Group Leaders, Specialists and Directors.

There are campers as young as three and as old a fifteen, comprising several campers divisions. We offer a broad programming curriculum designed to meet the needs of campers in each division, while instilling an overall sense of community, camaraderie and friendship across the entire campus.

At Camps ‘R’ Us, we stress the importance of safety by creating an environment that requires clear-cut goals and values. Campers sense that they are part of an orderly, safe environment and this helps them develop a positive self-image.

Our staff are trained specifically to safeguard the overall well-being of the campers they supervise, and they are taught to support specific developmental milestones throughout the summer. Opportunities arise every day at camp in which staff have an ideal chance to offer insight to campers, and these teachable moments are encouraged and supported by our senior leadership.

Camper Divisions

Camps ‘R’ Us’ youngest campers enjoy a fun-filled first camp experience that offers a full day of enrichment through specialized activities for 3 and 4 year old boys and girls. Our Tiny Tots program is designed to complement the unique complexities of early childhood.

Campers thrive in an exceptionally supportive camp environment, with an extremely low camper to staff ratio, age appropriate curriculum and an introduction to a wide variety of sports and large motor activities.

Average group size: 3

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We offer a balanced, age-appropriate curriculum for 5 and 6 year old boys and girls who have just completed preschool or kindergarten. Our KinderKamp program offers a natural progression for campers who are ready to take on the challenges of more advanced activities, new experiences and enhanced programming.

Campers thrive in a very nurturing camp setting, with a low camper to staff ratio, scaled down equipment perfectly sized for active young campers, and the freedom to be creative through Arts & Crafts, Imagination Station, Music and Dance.

Average group size: 5

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Once campers arrive in our grade-based divisions, they are very active and can’t wait to play! 1st & 2nd graders are ready for the full range of camp activities, and we offer a diverse curriculum with programming that introduces campers to mainstream sports, enhanced creative arts, and technology-based activities.

Campers thrive in a very active camp setting, with a low camper to staff ratio. Focus is given to physical and emotional development through non-competitive play and campers are encouraged to try new things without the risk typically associated with failure.

Average group size: 7

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3rd and 4th graders experience camp from a whole new vantage point, with access to more programming options, including a tremendous range of athletic, gaming and creative activities.

Our enhanced sports program adds an element of friendly competition, with weekly league play in a variety of team sports.

Shades’ Famous Game Room opens campers up to a world of gaming that is unrivaled in the camp industry. In addition, campers can participate in more focused creative arts. They are also introduced to “CLUB,” which is optional programming, or choice-based curriculum.

Average group size: 8

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Our 5th and 6th graders comprise the most senior camper division, and our innovative program allows campers to enjoy a comprehensive summer experience with a unique combination of scheduled activities and choice-based programming.

Emphasis on personal and team achievement is increased through friendly competition that encompasses many camp activities. Enhanced twice-weekly league play includes team standings, playoffs and awards.

“CLUB” activities are further developed, and campers can choose to participate in a variety of focused activities based on their personal interests. Shades’ Famous Game Room is a featured activity area for 5th and 6th graders, and the added element of tournaments with prizes provides the opportunity for skill development and “play with a purpose.”

Average group size: 10

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The C2 (Camper 2 Counselor) Program is for campers who have completed 7th, 8th or 9th grade. It’s our version of a Counselor-In-Training program, designed specifically to assist in the transition from camper to staff member.

C2s are given the opportunity to take part in “real world” training, under the direct mentorship of a Camps ‘R’ Us counselor. During the summer, they are assigned to a group in a younger camper division to assist with programming and activities. Skills learned as a C2 include group management, lesson planning, activity preparation and game moderation.

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Camps ‘R’ Us’ elite teen trip and travel program, the Voyagers, provides 7th, 8th and 9th grade campers with the experience of a lifetime as they find themselves facing new and exhilarating experiences every day. Never in the same place twice, our campers are introduced to a new world of stimulating adventures with a summer family that they will cherish for years to come.

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