The Camps ‘R’ Us Tiny Tots® program is designed to complement the unique complexities of early childhood, and introduces 3 and 4 year olds to their first camp experience in a warm, caring, and supportive environment. The program is designed to develop a positive self-concept, while focusing on creativity, motor-skill development and imagination.
Camps ‘R’ Us’ youngest campers enjoy a fun-filled first camp experience that offers enrichment through specialized activities for boys and girls ages 3 to 4 years, 6 months.
Our qualified teachers create an atmosphere of acceptance where the individual social, intellectual and emotional needs of each child are considered and supported.
The program is derived from the the developmental approach to early childhood education that places emphasis on learning skills based outside of the traditional classroom setting, which are geared to each child’s stage of readiness and development.
Our approach to learning recognizes the tremendous capacity and desire of the young child to discover and explore the environment of their immediate world, enabling him or her to covert natural curiosity into the 12-month learning process.
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.
Camper-to-Staff Ratio: 4
- Developmental Milestones
During the summer, campers will acquire a greater ability to reason, plan and remember through carefully selected activities designed to enhance their development. As they begin to better understand common social conventions, our staff will initiate games based on cooperative learning experiences, where close group interaction is essential. Athletics are also introduced to support camper’s development of agility, balance and coordination.
- Flexible Schedule
In addition to our flexible choice of weeks and days, Tiny Tots® parents may also choose between three options for the length of your camper’s day.
- Full Day – 9 AM to 5 PM
- Mini Day – 9 AM to 2 PM
- Half Day – 9 AM to 12 PM
- Program Features
- Qualified Certified Early Childhood Teachers
- Nursery and Pre-K Readiness Program with Age-Appropriate Curriculum
- Extremely Low Camper-to-Staff Ratios
- Age Appropriate Exclusive Equipment and Playing Spaces
- Exclusive Specials planned including children’s performers, singers, petting zoo, and more!
- Tiny Tots® Exclusive Play Centers, Interactive Gaming and Dining
- Daily Activities
Activities are planned to help campers develop social skills, motor skills and imagination. All Tiny Tots® activities take place on campus.
The Tiny Tots® program features structured activities that facilitate young children’s exploration and love of music, art and creative expression.
In our introductory Arts & Crafts program, campers explore the art of cutting, pasting, sponge and finger painting, play-doh, collage and much more! Hands-on projects include puppets, masks, hats, photo frames and key chains.
Creativity is also expressed through a unique assortment of thematic crafts, based upon a variety of camp events during the summer. Our campers’ masterpieces are displayed throughout the campus or brought home for their parents’ private art collections!
Campers enjoy daily “sings,” dramatic play, and routine introduction to rhythmic musical instruments.
With our introductory athletics program, we introduce campers to a large variety of age-appropriate sports and activities that will enhance their gross motor-skill development and movement capabilities.
Daily skill builders and games help campers to build self-confidence in an atmosphere that promotes fun, participation and teamwork.
Activities include: Aerobics, Introductory Team Sports, Dance, Parachute, Field Games, and Relay Races
Tiny Tots have built in classroom time, during which they enjoy a variety of play centers.
Circle Time is our first activity of the day, and it enables campers to make a smooth transition from home to camp. Circle Time activities include morning greeting, calendar, weather, and a look forward toward upcoming events.
During the camp day, individual and group classroom activities include songs, creative movement, games, music, blocks, dress up, dramatic play, kitchen creative, construction zone and story time.
Outdoor activities include Tiny Tikes Village, and Water Play, Gardening and Nature Activities.
Camps ‘R’ Us has many traditions that have become part of the fabric of our camp community. We celebrate these special events on various days during the summer, and Tiny Tots participate at a level that is appropriate for their specific age and abilities. These special days augment the daily activity schedule, and are indicated on your campus calendar. Traditions include: Crazy Hat Day, Picture Day, Wild ‘n Wacky Challenge, Color War, Shades’ BIG Shindig, Pinewood Derby and Talent Show.
Please note: Campers in the Tiny Tots Program must be fully potty trained to attend camp. “Fully potty trained” means that the child independently asks to go to the bathroom when needed, can sit themselves on the toilet, are able to wipe themselves, flush, and wash their hands. ×