Primary Camp

Primary Camp

Primary campers are four to six years of age. Each week the children will be busy discovering a theme from nature such as earth, air, fire or water. They may work with the soil in planting and growing and encouraging care of the earth. With the magic of air, things move and we cannot see what happens when air moves. Water flows from here to there but it does not always go there in a straight line; some things float some sink. Fire can be used to warm us or to cook our food. Whatever the theme, they will be happily discovering nature every day.

The primary camp will model the gentle rhythm of our Kindergartens that so lovingly nourish each child’s developing coordination, cooperation and creativity. Each day will be a calm and joyful journey through imaginative play, circle games, songs and stories. We will spend a lot of our time outside in nature, on walks, or in the forest..

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Example of a Primary camp day rhythm:

8:00AM Childcare in the kindergarten garden
9:00 AM Camp day begins with a walk
10:00AM Picnic of finger food
11:00AM Back to the garden for activities on the weekly theme
12:00PM Lunch
1:00PM Rest time
2:00PM Snack
2:30PM Activities on the weekly theme
3:00PM Water play
4:00PM End of camp day
5:00 to 6:00PM Childcare in the kindergarten garden

Primary Camp Weekly Themes Ages 4-6

Week 1 (June 18 to 22) *Only 2 Half Day Spots Left, Full Day Still Avail.

Midsummer’s Day!

It is Midsummer’s Day!
Flowers as red as fire
The sun can rise no higher
It is Midsummer’s Day!

Joyfully we will celebrate the longest day of the year through making crafts, playing games, and singing with the sun.

Week 4 (July 9 to 13)

Gone Fishing!

One, two, three, four, five,
Once I caught a fish alive
Six, seven, eight, nine, ten
Then I let him go again!

Come and listen to fish tales, make a fishing pole, and craft some fish to catch.

Week 7 (July 30 to August 3) *2 Half Day Spots Left

Busy Bees and Butterflies

Little bees work very hard
Making golden honey
Butterflies just flutter by
When the days are sunny.

A week of discovering the miniature world of bugs, bees, and butterflies through stories, songs, crafts, and games.

Week 2 (June 25 to 29) * Only 1 Half Day Spot Left, Full Day Still Avail.

Gnome Gardens

In a little garden
we’ll build a little home
Fairies hiding in the flowers
Near the garden gnome

This week we will plant a tiny garden and make a miniature home for fairies and gnomes.

Week 5 (July 16 to 20)

Hunting Treasure

I’m as lucky as can be
This treasure chest belongs to me
Gifts from nature do I seek
Want to see? Come take a peek!

An exciting week of seeking treasure and filling our treasure chests with Mother Nature’s gifts.

Week 8 (August 7 to 10) 4 day week

A Day at the Beach

Down at the beach
Isn’t it grand?
Wriggling my toes
In the soft, warm, sand

This week will be filled with seaside stories, make believe beaches, and sand castles.

Week 3 (July 3 to 6) 4 day week *Half Day FULL*

Birds on the Wing

She’ll fly where it’s best
To build a wee nest
And hide her eggs under her wing
Sweet thing!

Enjoy a week of birding adventures as we seek our feathered friends in stories, songs, and crafts.

Week 6 (July 23 to 27) *Only 4 Full Day Spots Left

Pioneer Days

Pioneers work hard it’s said
Making butter for our bread
Carding wool and weaving yarn
Tending animals in the barn

Let us step back in time to days when we baked our own bread, made our own butter, and created toys from wood and wool.

Week 9 (August 13 to 17)

Rainbows on the Breeze

If I could catch a rainbow
I would do it just for you
And tie it to a summer breeze
That we can ride on too!

Come on a magical journey and float on the breeze with our crafts as we play with the colours of the wind.

Week 1 (June 18 to 22)

Midsummer’s Day!

It is Midsummer’s Day!
Flowers as red as fire
The sun can rise no higher
It is Midsummer’s Day!

Joyfully we will celebrate the longest day of the year through making crafts, playing games, and singing with the sun.

Week 2 (June 25 to 29)

Gnome Gardens

In a little garden
we’ll build a little home
Fairies hiding in the flowers
Near the garden gnome

This week we will plant a tiny garden and make a miniature home for fairies and gnomes.

Week 3 (July 3 to 6) 4 day week

Birds on the Wing

She’ll fly where it’s best
To build a wee nest
And hide her eggs under her wing
Sweet thing!

Enjoy a week of birding adventures as we seek our feathered friends in stories, songs, and crafts.

Week 4 (July 9 to 13)

Gone Fishing!

One, two, three, four, five,
Once I caught a fish alive
Six, seven, eight, nine, ten
Then I let him go again!

Come and listen to fish tales, make a fishing pole, and craft some fish to catch.

Week 5 (July 16 to 20)

Hunting Treasure

I’m as lucky as can be
This treasure chest belongs to me
Gifts from nature do I seek
Want to see? Come take a peek!

An exciting week of seeking treasure and filling our treasure chests with Mother Nature’s gifts.

Week 6 (July 23 to 27)

Pioneer Days

Pioneers work hard it’s said
Making butter for our bread
Carding wool and weaving yarn
Tending animals in the barn

Let us step back in time to days when we baked our own bread, made our own butter, and created toys from wood and wool.

Week 7 (July 30 to August 3)

Busy Bees and Butterflies

Little bees work very hard
Making golden honey
Butterflies just flutter by
When the days are sunny.

A week of discovering the miniature world of bugs, bees, and butterflies through stories, songs, crafts, and games.

Week 8 (August 7 to 10) 4 day week

A Day at the Beach

Down at the beach
Isn’t it grand?
Wriggling my toes
In the soft, warm, sand

This week will be filled with seaside stories, make believe beaches, and sand castles.

Week 9 (August 13 to 17)

Rainbows on the Breeze

If I could catch a rainbow
I would do it just for you
And tie it to a summer breeze
That we can ride on too!

Come on a magical journey and float on the breeze with our crafts as we play with the colours of the wind.