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.

*Please note Primary campers must already be 4-years-old by the start of camp*

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Example of a Primary camp day rhythm:

8:00AM Beforecare (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
4:00 to 5:00PM Childcare (Aftercare, if purchased) in the Kindergarten garden

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Primary Camp Weekly Themes Ages 4-6

Week 1 (June 19-23, 2023)
Theme: Exploring the Forest

Enjoy our forest grounds, discover shelters to nestle in, craft little scenes out of natural “found” objects.

Lots of healthy outdoor play, fresh air, stories, games and puppet shows!


Week 2 (June 26- 29, 2023) *Four Day Week*
Theme: Of the Fields and Meadows

Rolling down the hills, chasing through the meadow, glimpsing rabbits, crafting simple masks!

Lots of healthy outdoor play, fresh air, stories, games and puppet shows!


Week 3 (July 3 – 7, 2023)
Theme: Treasure Seekers

Each day will start with a little scavenger hunt for treasures from nature and with our treasures we will create stories and puppet plays together.


Week 4 (July 10- 14, 2023)
Theme: Let’s go to the Beach!

Building sand castles and digging for sea treasures in the sand begins the day and as the sun warms the sand we head to our make-believe beach. A week filled with seaside stories, sand and water.


Week 5 (July 17-21, 2023)
Theme: Butterflies, Birds and Bugs

Journey to the forest to listen to what we hear, look for the many different insects and birds living in our forest. Creating our own insects and homes and nests for them to live in. fly, fly butterfly!


Week 6 (July 24-28, 2023)
Theme: I heard a little Gnome

Once there was a little gnome who thought it was time to wander and roam around the garden in the sun
oh what fine work it’d done; what a grand surprise to find a gnome!

In the garden, we will roam, hearing stories, making crafts, seeing treasures and playing games to honor the wee folk, the garden gnomes!


Week 7 (July 31 – August 4, 2023)
Theme: Fairy Doors

Beautiful fairies I have seen,
hiding in the trees so green.
I hear them sing, what a lovely thing –
to watch them fly across the blue sky!

Enjoy a week of fairy adventures as we journey with our fairy friends in games, stories, songs, and crafts.


Week 8 (August 8-  11, 2023) *Four Day Week*
Theme: Rainbows and more

Here we go, to and fro, over the rainbow bridge we go,
Treading softly, treading slow, over the rainbow bridge we go!

Joy! Colour! Perhaps a treasure at the bottom. Come and explore the rainbow through painting, colour, story and games.


Week 9 (August 14-18, 2023)
Themes: Songs of the Birds

When woods awake and trees are green and leaves are large and long,
it is merry to walk in the forest fair and hear the small birds’ song

Look to the sky for feathered friends, watch how they soar; join us us in story, songs, games and crafts all about birds.