Why 5 or 6 Weeks?
Safe, socially nourishing, crafted for skill-building, and schedulable with your other summer plans!Play 'Why 5 or 6 Weeks?' Video
The Formula for a Smooth and Fulfilling Summer
In Summers 2020 and 2021, we enrolled all campers for a 5-week-long experience and watched as our camp mission and core values were fulfilled like never before. Campers’ genuine connection with one another reached new depths, as did skill-building and self-expansion. Not to mention how safe having static groupings made camp. This summer, we’re excited to bring you the same benefits of having everyone enrolled for the full summer, while also giving families more flexibility!
Choose any five weeks of camp – they don’t have to be consecutive – or come for all six!
Read on to learn what families love most about our format.
The friends your child makes on the first day of camp are the friends they’ll be bittersweetly saying goodbye to on the last day of camp, hopefully with a future playdate already lined up! Our program length gives a rare opportunity for lifelong friendships to grow and blossom, and for each camper to feel socially nourished at an unhurried pace. Campers also get to form deep relationships with their counselors and specialists – their mentors – who over the duration of the summer can truly know and understand each camper. An unmistakable bond forms between the entire group. Together as a ‘camp family’, they experience team-building from the ground up, share challenges and triumphs, create a world of jokes and camaraderie, and make memories that will last a lifetime.
Crafted for Skill-Building
With a camp session of our length, an entire world of programming is opened up! Skill-building and camp activities can truly be progressive–continually building on themselves. With this model, campers can see elaborate projects through from start to finish, master a skill (or many!), find what really makes them tick, up the ante on a challenging activity each week, collaborate on summer-long group initiatives, make vast strides in critical life-skill areas such as swimming, and come out of the summer with real confidence in a variety of areas–rather than having just dipped their toes in.
Schedulable with Other Summer Plans
Whether you choose our flex-five-week option and skip a week of camp, or sign up for all six weeks, you’ve got time to do everything you’ve been longing to do. We offer the perfect session length for an immersive camp experience that still leaves room in your family’s schedule for those other things that are only possible during the summer months. Make this summer your family’s smoothest one yet!
For the past 37 summers our number one priority has remained the same: your child’s safety. In Summers 2020 and 2021, we mitigated the risk of COVID-19 by following an ‘all in’ five week model and other safety-minded protocols. Setting up camp so that all campers come for five or all six weeks of camp ensures that we have the same children in each group for the entire summer, creating the most static groupings with the least amount of risk (per current State Guidelines). You can feel confident sending your child to The Nature Place, knowing that they will not be exposed to frequently changing groups of children or staff.