ENTERING 1ST (AGES 6– 7)
Camp Shomrai's Junior Division is designed with a wide range of age-appropriate activities to help children learn and grow in a joy-filled environment over the summer. We give young campers the opportunity to develop and form friendships in a nurturing small group at our elementary camp campus. Our exceptional staff consists of adult counselors who have experience with children and are certified in First Aid and CPR. We also hire high school students as Junior Counselors and middle school students as Counselors-in-Training. Together, we facilitate play, help campers navigate social interactions, and help campers thrive physically, socially, and emotionally!
Team Building Games
Everybody wins in the whole-camp games and non-competitive sports we build into our daily schedule. Campers learn how to better communicate with their peers and work on life skills like listening, leadership, and creative thinking. We want kids working together, appreciating each other’s strengths, and having fun!
Campers have water play every day! The boys and girls have separate water play times on our campus. Campers arrive in swimsuits and play on our inflatable water slide or sprinkler . The water slide is monitored at all times by an adult counselor .
Music and Movement
Ready, set, move! Campers have specialized movement sessions with a professional instructor. The classes teach a variety of techniques in a fun, age-appropriate way, including balance, spatial awareness, and coordination. In past years campers have enjoyed professionally taught yoga, Zumba, and My Gym classes for the campers’ enjoyment.
We incorporate nature into our weekly programming so children learn about the wonderful world around them. Spending time in nature provides countless opportunities for creativity, discovery, problem-solving, and even STEAM education. Each week campers have opportunities to explore nature with structured activities including scavenger hunts, planting, and experiments.
You never know who might show up to help campers engage in creative play, thinking, and expression. Each other week we bring a special program to camp to encourage imaginative play. In previous years, guests have included Mad Science, Mother Goose on the Loose, Port Discovery's Museum on the Road, petting zoos, puppet shows, and magic shows.
Campers enjoy an off-campus excursion every other week, to a park or a local recreational activity such as an indoor play area, mini-golf, bowling, boating, gaming, or visiting a trampoline park. At community parks, they play on equipment and participate in structured group activities.