For our youngest campers, entering kindergarten and first grade, we offer a wide array of activities and experiences that are inviting and age-appropriate. The Pioneers Camp provides campers with a structured program designed to ease them into building new friendships and becoming more independent. Camper’s days are fun filled. They take American Red Cross Swim Lessons every morning and enjoy supervised free swim in the afternoons. They get to explore the world around them by doing hands-on experiments in STEM. They get to explore their creativity in Music & Drama and Arts & Crafts. They challenge themselves and learn how to support each other in Sports and Gymnastics. In order to balance all of the high-energy activities, campers will also have quality time to do quiet activities that will build their group community and provide them a break from the fast-paced day. Pioneers also have Story time as another more relaxed block of their day. The Pioneers have weekly field trips on Fridays to some of the areas best attractions. Field Trips provides our campers, especially incoming kindergarteners, time to get accustomed to bus rules and routines in a smaller, adult-supported environment before needing to do it independently for school.
Below are our anticipated field trips for 2020. Please note that these are subject to change at anytime but we hope to have them finalized by February.
Field Trips 2020
Week 1 – The Painting Place – Wellesley, MA
On this trip campers will travel to the Painting Place to create wonderful pieces of art. Each camper will be able to chose from a wide variety of plaster sculptures that they will get to paint and design. Campers will also get to mine for gems, dance, and take silly photos before enjoying the Painting Place’s famous slush! Campers will also enjoy a picnic lunch at a local park. Creativity will certainly shine on this trip! Learn more at https://www.paintingplace4fun.com/
Week 2 – Boston Children’s Museum – Boston, MA
On this trip campers will travel to the Boston Children’s Museum. The Museum’s exhibits and programs emphasize hands-on engagement and learning through experience, employing play as a tool to spark the inherent creativity, curiosity, and imagination of children. Designed for children, Museum exhibits focus on science, culture, environmental awareness, health & fitness, and the arts. In addition to extensive child-centered exhibits, Museum educators develop numerous programs and activities that address literacy, performing arts, science and math, visual arts, cultures, and health and wellness. Learn more at http://www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org/
Week 3 – One Stop Fun – Westford, MA
On this trip campers will travel to One Stop Fun in Westford. One Stop Fun has the Ultimate Indoor Playground! It contains 3 stories of tubes and tunnels for climbing and exploring, a wave slide, a spiral slide, and a 40′ long 8′ high traverse rockwall for lots of fun and adventure! One door fun also features an outdoor pool that is 1.5 feet in the large camper friendly shallow area and 6 feet in the deep end. Five water slides, mushroom spray, and spray station playground and water tables provide hours of fun. Learn more at http://www.onestopfun.com/
Week 4 – Davis Farmland – Sterling, MA
On this trip, campers will go on a hayride to see all the different animals at the farmland. They will have the opportunity to feed and play with some of the animals that live throughout the farmland. Campers will have the opportunity to go to the spray park that is on site for some water fun. Learn more at https://davisfarmland.com/.
Week 5 -Southwick Zoo – Mendon, MA
On this trip campers will travel to the Southwick Zoo for a full day of adventure. In addition to seeing over 150 species of animals campers will also get to visit a petting zoo, walk among deer in the Deer Forest, ride a Woodland Express train, make their way through a Rainforest Adventure Maze, and have a chance to ride some rides. It promises to be a jam packed day of fun. For more information visit: https://southwickszoo.com/