We are excited for you to join us this summer! Each week you will be able to participate in a variety of traditional camp activities, as well as some special activities that our amazing staff has planned for you!
The Aldersgate Day Camp experience is an adventure! We might explore the wilderness of Camp Aldersgate and learn the different types of plants and animals that live here. Another day, we might learn new arts and crafts activities! In the afternoon, we will go swimming, so bring your swim suit and towel! All the time, we will be learning fun new games, making new friends, and meeting people from around the world. Each week of Day Camp will explore different exciting activities that are created around the gifts of our talented staff.
Day Camp is open to children who are 6 years old by June 30 and have completed kindergarten, but are not more than 12 years of age.
Some activities that will be offered include: Low ropes, swimming, boating, canoeing, gardening, new games, arts & crafts, singing, nature, group initiatives, hiking, outdoor living skills, orienteering, archery and other fun activities that revolve around the gifts of our creative staff. *Please keep in mind some activities are limited to specific age groups.
Typical Daily Schedule
7:30 – 8:30 am Extended Care: Early Drop-Off (extra charge)
8:30 – 9:00 Drop-Off
9:30 Morning Watch
9:30 – 10:15 Morning Activity #1
10:15 – 11:30 Morning Activity #2
11:45 Clean up, get ready for lunch
1:00 – 2:00 Swim Time
2:30 – 3:00 Afternoon Activity
3:00 – 4:00 Snack/Field Games
4:00 – 4:30 Pick – Up
4:30 – 5:30 Extended Care: Late Pick-Up (extra charge)
2017 Day Camp Weeks
Week 1: June 19 – 23
Week 2: June 26 – 30
Week 3: July 3 – 7
Week 4: July 10 – 14
Week 5: July 17 – 21
Week 6: July 24 – 28
Week 7: July 31 – August 4
Week 8: August 7 – 11
Week 9: August 14 – 18
Whole Summer Special!
9 Weeks of Day Camp – $1,249
Your camper will experience 9 weeks of Aldersgate Day Camp, June 19 – August 18. Sign up by May 19! Payments: $425 at registration, $425 June 1, and $399 July 1. (No other discounts apply – horse camp options and extended care are extra.)
Day Camp Rates: $195 per week or $65 per day.
Extended Care. Extended Care is $20 per week per camper for early drop-off , and $20 per week per camper for late pick-up. These fees apply per camper per week or partial week.
Lunch is included in Aldersgate Day Camp!
Discounts: (Discounts are available only for full week registrations There are no discounts for daily registrations.)
¨ $10 per full week if signed up before May 19.
¨ $5 per camper/per week discount for siblings signed up in the same week.
¨ Sign up for five weeks or more and receive a $5 per week discount.
Discounts are applied manually after your registration.
Horseback Riding Day Camp
Day campers are able to attend our horse camp program with an extra fee of $160. Cost includes daily trips to the stable, basic horse care, riding lessons and other activities. Campers will be back at camp for lunch and all the other traditional camp fun to finish the day.
Horse Back Riding Day Camp Dates
August 7-11; Campers must have completed grade 3
Weekly Rate or Daily Rate? Which should our family choose?
We offer a daily rate of $65 per day for campers who would like to attend just a few days each week. The daily/weekly rate selection is made in advance, no refunds are given if you sign up for a day and don’t attend. In order to comply with our American Camp Association accreditation, we plan our staff numbers according to the number of campers signed up – if your camper is signed up, we have a staff member there and prepare a meal, so we have to charge for the day.
We will be offering American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim courses for our campers this summer!
Aldersgate is excited to offer swim lessons as an option for our day campers attending for the full summer. Campers will be able to take swim lessons in the morning before activities begin. We will be offering lessons Monday and Wednesday for ages 7 and below, and lessons Tuesday and Thursday for ages 8 and up. Lessons will not be offered during Weeks 1, 8, and 10. Cost is $155 for the full summer. Call our office to sign up!
We’re proud to offer you:
- Professional instructors who are well trained by the American Red Cross.
- Learning made fun in a safe environment.
- A balanced program that teaches swimming skills and how to be safe in the water, including a focus on lowering the risk of drowning and increasing the chances of drowning survival.
- A comprehensive swimming and water safety program for everyone in the family—from infancy to adulthood including:
◦ A free Red Cross Swim mobile application available for download from iTunes, Google Play or Amazon Marketplace app stores.
◦ Swim Lessons Achievement Booklets to track skill achievement and progression through the levels.
◦ Badge system to recognize and reward achievement outside of the levels, motivating participants to strive toward developing specific skills and for recognizing participants for something that they are doing well, especially when they are struggling with a specific skill or set of skills needed to successfully complete the level
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (401) 568-4350 to sign up or for more information.