Summer. Is. Coming. Yes. You heard me. Mother nature tends to tease us New Englanders… Bring out the sandals one week, but DON’T put away the boots…. I know you know how it is! We’re so fortunate to spend our entire year thinking about summer. It’s like we get an dose of Vitamin D every time we check our email.
As part of our year round planning, we process feedback from our families through emails, conversations and surveys (thanks to all who participate), and feedback from our incredible staff and work to make sure that the next summer is even more spectacular than the Summer before.
We’re so excited to “officially” announce some of the spoils of this process and some of the new additions and changes for the Summer of 2017 (some of you may already got the word from our Facebook page!)… Scroll down to be sure you take it all in!
TURBO PADDLERS!!! Build for our Turtles and Freshman (4-7 year olds these great little paddleboats offer a new way for our lower campers to access beautiful Lake Massapoag. Kids simply crank the handles to turn the paddle wheels and off they go forward backward or 360 degrees around. The shallow waters of our Lake make for a perfect area for these paddlers and will allow our little ones to be independent while our counselors are supervising in knee deep water near by.
NEW INFLATABLE “KING OF THE MOUNTAIN” SLIDE!!! Our upper camp inflatable obstacle course will get an update this year with this opportunity to climb to the top of this on-lake mountain and then slide down! So fun for our 3rd graders and up!
MEGA STAND UP PADDLEBOARDS!!!! Yes… you read that right. These 18ft long paddleboards fit 8 to adults and up to 10 kids at at time, and we have two on our way for the summer! Now that’s AWEsome….
MORE ACTIVITIES GEARED SPECIFICALLY FOR OUR UPPER CAMPERS!! We know our big kids love to have their own space and have very different needs than our little kids at Camp. In an effort to continue to support our campers as they get older here at Camp, we’ve made some expansions in our program. Beginning this summer our campers entering 5th grade and up will spend a lot more time on our upper campus with growing program areas including an upper camp arts and crafts space, upper camp drama, upper camp indoor cooking area, and upper camp specific Dance and Yoga space. In addition, and an indoor/outdoor “arcade” featuring non-tech game space for ping pong, fooseball, pool table, pop-shots, and more.
PARTNERSHIP WITH KIDS IN SPORTS! During the summer of 2017, every camper entering pre-K through grade 2 will have one “Kids In Sports®” period added to their schedule each week they attend Camp. During this period, the Kids In Sports Coaches will lead activities with assistance from our Everwood staff. This expansion to the program comes at no additional cost to families and campers will continue to experience all the exceptional sports, arts, adventure, aquatic and nature based programs Everwood has to offer!
2ND OFFICE AND NURSES SPACE AT UPPER CAMPUS! To help make early pick up and late drop off easier, we’ve added a new office space to our upper campus as well as several parking spaces for parents who may be dropping off later or picking up early. In addition, we’ve added a second nurses office space just incase our big kids need anything medical during the day.
SOME CHANGES TO OUR DAILY SCHEDULE: To make transitions between activities and throughout our campus smooth and easy for kids of all ages we’ve rearranged some things in our daily schedule. This year our Sophomores will have one elective and an additional group activity allowing for more variety and exposure to all of our great offerings at Camp. Our Seniors will have 4 electives allowing for double period electives for certain program areas (e.g., boating across the lake perhaps?) Click here to view a sample schedule!
Now all of the above are additions to our already dynamic and diverse Summer Camp program, and whether your camper is 4 or 15 they will all get to experience all that Everwood Day Camp has to offer!