Camp | Camp Programs

All 3 of my kids learned how to swim at Green Acres Camp and had an amazing experience. They all love the water thanks to Green Acres!

- Loryn B. (Current Parent)                                                           

Camp Programs

At Green Acres, our campers enjoy:

  • Swim instruction - With daily, on-site swim instruction, our campers really learn to swim.

  • Convenience - With so many specialized activities offered at one location, there is no need to run around to several different camps in a summer.

  • Variety of Activities  - Learn something new with a creative selection of activities offered in a combination of indoor and outdoor spaces - works well on Code Red days, too.

  • Nurturing and Secure Environment - Our beautiful, 15 acre campus, tucked away in a quiet neighborhood with several shaded playgrounds and light filled buildings, gives campers a chance to escape the hustle and bustle of school life.

  • Staff - Our experienced, well trained staff really relate to campers and  campers love our counselors!

  • Growth - The six week program offers younger campers stability and continuity as they learn to be campers. We are the closest experience to sleep away camp a camper can have! The 3 week option provides older campers with the opportunity to combine 3 weeks of day camp with 3 weeks of sleep away camp.

  • Traditions - Camp traditions like Gully and Olympics build a lifetime of memories.

The spirit of Green Acres Summer Day Camp is best exemplified by our morning Gully. As the carpools and buses arrive, the guitars warm up, the singing begins, and the vibrant sounds of children’s voices fill the air as junior campers greet one another in song. Skits are planned and performed, birthday greetings are given and special events and activities are shared. Gully starts the day on a bright note with a spirit of enthusiasm, humor and camaraderie.

Senior Camp goes directly to homeroom where they check in, greet one another and use the time to participate in the planning of their activities and trips.

At Camp, we value children’s natural curiosity. The camp day is a blend of indoor and outdoor activities and of structure and free choice. Campers create their own path with a variety of activities in art, drama, swimming, cooking, dance, music, sports, science and woodworking.

Senior campers can also select Snap & Shoot, Rock Band, Robotics, Fashion Stars, Virtual DJ, Film Stars, Dance Jam and The News Show.

Numerous special performances and assemblies on campus complement these activities. Older campers enjoy an exciting schedule of day trips and overnights. Summer highlights for all include the traditional Fourth of July Parade, Fun Fridays, Family Fun Run, Movie Night, Senior Camp Olympics, Spirit Days, and the Staff Vaudeville Show.

Our qualified and enthusiastic staff is committed to making each child’s camp experience a special one. We group campers according to their grade in school. There are a total of 320 campers and each homeroom has 15 to 17 campers.

Homerooms have one teacher, one college student and one high school student. With an overall ratio of one instructional staff member to every seven children, there truly is an opportunity for us to get to know each camper.

Because of our staff, Green Acres Camp is a unique, warm and inviting place where children quickly feel at home. The staff members are selected not only for their ability to direct activities, but also for their enthusiasm which inspires all our campers to get involved!

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