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Camp Caring Place

Camp Caring Place is The Caring Place's summer program for children age six to 12. Every summer we have a theme such as Farming or Space. We build on this theme throughout the summer often creating the “theme” within our classroom out of cardboard creations. We also go on daily field trips.

The Camp program provides social, emotional, cultural, academic, moral, and recreational opportunities. We encourage developmental skills through active learning and help develop awareness that education prepares them for a world of change and responsibility. We encourage creativity and freedom, provide a positive developmental environment, encourage independence with a sense of responsibility with self-care, and encourage children to be unique individuals.

Activities that will be offered while your child is in our care include: outdoor and social play, music, science activities, cooking experiences, field trips, creative movement, cultural activities, reading readiness, language development, creative art activities, health and nutrition, and social learning activities.


6 – 7:30 a.m. Drop off in 4’s room
7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 – 9 a.m. Free exploration and art activities
9 – 11:30 a.m. Group, projects, outside time and cooking
11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Lunchtime
12 – 12:30 p.m. Preparation for field trips
12:30 – 3:30 p.m. Field trip
3:30 – 4 p.m. Snack
4 – 6 p.m. Free exploration and pickup