Adults and Children in Trust
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Summer Camp: Preschool age division


Mini ACT Division


...It was her first at a day camp. She’s not use to such a long day. I honestly didn’t think it would work. Plans seemed so full. She was so tired when she got home after the first few days but she grew more excited by the day. As I dropped her of one day, she told me about the white peacock. We searched and found “Phil”. She was so proud. Each day seemed to have something new: songs, water games and pill bugs in the garden... Yes the plans were full with discovery, wonder and being with friends! 

July Session 1  (five weeks) ........August Session 2  (two weeks) ......Check our calendar for exact dates

YOUNG PREPS:(5wks.) AND AUGUST (2wks.)

The high quality of our Mini-ACT program resides in our Young Preps program, and there’s something newthis season. Renovations in Cathedral School classrooms prevent ACT's use of the school facility.
(Downsized in 2017 due to construction in Cathedral Schoolbuilding))
Always flexible, ACT has created the Young Preps program to serve a smaller group of four and five year olds. Our youngest will have a home base classroom at ACT. Five year olds will use the lawn area as a meeting place with other Prep campers. The schedule is similar to those described below. Staff coverage will remain the same and both groups will be supervised by the Preps Coordinator and Educational Director, Marie del Tejo.

Must be 4.0 yrs. old as of September 1st
Young campers quickly notice all the outdoor opportunities available to them. Small group activities within a flexible structure best describes the program day. The daily A.C.T.ivity schedule includes sports, art, music, storytelling, dance, gardening and water play in our water play area. A visit to the “mist zone” is a welcome respite on hot summer days when campers travel to “big A.C.T.” for special A.C.T.ivities and camp wide assemblies. Parents are invited to join campers at the end of the day for special assembly presentations.

The Early childhood division coordinator and low classroom ratio for eighteen campers ensure children receive the loving attention they richly deserve. Groups of 18 are often divided in half when visiting our nature/science specialist and other specialist. Our team of four per group includes: certified early childhood teachers and assistant that are eager to introduce and share their exciting theme-based plans; counselors who present camp-like activities during down time; CIT’s who provide the youthful experience often displayed by older siblings. Weekly plans are posted by classrooms for parents.

ma danceTeachers help each camper experiment and feel successful whether they are making a scarecrow on the porch, run an obstacle course on the playground, search for worms in our gardens, build ant dams after a rainfall or create a fruit market. Long lasting friendships, new games and songs, outdoor art under a canopy tent, playing in our private playground, planting in our vegetable garden, participating in camp carnival games, and following resident peacocks are a few samples of what A.C.T. campers experience.





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Mini-ACT Division (ages 3.5-5.5)
Preps Division (ages 5.9-7.8)
Voyager Division (ages 5.9-7.8)
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August Specialty Session 2 & 3 (all age groups)
Theme Day Camp session 1(ages 4-14)
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