Chumash Program (1-3 grades)

1st through 3rd Graders: Chumash Program

Chumash campers are starting to gain a little more independence and learning to make decisions for themselves.  They are encouraged to try new things, and new activities are introduced at each grade-level. They also get opportunities to play creatively and use their imagination as they come up with variations on camp games and songs. Campers experience compromise, problem-solving, and sharing within a group of other campers.

Chumash counselors are people who can be very silly and just a little bit cool. They are good at making camp both comfortable and exciting. These counselors are encouraging and supportive of new challenges. They are focused on positive social interactions and teaching what it means to be a good friend.

Important things to know about the Chumash program:
  • Campers who will be entering 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade in the fall
  • Groups are single gender
  • Groups have between 12 – 14 campers each day
  • Campers participate in most of the basic camp activities
  • Counselors help campers build self confidence and leadership qualities


Some special activities just for them include:
  • Low Ropes Course
  • Mini Golf
  • Science
  • 2nd & 3rd graders participate in choice activities
  • 2nd & 3rd graders participate in imaginative wilderness play
  • 3rd graders participate in climbing wall


Sample daily schedule:

9:30                 Bus Arrival
9:50                 Good Morning Mountain (Morning assembly)
10:30               Volleyball (with Morning Snack for 1st graders only)
11:05               Nature
11:45               Lunch
12:15               Mini Golf
12:55               Gaga
1:30                 Swimming
2:05                 Archery
2:40                 Juice Bars
2:55                 Friendship Hill (End of day assembly)
3:20                 Dismissal to Buses

Countdown to Camp!

Session I : June 19 - July 21, 2017

Session II: July 24 - August 18, 2017

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