Miwok Program (PK-K)

Preschoolers and Kindergarteners: Miwok program

The structure of these groups is intended to give young children an introduction to camp. They will gain experience in being away from home, making friends, and working and playing in a group. They will also practice following basic camp rules, introduction to new activities, and most importantly, building self confidence.

Miwok counselors are people who are skilled at finding a balance between the active camp day and the needs of younger children. They are good at tying shoes, opening juice boxes, and recognizing their camper’s mood just by glancing at their faces.

Important things to know about the Miwok program:
  • They are at least 4 years old and entering preschool or kindergarten.
  • Most groups are co-ed. Some are single gender (depending upon enrollment).
  • Groups are smaller than other groups in camp with 11-13 campers each day.
  • Campers participate in most of the basic camp activities just like the older kids do!
  • Miwok activity schedules typically alternate between “faster” and “slower” paced activities
Some special activities just for them include:
  • Cooking
  • Miwok Village (an indoor play space)
  • Sandbox

Click here to read more about some frequently asked questions

A letter to parents when deciding if their child is ready for the Miwok Program

Sample daily schedule:

9:30                 Bus Arrival
9:50                 Good Morning Mountain (Morning assembly)
10:30               Archery (& Morning Snack)
11:05               Music & Drama
11:45               Lunch
12:15               Petting Farm
12:55               Swimming
1:30                 Arts & Crafts
2:05                 Handball
2:40                 Juice Bars
2:55                 Friendship Hill (End of day assembly)
3:20                 Dismissal to Buses

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Session I : June 19 - July 21, 2017

Session II: July 24 - August 18, 2017

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