Pre-K - 2
Calling all campers: jump onto the Lily Pad for a summer filled with new friends and share new experiences with us in our general camp program.
In our Polliwog program, designed just for those entering Pre-K, our youngest campers will spend their days engaged by music, creative movement and play, nature explorations, creating treats in the kitchen, daily swim lessons, and playing all kinds of outdoor games. We’ll have a chance to discover and explore the world around us during ‘Noticing Nature’, and sing and dance at our weekly dance party. The fun is just a hop, skip and jump away this summer—come join the excitement on the pad!
*All campers must be bathroom independent
Program Day ends at 1:30 p.m.
Our Tadpole program provides our youngest campers, that are about to enter Pre-K in the fall, with an opportunity to spend the entire day at camp. These days are filled with music, art, science, outdoor games, story time, and a built in rest period in the afternoon. Campers will also have the opportunity to work on their aquatic skills in our toddler pool, while being supervised and instructed by our American Red Cross certified Water Safety Instructors. ‘The Pad’ is the perfect place for every camper to have their first summer camp experience.
*All campers must be bathroom independent
Five- through seven-year old Leap Frog campers spend their days hopping from one fun destination to the next on the Lily Pad! Each week includes artistic adventures, playing outdoor collaborative games, and cooking treats in the kitchen. These young frogs will work on their swimming skills during their daily swim lessons and sing, dance, and explore their creative side at our ever-popular dance parties. Campers will explore the beautiful Park school campus during ‘Noticing Nature,’ as well as creating nature-inspired art projects. Jump onto our pad to make new friends and share new experiences with us this summer!
The possibilities are endless when it comes to outdoor games with Gio! Every day, campers play games like Apple Hill, Alien Planet Rescue, Perpetual Tag, Huckle Buckle Beanstalk, Capture the Flag, Tunnel Tag, and so many more! Gio specializes in teaching us games we love, how to work together, and have fun.
Campers will have a daily swimming lesson with one of our American Red Cross certified water safety instructors. Campers will be placed in small groups based on ability so that each child has the time, instruction, and supervision to build confidence and ability in the water while having fun!
Our Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Room is designed to engage a wide range of ages while experimenting and exploring with various materials to discover endless possibilities. Experimenting with building blocks, Bee-Bots, ramps, pathways, and many more materials are all possibilities during our sessions. Campers will design and make projects that are truly unique and innovative, focusing each week on a challenge question that will utilize some collaboration and individual work to achieve the goal or come up with answers to the question. Campers will design and create different projects that are unique and innovative.
Paula’s Art Hut
The little red shed will be transformed into Paula’s Art Hut, where campers will use a wide variety of materials, including paint, clay, beads, gimp to name a few, to create unique and astounding pieces of art.
Someone is always in the kitchen and they’re making something delicious! Campers will come together every week to create a variety of scrumptious and healthy snacks. They will measure, mix, bake and work together with all different kinds of ingredients in order to turn them into mouthwatering snacks to share with their families.
From the meadow to Shady Glenn, our curious campers will venture into our amazing 34-acre campus. They will have a chance to explore and discover the different species of plants and animals that call Park their home. Just like real scientists, we will ask questions and make discoveries about many of the creatures and plants that are on the Lily Pad.
Campers will become immersed in literature . Their imaginative adventures will inspire group artistic creations, science experiments, building projects, and different culinary treats.
Jen received her undergraduate degree in Special Education from Fitchburg State College and her Masters degree in Severe Special Education from Lesley University. During the school year, she works in a kindergarten classroom at the Edward Devotion Elementary School. Jen is looking forward to her third Summer at Park and expanding the Lily Pad Program in her first year as Program Director.
Will is currently an Associate Kindergarten Teacher here at The Park School and is attending Cambridge College to receive my Masters in Early Childhood Education. This is his seventh summer as a counselor, and first as a Lily Pad Program Director. He attended Summer at Park as a camper from the ages of five to fifteen and knew he could always count on Summer at Park to provide a fun filled Summer! His goal is to ensure that each and every Lily Pad camper leaves camp with the best possible camp experience, just like he received as a child. He is looking forward to an amazing Summer with the Lily Pad Team!
Giovanni has been educating young children for the past 18 years. He worked at the Pierce School Extended Day for 9 years and joined the Park After-School Program teaching team in 2010. Giovanni studied mathematical science at Western New England College.