Day Camp Programs


 WHY CHOOSE DAY CAMP?

Day Campers will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of program opportunities such as swimming, archery, nature appreciation, hiking, arts and crafts, songs, skits, special theme related activities and more!  Best of all, activities are designed toward the interest and skill levels appropriate for each age group, and all activities promote our five character development principles of teamwork, friendship, integrity, independence, and leadership.

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Each camper will experience success-building skills that last a lifetime!

  • A GREAT INTRODUCTION TO THE CAMP EXPERIENCE
  • SHARE THE ADVENTURE WITH YOUR CHILD AS THEY RETURN HOME EACH EVENING
  • ACHIEVEMENT THROUGH SKILL BUILDING, RELATIONSHIP BUILDING AND A SENSE OF BELONGING
  • A SAMPLE OF MANY NEW THINGS - FROM ARTS AND CRAFTS TO PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES
  • TIME SPENT OUTDOORS TO PROMOTE CHILDREN'S OVERALL HEALTH
  • AN OPPORTUNITY TO PROMOTE SUMMER LEARNING GAIN
In addition to the theme programming, each day camp program offers the following:
  • DAILY SWIM SESSION IN OUR HEATED OUTDOOR POOL
  • ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION PROGRAM AND NATURE HIKES
  • EXCLUSIVE USE OF ALL ACTIVITY AREAS AT CAMP
  • ARCHERY AND SWIMMING LESSONS FROM CERTIFIED INSTRUCTORS

Sample Daily Schedule

There is always something to do at Camp Tanager Day Camp.  It's hard to be specific about our every day at camp, but here's a snap shot of some of the activities going on during each day:

  • 09:00 - Drop Off and Low Active Games and Activities
  • 10:00 - Theme Related Active Games and Activities
  • 11:00 - Swim Session
  • 12:00 - 'Free to Choose' Elective
  • 13:00 - Lunch Time (Hot lunch served)
  • 14:00 - Theme Related STEM/STEAM Activity
  • 15:00 - 'Free to Choose' Elective
  • 16:00 - Pick Up

Elective Programming - Our 'FREE TO CHOOSE'  Day Camp Options

Each week, campers will receive an elective sheet listing the activities offered the NEXT week.  The elective sheet will be brought home (also online) to discuss with parents and choices submitted via our UltraCamp system.  Campers create an activity 'Top 10' list of activities that they would like to try each week.  With over 40 choices of electives offered each week, this free to choose system allows your camper to customize their camp experience and take part in activities that are most appealing to them.  Repeat campers can change their list weekly to try new things, or stick with what they love best!  At Camp Tanager you are free to choose.  To view an example of the activities offered during the 'Free to Choose' Activity periods click HERE


Parent Trust Us

Camp Tanager has been providing overnight summer camp for  90 years.  Our vast knowledge of camp and professional, highly trained staff provide a happy, healthy environment for children to learn and grow.  Children have the opportunity to build self-confidence, independence and creativity, while parents have the piece of mind knowing their children are in a safe and enriching place.  Day Camp Supervisors are over the age of 21 and are experienced professionals in the teaching field.


Registration

Registration for Day Camp is available online at anytime.  Campers may sign up for one or more day camp session this summer.  Spaces are limited, therefore we recommend signing up early.  Final payment must be submitted one week after registration to confirm your session(s).  Some sessions, noted below, have an optional one-night sleepover for campers wishing to experience a night away from home.  Our evening programming includes an all-camp game/activity and outdoor campfire.


How Far Away Is Camp Tanager?

Camp Tanager is located closer than you think! Click HERE to use our mapping tool to calculate travel time from your house!


Session Schedule for 2017

View each of our session themes below for the 2017 season!  Themes play a small part in the fun of Camp Tanager.  Each day there will be one or two theme related activities, games, crafts or events for your camper to take part in.  In addition to the theme activity of the day, campers will enjoy our traditional camp activities and Free to Choose program options offered. 

Week 1 (Jun 12 - Jun 16) ALOHA SUMMER!

Week 1 (Jun 12 - Jun 16) ALOHA SUMMER!

Say "Aloha" to the school year as we embrace summer with Sand Art, Beach Ball Kickball, Limbo contests, Slip n Slides, and Lawn Games. *Additional sleepover option available for one night during the Aloha Summer! camp week. ** Sign up during registration!

Week 2 (Jun 19- Jun 23) JEDI TRAINING CAMP

Week 2 (Jun 19- Jun 23) JEDI TRAINING CAMP

While traveling to a galaxy far, far away ….campers will learn the way of the force, light saber battling and other mysteries of the empire. This IS the camp you were looking for... come along for the ride and challenge your inner hero during Jedi Training Camp! *Additional sleepover option available for one night during the Jedi Training Camp! camp week. Sign up during registration!

Week 3 (Jun 26 - Jun 30) AROUND THE WORLD

Week 3 (Jun 26 - Jun 30) AROUND THE WORLD

Grab your passports as we travel around the globe to visit different cultures/countries thru games, music, foods and crafts. We'll end our travels with a stop at the "Olympic Games" in Rio!

Week 4 (Jul 05 - Jul 07) REALITY GAME SHOW MANIA

Week 4 (Jul 05 - Jul 07) REALITY GAME SHOW MANIA

We'll enjoy Minute to Win It games, Campers dress up their counselor for America’s Next Top Model, Fear Factor Challenges, Name that Tune, Survivor food eating challenges, create tribal flags, and compete in Survivor Games.

Week 5 (Jul 10 - Jul 14) SPACE IS THE PLACE

Week 5 (Jul 10 - Jul 14) SPACE IS THE PLACE

To infinity and beyond as we search for the Kid from Mars, try not dropping the Android, discover Martian rocks, Create a space craft, go on an Alien Hunt, and practice some Jedi training thru obstacles

Week 6 (Jul 17 - Jul 21) OOPY GOOPY

Week 6 (Jul 17 - Jul 21) OOPY GOOPY

Join the fun as we plan to get messy with Pie Roulette/Whipped cream pie fun, egg toss, Belly Slide, Jello Drop, Cheeto Face, Head Dunk, Shaving Cream Hairstyles, and Team Painting. *Additional sleepover option available for one night during the OOPY GOOPY camp week. Sign up during registration!

Week 7 (Jul 24 - Jul 28) THROUGH THE DECADES

Week 7 (Jul 24 - Jul 28) THROUGH THE DECADES

Travel thru the decades as we explore the 50s: Hula hoop contest, Dance-off with Hand Jive/Twist & Mashed Potato; 60s/70s Tye Dye, Pet Rocks, Beaded Necklaces, Twister Tournament; 80s: Friendship Pins, Make a Music Video.

Week 8 (Jul 31 - Aug 04) TREASURE ISLAND

Week 8 (Jul 31 - Aug 04) TREASURE ISLAND

Well shiver me timbers! Sail into action with some jolly pirates, chests full of treasure, and of course our favorite queen of the sea – The Princess Pat. Shiver Me Timbers! Climb the riggings with friends new and old as we embark on our maiden voyage, through perilous seas and dangerous waters, discovering new lands and civilizations along the way. Marvel at the sight of stolen treasures- gold, silver, satin and silk. You’ll hear birds chirping, wild waves rolling and the sound of the sails blowing in the crisp ocean air during your magical adventure. So, get your passport for fun, and with a “YO HO HO” dive right in to our Pirate Adventure! *Additional sleepover option available for one night during the Treasure Island camp week. Sign up during registration!

Week 9 (Aug 07 - Aug 11) ZOMBIE NERF CAMP

Week 9 (Aug 07 - Aug 11) ZOMBIE NERF CAMP

Take up your nerf blaster and help us save the world from the zombies that have invaded camp! You will encounter many challenges along the way to help you build teamwork and confidence. Act fast though, they may be right behind you!