Eligibility: Campers entering 2nd and 3rd grade
Supervisor: Kate Blanchard (please visit our Meet the Staff page to find out more about Kate).
These are exciting ages for campers at Sewataro. Tribes in Bear Camp have the full complement of camp activities including tennis, canoeing and kayaking on their own, archery, and the extremely popular Adventure Challenge (zip-line, low and high ropes courses, and climbing tower). At Sewataro, we honor the fact that this is a time when campers are developing independence, while balancing it with the fact that they still need kind supervision and encouraging instruction. We start to see real development of physical skills as coordination develops and of interpersonal skills as children become more aware of their role in the larger group as a whole. As a result, Bear campers are able to handle more group initiatives and are given plentiful opportunities to apply their social skill learning in the camp surroundings. The schedule and program are designed to allow our 2nd and 3rd graders to flourish during their time at Sewataro.
The Great Outdoors
Bear Sample Schedule
|1st Period 9:00-9:45||Adventure Challenge||Tennis||Paintball/Golf||Canoeing/Kayaking||Softball/Volleyball|
|2nd Period 9:45-10:30||Free Swim||Instructional Swim|
|3rd Period 10:30-11:15||Crafts||Fishing||Crafts||Street Hockey||Music Studio|
|4th Period 12:15-1:05||Nature||Variety||Soccer/Lacrosse||Adventure Challenge||Friday Special Event|
|5th Period 1:05-1:55||Instructional Swim|
|6th Period 1:55-2:45||Basketball||Archery||Drama||Campcraft|
|2:45-3:15||Tribe Time & Snack|
As you know, the greatest joy of a parent is seeing happiness in their children. Both of my kids had the best summer. Every day they would get off the bus with huge smiles. Every Saturday and Sunday they would sulk that it wasn’t a camp day. My son told us “Sewataro is the greatest thing that’s ever happened to me” (granted he’s only 7!). My daughter really developed confidence this summer, and I feel Sewataro was so helpful to her growth. The counselors are incredible role models, have such great energy and excitement and it makes camp so enjoyable. The other aspect of Sewataro that I think is so important is that it teaches values. Not only do the kids have a great time, but they come home learning to respect others, and treat everyone well.