A weekly, half day (8:45 – 12:30) program
Eligibility: Children ages 3 – 4. (We also accept 5 year olds for the first week of the program).
The Sprouts program was created in 2010 by Director Mark Taylor’s wife, Jan Goddard-Taylor. Jan has her BS in Counseling Psychology from Lesley University. With their daughter entering preschool, Jan realized the need to create a preschool camp environment offering both Sewataro’s mission and superb facilities to these youngest of campers.
The Sprouts program refines the larger mission of Sewataro to meet the developmental needs of preschoolers. Children are engaged in activities developed to foster collaboration, creativity, team-building, and observation of the natural world around them. Programming is thoughtfully planned with the goal of providing a bridge for preschoolers into their first camp experience.
The outstanding outdoor surroundings combined with specialized camp programming allow children the gift of play and the space to deeply engage with each other and the outdoors. In turn, children develop self-confidence as they flourish with the success and joy found in their first camp venture.
Open House: There is a special Open House for Sprouts campers on Sunday, June 9th from 1:00 – 2:00pm.
2019 Head Counselor
Kristen is looking forward to her third year at Sprouts. “My two boys have been attending Camp Sewataro since 2013, and my older daughter started in 2014. The past two summers, Kate (my Sprout) and I finally got a taste of the magic ourselves, and we especially loved swimming, fishing, and the Camper Car Wash!”
Originally from Fairport, NY, Kristen did her undergraduate degree at Colby College, majoring in Sociology and Economics, and subsequently graduated from Boston College with a PhD in Sociology. Kristen attended many day camps as a child, including Girl Scout camp and various sports camps, and was a resident camp counselor at Cape Cod Sea Camps for two years (where she met her husband in 2002!).
Kristen loves spending her summers outside with her kids – running “Camp Drummey” ;-) – and has always wanted a chance to go back to work as a camp counselor. A self-professed “terrible” juggler, Kristen is nevertheless excited to “entertain” the Sprouts campers again, and to participate in “all of the incredible activities at Camp Sewataro”!
|8:45-9:00||Arrival/Free Play (Sprouts Pavilion)|
|9:00-9:25||Opening Circle, Songs, etc. (Sprouts Circle of Stones)|
|9:25-9:45||Sprout Activity* (Alba’s Garden and Field)
*nature walk, gardening, performance, group games, etc.
|9:45-10:30||Sports||Creative Arts||Music & Movement||Adventure Kingdom||Fishing|
|11:15-12:00||Swimming (Beach at the Pond Supervised by Red Cross Certified Lifeguards)|
|12:00-12:30||Closing Exercises (Sprouts Pavilion)|