Sprouts

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A weekly, half day (9:00 – 12:45) 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 with the intention of creating 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 14th from 1:00 – 2:00pm.

2019 Head Counselor

Kristen Drummey sprouts bio

Kristen Drummey
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”!

Sprouts Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00-9:15 Arrival/Free Play (Sprouts Area)
9:15-9:45 Opening Circle, Songs, etc. (Sprouts Circle of Stones)
9:45-10:30 Sports Creative Arts Music & Movement Adventure Kingdom Fishing
10:30-11:00 Snack/Free Play
11:00-11:30 Sprout Activity* (Alba’s Garden and Field)
*nature walk, gardening, performance, group games, etc.
11:30-12:15 Swimming (Beach at the Pond Supervised by Red Cross Certified Lifeguards)
12:15-12:45 Closing Exercises/Packing Up (Sprouts Area)