Eligibility: Campers entering pre-K (age 4)
Supervisor: Nicole Hawkins (please visit our Meet the Staff page to find out more about Nicole).
The Junior Camp Program introduces our youngest campers to the full Sewataro experience within a developmentally appropriate schedule, and under the guidance of experienced child-care professionals. With our careful attention to their programming and staffing, and our investment in their special facilities, we have created an ideal place for young children to grow socially and physically during the summer.
Programming: All activities are tailored for the success of this age group, from carefully selected crafts projects to playing puff hockey (instead of field hockey), to enjoying canoe rides at Boating. This group will work toward weekly Spirit Awards, perform skits at Closing Exercises and participate in the famous Sewataro Friday Special Events each week, just as all Sewataro campers do.
Head Counselor: Heather Cedrone
Heather returns for her 18th Sewataro summer, and Camp wouldn’t be the same without her. “I’m a Lifer! I knew Sewataro was my home away from home the minute I drove up the driveway,” she says. And for seventeen summers and counting, Heather has been delighting Junior Campers with her creative, unique, intentional, and FUN approach to the summer camp experience. “It’s a love that comes from inside,” Heather says of working with preschoolers. “It might sound cliched, but I truly want to have a positive impact on children. I love getting them engaged in activities and helping them become the best they can be, while having an amazing time at camp.”
Heather especially loves exploring nature with children, and during the school year she is a Lead Preschool Teacher at The Apple Orchard School in Brookline. She holds a Master’s Degree in Education from Lesley University, and a Director I and II Certification through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. Recently, Heather became a member of the nonprofit organization Eastern Region Association of Forest and Nature Schools. She has also completed Michelle Garcia Winner’s Level 1 Clinical Training intensive, which focuses on building children’s social skills. Among her many talents and hobbies (including the ability to pick things up with her feet and toes), Heather enjoys baking, cleaning, working out and storytelling. Fun fact: Heather is related to the poet Robert Frost. :)
Facilities: Junior Camp and Fox campers have their own mini basketball court and shady playing fields (“The Meadows”), that are closer to the tent area, so young legs don’t have to walk so far, and an Adventure Kingdom complete with a trolley to give them a taste of the thrill that awaits when they are old enough to try the Zip-line. In addition, these campers have their own Magic Treehouse and, of course, the ever popular Sewataro Sand Kingdom.
Activities: Junior campers enjoy a mix of the following activities throughout the course of a week.
The Great Outdoors
Just for Fox!
Junior Camp Sample Schedule
|1st Period 9:00-9:45||Free Swim||Instructional Swim|
|2nd Period 9:45-10:30||Creative Arts||Puff Hockey||Field Games||Variety||Tribe Time|
|3rd Period 10:30-11:15||Parachute||Creative Arts||Fishing||Adventure Kingdom||Creative Movement|
|4th Period 12:15-1:05||Instructional Swim||Friday Special Event|
|5th Period 1:05-1:55||Soccer||Boating||Movement||Sand Kingdom|
|6th Period 1:55-2:45||Adventure||Nature||Basketball||Crafts|
|2:45-3:15||Tribe Time & Snack|