Monday July 22-Friday July 26
Merrowvista's Day Camp brings the AYF philosophy of Best Self and Balanced Living to our youngest campers! Rising Kindergarteners through 3rd graders will spend their days in activities designed for fun, building friendships, and discovery. Mornings will be spent in the main camp, and each afternoon will include time to swim and explore beautiful Dan Hole Pond.
Activities include arts and crafts, a-field (athletic field) fun, outdoor cooking, and earth explorers. 2nd and 3rd graders will have the opportunity to try archery and a hike to the Ledge! Kindergartners and 1st graders will enjoy an exciting treasure hunt to our waterfall. Waterfront activities, which are supervised by Red Cross Certified Lifeguards, will include daily free swim, canoeing, and Dan Hole Pond Explorers. Whether in the mountains or the shores of Dan Hole Pond, fun is just around the corner!
Merrowvista will provide two healthy snacks and lunch. The staff are members of our summer residential camp team have completed their first year of college or equivalent, and completed at least two full weeks of staff training. They are trained in Wilderness First Aid, and we have a registered nurse on-site.
Parent drop-off at Merrowvista between 8:30 and 9:00.
The days begin with the entire camp community gathering for morning meeting, where villages are launched into the day.
Campers then head out for two morning interest groups with a morning snack in between. Wednesday is Adventure Day! The 2nd and 3rd grade campers will pack out lunch and hike into the surrounding Ossipee Mountains, enjoying lunch from the Ledge which looks out over Dan Hole Pond. The kindergarten and 1st graders will take on challenges during a treasure hunt throughout camp, ending at the beautiful waterfall!
After lunch, with the rest of camp, we will have a bit of "Easy Time" to recharge for the afternoon at the waterfront. Campers will have a chance to swim, build sandcastles, canoe, and explore Dan Hole Pond during this two-hour block.
After a snack, we will head back up to change and wrap-up our day with a "Best Self" village insight discussion based on the AYF's moto: "My own self, at my very best, all the time." At the end of each day, small groups of campers and a leader will talk about when they were their "Best Self" that day. Campers will receive a "Best Self" bead at the end of each day, so that at the end of camp they will have a "Best Self" necklace to take home with them.
Parent Pick-up is between 5:00 and 5:30 each day.
Friday: Parents are invited to join us for a slideshow of the week at 5:00 in the evening, followed by a picnic dinner.
After we process your registration we will mail the follow up forms. If you need these earlier, you can print them from the Parent Resource page. Forms to be completed: Health History, Health Memorandum and all Online Forms.
Enrollment is limited, so we encourage you to register soon!
If you have questions about Merrowvista Camp programs and availability, please contact Bailey Sheats at email@example.com or via phone 603-539-6607 x2052.