• Day Camp | Ages 3.5 to 6

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  • • Day Camp is divided into two separate groups: Day Camp Jr. (Ages 3.5 to 4) and Day Camp (Ages 5 to 6).
    • Within Day Camp Jr. and Day Camp, campers are split into grade appropriate groups.
    • IDEAS Camp always aims for a 6:1 camper to counselor ratio.

    IDEAS campers’ experiences should be as diverse as their growing interests. Day Camp offers a variety of hands-on activities for curious young minds. Our adult/teacher-led staff provides a setting for exploring, creating, discovering, and eye-opening activities for uncovering talents and forging new friendships. Through a mix of art, music, introductory science and performing arts, Day Camp is much more than a typical day at camp! Enjoy a safe, nurturing and stimulating traditional camp environment with a new themed-session each week–allowing campers to enroll in multiple weeks, if not for the entire summer.

    • All Day Campers Must Be Fully Potty Trained To Attend Day Camp
    • Each Camper In Day Camp Receives A Camp T-Shirt (one shirt per summer) and Morning Snack at No Additional Cost.

    PLAYFUL PIRATES | June 4-8
    Ahoy Mateys! Day campers jump aboard the camp mascot, Captain Ozzie’s pirate ship and live the life of a pirate; creating pirate hats, patches, hooks, and even their own pet parrot. Campers join together to help Ozzie find his buried treasure wearing their pirate garb. Ozzie is known to share his pirate coins with campers! Come join us on a IDEAS pirate adventure!

    DR. SEUSS IS ON THE LOOSE! | June 11-15
    The Cat in the Hat is at it again! Day campers will join together to help find the Cat in the Hat who has been hiding around camp. Detective Ozzie will help campers analyze the riddles left by the Cat in the Hat in order to find him. You would think it would be easy to find a 6 foot tall cat in a large striped top hat, but he can be very elusive. Campers will make snog-waddles and ziberflows to coax the Cat out into the open. Enjoy a tasty snack while wearing your costume and many other epic story themed activities! Guest appearances include a cuddly fox and a few fish of various coloration.

    MISSION TO MARS | June 18-22
    IDEAS Summer Camp is out of this world! Prepare for an important space mission to Mars by creating your own specially-equipped space helmet. Then blast off into space by building your own rocket. We explore the planets and meet some space friends as we make our journey through the universe. Be ready to join in on all the fun and prepare to countdown….3..2…1..Outer space!

    Campers are on a mission to find the most exciting and rare animals in the jungle. Young adventurers will crawl through the tall grass and peer through at some of nature’s most magnificent creatures. We will be making our own binoculars, vests, and safari hats before heading out on a one-of-a-kind adventure. Perhaps Ozzie will join in the fun?!

    OZZIE’S STAR SPANGLED CELEBRATION | July 2-6 (no camp on Wednesday, July 4th)
    IDEAS day campers celebrate our nation’s birthday along with Ozzie’s – the camp mascot -Birthday. Shhh! We are throwing Ozzie a surprise party! Campers create patriotic hats, construct firecracker shakers, decorate Ozzie’s birthday card, make homemade ice cream, and participate in the U.S.A. themed fun and games! This is a jam-packed week full of celebrations!

    Climb aboard the Millennium Falcon with your pilot Oz Solo for a week filled with interstellar awesomeness! Compete with fellow Padawans in StormTrooper Bowling! Our Day Camp Padawan program will blow their minds when they build lightsabers and go through The Saber Training Academy with the great IDEAS Jedi, Yoda.

    WILD, WILD WEST | July 16-20
    Yee Haww! Campers will take a step back in time in this wild west themed program. Put on your cowboy hat and look toward the horizon for some awesome western themed activities and crafts. Expect a visit from the silliest cowboy around, Oxbow Ozzie. Wild, Wild West will fill up quickly so don’t get left out in the cold desert night! Y’all come on down and join in the fun!

    SILLY SCIENTISTS | July 23-27
    Let’s get Oooey and Gooey as we explore science in the stickiest possible way. IDEAS campers will create and manipulate all kinds of silly slimy creations. Our little scientists will put on their lab coats and take over the IDEAS Laboratory! Come and learn our favorite question- What happens if we do this?!?

    • LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO® Group of Companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse IDEAS Camp or any of its classes.
    • “Dr. Seuss” is a trademark of its respective owner which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse IDEAS Camp or any of its classes.
    • Star Wars® is a trademark of the Disney® Group of Companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse IDEAS Camp or any of its classes

    At IDEAS Day Camp, we provide a safe, nurturing and fun-filled environment our younger campers. Our well-trained and experienced teacher/early childhood counselors foster personal growth and development each every child. Our primary focus in Day Camp is for campers to: meet new friends, learn new skills, try new things, and gain confidence that will benefit them for years to come.

    At IDEAS Camp, our day campers learn, have fun and are continually encouraged to realize their potential. Whether it is through music, arts or imagination the goal is to build self-confidence and to maintain an environment of constant positive experience. Activities are child-centered, and emphasize social development, character development, leadership, team work. The goal in each activity is to build self-esteem by encouraging children to feel capable and confident in their abilities that inevitably create the effort over results mentality upon which IDEAS Camp was built.

    IDEAS Camp offers FREE extended care before and after the camp day for children who need to arrive early or stay late. Campers in the extended care program participate in a variety of well-supervised, age-appropriate activities ranging from sports, stories and puzzles to board games. After care campers enjoy a snack and juice provided by the camp.

    Extended Care Hours
    • FREE Morning Extended Care is available from 7:30 am to 9:00 am
    • FREE Afternoon Extended Care is available from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm
    • Extended Care is available weekly and daily and is always FREE

    Regular Camp Hours
    • Regular Drop-off is from 8:45 am to 9:05 am
    • Regular Pick-up is from 2:50 pm to 3:10 pm

    IDEAS Camp has an extremely strict late pickup policy and an associated penalty fee — please pick your camper up by 5:30 pm to avoid that penalty from being automatically charged.

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  • Weekly Activities

    • Climbing Rock Wall
    • Creative Play Time
    • Friday Field Day
    • Counselor Dunk Tank
    • Inflatable Slip & Slide
    • Fist Bump Awards
    • “Your camp goes beyond the traditional summer programs. I absolutely love the life lessons my kids come home with everyday.”

      Christy (parent of Day Camper)
  • Day Camp Traditions

    IDEAS Summer Camps has established many wonderful traditions. Every day in camp is an opportunity to create memories and overall fun. IDEAS Summer Camps treasure its daily routines and traditions. All of our programs center on the enjoyment of creative play and learning.
  • Morning Meeting

    To set the day off to a great start IDEAS Camp has campers participate in the official “opening” and “closing” of camp each day. Campers take on the responsibility of setting a positive tone each morning and afternoon. Blowing the camp starter horn, banging on the IDEAS Camp Gong, leading the group with spirit cheers; all of these are key parts of camp that promote joy as well as pump energy into fellow campers and staff as we open and close another great day of camp.

    The Spirit Stick

    The most coveted of all camp objects, the Spirit Stick is awarded each morning at Morning Meeting! Each day, campers compete as a team to win the honor of possessing the Spirit Stick for the next day.

    The Day Camp “Fist Bump” Award

    Day Campers take on the morning responsibility as an official greeter for arriving campers positive energy and music create a welcoming and fun start to the day. This is also the time where fist bumps (similar to a high five, but with a little “razzle dazzle”) are abundant. Campers will take on this honored tradition and represent their camp group with pride.

    Plinko for Icees

    Throughout the week, campers cheer on their peers as the Plinko puck drops, deciding the fate of whether or not the campers will receive an ice-cold ice pop. On really hot days, the Plinko Board has an amazing way to find the proper slot so everyone wins!

    Counselor Competitions

    Creative and fun staff participation games where campers support their own program counselors and have the opportunity to see them participate in team-building and friendly competitions both physical and mental. Our Oreo Cookie on the forehead contest is a hit for all campers (and counselors).

  • The IDEAS Dunk Tank

    We like to take advantage of the hot sun as well as a helpless staff member–where campers throw and counselors get dunked in front of their peers to cheers all around.

    The IDEAS Rock Wall

    All campers throughout the week will have an opportunity to climb the wall and aim to ring the bell at the top!

    Daily Camper Awards & Give-Away Items

    • Camper Arts & Crafts Take-Home Projects
    • Summer Pops (Icees)
    • Camper Fist Bump & Eye Black Awards
    • Camper T-Shirt
    • Leadership Recognition & Responsibility Certificates

    Ozzie, The Beloved Camp Mascot

    Constant visits from our most popular “counselor” and professional camp mascot, Ozzie!

    Family Reunion Night

    The best time of the summer! Towards the end of each summer all families (siblings and friends included) are invited back to an evening of fun and entertainment. DJ tunes, face painting, moon bounces, carnival snacks and family games are enjoyed to celebrate the summer camp season coming to a close.

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