Summer Programs

Summer Adventures Day Camp

There’s Something for Everyone at Summer Adventures

A Summer Camp with Options!

Summer Adventures at Oak Knoll is a great place for summer fun and adventure! We offer programs for preschoolers all the way through high school children. Our dedicated staff returns year after year to help campers develop skills in athletics, arts, swimming, and science, all while having fun, making new friends, and creating lifelong memories.

Come to Camp for 1-7 Weeks – Your Choice

We have structured our camp to better fit the needs of both campers and parents, allowing for campers to come to our camp for one week, seven weeks, or any time in between.

2019 Camps

For: Girls and Boys Ages 3-5
Dates: June 24 – August 9, 2019
Times: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (full day) or 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (half day)
Cost: See our enrollment procedures and pricing
Registration: Online

Nursery Camp

Our Nursery Camp is for children ages three and four, who have successfully mastered toilet training. Preschoolers can enjoy fun indoor and outdoor activities with certified teachers specializing in preschool education or equivalent experience. Nursery Camp will help your child learn to share, take turns, and get along with other children. Nursery campers will enjoy the activity-filled days offering music, sports and games, arts and crafts, dance, gymnastics, and water activities (sprinklers only). We recognize the importance of free play to develop socialization and group skills, as well as making friends, so part of every day allows for self-guided play. Our staff provides lots of individual attention to create a successful camp experience. The counselor-to-camper ratio is 1:5, with a maximum group size of 18. Nursery Camp is great for building a child’s sense of competence.

Kinder Camp

Kinder Camp is specifically for children entering kindergarten. Our Kinder Camp program provides opportunities for children to discover, investigate and explore through hands-on experiences. Head counselors are certified teachers and lead the campers through an action-packed day in music, dance, sports and games, arts and crafts, tennis, and swim lessons. Swim lessons are conducted on campus in our 20′ by 40′ above-ground pool that is four feet deep — no deep end. Our certified lifeguards provide the swim lessons with two guards in the water and one guard on deck. In addition, at least one group counselor remains at the pool to assist with group supervision.

Each day, campers have the opportunity for socialization through activities that foster sharing and cooperation. Our Kinder Camp program will help your child adjust to new environments and have a great sense of self. Our low staff-to-camper ratio of 1:6, with a maximum group size of 18, offers personal interaction and assistance to each camper. Adventures Kinder Camp helps children gain self-confidence and self-esteem by providing a supervised, positive environment.

Camp Activities & Schedule

Activities:
Arts and crafts, science and nature, sports, dance, music, sprinkler (nursery), swimming (kindergarten), tennis (kindergarten).
Sample Schedule:
Arrival Attendance/lunch order and supervised free play
9:20 Music
10:00 Art
10:40 Sprinklers/swimming
11:20 Outdoor sports
12:00 Lunch
12:40 Ice pops
1:00 Half-day campers dismissal (full-day campers: rest period)
1:20 Tennis (kindergarten)
2:00 Science and nature
2:40 Dance
3:30 Full-day dismissal

For: Girls and Boys Grades 1-5
Dates: June 24 – August 9, 2019
Times: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Cost: See our enrollment procedures and pricing
Registration: Online

A Range of Activities Lead by Certified Counselors

Day Camp offers a well-rounded experience allowing campers to discover and explore their interests, values and talents in a structured and nurturing environment. Through supportive encouragement offered by certified teachers and college-age counselors, campers have an opportunity to experience self-confidence, a sense of pride and accomplishment. Each fun-filled day, campers are taught by specialists in music, art, sports (including lacrosse, fencing and archery), tennis and swimming. Campers have the opportunity to acquire, practice and perfect valuable skills including problem solving, teamwork and making healthy and safe choices. Campers’ days are filled with playing, socializing, exploring and experimenting in the company of friends and counselors.

Swimming lessons are offered to campers each day. First-grade campers receive their swim lessons in our on-campus pool. Swim lessons are conducted in our 20′ by 40′ above-ground pool that is four feet deep — no deep end. Our certified lifeguards provide the swim lessons with two guards in the water and one guard on deck. In addition, at least one group counselor remains at the pool to assist with group supervision. Second through fifth-grade campers receive their swim lessons at The Connection in Summit. Our group counselors provide supervision during transportation, in the locker room, and on the pool deck. Instructors from The Connection provide the swim lessons.

Day Camp Schedule

  • Campers attend full-day sessions from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Each group has its own schedule, with the day divided into 40-minute periods.
  • The counselor/camper ratios are 1:6 for first grade, 1:8 for second and third grades and 1:10 for fourth and fifth grades.

Lunch
We provide a full lunch with choice of hot entree, sandwich, salad bar, and dessert in our air-conditioned dining hall.

For: Girls and Boys Grades 3-8
Dates: June 24 – August 9, 2019
Times: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Cost: See our enrollment procedures and pricing
Registration: Online

Extreme Sports Camp | Grades 3-8

The Extreme Sports Camp is dedicated to our growing athletes in grades 3 through 8.
This camp is designed for all levels of players — beginner, intermediate or advanced. Campers will have an opportunity to participate in a wide range of sports rather than one specific sport — providing campers with a fun-packed day. Each day, campers will receive instruction appropriate for their developmental level through drills, practice, and games, exposing campers to multiple sports and athletic experiences.

Campers will have an opportunity to improve their game in basketball, baseball, soccer, lacrosse, tennis and flag football. Campers spend time swimming and participating in other camp activities. The group may be divided as necessary into groups according to age and athletic ability. Group activities provide an environment that promotes teamwork, integrity and good sportsmanship. We hope to plant the seeds for a lifetime of sports passion, appreciation and, above all, participation.

There will be a trip to a Somerset Patriots baseball game for Extreme Sports sometime during the summer.

Performing Arts Camp | Grades 4-8

Adventures Performing Arts Camp is designed for our young performers in grades 4 through 8 and is available for one four-week session this summer.

Do you dream of standing in the spotlight and hearing the applause of an audience? Imagine sharing your dreams with kids just like you who love theater and the performing arts. Our program is for children in grades 4 through 8 and provides an environment in which young performers can develop life skills as they learn to use their imagination and creative energies. Campers spend their morning rehearsing selected pieces, learning the tools of the trade (body, voice, imagination and emotions) through theater games, exercises, improvisation and short scripts — all in preparation for each production that is held on the last day of each session. In the afternoon, campers will participate in other camp activities such as art, music, dance, and swimming. The curtain is going up on a summer filled with excitement and the magic of theater!

There will be a trip to a Somerset Patriots game sometime during the summer.

Tween Camp | Grades 6-8

A great option for our middle school campers who don’t want all sports or all performing arts activities. This program is designed to let these campers enjoy their favorite activities of our traditional day camp.

For: Girls and Boys Grades 9-11
Dates: June 24 – August 9, 2019
Times: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Cost: See our enrollment procedures and pricing
Registration: Online

Camp Counselors with Hands-on Experience

Our Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program offers opportunities for hands-on experience working with children in our general camp groups. CITs work closely with head counselors, who are certified teachers, to develop skills of leadership, organization, teaching and problem solving. Participants will take on expanded responsibilities and contribute their talents as they develop their leadership skills while working with camp groups. This program lays the foundation for becoming a counselor.

Please note: Completion of this program does not automatically ensure a staff position.
If you enjoy the outdoors and like to work with children, this is the camp for you! When you leave camp, you will take home with you new skills, lasting friendships and a lifetime of memories. This is a great stepping stone toward future endeavors.

Weekly Themes

Get to Know You

We Are Patriotic

Superheroes

Pirates (Carnival July 16)

Halloween

Sports (with a trip to the Somerset Patriots game July 31, 2019)

Crazy Week

Oak Knoll is ACA Accredited

The Summer Adventures program is accredited by American Camp Association (ACA). What does this mean to our families? It shows that we care enough to undergo a thorough review of our operation to maintain accreditation. ACA camps must meet up to 300 standards for health, safety and program quality. These standards are recognized by courts of law and government regulators as standards of the camp community. Accreditation is voluntary; our continued accreditation reflects our commitment to maintaining industry standards.