SUMMER CAMP runs from mid June to mid August
HOURS ARE 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM
|7:30-8:00||Staggered Arrival / Free Choice - Quiet Activities|
|8:00-8:30||Breakfast Served (cereal, fruit, juice, milk)|
|8:30-9:30||Group Time, Art Activities, Outdoor Games, Field Trips, Etc.|
|9:30-10:00||Transition to Swimming|
|11:00-11:30||Transition to Lunch|
|11:30-12:30||Lunch (Menu Posted at Camp Site)|
|12:30-1:30||D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything and Read or Write)|
|1:00-4:30||Field Trips, Activity Time, Games, Projects, Art, Science, Etc. - Afternoon Snack, Too!|
|1:30-2:30*||Transition to Swimming|
|4:30-5:30||Staggered Departures/Free Choice - Quiet Activities|
|*Swimming is scheduled in the morning and afternoon. When we go will depend on availability of the pool. A schedule will be posted at each camp site.|
- Name the Camp Contest
- Special Visitors
- Field Day
- Summer Journals
- Water Day
- Arts and Crafts
- Science and Nature
- Adams County Library Summer Reading Program - Bookmobile
- Hershey Park Summer Reading Challenge - Gettysburg Times
- Roller Skating
- Strawberry Hill Nature Center
- Fort Letort
- Eisenhower Playground
- Caledonia State Park
- Land of Little Horses
- Granite Hill Campground
- All Star
- Rec Park
- Rita's Italian Ice
- Ice Cream
- Washington, D.C. Zoo
- Lake Heritage Pool
- Gettysburg Railway
- Explore and More
- Miniature Golf
- Tommy's Pizza
- Port Discovery
- Gettysburg Tour Bus
- A towel and swimsuit (we will be swimming every day at the campus pool or the Gettysburg Hotel pool, weather permitting)
- A bag or backpack to carry items to the pool and/or on field trips
- A water bottle to carry on walking trips and to take outdoors
- Walking shoes/sneakers for outdoor activities and trips
- Sunblock - we will be spending a lot of time outdoors
- A spiral notebook (to keep summer journal in)
- Reading material for summer reading programs
Because we know that caring adults can make a difference in a child's life, our program planning goals are based on the following beliefs:
- All children are entitled to our respect and every form of caring attention we can give to them.
- Childhood is a basic right of all children. Growing-up comes soon enough!
- Play . . . in all forms, both structured and "free" . . . is good and will be the mainstay of our days.
- As a home-away-from-home, our Camp should provide a sense of belonging for children as well as opportunities for growth and development.
- Every child deserves to be safe and every aspect of safety is a priority.
- Children learn in every waking hour, wherever they are, whatever they are doing.
- To create a relaxed, trusting atmosphere where children are encouraged to pursue their own interests, develop friendships, and grow in confidence, independence and respect for themselves and others.
- To provide caring staff who show respect for the children and believe in each child's potential.
- To create a stable environment that is inviting, comfortable, attractive, orderly, and a happy, exciting place to be.
- To offer a variety of developmentally appropriate activities that include art, construction, active play, sports, games, dramatic play, science, cooking, crafts, music, and reading.
- To formulate a schedule that allows time for each child to observe, think about options, and participate according to his/her own talents and interests.
- To establish parameters that foster feelings of physical and emotional safety.
(717) 337-8211 phone | (717) 337-8460 fax | Center Director Sherry Yingling
142 Constitution Avenue
Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA 17325