Lower camp consists of two divisions, Turtles (entering Pre-K and K) and Freshman (entering 1st and 2nd Grade)
Our lower camp groups typically consist of approximately 15 campers with 3 counselors that are dedicated to the group all day and all summer long. Groups are gender specific and based on the grade children are entering in September, with the exception of our youngest group of campers (the Purple Turtles) which is a co-ed group. Typically counselors are gender-matched though we do find that our boys benefit from a female counselor presence in their group alongside male staff. Counselors that work with this age group all have a specific interest in working with young children and are trained and closely supported by certified by early childhood educators and experienced teachers.
Our lower campers at Everwood experience a wide range of activities that have been adapted to ensure they are age-appropriate. Programs are led by specialists with specific experience in the area of instruction and support by our general counselors. This includes activities such as fishing, canoeing, sports, ropes course, nature and exploration, Dance, yoga, arts and crafts and so much more.