Entering Preschool through Entering Kindergarten
Ramblers are our youngest campers, entering preschool through entering kindergarten, typically 3- to 5-year-olds. Our youngest Ramblers are two years out from attending kindergarten.
The Ramblers program provides a rich, well-rounded summer experience while attending to the unique needs of young children. In addition to a wide variety of activities, campers enjoy a swim lesson and free swim each day, weather permitting.
Staff includes a head counselor, typically a school-year teaching professional, two junior counselors, 16- to 18-years-old, and an intern, typically 15-years-old, with 16 to 18 campers. Additionally, lifeguard and water safety instructor-certified swim staff and activity specialists support the program during swim and activity blocks.
A half-day option is offered with dismissal taking place after lunch. Children must be toilet-trained to participate in the program.
Ramblers activities include:
- Arts and crafts
- Drama and movement
Sample Daily Schedule
|8:45 - 9:15 a.m.||Arrival and choice time|
|9:15 - 9:45 a.m.||Morning Meeting with all Rambler groups|
|9:45- 10:15 a.m.||Swim Lessons|
|10:15 - 10:50 a.m.||Swimsuit changing, snack, choice or story time|
|10:50 - 11:40 a.m.||Activity block: arts and crafts|
|11:40 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.||Lunch|
|12:30 - 1:30 p.m.||Rest time (some children nap, others look at books or quietly listen to audiobooks)|
|1:30 - 2:00 p.m.||Free Swim|
|2:00 - 2:20 p.m.||Swimsuit changing|
|2:20 - 3:05 p.m.||Activity block: nature exploration|
|3:05 - 3:20 p.m.||Popsicles on Big Blue|
|3:20- 3:40 p.m.||Closing Meeting|
|3:40 - 4:00 p.m.||Dismissal|
about Pre-k & Kindergarten at Belmont Day School