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
  • Sports
  • Games
  • Nature
  • Music
  • Drama and movement
  • Garden
  • Yoga

Sample Daily Schedule

Time Activity
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
A kindergarten student joyfully shouts "Bingo!"


about Pre-k & Kindergarten at Belmont Day School