SUMMER CAMP 2023

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Summer Camp program hours are  7:30 am - 5:30 pm. The basic camp day runs from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.  

Extended hours included in the regular camp cost! Campers may be dropped off anytime between 7:30 am and 9:00 am, and picked up anytime between 4:00 pm and 5:30 pm. 

Breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack provided daily, free of charge. 

***Camp Waluta is now Spark Camp (Grades K-1) and Explore Camp (Grades 2-4)***

All summer camp programs take place at our Program Facility located at 2 Cain Road in Salem. 

Spark Camp  

A traditional Summer Camp program that serves school-age youth, entering Kinder - 1st grade.  This program is designed to provide opportunities for campers to explore safe and fun outdoor camp activities, all under the guidance of qualified specialists and counselors in a low 10:1 camper to staff ratio.

Children in Spark Camp are placed into groups with children of the same age for each session.  Each group is led by a team of  referenced and background checked counselors. Our low camper to staff ratio gives each child the individual attention they need to make friends, participate in new activities and have fun, while still allowing room for self-expression.  Campers will stay with their group for the duration of the week and rotate throughout the specialty activity areas on a daily basis with their group. Activity areas are instructed by our college-aged staff, many of whom are currently pursuing degrees in Education or related fields. Specialists are assigned to an activity area and focus their planning to coordinate with weekly themes. 

Activity areas for Spark campers include: daily dance class offered by Mini Movers Studio, sports & team building, nature/outdoor skills, Cooking, Health & Fitness, Gardening, Instructional & Free Swim*. Campers will perform a dance routine each Friday during the weekly all-camp show.            

Explore Camp  

A traditional Summer Camp program that serves school-age youth,  entering grades 2 thru 4.  This program is designed to provide opportunities for campers to explore safe and fun outdoor camp activities, all under the guidance of qualified specialists and counselors in a low 10:1 camper to staff ratio.

Children in Explore Camp are placed into groups with children of the same age for each session.  Each group is led by a team of  referenced and background checked counselors. Our low camper to staff ratio gives each child the individual attention they need to make friends, participate in new activities and have fun, while still allowing room for self-expression.  Campers will stay with their group for the duration of the week and rotate throughout the specialty activity areas on a daily basis with their group. Activity areas are instructed by our college-aged staff, many of whom are currently pursuing degrees in Education or related fields. Specialists are assigned to an activity area and focus their planning to coordinate with weekly themes. 

Activity areas for Explore campers include: Visual Arts, World Builders (STEM), sports & team building, skits & songs, nature/outdoor skills, Cooking, Health & Fitness, Gardening, Instructional & Free Swim*. Campers will take part in a summer long mural arts project, and will perform a skit or song with their group during the weekly all-camp show.                                                  

*the outdoor pool is watched over by two full time lifeguards and is supervised by the team of counselors from each group participating in Swim.  The pool measures 2 - 4.5 feet in depth, and is roped off according to swimmer's abilities.  All youth participate in swim lessons as a part of their daily schedule.  Swim lessons are considered a prerequisite to free swim periods in the afternoon.

Discovery Camp 

Camp Fire North Shore's summer program option for youth entering the fifth and sixth grade in the fall.  Youth participate in age appropriate team building activities including outdoor skills and three weekly field trips. Camp Fire North Shore's Discovery Camp is a relaxed atmosphere in a natural environment that helps youth to develop skills to work within a group, make friends, build self-esteem, make good decisions and learn firsthand about the environment! Discovery campers take part in swim activities at the pool when they are not scheduled to be on a field trip.

Super Fun Field Trip Weeks - campers attend a field trip all 5 days:

Week 3, Week 4, Week 5, Week 6 

Adventure Camp 

Camp Fire North Shore's summer program option for youth entering 7th, 8th and 9th grade; We provide opportunities for youth to engage in exciting adventures each week and to develop leadership skills. Youth will spend three days a week off site participating in various field trip activities that will challenge them to explore the outdoors. Some of these activities include swimming, going to the beach, cultural and arts tours, geocaching, visiting amusement parks, watching sports & more! Adventure campers take part in swim activities at the pool when they are not scheduled to be on a field trip.

Super Fun Field Trip Weeks - campers attend a field trip all 5 days:

Week 3, Week 4, Week 5, Week 6

Camp Dates

Week 1               Week 2               Week 3               Week 4               Week 5           
June 26-30           July 5-7                 July 10-14           July 17-21            July 24-28
Week 6               Week 7               Week 8               Week 9                        
July 31-Aug 4       Aug 7-11             Aug 14-18            Aug 21-25       
                                                

2023 Tuition and Fees

Camp Spark: Youth age 5 - entering grade 1
$275.00/per week
$165.00 for week 2 (no camp on July 3 & 4)
Camp Explore: Youth entering grades 2 - 4
$275.00/per week       
$165.00 for week 2 (no camp on July 3 & 4)                                       
Discovery Camp: Youth entering grades 5 & 6
$275.00/per week (weeks 1, 7, 8, 9)
$165.00 for week 2 (no camp on July 3 & 4)
$325.00/per Super Field Trip Week (weeks 3, 4, 5, 6)
Adventure Camp: Youth entering grades 7, 8 & 9
$275.00/per week (weeks 1, 7, 8, 9)
$165.00 for week 2 (no camp on July 3 & 4)
$325.00/per Super Field Trip Week (weeks 3, 4, 5, 6)                                                      

Deposits

A $25.00 non-refundable/non-transferable deposit for each weekly session is due along with your registration and registration fee.

Additional Fees

Annual Registration Fee:   $20.00/child or $30.00/family

Meals

Camp Fire North Shore's Summer Camp participates in the USDA Summer Food Service program through Lynn Public Schools.  We provide a healthy breakfast, lunch and milk to all children 18 years and under, free of charge, regardless of family income.  A monthly calendar of meals will be posted on the parent information board located inside the Pavilion.  In addition Camp Fire North Shore provides an afternoon snack, free of charge, to all campers who remain at the program for post camp. Meals can also be brought from home in an insulated bag.  Extra snacks and beverages are encouraged.  Water is always available. 
* Breakfast will be served daily from 7:30 am to 8:30 am *

Registration

We accept registrations via our ONLINE REGISTRATION system. 

Each family must set up an account in order to register your child(ren) for summer camp.

If you have registered for one of our programs via Regpacks in the past, then you may login to the Summer Camp 2023 portal using the same email and password.                

If you are unable to complete your registration online, please call the office at 978-745-7200 Ext. 4 or email Mary Cole (mcole@campfirenorthshore.org). 

Please note that online registration for summer camp will be accepted until midnight on the Wednesday before the weekly session starts.  If you are trying to register after Thursday, please reach out to the office: 978-745-7200.  Please remember to bring a copy of your child’s physical with immunization record.

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