Ages 5 – 12
Home base for our Treehouse Campers is at our “treehouse cabin” in the woods! This special gathering place is the launching point for daily adventures. Our Treehouse Campers explore all the favorite activities at Common Ground Camp: visiting the farm animals, nibbling in the children’s garden, digging in the mud kitchen, going on hikes, wading in the stream, building forts, hanging out at the campfire, and playing with friends. The primary difference between TREEHOUSE CAMP and ADVENTURE CAMP is that Treehouse Camp is offered in weekly sessions and Adventure Camp is only offered in two-week blocks. Both camps do a little bit of everything that Common Ground has to offer!
**Note that in Summer 2017, our Treehouse Campers designed and built their own mini-treehouses. The treehouse building project is not offered as part of this camp for Summer 2018, however children in all camps will have many opportunities to visit the woodshop to design and build their own special creations!**
The mixed age group in Treehouse Camp allows siblings/cousins/friends of different ages to register for a camp together! Not all of our Treehouse Campers will register with a friend or family member – this camp is also a great choice for any child who enjoys playing with a wide age range of peers. At Common Ground we love mixed age groups – they offer leadership opportunities for older children, a range of peers to play with for younger children, and often see lower social conflict and more collaborative play than groups made up entirely of same-age peers.
Our Treehouse Camp teachers are professionals who have lots of experience with children and boundless enthusiasm for outdoor play and exploration! Teachers are assisted by high school student counselors. The group is also joined by junior counselors (13+ year old volunteers), so we have lots of helpers available. Please see the “Frequently Asked Questions” page for more details on the qualifications of our camp staff.
Camper/Staff ratio: One adult camp teacher and one camp counselor for every 12 children (6:1 child to staff ratio, not including interns or Junior Counselors).
All campers receive a camp tshirt and water bottle. Camp hoodies are available for purchase when you register (optional).
Time: 8:30 – 3:00 (extended day available from 7:30 – 8:30 AM and/or 3:00 – 5:30 PM)
- Session 1: July 2 – July 13, 2018 (This is a two-week session. CLOSED July 4 )
- Session 2: July 16 – July 20, 2018
- Session 3: July 23 – July 27, 2018
- Session 4: July 30 – August 3, 2018
- Session 5: August 6 – August 10, 2018
Fee: $260 per week (Session 1 is $500)
Interested in multiple weeks of camp? Check out Ecology Camp (ages 5-12) — six weeks of adventures with a consistent peer group, plus weekly field trips!
- We accept Care4Kids.
- Financial aid is available. Apply online HERE