(campers are welcome the summer after their 8th grade school year but 14 year olds who have already completed 9th grade will not be a good fit for this camp)
In each adventure-filled session, Rangers campers will make new friends and favorite memories as they hike and explore West Rock, conquer the Big Rock Challenge, learn to build and cook over a campfire, use clues to hunt for hidden treasure, visit the farm animals, help with animal and garden care, play games, get wet in Wintergreen Brook, eat a picnic lunch in the woods, create a giant fort, and harvest and cook with food from the farm!
Rangers have a special spot as the oldest kids on campus – children who have come to Common Ground for many years can look forward to Rangers as a special way to end their years as campers, and children who are new to Common Ground will find that Rangers camp is a great way to jump into a small group of new friends!
Rangers campers help shape their weekly activities through conversations with their teachers about what they are most excited to learn and explore. Teachers develop each week’s schedule based on what the campers are excited to do. Every session is a new adventure, so Rangers can join us for any number and combination of sessions.
Rangers Camp is distinguished from our other camps that include ages 11 – 14 in that Rangers is ONLY for ages 11 – 14, and our other camps that include middle schoolers will also very likely have 9 – 10 year olds in the group as well.
Our Rangers Camp staff are experienced with the social and emotional needs of middle school aged campers and focus on teamwork and relationship building as an important part of the camp experience. Please see the “Frequently Asked Questions” page for more details on the qualifications of our camp staff.