Summer is a time when children can enjoy the fun of being a kid. Camp Webb’s Adventure Camp offers a safe and structured program in which campers make friends, learn life skills, experience teamwork, and just have some good, old-fashioned fun.
AGES: Boys and Girls entering Grades K-7
TIME: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
WEEKLY CAMP DATES:
Week 1 - June 1-5
Week 2 - June 8-12
Week 3 – June 15-19
Week 4 - June 22-26
Mini Week: June 29-July 2
Week 5 – July 6-10
Week 6 - July 13-17
Week 7 - July 20-24
$260 per week (lunch, equipment, and supplies included) **
**This rate applies to all weeks except for the 4 day camp week, “Mini Week,” which runs Monday-Thursday the week of June 29th -July 2nd and costs $210.
How It Works...
Boys and girls, entering kindergarten through seventh grade, are put into groups according to the grade they will be in the upcoming school year. These groups rotate through a variety of activities during the day.
TYPICAL DAILY SCHEDULE:
9:00: Wake-up Call! (songs/skits/announcements)
9:15: 1st Activity
10:15: 2nd Activity
11:50: 3rd Activity
12:50: 4th Activity
1:45: Camp Meeting/Snack
2:00: Kid’s Choice (1st Elective)
3:10: Kid’s Choice (2nd Elective)
4:00: Pick-Up Begins
What We Do For Fun...
Ropes Course: Our state-of-the-art ropes course provides low and high rope challenges in a beautiful, wooded setting. Campers of all ages can take on the “Vertical Playpen,” the climbing wall, and swing on our giant “Swingshot” while building their teamwork skills and confidence.
Nature Discovery: Campers explore the local ecology through crafts, hikes, turtles, frogs, bugs, and slugs.
Archery: There’s nothing like hitting the ol’ bullseye! Our instructor teaches both beginners and more experienced archers the safety and art of archery.
Arts & Crafts: Creative expression in our fully equipped art studio is a great way to cool off during an action-packed day. Led by our arts and crafts counselor, campers make everything from melted crayon paintings to footprint fish.
Drama: Under the direction of our experienced drama counselor, campers learn and enjoy improvisation, theater games, storytelling, and for older group-skit production.
Sports & Games: Campers find it irresistible to run around and be part of a team. Here they can participate in basketball, soccer, tennis, Capture the Flag, or goal-oriented group challenges. Games and activities are age-appropriate, of course.
Swimming: You can’t have summer without cooling off in the pool! Your child is briefly evaluated and then can enjoy recreational swimming time.
Kid’s Choice! (Electives): Campers choose from a number of activities such as Scatter Ball (a Camp Webb original), parachute games or jewelry making. Activities vary week-to-week according to the theme.
Theme Days: To add to the excitement, we offer theme weeks, ranging from Banana Week to our annual Adventure Cup Week. Campers participate in themed activities and are encouraged to join in the fun by dressing up according to the theme. Our activity counselors incorporate the themes into the usual daily activities. For example, during Banana Week, in sports and games, we launch bananas using a giant slingshot!
Meet the Adventure Camp Staff…
When parents enroll their child in Camp Webb, they are entrusting us with their most prized possession. We at Camp Webb take that responsibility very seriously by hiring the best people we can find. Counselors are chosen based on their maturity, ability to be positive role models, experience with children, and level of enthusiasm. It is essential that the camp counselors we hire understand the important balance between creating a super-fun experience for our campers and keeping them safe. Our senior counselors must be at least 18 years of age and have passed a screening and interview process. All staff members at Camp Webb participate in orientation and training programs prior to the arrival of the campers. We limit our Adventure Camp enrollment to an overall 1:4 staff-to-camper ratio.
Many of our older Adventure Camp campers look up to our senior staff and are interested in training to become leaders/counselors at Camp Webb. The summer after their 7th-grade year, campers may apply for the Counselor-In-Training (CIT) Program. If accepted, a CIT will train for one or two weeks with a camper group. Counselors-In-Training assist senior counselors in the guidance of a group or the management of an activity. This is an opportunity to develop independence, learn responsibility for others, and practice strong leadership skills. After successfully completing the program, they’ll be ready to assume additional responsibilities as Junior Counselors the following year.
A CIT’s role is that of an assistant; you are not directly responsible for the safety of campers, but it is your responsibility to assist in the prevention of unsafe situations though your leadership and involvement in the activities. Please know, before you apply, that using your cell phone while supervising campers is not allowed, and you should be dressed appropriately to mentor and lead young children.
This is new role for these helpers, they are not campers, nor are they counselors. They are in an in-between stage. Therefore, the camp staff are still supervising them, in addition to training them. It is for this reason there is a charge for this opportunity ($130 per week, except for the shorter 4-day “Mini Week” which costs $105 for June 29th -July 2nd).
The application process for a Counselor in Training begins at the same time as camper registration. There are two steps in this process:
- Parents will need to complete a Camper Application for the desired CIT weeks of the summer.
- Then, the potential CIT will need to complete the “CIT overview & application” that is located in the “Forms & Documents” section. Please allow your camper to complete this part on their own and treat it as an online assignment.
Counselors-In-Training work a maximum of 2 weeks (but may apply for more). Junior Counselors may work up to 4 weeks. In May, you will receive a response to your application via email.