Childcare

At Family Camp childcare is available for children between the ages of 2* and 7 years old.

Childcare is offered at meal times as well as during the morning program time from 9am to noon. Our morning childcare program is divided into two or three groups depending on the number and ages of children at Family Camp. In general, we have a preschool group and a school age group. Each group is led by two counselors who will have fun and safe activities planned for the morning. We will provide your child with a healthy snack mid-morning.

The following is a sample childcare schedule:

4/5 group Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
9:00 Check-in @ Gates Gables dining room Check-in @ Gates Gables dining room Check-in @ Gates Gables dining room Check-in @ Gates Gables dining room Check-in @ Gates Gables dining room Check-in @ Gates Gables dining room
9:15 Pretzel baking Pony Rides Printmaking in Arts & Crafts Small Animals & Garden Cupcake Pony Rides
10:30 Snack Snack Snack Snack Snack Snack
10:45 Collage in the Craft Shop Silkscreening Water Games Pottery Play Area/Games Square Dancing
12:05 Check-out @ Gates Gables dining room Check-out @ Gates Gables dining room Check-out @ Gates Gables dining room Check-out @ Gates Gables dining room Check-out @ Gates Gables dining room Check-out @ Gates Gables dining room

*For our youngest participants who are not toilet trained, we ask that parents remain with their child or nearby where they are accessible to our staff.

Meal time childcare offers younger kids time for supervised play while allowing parents to linger over a meal and chat with family and friends.

Some of our staff may be available to provide childcare outside these designated times at a base rate of $12/hour. Their availability and compensation should be negotiated directly with them. We are happy to connect you with those of our staff who we know would like to have extra work during their off time.