Ages 5 - 12
Get ready to dive into the fun!
Every week at Samena, campers will be splashing, swimming, and meeting new buddies. We’ll get their heart racing with daily free swim, energetic indoor and outdoor games, racket sports, and more. Plus, we’ll challenge their creativity with crafts and small group games tailored to each week’s theme. Let’s make this summer one to remember!
Wanting structured swim lessons for your kiddo? Limited spots are available for 5-day swimming lessons, with special pricing just for our Day Campers. Take the hassle out of one extra stop and let us take them for you!
Rebecca Luke, Children’s Program Director – firstname.lastname@example.org
Weekly Themes & Pricing
Weekly, Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Extended care available in the morning starting at 7:00am or after camp until 6:15pm on a weekly basis
Week 1: June 24 – 28 – Builder’s Week
Get ready to build and create! This week we will build a Lego volcano, challenge ourselves to build the tallest tower and construct our own defenses for dodgeball. Get your blueprints ready for builders week.
Week 2: July 1 – 5 – Speed Racers
Go Speed Racer Go! This week we have the need for speed, featuring relay races, scooter tracks, and marble runs. We can’t wait to see you cross the finish line! (4-day option for July 1–3 & 5 available)
Week 3: July 8 – 12 – Have a Ball
Ball? Ball! BALL! Dodgeball, kickball, Gagaball! 4 Square, ping pong, soccer! Scatterball, skeletonball, silentball! If it involves a ball we are playing it this week – from Dino Eggs to Boulder tag, prepare to HAVE A BALL!
Week 4: July 15 – 19 – MTV Week
A Samena Classic is back again with MTV week. Along with our other activities, each group will make their own music video, culminating in a music video watch party on Friday!
Week 5: July 22 – 26 – Cowboys vs. Aliens
This galaxy ain’t big enough for the both of us, partner. The classic cowboys vs. aliens rivalry comes to a head at Samena! Practice your quickdraw with nerf darts or your abduction skills in saucer tag. Choose your side, only one can win!
Week 6: July 29 – August 2 – Samena Olympics
Experience the thrill of competition! Every day you’ll compete in fun and crazy sports to see who will win the gold. From archery to hockey, our groups will go head to head to find out who will reign victorious.
Week 7: August 5 – 9 – Shark Week
Dun dun, dun dun dun dun… shark attack! Test your shark knowledge and learn some shark facts as we chew our way through this week. Will your duct tape boat be able to withstand the power of the “Shark”?
Week 8: August 12 – 16 – Bullseye
Ready, aim, f ire! From archery to nerf, dodge ball to basketball we will be practicing our aim and trying to stay on target. Do you think you have the skills to hit the bullseye?
Week 9: August 19 – 23 – Splash Down
Water week is a double feature this summer with two amazing weeks to choose from! Super soaker battles, water balloons, water games, and double the swim time take over the week as we send off summer in style. Campers are welcome to wear swimsuits with their clothes all day if they wish!
Week 10: August 26 – 30 – H2O Yeah
Cannonballs, belly flops, sprinklers, water balloons and bucket brigades! This week is our big end-of year splash where it’s all water games all the time. Campers are welcome to wear swimsuits with their clothes all day if they wish. We top off this amazing week with a dunk tank!
Pricing per week
Swim Lesson add-on: $93
AM Care starting at 7:00am – $100
PM Care until 6:15pm – $105
AM & PM Care – $187
Samena Program Members
$575 + $100 summer registration fee
Swim lesson add-on: $110
AM Care starting at 7:00am – $120
PM Care until 6:15pm – $132
AM & PM Care – $228
What to Expect
- Apply and pack sunscreen, a nut-free lunch and snack, refillable water bottle, swimsuit, and towel.
- Wear closed-toed shoes that are appropriate for outdoor active games and tennis courts. Please no Crocs or slip-ons.
- Campers may also purchase Club Bucks (digital gift card on the camper’s account) to be used to get a snack at our concessions stand.
- Please label all personal items with the camper’s name.
- Campers are grouped by age, and requests can be made for friends to be grouped together if we are notified early.
- Younger campers are ready for Swim & Tennis Day Camp if they are comfortable in an independent and fast-paced environment.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does my child need to bring to camp?
- Tennis shoes and weather-appropriate clothing. (For safety, flip flops & sandals are not allowed)
- Lunch, snack (No nuts/nut butters/nut products), and a refillable water bottle.
- For snack time, campers have an option to purchase from our concession stand. There will be a limited menu provided to order from, and you may purchase Club Bucks for your child at the front desk. Club bucks are the only method for paying for concession stand orders.
- Swim suit and towel.
- Goggles and swim caps are optional, if you choose to pack them, please label with your child’s name using sharpie.
- Please be advised that staff are not permitted to apply sunscreen to campers. Please bring children with sunscreen pre-applied in the morning, and work with them at home to apply it themselves in the afternoon.
- Hats, sunglasses, and UV rash guard/swim shirts are great options for campers who are sensitive to sun.
- A backpack large enough to carry all of their items. Children move about the facility throughout the day and must carry their belongings with them.
My child is 5 years old but hasn’t attended kindergarten, can they still attend Day Camp?
Samena Day campers should have previously attended kindergarten. We run a full day camp that is very active and quick paced. Children need to be able to responsibly keep track of their belongings and tote them around with them to their different activities throughout the day. From experience, and parent feedback, we have learned that this camp is not suited for children who have not attended kindergarten (on up) previously. We want to make sure children are able to enjoy and make the most of their summer here!
Can my child buy lunch or snacks there?
We provide campers with one snack each day, and campers should bring a nut-free lunch and a snack from home.
Additionally, parents can purchase “Club Bucks” (a digital Samena gift card) at the front desk for their child’s account if they would like their camper to be able to purchase a snack from our Concessions stand menu. This includes items like goldfish, apple slices, chips, go-gurt, candy bars, and drinks like Sparkling Ice and Gatorade that range from $1.50-$3 per item. Some items sell out quickly, and some days we aren’t able to offer Concessions purchases due to time constraints. As such, it is always best to send a snack with your child regardless of whether they have Club Bucks or not. Our campers build up a big appetite throughout the day, so please make sure they come with a generous lunch.
If you choose to provide your child with Club Bucks to purchase snacks, please purchase them through the Front Desk prior to the first day of camp. If Club Bucks are added to the child’s account later in the day, your camper may have had their first snack time already.
How does drop-off work if my kid is on Samena’s Swim Team or Water Polo team?
If the practice starts and ends during the camp day, counselors can pick the child up from Swim Team and bring them to the camp, but you must let the Children’s Program team (email@example.com) know that this needs to be done before the camps starts.
How do the campers get placed into counselor groups & what is the staff to camper ratio? Can we make a request for kids to be placed together?
Campers will be put into counselor groups of 8-10 kids by age. You are welcome to make a request for kids to be placed together during the registration process by clicking “Friend Request” on the final Enrollment Summary page or by contacting the Children’s Program team (firstname.lastname@example.org) , before the camp starts. Please note that friend requests can only be honored if they are mutual and the children are the same age, but sometimes it’s not possible.
What if my child needs to take medicine during camp?
No problem! Once we send out invites to our forms & attendance platform in early June, just fill out the Child Care Medication Authorization Form and upload it to your child’s ProCare profile or email directly to email@example.com. Please bring medication in a zip-loc bag and make sure the medication is clearly labeled with the child’s name, medication name and administration instructions (dosage and time).
What are your registration, cancellation, and transfer policies?
- Parents can put down a non-refundable $50 deposit to reserve each camp week for each camper, or payment in full can be made at the time of enrollment.
- Deposits and registration fees are non-refundable/non-creditable. A credit card saved on file to your Samena account is required in order to put down deposits to hold your camper’s spot.
- Balances are due 2 weeks before the camp week’s start date & will be paid automatically with your card on file.
- Cancellations must be requested at least 2 weeks before the camp week’s start date, via our cancel request form. If the cancellation request is submitted in time and you have paid for that week in full already, you will receive a credit/refund for the amount less the $50 deposit.
- Prior to Sunday, May 26, 2024, deposits may be transferred to a new camp week (for the same camper, within the same camp) based on availability. As of Monday, May 27, and any day forward, deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable. Any transfer requests must be made in writing by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here for full details – Policies must be accepted/signed during the registration process.
How will I sign my camper in and out each day?
All children must be signed in and out each day by their parent or an authorized adult. You will receive an invitation to our attendance and communication platform (Procare) in early June, prior to the start of summer. The platform will provide the parent with a secure PIN to be used on our parent kiosk in order to sign your camper in and out each day.
Please pick-up your child promptly. Regular camp day ends at 4:00pm and extended care ends at 6:15pm. A $25.00 fee is charged for each 10-minute increment that you are late.
How do I turn in the emergency medical information and waiver packet for my camper?
This year, Samena Camps are using a new forms & attendance platform called Procare. In early June, all campers will be emailed an invitation to create a profile linked to our camps. This will include all the forms and documents needed before you child may attend camp.
What is your policy if my child hits, kicks, or inappropriately touches another child or staff member?
We understand that children are still learning, however we do have a no-tolerance policy when it comes to violence, inappropriate touch and/or language. We make it a point to explain rules on the first day of camp so everyone can know what to expect and be set up for success. Additionally, our counselors are trained to use de-escalation strategies and communication to help children work through issues or frustrations appropriately. When that doesn’t work, our Lead Counselors, Camp Coordinator, and/or Camp Director are always accessible to step in and assist. If the above steps are not successful, you may be asked to pick up your child early. Please see our Code of Conduct for more specifics.