Preschool campers will be immersed in games, crafts, music, stories, fun learning opportunities, and more!
At our preschool day camp, your child will have the opportunity to make new friends, learn new skills, and have fun in a safe and welcoming environment. We look forward to welcoming your child to our camp and providing them with an unforgettable summer experience! Preschool Campers will be immersed in crafts, games, music, stories, imaginative play and fun! We’ll play on the playground and take a dip in the wading pool.
Children must be 3 years old by their first week of camp & fully toilet trained. Please pack a nut-free snack for your camper. Children do not need to know how to swim.
Need an extra hour of care? Pack a nut-free lunch and sign up for Lunch Bunch to start early at 12:00pm for the PM session or end late at 1:00pm for the AM session.
Weekly Themes & Pricing
Camp Options (half-day only)
Mon–Thurs or Mon–Fri: 9:00am–12:00pm
Lunch Bunch add-on (pack a lunch): 12:00pm–1:00pm
Week 1: June 17 – 21 – Rumble in the Jungle!
Buckle up for a summer of untamed fun! We’ll introduce your child to the wonders of the jungle through hands-on activities, safari art, stories and interactive experiences. Our jungle camp is a community of little explorers that come to have fun while making new friends!
Week 2: June 24 – 28 – Under the Sea
Fishing for fun won’t be hard as we spend the week learning all about the ocean. Explore the sea for exciting discoveries. Come enjoy the water, take a look at what lives under the sea, do “fishy” things and have a splashy good time!
Week 3: July 1 – 5 – Dino-Mite Adventure
Welcome preschool paleontologists to our incredible journey of unraveling the mysteries of the prehistoric past! Embark on a Jurassic journey, pack your explorer gear, grab your dino friends and join us for loads of roaring fun! Dive into a world of dinosaurs, exploration, digging into fossils and dino-tastic crafts designed especially for our little discoverers. (4-day option for July 1–3 & 5 available at Mon–Thurs rate)
Week 4: July 8 – 12 – We’re Bugging Out!
If you love things that wiggle and crawl, have we got a camp for you! Come look in the grass and turn over rocks to discover the world of creepy-crawlies. We’ll have a great time as we learn about insects that flutter and fly while we squirm and wiggle like worms. Don’t miss this chance to bug out!
Week 5: July 15 – 19 – Barnyard Bash
Down at the farm, all week is a barnyard adventure filled with joy, learning, and farm-fresh fun! Enroll your little farmer for a barn-tastic time where your little one will explore, play, engage with interactive singing and clapping and do baaaaa-rillant art! Join us for a rootin’ tootin’ good time!
Week 6: July 22 – 26 – Out of this World!
There’s a whole galaxy out there! Buckle up and blast into space as we explore where no kid has gone before. We’ll discover planets, stars and more. Little ones will conduct experiments and be fascinated as we take a trip into the cosmos.
Week 7: July 29 – August 2 – Lego Mania!
Creators and builders, listen up: This week is all about Legos, Legos, and MORE Legos! We’ll play with Legos, engineer with Legos, and craft with Legos. Legos that are huge, Legos that are small…it doesn’t matter, we’ll use them all!
Week 8: August 5 – 9 – A-Camping We Will Go
We’re going on a bear hunt and we’re not afraid! Pitch your tents and join us for this fun week of campfires, s’mores, and songs. We’ll explore the love of the great outdoors, make friends along the way, and go fishing in “Lake Samena.” It’s an adventure you won’t want to miss!
Week 9: August 12 – 16 – Ahoy, Mateys!
Shiver me timbers! It’s the land of pirates and pixies. Come along on an adventure to find the treasures of the seven seas. If ye be wantin’ to be a pirate, be prepared to craft and play. Swimmer or no, ye’ll walk the plank into our wading pool! All be welcome aboard the great ship Samena.
Week 10: August 19 – 23 – Heroes & Fairytales
What’s more fun than being your favorite hero or storybook character? This week will be all about villains, heroes, princes, and princesses as we discover our own superpowers and bring stories to life through play and imagination.
Pricing per week
Monday – Friday (AM only) – $185
Monday – Thursday (AM or PM) – $155
Lunch Bunch – $70 weekly, $15 daily
Samena Program Members
$50 summer registration fee
Monday – Friday (AM only) – $225
Monday – Thursday (AM or PM) – $190
Lunch Bunch – $80 weekly, $18 daily
What to Expect
- Apply sunscreen before camp, bring a refillable water bottle, and wear swimsuit under clothes.
- UV rash guards or swim shirts are a great option for little ones who might be sensitive to sun during our swimming time.
- Pack a snack, and if signed up for Lunch Bunch also pack a lunch (nut free please!).
- Preschool campers must be potty trained before attending camp.
Frequently Asked Questions
My child won’t be 3 years old until part way through the summer – Can they still enroll in this camp?
If the child turns 3 years old after the summer starts, they can attend any weeks of Preschool Camp that start after they have turned 3. Additionally, if a child has just turned 6 years old and feels more comfortable in a half-day program, they are still welcome to attend Preschool Camp instead of Day Camp.
My child isn’t potty trained yet – Do you make any exceptions to that rule?
Children must be potty trained to attend the Preschool Camp. No exceptions can be made.
How can preschool age children swim during camp if they don’t know how to swim?
Our Wading Pool is only 1.5 – 2 feet deep, so kids can play in the pool without the water going above their heads. We provide toys for the campers to play with in the pool.
The counselors will be supervising, and it is always lifeguarded. Please note that swimming time for Preschool Camp does not include swim lessons. If for some reason your camper will not be swimming, please plan to pick them up 30 minutes earlier than the camp end time.
How do the children get ready for swimming?
Please send your campers with their swimsuits underneath their clothing and bring a towel with you to pick-up. If you are staying for Lunch Bunch, please pack a towel or robe.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com.
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.