Come experience some good old fashioned summer fun at A Child’s Place Summer Camp in Lincroft! Our summer camp is for children ages 3-9* years old. Sign your child up for as little as 2 weeks or for the entire 6 week program — ACP summer camp starts June 19 and ends July 27, 2017. Full (9am-3pm) and Half days (9am-12n) are available Monday-Thursday.
*A Note About Three-Year-Olds: The three year old who is enrolled in our summer program must have had prior pre-school experience for a full year as a three year old. There is not enough time in the course of a short summer session to honestly deal with the separation and adjustment needs of the very young child and still offer them a meaningful program. The three year old must also be toilet trained – no pull ups are allowed.
ACP Summer Camp incorporates individual interests while providing a group experience in a healthy and happy environment. We offer:
- Swimming Pool on premises with American Red Cross-certified lifeguard-swim instructors
- Play in our Natural Park-Like Environment
- Sand box and mud hole for creative constructive play
- Arts and Crafts
- Outdoor Games
- Tinkering , inventing, and exploring with materials
- Half-days (9am-12n) and Full-days (9am-3pm) available for ages 3-9
A Child’s Place believes that children need a special experience during the summer months that will emphasize the joys of summertime in a happy, unhurried and unpressured environment. We provide an authentic childhood summer experience — a true respite from the confines of winter and the structure of formal schooling. At A Child’s Place we offer a relaxed, but physically active outdoor program to meet these needs. Experienced early childhood teachers plan our program, and college students assist them. Our adult/child ratio is 1 to 10.
A Child’s Place offers an enormous yard and outdoor area with natural beauty and shady trees. We focus on outdoor play and crafts. Basic materials such as paints, clay, woodworking, sand and water are always available. Other crafts are introduced each week to stimulate each age level, such as:
- Plaster Casting
- Candle Making
- Tie Dyeing
- Puppet Making
Each summer, we plant and watch things grow in our school garden, as well as care for the school pets.
Nature study, backyard tents, singing, dancing, cooking, storytimes and creative dramatics all contribute to the diversity of our program.
Children enjoy group games planned by the counselors such as baseball, kickball and soccer, as well as climbing on special apparatus, running, tumbling, and obstacle courses. There is no competitive sports program at A Child’s Place, since we feel this is not suited to the age.
Water is an important part of summer, and we offer it in a variety of ways – from hoses and sprinklers, to a mud hole for creative constructive play. We also offer swimming instructions in our full-sized pool, while respecting each child’s individual ability level.
Swimming in the school’s graduated-depth pool is supervised by a lifeguard with an American Red Cross Lifeguarding certificate. Individual counselors accompany the children into the pool and offer assistance and support. Full-day children receive informal instruction in the afternoon and half day children in the morning.