The Laurus Youth Program caters to elementary aged students (ages 5-11) and provides them with the opportunity to be exposed to a wide range of activities with the help of our infamous S.T.A’s (Specific Training Areas). Our programming focuses on a variety of topics, ensuring that the mind and body are always engaged.
Throughout the summer, our Youth campers will be exposed to a variety of experiences on top of their daily enrichment of 75 minutes in their chosen STA. Each week, campers will be introduced to a fun weekly theme that we creatively design all of our activities around. We welcome weekly guest speakers specializing in topics ranging from philanthropy to sports, outer space to theater, and everything in between! We also showcase our campers’ talents by hosting a weekly Friday show featuring the project they have been working on all week in their chosen STA. We believe that it is through these various channels of exploration that our Youth Program ensures the fostering of all of our campers’ social, emotional, artistic and academic selves.
Our average 5:1 camper to counselor ratio allows our team to tailor the Youth Program to every child’s needs, creating a personal and hands-on experience. We promise to do our best to meet all of your requests and give your child the most memorable summer!
Parents may drop their kids off as early as 7:00 AM (7:30 AM for our downtown locations). On your child’s first day of camp, you will need to check in your child and will be provided with their unique check-out code. This is also a great opportunity for you to order any last minute lunches for the week. After being checked in, a staff member will bring your child to the gym to play some games.
As all of our campers arrive at camp, all staff and kids are playing fun games inside the gym until the day starts.
On Mondays, your child will typically spend this time doing icebreaker activities to familiarize themselves with their group as well as their counselors. During the rest of the week, they will be playing small organized camp activities inside or outside if the weather permits.
For 75 minutes every day, campers specialize in an area of interest. They work with a specialist in that field and all of our specialists are trained to make the learning first and foremost FUN! The STAs we are offering this summer are;
During our three main blocks, the kids rotate through all different activities and get to experience a bit of everything. We do this to ensure that campers get a well-rounded experience and get to stimulate their body and mind every day. We have also scheduled unique weekly activities like Zumba and Yoga as well as fun weekly special guest speakers.
Time for another activity! Kids will never have a repeat block everyday. They may be outside all afternoon if the weather permits, with frequent water breaks and sunscreen, but they will always participate in different activities everyday. These activities will include water games such as slip n slides, sprinklers, water balloons and so much more! Your child will also take part in our weekly art project, a handful of different sports and many camp games.
Every day, each camper is provided with a fresh smoothie made with real fruits on site by our staff.
After Smoothies, your child will return to their designated classrooms to pack up their belongings and head to the gym. When you arrive to pick up your child, they will be called and brought to you once the correct check-out code has been provided.
For parents needing to pick up their child after 4pm, we have an optional Extended Care Program at $10/day or $40/week. During extended hours, all of our campers are playing games together in the gym.
* Please note that for our downtown locations only, our Extended Care Program takes place from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM.
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