Camp Chris: Senior Camp

Multiple Weeks Available
6th - 
Full Day (9am – 4pm)
Camp Chris: Senior Camp

Registration opens January 3, 2024!

For campers entering grades 6 through 9

Welcome to Senior Camp at Camp Chris, an exciting and transformative experience where campers in grades 6-9 embark on a journey of independence, leadership, adventure, and personal growth.  Our camp is designed to cater to the unique needs and interests of young leaders as they transition from middle school to high school.

Senior Camper groups choose their own name, and they get to make lots of great choices!  When in camp, they get to move more independently, and make choices for many periods of the day on what they would like their day to look like.  Because the groups are blended most of the day, we do not honor friend requests for this age group – they will make new friends, and see their old friends often.  Enrollment in this program is strictly limited, as we need to accommodate field trip sizes.  

A Safe and Supportive Environment: Safety and care remain our top priorities.  At Senior Camp, we provide a secure and nurturing environment where trained counselors ensure the well-being and growth of each camper.  Our staff is experienced and dedicated to creating an environment where campers can explore and develop leadership skills.

Leadership Development:  Senior Camp is a place where leadership skills are cultivated.  Campers have the opportunity to take on responsibilities, lead group activities, and make decisions.  We encourage them to become role models for younger campers, fostering a sense of responsibility and self-assurance.

Learning Through Adventure: At Senior Camp, we believe that learning is an adventure.  Our programs seamlessly blend education with exploration, encouraging campers to take risks, step out of their comfort zones, and learn by doing.  Activities include STEM, team challenges, and activities that spark critical thinking.

Friendships and Teamwork: Senior Camp is where lifelong friendships take root, and teamwork is central.  Campers build bonds with their peers through collaborative activities, group adventures, and develop essential social skills that will serve them well in their future endeavors.

Varied Activities:  Senior Camp campers have so many choices to make, including activities such as swim, gymnastics, sports, STEM, Creation Stations, Gaga, archery, Camp Store, drama, arts and crafts, camper choice, all cohort and all camp special events, and more*! 

Weekly Field Trip: We’re so confident in Senior Campers, that they are treated to a field trip every Wednesday:*

Creative Expression: Creativity is celebrated at Senior Camp.  Whether through arts, writing, or public speaking, campers have the opportunity to express themselves and let their creative talents shine, creating lasting memories.

Outdoor Play and Games: Physical activity and sports are essential for holistic development.  Senior Camp provides opportunities for campers to enjoy games, sports, and outdoor play that keep them active, healthy, and having a great time.

Building Independence: Senior Camp empowers young leaders to build independence and self-confidence.  They are encouraged to make decisions, take on responsibilities, and grow as individuals, all under the guidance of experienced counselors.

Cherished Memories: Senior Camp at Camp Chris is where your child creates cherished memories, hones leadership skills, and forms lifelong friendships.  It’s more than just a camp; it’s a transformative experience that sets the foundation for a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and personal growth.

Join us at Senior Camp and give your child a summer filled with adventure, laughter, and the joy of learning.  It’s where young leaders thrive, embrace independence, and develop the skills and values that will serve in their future endeavors.

At a Glance:

  • 1:10 counselor ratio within each group
  • Co-ed groupings
  • Activities taught by experienced staff
  • Daily access to our outdoor pool for recreational swim
  • Varied age-appropriate activities throughout the program day
  • Eligible to visit the Camp Store
  • Weekly field trips (starting June 26, 2024)
  • Click here to view our Summer 2024 Policies, including deposit and refund information
  • SAVE THE DATE: Summer Camp Open House on Saturday June 8, 2024

What to Pack in Your Backpack:

  • Refillable water bottle
  • Nut free lunch and snack
  • Swimsuit, towel, and change of clothes (goggles optional)
  • Sunscreen – applied before coming and reapplied frequently (bug spray optional)
  • Please label all belongings with a first and last name

*Please note, all activities, programs, special events, and trips are subject to change.  Advanced notice will be given if possible.

At A Glance

Full Day (9am – 4pm)
Extended Day
8:00-9:00am, 4:00-5:00pm
Busing Available
Bring or sign-up for our lunch program
Add tutoring to enhance your camper's summer!

Program Dates

Week 2A: June 17 and 18, 2024
Week 2B: June 20 and 21, 2024
Week Three: June 24-28, 2024
Week Four: July 1-3, 2024 (No camp Thursday and Friday, July 4 and 5)
Week Five: July 8-12, 2024
Week Six: July 15-19, 2024
Week Seven: July 22-26, 2024
Week Eight: July 29-August 2, 2024
Week Nine: August 5-9, 2024
Week Ten: August 12-16, 2024

Theme Weeks

Week 2A Juneteenth through Stories
Week 2B Juneteenth through Dance 
Week 3 Rainbow Adventures
Week 4 Party in the USA
Week 5 Under the Sea
Week 6 Carnival
Week 7 Journey to the Jungle
Week 8 Camp Olympics
Week 9 Treasure Island
Week 10 Final Flourish

Senior Camp Sample Weekly Schedule


Theme Weeks

Every day at Camp Chris is an adventure! Each week we celebrate a new theme, with special events and all camp activities. Pirates, Olympics, Bouncies- which week will your camper love the most?