Camp Chris: Upper Camp

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

Registration opens January 3, 2024!

For campers entering grades 4 and 5

Welcome to Upper Camp at Camp Chris, an exciting realm where campers in grades 4 and 5 embark on a journey of independence, adventure, and personal growth.  Our adventure-themed camp is designed to cater to the unique needs and interests of young explorers as they transition from elementary to middle school years.

Most Upper Campers have confident friendships at home and school, and we build on those skills- since the Upper Camp comes together so often to explore camp, we encourage campers to make new friends, and see their old pals when their paths cross- we no longer use friend requests at this age group.  Every new camper is a friend that you haven’t met yet!   

A Safe and Supportive Environment: Safety and care are our top priorities.  At Upper 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 safely spread their wings.

Learning Through Adventure: At Upper Camp, we believe that the most profound learning happens through adventure.  Our programs seamlessly blend education with exploration to stimulate young minds, inspire curiosity, and kindle a love for the great outdoors.  Campers engage in a variety of age-appropriate activities, from storytelling to nature exploration to arts and crafts.

Varied Activities:  Upper 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*! 

Friendship and Teamwork: Upper Camp is where lifelong friendships take root and teamwork thrives.  Campers build bonds with their peers through collaborative activities, group adventures, and play.  They learn the value of working together and develop essential skills that will serve them well in the years ahead.

Creative Expression:  Creativity is celebrated at Upper Camp.  Whether through painting, crafting,  or storytelling, young campers have the opportunity to express themselves, allowing their creativity to flourish while creating lasting memories.

Outdoor Play and Games: Physical activity is an integral part of child development.  Upper Camp provides opportunities for campers to enjoy games, and outdoor sports on the Prep’s playing fields, that keep them active, healthy, and having a great time.

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

Cherished Memories: Upper Camp at Camp Chris is where your child creates cherished memories that will last a lifetime.  It’s more than just a camp; it’s a world of adventure, friendship, and personal growth.

Join us at Upper Camp and give your child a summer filled with adventure, laughter and the joy of learning.  It’s where young explorers thrive, embrace independence, and build a foundation for a lifetime of exploration and discovery.

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
  • 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

Upper 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?