Lower Camp: Chipmunks

Multiple Weeks Available
PreK - 
Full Day (9am – 4pm)
Lower Camp: Chipmunks

For campers entering PreK, who have turned 4 before their camp week

At Lower Camp (PreK), we believe in igniting the spark of curiosity in the hearts of our youngest adventurers.  Our Chipmunks program is a place where kids entering PreK take their first steps toward discovery, learning, and friendship.  It’s an extraordinary summer adventure tailored just for them.

A Safe and Supportive Environment:  Safety and comfort are our top priorities.  Chipmunks provides a safe and nurturing environment where our dedicated staff ensures your child’s well being is always in focus.  From trained counselors to carefully planned activities, we’ve got the little ones covered.

Daily Swim Lessons: All Chipmunks will have a daily swim lesson, provided by our partner, North Shore Swim Club, whose experienced instructors create a supportive and encouraging environment, making learning to swim a positive experience.  All swim lessons take place in our state-of-the-art indoor pool.

Early Learning and Fun: Our camp is where your child takes their first steps in building valuable social and emotional skills.  Through play, interaction, and group activities, they’ll learn about friendship, teamwork, and effective communication while building self-confidence.  

Outdoor Adventures: Nature is our classroom, and outdoor adventures are at the heart of our camp.  Your child will have the opportunity to experience the wonders of the natural world through activities like short nature hikes, picnics, and hands-on science experiments.  

Play and Imagination: Play is a child’s work, and we take it seriously!  Chipmunks offers a wide range of play-based activities that stimulate the imagination and foster creativity.  It’s a place where building sandcastles, pretending to be pirates, and playing dress up are all part of the daily routine.

Varied Activities:  Chipmunks will have so many things to do each day, including activities such as daily swim lessons, free swim, music, art, dramatic play, bouncies/Tumbl Trak, Creation Stations, sports, all cohort and all camp special events, and more!*  

Confidence and Independence: We believe in empowering your child to take on responsibilities, make choices, and gain independence.  Chipmunks is where they take those first steps toward self-sufficiency and self-discovery.

Creating Cherished Memories: Chipmunks is more than just a summer camp; it’s a place where cherished memories are created.  It’s the start of a lifelong friendship and a journey of personal growth that your child will carry with them.

Join us at Chipmunks and give your child the gift of a summer filled with wonder, laughter, and discovery.  It’s where little explorers take their first steps towards a lifetime of learning and adventure.

At a Glance:

  • 1:5 counselor ratio within each group 
  • Co-ed groupings
  • Activities taught by experienced staff
  • Campers must be toilet trained to attend camp
  • Daily access to our pools for instructional and recreational swim
  • 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

Sample Weekly Schedule

kids playing outdoors
kids crossing the road safely

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?