OVS Junior Camp offers a balance of enriching learning and play experiences for young children, ages 3-5, who are entering pre-kindergarten and kindergarten in the fall. Qualified caring teachers design both small group and child-directed activities, which provide an opportunity for success in language and literacy development, as well as pre-math knowledge. Our youngest campers begin the morning in their own classrooms and outdoor spaces, and their day is designed to encourage self-discovery, a love of learning and a sense of wonder for world around them. Keeping with the mission of Ojai Valley School, and the theme of our summer camp, Junior Campers will learn, explore, play and adventure outdoors as much as possible. Indoor and outdoor activities are designed to peak their curiosity, build their confidence, and enhance skills needed for a solid foundation for future learning.
Junior Campers enjoy a morning snack and nutritious lunch, followed by a short rest period. Afternoon activities include music, dance, arts and crafts, cooking, games, sports and outdoor science explorations. Campers also participate in daily swim lessons at the camp pool, under the supervision of our certified instructors. One field trip is scheduled each two-week session to local parks, zoos, and outdoor spaces.
Junior Camp begins at 8:30 a.m. and concludes at 4:30 p.m. Our flexible schedule allows campers to enroll for the full six weeks, or to select and combine various two-week sessions. The cost per two-week session is $1,100 with a discount for six-week registrations for $3,140. More details about the program are available in the 2019 Junior Camper Handbook.
Junior Camp Daily Schedule
|8:00 a.m.||Campus opens|
|8:30 - 8:45 a.m.||Morning program begins with opening circle, songs, and attendance|
|8:45 - 9:45 a.m.||Learning stations (indoors and outdoors), small group instruction, class art projects|
|9:45 - 11:00 a.m.||Snack break, followed by outdoor play stations and prep for lunch, swimming|
|11:00 - 11:35 a.m.||Lunch|
|11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.||Swim lessons|
|12:30 - 1:00 p.m.||Quiet time, reading and storytelling|
|1:00 - 3:30 p.m.||Science activities, arts and crafts, barn visits, music, cooking, water play, and snack|
|2:00 - 3:00 p.m.||PK rest time|
|3:30 - 4:30 p.m.||Outside play, games, races, special events, and camper pick-up by parents|