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BBS Day Camp Minis

Basking Ridge
Rising Preschool
Dates in Jun, Jul, Aug View All
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Signature Program
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$350 / Week

Camp at a Glance

Big Blue Summer Minis Day Camp

BBS Minis Day Camp is a special place where discoveries are made not only on the playing fields, in the classroom, and in the art studios… but in every puddle, shadow, and pile of sand on campus! Our BBS Minis Day Camp program feeds on the natural wonder of this age group by allowing plenty of time for creative play and guided investigation. Minis specialty activity rotations last 30 minutes to accommodate a preschool attention span, and activities are adapted to meet the interests and abilities of this age group while still encouraging creativity, openness, dedication, and enthusiasm.

Minis receive a leveled swim lesson each day while the pool is quiet and swim staff can devote their full attention to each child, from a fearful first-time swimmer, to an over-confident little fish. Minis swim ratios are no greater than 2:1, and instructors will work 1:1 with campers until they are comfortable in the water. Swim instructors will also visit Minis during lunch and play times to help build a bond of trust that allows campers to make steady progress in the water.

Our Minis Counselors receive special training to work with this age group under the close guidance of the Minis-Kinder Division Leader. Social and communication skills are the primary focus for Minis: singing encourages little voices to speak up, and new vocabulary from specialty classes is repeated and highlighted throughout the week. Counselors guide Minis to participate in solving playtime problems, like taking turns and sharing. Emergent literacy is supported through daily reading, and natural opportunities to use mathematical skills abound: Minis love to make patterns and count objects as they travel through their day.

BBS Minis Camp is for kids aged 3+ and are fully potty trained.

Dates

Campers can register for single weeks, or all 8 weeks.

BBS Minis Camp

Weeks Times
Jun 17 – 21 9am – 1pm
Jun 24 – 28 9am – 1pm
Jul 1 – 6 9am – 1pm
Jul 8 – 12 9am – 1pm
Jul 15 – 19 9am – 1pm
Jul 22 – 26 9am – 1pm
Jul 29 – Aug 2 9am – 1pm
Aug 5 – 9 9am – 1pm

*Campers can also register for Before and After Care

Lunch

Lunch is included.

Drop-Off/Pick-Up Location

Bristol Gymnasium

Camp Credentials

  • This camp is accredited by the American Camp Association!

What to Wear

  • Play clothes/athletic clothes
  • Sneakers/closed-toed shoes (no laces unless your child can tie them!)
  • socks

What to Pack

Please use a backpack. (Backpacks will stay at camp all week until Friday dismissal.)

  • bathing suits (2)
  • towels (2)
  • sunscreen (sunscreen is categorized as a medication, so if you do not pack and label sunscreen, we will NOT be able to apply any sunscreen to your child.)
  • full change of clothes
  • We have water in the room, so water bottles are not needed.
  • A warm shirt/sweater for the air-conditioned Minis room.
  • PLEASE BE SURE TO LABEL ALL ITEMS WITH CAMPER’S FIRST AND LAST NAME

Optional Items:

  • pair of tall socks
  • bug repellant spray/bracelet
  • Hat/visor

Please DO NOT PACK money, phones, electronics or other valuables, nor outside food as we are trying to protect many campers with severe food allergies. With the exception of sunscreen and bug repellant, no medications should be sent to camp with out pre-approval.  Any pre-approved emergency medications (such as inhalers or epi pens) should be labeled and turned in to staff for safekeeping. Emergency medications will remain with your child’s counselor and follow your child throughout their day.

What to Expect

Explore. Discover. Grow. BBS Day Camps offer Opportunities for Campers to Flourish in Everything Under the Sun.

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