Rising Kindergartners who are ready for a full day of camp belong to Grasshoppers. They participate in a variety of age and skill-appropriate activities, while gaining comfort in the outdoors, developing respect for the natural world, and participating in a strong, positive social unit with their peers, led by nurturing counselors.
(schedules are subject to change)
Grasshopper campers participate each day in structured activities and are presented with experiences that lead to the fulfillment of High Meadows’ Goals.
|9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.||Morning Meeting|
|9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.||Group Activity|
|10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.||Crafts/Ponies|
|11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.||Lunch|
|12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.||Unit Discovery/Sports|
|1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.||Swimming|
|2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.||Traditions / Nature|
|3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.||Unit Time and Carpool|
Arts & Crafts – In a fun and creative environment, campers are encouraged to express their creative interests. This class Introduces them to a variety of different artistic mediums and techniques such as clay, paint, weaving and beads. Campers are taught the value of reserving, recycling and using natural materials found on campus. Campers are presented with projects that focus on exploration, experimentation, and creative expression.
Lunch – Campers should bring a non-perishable lunch each day in a reusable container. High Meadows encourages campers to bring healthy lunches that generate as little waste as possible. Campers are able to recycle #1 and #2 plastics, aluminum containers (such as fruit cups) and some paper products. A compost container is also available for some food scraps. Campers are not allowed to bring glass containers or soda cans to camp.
Nature – Campers learn to move through their environment and be aware of their surroundings. They participate in directed observation of all of our High Meadows animals; livestock, insects, and wild animals. They will experience native plant life of High Meadows and build confidence in nature by handling the animals on campus. Campers will be given the information they need to explore nature safely and to inspire curiosity.
Barnyard Adventures – Campers will visit and learn about the animals in our Barnyard. Ants, Grasshoppers, and Juniors will have the opportunity to ride ponies and interact with goats, sheep, rabbits, chickens, pigs, and horses.
Sports – Campers will be exposed to a variety of activities including games, sports, and water activities in a non-competitive environment. Campers will get physical to expand their concept of their own body and movement. Following directions, participation and cooperation are a few of the main goals of our sports classes.
Swimming – All campers visit the pool every day, weather and conditions permitting. The pool is staffed by a team of certified lifeguards and trained lookouts. Swim time is divided into instructional swim and free swim. Campers are evaluated at the beginning of each session and placed into groups according to their ability. Jewelry (including earrings), goggles, fins, and flotation devices are not permitted in the pool. Our pool is sanitized through a salt-water system, with chlorine if needed. The result is comfortable, clean water that does not irritate the skin or eyes, and will not turn hair green.
Traditions – Where early pioneer life, native American lore and High Meadows Camp history all combine into wonderful activities. Campers experience what it was like for the pioneers to navigate land, cook simple meals, games and crafts. Then learn native American legends, games and even sign language. And of course, you will get to sing our favorite camp songs, explore the campus for our mysterious creatures and learn about our history.
Unit Discovery – Campers in this class participate in activities that focus on sensory exploration, creative problem solving, and age-appropriate skill development. There are science experiment days full of vinegar and baking soda rockets, sensory days with frozen materials, noodles, and “clean mud”, and game days of chalk pictionary and live action “Angry Birds”. Unit Discovery allows for an exciting, dynamic fusion of art, science, and exploration.