Pre-K Day Camp

Camp Talooli offers summer day camp for preschool-aged campers. Monday through Friday, campers arrive by bus and car to enjoy a full-day program from 8:45-3:45.

The Pre-K Day Camp program differs from our typical day camp program in order to meet the social and developmental needs of this population. With a maximum of 15 campers per week, this program will have three full-time counselors that work together to lead, teach, and support the Pre-K program.

The preschool program will operate out of our newly renovated VanDyke Lodge that sits atop a hill overlooking Lake Temalo. Campers will participate in daily arts and craft projects, swimming, music, boating, campfire cooking, nature-based learning programs, and teambuilding activities. Children may also participate in daily Red Cross Swimming lessons taught by a certified Water Safety Instructor. Like all of the Talooli programs, our activities are intentionally designed to meet the developmental needs of campers and to create an positive learning environment. Our goals for for this program are for campers to have fun, meet new friends, learn about nature through hands-on activities, and develop new skills.

As the Pre-K program will primarily operate out of VanDyke Lodge, it will not follow the typical day camp schedule. However, it will join the rest of the day and overnight campers for flag raising and lowering each day, for the Mega Dog cookout on Thursday, and for special events.

The following is an example of what a typical day may look like:

8:45 Arrive, Participate in Flag Raising
9:15 Morning Meeting and Snack
10:00 Swimming
11:15 Lunch
12:15 Special Activity 1 (e.g. boating, nature)
1:15 Arts & Crafts Project
2:00 Free Play/Downtime
2:15 Special Activity 2 (e.g. Fishing, Games)
2:45 Afternoon Snack and Clean-Up
3:15 Flag Lowering
4:00 Parent-drive pick up time










Note: additional activities that would occur during the week may include, boating, campfire cooking, teambuilding activities, and field games.

Criteria to Attend

In order to participate in the Pre-K Day Camp program, campers must meet at least one of the following:

  • Be 4 or 5 years old by the time they attend Camp Talooli
  • Have been enrolled in a preschool program

Talooli’s staff-to-camper ratio is in accordance with the American Camp Association standards, and there is an on-site registered nurse. Our counselors and nurse(s) are prepared to support campers in many ways, however, Pre-K campers should be toilet trained prior to attending Camp.

Weeks and Fees

July 10 -  July 14 $ 230
July 17 - July 21 $ 230
July 24 - July 28 $ 230
July 31 - August 4 $ 230
August 7 - August 11 $ 230







What to Bring

Campers will need to bring the following items every day. Please be sure to label them clearly with your child’s name. It is important for your camper to have these things and keep track of them at camp.

  • Backpack to hold all of their belongings
  • Lunch with cold pack, all days except Thursday
  • Morning Snack
  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Swim shoes (optional)
  • Bug wipes or lotion (no sprays if possible)
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Socks and sneakers (must be worn at all times except in swimming)
  • Extra clothes
  • Extra sneakers (optional)
  • Raincoat and sweatshirt
  • Camp Talooli provides a MegaDog cookout lunch on Thursdays. Milk is provided every day for all campers


Summer Forms

Mail completed forms to:
P.O.Box 6
Phoenix, NY 13135

Online Registration
Pre-K Registration Form (b&w pdf)

Parent Letter (pdf)
Bus Safety/Schedule (pdf)
Directions to Camp Talooli