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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 10 campers per week, this program has two to three full-time counselors that work together to lead, teach, and support the Pre-K program, in addition to our Pre-K Program Director.

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.

The Pre-K Day Camp Program will not follow the same schedule as the typical day camp program. However, they will participate alongside day and overnight campers in areas such as boating, swimming, flag raising/lowering, special camp events, our Thursday Mega-Dog cookout, and more.

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
9:30 Nature Activity/Hike
10:00 Boating/Fishing
11:15 Lunch
12:15 Arts & Crafts Project
1:15 Swimming
2:15 Games/ Low ropes course
2:45 Afternoon Snack and Clean-Up
3:15 Flag Lowering
4:00 Parent-drive pick up time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

WeekFees
#1: July 9 -  July 13
#2: July 16 - July 20
#3: July 23 - July 27
#4: July 30 - August 3
#5: August 6 - August 10

 

 

 

 

  

 

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:
71A State Street
Phoenix, NY 13135

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

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