Welcome

Camp Lovewell is the camp for kids who don't mind getting their hands dirty or their feet wet. Enjoy the great outdoors as we embark on a summer journey of inquiry, observation, and exploration. Campers will discover all of the wonders of our fields, forests, ponds, wetlands, and working farm as they are provided the opportunity to participate in various activities and programs that will stretch their imagination and test their capabilities!

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2023 Dates

Day Camp

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Hours

EXTENDED CARE

7:30-9:00 am

4:00-5:30 pm

WK 1

WK 2

WK 3

WK 4

Jun 27 - Jul 1

Jul 5* - 8

Jul 11-15

Jul 18-22

WK 5

WK 6

WK 7

WK 8

Aug 8-12

Aug 15-19

Jul 25-29

Aug 1-5

*closed on Monday, July 4

WK 9

Aug 22-26

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2023 Dates

TBA

Quick Facts

  • ACA-accredited

  • day camp (9:00 am-4:00 pm)

  • for kids ages 6-14 (entering grades 1-9)

  • outdoor adventures in rain & shine

  • fun, safe, & enriching environment located on 2nd Nature Academy campus

  • highly trained counselors with certified, licensed, or trained specialty supervisors

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2022 Weekly Rates

Partial week or part-time options are not available.

ENTERING GRADES 1-3

$380 per week

ENTERING GRADES 4-9

$370 per week

EXTENDED CARE

$95 per week

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2023 Rates

TBA

 
 

Camp Activities

The following activities are examples of activities that campers participate in throughout the course of a week at camp. Each day at Camp Lovewell has a different schedule and is subject to change due to enrollment, weather, camper needs, etc.

TEAM BUILDING & LOW ROPES COURSE

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ARCHERY

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Arts & Crafts

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KAYAKING

Swimming (saltwater pool & freshwater pond)

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DRAMA & SKITS

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CAMP SONGS & SPIRIT ACTIVITIES

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NATURE STUDIES & ORIENTEERING

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FARM ANIMAL VISITS

SPORTS & FIELD GAMES

HIKING & EXPLORATION

 

ACA Accreditation

The American Camp Association is the only national organization that establishes standards for reviewing camps. ACA accreditation assures you of the best quality control to ensure the welfare of your child. The accreditation process involves meeting nearly 300 standards for:

  • Health & safety

  • Management

  • Experienced specialists

  • Hiring practices

  • Personnel

  • Staff to camper ratios

  • Programming

  • Site & facilities

  • Staff training

  • Highly trained & certified specialist supervisors

ACA

Our most recent accreditation visit was in the summer of 2016 and we received a perfect score. We look forward to welcoming ACA back this season (2022). Sending your child to an ACA accredited camp such as Camp Lovewell means you know you’re providing your child with the best possible camp experience!

 
 
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Get Ready for Camp FAQ

Camp is a time to spend outdoors, physically engaged, and with your friends. It is messy, dirty, and happens in rain or shine. Therefore, it is important that each camper is dressed appropriately, safely, and packed in preparation for a day of adventure.

Do bring...

​Pack a backpack or duffel bag with:

  • a bathing suit

  • a towel

  • an extra change of clothing (shorts/pants, t-shirt, underwear, & socks)

  • closed-toe water shoes *

  • a bottle of sunscreen **

  • a bottle of bug spray **

  • rainy days: raincoat and rainboots ***

  • non-swimmers: life vest ****

  • 2-3 spare, clean face masks in a clean baggie

  • a spare baggie for dirty face masks

Pack a lunchbag/lunchbox with:

  • a refillable water bottle

  • a healthy, non-refrigerated morning snack

  • a healthy, non-refrigerated lunch

  • recommended: reusable ice pack

Do wear...

  • old clothes or clothes that you don't mind getting soiled or torn, due to the nature of camp activities

  • closed-toe, well-fitting, and supportive shoes/sneakers (water shoes, such as Tevas or Keens, are acceptable as long as they have closed toes) *

  • a layer of sunscreen **

  • a layer of bugspray **

Don't bring...

  • toys & stuffed animals

  • cell phones

  • electronic games or music devices (CD players, iPods, MP3 players, etc.)

  • trading cards or other toy or fashion collectibles

  • money

  • personal sports equipment, unless required for a specific, requested activity

  • pets or animals of any kind

  • weapons of any kind, including knives, BB guns, fire arms, and ammunition

  • drugs or alcohol

Don't wear...

  • new or favorite clothing that you would mind getting soiled or torn

  • loose/ill-fitting shoes such as flip flops, sandals, Crocs, and clogs *

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Camp Lovewell is not responsible for items lost or damaged. Valuable and irreplaceable personal belongings do not belong at camp. Moreover, it is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to ensure that everything their camper brings to camp is labeled with their name. All items left behind at the end of each camp session will be discarded or donated to charity.

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* If campers do not have adequate footwear, they will not be allowed to participate in certain activities.

** Parents must apply a layer before the camper comes to camp, as well as provide a bottle of each.

*** Outdoor activities will continue to take place on rainy days.

**** Non-swimmers are responsible for providing their own “safe for use” personal flotation devices (PFD), per ACA guidelines. “Safe for use” means that PFDs are:

  • 1. US Coast Guard-approved;

  • 2. Of proper type (USCG-approved Type I, II, III, or V), size, and fit for each user;

  • 3. Sufficiently buoyant to support designated weight; and

  • 4. In serviceable condition (clasps, zippers, and so on are in working condition).

If a camper's PFD does not fit the aforementioned criteria, he/she will not be permitted to participate in pool/pond activities. Camp Lovewell provides required life vests for all campers for kayaking only.

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Video Tour

2022 Season: All of our full-time employees currently work in classrooms during the school year. Therefore, we will not be offering in-person tours. In lieu of campus visits, we encourage interested families to view our comprehensive video tour, peruse all of the information on this page, and read our Camper Policies & Procedures Handbook. Please note that our video tour was recorded in the 2019 season and certain protocols and activities may be altered to accommodate COVID-19 protocols for the 2022 season.

 
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