The Cove program is perfect for first time campers, ages 6-9, who are looking for an overnight experience, but are not quite ready for our traditional overnight camp. Based out of our onsite conference and retreat center, the 5-day, 4-night Cove program offers more “creature comforts” than traditional cabins to help even the youngest campers feel at home. Indoor bathrooms, single-gender dorm style sleeping quarters (with plenty of staff in the room overnight), and a small group size with individualized 1:1 attention are just some aspects that make the Cove stand out! A celebration at pick-up on the last day reinforces campers' success and lets them share their excitement with family members and friends.
As with our traditional overnight programs, we integrate the Starfish Tools (coping skills) and Keys (social skills) into everything we do! With a maximum group size of 7, campers learn to engage in positive interactions with their peers and build their confidence in social situations. With consistent staff support, campers participate in traditional camp activities, such as arts-n-crafts, swimming, boating, nature exploration, sports, drama, music, athletics, and more. Our camp days are structured, with plenty of forecasting and an emphasis on safe fun. The Cove program is a great way to introduce young campers to the overnight experience!