Mini Camp – Camp Backcountry

Tie up their boots and give your five- and six-year-olds the freedom to explore at Mini Camp. This two-hour, once-a-week taste of Camp Backcountry is the perfect launch pad for kids entering kindergarten and first grade to take in a pint-size version of our full-week camp adventures. From hikes and den building to nature-based crafts and wildlife games, our Mini Campers will build confidence in the outdoors and learn the basics of wildlife ecosystems. All Mini Campers must bring along their favorite adult—who needs to remain on the property throughout the program—but should plan on staying behind as Mini Campers adventure with the group.

Key Mini Camp Information

  • Ages 5-6, entering K-1st grade
  • Wednesdays or Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 
  • Two, 4-week long sessions
  • Age and theme specific programming
  • Counselor camper ratio is 1:6
  • A healthy mixture of science, games, and adventure
  • An adult must remain on the property for the duration of the program, but plan on staying behind to enjoy some “you” time as Mini Campers adventure with the group. Bring a book to read or your laptop to get some work done (we have wifi). Note: Adults may be responsible for more than one child and may also accompany an Eco Explorer (ages 3-4).

Upcoming Mini Camps

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