Summer camp for 1st & 2nd graders 6-8 year olds near Mendham

At Tamarack Day Camp, near Mendham, we focus on the holistic growth of children aged 6 to 8 through our Explorer program. This initiative evolves with the campers, enhancing both their physical skills and emotional intelligence.

6-8 Year Old Summer Camp near Mendham

For first graders, the program introduces dynamic activities like the Zipline and Giant Swing, coupled with our traditional GAGA game, fostering physical coordination and teamwork. As campers advance to their second year, they gain autonomy through the CHOICE period—this allows them to select daily activities, adapting to their evolving interests and encouraging decision-making skills.

Additionally, our Learn to Bike Program is designed to safely initiate campers into cycling, preparing them for future challenges such as Mountain Biking. This structured approach not only promotes physical activity but also builds essential social skills, making each camper’s experience enriching and memorable.

Explorer Athletics

6 Years Old Summer Camp Mendham

At Tamarack Day Camp, conveniently located near Mendham, we offer the Explorer Athletics program tailored for young campers aged 6-8. Our camp modifies traditional sports to suit younger players by using scaled-down fields and age-appropriate equipment. This setup allows children to successfully engage in and learn the fundamentals of various sports, such as Pickleball and Lacrosse, among others.

Our Athletic Specialists are skilled in both teaching essential sports skills and creating a dynamic environment where these skills are applied in playful, structured games. At Tamarack, our counselors actively engage with campers, participating in the sports activities to ensure each child enjoys moments of achievement and learning throughout their camp experience. This approach not only enhances their athletic abilities but also builds their confidence and teamwork skills.

Creative Arts

2nd Grade Summer Camp Mendham

Tamarack Day Camp, located near Mendham, invites young campers to explore their creativity in our air-conditioned art studios. Our comprehensive arts program includes weekly activities such as Ceramics, Mad Science, Cooking, Drama, Nature Exploration, Dance, Digital Photography, and Jewelry Making, all guided by experienced instructors.

A highlight of our camp is the annual Dance and Drama Production, performed by our Explorer Girl groups. This event, held during the sixth week of camp, features professional sound and lighting at a local venue. It offers a platform for our campers to showcase their talents in a professional setting, celebrating their creativity and hard work. Join us to experience the artistic achievements of our young performers in this memorable extravaganza.

Learn to Swim

Day Care Summer Camp Mendham

Tamarack Day Camp, near Mendham, offers a distinguished Learn-to-Swim Program that is particularly popular among children aged 6-8. Our facilities include a spacious 12,000 square foot pool with varying depths from 1 to 6 feet, ideal for beginners and more advanced swimmers alike.

Our swim lessons, conducted by certified instructors and supported by group counselors, are structured in 40-minute sessions each morning. These lessons are tailored to the individual skill levels of each camper, ensuring personalized attention and development. In addition to structured lessons, our program includes free swim sessions in the afternoon, allowing children to practice their skills and build confidence in the water.

The methodology of our swim program incorporates American Red Cross standards and draws on over 25 years of experience in swim instruction. We are committed to continually training our instructors to maintain high-quality teaching standards that help our campers learn to swim effectively and enjoyably.

Ropes Course

7 and 8 year olds Summer Camp Mendham

Tamarack Day Camp, located near Mendham, offers a thrilling ropes course tailored for young adventurers aged 6-8. Our program begins with the Tamarack Confidence Course, situated just 5 feet above the ground, where campers can safely learn to navigate various obstacles while on belay. This course serves as an introduction and mirrors the challenges found in our High Ropes Course, providing a secure way for children to build confidence.

We prioritize safety through meticulous inspections and maintenance. The ropes courses are checked thoroughly before each season by the professionals who built them and are further inspected daily by our certified ropes instructors. These safety protocols ensure that every child has a safe and enjoyable experience as they progress to more challenging elements like climbing walls and zip lines.

At Tamarack, we are committed to offering a safe, fun-filled environment where young explorers can make unforgettable memories while tackling exciting challenges. Join us for an adventure that encourages personal growth and confidence in a supportive setting.

Social Development

Tamarack Day Camp, near Mendham, emphasizes teamwork and collaboration through its Explorer program for children aged 6-8. Our camp structure integrates group activities designed to foster mutual support and cooperation among campers. Under the guidance of dedicated counselors, children learn to interact respectfully and communicate directly with peers and staff, facilitating the development of strong friendships within the group.

Our program’s goal is to provide a nurturing environment where campers acquire essential social and emotional skills that are critical for future success. By participating in these structured activities, children enhance their ability to work collaboratively and build meaningful relationships, all within a supportive camp setting. Join us at Tamarack to give your child the opportunity to grow in a community-focused environment.