Watertown Cooperative Nursery School Summer Camp is an eight-and-a-half week program that begins after school closes. The hours are 9am to 1pm, 5 days a week. Early drop off is available at 8:30 and ‘Stay Day’ is available from 1pm to 3pm, Monday through Thursday.
Weather permitting, the children are outside the entire morning. WCNS Camp has three wading pools, one usually located at the bottom of the slide, one with toys, and one for splashing and “swimming.” In addition, there are six different sprinklers that are rotated daily, the water table is moved outdoors, and the hose is available for building in the sandbox. Each camp day has its own theme. Favorites are pajama day (everyone wears pajamas), messy day, pizza day, boat day, bug day, pasta day, costume day and treasure hunt day. Children are encouraged to bring in books or toys related to each day’s theme. Treasure hunt day is the last day of camp and children from past years return to visit and enjoy the day at WCNS.
The camp day officially begins at 9:00am with free-play outside until 10:15. Morning snack is served outside from 10:15 to 10:30, followed by water play and swimming from 10:30 to 11:45. Stories and singing are from 11:45 to 12:00 and then everyone has lunch from 12:00 to 12:30. Camp ends at 1:00pm. Ages are mixed for camp activities during the entire day. Children are divided randomly into two mixed age groups for cubby areas and lunch. Children bring their own lunch to camp. A snack is provided, usually juice pops or crackers or a snack related to the day’s theme (i.e. watermelon on messy day). Afternoon juice pops are offered to stay day children after rest time, and plenty of drinking water is available throughout the day.
Cost for WCNS summer camp this year is $225/week for children who attend 2 weeks or more and $250 for children who only attend one week.