BDC is fortunate to share our campus with the year-round Family School & Salt Box Schools, whose programs grow during the summer months to accommodate campers under five. Our joint Young Children’s Program (YCP) allows younger campers to attend on a partial (2 or 3 days) or full-week basis. Though all enrollment options are full-day, families are welcome to drop off late (after 8:30am) or pick up early (before 4:30pm). YCP campers enjoy a daily Red Cross swim lesson and age appropriate activities based on a weekly theme.

 

For more information about our YCP for under fives, please call 508-896-6555 to speak with Jane Douglass, our year-round Assistant School Director & YCP Enrollment Coordinator. She is eager to answer any questions you may have. If you prefer to email Jane, you may reach her at: info@thefamilyschools.com

 

Families ready to enroll campers under five may use the same BDC Online Enrollment Form found HERE

 

The following is a typical day for YCP campers under five:

 

8:00-8:30 Early drop off
8:30 CAMP DAY BEGINS
8:30-9:00 Free Play on age appropriate playgrounds
9:00-9:30 Morning Welcome Circle
9:30-10:00 Snack provided by BDC
10:00-11:30 Morning Activities including a Red Cross Swim Lesson
11:30-12:00 Lunch
12:00-12:30 Free Play
12:30-2:30 Rest
2:00-2:30 Snack provided by BDC
2:30-4:00 Afternoon Activities including optional Free Swim
4:00-4:30 Clean up and Closing Circle
4:30 CAMP DAY ENDS
4:30-5:00 Late Pick Up
5:00-6:30 Family Swim - pool open and guarded free of charge

 

YCP Curriculum - Our teachers and coaches create age appropriate activities built around weekly themes that include art, music, nature, science, and more. A daily Red Cross swim lesson is also provided in our pool, weather permitting. During most weeks, the YCP Theme connects to the Special Event Days celebrated by older BDC campers. The following lists the Weekly YCP Themes:

  • Week #1 YCP Theme: Welcome Summer Spirit
  • Week #2 YCP Theme: Celebrations
  • Week #3 YCP Theme: Into the Woods
  • Week #4 YCP Theme: Commotion in the Ocean
  • Week #5 YCP Theme: Bodies in Motion
  • Week #6 YCP Theme: Colors of the Rainbow
  • Week #7 YCP Theme: Fantasy
  • Week #8 YCP Theme: Adios! Good Bye!