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Summer Forest PreKamp

In conjunction with Fircreek Day Camp and After School/Awesome Summer Adventure, Firs & Fiddleheads offers a PreKamp for children ages 3-5 years old. (if your child is newly 3, we highly recommend starting out with the Huckleberries PreKamp (half-day).

Forest PreKamp is a completely outdoor experience, and it is important we are able to keep children safe as they play, learn and grow. Our staffing to child ratio is 1:6, with additional support staff when needed.

Please note a few indicators to determine if your child is ready for our Forest PreKamp, we ask that you be able to answer YES to the following questions:

My child is potty trained and can tell an adult when they need to use the restroom.

My child can follow simple directions.

My child does not run away when upset.

NEW! Half-Day or Full Day Options

We learned last summer that some preschoolers were not quite ready for a full day of camp so we are now offering a half day option (Huckleberries)  and a full day option (Blackberries). Registration is by the week.

PreKamp Dates & Themes 2022

WEEK 1: June 27–July 1 — Dinosaurs

WEEK 2: July 4–8 — Out of this World (Space Week)

WEEK 3: July 11–15 — Mad Scientists (Science Week)

WEEK 4: July 18–22 — Somewhere over the Rainbow (Colors Week)

WEEK 5: July 25–29— It’s a Bug’s Life (Bugs Week)

WEEK 6: August 1–5 — Under the Sea (Beach Week)

WEEK 7: August 8–12 — Taste the Rainbow (Food Week)

WEEK 8: August 15–19 — Get Wild! (Wild Animals Week)

Outdoor Classroom
Huckleberries Half Day
Dates & Details

Dates: June 27 – August 19, 2022

Huckleberry Hours: 7:30 am – 12:00 pm

Drop-Off:  7:30-9:00 AM

Pickup Time: 12:00 – 12:15 pm

Camp activities begin at 9:00 AM

Camp activities end at 12:00 PM every day. Please be prompt in picking up your campers by 12:15 PM.

Huckleberries Cost per week:  $250

Outdoor Classroom
Blackberries Full Day
Dates & Details

Dates: June 27 – August 19, 2022

Blackberry Hours: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

Drop-Off:  7:30-9:00 AM

Pickup Time: 4:30 – 5:30 pm

Camp activities begin at 9:00 AM

Camp activities end at 4:30 PM every day. Please be prompt in picking up your campers by 5:30 PM.

Blackberries Cost per week:  $320

Outdoor Classroom
Huckleberries & Blackberries:

PreKamp Registration

For NEW Preschoolers :

Registration Form (download & print)

For RETURNING preschoolers :

Registration Form (download & print)

Send completed forms to:

The Firs ASA
4605 Cable Street
Bellingham, WA 98229

Daily Schedule

Half and Full Day

7:30 am — Arrival and Open Play Time
9:00 am — Camp Begins! Head to Circle Time (songs, games, & stories)
9:30 am — Snack
10:00 am — Forest Exploration
11:20 am — Group Game
12:00 pm — End of Half Day

 

Full Day Only

12:00 pm — Lunch
12:45 pm — Quiet Time
1:15 pm — Art & Choice Time
2:00 pm — Snack
2:45 pm — Excursion (Forest, Field, or Slip N’ Slide)
4:30–5:30 pm — Open Play Time & Pick-Up

Campers will start off their day with Open Play Time. Then the day kicks off with songs, games and a story. After that, campers will spend their time exploring and playing games in the forest. After lunch, there is a short Rest Time followed by Art and Choice Time, and to end the day an Excursion to the forest, field, or slip n’ slide! Parents pick up their kids from 4:30–5:30 PM.

PRESCHOOL CARE during COVID

We deeply care about the health and wellness of everyone, and to assure we are taking necessary precautions, the following procedures are in place…

Screening

Each morning parents will do a Health Screening via The Procare App, which can be downloaded once students are enrolled in the program. Firs and Fiddleheads will follow CDC guidelines for Outdoor children programming.

Hand Washing

Adults and children wash and sanitize hands upon arrival and throughout the day

Facility & Equipment Sanitizing

Our dedicated staff is putting extensive effort into sanitizing and disinfecting our center, all touchable surfaces and toys each night.

Space for Small Groups

Space for small group sizes and lots of time to grow, learn and discover among our towering Fir Trees and Fern gardens. 

Other Programs

Register for Fircreek!

Summer Day Camp adventures for school age children. More Information

Awesome Summer Adventure!

DCYF approved subsidies– school age children. More Information

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