firs & fiddleheads

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Summer Forest PreKamp

Registration begins Feb. 1, 2023

In conjunction with Fircreek Day Camp and Awesome Summer Adventure (ASA), Firs & Fiddleheads offers a PreKamp option for children ages 3-6 years old.

Forest PreKamp is a completely outdoor experience and an extension of the same beliefs that guide us during our school year.  We aim to give children the opportunity to explore and discover the wonders of God’s creation, to foster curiosity, and to provide room for adventure, all while harnessing the excitement of summer camp.

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.

PreKamp Dates & Themes 2023

WEEK 1: June 26–30 — Insects, Bugs & Creepy Crawlers

WEEK 2: July 3–7 — Soar Into Space

WEEK 3: July 10–14 — Things That Grow

WEEK 4: July 17–21 — Dinosaurs

WEEK 5: July 24–28 — Fun With Colors

WEEK 6: July 31–August 4 — Things That Go

WEEK 7: August 7–11 — Under the Sea

WEEK 8: August 14–18 — Explore the Forest

Outdoor Classroom
Huckleberry Group: 3–4.5 years old
Full Day. Possible rest time.

8:00 am: Arrival & Open Play Time

9:00 am: Camp Begins! Head to Circle Time (songs, games, & stories)

9:30 am: Snack

11:20 am: Group Game

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)

4:30–5:00 pm: Open Play Time & Pick-Up

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

COST PER WEEK: $375

 

Outdoor Classroom
Blackberry Group: 4.5–6 years old
Full Day

8:00 am: Arrival & Open Play Time

9:00 am: Camp Begins! Head to Circle Time (songs, games, & stories)

9:30 am: Snack

11:20 am: Group Game

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)

4:30–5:00 pm: Open Play Time & Pick-Up

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

COST PER WEEK: $375

 

Outdoor Classroom
Huckleberry & Blackberry:

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

or email: hannah@thefirs.org

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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