Programs

Grasshoppers

Rising K

Grasshoppers GroupRising Kindergartners who are ready for a full day of camp belong to Grasshoppers. They participate in a variety of age and skill-appropriate activities, while gaining comfort in the outdoors, developing respect for the natural world, and participating in a strong, positive social unit with their peers, led by nurturing counselors.

Typical Daily Schedule

(schedules are subject to change)
Grasshopper campers participate each day in structured activities and are presented with experiences that lead to the fulfillment of High Meadows’ Goals.

Time Activity
   

9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Morning Meeting
   

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Make Snack / Group Activity
Each day Grasshopper campers make a creative snack to be eaten in the afternoon. Snacks include creations such as snack necklaces, teddy bear toast, and fruit kabobs. Please inform us of any allergies and dietary restrictions.
   

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Crafts / Ponies
   

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Lunch
   

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Unit Discovery / Sports
   

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Swimming
   

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Traditions / Nature
   

3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Unit Time and Carpool

 

Activities

Arts & Crafts – In a fun and creative environment, campers are encouraged to express their creative interests. This class Introduces them to a variety of different artistic mediums and techniques such as clay, paint, weaving and beads. Campers are taught the value of reserving, recycling and using natural materials found on campus. Campers are presented with projects that focus on exploration, experimentation, and creative expression.

Lunch - Campers should bring a non-perishable lunch each day in a reusable container. High Meadows encourages campers to bring healthy lunches that generate as little waste as possible. Campers are able to recycle #1 and #2 plastics, aluminum containers (such as fruit cups) and some paper products. A compost container is also available for some food scraps. Campers are not allowed to bring glass containers or soda cans to camp.

Nature - Campers learn to move through their environment and be aware of their surroundings. They participate in directed observation of all of our High Meadows animals; livestock, insects, and wild animals. They will experience native plant life of High Meadows and build confidence in nature by handling the animals on campus. Campers will be given the information they need to explore nature safely and to inspire curiosity.

Pony rides – Campers get to meet our three ponies on a personal level by riding and grooming them. Riding helps children to develop balance and coordination. Campers are taught good riding posture, the proper way to mount and dismount the pony and how to behave around them.

Sports - Campers will be exposed to a variety of activities including games, sports, and water activities in a non-competitive environment. Campers will get physical to expand their concept of their own body and movement. Following directions, participation and cooperation are a few of the main goals of our sports classes.

Swimming – All campers visit the pool every day, weather and conditions permitting. The pool is staffed by a team of certified lifeguards and trained lookouts. Swim time is divided into instructional swim and free swim. Campers are evaluated at the beginning of each session and placed into groups according to their ability. Jewelry (including earrings), goggles, fins, and flotation devices are not permitted in the pool. Our pool is sanitized through a salt-water system, with chlorine if needed. The result is comfortable, clean water that does not irritate the skin or eyes, and will not turn hair green.

Traditions – Where early pioneer life, native American lore and High Meadows Camp history all combine into wonderful activities. Campers experience what it was like for the pioneers to navigate land, cook simple meals, games and crafts. Then learn native American legends, games and even sign language. And of course, you will get to sing our favorite camp songs, explore the campus for our mysterious creatures and learn about our history.

Unit Discovery – Campers in this class participate in activities that focus on sensory exploration, creative problem solving, and age-appropriate skill development. There are science experiment days full of vinegar and baking soda rockets, sensory days with frozen materials, noodles, and "clean mud", and game days of chalk pictionary and live action "Angry Birds". Unit Discovery allows for an exciting, dynamic fusion of art, science, and exploration.

High Meadows Camp - 1055 Willeo Road, Roswell, GA 30075 | Phone: 770.993.7975 | Email: camp@highmeadows.org
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