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Morning Program Levels 2019

Tadpoles (Children must have turned 3 years old before December 31, 2018)

Tadpoles is designed for children just entering the morning program camp experience. Children must have turned 3 years old between June 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018 and be potty trained. Applications of children with birthdates in January 2016 will be considered on a case by case basis, and if enrollment numbers allow. Absolutely no applications with birthdates occurring in February or later will be accepted. The program includes daily instruction in swimming, lawn games, arts and crafts, beach play, and story time.

Tadpoles start and end their day at the picnic tables on the beach.
(DOB must be between 6/1/15-12/31/15) 

 

Pollywogs I (Children who will be entering Pre-K or a 4's Program in Nursery School in September 2019)

Polliwogs I is designed for children who have had prior experience in pre-school. Polliwogs I must be at least four years old by June 1, 2019. The program includes daily instruction in swimming, lawn games, arts and crafts, beach play, and story time.

Polliwogs I start and end their day on the picnic tables on the beach.
(DOB on or before 6/1/15)

 

Pollywogs II (Children who will be entering Kindergarten, usually age 5 in September 2019)

The program includes daily instruction in swimming, lawn games, arts and crafts, beach play, and story time. Swimming instruction will cover basic skills including face floating, back floating, treading water, jumping into deep water, and swimming ten feet.

Polliwogs II start and end their day on the upper deck of the Junior Clubhouse.
(DOB on or before 9/30/14 usually)


Minnows I (Children who will be entering 1st Grade, usually age 6 in September 2019)

Minnows I includes daily instruction in swimming, lawn games, arts and crafts, beach play, and story time. Swimming instruction will cover basic skills including rhythmic breathing, swimming freestyle the length of the pool, elementary backstroke, back float, sculling, simple dives, and underwater swimming.

Minnows I meet on the lawn in front of the deck of the clubhouse.
(DOB on or before 9/30/13 usually)


Minnows II (Children who will be entering 1st or 2nd Grade, usually age 6 or 7 in September 2019)

Minnows II includes daily instruction in swimming, lawn games, arts and crafts, beach play, and story time. Swimming instruction will cover basic skills including rhythmic breathing, swimming freestyle the length of the pool, elementary backstroke, back float, sculling, simple dives and underwater swimming.  Minnows II will also have an introduction to sailing during the last weeks of camp where they will sail with a sailing instructor on a Hobie Wave.

Minnows II meet on the lawn in front of the deck of the clubhouse.
(DOB on or before 12/31/12 usually)

 

Flying Fish (Children must be 7 years old by December 31, 2019 in order to participate in Flying Fish.  If this program is oversubscribed, preference will will given to older children.)

Flying Fish is designed to expose older Morning Program children to all aspects of sailing.  On most Mondays and Wednesdays (depending on weather), this group will separate from the traditional Morning Program and spend 3 hours with a sailing instructor primarily on the Hobie Waves. The program will include a variety of sailing-type activities including rigging instruction, knot tying, discussion of boat parts and of course sailing.

On non-sailing days, Flying Fish includes daily instruction in swimming, lawn games, arts & crafts, beach play, and story time. Swimming instruction will cover basic skills including rhythmic breathing, swimming, freestyle the length of the pool, elementary backstroke, back float, simple dives and underwater swimming. 

Parents will need to provide a lifejacket for their child on Mondays and Wednesdays. Participants must pass a basic swim test. Regrettably, due to other commitments, we will be unable to offer make-ups for this program should it be cancelled due to weather but we expect Flying Fish to sail at least 10 days over the summer. These kids will participate in the regularly scheduled morning program activities in the case of poor weather.  

Children in Flying Fish are typically entering the second grade in the Fall of 2019 and intend to join the sailing program the following summer.