Our Progressive Program - Black Bear Lake Day Camp

Our Progressive Program

Overview

Overview

A Summer of Choice

Choice is the key to ensuring a fantastic summer at Black Bear Lake! Campers design their own unique schedule each week from a wide variety of electives that includes everything from professionally coached sports to creative expression through crafts, dance and performing arts. We offer it all, in a unique, flexible program that leads to a fun-filled summer!

Nursery-Kindergarten
Two girls jumping on water trampoline

Nursery-Kindergarten

Junior Cubs & Cubs

Junior Cubs (3 year olds) & Cubs (Entering Pre-k through Kindergarten in September)

Explore New Adventures!

Our emphasis at this age is to provide a healthy adjustment to Camp, with programs especially tailored to their needs. Cubs will participate in a wide array of both indoor and outdoor activities including boating, fishing, horseback riding, pottery, science and a variety of sports with kids-sized equipment and playing fields!

Develop Key Skills!

Each day is packed with carefully designed activities in our air-conditioned Cub Lair with interactive, hands-on activity stations designed for exploration and creative play. Plus, our Cub Enrichment Program includes science, math, creative and fine arts, dance, music, and self-expression through creativity and imagination. The daily schedule also includes a quiet story time, rest period and snacks in our air-conditioned Cub Cabin.

BBL provides a comprehensive and extensive program of learning and fun designed especially for your Cub!

Grades 1-2
Kindergarten boys running
Kindergarten girls eating snow cones
Kindergarten boy on slide with staff

Grades 1-2

Lower Camp

This is an exciting time for your young camper to explore all the “big kid” activities in an age-appropriate environment. Lower Campers, our LCs, choose 4 electives of their choice each week, meeting other LCs with similar interests. Lower Camp has daily swim instruction and free swim in our heated pools. LC activities are designed especially for their age group, while older campers are involved in completely different activities in other areas of the campus. Your Camper is never on their own. Each camper is escorted by our staff throughout the day. Our small groups are comprised of 3 experienced staff members each, and the division is overseen by two Division Leaders who are certified teachers during the school year.

Your camper is going to love Lower Camp!

Grades 3-4
Girl upside down at aerial park
Young girl leading a horse
Director Ian giving a boy a high five

Grades 3-4

Junior Camp

Junior Campers get to choose 4 electives of their choice for the week and meet other Junior Campers with similar interests. In addition, Junior Camp has daily swim instruction and free swim in our heated pools. Plus, everyday is a different fun and wacky Special Event that your camper will certainly enjoy! All of their activities are designed especially for their age group, while younger and older children are involved in completely different activities in other areas of the campus.

Junior Campers are placed in small groups with 2- 3 experienced staff members, and the division is overseen by two Division Leaders who are certified teachers during the school year.

Every day is an adventure in Junior Camp!

Grades 5-6
Boy going down waterslide
Girl climbing up rock tower
Two girls smiling

Grades 5-6

Senior Camp

Senior Campers get to choose 5 electives of their choice for the week and meet other Senior Campers with similar interests. In addition, Senior Camp has a daily free swim in our heated pools and enjoys a different fun and wacky Special Event everyday! All of their activities are designed especially for their age group, while younger and older children are involved in completely different activities in other areas of the campus.

Senior Campers are placed in small groups with experienced staff members, and the division is overseen by a Division Leader who is a certified teacher during the school year.

Go Senior Camp!

Grades 7-8
Boy on trampoline at gymnastics
Boys playing gaga
Girl at the pottery wheel

Grades 7-8

Upper Camp

Upper Campers get to choose 5 electives of their choice for the week and meet other Upper Campers with similar interests. In addition, Upper Camp has a daily free swim in our heated pools and enjoys a different fun and wacky Special Event everyday! All of their activities are designed especially for their age group, while younger children are involved in completely different activities in other areas of the campus.

Upper Campers are placed in small groups with experienced staff members, and the division is overseen by two Division Leaders who are certified teachers during the school year.

Upper Camp rocks!

Grade 9
Girl on slide
Boy scuba diving
Boys fishing

Grade 9

LITs

LIT is an acronym for Leadership in Training. LITs enjoy all the benefits of being a camper, but also receive Leadership and Staff Training classes every week to prepare them for working with children. LITs get to choose 5 electives of their choice for the week and meet other LITs with similar interests. In addition, LITs have a daily free swim in our heated pools and enjoy a different fun and wacky Special Event everyday! All of their activities are designed especially for their age group, while younger children are involved in completely different activities in other areas of the campus.

LITs go on one weekly trip to places like Urban Air, The Amazing Escape Room and Point Pleasant Beach, plus enjoy an overnight trip to Kalahari Resorts – all included in tuition!

Our LIT Program is a blast!

Grade 10
Boys on the Wibit
Girls water tubing

Grade 10

CITs

CIT is an acronym for Counselor in Training. CITs enjoy all the benefits of being a camper, but also receive Leadership and Staff Training classes every week, participate in Community Service projects, and assist in the classroom or activity of their choice. We look forward to CITs joining our staff as a counselor the following year!

CITs get to choose 5 electives of their choice for the week, enjoy a daily free swim in our heated pools and participate in a different fun and wacky Special Event everyday!

CITs go on one weekly trip to places like Urban Air, Amazing Escape Room and Point Pleasant Beach. In addition, CITs go on two overnight trips to Hershey Park and Kalahari Resorts – all included in tuition!

Our CIT Program provides our oldest campers with a fun and informative summer!

Overview
Gymnastics staff helping a girl
CITs playing basketball
CITs fishing in pond