Exciting Activities For All Ages!
At Mohawk Day Camp, we carefully design our programs to balance physical and creative activities that excite and challenge children of all ages. As our campers grow, so does their ability to customize how they spend their camp day.
Every camp group is led by a highly qualified head counselor, nearly always a teacher or parent, who is chosen for his or her leadership ability and spirited camp personality. A head counselor supervises only one group, including a team of four or more general counselors, and is with that group throughout the day.
Campers Ages 3 and 4 (Co-ed)
Our preschool program provides warmth, understanding, and support so both our littlest campers and their parents feel secure in knowing they are well cared for and safe. Knowing that camp can represent many “firsts” – from riding a bus to learning to swim – we work with families to create a gentle transition into Mohawk’s world of friends, fun, and discovery.
Preschool Camp’s staff, facilities and activity centers are separate from those of older campers and built to accommodate their unique needs, including shallow developmental swimming pools where children can comfortably stand, smaller-scale sports fields, specialized activity centers, and more! During carefully paced days that balance physical and creative activities with both structured and imaginative play, preschoolers thrive at Mohawk.
Campers Entering Kindergarten or 1st Grade
Campers in our Lower Camp program enjoy a fresh array of exciting activities, electives and special events designed just for them. Campers’ days are filled with a balance of swim (twice daily), creative and performing arts, sports, adventure, water fun, and interactive play. Every activity mixes fun with high-quality instruction that is tailored to each child’s individual needs and developmental level. Campers in this program develop independence as they are given options of activities to choose from throughout the week.
Campers Entering 2nd or 3rd Grade
Campers in our Upper Camp program enjoy a balance of swim (twice daily), creative and performing arts, sports, adventure, water fun, and interactive play. Every activity mixes fun with high-quality instruction that is tailored to each child’s individual needs and developmental level. Upper Camp campers continue to develop their independence with the opportunity to select from a choice of daily activities. In addition, campers interested in a greater concentration of sports activities are given a weekly option in SportsPath, our unique sports immersion experience.
Campers Entering 4th through 8th Grade
Senior Campers take pride in having their own identity within camp – recognized with special t-shirts, unique traditions and separate facilities including their own fields. Senior Camp combines the best elements of our traditional program with an interesting array of activities and choices that enable our oldest campers to “build their own day.” Each week, they choose from a different set of Senior Elective activities, so that they can explore potential interests and build proficiency in favorite areas. These choices change weekly so campers can both explore and specialize. In addition, campers interested in a greater concentration of sports activities are given a weekly option in SportsPath, our unique sports immersion experience.
To make the Senior Camp experience even more special, campers participate in optional off-site trips, a late-night at Mohawk (complete with campfire and s’mores), and the opportunity to enjoy a one-week sleepaway program at a nearby resident camp.
Mohawk’s Leadership training program combines the fun of being a camper with strong preparation for early work experiences. The main focus of the program is for campers to be able to transition to camp employees. There is a realness to this experience, as it is a rite of passage. This program will encourage participants to gain responsibility, develop independence, realize the benefits of teamwork, and promote a willingness to try new things.
Counselor Assistant (CA) – age 14 by the start of camp
CAs will be introduced to leadership, specific job related, and other employment skills. CAs will work in a supporting role in specialty areas and assist other staff members on camp. CAs will receive additional support in working with children, effective communication, problem-solving, time management and how to manage peer relations with coworkers.
Staff-in-Training (SIT) – age 15 by the start of camp
The SIT program is designed to develop individual leadership qualities, job-related experience, and general employment skills through various experiences at camp. SITs will have responsibilities similar to, and work in conjunction with, other Mohawk staff members. They will receive additional support and guidance while working with children, problem-solving, learning how to give and accept feedback, and how to manage peer relations with coworkers. The goal of the SIT program is to prepare the candidate for future employment opportunities in the workplace, with the possibility of securing a future summer job with Mohawk Day Camp.