Starter's Day Camp Information

Starter’s Day Camp is a five-day camping experience for children 4 to 6 years old (entering Pre-K up to 7 years old.) These camps are designed to introduce your young people to camp while teaching them about God and His Word. Starter’s Day Camp is, as the name suggests, a day camp and runs from 9 am to 4 pm,* MONDAY through FRIDAY (see the dates below for more specific information.)
Our Day Camp Director, Kelly Swimley, is a wife, mom to three, grandma to seven, and “Aunt Kelly “ to hundreds. She has 26 years of experience directing Awana Cubbies, and 14 years working as a NYS level three certified Teaching Assistant working in Pre K. She has enjoyed directing Starters Day Camp since it’s inception, and loves seeing kids return for youth camp when they’re old enough. Our Day Camp Counselors are passionate about creating a fun and engaging camp experience for your day camper(s). Every week Starter’s Day Camp will include crafts, games, music, swimming, Biblical lessons, lunch, a snack, and much more. Your day camper(s) may attend as many, or as few, days as they wish (see the cost breakdown below for more information.) The program is different every week!

Lamoka is an official Red Cross Learn to Swim Facility. During certain Day Camps, our Waterfront Safety Instructor will teach our day campers basic swimming lessons. If they attend all five days, they will leave with a learn to swim certificate/card LEVEL ONE (if they can pass all the skills taught). Please contact us for more details and dates of this special offering.

*Extended hours are available for an extra fee if you need your child to stay with us until the end of your workday or until you can pick them up. Extended hours cost $10/hr/camper, and may increase by $10/camper/meal if they need to be with us for an extra meal (breakfast or dinner.) If you need extended hours, please fill out the Extended Hours Form AFTER you have registered for camp. CLICK HERE FOR THE EXTENDED HOURS FORM.

Starter’s Day Camp Cost PER Day: $55
Starter’s Day Camp Week Fee (all five days): $235

Backpack or bag for stuff
Change of clothes
Swim Suit
Water Shoes or Crocks
Sun Screen
Extra Spending Money for Crafts (Optional – starting in 2024, day campers will receive crafts and snacks at no extra cost as part of the program. Campers can still bring extra money if they want to do more crafts or buy more snacks than those provided)

NOTE: Each child will be given a brightly colored shirt to wear while they are on our campus. This shirt allows us to identify them quickly as Day Campers. These shirts are returned and laundered each day (or as needed). If you would like to purchase your child’s shirt to keep at the end of the week, you may do so for an additional fee ($15 in 2024).

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Starter's Day Camp Dates

July 8-12, 2024
Ages: 4-6*

July 22-26, 2024
Ages: 4-6*

August 5-9, 2024
Ages: 4-6*

*Children who are 7 years old and are not ready for regular overnight camp may attend day camp. Please contact our office if this is the case. Children need to be day-time potty-trained in order to attend day camp.

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