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CAMP LOGISTICS

Dates, times and details!

 

While kids are at camp, developing great qualities and learning skills for life, most parents use that time to work and get things done.  

Make sure mornings are seamless and pick up and finales are a breeze, especially for parents with multiple kids in different roles, after 

reviewing camp-specific information below and noting dates and times on your calendar!   

 

Location information:

  • Wizards & Wands, Geology Rocks!, Geo Rockhounds and World’s Best Chefs 1 & 2 are held at the “pumpkin church” at 129 Miller Ave, Portsmouth
  • *Greek Week is held at Saint Patrick Academy, 315 Banfield Road, Portsmouth

 

If we’ve missed something or you have any questions, let us know

Things to Know Before Camp

Wildly Popular Pre-Camp Briefing on Zoom

Pre-camp Zoom Briefing.

This is a 20-30 minute Zoom conversation with other campers and a staff member who will go over things that ease the transition to camp, answer questions, and help small groups of kids know they’ll be ready on day one and have a blast at camp. We will be in touch via email with details for each camp week.  Campers only need to participate in one briefing per summer.

What to pack each day

Bring a backpack each day containing:

  • Snacks that are easy to eat without utensils, like squeezable yogurt, fruit or granola bars.  *Please pack additional snacks on field trips or when staying to help with aftercare.
  • Lunch
  • Large water bottle or two
  • Two face masks (campers and unvaccinated CITs)
  • Small container of hand sanitizer
  • Sunscreen
  • Beach towel (to sit on for picnic snack and lunch breaks… a fun way to maintain physical distance.)
  • Wear casual clothes and shoes that function well, rain or shine and are OK to get dirt, paint or tie dye on 🙂

Daily Comfort Level Wristbands

Respecting each others’ comfort levels for closeness…

This year the camp is using a system of color-coded silicone wristbands to indicate kids’ comfort level for closeness. Parent and child are encouraged to discuss this before camp to uphold family values and beliefs. Kids may change their color choice from day to day as their comfort level changes.

 

  • LIGHT BLUE– Comfort near others (i.e., tapping elbows with someone to say hello or not wearing a mask outdoors.)
  • ORANGE– Desire for a greater distance from others (i.e., an air High Five or wave to greet someone or wearing a mask when outdoors.
  • RAINBOW– Staff, Interns & CITs wear this color to show their fully vaccinated status, ability to go mask-free and respect of others’ preferences.

Low Tech (and lovin' it)

Kids are ready to enjoy the best of childhood again.

Cell phones may be brought to camp but will stay in backpacks at all times.  Campers and CITs alike will be screen-free and part of a great team.

Let us know what you think!

Just like the kids we serve, we’re learning and growing all the time too!

If you have feedback, questions or ideas that would improve the Summer Rangers experience for your child, please let us know.

We’d love to hear from you!

Wizards & Wands

June 28 – July 2

Day-by-Day Schedules

Wizards & Wands Drop Off & Pick Up Schedule

Monday-Thursday:

7:50-8:00:  CIT drop off

8:50-9:00:  Camper drop off

3:00: Camper pick up

4:00: CIT pick up

5:00: Aftercare pick up

 

Friday

7:50:  CIT drop off

8:50-9:00:  Camper drop off

12:30-2:00:  Join us at the Hogsmeade Fair!  A kid-led carnival of magical fun where campers showcase and run games of their own creation for friends and family alike. All are welcome!

3:00:  Camper pick up

4:30:  CIT pick up

5:00: Aftercare pick up

Geology Rocks!

July 12-16

Geology Rocks! Drop Off & Pick Up Schedule

Monday:

7:50-8:00:  CIT drop off

8:50-9:00:  Camper drop off

3:00: Camper pick up

4:00: CIT pick up

5:00: Aftercare pick up

 

Tuesday, Bouldering Field Trip to Pawtuckaway, Nottingham, NH:

*Please remember to pack extra snacks!

7:50-8:00:  CIT drop off

8:50-9:00:  Camper drop off

4:00: Camper pick up

4:45: CIT pick up

5:00: Aftercare pick up

 

Wednesday, Field Trip to Mt. Major, Alton, NH:

*Please remember to pack extra snacks!

7:50-8:00:  CIT drop off

8:50-9:00:  Camper drop off

4:45: Camper pick up

5:00: CIT and Aftercare pick up

 

Thursday:

7:50-8:00:  CIT drop off

8:50-9:00:  Camper drop off

3:00: Camper pick up

4:00: CIT pick up

5:00: Aftercare pick up

 

Friday

7:50:  CIT drop off

8:50-9:00:  Camper drop off

1:15-2:00:  Join us at the Geo Expo!  A rock-solid exposition where kids showcase, teach and inspire friends and family with geological knowledge and games. All are welcome!

2:30-3:15: Parents are welcome to attend the awards and mystery finale!

3:15:  Camper pick up

5:00: Aftercare pick up

5:15:  CIT pick up

Geo Rockhounds

July 19-23

Geo Rockhounds! Drop Off & Pick Up Schedule

Monday:

7:50-8:00:  CIT drop off

8:50-9:00:  Camper drop off

3:00: Camper pick up

4:00: CIT pick up

5:00: Aftercare pick up

 

Tuesday, Field Trip to Blue Job Mountain, Strafford, NH:

*Please remember to pack extra snacks!

7:50-8:00:  CIT drop off

8:50-9:00:  Camper drop off

4:00: Camper pick up

4:45: CIT pick up

5:00: Aftercare pick up

 

Wednesday:

7:50-8:00:  CIT drop off

8:50-9:00:  Camper drop off

3:00: Camper pick up

4:00: CIT pick up

5:00: Aftercare pick up

 

Thursday: Field Trip to Geological Dig Site, Moat Mountain, Conway, NH:

*Please remember to pack extra snacks!

7:50-8:00:  CIT drop off

8:50-9:00:  Camper drop off

4:45: Camper pick up

5:00: CIT and Aftercare pick up

 

Friday

7:50:  CIT drop off

8:50-9:00:  Camper drop off

1:15-2:00:  Join us at the Geo Unearthed, a rockin’ kid-led exposition where campers showcase, teach and inspire friends and family with geological knowledge and games. All are welcome!

2:30-3:15: Parents are welcome to attend the awards and mystery finale!

3:15:  Camper pick up

5:00: Aftercare pick up

5:15:  CIT pick up

World’s Best Chefs Week 1

August 2 – 6

World's Best Chefs Week One Drop Off & Pick Up Schedule

Monday-Thursday:

7:50-8:00:  CIT drop off

8:50-9:00:  Camper drop off

3:00: Camper pick up

4:00: CIT pick up

5:00: Aftercare pick up

*On Monday we will adventure to the Groft Family Farm, Berwick Maine. Please remember to pack extra snacks!

 

Friday

7:50:  CIT drop off

8:50-9:00:  Camper drop off

12:45-2:00:  Tour and dine at camper-led Restaurant Openings!  Each camper is encouraged to invite a total of two family members or friends to be part of this tasty and inspiring restaurant showcase where campers and CITs serve as hosts, waitstaff, and chefs in replicas of some favorite local restaurants like Carriage House, Elephantine, Cava, Fresh Press, The Kitchen, Durbar Square, Cure, Black Trumpet, and Vida.

3:00:  Camper pick up

5:00:  CIT pick up

5:00: Aftercare pick up

Greek Week

Held at Saint Patrick Academy

August 16 – 20

Greek Week Drop Off & Pick Up Schedule

Monday-Thursday:

7:50-8:00:  CIT drop off

8:50-9:00:  Camper drop off

3:00: Camper pick up

4:00: CIT pick up

5:00: Aftercare pick up

 

Friday

7:50:  CIT drop off

8:50-9:00:  Camper drop off

1:00-3:00:  Join us for The Odyssey, a kid-led carnival of theatrical fun where kids embody mythological characters and creatures and perform segments of this famous tale for friends and family alike.

Parents will reserve specific arrival times between 1:00-3:00 to walk through our series of small stages to see the performance. Total viewing time is estimated at 20 minutes.

4:00:  Camper pick up

5:00: Aftercare pick up

5:30:  CIT pick up

World’s Best Chefs Week 2

Four days, Monday – Thursday

August 23 – 26

World's Best Chefs Week 2 Drop Off & Pick Up Schedule

Monday-Wednesday:

7:50-8:00:  CIT drop off

8:50-9:00:  Camper drop off

3:00: Camper pick up

4:00: CIT pick up

5:00: Aftercare pick up

*On Monday we will adventure to the Groft Family Farm, Berwick Maine. Please remember to pack extra snacks!

 

Thursday

7:50:  CIT drop off

8:50-9:00:  Camper drop off

12:45-2:00:  Tour and dine at camper-led Restaurant Openings!  Each camper is encouraged to invite a total of two family members or friends to be part of this tasty and inspiring restaurant showcase where campers and CITs serve as hosts, waitstaff, and chefs in replicas of some favorite local restaurants like Carriage House, Elephantine, Cava, Fresh Press, The Kitchen, Durbar Square, Cure, Black Trumpet, and Vida.

3:00:  Camper pick up

5:00:  CIT pick up

5:00: Aftercare pick up

A typical day at Summer Rangers... if there is such a thing?

At Summer Rangers, our mission is to grow great qualities in kids.  Each day is crafted with enough structure to make kids feel secure and enough creative freedom that they can get really inspired by the topic and their community. Magic, fun, camaraderie and adventure abound as campers and CITs alike stretch their comfort zones, learning valuable skills for life. You can expect happy exhausted kids each day after camp- who will wake up in the morning eager for more!

 

  • Each morning, our Leadership Team, including interns and CITs, gather to get energized and set up, ready to greet each camper as they arrive.
  • During Geology and Chef weeks, we head to off-site learning locations to deepen connection, understanding and experience. Places further afield may result in slightly adjusted pick-up times on travel days.
  • In the afternoons, campers head home first (unless they are signed up for aftercare) with CITs and interns staying to clean up, re-set and debrief in leadership development meetings that help them make the next day even more amazing.
  • On the last day, parents are invited to attend a culminating finale event. Campers and CITs are so eager to showcase what they’ve learned that week and teach it to others in loads of fun ways.  We hope you can join– and enjoy a little of camp magic yourself!