Blog: Bright Ideas

A Camp Day that Lasts as Long as Yours Does

There’s a ton that happens every day before the day even starts—getting everyone up, fed, dressed, and out the door on time should be an Olympic sport, and you do it daily. Then there are commutes, errands, your family’s evening routine, and of course, the work day. It’s a lot to balance, and we’re here to help.

Our extended care program is based on the simple concept that the camp day should last as long as your day. While our main camp day runs from 9 am - 3 pm, campers can add extra time in the morning (8 am - 9 am), afternoon (3 pm - 6 pm), or both.

This extra time doesn’t just help ease commute logistics; extended care is a lovingly-designed extension of the camp day that’s almost as much fun for campers as the main event. Our extended care program offers multiple activity options to meet campers where they’re at energy-wise. Your camper might opt for active games outside, tackle a collaborative art project, jump into a scavenger hunt, or take some time to chill out with a book or a board game. Throughout it all, campers are surrounded by the same level of wildly creative and deeply supportive staff as at our main camp program.

Extended care pick-up is a breeze. Just check in with the staff at the camp entrance, tell us your child's name, and we'll radio a staff member to round up your camper and escort them out to meet you. We know that many parents love hearing about the camp day straight from the staff who work most closely with their campers and have systems in place to share that feedback with families who attend afternoon extended care.

We’re committed to shaping the camp day to meet the needs of busy families, and extended care is just the beginning. That’s why we offer:

  • An optional healthy lunch program
  • A camp program that appeals to boys and girls in equal numbers
  • Curriculum that only builds and deepens with multiple weeks
  • Many camp locations that host campers from pre-K - 8th grade, making drop-off for siblings a snap

Put it all together, and you can rest easy knowing that your camper is having the most fun they’ll have all summer—all while learning to think and act like an innovator.

We hope you’ll join us this summer, and if there’s a way we can make your camp experience even more seamless, we’d love to hear it. Drop us a line at with your ideas or feedback, or give our customer support team a call at 800-854-3684.