Saplings Day Camp for Ages 5-8


Hosmer Point offers eight Monday-Friday sessions of adventure day camp for 5 to 8-year-olds at the Hosmer Point campus,  starting June 17th and running through August 9th. Sign up for a week, or for the entire summer.  Your camper will come home full of stories about looking for frogs at the bay, nourished by eating locally grown food from the camp gardens, with lots of great art projects to share with you, and so much more! Each day at Hosmer Point includes time at the lake for swimming lessons with our qualified instructors, as well as time for waterfront play.  Lunch and two healthy snacks are included (we provide vegetarian, gluten free, and lactose free options).

Saplings ages 5 & 6 and ages 7 & 8 are divided into two groups of 8-12 campers each.  With two to three counselors for each group, we can make sure each camper is having a great camp experience.

Each day of Saplings offers activities on a different theme, including:

  • Wacky Water
  • Farm & Garden
  • Creative Arts
  • Build It!
  • Nature Explorers
  • Sing-a-longs and Music

Each session will offer new activities so campers attending for more than one week won't get bored.

New Schedule for 2019!

In order to better accommodate working parents, we're trying a new schedule for summer 2019.  Saplings will begin at 8:30 AM and end at 4:30 PM Monday - Thursday.  Friday will be a special day with a different schedule, dedicated to creating a festive closing event for parents and the camp community.  Drop off on Friday will be at 8:30 AM and Pick-Up will be at 12:00 Noon. Parents may arrive at 11:30 on Friday for the closing program.

Mon. - Thurs. Schedule  
8:30 Drop off at Charley's Cabin
9:00 Community Project
9:30 Snack
10:00 Morning Activities: Exploration, Nature, Art, Games, Farm
12:00 Lunch and Rest Hour
1:00 Afternoon Activities: Exploration, Nature, Art, Games, Farm
2:00 Waterfront Play and Swimming Lessons
4:00 Round Up
4:30 Pick-Up at Charley's Cabin


Friday Schedule  
8:30 Drop off at Charley's Cabin
9:00 Closing activities and snack
11:30 Parents arrive for closing presentation
12:00 See you later!


Much of our day is spent at the waterfront, where Saplings have daily swim lessons and lots of time to play on our sandy beach and in the water.  In the morning, there's a block of time where we can work on projects or go on adventures - this is where the daily themes come in.  Our general philosophy is to value flexibility and camper-directed activity choices over set schedules. The priority is a positive and relaxed environment which encourages outdoor, active play.   


2019 Dates and Rates:

Dates: Tuition:  
Monday, June 17 - Friday, June 21 $195.00  Space Available
Monday, June 24 - Friday, June 28 $195.00  Full*
Monday, July 1 - Friday, July 5 $195.00  Space Available
Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 12 $195.00  Full*
Monday, July 15 - Friday, July 19 $195.00  Full* 
Monday, July 22 - Friday, July 26 $195.00  Full*
Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 2 $195.00  1 Space Left
Monday, August 5 - Friday, August 9 $195.00  Full*

*You may join the wait list for any full sessions by clicking the "Register" link below, and proceeding as though you were going to sign up.  Wait lists are listed below available camp sessions.


Register for Saplings 

Saplings Day Camp continues to increase in popularity, so be sure to register in advance!  You may reserve your spot with a $50 deposit per week. Please note that sliding scale pricing is for residential camps only and does not apply to Saplings.

Questions?  We're happy to help!  Send an e-mail to, or give us a call at 802-586-2090