Conference Week Camp
Is Coming To Willow!

(Registration is Closed) 

Lots of Fun!

Games with the guidance of our trained staff will help children to have fun while learning!

Social Skills

Camaraderie, friendship, and collaboration are part of why students are grouped by grade!

Passion

Nurture is at the heart of every interaction with your child, helping them to grow each day!

Quality Staff

Students will enjoy having a trained counselors to guide them through the day’s fun and activities!

CONFERENCE WEEK CAMP TAKES PLACE AT WIllow!

Students will meet our Growing Outdoors staff at the snack tables at the center of campus. We’ll take attendance and walk together over to the lunch tables for a supervised lunch. Students will be grouped by similar grade level and will have an opportunity to meet some new friends that also go to Willow!

 

Monday, Nov. 18 - Friday, Nov. 22!

For about 3 hours each day of conference week, students and staff will play, learn, and grow together. Starting at the 12:16pm dismissal time (or 11:30am for our TK and Kindergarteners), students will have time to eat their lunch while supervised by our staff. After lunch, we will divide up the remaining time into three or four activity periods, with a variety of activities, until 3pm when it’s time to head home (or to the YMCA after-care program)!

What is Conference Week Camp?

During the week of conferences, families expressed how hard it can be to have several short school days in a row. Growing Outdoors wanted to find a way to help to solve this problem. Created with the same principles as our After-School Enrichment program, Conference Week Camp is designed to give children an opportunity to develop their 21st century skills like critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity.

How Is It Different?

Starting with the structure, Conference Week Camp is exactly that; a week long, camp-style program where students are grouped by similar grade levels. Each group will be assigned at least two Growing Outdoors counselors, and together they will go from activity to activity together. Starting with some name games to help the students get to know each other, students will have a chance to build friendships, while having fun, with the guidance of our exceptionally trained staff members!

Are You Ready For Conference Week Camp?

The program runs from Monday, November 18 – Friday, November 22, and will take place from dismissal at 12:16pm until 3:00pm each day on the on campus at Willow (The TK & K program will start at 11:30am when they get out of school).  You can register your student(s) for individual days or for the whole week at a discounted rate! For our 1st -5th grade students, the cost is $35 per day or $160 for all five days; for our TK and Kindergarten students, the cost is $40 per day or $180 for all five days. Registration must be completed and submitted online. Registration deadline was Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at Midnight. Registration is now closed.

FAQs & Things You Need To Know

What kinds of activities will my child be doing?

We have lots of fun camp-style activities planned! These activities may include field games, blacktop games, gaga, carom games, arts and crafts, science, drama games, mini golf, nature projects, sports, and more!

What about lunch?

Great question! After school gets out at 12:16 and before our program begins, students should come to the lunch tables to eat their lunch they brought from home; Growing Outdoors staff will supervise during this time. At 12:45 our staff will gather their group of students, and then the fun starts! For our Kindergarten students, our staff will supervise their lunch at 11:30am when they get out of school.

All students who buy lunch at school will still be able to do so. 

Will my child be grouped by their grade?

Yes. We find that children play at different levels partially based on their grade. Knowing that a 1st grader is likely to play basketball at a different level than 5th grader, we group students together so they will be with others in the same or similar grades.

What happens if my child goes to the YMCA?

At 3:00pm, after our program ends, Growing Outdoors staff will walk those children enrolled at the YMCA  to the appropriate location and release them to the care of their staff. 

What do I do if my child is absent?
Please call us as early as possible (before 11 is preferable!) at (818) 889-8383. The program director (Sam) will be creating daily attendance sheets for each age group, so it would be helpful to have that information as early as possible. If a child that is expected does not show up, we will first check with the school to confirm that they were in attendance that day, and then we will call the parents to confirm their child’s safety.
Why does registration close before the first day of Conference Week Camp?
Growing Outdoors wants to provide the best possible program. Therefore, we need time to purchase/gather supplies, prepare our staff, in addition to reviewing each child’s health form, prior to the first day.
Where does Conference Week Camp take place?

On campus at Willow!

What will the schedule look like?

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*TK and K students are likely to have a 4th activity, since they get our of school so much earlier. 

How much does Conference Week Camp cost?

You can register for individual days or for all days at a discounted rate!

TK & Kindergarten: $40/day OR $180 for all five days ($36 per day)
1st-5th Grade: $35/day OR $160 for all five days ($32 per day).

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