Lower Camp (PreK – K)

Ages: Children ages 3-5 entering Pre-K or Kindergarten in September 2024 (must be 3 by June 24, 2024)
Hours: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Lower Camp gives young kids the opportunity to dip their little toe in the water, so to speak. It’s a nurturing, age-appropriate way to introduce them to everything that our camp experience has to offer. We’ve included all the exciting activities that your child wants (and lots of them) with the structured, daily schedule they need. Your child will play, learn and make friends in small groups of kids who are the same age. Each group is led by three of our experienced, engaging and caring counselors known for their gentle skill in priming kids for their life-long love of camp.

Pre-K Program

Your little camper will get one of the biggest welcomes in our program. Kids entering their first year of Pre-K are showered with individual attention by counselors who are trained and responsive to the needs of young children. Your child, along with 12 to 15 of their new friends, will participate in activities designed by our specialists to engage the mind, move the body and fuel anticipation for what’s next tomorrow.

Kindergarten Program

A little older: a bit bolder. Our program for rising Kindergarteners challenges your camper by introducing new skills and challenge within the same small and supportive group environment. Your child will stretch their physical and mental muscle by engaging in activities (supervised by our trained specialists, of course) like woodworking and the climbing wall during our daily High 5 activities. Plus, each group offers two swim periods per day: free swim in the morning followed by a Red Cross Water Readiness session in the afternoon. And, because Kindergarteners are starting to be independent thinkers, for one period each day, we give them the opportunity to choose between two different activities.


  • Swim Sessions – Daily Red Cross Water Readiness sessions are led by certified lifeguards and swim instructors in our outdoor heated pools
  • Free Swim – Kindergarteners have the option of an additional free swim each morning

Sports, Fitness, & Games

  • BVR Fit: Obstacle courses, fitness, and more
  • Indoor Tennis
  • Outdoor Games
  • Sports
  • Yoga
  • Yozumba: Mindfulness and movement

Performing & Visual Arts

  • Art
  • Drama
  • Imagine That!: Imaginative and dramatic play
  • Music
  • Story Theater: Early literacy learning

Even More Fun

  • Design Lab
  • Jungle: Natural playground
  • Little Blue Blocks: Little builders can design and create structures while imaginations are fueled
  • Natural Wonders: Early science exploration
  • Tot Stop: Outdoor fun with vehicles, playhouses, and the Courtyard terrain to explore

Special Events

Camp Carnival, concerts and sing-a-longs, Fourth of July festivities, and so much more.

High 5 Activities

Our oldest Lower Campers who are rising Kindergarteners have a unique opportunity to experience our most popular activities enjoyed by older campers here at Beaver:

  • Adventure Challenge: Low ropes course experiences and Climbing Wall
  • Archery
  • Ceramics
  • Design Lab
  • Woodshop

Sample day at Lower Camp

Time Activity
8:30-8:55 Drop-off
9:00-9:35 Gymnastics
9:45-10:00 Snack
10:05-10:40 Outdoor Games
10:45-11:20 Story Theater
11:30-12:00 Lunch
12:00-12:30 Rest
12:30-1:10 Swim
1:15-1:50 Natural Wonders
2:00 Pick-up

Extended Day

Want more camp? You’ve got it. Our weekly Extended Day programs are available to all Lower Campers for an additional fee. For more info, click here.

  • 7:30-8:30 am – Drop off your Lower camper up to an hour earlier than the regular drop-off at 8:30 am.
  • 2:00-4:00 pm – Gives your Lower camper an opportunity to enjoy more activities and gives you a more flexible afternoon with the 4:00 pm pick-up time. This works well for children with older siblings in our full-day programs.
  • 4:00-6:00 pm – Extend your camper’s day as late as possible to give them full access to more activities.

Bus Transportation

Why not let someone else be the driver? We’ll safely shuttle your camper to and from Beaver by bus. For more info, click here.

2024 Session Dates & Tuition

Session Dates Tuition
Session 1 June 24 – July 5 (camp is closed Thursday, July 4) $1335
Session 2 July 8 – July 19 $1480
Session 3 July 22 – August 2 $1480
Session 4 August 5 – August 16 (early dismissal on August 16) $1480

Includes daily lunch and snack


Sibling and 8-Week Discounts available