Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Busy kids enjoy the pace at Camp Big Wood

    One group is called Hummingbirds—campers ages 3-and-younger who usually nap in the afternoon. The other group is called the Woodpeckers, older campers who don’t nap and are ready and willing for a full day of great activities.
    It all happens at Camp Big Wood 2014 held at the Big Wood School. That’s located in Ketchum at the Big Wood Presbyterian Church near the YMCA on Warm Springs Rd. The 11-week program for ages 18 months to six years offers action-packed summer days for the little ones.
    Each week revolves around a central theme, whether it’s a Flower Power week, cooking, bicycling, arts and crafts, ecology or acting. Kids do gym activities like tumbling and obstacle courses. They hike. They enjoy water play. And they travel.
    Other themes include “Summer Olympics,” “A Sun Valley Summer” and “Down on the Farm.” There is a “Broadway Stage” week Aug. 11-15.
    It starts with a “Let’s Get Acquainted to Camp” June 9-13. Camp sessions are Mondays through Fridays through Aug. 22. School is open 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays.
    Wednesdays are “Adventure Days,” for all the Big Wood “birds.” Students listen to various presentations from community members and travel to places like the Sun Valley Resort duck ponds, Sawtooth Botanical Gardens and the SNRA.
    Monthly and weekly rates are offered covering attendance from two to five days weekly. Half day and full day options are available. There is a daily drop-in rate.
    For details or registration, call 726-9053 or email

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