Campers entering first grade transition out of many of our pre-school/kindergarten facilities. They visit our main arts and crafts area, upper camp music area, big gaga courts, big ziplines and begin playing their sports on our shaded back fields. New to their program is our golf range, fashion design, drama, and the super popular bungee trampolines. First graders have a slightly more active (sports) day and enjoy one period a week of exclusive use of our FUNDOME (the gym). In the event children begin to develop special interests and tastes, we begin allowing pull-out clubs at this age in various sports and other activities. Chess and Karate are also new options for this age. First grade boys have male counselors for the first time. As a transition year, 1st graders still enjoy many of the same activities as our kindergarten campers like the ferris wheel, carousel, jumping pillow, edible art, train rides, playgrounds, water tag and SO MUCH MORE!
There are many great additions for 2nd graders. By this age, campers can participate in every activity that Crestwood offers. This includes Archery, Batting Cages, Trail Biking, Alpine Climbing Tower, Big Ziplines, High Flying Trapeze and Ping Pong. Joining our Drama Club and performing in our summer musical is a popular choice for this age. Most of our newest and youngest members of the swim club (team) are second graders. Second graders have an even more active day with some additional sports periods and even some double periods for enhanced game play. Our second graders also get introduced to our Elective Program where they get to choose a special activity to take part in one day per week.
As is the case with all groups at Crestwood, 1st and 2nd graders have college graduates or teachers as Group Leaders and college students as Counselors. Even though many of our 6 and 7 year olds may be “wise” to the ways of Crestwood, we carefully choose a staff for these campers who not only can make every minute at Crestwood exciting, but who show a nurturing side with an ability to give a hug when needed, wipe away any tears that may fall and help with common tasks like lunch and changing time.