For Our Youngest Campers
Centauri welcomes children as young as 8 years old. Many of our youngest campers are attending overnight camp for the first time, and our goal is to provide them with a supportive and nurturing environment, ensuring their first camp experience is a huge success. Counsellors call to introduce themselves to their campers before the first day, and to answer any last minute questions.
Our youngest dorms have a high staff ratio, with 2 counsellors permanently attached to the group, and living in with the campers. Counsellors eat all meals with their campers, and organise relaxing bedtime programs just before bed. They keep a close eye on each child to make sure they are eating and sleeping properly, making friends and enjoying camp. Counsellors also provide the ‘parenting’ support younger children may need – ensuring they apply sun screen and bug spray, for example. Overnight camp is the perfect way for younger children to grow in self confidence and independence. Children who join a camp while they are young can be sure of a special community to return to, year after year, often forming close friendships that will last a lifetime.