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The Lindgren Summer
Camp operates Monday through Thursday for 8 weeks. Enrolees may be
enrolled for 2 to 8 weeks, for a full or half day.
The full day runs from 9:30 to 3:00. The morning
session is from 9:30 to 12:30. Before-Camp care is available starting at
8:00 and after care until 5:30.
camp operates primarily outdoors. The three and a half acre
school grounds are transformed into an inviting multi-activity program. Tents, cabins
and pavilions house the art, ceramics, woodworking, stitchery, games and
nature centers. The school classrooms serve as changing rooms for
swimming and provide indoor spaces for rainy days. Sports fields,
swimming pools, the water spray park and sand pit are highlights of our summer
summer camp is for children
aged three to eleven. The 3 year olds have their own separate area (the
Hill) and their own staff of counselors. Four year olds are
accompanied by their own counselors to allow them to participate easily
in the many activities of the main campus. The 10 and 11 year olds join an
Expedition Camp which takes daily trips to hiking trails, nature
preserves, kayak/canoe trips, science museums, ballgames, and the like.
SUMMER CAMP DAY
Lindgren Summer Camp
is unique because it offers an unstructured program. The children are
free to choose any of the well-supervised activities and their own
companionship during the day. Each child is assigned to a troop with an
experienced counselor who will act as a resource person and be with the
children during their lunch. Children check in with their counselor
when they arrive. Swim lessons and water orientation are provided by
our Red Cross certified lifeguards for four to nine year olds. Swim
lessons are scheduled in small groups during the morning. The pool is
open for free swim in the afternoon.
In the event of rain, we
utilize our school classrooms as well as outdoor shelters. All the
usual activities continue, except swimming and field sports. The three
and four year olds move into classrooms while the older children can go
between activities, all of which are covered.
facility is well staffed with a counselor-to-enrolee ratio of 1 to 5. A
head teacher supervises each of the activity areas. Most staff members
are veteran teachers with specialized areas of expertise. Our
lifeguards are certified by the Red Cross and we have a full time nurse
The activities your
child can choose from include:
Our facility takes pride in our
extensive arts program. Lindgren specializes in traditional arts and
crafts from around the world.
art teachers present techniques in drawing, painting, ceramics, batik,
printmaking, paper-mache, basket making, weaving, collage, creative
stitchery, beading, tie-dyeing, plaster casting, and woodworking.
Lindgren offers water
orientation and swimming lessons in 2 pools.
Red Cross Certification-
Lessons daily- ages 4
Water Orientation for
Water spray park for the
3 year olds & up.
year-round resident farm animals: goats, donkey, horse,
chickens and a turkey. In the summer our nature cabin
and aviary expand the menagerie to include fish,
amphibians, reptiles, insects, and birds. The children
can hold and pet most of the animals. The resident naturalist conducts daily
explorations at the adjacent Closter Nature Center. These explorations
include hikes, stream walking, and capturing live specimens to observe.
Children sow, plant,
transplant, fertilize and harvest a wide variety of vegetables, herbs,
and flowers. Eating is the best part!
The Lindgren campus is a unique
and expansive natural setting with areas of sand, lawns, fields, shady
oaks and pines. Geologically, we are situated on acres of sand. In
summer we run water through the sand to create rivers, lakes, dams,
bridges for good old mud play. This is a favorite activity for many.
The children can move freely on the
playground choosing to dig in the sandpit, play with trucks, shovels,
buckets, ride on the tricycle highway, climb trees, and play on
climbers, swings, and slides.
Two high school athletes organize the
field sports of volleyball, soccer, kickball, basketball, T-ball. Each
game is informally chosen by a group of participants each day and then
teams are chosen and the game begins. On special occasions footraces,
relay races and rollerblading are organized.
week a professional yoga instructor offers indoor yoga in a large
air-conditioned studio. For ages 4 and up.
A local performance artist
brings stories and skits to our stage. Children plan props and costumes
and effects for their productions.
We love to sing.
Enrolees and their
counselors may join our guitar playing teacher Jane in songs and
movement to music. Our talented counselors provide opportunities for
enrolees to create percussion instruments and experiment with sounds in
our drumming circle.
The games tent offers ping
pong, foosball, giant floor chess, Nok-hockey, as well as table games of
chess, checkers, cards, and other popular board games. Children can
challenge a friend or a counselor.
times each session, 7-9 year
olds are invited to stay until 9:00 PM when they will enjoy canoeing, a
barbeque, relay races, evening swim and a bonfire with ghost stories.
For 10 and
11 year olds, this
camp features daily trips to hiking trails, nature preserves,
kayak/canoe trips, science museums, ballgames, and the like.
is available within a reasonable distance from the school. This service
is offered at cost and there are a limited number of seats.
2013 Summer At The Lindgren School
June 24th-August 15th
3 or 4
5 or 6
7 or 8
Register early and
save - Prior to April 1st $50 registration fee and
after April 1st the fee will be $100. Registration
will be accepted on a first come basis. Bills will
be sent in May. All payments must be made by
June 15th. If registering after June 15th,
please return application with full payment.
Go Green This
Summer! Local bus service available with
discounts for siblings.
is for 10 and 11 year olds entering 5th or 6th grade
and costs an additional $40 per week for trips.
There is limited space for this program, so return
your applications early. First come, first
Before and after
care is available from 8-9:30am and 3-5:30pm @$8.00
per hour, billed and payable weekly.
Prior to June 15th,
return your child's application form with $400 plus
registration fee ($50 prior to 4/1, or $100 after
4/1.) After June 15th, return your application
with full payment. Registration Fee
is non-refundable unless we are unable to accept
your child due to full enrollment. You will
receive an acceptance letter and medical form after
your application is processed.
Medical forms must be returned by the first day of
camp, June 24.
Applications will not be processed without proper
Requests for $400
refund must be made before June 1st. There
will be no refunds after June 1st.
changes must be made prior to the start of camp.
Any changes after the start of camp will incur a $50
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