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Summer Camp Program

The Almost Home Summer Camp offers children entering grades

1 – 6 with an action packed summer.

Field Trips are the major focus of the program. Trips may include:

  • The Beardsley Zoo
  • Maritime Center
  • The Children’s Museum
  • The American Indian Museum
  • The Garbage Museum
  • Kent Falls
  • Putnam Park
  • Movies
  • Mini Golf
  • Bowling
  • The South Salem Wolf Reserve
  • Art Spot
  • Blue Fish Baseball games
  • Magic Workshops
  • Scavenger Hunts
  • Drum and Dance Circle
  • Ridgefield Library
  • Local Playgrounds
  • Ballard Park
  • Martin Pond
  • Mad Science

Swimming is also a major summer time activity. We take trips to swim at Martin Pond three times each week.

Activities at Almost Home include sports, computers, crafts, cooking, drama, science experiments, games, theme days, carnival, music, hiking, and playing outside as much as possible.

Transportation to swimming and many local field trips are provided by the Almost Home vans and busses. Yellow school busses are hired for trips that are out of our local area.

A typical CAMP DAY

  • Arrival
  • Morning Meeting, plans for the day
  • Outdoor Play, soccer, water balloon toss, relay races
  • Snack
  • Crafts, Computers, Games, Drama, etc.
  • Lunch
  • Swim trip to Martin Pond
  • Snack
  • Outdoor Play at Almost Home
  • Indoor Centers, cooking, games, volcano experiment, building contest, book making
  • Clean up and get ready to go home!


  • Arrival
  • Morning Meeting, organize groups for trip
  • Field Trip to Maritime Center: 9:30 – 2:30. Trip includes Imax movie, lunch, tour of the Maritime Center
  • Back to Almost Home
  • Snack
  • Outdoor Play, Soccer, Baseball, Relay Race
  • Indoor Centers, maritime collages, puzzle contest, crafts, computers
  • Clean up and get ready to go home.


  • Arrival
  • Morning Meeting, plans for the day
  • Trip To Duck Pin Bowling
  • Pizza Lunch at Bowling Alley
  • Back to Almost Home
  • Outdoor Play, flag football, duck duck goose
  • Snack
  • Drama, plan for Talent Show
  • Indoor Centers, crafts, cooking, Lego contest
  • Clean up and get ready to go home.


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