Entering grades K-2 for a 1 week session.
Merrowvista’s Day Camp brings the AYF philosophy of best self and balanced living to our youngest campers. Rising Kindergarteners through 2nd graders will spend their days in activities designed for fun, building friendships, and discovery. Mornings will be spent in the main camp, and each afternoon will include time to swim and explore beautiful Dan Hole Pond.
Activities include arts and crafts, a-field (athletic field) fun, outdoor cooking, and earth explorers. 2nd graders will have the opportunity to try archery and a hike to the Ledge. Kindergartners and 1st graders will enjoy an exciting treasure hunt to our waterfall. Waterfront activities, which are supervised by Red Cross certified lifeguards, will include daily free swim, canoeing, and Dan Hole Pond Explorers. Whether in the mountains or the shores of Dan Hole Pond, fun is just around the corner!
Frequently Asked Questions
Merrowvista is fully accredited by the American Camp Association and meet or exceed state health requirements and industry safety standards in both our in-camp and adventure trip programs. American Red Cross standards guide our waterfront activities. We have a team of committed, on-site health professionals, staffing multiple fully equipped health centers, with the nearest hospital just 12 miles away. Merrowvista campers are supervised throughout the day and maintain a 1:6 staff to camper ratio so that we can provide a fun, safe summer for our campers.
We enthusiastically welcome children with diverse backgrounds, experiences and identities. We value each camper’s right to fully experience Merrowvista free from prejudice and harassment. All camp staff are trained to supervise campers and to prevent and address incidents of conflict or bullying based on any aspect of a person’s identity, including, but not limited to: race, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, and religious affiliation.
Staff members strive to be excellent role models by adhering to the camp motto, My own self, At my very best, All the time. Our senior staff members are caring professionals who work with children year-round in camp, school programs and conferences.
Our cabin leaders have completed at least one year of college, are certified in first aid and CPR, and go through two weeks of extensive training at camp prior to the arrival of campers.
Our Four Trails adventure trip leaders are at least 21 years of age, participate in a rigorous 3-week training, and are certified in high-level first aid as Wilderness First Responders. All of our staff members have background checks run against multiple local and national databases.
If families have an urgent message, question or concern about their child, our directors are always willing to speak with parents on the phone.
“My daughter continues to be more thoughtful about her actions. She is honest about her feelings even if they are not in the majority which shows self-confidence. She is more kind and helpful.”
– Merrowvista Camper Parent