Middle Camp – Entering Grades 1-3

  • Fessenden Middle Camp
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Explore new activities and fun

Designed to meet the growing developmental needs of campers who are ready for new activities and challenges, the Middle Camp is based on a model of progression. Campers are introduced to new elements as they rise from entering 1st grade to the higher grades.  The schedule is a balance of activity periods led by qualified specialists and free play times where campers can play, explore their creativity, and bond with friends and counselors.

Counselors promote fun and friendship in a safe, supportive environment that encourages campers to build skills for camp and beyond. The well-balanced program strives to meet each camper where they are and challenges them to reach new heights.

Fessenden Middle Camp

Middle Camp campers progress to a new level:

  • Campers participate in activities that enhance their developing coordination including archery, gaga ball, and tennis.
  • Campers receive daily Red Cross swim instruction by our certified staff, and enjoy a recreational swim period in the afternoon.
  • Campers are given opportunities to share what they create in dance, ceramics, and arts and crafts.
  • Campers enjoy a special late night at camp with their counselors and friends.
  • Campers and their parents can enjoy activities together after camp, including cooperative games, family swim time, science challenges and craft projects at our Family Evening.
  • Our theme days and events unite the Middle Camp in a spirit of friendship and creativity.
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It is an exceptional environment for her to learn, grow, and above all, have fun!- Parent of 5th grade girl
The long list of camp activities you offer ensures all campers will find something they love.- Parent of 5th grade boy

Middle Camp Staff:

Our experienced Middle Camp counselors know how to guide elementary-school-aged children to explore all camp activities, form friendships, and learn new skills.  They focus on having fun in a safe, supportive environment.  Each group is staffed with at least two counselors. All senior counselors are teaching professionals or college students interested in pursuing child-centered careers.  Many of our senior and junior counselors were Fessenden campers themselves.