Summer Camp Age Groups

Woodland Playhouse is offering summer camps for:

● For ages 2-5:
○ Sessions 1a and 5a
○ Older siblings welcome!
○ Half day & Full day options
○ (2) Junior Counselor in Training Positions per week
○ At our year round location at Woodland Playhouse

NEW! Traveling Science & Agriculture camp for 4-8 year olds.
○ Session 3b
○ Traveling/off site camp
○ (2) Junior Counselor in Training Positions

● For ages 3-8:
○ Sessions 2, 3, 4a, 6a
○ (2) Junior Counselor in Training Positions
○ At our year round location at Woodland Playhouse

NEW! Intro to Adventure Camp for ages 6-8
○ Session 1b
○ Traveling/off site camp

● For ages 7-12 year olds
○ Sessions 4b, 5b, and 6b
○ Traveling/off site camps

Example of our Summer Camp Daily Schedule

We operate our days based on the needs and flow of the group and the individual needs of the campers, not on a clock. However, below is the general rhythm of our day:

8:30 am Drop off

Morning Meeting - Games, greetings and activities

Morning Snack

Speciality (Theatre, Science, etc.)

Free Choice - Building blocks, climbing play structures, nature walks...


12:00 pm Pick up for half day campers (2-5)

Story Time

Rest (for ages 2-5)

Free Play - Water activities, bike/trike rides and more...

Closing Meeting - Goodbyes, games and great fun

Afternoon Snack

3:30 pm Pick Up


We will have the same rhythm to our day with more outdoor time, water play, nature walks, and woodland picnics. Children who have graduated (including this year’s graduates) will no longer have to rest and will have an opportunity to help teachers sing and rub backs for 1 or 2 songs before returning to play. Our intention is for both the children and the teachers to spend most of our energy on outdoor adventures and in fun water and art activities. We will have one specialty per session that will take place each day. In order to meet the needs of a large mixed age group, our specialties will be taught in small groups to provide individual attention.

Our traveling camps loosely follow this schedule in regard to lunch and snacks, but because the children are older we are able to follow the camper's leads in the amount of time we spend on a particular activity, adventure, or discussion.


Woodland Playhouse is committed to remaining affordable without sacrificing the quality of care the campers receive. Junior counselors in training (JCIT) positions cost $130 per
week, and these junior counselors will enjoy a balanced day of self directed play and helping as directed assistants to the camp staff.
Spaces for children aged between 36 months and 12 years will cost $170-225 per week for full day camps.
Full day spots for children ages 24 months to 36 months cost $220 per week, and half day spots cost $150 per week. This is so that we may have a smaller counselor to camper ratio for the youngest. Tuition is due by June 1, 2019. Due to several unfortunate past
situations, we are not longer able to guarantee a spot in camp for your child until we have received payment.

Cancellation Policy: Please inform us at least three weeks in advance of the start of your child’s camp to receive a 50% refund. Cancellations after this date will receive no refund.

Junior Counselor in Training

For all sessions designated for children 8 and younger, we reserve 2 spaces for children who have both attended Woodland Playhouse and have completed third grade that would like to be a junior counselor in training. A junior counselor position will cost $130 per session. JCITs will have more responsibilities and expectations added to their day. The junior counselors will enjoy a balanced day of self directed play and helping as directed assistants to the camp staff. JCITs will have an opportunity to lead songs and activities for our littlest friends if they so desire. At the end of each session, the child will receive a gift for all of their hard work.


*If your child is interested, they can bring their bike (with training wheels or without) to be left at camp for the week. Helmets are a must! Elbow and knee pads are optional. We have tricycles that suit even our oldest campers so there is no pressure. We will allow only a small number of cyclists on our bike path in the back of the building. Please remember that riding bikes can cause bumps, bruises, and scrapes. If you are uncomfortable with your child riding, we do have the tricycles. Some of our most experienced bicyclists may ride their bikes along our widest nature path.


For all of our camps, campers will need to bring their own lunch. We will provide two nutritious snacks per day. Please pack lunches that do not need to be heated or refrigerated. Thank you.

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Our Address: 

5575 Route 28 ~ Phoenicia NY, 12464