Adventure Day Camp
Spend the day outdoors learning and laughing in beautiful Ponderosa State Park. Throughout the summer, MOSS instructors work with kiddos to explore the outdoors, play games, make crafts, hike, swim, and have a fantastic time. Students will explore engineering with hands-on activities like raft building Topics will complement the nature play and summertime adventures that kiddos love to do, all while practicing social and emotional skills.
Student groups are split by age. The three groups are:
- 3-5 year olds
- 6-9 year olds
- 10 and 11 year olds
Please check the program availability by age group.
If there is space, or you would like to be added to be wait list, just request those dates using the form at the bottom of this page. For those on the wait list, if there are cancellations or day of no-shows we will call you to see if you would like to attend that day.
Our COVID-19 policies and practices focus on wearing our masks, washing our hands and maintaining 6ft physical distance as much as possible. All instruction will occur outdoors or in wall tents with the doors open for air flow. We will be following the local McCall-Donnelly School District procedures regarding screening and response to positive COVID-19 cases.
Please see the Healthy MOSSers Pledge and accompanying documentation for more specific information about your responsibilities in ensuring all of our students, and staff stay healthy this summer.
All students should be screened using the Health Screening Form each morning BEFORE getting dropped off at MOSS. If students develop signs or symptoms of any illness during their days as MOSS, a parent or guardian will be called to pick them up. If you are contacted by MOSS Staff that your student is showing signs or symptoms, they must be picked up within one hour. Students will isolate in the Rose Yurt with supervision until they are picked up.
If students and families are not willing or able to comply with these safety guidelines, they may not be allowed to participate in the program.
June 14 - August 6, 2021 (Closed Monday, July 5) Monday - Friday
Program option: Drop off 8:45-9:00a.m.; pick up 4:00p.m.
Extended hours add on: 7:45-8:00a.m.; pick up 4:00- 5:00p.m.
Drop off from 8:45 -9:00 am
Pick up from 3:50ish- 4:00pm
Drop off from 7:45 -9:00 am
Pick up from 3:50ish/4:00 - 5:00pm
- Online payment platform- U of I Marketplace (please check your email for an autoreply receipt)
- Check- made out to Bursar, U of I
- Cash in exact change.
Payments can be made prior to the program, or at student drop-off. We will begin to take payments a few weeks from the start of the program, after May 1. Until that time, your reservation is safe and we will contact everyone when payment is open.
*Unlike the school year day program, day camp is unsubsidized and therefore there must have cost of operation and instructor payroll recovery from participant tuition. We appreciate your support of this program through participation!
Separate enrollment for each individual child is required prior to participating.
Enroll at the MOSS Registration Site.
- Student Form
- Password is learning
- Program Type: Summer Adventure Day Camp
- Program Name: Summer Day Camp (not Barbara Morgan or your Elementary)
Parent Packet - Link coming soon
Frequently Asked Questions
8 kiddos to 1 adult
Backpack with everything they need to be comfortable for a full day.
- Layers- long sleeves, rain jacket, extra socks (Full change of clothes is recommended if they are less than 5 years old)
- Lunch, water bottle, am and pm snack (please avoid peanut ingredients)
- Swimsuit and towel if the weather is warm
- Optional: Sunblock, bug spray, medications (inhaler, epi-pens, etc)
- Optional: Favorite book to read
MOSS is located inside of Ponderosa State Park PSP so we are fortunate to have the park as our playground. We will also canoe to the day use beach in PSP or over the McCall City Brown’s Park and back.
The program will run from 9am- 4pm. Extended drop off is between 7:45am - 9am and pick up is between 4pm- 5pm, depending of your selection. (See pricing above).
Submit your interest to reserve a spot on the site link above “Request a Reservation”. If there are any issues with that process, you can email email@example.com. You will receive a confirmation in a few days with availability and next steps.
This summer there will be an over-arching theme of engineering. Each week will have a specific sub-theme of engineering to provide variety and also keep continuity throughout the summer. These themes will be loosely applied to the general schedule. Subject to change in real time.
- June 14-18 Construction: building
- June 21-25 Aerospace: flying
- June 28 - July 2 Marine: buoyancy
- July 6-9 Environmental: pollution
- July 12-16 Landscape: excavation
- July 19-23 Restoration: post-disaster planting, habitats
- July 26-30 Transportation: connected networks
- August 2-6 Managing change: sustainability
|8:00||Extended option- drop off window|
|8:45||Program option Drop off|
|9:00||Put down our things and get settled|
|9:15||Active time, use our bodies|
|9:45||Bathroom break, snack, story time|
|10:10||Introduction to topic of the day, game|
|10:30||Guided activity (i.e. animal skulls and pelts)|
|11:30||Break - Free play|
|12:30||Quiet time, nap, read, rest, draw, quiet games, special places|
|12:30||Hike, explore, science investigation, canoeing|
|2:00||Beach time, Free Play|
|3:00||Change, pack up, play a game or read a story, wrap up|
|4:00||Program option Pick Up|
|5:00||Extended option- pick up window|
Need more information?
Please check the program availability by age group before you make a request. Thank you.