Our Bridge program is available to boys and girls entering 6th grade in the Fall of 2020. Our Bridge program was created in 2017 after observing the need to provide campers with a transition from our Traditional program to our Middle School program. We worked to take the best from both programs to create a smooth transition for campers, giving them the lessons they loved from traditional camp while introducing them to service in our community, an additional overnight and field trips.

Monday through Thursday, Bridge campers will choose from a variety of morning lessons offered by counselors such as sports, crafts, science, team building, nature camp craft and more. In addition, one morning per week, they will participate in a service opportunity in our community. Although each day brings new adventures, there is a familiar pattern:​

8:10 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Campers arrive
8:30 a.m. Raise flag, songs and announcements
9:00 a.m. Camper groups assigned to volunteer that day will head out into the community. Groups assigned to stay at camp that day will participate in enriching activities ranging from outdoor cooking, sports arts & crafts, science and more
12 p.m. Bag lunch (from home) and group reading time
12:50 p.m. Gather at the tennis court for afternoon announcements and songs
​1:00 p.m. Three afternoon activity choices
3:00 p.m. Snack (provided)
Large group games/Small Group activities
3:45 p.m. Closing Afternoon Flag
4:10 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Pick-up time

*Extended hours are available in the morning, starting at 7:00 a.m. and in the evening, ending at 5:30 p.m.

Available sessions and fees are listed on the Bridge Fees page.

An important component of the Bridge program is the overnights. We have two scheduled throughout the summer and those attending any of our 4-week or 8-week sessions are invited to attend overnights that occur during their scheduled session. The first overnight will occur Wednesday, July 8th at HPR and the 2nd will occur Thursday, July 30th at Lake Elmo Park Reserve.

HPR is closed Friday, July 3rd