Our Bridge program is available to campers entering 6th grade in the Fall of 2021. 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. On Fridays campers will either participate in themed programming and activities or have an offsite experience. 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 7:15 a.m. and in the evening, ending at 5:30 p.m.**
*This summer, due to potential COVID restrictions, we may have to expand our drop off and pick up window to allow for reduced numbers of campers arriving and departing at the same time. Once we receive updated guidelines in the coming months we will update registered families.
**Due to potential COVID restrictions, we will open our extended day registration in the spring once we have received updated guidelines for summer 2021.
Available sessions and fees are listed on the Bridge Fees page.
Overnights & Offsite Experiences:
An important component of the Bridge program is the overnights and offsite experiences. We will plan to evaluate our ability to do offsite programming once we receive guidance for summer 2021 from the Minnesota Health Department.
HPR is closed Monday, July 5th