Cascades Academy Independent School PK-12

Schedule

Since some of our programs are excursion-based and others more activity heavy, we have divided our summer into two different schedules. These schedules help to best suit the needs of specific weeks of camp, their themes, and the activities planned. Each day of camp begins at 9:30am with a check in time between 9:00 to 9:30am and the camp day finishes at 4pm with a pick up time between 4:00-4:30PM.

Weeks 1, 2, 3, 6, and 7

Arctic Animators, Arcade Entrepreneurs, World's Fair, Amusement Park Adventure, and Zany Zoology

Each day is designed to include traditional day camp activities, such as group games and songs all related to our theme, as well as a recess/water time to take a break and cool off. Our activity periods are designed to accommodate the needs of our campers and the specific project they are working on, so we set their length to a period of time that students can adequately focus and work.

Each age group will rotate to different activity periods throughout the day where they will work on week-long projects or daily challenges, and each project is designed to appropriately challenge campers according to their specific age group. Each Friday there is a special afternoon camp culmination that will showcase the work our campers have accomplished throughout the week. We encourage all families to join us on Friday afternoons to see the work that campers have created!

Daily Schedule
9:00 - 9:30: Check in at Cascades Academy with recess and arts and crafts

9:30 - 9:50: Mondays will begin with an opening ceremony while all other camp days will have a song and game during this time.
9:50 - 10:35: Activity Period One
10:35 - 10:50: Snack Break
10:50 - 11:20: Recess and a big group game in the field
11:20 - 11:25: Bathroom break and transition to Activity Period Two
11:25 - 12:10: Activity Period Two

12:10 - 12:40: Lunch in the main commons
12:40 - 1:00: Bathing Suit Change/Game Time
1:00- 1:35: Tinker Time! Campers will get a chance to explore a new "tinkering" activity each afternoon that is related to their camp theme.
1:35 - 1:45: Transition to busses for Tumalo State Park swim time.
2:00 - 3:15: Water Time! Campers will have the opportunity to go swimming at Tumalo State Park and will take the Cascades Academy school buses to the park.
3:15 - 3:30: Camp Clean Up and Snack Time
3:45 - 4:00: End of day circle game
4:00 - 4:30: Pick up in the Main Commons


Weeks 5 and 6

Spelunk and Splash! and Outdoor Leaders

These specific weeks of camp incorporate traditional day camp activities, as well as adventurous, theme-related excursions to places around Central Oregon. The first day of camp is an “on site” day in which campers will rotate to three separate activity periods and have some time for an afternoon recess/water break. On Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, we will get campers out in our community with special excursions where we will do activities, games, experiments, and more.

Daily Schedule
Monday

9:00 - 9:30: Check in at Cascades Academy with recess and arts and crafts

9:30 - 9:50: Mondays will begin with an opening ceremony while all other camp days will have a song and game during this time.
9:50 - 10:35: Activity Period One
10:35 - 10:50: Snack Break
10:50 - 11:20: Recess and a big group game in the field
11:20 - 11:25: Bathroom break and transition to Activity Period Two
11:25 - 12:10: Activity Period Two

12:10 - 12:40: Lunch in the main commons
12:40 - 1:00: Bathing Suit Change/Game Time
1:00- 1:30: Group Activity
1:30 - 1:45: Transition to busses for Tumalo State Park swim time.
2:00 - 3:15: Water Time! Campers will have the opportunity to go swimming at Tumalo State Park and will take the Cascades Academy school buses to the park.
3:15 - 3:30: Camp Clean Up and Snack Time
3:45 - 4:00: End of day circle game
4:00 - 4:30: Pick up in the Main Commons

Tuesday - Friday

9:00 - 9:30: Check in at Cascades Academy with games and arts and crafts
9:30 - 9:45: Campers will have a morning meeting to discuss what they will be learning and where they are traveling to on their daily adventure.

9:45 - 10:10: Campers will take a bathroom break and fill up their water bottles to prepare for getting loaded onto the school buses.
10:15 - 2:00: Daily Adventure! Campers will have a special enrichment activity, twenty minute morning snack break and a thirty minute picnic lunch during their daily adventure. Dependent on our location, we will either have swim time during our field trip or head to Tumalo State Park once we are back at Cascades Academy. This will be noted on your field trip information sheet.
2:15 - 3:20: Drive back to Cascades Academy
3:20: - 3:45: Bus/camp clean up and snack
3:45 - 4:00: End of day circle game
4:00 - 4:30: Pick up at Main Commons