Upper Camp
(Grades 1-6)

The North Shore Edge

North Shore Day Camp’s entire program is designed to give campers the edge they need to succeed in every aspect of their development into young adults and beyond. We have built a program on a foundation of safe and fun play created to promote the kind of growth that gives every child “the edge” they need to reach their highest potential. What we start at NSDC our campers carry with them for the rest of their journey into adulthood–and it makes a difference.

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Character

Our unique STARFISH VALUES PROGRAM teaches campers the importance of strong character, good values and understanding each individual’s important part in the well-being of everyone around them. STARFISH is a part of every aspect of camp.

Play Skills

Our campers get “the edge” in developing motor skills while perfecting skills in key sports and other activities all designed to ensure that they fully enjoy the experience of playing sports. No matter what the level – everyone improves.

Social Skills

The true key to success in life is happiness. And the basis of happiness is in knowing how to build and keep relationships. At NSDC, the core of what we do is teaching, practicing and perfecting the two essential skills of relationships: making and keeping friends.

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Self-esteem & Confidence

Self-esteem and confidence are an essential part of navigating the world around us and building strong, emotionally healthy adults. We create an emotionally safe, nurturing environment at every level of play and we train our staff and team of coaches on the importance of ensuring that campers leave us feeling better about themselves and more self-confident.

Resilience

In life you don’t always win, make the critical shot or accomplish what you set out to achieve. We instill in campers the competence of grit, teaching them to learn from their experiences and the importance of getting up and bouncing back from disappointments.

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1st and 2nd Grades

Featuring an introduction to our famous “Club” electives program, campers select their favorite activities weekly and enjoy them EVERY DAY. Activities include Adventure High and Low Ropes, Computers, Golf, our Fine Arts Village and the chance to star in a full-blown Musical Production.

Boys Grades 1-2 Sample Schedule

Girls Grades 1-2 Sample Schedule

3rd and 4th Grades

League sports begin on an every other day basis, alternating with a second Club Elective period. League teams are divided equally by ability, and our emphasis is on good sportsmanship and building self-esteem.

Boys Grades 3-4 Sample Schedule

Girls Grades 3-4 Sample Schedule

5th and 6th Grades

League Sports become a daily activity and there are also two Club Elective periods every day. Adding excitement to their program are weekly trips to local sites such as Splish Splash, NYC, Ice Skating and more! There is one swim period in the schedule each day; however campers can always take a second swim through one of their Club Elective periods.

Boys Grades 5-6 Sample Schedule

Girls Grades 5-6 Sample Schedule