Stepping Stones
(Ages 2 ½ to 5)

The Stepping Stones Advantage

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“Designed for Success…Engineered for Fun”

North Shore Day Camp’s unique Stepping Stones program is specifically designed to provide your child with a developmental edge. What your child does during the two months of the summer can make a tremendous impact on their development. The skills our Stepping Stones campers learn in one summer form the foundation for success as they transition into their respective school experiences.

On their very own magical and intimate part of the campus, our youngest campers participate in a great blend of age-appropriate activities that are led by trained specialists and are designed to develop their physical, social and creative skills. Stepping Stones groups are kept small with excellent counselor-to-camper ratios.

Our exciting and innovative program consists of 30-minute activity periods throughout the day to keep both fun & concentration levels high.

Mini Day

Our campers entering their Nursery year in the fall can either select from our Full Day or Mini Day program. Our Mini Day program will run from 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM. Campers in our Mini Day program will be picked up at their home at the same time as our full day campers and can either be picked up at camp or at a central drop off location when their day ends at 1:30pm

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Our Stepping Stones Campus includes:

  • Heated Swimming Pools for Instruction & Free Swim
  • Rec Hall Clubhouse – 2,500 square foot air-conditioned indoor activity area (i.e. Yoga & FAST Beginnings)
  • Gymnastics/Tumble Pavilion
  • Make Believe Village — Life-sized “play houses” for imaginative interaction
  • Pee Wee-sized Soccer & Baseball fields
  • Pee Wee-sized Basketball & Tennis courts
  • Rock climbing walls & tunnels
  • Arts & Crafts
  • ‘Exploration Stations’ for nature, story time and music

Giving Your Child the Edge!

North Shore Day Camps unique Stepping Stones program is specifically designed to provide your child with a developmental edge. What your child does during the two months of the summer can make a tremendous difference in their development – the skills our Stepping Stones campers learn in one summer form the foundation for success as they transition into their respective school experiences.

Increased self-confidence, self-esteem and resilience

We pride ourselves on developing an intentionally positive environment which is essential in motivating young children to try to participate in new activities without a fear of failure.

Advanced social skills and separation independence

Camp is the perfect interactive setting for children to learn (without the help of their parents) how to communicate, share, and interact while developing relationships with other boys and girls their age.

Improved motor skill development

All Stepping Stones campers receive age-appropriate instruction in a variety of athletics with the goal of developing a strong foundation of core physical and movement skills.

Increased self-awareness

Our commitment to a structured program with small groups and high staff to camper ratios encourages campers to strengthen kinesthetic awareness, patience, cooperation, and emotional maturity while learning how to interact on a “team.”

Creative learning

Music, art, cooking, nature, theatre, dance, imaginative play and more stimulates our campers’ minds and helps to develop their creative skills.

The Best Learn-to-Swim Curriculumswimmer

We believe that every child should know how to swim and be confident in the water which is why every camper has American Red Cross swim instruction at camp every day! If you feel your child needs extra one-on-one attention, we offer private and semi-private classes at an additional fee. 

Develop Core Values

Our recreational and interactive setting provides children with a unique opportunity to learn, practice and reinforce their values. On a daily basis, our team of experienced professionals teach, promote, recognize and celebrate camper efforts to exhibit our STARFISH™ values (Sportsmanship, Tolerance, Appreciation, Respect, Friendship, Integrity, Sensitivity, Helpfulness).

TGIM (Thank Goodness It’s Monday)

Every Monday morning is special at NSDC with our fun and interactive ‘TGIM’ (Thank Goodness It’s Monday) program. These special events welcome our younger campers back to camp after a weekend at home and include interactive music concerts, animal shows, magic shows and much more!