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Summer Adventure Play Program!

Both our "Older" and "Younger" camps are now waitlist only!

New to KOOP? Welcome! 

TLDR: We prioritize play and support children in their freely chosen pursuits.

What is Summer Adventure Play at Uni Primary?

An immersive, engaging, child- directed day camp at University Primary School where each child can have their own, individualized version of the "best camp ever!" where trained adult playworkers support and respect children while prioritizing play.

Imagine a place full of interesting materials where children are in charge of their time, what they do and how they do it. Some children may want to build forts, roll tires down a hill or create elaborate costumes for theater. Other children want to run, splash in water, or create big games with lots of friends. Still others play in the mud or find a quiet place to read or open a business. Now imagine all of that happening at once!

 

This is Adventure Play!

Camps are staffed by trained playworkers who work to gently support children's play, create inviting environments where kids feel freedom, permission & support while keeping everyone safe. Playworkers respect children, believe the best in them and prioritize their play.

Of course we know that play is infinitely important and impactful for children, especially in these pandemic times, which is why we put so much effort into creating welcoming environments ripe for all play types.

You won't find a daily adult-led activity at this camp-- these camps are structured by the children and their play, which means each week is fresh and new and customizable based on the childs' interests!

Settings that prioritize time, space and permission to play are exceedingly rare for children today and KOOP is honored to hold space for children to be their truest selves through play.

 

Sign up now to give kids a summer of self-directed play!

Details:

Older Camp (6-12)              Younger Camp (3-5*)-AM Only**

*WAITLIST ONLY*               *WAITLIST ONLY*
Week 1: June 6-10               Week 1: June 6-10**

Week 2: June 13-17             Week 2: June 13-17**

Week 3: June 20-24             Week 3: June 20-24**

Week 4: June 27- July 1      Week 4: June 27- July 1**

Week 5: July 11-15                *Must be fully independent in bathroom to attend.

Week 6: July 18-22                **Mornings only: 8:30-12:30

Week 7: July 25-29

**No camp week of 7/4

Pricing:

Full Days: $230/week (8:30am-5:00pm)

AM Half Day: $165/week (8:30am-12:30pm)

PM Half Days: $165/week (1-5pm)

**Younger Camp will only do Morning sessions

**No camp the week of July 4th. We want to honor the deep outpouring of care our playworkers extend daily, year-round by ensuring a week of rest and play for ourselves too. Thank you for your understanding as we work to fill our own cups to continue the work of supporting play in our community.

Programs will follow safety guidelines from public health.

  • Older campers (6-12) should be fully vaccinated before 6/1/22 or be willing to test weekly. Masks will be worn.

  • Younger campers (3-5) for whom a vaccine is not available yet should plan to test weekly. Masks will be worn.

    • (And be fully bathroom independent!)

  • In response to the pandemic and its effects of children, registration filled wildly fast last year. For this reason, we will open registration sign-ups until it appears to be full and then we will shut down and reassess before confirming with each participant in the week or 2 following. REGISTRATION DOES NOT GUARANTEE CONFIRMATION. More details when registration opens.

  • IF YOU DON'T GET IN: Please watch for opportunities to join our pop-up adventure play events which will return all around the community this summer and are free to join!​

  • HELP REFILL OUR EMPTY MORE PLAY FUND! Because of the huge financial impact Covid-19 had on our tiny non-profit, we're asking for you to consider donating directly to our More Play Fund to offer play to those facing financial hardships. Help your neighbors grow, heal and play through summer 2022!

Register Here:

Kids feel the difference here:

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"We don't even have to ask to get water-- we just listen to our bodies! Isn't that the best?!"

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"They let us go wild there! I was painting and swinging and making a pirate ship!"

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"I like that you trust us here. And we can do what we want and just play!"

"We don't have to do anything but and can be whatever we want. I love KOOP Camp...."

"I like KOOP camp best because ... we can just play."

"KOOP camp makes me feel free..."