Daily bus service for the Deforest, Waunakee and Middleton areas
The ADVENTURE begins June 10 and runs through August 23, 2013.
Sign up your 3 to 11 year old or your 12-14 year old
for two days, a week, a month, or for the
entire 11 week program! What a fun way for your child to spend the summer!
We teach, lead and "Create Positive" leaders of tomorrow
Expressive power of Crafts
Unique and FUN Equipment
Fitness and Recreation
When I am building in the block room, please don't say I'm "just playing". For you see, I'm learning as I play, about balance and shapes. Who knows, I may be an architect someday.
When I'm getting all dressed up, setting the table, caring for the babies, don't get the idea I'm "just playing". For, you see, I'm learning as I play; I may be a mother or a father someday.
When you see me up to my elbows in paint or standing at an easel, or molding and shaping clay, please don't let me hear you say, "He is just playing". For, you see, I'm learning as I play. I'm expressing myself and being creative. I may be an artist or an inventor someday.
When you see me sitting in a chair "reading" to an imaginary audience, please don't laugh and think I'm "just playing". For, you see, I'm learning as I play. I may be a teacher someday.
When you see me combing the bushes for bugs, or packing my pockets with choice things I find, don't pass it off as "just play". For you see, I'm learning as I play. I may be a scientist someday.
When you see me engrossed in a puzzle or some "plaything" at my school, please don't feel the time is wasted in "play". For, you see, I'm learning as I play. I'm learning to solve problems and concentrate. I may be in business someday.
When you see me cooking or tasting foods, please don't think that because I enjoy it, it is "just play". For you see, I'm learning as I play. I'm learning to follow direction and see differences. I may be a cook someday.
When you see me learning to skip, hop, run and move my body, please don't say I'm "just playing". For, you see, I'm learning as I play. I'm learning how my body works. I may be a doctor, nurse or athlete someday.
When you ask me what I've done at school today, and I say, "I just played", please don't misunderstand me. For you see, I'm learning as I play. I'm learning to enjoy and be successful in my work. I'm preparing for tomorrow.
Today, I am a child and my work is play.
We believe that children who learn while they play, learn the most. Smokey Hollow Day Camp is proud to have been helping children "create positive attitudes" for 14 years. They were all "just playing" once, but many have now become doctors, teachers, athletes, engineers, mothers, and fathers. Some have become camp counselors; and you see, they are teaching as they play.
Studies show that during the summer children lose up to 60% of what they learned during the schoolyear if subjects like Math and Spelling are not revisited. But who wants to study during the summer? Our solution: make sure they are having so much fun they don't realize they are learning! When they have the opportunity to spray whipped cream in their counselor's face, answering a math problem or trivia question seems a small price to pay!