We recognize that for many families, particularly those with younger children, there’s a desire for a step in between having never been away from home and a four-week camp experience. That makes perfect sense, and for those families, we offer Junior Session.
Junior Session isn’t just any one-week sleep away camp. It’s designed specifically for families who intend to send their camper to one of our four-week sessions down the road. Campers have that first experience away from home in the Four Winds environment, living in our cabins and tents, wearing our uniforms, participating in our traditions and activities, and singing our songs.
Any good one-week resident camp experience will give a child a successful first experience away from home. It proves to a child that he or she is capable of quite a bit more than they might have thought. A Four Winds Junior Session, in addition to that, gets a young person comfortable with many of the details of a Four Winds experience, and so paves the way for them to be more comfortable attending one of our four-week sessions in the future.
Junior Session is available for rising 2nd through 5th graders. Because spots are limited, and Junior Session is intended for families looking to move to a four-week session, we limit Junior Session participation to two summers.