A positive first camp experience
Campers age 6 through 8 (finished Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade) share Chico Camp, a pioneer log-cabin village sized for smaller folks. Few camps offer overnight camping for Chico-age children. Our program is fully supervised just for younger campers. The ratio of counselors to campers is 1:4. Mini-Chico sessions, half-weeks, are offered for this age group.
Four cabins make up Chico Hill. Each cabin sleeps 8 campers, with 2 counselors on the bottom floor. The huts have a clothesline for wet bathing suits and towels. The bathhouse is a short walk away from the huts, with a boy's side and a girl's side for co-ed camps. Weekly directors sleep in a hut by the campers to provide close adult supervision.
Some campers who are in 2nd grade turn nine years old during their year in school. These campers are Chico campers, due to the grade requirement. We do not move campers over to Mainside until they have finished 3rd grade. We do not make exceptions for this rule because we want each camper to have a positive camp experience.