The Turtles group is an age-appropriate version of our camp-wide Freedom of Choice program for campers entering preschool and kindergarten. The nurturing style of the Turtles program encourages your child to play, explore, and be creative in a safe and FUN environment!
Turtle Counselors are experienced adult Liberty Lake team members, many of whom have a background in early childhood development. They understand how your young child learns and plays in a group setting. Because we cap each Turtle group at 12 campers, our littlest Liberty Lakers receive the individualized attention they need throughout the entire day.
Each bunk is led by an adult female Group Leader who is supported by two assistant Counselors. When Turtles “crawl” to an activity area (the fastest turtles we’ve ever seen!), an additional adult team member is always on hand to run the activity. Our youngest campers are very well supervised—we have the best staff-to-camper ratio known to mankind!
The main distinction between the Turtle group and our Freshman Division (campers entering 1st and 2nd grade) is that Turtles participate in activities predetermined for them in a set schedule. Once your little (snapping or painted) Turtle transitions to our Freshman Division, he or she will experience the privilege and responsibility of choosing electives through our massively popular Freedom of Choice program.
Liberty Lake is a “developmental playground” for our youngest campers to explore! We encourage growth of your child’s physical abilities, social skills, and creativity through active participation in a wide range of activities:
- Instructional and recreational swim
- Creative play
- Waterfront and land adventures
- Performing arts
- Applied arts
Turtles receive a special discounted tuition rate. These campers may attend camp a minimum of three times a week, but we strongly recommend you encourage your little one(s) to sign up for full weeks of Liberty Lake fun!