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In July 2018, VCFC piloted a program called K-Camp, a nature-based learning experience for children entering kindergarten. This camp provides long periods of uninterrupted time outdoors in rigorous play and includes daily walking field trips throughout Vanderbilt University. Parents reported that children entered kindergarten confident to speak-up, manage their stuff, work collaboratively, and problem-solve.

The success of this program demanded its continuation and, therefore, VCFC is offering:

 K-Camp 2019!

K-Camp dates are July 8 - August 2, 2019

Camp hours are 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Children must be signed in and out at their child care center


 A K-Camp Parent Information Meeting is scheduled for February 20, 2019 at 1:00 PM in The Commons 2nd Floor dining room.

Parents will have an opportunity to meet camp staff and families from last summer.

Please return the Howdy Form to K-Camp Coordinator, Pam McColl by March 1, 2019.


2019 Gear List:

Backpack (the exact one the child will use in kindergarten)

Sports-top water bottle (Clear packing tape a 3” or large photo of child on to it.)

Sunscreen of choice.

Bug spray of choice.

(Label each item with the child’s first and last name printed clearly in permanent black marker.)


K-Camp is the default Summer 2019 program for all VCFC children turning five years of age by August 15th who will be matriculating to Kindergarten in 2019.