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CAMP CARDINAL

Camp Cardinal
The entire family is strongly encouraged to participate in Reunion & Commencement weekend. While you attend various activities, your children (ages 4 months through 12 years) may enjoy Camp Cardinal, a supervised program created to entertain children during the weekend. Camp Cardinal preschool program ages 4 months to 5 years. For the 15th consecutive year, the neighborhood Preschool —a licensed day-care Facility serving the Middletown and Wesleyan communities —will operate a special program exclusively for children of alumni and parents attending Reunion &Commencement weekend. The professional, trained staff will organize games and other activities, and will also provide quiet time, when needed, for the younger children in the group. The Preschool is conveniently located on the Wesleyan campus at 115 High Street, near the Butterfield residence halls.

Camp Cardinal Children’s Program Ages 6 to 12 Years
The children ’s Program will provide entertainment and supervision for 6-to 12-year olds attending reunion &commencement weekend. The program begins on Friday afternoon with games and activities, including the 10th annual all-campus scavenger hunt, and concludes with a pizza party and movies. Saturday’s schedule features more games, meals, and lots of other fun-filled indoor and outdoor activities on campus.

Camp Cardinal “Counselors IN Training ”
while we will not offer a schedule of activities for teens, children 13 and older are welcome to act as “counselors in training ” throughout the weekend. Teens may assist student counselors with various children’s activities during Camp Cardinal hours. Please contact Linda Kavan, associate director of events, at lkavan@wesleyan.edu or 860/685-2641 to make arrangements.

Camp Cardinal Registration
Please complete and return your registration form (attached to this brochure) or register online. The registration fee includes food, snacks, and other essentials. Each session is $50 per child per session. Session 1 is Friday, 3 p.m.–midnight, Session 2 is Saturday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., and Session 3 is Saturday, 4 p.m.–midnight. Once you register, you will receive more detailed program information, along with special permission forms. A preliminary schedule of events for the children ’s Program is listed here, and a final schedule will be provided at registration (Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, 330 High street) when you obtain your welcome packet. If you have questions or need more specific information, please contact Linda Kavan, associate director of events, at 860/685-2641 or lkavan@wesleyan.edu. For specific information about the Preschool Program, please contact Diane Kischell, director of the Neighborhood Preschool, at 860/346-4333.
 

Friday, May 26
3 p.m.

Meet and Greet
Student supervisors and children will learn names and create name tags. We’ll all play some “getting to know you” games. Student staff will be available to answer questions.
 

4 p.m.

Scavenger Hunt (Weather Permitting)
Back by popular demand for the tenth consecutive year. We’ll separate into small groups and scour the campus for facts, figures, and hidden treasures.
 

5 p.m.

Swimming @ Freeman
Campers may enjoy swimming in our Olympic-sized pool.
 

6:30 p.m.

Pizza Party
Dinner will be delivered by a local eatery.
 

8 p.m.

Movies
After a full day of activities, we’ll relax, enjoy some munchies, and watch movies (choices will be offered, based upon age).
 

11 p.m.

Time for Bed
We will clean up and get ready to say goodnight. Parents, PLEASE pick your children up by midnight.
 

Saturday, May 27
9 a.m.

Good Morning
Children meet student staff for another day of fun and excitement. We’ll play more games and learn names.
 

9:30 a.m.

The Nia Technique for Kids
Join instructor Kim Thibodeau in a lesson of the Nia Technique, which combines dance movements and martial arts moves designed to both calm and invigorate. A Nia workout delivers cardiovascular and whole body conditioning for the body, mind, emotions and spirit.
 

10:30 a.m.

Annual Parade Practice
Please bring a plain white T-shirt to be decorated and proudly donned for the big parade. Campers will also have the opportunity to create parade banners.
 

11:15 a.m.

Assemble for the Annual Parade
 

11:30 a.m.

Annual Parade Begins
 

Noon–1 p.m.

Fun with Fitness
Swimming at the Freeman pool. Parents are welcome to come and make some waves with your children.
 

1 p.m.

Celebrate Wesleyan’s 175th Birthday!
All-College Picnic and “Kids Fair”

We’ll eat lunch and then join the adults for an afternoon of fun, games, and lots of entertainment. Get ready for a magician, face painting, tattoos, caricaturist drawings, and more.
 

4 p.m.

Arts, Crafts, and Stories
Time to get creative by making art masterpieces and telling tall tales.
 

6 p.m.

Dinner Time
Dinner will be delivered by a local eatery.
 

8 p.m.

Ice Cream Sundaes and Movies
We’ll show a big-screen movie appropriate for all ages while we create and consume amazing ice cream sundaes.
 

11 p.m.

Goodnights and Goodbyes
Once again, it’s time to wind down and bid farewell. Parents, PLEASE pick your children up before midnight.