Day camp at Camp Appalachia provides kids going into Kindergarten through completion of the 5th grade and chance to grow, learn, and explore in a safe, structured, faith-based environment. When your child attends day camp, they join a community that cares for them, prays for them, and builds them up. More than a place to have fun and make memories, day camp helps kids make friends, grow in confidence, learn how to take appropriate risks, and unleash their imagination in a creative and collaborative outdoor setting.
Day Camp Activities
Camp Hours are from 6:30 am-6:00 pm
drop off: 6:30-8:30
camp program 8:30-4:00
pick up 4:00-6:00
Most activities throughout the week take place with a camper’s family group! Day Camp activities vary by age level and may include:
Arts and Crafts
Water balloon Volleyball
Bubbles and chalk
Capture the flag
Camp family Groups
Bobcats: Kindergarten- 1st grade
Our youngest family unit in Day Camp, the Bobcats experience is optimized for making friends and learning about respect. Favorite activities like parachute games, mosquito tag, and sharks and minnows ensure lots of fun, while opportunities to play in the pool and take a short canoe ride help build confidence.
Coyotes: 2nd-3rd grade
New activities like archery and Lake time are available to Coyotes. This group is introduced to learning about nature in our outdoor learning center where they are taught basic camping skills like finding food, water, and building shelter.
Bears: 4th-5th grade
The oldest campers at Day Camp, Bears take full advantage of everything Day Camp has to offer. Climbing the climbing wall and water gun naval battle on the lake are only some of the activities lumberjacks enjoy.
Camp Appalachia is blessed to be partnered with the Teays Valley Child Development Center. We have joined together to put forth a state licensed and dynamic summer day camp experience!
Camp Appalachia is licensed by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Daycare Licensing Bureau. Our goal is to provide your child with the best care possible every day in a safe, nurturing environment. Our facilities are periodically inspected by the West Virginia Fire Marshal and the Putnam County Health Department to ensure we are operating in accordance with all state and local regulations. Camp Appalachia participates in the Child and Adult Care Program (CACFP).
Camp Appalachia is also in the process of becoming accredited through the American Camp Association.
Please Note: To ensure the safety of all of our children, especially those with life-threatening allergies, we are a nut-free facility. All food items contributed for school parties must be store-bought and sent in their original containers. All items must include a list of ingredients.
Camp Appalachia accepts children without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, handicaps, age or the marital status of parents. There is no distinction in eligibility for admission or in the provision of services. All facilities, programs and activities of the center are provided without discrimination