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What to Expect At Discover Camp

Discovery Camp was created to give your child the best summer experience. While learning important self development skills such as team work, respect for others, and how much God loves them. They will be making new friends and having the time of their summer! Our camp has been growing ever since its inception over 20yrs ago.

Our staff is educated in child development and we have Registered Nurses on duty at all times. All of us at Discovery Camp look forward to having another great summer with your children!

"I love Discovery Camp! Great people & So Much Fun!"

- Carol Jones

"The best summer camp in town! It's awesome!"

- John Evans

"It's my absolute favorite place to go!"

- Greg Smith

Camp Schedule

Week 1:  July 5th - 8th
Week 2:  July 11th - 15th
Week 3:  July 18th - 22rd
Week 4:  July 25th - July 29th

• Camps run every day from 9am - 12pm.
• Snacks are provided each day.
• All of our workers are trained and have passed
  security background checks.
• Cost is $149 per child each week.
• includes outdoor activities, Water day, Music and Games, Arts & Crafts, Team Building Skills.

Typical Camp Day

Discovery Camp Jr.

• 9:00 Registration & Large Group Gathering
• 9:15 Sports Zone
• 9:45 Super Snacks
• 10:15 Cool Craft
• 10:45 Bible Basics
• 11:15 Action Activity
• 11:45 End Zone
• 12:00 Parent Pick-Up

Discovery Camp

• 9:00 Registration & Team Organization
• 9:15 Sensory Science
• 9:45 Outback Obstacles
• 10:15 Game Stop
• 10:45 Art Adventure
• 11:15 Food Frenzy
• 11:45 Character Connex
• 12:00 Great Big Goodbye

Meet Our Camp Directors!

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Lorna Patton

Director of Discovery Camp Jr.
Lorna has been the Director of Discovery Jr. Camp for over 20yrs. From the beginning she has been committed to developing a first class program that parents trust and kids love. She has worked with kids for over 22 years and has been a pre-school teacher for over 12 years. She works each week in KidZone Children's Ministry at New Life Church in Trumbull.

Andrew Patton

Director of Discovery Camp
Andrew started Discovery camp over 18 years ago as an extension of "Veggie Camp" (now DC Jr.). He is also the Children's Ministry Director at New Life Church. Additionally, he was a Coach at Christian Heritage School in Trumbull for over 15 years. He has a B.A. in Elementary Education and has worked with children for over 30 years.

Chris Oosterman

Director of Discovery Camp
Chris started working at Discovery camp over 14 years ago as an intern and has been here ever since. He is the Assistant Children's Ministry Director at New Life Church, as well as our camp video editor. He has a B.A. in Children’s Ministry and has worked with children for over 19 years.

Become a Discovery Camp Volunteer

The role of a volunteer

As a camp volunteer, your job is to support your campers throughout the week of camp.
As a volunteer, you will:
  • Instruct campers through daily  activities such as outdoor games, story time, Crafts, and snack time.

  • Be fully present with campers, listening when they want to talk, and giving them your full attention.

  • Make sure campers, use appropriate language, resolve conflicts, make a new friends, eat, play, laugh, and have the best week of their year!

  • Bring your unique talents, genuine heart, endless enthusiasm, and best self to this incredibly fun time in Discovery Camp.



Volunteers must be available for the entire week of camp, plus orientation day before camp begins. All volunteers will have an interview once they apply before they can attend camp. Volunteers will receive  training in advance of camp as well as orientation when they get to camp.

What Camp Will Your Child Go To?

At Discovery Camp, we place campers in age oriented activities and age-specific groups. This way camp can be made more enjoyable for all ages.

Discovery Jr. Camp: 3-6 years old
Note: 3yr olds Must be independent in the bathroom.

Discovery Camp: 7-12 years old

Special Requests

Please keep in mind we have limited space.
• Any siblings requiring to be together, please notify the Directors prior to the first day of camp.
• Due to the large number of friends requesting to be grouped together, all requests must be made prior to the first day of camp, and will be accommodated at the Directors' discretion.
• We have Registered Nurses on staff at all times, any special medical information will be collected on the first day of camp.

Be Prepared

• Arrive with Sunscreen, Sneakers, and Clothes that can get dirty each day you come to camp.
• On Friday, don't forget a Bathing Suit, a Towel with your child's name on it, and Dry Clothes to change into.
• Bring a Happy Face, so you don't have a run in with the fun police!

For More Information Contact Andrew Patton

203.261.2728 x301
apatton@newlifect.com

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