A week in the Life at Camp/A Typical Day
A Typical Day at Oasis
Every day at Oasis children participate in a wide range of activities. The day is divided into 4 activities separated by a Morning Rally, Lunch and a Goodbye Session. We offer activities in four content areas at most of our locations:
- Arts: This can be anything from visual arts such as drawing, painting and sculpture techniques to performing arts such as music, drama, and dance.
- Sports and Teambuilding Activities: Many of our sites offer specific sports activities such as soccer, tennis, and baseball. Some locations offer more generalized sports and games activities designed to enhance the group experience.
- Outdoor Education components that teach us about the environments we live in: This can be in the form of scavenger hunts, orienteering, map making and compass usage, hiking and exploring science in nature.
- Swimming: Each Oasis swim program is made up of both recreational and instructional swim, taught by our own Red Cross Certified Swim Instructors.
8:30-9:00am - Morning Drop Off
9:00-9:30am - Morning Rally - morning announcements, special shout outs, birthdays, songs, and of course the OASIS camp CHEER!
9:30-11:00am - Activity 1
11:00-12:30pm - Activity 2
12:30-1:00pm - Lunch.
Lunch at Oasis is a great time for children to spend time with their friends and the Oasis staff. Lunch is our version of "free time".
1:30-3:00pm - Activity 3
3:00-4:30pm - Activity 4
4:30-5:30pm - End of Day/ Goodbye Ritual
Oasis campers have the opportunity to go on at least two off-site field trips throughout the summer. These trips are to exciting, local attractions such as the Bronx Zoo, American Museum of Natural History and Queens Hall of Science. Most trips are within a one hour bus ride from our locations but many are closer, local area favorites!
When Oasis campers are not at off-site trips, campers also have the opportunity to participate in on-site trips, where organizations actually come to us and offer exciting activities right in our own Oasis community! Some of these 'trips' have included the Hey-Ya Brothers (a slapstick comedy team), the Wolf Conservation Center, and traveling science shows from both The Liberty Science Center and Mad Science.
* This typical day outline applies to most Oasis programs except the Downtown short day program and all Teen Travel Programs.