Meadow Breeze Day Camp at Lexington Christian Academy
We will be hosting two open houses:
Children are more than welcome!
Wednesday, April 24th from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Please feel free to stop by at any time during the open house hours to hear about our camp, and speak with our friendly and knowledgeable staff.
Also this summer we will be offering a hot lunch for every camper for all eight weeks. The meals will be consistent of the following with some small changes that could happen on a individual week basis:
MONDAY - pasta with marinara sauce or butter, served with salad
TUESDAY - chicken nuggets with tater tots and veggies
WEDNESDAY - beef and cheese tacos served with rice and veggies
THURSDAY - choice of ham and cheese or turkey sandwiches with chips and a pickle
FRIDAY - individual deep dish pizza
A Brief Overview of Meadow Breeze Day Camp
Continuing its long tradition of summer camp excellence, Meadow Breeze Day Camp is preparing for Summer 2012!
Camp runs from 9:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m., Monday through Friday. Summer 2013 will start with Week 1 on June 24 and will run for eight consecutive sessions. Extended day options start as early as 7:00 a.m. and run as late as 6:30 p.m.
Campers are divided into groups by age and gender, with the youngest group being 4 years of age and the oldest group being 14 years of age. Each group has at least two college-aged counselors, most of whom are LCA or Meadow Breeze Day Camp alumni. Additionally, all the head counselors are experienced educators. Other employees include former and current faculty, staff, and administration of LCA.
Safety is a critical aspect of each camper’s experience, and Meadow Breeze makes daily efforts to this end. All staff members are required to have CORIs on file, and all lifeguards are certified. A nurse is on-site from 8:30 to 3:45 daily, with all campers being required to have a current physical form on file. Campers with allergies are identified and posted in the kitchen, nurse’s office, and appropriate classrooms. Campers with food allergies are also provided with separate seating during snack and lunch times.
In 1966, Lexington Christian Academy moved to its current location on Bartlett Avenue in Lexington. Grateful for the community’s support, the Academy wanted to give back. LCA opened its campus to the local children and their families, inviting them to come to a structured day camp program and literally enjoy the breezes of the neighboring meadows. It was here that Meadow Breeze Day Camp was born and, years later, is one of the top summer camp experiences for children and families from Middlesex County including; Lexington, Arlington, Bedford, Belmont, Burlington, Cambridge, Waltham, Winchester, Woburn and the rest of the Greater Boston Area.
Shortly after the official start of the Day Camp, the Community Swim & Tennis Club began, offering further opportunities for summer enjoyment.
Over the years, the camp grew to accommodate eight weeks of campers, boys and girls ages 4 through 13. The structured program has grown to include tennis and swimming lessons, archery, sports skills, rock-wall climbing, and a series of “creatives” such as artwork, science experiments, and other academically-oriented programming. Free-choice activities are also arranged and supervised, as well as snack and lunch times.
As the camp grew in function and popularity, “extended day” options were made available to families that needed an early drop-off or late pick-up for their camper(s). Additional programming was also made available, including the current Lions Sports Camps and Summer Academy programs like drama and pottery.