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AGES 3 & 4

Our Banner Beginnings program meets the individualized needs of preschool age campers with the perfect blend of nurture and adventure.

Two girl campers smiling holding balloons

Program Area

Safe, Scaled-Down Equipment

Led by Early
Childhood Specialists

3-to-1 Camper to Counselor Ratio


We are committed to making a positive impact on our camper’s social, physical and emotional development. Banner is more than just fun – it is an opportunity to build a foundation for future success.


Two girl campers holding a softball bat and a softball glove

Banner teaches our youngest campers sport specific skills in a nurturing environment helping them experience success and build self-esteem.

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Gymnastics
  • Kickball
  • Pillo Polo
  • Soccer
Girl camper smiling as she swings in a swing

Adventure activities offer a chance for campers to take safe risks and try new things which leads to greater self-confidence and resiliency.

  • Balance Bikes
  • Banner 100
  • Junior Wall
  • Plasma Cars
  • Zip Line
Boy camper with goggles in the pool with a staff member

Banner’s top-notch swim program and junior lake provides water fun for every level of swimmer. Daily swimming helps campers make progress and learn important safety skills.

  • Bumper Boats
  • Fishing
  • Lake
  • Swim Instruction
  • Waterslides
Two girl campers playing in a playhouse

Time spent at our Banner playgrounds and imaginative play areas provides our youngest campers with a time to express their creativity, work together and make new friends.

  • Banner Builders
  • Banner Farm
  • Bannerville
  • Nature
  • Playgrounds
  • Sandbox
  • Storytelling
Girl camper doing arts and crafts with the help of a staff member

Banner’s arts program gives campers a wide variety of age appropriate creative and performing arts activities, teaching campers new skills and ways of expressing themselves.

  • Arts & Crafts
  • Cooking
  • Creative Creations
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Songs
  • STEM
  • Yoga
Female counselor with young camper at the farm

A Typical Day

Every day at Banner is a new and fun adventure. Campers experience a wide variety of activities like arts, adventure, swimming and sports. As campers grow, so do their opportunities to make individual activity choices. Each of Banner’s programs is intentionally developed with skill building in mind. Banner really is more than just fun! We’d love to share more about each of our activities and what makes Banner so unique.

Female Leadership Team member sits with male camper
Program Team

Dedicated Educators Leading The Way

At Banner, a team of more than 30 dedicated educators and camp professionals are committed to ensuring that each camper receives the highest level of care. From planning and participating in activities, to supervising and guiding staff, to addressing individual camper needs, Leadership Team members are devoted to making the Banner experience the best it can be.