Sponsored Content: For the 22nd consecutive year, Wooster School is preparing for the start of its summer camp program. Summer at Wooster \u2014 held on the private school\u2019s campus in Danbury \u2014 \u00a0has expanded in the last two decades, offering new programs, while staying true to its guiding philosophy. \u201cThe goal is to provide a safe environment where campers can have fun and also stimulate their minds,\u201d said Jeff Carone, the director of Summer at Wooster. \u201cWe want them to explore and be creative and have the opportunity to spark their curiosity and interests.\u201d This year\u2019s camp runs from Monday, June 26 through Friday, Aug. 11 and includes seven one-week sessions for students entering grades pre-K through 8th this fall. Campers may attend any or all sessions. The daily camp hours are 9 to 4, with a half-day option of 9 a.m. to noon available for pre-K and kindergarten campers. An extended-day program includes a morning Breakfast Club (8 to 9 a.m.) and an afternoon Fun Club (4 to 6), and may be used on a weekly or daily basis. \u00a0Wooster\u2019s summer program is divided into three age-based groups: Mighty Explorers (pre-K and kindergarten); Trailblazers (1st and 2nd grades); and Generals (3rd through 8th grade). Each group is designed specifically for campers at those age and grade levels. \u201cIn order to emphasize quality, we try to keep the ratio of campers to staff at six to one,\u201d said Carone. \u201cThe summer camp is a reflection of the school itself; including many of the Wooster teachers.\u201d The youngest campers are exposed to different theme-based curricular activities each week. Those activities include music, arts and crafts, beginning sports, group games, movement, nature and themed days. Campers in the Trailblazers and Generals programs have morning and afternoon blocks in which they attend workshops based on several formats: Maker\/STEM, Visual Arts, Exploration, and Recreation. In the Generals program, campers are free to choose which workshops they want to attend. \u201cWe encourage the campers to challenge themselves by exploring new activities but also to choose all the fun stuff they love to do,\u201d said Carone. \u201cCampers are placed with teachers and counselors who are encouraging, kind, and full of energy. Together they embark on daily activities that are fun and stimulating, such as building gumball machines, splashing in the pool, throwing clay in pottery class, doing theater improv, or running around during a camp wide scavenger hunt.\u201d One change this summer comes in the cafeteria. \u201cIn past years, the campers brought bagged lunches,\u201d Carone said. This year our chef at Wooster (Rick Demers) is staying on campus and preparing hot and cold lunches on-site. Of course campers who don\u2019t wish to sign up for that can still bring their own lunch.\u201d As Summer at Wooster staff ready for the season, Carone has a clear vision of what he wants this year\u2019s camp to provide. \u201cI want the campers to wake up every day and be excited,\u201d he said. \u201cAnd then when they return home at night I want them to be thrilled to tell their parents what a great day they had.\u201d For more information, including registration, visit summeratwooster.org.