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K-Camp is a nature-based learning experience for children entering kindergarten. This camp provides long periods of uninterrupted time outdoors in rigorous play and includes daily walking field trips throughout Vanderbilt University’s beautiful arboretum. Children enter kindergarten more confident to speak-up, manage their stuff, work collaboratively, and problem-solve with peers.

Click here for a brief overview of K-Camp.

2021 Howdy Form 

2021 Gear List:

  • Backpack (the exact one the child will use in kindergarten)
  • Sports-top water bottle (Clear packing tape a 3” or large photo of child on to it.)
  • Sunscreen of choice.
  • Insect repellant of choice.
  • (Label each item with the child’s first and last name printed clearly in permanent black marker.)


K-Camp is the default Summer 2021 program for all VCFC children turning five years of age by August 15th who will be leaving The Acorn School.

K-Camp Families will be invited to a pizza party in June 2020 (tbd) to meet their camp counselors and chat with alumnae!1