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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. 

Nature Educators:


Pam McColl 
K-Camp Coordinator


Kassidy Anguiano
18th Avenue Child Care Center


Marybeth Briney
Lead Teacher
19th Avenue Child Care Center


2019 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.
  • Bug spray 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 2019 program for all VCFC children turning five years of age by August 15th who will be matriculating to Kindergarten in 2019.