While Camp Discovery serves older children, an off shoot from that Elkton Parks and Recreation camp caters to the very young.
Cheyne Hudson, recreation coordinator for the Town of Elkton explained that Camp Discovery for pre-schoolers serves those ages two to five. Sessions for the tots are held once each in the months of June, July, and August.
Last week's camp theme was "Under the Sea". Wednesday's activity consisted of making jellyfish art work. "We also have snack, craft, and our worksheet was the letter J for jellyfish," said Hudson.
Play-Doh keeps small hands occupied for a brief time.
"It's difficult keeping them busy. We play parachute. We have to be on our toes," said Hudson. There are also mini trampolines for jumping, collapsible tunnels for navigating, chalk for writing, and bubbles for blowing.
"They really like to do crafts," said Hudson. "And they really like to do it themselves. They are learning to put glue on the paper and are very independent. They listen and follow directions for the most part."
The key to working with children this young is non-stop activities.
Cierra Young, 16, works at the camp. "This is better than being at home. They keep me entertained," said Young.