Placing Your Camper in the Right Group

In order to ensure that your camper has the best experience possible, we will work with you so that they are placed in the right group*. We take several factors into account when placing campers:

1)       Grade (as opposed to age)**
Main Side (current 1st – 6th graders)
Teen Side (current 7th-11th graders)
2)      Existing relationships
3)      Balancing new and returning campers
4)      Individual Needs

Help us find the right group* for your camper:

  • SLC ensures that at least one group request will be met per camper (the group request form will be available in February).
  • You will also be able to request that your camper NOT be grouped with another camper. (These requests take precedence.)

*Please Note: Groups are 8 to 12 campers sleeping in up 1-3 cabins and serve as the primary social unit for living, programming and meals throughout the session. SLC does not ensure cabin requests. Campers spend more time with their group than their cabin.

**Campers are put in units (3 to 6 groups) based on grade because of varying school district cut off dates for grade placement.

Main Side Info

Main Side when them are current 1st – 6th graders.

Teen Side Info

Campers are eligible to move to Teen Side when they are current 7th graders.

Campers are eligible to move to Upper Teens if they are current 8th-11th graders