Kindergarten and First Grade

Our division 1 campers will be able to experience and enjoy a variety of activities that are planned just for them! Each day our camper’s schedules are filled with fun and different activities such as swim, a variety of sports, arts and crafts, nature, karate, drama, yoga, cooking and many more! Our instructors customize the activity to the specific age group as well as individual needs of our campers. Each group is led and supervised by a trained and experienced Head counselor who was hand-picked for this leadership position. Each group also has four to five assistant counselors that will help and enjoy the activities along with the campers. Our hot lunch is included with many different alternatives each day along with morning and afternoon snack to keep our campers energized for the day.

Meet the Division Leaders

Boys Division 1: Alison Ivler

Alison is a graduate of Binghamton University and holds a Master of Science in Elementary Education from Hunter College.   She started teaching at an elementary school in New York City and currently teaches fourth grade in the Mamaroneck School District.  Alison has been a member of the Badger community since 2011. She had her first camp experience when she was five in Upstate NY.  Alison loved day camp and went to summer camps every year through college.  In her free time, Alison enjoys running outdoors and spending time with her family.  She has two boys who have attended Badger since they were five years old.  Alison loves seeing her boys around camp and sharing in all the wonderful activities Badger has to offer.

Girls Division 1: Melissa Arena and Audrey Bruno

Audrey has always known that her calling was to work in education. A graduate of St. John’s University with a BA in Elementary Education with a Master’s Degree in Literacy Education from The College of New Rochelle. Audrey began her career in New York City in 1998 as a First Grade Teacher. After her 3-year tenure in the city Audrey spent the next 3 years in the Harrison Central School District where she taught Kindergarten and First Grade. Since 2004, Audrey has been a member of the Mamaroneck School District teaching Kindergarten and First Grade at Mamaroneck Avenue School. One of her greatest joys is hearing from her former students as they reach their formative years and reminiscing on their positive learning experiences in her classroom. This is exactly the reason she became a teacher. In her spare time Audrey enjoys traveling and spending time with her family. Audrey has two young daughters who are excited to be part of the Badger Family.

Melissa is a graduate of Albany University and holds a Master of Science in Elementary Education from Hunter College. She started working with children 20 years ago at a summer camp in upstate New York. She began her teaching career at an elementary school in New York City in 2000. During her tenure in the city, Melissa also worked for Harlem RBI—an inner-city day camp that allows children to play, learn and grow. Additionally, she worked with the summer program at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine on the Upper West Side. In 2005, she came to Westchester to teach at Chatsworth Elementary School in Larchmont where she is currently teaching fifth grade. In her spare time, Melissa enjoys running and is currently training for the Rocky Mountain Half-Marathon. She has two young boys who also attend camp each summer.

Prorgams for our Kindergarten and 1st Grade

Mini-Day: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

AM transportation and lunch provided. (PM transportation available in most areas.)

Full-Day: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

AM & PM transportation and lunch provided.