Activity Category: Sports
Our overnight programs are fun and exciting learning opportunities every young person should be able to experience! Campers and staff members grow close by sharing a variety of exciting group activities. Campers also have a chance to enjoy some independence as they make decisions and choices about what things to do throughout each day. Children ages 7 to 16 can attend resident camp and are encouraged to try new activities, make new friends, take new challenges and have a GREAT time!
Groups of six to nine children make up cabin groups, who along with their counselor, eat meals, enjoy activities and become great friends. We accommodate requests for friends to stay in the same cabin and also encourage campers to form new friendships. The kids have plenty of time to play and have fun, make friends, enjoy each other’s company and also learn a little responsibility by helping keep camp clean and organized. Swimming, archery, arts and crafts, drama, canoeing, horseback riding, sports, games, campfires, singing, are some of our core activities, but we also add weekly themes that make each week unique. These themes vary from “Pirate Week” to “Water Week” to many other themes that you choose when you sign up. The themes don’t change the core activities offered, just enhance them and make them more FUN! As an example, during “Pirate Week” campers in canoe class might be ambushed by “Pirates” or kids who attend “Great Expedition Week” may get the opportunity to go on a tent camping trip if they choose and the weather allows. As you look at each week, choose the theme that fits you the best, but know you will have a great time and get to do many of our great core activities no matter which week you choose!!!
Daily Schedule and Activities
Resident campers are involved in as many activities as possible while still having a chance to also rest and relax. Kids attend 4 one-hour, small-group sessions based upon their ranking of their favorite camp activities. Throughout the week large group activities are offered based upon the weekly theme. These whole camp activities include sports, educational programming, free-time, and theme specific programs or activities. Campfire ends each day, which allows the entire camp community to sing and settle for the night!
Campers usually spend one hour in daily activities. We, however, know kids enjoy specific areas so we have created focus areas. These focus areas allow campers to spend extra time in their favorite activity area. For an additional $50 per week, campers can choose to spend extra time in one of three focus areas. Focus areas are ONLY available to resident campers attending “The Great Expedition” and “Surf’n Safari” resident camps. You can sign up for this option during the registration process. Campers can choose from the three following areas: Horseback Riding * Waterfront * Teambuilding