THERE'S SO MUCH TO DO!
ACTIVITY AREAS ABOUND!
Four days a week we have Activity Days (Special Activities, Trips & Hikes take up our other days).
On Activity Days, campers choose two of the five daily activities ("Camper Choice Periods"); the remaining three are done as a cabin group.
Hover over any activity to learn more about it!
Perhaps the most popular camp activity across the country! Campers will fire arrows in their very first archery period after a safety/instruction talk. Led by certified, Level 1 Instructors and experienced counselor assistants, campers get to learn about use and care of the archery equipment as they fire arrows daily at our 36” and 48” round targets.
All cabin groups will spend an afternoon on the low ropes course participating in challenge initiatives and working on group development, cooperation, appropriate risk-taking and teamwork. The six elements allow for ongoing and measurable personal and group growth.
Not for the faint-of-heart, the Zip-line is a progressive programming option for those campers who have demonstrated climbing tower proficiency and are ready for another challenge. Set in the towering pines above camp, the long climb up is rewarded by an amazing flight down (all on belay and managed by our certified ropes course instructors, of course!)
ARTS & CRAFTS
The Arts & Crafts building is a bright and open work space to try new things, learn new techniques and make new friends. Often accompanied by music, the creative offerings change by the week. If it's made of beads, string, paint, glue, markers, paper, lanyard or pretty much any other creative media, you'll find it at A&C!
BUGS & DIRT
Nature activities...but buggier and dirtier. Our program takes advantage of the entire 152 acre property that includes a variety of habitats for animals and plants. Utilizing webcams to keep track of animal movement around campus daily, the Bugs & Dirt program leverages technology to track down and learn about the species we are lucky to have on camp.
If you haven’t played Gaga, you’re missing out. Fast-paced and exciting, Gaga is a cross between several games like SPUD, dodgeball, handball and tag. It's great for all ages and games are over in just five minutes, then everyone is back in for the next round.
Another creative activity at camp! Multimedia includes opportunities for digital photography, video creation, stop-motion animation, and storytelling combined with areas on camp, special activities and trips. Use digital equipment to create social media content and tell the story of your camp experience!
The swimming program includes both Recreational and Instructional swim periods. Campers learn how to swim, improve their skills, and also get to splash around, stay cool and use our Rope Swing every day. We’re lucky to have a 2,600 square foot pool as well as our stream fed Lily Pond. Certified lifeguards oversee all waterfront activities.
The 32’ three-sided wooden climbing tower offers something for everyone - first-time to advanced climbers. Climb up, check out the memorable view over camp at the top, and rappel down - all on belay safely managed by our certified instructors. Campers are not required to climb the tower but they may choose to spend time there supporting their friends and bunkmates too.
Athletics programming spans a huge range of sports, games, and skill development opportunities. Volleyball, soccer, basketball, four square, nine-square-in-the-air, touch football, rugby, Ultimate frisbee, capture the flag, and wiffleball are some of the favorites.
A daily option for campers, woodworking exposes them to tools and techniques that are no longer available as part of school programs or in home workshops. Carving (safely) has been a focus of our woodworking program recently and campers will most definitely bring something home that they’re proud of and that they hand-made themselves!
Our giant Theater, complete with stage, backstage and prop room, is host to our drama program. In this activity, campers get to take on new roles, learn the funniest improv games, and create exciting performances. These are showcased in small groups or at evening program in front of the whole camp.
In addition to the weekly trips each cabin takes to the far reaches of our forested campus, in this activity area campers learn campfire building, practice reading maps and learn how to track using compasses. It's old-fashioned outdoor living skills and it's super fun!
Ever made bread? You will! We'll teach you. Camper in the Iron Chef activity make fresh bread every day for camp and have other opportunities to learn and participate in making the good things we eat. Iron Chef is our cooking activity - mixed with a little music and a lot of fun!