Base Camp is our one week traditional camping program that offers a well-balanced schedule of activities to suit the interests of any camper. The morning is spent participating in activity rotations with their cabin and in the afternoon during “Truddy Time” campers can choose which activities they participate in. Base campers are in cabins in grade-group based divisions.
|Division||Grade in Fall 2020|
|2nd, 3rd, 4th|
|Division||Grade in Fall 2020|
|7th, 8th, 9th|
|10th, 11th, 12th|
Each division has programs and activities suitable for that grade group. This offers the best “all round” camping experience to create fun, exciting and memorable time that will have a profound impact on any young persons life.
A Sample Daily Schedule
Tuesday-Friday mornings campers rotate through activities with their cabin group. Schedules are planned by camp leadership but also allow room for the counselors and campers to schedule in their own fun as a group consensus. Both give the cabin group the chance to enjoy each other and cultivate friendships.
Every division will have the opportunity to take part in multiple hikes including our signature waterfalls (Rainbow Falls and Showerbath), have a free swim at the waterfront, enjoy 1-2 counselor led activities, and work together to complete the requirements for “Cabin of Excellence”. Please see the list below for additional activities that each division has schedule for 1 of the 8 morning time blocks.
- D1: indoor rock climbing, target sports, animal center, arts and crafts
- D2: zip line, archery, arts and crafts,
- D3: high ropes level 1, riflery, paddle sports, hatchet throwing
- D4: paddle sports, high ropes level 2, shooting sports
Please note: the list above is a division schedule. It does not list the only activities that are available to a campers division. For a list of activities that each division CAN participate in, please click HERE.
After rest hour is Camper Choice Time! A list of 8-12 activity options are given at lunch and then campers decide what they would like to participate in. They travel in groups of 3 or more to the different staff or LDP led activities. There are also staff floaters stationed around camp property to make sure kids can find the activities and assist with any problems that may arise. Campers can rotate to as many or as few activities as they would like and we encourage just that. This helps campers learn autonomy of choice which is a great life skill.
All activities are staff led and supervised. Activity goals include making the activity interesting and fun for the camper, helping the camper develop and refine skills in the activity area, and encouraging the camper to set goals and challenge themselves.
An example of an afternoon camper choice schedule is as follows
- Open swim
- Rock Throwing
- Tie Dye
- Water zip
- Ultimate Frisbee
- Outdoor cooking
- Nature center
- Various counselor led clubs (fort building, fairy party, skits, art show, water games etc)
- Store open
Please note: The activities that are available each day vary to keep it new and interesting. Division requirements still apply during camper choice time. For a list of activities that each division can participate in, please click HERE.
Each night there is a program for the interaction of the cabin group, the division group, or the entire camp. Some nights offer events for small group bonding with the others in a camper’s cabin. Other nights bring the entire camp together as one large family: talent shows; group games like Capture the Flag or Revenuers & Moonshiners; or fun filled campfires with songs, skits, sharing and special memories. Finally, the last part of each camper’s day is spent in the cabin just before lights out. This time is used for campers and counselors to go over the days events or discuss topics of interest. Inspirational vespers help put closure to the end of each camper’s day and adds a very special meaning to camp for everyone.
- Sundays: Opening Campfire
- Mondays: All camp game and Chapel
- Tuesdays: D3/D4 packout, D1/D2 combined evening program
- Wednesdays: D2 packout, D1 and D3/D4 separate evening program
- Thursdays: D1 packout, D2/D3 combined and D4 separate evening program
- Fridays: Closing Campfire