As much as each day usually follows the same basic schedule, every one is also packed full of new and exciting things—no two are ever exactly alike! Especially if we’ve planned some kind of special event….
7:00 – Wake up!
7:25 – Morning circle. We start our day with the 4-H pledge and a pledge to the earth, before moving onto offerings to the circle by a couple of cabin groups – songs, games or whatever the cabins would like to share with camp. Finally we share any exciting nature sightings we’ve had and do a ‘pulse’ to get us energized!
7:35 – Breakfast
8:30 – Community Chores. Each cabin group works together and contributes back to the running of our camp community.
9:00 – Morning focus begins. We stay with the same focus group all week, giving everyone the chance to go a little more in-depth, learning and practicing some new skills or getting stuck into a bigger project.
11:00 – Morning recreation time. Free choice of swimming, field games, lawn games, hanging out with friends or indoor games.
Counselors are up at the field to play referee for a game of ultimate frisbee; at the waterfront to guard for swimming; in the dining hall to help set out games or write a letter home and on the lawn, which is a great place to be if you just want to talk and hang out. Sometimes the art center is open to work on special crafts. It’s free time!
12:00 – Lunchtime
1:00 – Siesta. A quieter time in camp, spent together with your cabin group. A great time to read, write letters, play on the lawn, do crafty things, explore the woods a little more or even take a nap!
1:45/2:15 – Meet to choose your afternoon activities. Electives change every day and allow our counselors to get creative in offering different activities. Each period of electives offers many choices, so whether you’re feeling the need to run around, be crafty, go on an adventure or find out more about the plants and animals – there’s usually something for everyone.
5:00 – Afternoon recreation time. Another hour of free-choice time.
6:00 – Dinner
6:45 – Songs & suggestions. Followed by the announcement of what the evening activity will be.
7:00 – Evening program. Mondays traditionally include game of capture-the-flag and Thursdays are a campfire. Tuesdays and Wednesdays can range from a pirate adventure on the seven seas, to helping Harry Potter rescue his friends, to a rock concert, to… well the possibilities are endless!
9:00 – Back to cabins. Quiet time begins for the evening. Cabin groups share stories from their day and maybe have a game of cards before settling down for the night, often accompanied by bedtime stories.