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Fun at Camp!

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Camp Activities

Life At Camp

Each day at camp invites new adventures, challenges, and fun. Each week we have new and returning campers join our camp family. Since we enroll on a weekly basis, there are campers returning week to week but there are always new fresh faces to meet! We foster a welcoming and warm community so all will feel at home. Each week campers will have an action packed schedule. You can see examples of what we offer  here.

All this as we strive to ensure your campers safety and fun, make the best better, and make memories that last a lifetime.

Here are some thing you should expect at 4-H Camp:

EXPECT FUN, RUSTIC ACCOMDATIONS

Campers are housed in cozy, rustic wood cabins with 6 –12 other campers and 1-2 counselor. There are separate accommodations for boys and girls in each division. The cabins are screened, equipped with lights, smoke detectors and two outlets. Beds and mattresses are provided, but campers must provide their own bedding (see Packing for Camp). Bathrooms are not located in our cabins. Toilets and hot showers are in washhouses nearby.

EXPECT GREAT FOOD AND FUN MEALTIME GATHERINGS

Meals are served family style in Lodge dining hall. Food is plentiful, prepared fresh daily, and there are always additional choices that can be found on our salad bar. Vegetarian/vegan/gluten free options are available during every meal, upon request. To ensure we can enjoy our mealtime and maintain a nice environment campers help clean their section in the mess hall Lodge area after every meal.

EXPECT OUR TRADITIONAL CAMP CANTEEN

The canteen is the “camp store” that campers will visit you during assigned times after lunch on Mondays through Fridays. There is no fee for the canteen, and campers are permitted an item while they enjoy playing in the central camp area. We celebrate our warm summer days with a choice of ice cream (Including dairy free and alternative snacks for campers with allergies) from canteen.

EXPECT TRADITIONAL 4-H ASSEMBLIES AND CEREMONIES

All campers participate in camp assemblies and ceremonies, which are designed to encourage friendship/sharing between new bunkmates and camp friends. These assemblies/traditions include flag raising/lowering, weekly bonfires, songs, and much more! Our ceremonies are inspirational activities that help campers wind-down from their busy day and reflect on things they experienced.

EXPECT CAMPERS TO PARTICIPATE IN CAPERS

At camp, we teach our campers the importance of teamwork, and respecting camp as our living space for the week! Campers work together to keep their cabins and other living areas neat and clean. Campers are assigned to daily “capers” or chores that may include picking up after a group craft, sweeping the lodge floor, setting tables, and helping clear their plates. Living areas are inspected daily by senior staff for general cleanliness, and all sorts of cool awards are distributed for teamwork and excellence.

EXPECT AN OUTDOOR CAMP ENVIRONMENT

Camp is in a rustic, outdoor environment. campers should not be surprised to spot the occasional chipmunk under a cabin, or spider in the bathroom. Respect for all parts of our environment is a part of what we teach our campers during their stay. Be ready to encounter all sorts of nature! Please see our detailed section on Battling Ticks and Mosquitoes for more information on biting insect control at camp.

DO NOT EXPECT RELIGIOUS SERVICES

Although we welcome all religious beliefs, we do not offer any religious services at camp. 

SAMPLE SCHEDULES

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Last updated November 16, 2022