The Summerkids day begins at "Campfire."
There's no real fire, we promise. But it is a place where we gather, sing songs,
and watch some CRAZY counselor skits.
Then it's time to pick activities!
Campers choose from about 20 choices...
for each of four periods during a camp day.
Some activities, like archery,
and swimming in our spacious pool
are offered for one specific age group at a time.
(Learn more about our pool and swimming at camp here.)
But most activities are open to campers of all ages!
Each period they have a wealth of choices.
(And each period's set of choices is different.)
The mix of activities includes games, crafts,
traditional and unconventional sports and more.
Campers might make a lanyard,
or build a rocket pack,
or make a hamma bead creation.
They could choose a traditional sport, like basketball,
or something unconventional, like Frisbee Wars.
(We're not even through one period yet!)
There might be "Four Squares of Doom" (one of our many creative camp games)
gathering harvest from our camp garden,
playing in a camp-based Drum Circle,
or cooking in our kitchen, often using fresh ingredients from our garden.
This is tomatillo salsa, paired with homemade tortillas we pressed ourselves.
The day might include playing guitars on our lodge deck,
time on the playground,
and more outdoor games than you can imagine!
We have snack after 1st period,
and lunch after 2nd period.
In between each of the four periods, we gather at campfire,
where counselors entertain ...
with games of their own.
Sometimes we get campers into the act!
Then it's time for another round of activity choices!
There's archery again,
Campers might gather an egg from the camp chickens,
meet a wildlife friend,
make a cork boat and float it in our stream,
dance in our lodge,
or race a pinewood derby car.
We also have "special" camp days, like Carnival Day, an annual favorite,
Enchanted Forest Faire,
the annual Counselor Wiffle Ball game,
We also have special camp games, like EPIC
You might need to have a camper at camp to totally understand it.
The #1 rule of camp is to have fun,
and Pirate Day. (We sprinkle these throughout the summer.)
and that's what we want.
Summerkids is a place where campers make lifelong memories,
and forge enduring friendships.
It's an opportunity to grow and mature,
and try new adventures,
all in a safe and secure environment
that is rich in natural beauty.