We have developed a schedule that allows Resident and Day Camp cohorts to rotate through the shared programming spaces so that no more than one cohort is using a particular location at one time. Resident Camp cohorts will rotate through four program blocks daily with three class choices available per block. Note, campers will have some flexibility from day to day in most activities, however, activities with increased safety precautions or that are project based (archery, woodworking, rocketry, MYO walking stick) will be a commitment for the week.
Please note: When signing up for classes with age restrictions, campers must be required age before attending camp. If signing up for C.I.T. campers must be the required age by July 1st.
Sports and Recreation
Sports and Recreation- Come on out and play. Active sports such as spud, volleyball, nukem, kickball, basketball, soccer, dodgeball, and other fun games will be offered. Learn some rules, sportsmanship, and strategy for these sports.
Swimming - Learn to swim or improve your swimming skills while having a lot of fun. Classes will be taught using the Red Cross guidelines.
Archery - Beginning archers will learn range safety and follow range commands as they learn to shoot a bow and arrow the correct way. Experienced archers will learn and hone in on their shooting techniques, safety, and have fun along the way. From target shooting, spelling challenges, and games, and more. Participants will use Genesis or Recurve bows, dependent on skill level. Campers must be 8 years old by January 1st to take this class. Campers may NOT bring their own bows.
Arts and Crafts- Take something home with you from camp. A creative atmosphere where kids will produce several projects using a variety of materials.
Drama- Would you like to have a part in a production? Campers get the chance to act, help make costumes, create the set, and do make-up. Whatever your part, there will be fun for all, with a special event created by your group to perform on Friday for the camp audience. In addition to the group productions, campers can have a blast playing improv games as they work.
Make your Own (MYO) Walking Stick - Spend the week shaping, decorating, and personalizing a walking stick to take home with you. Sanding, wood burning, wrapping, and capping will all be options yo make your stick your own. Learn the pros and cons of different types of wood that can be used and even practice some tree ID around camp.
Fishing - In this class campers will learn how to prepare for and go fishing. From the very basics of baiting a hook and casting a rod to learning different kinds of fish, their habitats, lures, and techniques, this class offers a fun fishing experience for all ages. Campers will practice catch and release fishing in the pond near camp and take a hike to the nearby Delaware River for a fishing adventure. Campers may bring their own rod and tackle box if they wish, but this is not necessary.
Nature- Don't be afraid to get dirty and have some fun. Explore your surroundings, learn about different plants and animals, take a hike in the woods, go birdwatching, check out the river shallows for small creatures, and maybe even dissect an owl pellet. Bring some old shoes and join us for a good time.
Outdoor Skills – If you want to have fun and learn skills as you explore the outdoors, then this is the class for you. Campers will have a fire building contest, explore shelter-building, blaze trails through the bamboo forest, identify common plants and animal tracks, and much more! Bring your sense of adventure and a pair of good hiking shoes.
Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (S.T.E.M.)
Rocketry - This class teaches campers how to safely build, paint, and launch their own rocket. Age requirements are as follows: level 1 (age 10+) level 2 (age 12+) level 3 (age 14+).
Science – Campers will learn about important science safety and participate in several experiments before learning about how it all came together. In the past campers have built a DNA helix, made crystals, worked with microscopes, mixed up a batch of diesel fuel, made bouncy balls, and mini explosions! Come science with us.
Woodworking - We have the tools to make it happen in our science center workshop. Campers will use basic hand tools and some power tools to make and take home a woodworking project. We will spend a day learning about workshop safety and how to use the various tools in the workshop with proper safety procedures. In the past we have made tool boxes, birdhouses, a bookshelf, and more.
This year, we invite everyone to join us with submissions to the weekly camp newspaper by interviewing their counselors, writing an article or short story, thinking up fun horoscopes, polling the camp, making an art page, writing a poem, and more. Maybe your work will be uploaded to the camp newspaper blog.
*Information on our Counselor in Training Program is coming soon. Please stay tuned.