A Day at Camp
Everything summer camp should be – and more!
A day at Camp Alsing is like a week anywhere else. Each day is filled with a variety of activities that will challenge campers to expand their comfort zones as well as experience success. A day at camp is active, and there is built-in down time for reflection and personal interests. We provide “structured independence,” asking our campers to take responsibility for getting ready for and participating in activities, while we support those who need extra time or reminders to meet expectations.
Our schedule offers the classic camp activities in a safe and socially supported environment and we use the language from our social-learning curriculum to help campers navigate throughout the day.
Clean up and review schedule for the day
Theme of the day; A game that reinforces the day’s theme such as listening with our eyes, thinking like others, or having flexible fun.
1st Period Group Games (Gaga, Capture the Flag, Scavenger Hunt)
2nd Period Swimming instruction
Rest hour, letter writing, showers, reading
3rd Period Drama, or canoeing, or archery, etc. (each cabin group at a different activity)
4th Period Outdoor camping skills
Review of the day and strategy discussion (stop and breathe, find a choice)
Free Time – (Activities available such as camper/counselor tag, arts and crafts, etc.)
All camp evening activity
Back to cabins
During the two-week session, campers will regularly experience special activities such as being on a ropes course, cruising the lake on a pontoon boat, hiking along the shores of North Pond, or cooking in our outdoor pizza oven.