So Many Activities, So Much Fun

At Alsing, campers are encouraged to explore their boundaries. Our program is “challenge by choice,” meaning that while all campers follow a group plan, our Coaches help campers try new activities in a way that helps the camper feel comfortable and confident. With reduced anxiety, most of our campers are able to try things they never expected.

Our activities are a combination of traditional camp activities, listed below, as well as specialty days, field trips, and evening activities.

Activities offered include:

Archery, arts & crafts, theater, woodworking, athletics (GaGa ball, basketball, soccer, capture the flag, ultimate frisbee), indoor rock climbing, fishing, swimming, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, and hiking.

Evening activities include campfires, movie night, counselor hunt (a camper fav!), dances, and the closing talent show where campers show off their skills or simply laugh and clap as a member of the audience – either way, they have a blast and feel an incredible sense of accomplishment as our session is completed.

Specialty Days and Field Trips

Specialty days include theme days such as Marvel Day, Carnival, Olympics, or Star Wars Day, which will be different each session. Campers will also go on one field trip per session for a taste of all that Maine has to offer from the rocky coast to inland mountains, with fun stops in between that might include mini golf, some ice cream or other summer fun.

For our campers who stay for a full 4-week session, we provide a 2-night intersession trip to the beautiful Moosehead Lake region of Maine with yurt living, whitewater rafting, mountain hikes and incredible views.

CAMPI Talks (Conversation About My Personal Interest)

Every camper will have the opportunity, if they want, to present a 5-10-minute talk in front of their peers about something they feel passionately about. In preparation for the talk, campers fill out a planning document that helps them think about why they love this topic and what might be interesting about it to others. The audience then asks questions and there is a lively back and forth as campers get to share about themselves, and we get to know them better. Many of our campers who choose not to present are the best audience members and ask the most insightful questions. Past CAMPI topics include birds, books, Pokemon, arcades, lucid dreaming, and Comic-Con. Regardless of topic, the program offers our campers an amazing opportunity to share what is special about themselves and how they can connect it with others.

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