A Day at Camp
Everything Summer Camp Should Be – and More!
Our schedule offers the classic camp activities in a fun and socially-supported environment where campers feel good about themselves and get comfortable trying new things. All activities are “challenge by choice.” Most of our campers participate in all activities with enthusiasm, others need more time to warm up before jumping in a lake or tackling the climbing wall. We use the language from our social-learning curriculum to help campers navigate throughout the day.
Depending on the day, campers will choose their own activities, or move with their GOF (Group of a Feather) to different activities. We want to give campers the freedom to choose what they like to do, while also finding opportunities to expose them to something new that they didn’t know they’d enjoy.
A Sample Day:
Morning Huddle: Go Over the Day’s Schedule, Practice Flexible Thinking and Pre-Problem Solving
Room Cleanup, Activity Prep
1st Activity Period | Arts & Crafts, Ultimate Frisbee, Theater/Drama, Archery
2nd Activity Period | Trail Hike, Climbing Wall, Journaling/Poetry, Woodworking
“Roost” Hour (Resting, Reading, Writing Letters)
3rd Period | Waterfront (Swimming, Kayaking/Paddleboarding, Exploring the Shoreline, Arts and Crafts)
4th Period | Waterfront (Swimming, Kayaking/Paddleboarding, Exploring the Shoreline, Arts and Crafts)
Shower Hour/Free Time (Board Games, Sketching, Gaga Ball, Reading)
Evening Huddle: Group Reflection, Games and Set Up for Evening Activity
Evening Activity (e.g., Campfire, Capture the Flag, Movie Night, Skit Night)
GOF Downtime/Bedtime Prep
Lights Out Juniors
Lights Out Seniors
Special Activities and Field Trips
Campers will also experience special activities and field trips. These specialty days and trips might include GOF Olympics, Clue Scavenger Hunt, mini golf, or a visit to Maine’s incredible coastal state parks and iconic lighthouses.