Between adventures, campers live in cabins of six boys and two counselor-guides. Each day, campers sign up for the in-camp activities they want to do. This is done individually (not as a cabin) so that boys have a chance to socialize with campers of all ages outside their cabin groups.
Experience is NOT necessary to participate in any of the in-camp activity options. Start with the basics and progress through a merit-badge type system, earning awards (pins) for accomplishing certain requirements and demonstrating knowledge and safety at each level.
Though it may be one of Camp's oldest activities, the River Swing is often the first thing campers (and staff) want to do when they arrive. Because our river is lined with granite banks, the depth of the shore is instantly deep. This allows for a number of cool water activities such as the swing.
White Lightning is our water-slide and probably the most famous structure on the Seagull River. It starts at the top of Camp and curves through the tree shooting riders out at the bottom.
Our waterfront is much like a water park. Campers will have ample time to jump on the trampoline, test their skills on the log-roll, relax on the water mat and/or see how far they can run on the slippery log before falling into the water.
At the rifle range we use air-rifles and adopt the scoring system of the Civilian Marksmanship Program. Campers start with the basics and compete against themselves to move through the ranks. Earning pins for their hats at each level.
Down at the Archery Range, campers learn the safety and technique of shooting arrows with a bow. Individually, campers will progress up a merit scale based on USA Archery's Junior Olympic Archery Development program.
Sounds like a simple skill, but once a camper is able to balance on the line the possibilities seem endless. Walking the line, turning around, jumping and even the way you get on to the line are all within reach.
Because Camp lies on a lazy river, campers are easily able to navigate a paddle board up and down the shoreline. This is often where you will see a moose or bear coming to the edge for a drink or a river otter playing on the rocks.
This is one of the campers' favorite sign-up activity. With a different art/craft offered each day, boys will learn how to make friendship-bracelets, tie flies, work with leather, sand art, duct-tape wallets and much more.