A typical week starts on Sunday afternoon with registration from 3pm-4pm. Counselors work with their campers to build the group community, help them create expectations as a group covenant and get each camper settled. Sunday night campfire gives campers an idea of who's who at camp and shares the basics of what the week will be like. We sing songs, enjoy the fire, laugh at some silly skits and frequently enjoy some s'mores! Each day finishes with a closing prayer time, typically followed by cabin time and lights out.
The rest of the week starts with breakfast at 8am, followed by morning worship, led by our chaplain. Each cabin/sukkah has time after worship to either do their Bible study, a planned activity, or something of their own design.
Lunch is at 12:30 and the afternoon for most camps is Options. Options can include swimming, games, crafts, canoeing, woods romping, fishing, creekwalking, board games, tree climbing, or a variety of other possibilities. There is time in the late afternoon for campers to shower and to hang out together in their cabin group or with others at camp.
Dinner is at 5:30. All meals are served family style in camp or cabin/sukkah groups. In the evenings, we hold camp-wide field games (Capture the Flag and Color Tag are classic favorites) and other activities (like scavenger hunts), typically followed by a campfire at one of our many fire circles. On Wednesday evenings we all meet at St. John's Chapel for a worship service. There is more time for showers and an evening snack before the day ends with closing prayer, cabin time and lights out. Bedtime tends to get easier and easier as the week goes along, because of all the fun we have throughout each day!