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SPECIALTY CAMPS SAMPLE SCHEDULE

8:30-9:00              Arrival
9:00-9:15              Village Huddle
9:20-10:15            Block 1: Specialized Activities
10:20-11:05          Block 2: Specialized Activities
11:20-12:05          Block 3: Lunch
12:20-1:05            Block 4: Specialized Activities
1:20-2:05              Block 5: Boating
2:20-2:50              Block 6: Recreational Swim
2:50-3:20              Block 6: Unit Time
3:25-3:35              All Camp Flag Ceremony
3:35-4:00              Dismissal

 

Trailblazers

Entering 1-2
One Week Sessions

June 24-28
July 1-5
July 8-12
July 15-19
July 22-26
July 29-August 2
August 5-9
August 12-16        
                         

By joining the Trailblazers, your camper will travel and explore every corner of our camp!  Their adventurous and inquisitive spirits will be celebrated as we discover more about the world we live in!  We will work together to learn basic safety and survival skills needed for the outdoors as well as gain an understanding of the complex ecosystems within our camp environment!  Trailblazers will participate in recreational swim and one traditional camp activity daily.

Pathfinders

Entering 3-4
One Week Sessions

June 24-28
July 1-5
July 8-12
July 15-19
July 22-26
July 29-August 2
August 5-9
August 12-16
 

New this summer is our Pathfinder Specialty Camp!  Each day will be a new adventure in our camp wilderness!  We will work as a team to learn and utilize basic safety and survival skills while gaining a great understanding of our camp home! Campers will also participate in designing and building basic shelters and forts such as: ground level forts, lean-to forts, wicki-ups, leaf huts, and more! All Pathfinders will participate in recreational swim and one traditional camp activity each day.

 

Fort Builders

Entering 5th-7th
Two Week Sessions

June 24-July 5
July 8 - 19
July 22 - August 2
August 5 -16

Spend your days living in a wilderness adventure while constructing imaginative and one of a kind forts!  As a group, campers design and plan their fort each session with guidance from our skilled staff about structure and time challenges.  Campers learn how to select the wood, tie lashings and knots, use tools safely and properly, and utilize different building techniques with our Fort Building experts. 

 

Junior Farmers

Entering 2 & 3
One Week Session
June 24-28, 
July 8-12
Campers will begin their day at camp where they will enjoy a traditional camp morning of activities including recreational swim. Then they will board the bus to Lil’ Folk Farm in Holliston for a farm experience to remember! Junior Farmers will learn all about barnyard animals, including how to safely care, handle, and treat them. Campers will also learn how to lead a pony, llama, and alpaca as well as experience the fun pony and wagon rides have to offer!

 

Horseback Riding

Entering Grades 3-7
One Week Sessions
July 15-19, July 22-26 
July 29 - August 2, August 5-9, August 12-16

In collaboration with Lil’ Folk Farm in Holliston we are pleased to provide this wonderful and unique camp experience. Campers will spend the morning at camp participating in traditional camp activities and recreational swim. After lunch, campers will board the bus with their counselors and head to the farm. Once there, campers will have daily riding lessons in small groups with a trained instructor. Campers also have the opportunity to lead a pony, groom and ride a miniature horse, take bareback rides, and learn how to feed, care for, and bathe horses. Lil’ Folk Farm will provide all the campers with an ASTM certified riding helmet during lessons. Participants are required to bring long pants and closed-toe shoes (preferably with a heel, such as a hiking boot) to wear each day.

 

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