Coed Camp offers a full recreational program for boys and girls ages 8 through 16. Our program seeks to integrate campers and staff in activities and experiences designed to build community through intentional design. Our community is built from over 250 people by sharing spaces, activities, and experiences. Calvary Camp has 22 cabins each housing 8 or 9 campers and 2 counselors. Campers are assigned to cabins by age and share meals with their cabin mates in the dining hall.
All campers participate in games and friendly competition. Morning competition games are organized for small groups by age and gender. Evening competition includes the whole camp family in a single game or activity.
At Calvary Camp we have four time slots for electives; two in the morning and two in the afternoon. An elective is an activity in a program area (Archery, Fine Arts, Tennis, etc.) that meets for one hour each day Monday through Friday of the camping session. On Sunday campers fill out an elective sign-up sheet where they select and rank their choice of available electives for the week. We encourage campers to select their own electives for camp with the guidance of a counselor. We believe this is an important aspect of the camp experience. All campers are then placed into electives based on their selections and rankings. With nearly 200 campers to schedule, we cannot guarantee that all campers will get all of their top choices, but we will work with them to understand their higest proirities. Choices include swimming, swimming instruction, fine arts, tennis, athletics, sailing, canoeing and kayaking, photography, horseback riding, archery, and experiential education with a low ropes course. Campers will receive their elective schedule for the week at breakfast on Monday.
Calvary Camp also offers a Junior Counselor (JC) program for campers 16 years of age. This program allows JCs to mentor campers and shadow counselors in their daily responsibilities. JCs are also paired up with a cabin and establish a relationship with a group of younger campers. Campers who are 15 may participate in our Leader-in-Training (LIT) program. This program encourages campers to explore key characteristics around leadership development. LITs also perform a servant leadership project.
Each day ends with Campfire or Chapel and a time of reflection in each cabin. This is a counselor moderated safe time to talk about many different subjects. Christian faith and spirituality are integrated into all aspects of our life together.