Ready, Set, Camp!
General: Ready, Set, Camp is similar to the traditional full week of Coed camp and geared for younger campers (7-12)! Many children and parents can be apprehensive about spending a full week away from home and one another. Families can also be challenged to fit a full week of camp into their busy summer schedules. Ready, Set, Camp seeks to meet both of these needs by affording families a 5-day 4-night program. Campers will enjoy our traditional fast paced camp experience and schedule, only in a shorter period of time! Our days are packed with activities and lots of interaction with others.
Competition: All campers participate in games and friendly competition that are modified from the Coed Camp tribal team system. Morning competition games are organized for small groups by age and gender. During these games, staff members can integrate fundamental skill development for basic athletics like basketball and soccer. Evening activity involves the whole camp family in a single game. At the end of each game counselors and campers shake hands and say a cheer for the opposing team. We believe this teaches grace and humility through sportsmanship.
Elective Activities: There are four time slots for electives; two in the morning and two in the afternoon. An elective is an activity in a specific program area that meets for one hour each day Monday-Friday of the camping session. During Ready, Set, Camp! campers fill out an elective sign-up sheet each morning where they select and rank their choice of available electives for the day. 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 as it helps campers to make decisions about how to spend their time. Choices include swimming, swim instruction, fine arts, fishing, tennis, athletics, photography, farm and environmental education, archery, and experiential education with team-building.
Campfire, Chapel and Devotions: Each day ends with Campfire or Chapel on alternate evenings followed by a time of reflection in each cabin. Counselors prepare an age and gender appropriate activity each night as a way to reflect on their experience that day. Christian faith and spirituality are integrated into all aspects of our life together.
Ready, Set, Camp! Daily Schedule
7:15 am - Wake Up
7:45 am - Waiters/Waitresses to Dining Hall
8:15 am - Breakfast & Elective Sign-Ups
9:00 am - Morning Games
10:00 am - First Elective
11:00 am - Second Elective
11:50 am - Waiters/Waitresses to Dining Hall
12:20 pm - Lunch
1:00 pm - Rest Hour
2:10 pm - Third Elective
3:10 pm - Fourth Elective
4:00 pm - Free Time
4:10 pm - Junior Free Swim
4:40 pm - Senior Free Swim
5:00 pm - Waiters/Waitresses to Dining Hall
5:30 pm - Dinner
6:30 pm - Evening Activity
7:45 pm - Shower Time & Snack
8:30 pm - Campfire or Chapel (Alternate Nights)
9:00 pm - Devotions and Lights Out