Daily Schedule at Camp
Every camper’s daily schedule typically includes six different activities. Some activities encourage and allow campers to learn new skills, whereas others are “just for fun.” For the first week, campers will stay within their cabinmates to form a strong, close-knit community. They move from activity to activity as a group, creating a backbone of support as they try new things and build their confidence. The second week, cabins are able to create their own schedule, gently guided by their counselors and our directors. This allows them to reach out and make even more friends in other cabins and expand the breadth of their confidence, resilience, and spirit.
Stella loved everything about it—the food, the counselors, the activities, and the friends she made! She had such a fantastic experience that she didn’t want to come home! – Leigh & Chuck Heimes, Savannah, GA
Below is a quick look at a sample day at camp:
|7:30 am||Wake-up bell / morning clean-up|
|9:00 a.m||Lakeside assembly|
|9:20 – 10:10 a.m||1st period|
|10:15 – 11:05 a.m||2nd period|
|11:10 – 12:00 p.m||3rd period|
|12:05 – 12:55 p.m||Hypetivity|
|1:45 – 2:45 p.m||Downtime|
|2:50 – 3:40 p.m||4th period|
|3:45 – 4:35 p.m||5th period|
|4:40 – 5:30 p.m||6th period|
|5:35 – 6:15 p.m||Gym & swim|
|7:15 p.m||Evening program|
|8:40 p.m||Evening circle|
|9:00 p.m||Call to quarters|
|9:30 – 9:45 p.m||Lights out|
Every day begins with the cabin coming together to prepare for the day. Campers work together to clean their cabin and pack their day packs before heading to the dining hall for a hot, tasty breakfast.
After breakfast, all of our campers gather in the amphitheater by the lake for songs, skits, and daily announcements.
This is a “free choice” period that allows campers time to improve skills in that activities that interest them most, whether it’s mountain biking in the Enchanted Forest, playing tennis, paddling a SUP, or creating masterpieces in arts and crafts!
In a high-energy environment, it’s necessary to schedule a little down time so that campers can unwind, take a nap, make a friendship bracelet, write home, read, or just relax in a hammock.
Gym & swim
This is another free-choice period where campers gather with many friends to swim, zoom down the mountain slide, bounce off the Blob, play mini golf, or hang out in the treehouses. This is less focused on skills and more about “free play.”
Every evening program is exciting, unique, fun, and a highlight of everyone’s day. Some of our camp-wide games include Rainbow Tag, Farkle, Capture the Flag, Gold Rush, the Pinnacle Talent Show, Counselor Hunt, and Campfire.
Each night concludes with evening circle, where cabins discuss the “pluses and deltas” of the day, plan the next day’s activities, celebrate their community, and participate in the Pinnacle Hat Ceremony. Every evening circle is a powerful and special experience that emphasizes our culture of kindness, respect, and collaboration.