Day in the Life of a Camper

Regular Schedule

Time Activity Description
8:00-8:15 Early Bird A chance for everyone to take an early dip in the lake and earn cabin points!
8:30-9:00 Breakfast A different main course is served every day, but cereal, toast, yogurt, fruit, coffee, milk, and various juices are always available
9:00-9:40 Clean-up Each cabin cleans up a specific area of camp following a cycle; one’s own cabin must also be tidied every day for cabin points
9:45-10:45 Activity 1 A cycle through the list of daily activities (see Camp Programs for details)
10:45-11:45 Morning Program The camp is usually split into two or three groups to either do a game in the lake, in the woods, or at the sports field
11:45-12:15 Free Swim A period for everyone to cool off in the lake or to hang out in the downtown area, where ping pong tables, chess and checker sets, skip ropes, guitars, various balls, etc. are available
12:30-1:15 Lunch A different main course is served every day (including vegetarian/other dietary restriction options), but there is also a center table with salads, various vegetables, fruits, macaroni, potatoes, etc. Dessert is served after the meal
1:30-2:15 Rest Period Everyone goes up to the hutline to take a nap, relax, or just chat
2:15-3:30 Special-interest Program (S.I.P.) Various activities that change every session, run by the counselors. Each S.I.P. is pitched on the first day and campers decide which one to join thereafter (this choice can be switched midway through the session)
3:30-4:00 Snack Everyone heads downtown, where fruit trays have been brought down. Canteen is also served (on the designated days) during this period
4:00-5:05 Activity 2 Another cycle through the list of daily activities (see Camp Programs for details)
5:05-5:45 Free Swim Another period for everyone to cool off in the lake or to hang out downtown
6:00-6:45 Supper A different main course is served every day (including vegetarian/other dietary restriction options), but there is also a center table with salads, various vegetables, fruits, macaroni, potatoes, etc. Dessert is served after the meal
7:00-7:45 Cabin Interest Each cabin has the opportunity to decide amongst themselves what to do after supper (e.g. baking, diving, going to the mud pit, one of the daily activities, etc.)
7:45-9:00 Evening Program Usually a competitive game in the woods/sports field between all the cabins, with cabin points awarded. Otherwise, various sports are played at the sports field, basketball, and dodgeball courts.
9:00-9:30 Campfire Everyone heads to the firepit, where a fire is started and everyone makes a circle around it while singing campfire songs. Fruits are also available downtown during this period.
9:30 Hutline Ages 12 and Under The younger cabins go up to the hutline at this time to prepare for bedtime
10:00 Hutline Ages 13 and Over The older cabins go up to the hutline at this time to prepare for bedtime
10:30 Lights Out All All cabins turn off the lights to go to sleep

Rainy-Day Schedule

In the event of rain, campers stay indoors and do co-op games, coloring, sports, board games, art, or literacy.

Waterfront Schedule

In the event of very hot weather, campers can choose to do a variety activities near or on the water, such as swimming, canoeing, kayaking, volleyball, etc.

Theme Day Schedule

The regular schedule is also ignored during theme days, which occur once every session. After rest period, campers are assigned to their new groups for the day, comprising of kids of all ages. They then compete together in games pertaining to the theme of the day (e.g. Hallowe’en, carnival, etc.).