|A day in the life|
|Written by Administrator|
|Sunday, 09 January 2011 16:11|
A Day in the Life at Camp Hendon
7:30 Early Risers-Each day of camp begins with an optional pre-breakfast activity for campers that are excited to get the day off to a fun start! Activity choices include fishing at the boat dock, free play in the gym, working on a car for the Bowling Green 500 in woodshop, or heading to the Fun Center to play air hockey or pool.
8:30 Breakfast –During meals, campers and staff eat for the first half an hour and then dance or sing for the second half.
9:30 Lodge Clean-Up- We strive for a clean and safe environment, but also one that’s fun! Campers take part in maintaining their lodge as a team before enjoying their morning activities.
10:00 Morning Rotations- Throughout the morning, each lodge will travel to assigned program areas as a group. While the program counselors facilitate theme related activities, den counselors are on hand to play alongside or assist the campers with the morning’s activities as needed. Campers are encouraged the work together or as individuals during each rotation, developing new skills or working to increase a previously learned skill. During any given morning, the lodge will attend one of the following program rotations:
· The Art Barn, which includes Cooking, Arts& Crafts and the Woodshop
· Boating & Fishing and the Horse Barn
· Fun Center (bowling) and Archery
· Theater and Nature
· The Swimming Pool and Fun & Games in the gym
12:30 Lunch- This meal is a more mellow version of breakfast in which we prepare to transition the campers to siesta (rest time). Campers will learn camp songs and get a chance to be recognized or recognize a peer with a “pat on the back.”
1:30 Siesta- Here at camp, we keep a busy schedule! As campers may not be used to the active routine and exertion of camp, rest is an important factor in helping kids participate in camp throughout the entire day. Campers can take a nap, relax in their beds or write a letter home.
3:10 Afternoon Rotations- Each afternoon, campers enjoy half-camp swim and a self-selected free choice activity. The free choice activities change daily and can range from practicing a stage day skit in the theater, going on a bug hunt in Nature or participating in a fishing derby at the boat dock.
6:00 Dinner- After the meal is complete we dance! We also have a chance to get everyone pumped up for the evening activity.
7:30 Evening Program- Each evening activity is different and many are the highlights of the camper’s week at camp! Activities include campfires, a talent show, carnival, concert by area musicians, a dance party, or the ever popular Messy Games (an all-camp food fight)!
9:00 Campers return to Lodges- Younger cabins will take the next 30 minutes to do their evening routine before bed. This includes brushing teeth and showers, figuring out interest in early risers for the next morning, as well as den-specific quiet or reflective activities such as silent bear, a question ball, a compliment wall or a den chat.
9:00 Older Camper Evening Program -The older campers are treated to additional programming as a reward for their maturity and leadership on camp. Lodge counselors help to create unique and theme related activities, allowing for continued socialization and team building.
9:30 Younger Camper Lights Out!
10:30 Oldest Camper Lights Out!
Of course, lots of snacks, treatment for lows, blood sugar checks, and medication and insulin adjustments too.
|Last Updated on Sunday, 09 January 2011 22:55|