A Day at Camp
The schedule below is what an average day at camp looks like. Special once-a-week events and all-camp activities like the Counselor Hunt, Carnival, Senior Overnight, Skit Night, and Friday Night Dance aren’t listed here. Curious what a “hopper” is? Or “Scarf” or “Siesta”? You’ll find a handy legend beneath the schedule.
|7:00 a.m.||RISE AND SHINE||EVERYONE|
|10:15 a.m.||SESSION 1|
|Nature Hike||Intermediate Boys and Girls|
|Matt's Program||Senior Boys|
|Arts & Crafts||Juniors|
|Ropes - long pants required||Senior Girls|
|Group 1 Breakout||LTs|
|Junior Girls |
|12:30 p.m.||Twilight Scarf discussion||Twilight scarf recipients|
|1:50 p.m.||SESSION 2|
|Matt's Program||Senior Girls|
|Rocks/Bouldering OR Rappelling||Intermediate Boys|
|Arts & Crafts||Intermeidate Girls & Senior Boys|
|Ropes - long pants required||Junior Boys|
|Frisbee Golf||Junior Girls|
|Group 2 Breakout||LTs|
|3:45 p.m.||SESSION 3|
|Matt's Program||Intermediate Girls|
|Arts & Crafts||Senior Girls & Intermediate Boys|
|Ropes - long pants required||Senior Boys|
|Group 3 Breakout||LTs|
|6:50 p.m.||Twilight Scarf Ceremony||Twilight scarf participants|
|9:30 p.m.||Bed Prep||EVERYONE|
|10:00 p.m.||Night Scarf Ceremony||Night scarf participants only|
|10:00 p.m.||LIGHTS OUT||EVERYONE|
Hoppers: Kangaroos? Kids on pogo sticks? Nah. While the kitchen crew are busy cooking up our delicious meals, we send a rotating squad of helpers to the dining hall to set the tables before the rest of camp arrives to eat. Pretty much everyone at camp has the honor of hopping at least once during the week, including the Program Staff.
Flag: This is one of those fun, multi-meaning words at camp. While one counselor is telling her unit, “We have to be at Flag in 10 minutes,” another counselor is telling his, “We’re doing Flag in 10 minutes.” This is because “Flag” is both a place at camp, as well as a twice-a-day activity at which we raise and lower the flag. To be “doing Flag” means that unit is actually leading the ceremony, versus everyone else who are standing around the flag pole, respectfully watching.
Chapel: Chapel is where we gather after breakfast to to learn a lesson for the day, and to be as one camp.
Scarf: A time of reflection where you can accept challenges at camp, challenges such as the grey scarf challenge, ‘be a good citizen and helpful camper’ or the red scarf challenge, ‘toward sacrifice of time, talent and personal will’. As we take these challenges at camp, we take them home to our families and community, and use them to make the world a better place.
Siesta: Nap time! Most counselors’ and CITs’ favorite part of the day.
Matt’s Program: What is Matt’s program? That there is a question for the ages. The only one that can truly answer this question is Matt. And only the Monday after camp.
LTs: Leader Trainees (age 14-15). Formerly known as Program Aides, or PAs, these young adults are the backbone of camp
Group Breakout: LT specific programs to learn team building and leadership.
Frisbee Golf: Its golf, with a plastic throwing disc!
Rocks/Bouldering: A CJH staff member leads campers on an adventure climbing some boulders.
Ropes: A CJH Staff member teachers campers the proper use of harnesses and how to navigate the obstacle course.
Canteen: SNACK TIME! You know that time of day between Lunch and Dinner where you are feeling peckish? That’s canteen time.
Recall: It’s time to clean up and get ready for flag and dinner!
Twilight: Twilight is when you prepare or finalize your skits for campfire, practice that song you want to sing, or just want to take a moment, relax and take in all that is camp.
Bed Prep: Brush your teeth, put on your PJs, get ready to rest up for your next fun filled day of camp!