What Can I Do At Camp? Camp Age Groups

The following is a generalized list of age-specific programs, it is NOT a comprehensive collection of what is offered to each age group.  As a camper returns each year, the trip and activity offerings change to include more age-specific offerings so that there's always something new to try no matter how long you've been coming to camp.  If you have any further questions about activities or trips offered, please feel free to call camp.


The Acorns

 
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Boys & Girls Ages 6-7

  • Canoeing

    • Learn how to put on lifejacket, hold paddle, enter and exit canoe and do basic strokes

  • Fishing

    • Learn to bait hook, how to handle a rod, cast with bamboo rod

  • Board Games

    • Checkers, chess

  • Fire Starting

    • Flint and steel, magnifying glass, mirror

  • Sports

    • Kickball, softball, soccer

  • Wood Shop

    • Learn to cut a straight line with coping saw, use clamp, sand paper, paint

  • Science & Nature

    • Leaf ID, stream hikes, rock ID

  • Swimming

    • From intro to swimming through basic strokes

  • Challenge Course

    • Low challenge course, bouldering wall

  • Horsemanship

    • Intro to English Riding

  • Overnight Campout

    • Close to main camp lodge/ restrooms

  • Service Projects

    • Clear trails, spread wood chips


The Sprouts

 
 

Boys & Girls Ages 8-9

  • Canoeing

    • Learn how to put on lifejacket, hold paddle, enter and exit canoe, basic strokes, maneuverability on flat water, off site flat water trips

  • Fishing

    • Learn to bait hook, how to handle a rod, cast with bamboo rod, put line on rod, remove fish from hook, spincasting reel use, half day fishing trip

  • Board Games

    • Checkers, chess, king’s court

  • Fire Starting

    • Flint and steel, magnifying glass, mirror, fire pump

  • Sports

    • Kickball, softball, soccer, tennis, basketball

  • Wood Shop

    • Learn to cut a straight line with coping saw, use clamp, sand paper, paint, curved cuts, hand drill use

  • Science & Nature 

    • Leaf ID, stream hikes, rock ID, terrariums, rockets

  • Swimming

    • From intro to swimming through advanced strokes

  • Challenge Course  

    • Low challenge course, bouldering wall, rock climbing walls

  • Horsemanship

    • English Riding based on ability

  • Overnight Campout

    • More distant, may cook own breakfast

  • Service Projects

    • Pull weeds and invasive species, trail maintenance


The Saplings

 
 

Boys & Girls Ages 10-12

  • Canoeing

    • Learn how to put on lifejacket, hold paddle, enter and exit canoe, basic strokes, maneuverability on flat water, moving water trips

  • Fishing 

    • Learn to bait hook, how to handle a rod, cast with bamboo rod, put line on rod, remove fish from hook, spincasting reel use, fly casting, whole day fishing trips

  • Board Games 

    • Checkers, chess, king’s court, army checkers, chinese checkers

  • Fire Starting 

    • Flint and steel, magnifying glass, mirror, fire pump, bow drill, fire building

  • Sports 

    • Kickball, softball, soccer, tennis, basketball, ultimate frisbee, speedball, volleyball

  • Wood Shop 

    • Learn to cut a straight line with coping saw, use clamp, sand paper, paint, curved cuts, hand drill use

  • Science & Nature 

    • Leaf ID, stream hikes, rock ID, terrariums, rockets, animal tracks, edible plants

  • Swimming 

    • From intro to swimming through advanced strokes

  • Challenge Course 

    • Low challenge course, bouldering wall, rock climbing walls, high ropes course, rappelling

  • Horsemanship

    • English Riding based on ability, opportunity for Riding Overnight

  • Overnight Campout

    • Opportunity to go on overnight backpacking trip in Arboretum, camp stove cooking

  • Service Projects

    • Planting and maintaining landscape trees and plants, brush clearing


The Mighty Oaks

 
 

Boys & Girls Ages 13-15

  • Canoeing

    • Learn how to put on lifejacket, hold paddle, enter and exit canoe, basic strokes, maneuverability on flat water, moving water trips

  • Fishing

    • Learn to bait hook, how to handle a rod, cast with bamboo rod, put line on rod, remove fish from hook, spincasting reel use, fly casting, whole day fishing trips 

  • Board Games

    • Checkers, chess, king’s court, army checkers, chinese checkers 

  • Fire Starting

    • Flint and steel, magnifying glass, mirror, fire pump, bow drill, fire building 

  • Sports

    • Kickball, softball, soccer, tennis, basketball, ultimate frisbee, speedball, volleyball 

  • Wood Shop

    • Learn to cut a straight line with coping saw, use clamp, sand paper, paint, curved cuts, hand drill use

  • Science & Nature

    • Leaf ID, stream hikes, rock ID, terrariums, rockets, animal tracks, edible plants

  • Swimming

    • From intro to swimming through advanced strokes

  • Challenge Course

    • Low challenge course, bouldering wall, rock climbing walls, high ropes course, rappelling

  • Horsemanship

    • English Riding based on ability

  • Overnight Campout

    • Opportunity to go on overnight backpacking trip in Arboretum, camp stove cooking

  • Leadership

    • Mentor with senior staff and assist in leading activities/ learn leadership skills

  • Resident Camp Session

    • 14 day overnight camp comprised of multiple off site day trips (canoeing on Grand/ Cuyahoga River, Rock Climbing at Hinckley Reservation, Backpacking in Holden Arboretum) and culminating in multi-day offsite wilderness trip

  • Service Projects

    • Bridge and fence building, maintaining and constructing activity areas and infrastructure