Campers in our Ramblers, Crusaders, and Trailblazers groups attend archery. During this activity block, campers learn stance, loading, and shooting techniques from a trained and certified archery instructor. With an emphasis on safety, campers get the opportunity to learn a new skill and challenge their growing abilities in an encouraging setting.
Arts and Crafts
A perennial camp favorite, Arts and Crafts is a bustling alley of excitement! Campers show off their creative side using a wide variety of media: from paint to glue, t-shirts to clay, and feathers to tiles – everything is a possibility. Campers will come home with fabulous projects that we hope will be keepsakes for years.
Gymnastics lessons are enjoyed by campers in our Pioneers, Ramblers, and Crusaders groups. Campers of all proficiency levels learn and practice different gymnastic skills like walking across a balance beam, flipping over bars, and doing cartwheels. Under careful supervision, campers challenge themselves to try new things and expand what they think they can do.
Music and Drama
Campers get the opportunity to step out of their shells and perform for each other during Music and Drama. Campers of all ages will use musical instruments and their bodies to create all kinds of rhythms, rhymes, and songs. Additionally, campers will play a variety of drama and dance games like charades, freeze dance, and shadow dancing. This low-risk environment brings out the performer in our campers!
Sports and Games
Movement and engagement run high at our Sports and Games activity. Campers take part in a plethora of team building and challenge activities in addition to team games that help them develop a wide range of abilities. Campers learn the gross-motor and cooperative skills behind playing classic team games like soccer and kickball. Friendly competition has campers learning and practicing working together and sportsmanship that can carry over to their daily lives.
Learning about and exploring the world is the focal point of this activity. Campers perform hands-on, often messy, experiments to learn about scientific, technological, and mathematical concepts in a way that doesn’t even feel like learning! Past experiments include volcano making, density jars, raising caterpillars, and making ice cream without a machine!
Campers in our Pioneers program get a chance to unwind and hear wonderful tales that align with our weekly themes. In addition, pioneers will have the chance to complete an activity that matches the story. Look out for campers to share the exciting tales they hear.
Campers in our Pioneers, Ramblers, and Crusaders groups have swim lessons at Codman Pool every day, with the exception of Wednesdays for field trips. Swim lessons are led by certified lifeguards following the American Red Cross swim lessons. Campers are tested at the start of the session and sorted into ability-level groups. All campers have a free swim block after lunch. Campers who pass the Codman Pool swim test are allowed in all areas of the pool, while others are to remain in the shallow end. Only Pioneers are allowed in the splash pool.