"What's Going to a Summer Camp Like?"
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Where Will I stay while I’m at Camp?
Campers stay in cabins right on the main campgrounds in
close proximity to the dining hall, swimming pool and sports field. The 6
girls’ cabins and 6 boys’ cabins each hold 8 campers and 2 counselors. The
cabins have bathrooms with hot and cold running water, electricity and
screened in windows. It’s like sharing a home in the woods with 7 buddies!
What If I Miss My Family While at Camp?
Being homesick is something everybody experiences at some
time in their life. Going to camp actually helps people learn to accept and understand these
feelings. Your counselors at camp will help you with this – they are always
there to talk to. The campers in your cabin will help you, too.* And,
best of all, there’s so much to do at camp and so many new activities that
pretty soon the home sickness won’t feel so bad. You’ll be having too much fun
to worry about it.
*You can always write your family
letters while you are at camp and they can write to you. It’s a great feeling
to get a letter from someone you miss.
Can I bring my Computer to
Camp? How about my Video Games?
MP3 players, computers and video game systems are fun activities
but are not really a part of going to camp. Being at camp will include playing
games with your new friends, exploring the woods and ponds, trying a new sport,
learning some really fun campfire songs. You might be used to playing on
computers or video game systems everyday but try to think of camp as a “vacation”
from that. You’ll be glad to play with them once you are back home but you will
have learned a whole lot of new things while you were away!
the food like?
You eat with your friends and the counselors in the dining
hall. Everyone is served full meals and you are always welcome to have 2nd
or 3rd helpings. The kitchen staff will make sure there is something
good to eat if you can’t eat what’s on the main menu. Most campers rave
about the food: the delicious pancakes, old fashion barbecue cook outs,
spaghetti and meatballs and those yummy homemade desserts.
A picture of past campers
What can I do at Camp?
A typical week at camp:
campers off at camp at 5:00p.m.
Polar bear: an
optional early morning swim for the brave of heart!
A typical Day:
throughout the day:
Arts and Crafts -
make boondoggles, nature collages, tie dye, discover your
Swimming – swim at
the in ground pool, learn new strokes and correct diving
methods, play pool
volleyball and baseball.
Sports – play
tradition sports like baseball, volleyball and soccer, Learn new sports
like “Boris Becker
Ball”, “Shmerltz” and other cooperative team events.
Nature – explore
the camp’s trails, examine pond life, creek life and fresh water lake life.
Team Building –
challenge yourself and your cabin mates on the Team Challenge course set in the heart of the camp’s woods.
Cabin Group Time
Free Swim: get a 2nd
swim in every day!
campers up at 4:30p.m.
Questions about Oswego County Parks and Recreation?
Oswego City-County Youth Bureau/Parks and Recreation
70 Bunner St.
Oswego, NY 13126