Children today – including our campers, of course – are heavily scheduled and heavily programmed all year long. We race to school, sports, clubs, dance, lessons, music and more.
At camp, we’ve been going all-out for just about four weeks. Non-stop activity, action and movement.
On A and B Days at camp, we’re programmed into six hours of pre-planned and structured activity, three in the morning, followed by lunch and rest hour, and three in the afternoon. We then have a fun evening program each night, followed by Nite Bite and bed from 8:45 to 10:30, depending on a campers age.
We go all-out from day one at camp, and one of the things campers look forward to – about every fourth day – is an S Day. It’s a chance to sleep in, catch our breath, and take a bit of a “camp vacation day.” S-Days are sometimes in camp (Carnival, Iron Chef, Bec Swim, Bago Sprint, ACFL, APES, Quest) and sometimes out of camp. Out-of-camp trips are typically day excursions along the Maine coast (Boothbay Harbor, Old Port, Aquaboggan, Funtown, etc.)
Cutting across this A-B-S rotation is intercamps, tournaments, camping trips all over the state, theatre productions, dance showcases, rocket launches, Triathlons, Fit Trails and more.
And, let’s not forget about the extended trips that leave next week to Montreal, Ogunquit, Boston and the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
It’s no wonder when we put our heads down at the end of the day, we sleep soundly through the night, with a cool breeze coming over the shore of Echo Lake.