Offered each week from June 12 – August 25, 2023
Our co-ed Traditional Day Camp is designed to provide fun and growth through a series of exciting experiences in a beautiful setting. We offer a range of activities from climbing on our challenge course to learning about ground cherries in our garden. Campers rotate with their group throughout the many activities we have at Ketcha over the course of the week. We also have ‘free-time’ set aside on our schedules for all camp activities & old camp favorite games like ‘Gaga’.
Our traditional camp age groups are named after animals in our Maine Woods: Cottontails, Woodchucks, Chipmunks, Bobcats and Black Bears. Campers ages 4-14 are grouped appropriately with low camper to staff ratios.
- Cottontails (Ages 4-5)
- Woodchucks (Ages 6-7)
- Chipmunks (Ages 8-9)
- Bobcats (Ages 10-11)
- Black Bears (Ages 12-14)
|Traditional Day Camp Sample Day|
|9:10 – 9:20||Opening Circle|
|9:30-10:20||Drama & Music|
|12:15-1:10||Arts & Crafts|
|1:10- 2:20||Outdoor Living Skills|
Campers will rotate through all of our Traditional Day Camp activities throughout the week.
Campers swim at least once a day (weather permitting) in our pool or the pond. Campers will be swim tested on their first day and are able to re-test throughout summer as they progress. Swim skills lessons will happen twice a week for traditional campers aged 4-9.
Basics of bow and arrow safety, care and function with lots of target practice and archery games.
OUTDOOR LIVING SKILLS
Survival skills from fire building and knot tying to map and compass or shelter building.
ARTS & CRAFTS
Campers will enjoy all our art cabin has to offer with projects like process art, painting, clay, comic making, jewelry, and many other arts and crafts activities.
Hands-on lessons that may include tracking animals, plants and tree identification, weather, birds, insects and conservation.
Learn how to take care of our camp garden and all about where our food comes from.
Visit with our goats, chickens, and ducks at our Farm. Learn about animal care and handling.
Soccer, kickball, frisbee, pirate ball, and much more!
High and low rope elements and initiatives challenge campers both individually and in teams.
Activities may include theater improvisation games, skits, physical activities, and group challenges.
Singing, dancing, music games, bucket drumming, and world music.