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Camp Schedule for 11-13 Year Olds

Camps Colby, DeBruce, Pack Forest and Rushford

Operating Hours

Check-in for camp is between 3:00 PM and 4:30 PM on Sunday afternoon.
Camper pickup and closing ceremony is at 4:30 PM on Friday.

A Week at Camp
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Wakeup / Breakfast Wakeup / Breakfast Wakeup / Breakfast On a Trip or Hunter Safety Wakeup / Breakfast
Group Dynamics Lesson 2 Lesson 3 Short Optional
Environmental Activity Guest Speaker/ Camp Activity Environmental Activity Short Optional

Meeting (Noon)

Lunch / Cabin Long Optional

Lunch on Trip
Lunch / Gear Up Lunch
Clean / Set-up
Lesson 1 Camp-out Environmental Activities
Check-in (3 PM) / Rules, Intro, Tour Optional Activity

Unpack /

Cabin/ Recreation

Clean up / Pack
Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner 4:30 PM Checkout and Closing Ceremony
Water Safety Guest Speaker / Camp Activity Environmental Activity Environmental Activity
New Games/ Group Dynamics Camp Activity Guest Speaker/Env Activities
Campfire Night Walk Survival/ Songs Final Campfire
Bed Bed Bed Bed Bed

* Some camps only do one (1) day trip per week!!

Sample Optional Activities:

  • Fly Tying
  • Fishing
  • Shelter Building
  • Archery
  • Boating
  • Tracking
  • Nature Art
  • Fly Fishing
  • Orienteering
  • Map Making
  • Birding
  • Herping (searching for reptiles and amphibians)

Sample Recreation Activities:

  • Fishing
  • Archery
  • Environmental Games
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
  • Frisbee

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