Summer Camp by design is built for fun so there are things we do to help children feel more comfortable with daily life here. One of the best ways to give children a feeling of security is to have a regular daily schedule. That is why just about every day at SNC campers make choices within a familiar routine. The activities will vary, as will who a camper might be enjoying activities with, but from wakeup to bedtime the days are well structured and organized. We believe in keeping campers busy.
Afternoon activity programs are fully elective, giving every individual the opportunity to select the activity he or she wishes to participate in. This empowers children to make decisions and live by them. Brothers, sisters and friends enjoy this freedom because they can sign up for activities together if they choose to. Before dinner we have Free Time, when most of summer camp is open so campers can do what they want for as little or as long as they like. For instance, a camper can spend 10 minutes swimming, then take out a boat for 15 minutes, shoot some baskets for few minutes or head to the Nature Center to play with the critters. This is the best loved part of the day because campers are fully in charge of their time. They learn to allocate time, plan ahead and prioritize their decisions. During this time staff members are posted at particular areas for each activity, while other staff members roam around camp watching camper safety and guiding the fun.
|7:30 am.||Rise and shine !|
|8:00 am.||Flag raising, announcements, and breakfast|
|8:45 am.||Cabin cleanup and inspection.(The cleanest cabin gets an award )|
|9:30 am.||Cabin activity|
|11:00 am.||Cabin activity|
|12:30 pm.||Lunch and afternoon activity selection|
|1:15 pm.||Quiet time (rest, read, or write home)|
|2:30 pm.||Chosen activity session|
|4:15 pm.||Free time and camp swim|
|6:00 pm.||Dinner and flag lowering|
|7:00 pm.||Evening programs including Capture the Flag, Skits, or a Counselor Hunt|
|9:00 pm.||Back to the Cabin|
|10:00 pm.||Lights Out|