Traditional Camp

Our co-ed Traditional 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 organic 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 ‘kick-the-can.’ Our traditional camp age groups are named after animals in our Maine Woods: Grasshoppers, Cottontails, Woodchucks, Chipmunks, Bobcats and Black Bears. Campers ages 3-14 are grouped appropriately with low camper to staff ratios.

Traditional Day Camp Sample Day
9:10 – 9:20 Opening Circle
9:30-10:20 Drama & Music
10:20-10:40 Snack/Sunscreen
10:40-11:40 Ropes Course
11:40-12:10 Lunch/Sunscreen
12:15-1:10 Arts & Crafts (Cottontails – Max & Relax)
1:10- 2:20 Outdoor Living Skills
1:20-2:20 Swimming
2:20-2:30 Sunscreen
2:30-3:30 Environmental Ed
3:45-4:00 Closing Circle/Dismissal

Campers will rotate through all of our Traditional Day Camp activities throughout the week.

SWIMMING

Campers swim at least once a day (weather permitting) in our pool or the pond.  Group swim lessons are included two days a week for full time campers up to age 9 in our Traditional Day Camps. Part-time campers will receive swim lessons at least one day per week.

ARCHERY

Basics of bow and arrow safety, care and function with lots of target practice.

OUTDOOR LIVING SKILLS

Survival skills from fire building and knot tying to map and compass or shelter building.

ARTS & CRAFTS

Crafts may include bead work, candle making, painting, drawing and nature projects.

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION MAS-Logo-Color-Tagline

Hands-on lessons that may include tracking animals, plants and tree identification, weather, birds, insects and conservation led by Maine Audubon staff.

GARDEN/FARM

Visit with our bunnies, goats, alpaca’s and more at our Farm.  Learn about animal care and handling.

SPORTS

Soccer, kickball, basketball, Frisbee, 4-square and lots more.

ROPES COURSE

High and low rope elements and initiatives challenge campers both individually and in teams.

DRAMA & MUSIC

Activities may include theater improvisation games, skits, physical activities, group challenged and musical activities.

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