Traditional Camp

Traditional Camp is offered each week from June 10-August 30, 2019 (Most weeks are full for Summer 2019- please call for availability)

Traditional Camp is listed under Vacation Fun Camp for June 10-14, June 17-21 and August 26-30th.  These pre & post camp weeks allow for flexibility for families to register by the day to accommodate different school schedules.

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: Cottontails, Woodchucks, Chipmunks, Bobcats and Black Bears. Campers ages 4-14 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
1:10- 2:20 Outdoor Living Skills
1:20-2:20 Swimming
2:20-2:30 Sunscreen
2:30-3:30 Environmental Education
3:45-4:00 Closing Circle/Dismissal

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.  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.


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


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


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


Hands-on lessons that may include tracking animals, plants and tree identification, weather, birds, insects and conservation.


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


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


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


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

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