Traditional Camp

Traditional Camp is offered each week from June 8-August 28, 2020

*As we adapt to changes due to COVID-19 we are not taking new registrations at this time. Campers can still be put on the wait-list.*

Traditional Camp is listed under Vacation Fun Camp for June 8-12, June 15-19 and August 24-28th.  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.

SWIMMING

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. 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 and archery games.

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

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

GARDEN

Learn how to take care of our camp garden and all about where our food comes from.

FARM

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

SPORTS

Soccer, kickball, frisbee, pirate ball, and much more!

ROPES COURSE

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

DRAMA

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

Music

Singing, dancing, music games, bucket drumming, and world music.

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