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Snapshot of a Day at Summer Camp

Snapshot of a Day at Summer Camp

Monday, 01 May 2023 14:14

There may be some initial nerves on the first day of camp, similar to those experienced by students on their first day of school, but these rapidly pass. Much like they would before the start of a new school year or any event involving strange faces, it's normal for campers to feel a little worried before their first day.

It can be a little frightening to face the unknown, but consider how long that emotion lasts for them. The anxiousness may pass after a short while if they are welcomed in by the appropriate person in a positive setting. Prepare your youngster by telling him or her to watch out for happy people, icebreakers, and other activities that are meant to wash away any potential anxieties.

Once those initial jitters are gone, camp becomes a fun time of hanging out with a group of friends that all have similar interests and pastimes. Camp is where your child will find their tribe, their people. Your child will be amazed by the feeling of being surrounded by other children and teenagers who have similar interests and ambitions.

At summer camp, there are lots of opportunities to connect with new people and create lasting relationships, from bunkmate assignments to lunchtime hangouts and group activities. So, what does the rest of a day at summer camp look like? Below is a snapshot of what your child will experience at summer camp.

A Day in the Life at Summer Camp

You'll learn from kind and committed counselors while spending time in a stunning location and participating in a variety of activities you won't find at home. You'll also be surrounded by hundreds of new friends. The experience is unmatched, and the friendships and experiences you create will last a lifetime.

Your Camper’s Cabin

Your cabin is much more than just a place to sleep; it's also your family. Along with you and other campers your age, your cabin will also include staff and possibly a Leader-In-Training (LIT.) Throughout your stay at camp, your cabin will live together, eat meals together, and compete amicably against one another in events like Cabin Cleaning and Evening Programs.

Activities Your Camper May Enjoy

Your camper will spend a lot of the day participating in fun and exciting land and water activities. Activity time is a great time for the campers to bond and build relationships while learning new skills they may not be able to do at home.

Possible land activities available:

  • Nature hikes
  • Challenge Course
  • Zipline
  • Arts and crafts
  • Tree climbing
  • Field games
  • Scavenger hunts
  • Camping
  • Horseback riding
  • High ropes
  • Vertical playground
  • Climbing tower
  • Leap of faith
  • Rock climbing
  • Mountain biking
  • Caving
  • Primitive Living

Possible water activities available:

  • Boating
  • Swimming
  • Water games
  • Paddle boating
  • Tubing
  • Stand-up paddle boarding
  • Waterfall hopping
  • Rafting

Evening Programs at Camp

Every night everyone gathers for an evening program after dinner. Campers and staff become closer because of the shared experiences provided by these evening program games and activities. Young and old campers can participate in some of the games and activities together to compete for a common objective on teams made up of cabins of various ages.

Meals at Summer Camp

Mealtimes at camp are always a fun time for everyone to share. You and your pals will have the chance to catch up on the day's events, sing camp songs, see staff perform skits, and learn the results of cabin clean-up over some delicious meal at tables assigned to your cabin in the dining hall. 

A Snapshot of a Day of Summer Camp at Camp Tekoa

Camp Tekoa is a Christian summer camp located in North Carolina, USA. While specific schedules may vary based on the week and age group of campers, here is a general overview of what a day might look like at Camp Tekoa:

  • 7:00 am: Wake-up call and morning routines (getting dressed, brushing teeth, etc.)
  • 7:15 am: Morning Watch
  • 7:30 am: Breakfast
  • 8:15 am: Cabin clean-up and free time (campers may choose to participate in organized games or have unstructured time to socialize with friends)
  • 9:00 am: Activities (e.g., rock climbing, arts and crafts, swimming)
  • 11:30 pm: Lunch
  • 1:00 pm: Chill Time (campers may rest, read, write letters, or participate in quiet activities)
  • 2:00 pm: Activities (e.g., canoeing, horseback riding, archery)
  • 5:00 pm: Interest Groups (campers may choose to participate in organized activities or have unstructured time to socialize with friends)
  • 6:00 pm: Dinner
  • 7:00 pm: Evening program (e.g., campfire, talent show, game night)
  • 8:30 pm: Snack and evening devotions
  • 9:00 pm: Shower and evening routines (getting ready for bed)
  • 10:00 pm: Lights out

Throughout the day, campers will also have opportunities for Bible study, prayer, worship, and fellowship with fellow campers and staff. Camp counselors and staff will provide guidance, support, and encouragement to help campers grow in their faith and personal development.

Visit Camp Tekoa to Experience a Snapshot of Summer Camp 

Our mission at Camp Tekoa is “Touching hearts, changing lives, sharing the light of Christ.”

Christian values are the foundation of Camp Tekoa. Everything we do is built around our mission. Every child is valued and belongs here.  We try to help each camper grow into who God is calling them to be, whether it is through the off-site adventure trips or our weekly talent show. 

Camper groups are arranged as Family Groups and are led by Family Group Leaders (counselors) since we emphasize community. These family groups share with one another how they have grown and talk about all the memories they have shared together at the end of each week.

For more information about Camp Tekoa, contact us or visit our website. 

If you are ready for your child to experience a week full of exciting days of summer camp, you can register your child for Camp Tekoa today!