for campers entering 2nd or 3rd grade

Log Cabin campers sign up for five interest groups a day. Whippoorwill is all about free choice – campers get to choose the activities that interest them. Campers can try something new each day or build their skills by choosing the same activity again.

Some of the favorite activities include: nature exploration, gardening and learning about the farm animals, arts and crafts, kayaking, hiking, drama, fishing, crawdad-catching, inner tubing in the pond, pottery, camp newspaper, free swimming, rappelling and rock climbing, field games, archery, pony rides, outdoor cooking, zip line, creek exploring, archaeology, and tie-dye.

Campers spend one hour in each activity group. Sometimes an activity fills up; we ask campers to have a second choice in mind. If the activity continues to fill up and by Wednesday your camper has not done that activity, let us know and we will put your child’s name at the top of the list for the next day’s group.

We recommend that campers attend Whippoorwill for two sessions to participate in all activity choices or to spend more time in a favorite activity.

Session Dates

  • Session 1: May 21-May 25
  • Session 2: May 29-June 1 (4-day week)
  • Session 3: June 4-8
  • Session 4: June 11-15
  • Session 5: June 18-22
  • Session 6: June 25-29
  • Camp is closed the week of July 4
  • Session 7: July 9-13
  • Session 8: July 16-20
  • Session 9: July 23-27
  • Session 10: July 30-August 3

Daily Schedule

  • 8:55 – Buses Arrive. Everyone puts their lunch in their Den and enjoys “den time.”
  • 9:20 – Morning Council Ring; camp formally opens with singing, daily announcements and first period sign-ups
  • 9:30-10:30 – 1st period
  • 10:40-11:40 – 2nd Period
  • 11:40-12:10 – Lunch with Den
  • 12:20-1:20 – 3rd Period
  • 1:30-2:30 – 4th period
  • 2:40-3:30 – 5th period
  • 3:30-3:45 – Snack, announcements and closing.
  • 3:45 – Begin loading buses
  • 4:00 – Buses Depart

How to Register

  • Early registration for 2017 returning camp families will open on Saturday, Feb. 10, at noon and close on Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 9 p.m.
  • Registration will re-open to all families (returning or new) on Wednesday, Feb. 14, at noon.
  • See the How to Register page for details.