Though our summer is full of regular program, there is always time for something special. On hot days we occasionally run a water games afternoon where the camp is split up into teams who compete in various water competitions such as canoe races, big splash contests, and relay races.
Each night after supper we run an evening program for an hour and a half. These programs include capture the flag, campfires, biffers and medics, casino night, operation rock drop, movie night, square dance, Jack’s alive, kangaroo court, modern dance, and many others, each one designed to let 170 campers all have fun at the same time with a shared experience.
We celebrate Fourth of July during our first session with an afternoon full of games and food and a night that ends with a fantastic firework show sent up off of our docks.
Second session is a showcase for a special singing or dancing competition, either Billings Idol (a takeoff of American Idol) where campers compete each night singing or So you think you can dance? where several couples compete each night to see who is the best dancer.
Our camp musical always takes place during the third session. Our drama director and assistants transform Dartt Hall into a stage and showcase the talents of our campers while putting on a Broadway show such as Annie, The Sound of Music, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, or Hello, Dolly. In just two weeks our campers are off-book and dressed in costumes and makeup. They perform the final Thursday and Friday of the session to a packed house of campers, staff, alumni and parents.
Fourth session is the home for our Country Fair, a three-day intra-camp competition with eight teams vying for the annual championship. Games include a tug-of-war, soccer, basketball, horseshoes, tetherball, square dancing, pie eating, and many others, each earning points for the teams based upon their placing. At the end, after a song and banner competition to determine the victor, we celebrate with a traditional fair with booths, food, and prizes including the ever-popular dunking booth.
Fourth session is also home to our Halloween program. For one day and night, we dress up and juniors trick or treat while seniors visit our haunted hill for a one of a kind Halloween experience.