A typical in-camp day includes reveille at 7:30am, flag raising, breakfast at 8:00, camp duties (which provide each boy with the opportunity to complete a simple task), two assigned activity periods, a general swim at 11:30, free time, lunch at 12:45, an hour of rest and relaxation, two free choice activity periods, a swim at 4:30, free time, supper at 6:00, games, skits or a campfire, followed by the lowering of the flag and evening prayer. "Lights out" is usually at 9:00-9:30 for the younger boys and 9:30-10:00 for the older ones.
On Sundays, the pace is somewhat slower. In the morning we have a thorough housecleaning, "tub," and inspection. Midmorning, campers and counselors plan and present an informal, inspirational religious service; the outdoor chapel service is non-denominational, incorporating words and music from many traditions. In addition, Roman Catholics can attend mass in town Saturday evening. After the traditional chicken barbeque lunch, we resume a normal daily schedule.
This routine is often varied by activities such as trips to the beach or to a Sea Dogs game, excursions on Muscongus Bay on one of the camp’s ocean-going boats, a day trip up Mt. Battie in Camden, or special events planned by the "officer-of-the-day."
While in camp, campers have the option of trying a wide variety of activities. Kieve is not a highly structured environment; however, in the mornings campers are encouraged to try things that they may not have experienced before. During the afternoons they have greater latitude to select activities they particularly enjoy.
Kieve activities include:
Ocean Fishing and Sailing
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