A typical in-camp day begins with 7:30 wake-up, 8:00 flag raising into breakfast, and 8:45 camp duties to develop responsibility. 9:15 begins two cabin activity periods, and 11:30 is general swim into free time. We enjoy lunch at 12:30 leading into an hour of rest and relaxation, two free-choice activity periods, a swim at 4:30, then free time and supper at 6:00. After dinner we honor the day’s successes publicly before jumping into games, activities, skits or a campfire, followed by the lowering of the flag and evening song. "Lights out" is usually at 9:00-9:30 for the younger girls and 9:30-10:00 for the older ones.
On Sundays, after a later wake up, we enjoy a thorough cabin cleaning and a prize winning inspection. At midmorning, campers and counselors share a reflective, non-denominational, and inspirational chapel service under the trees by the lake. After we eat lunch, we launch into another afternoon of activities and adventure.
This routine is often varied by activities such as trips to the beach, 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 On-Duty counselor, sometimes known as the "Goddess-of-the-Day."
We embrace the notion that we learn a great deal about ourselves and each other through the act of play. In the mornings, campers experience activities assigned by cabin to encourage all young ladies to try new things. During the afternoons, campers select their activities and might spend time with friends outside of their cabin.
Wavus activities include, but are not limited to:
Archery – shooting techniques, patience, coordination, and safety
Arts – fiber arts, painting, drawing, leatherwork, needle point, beadwork, jewelry making, and more
Boating – kayaking, canoeing, sailing, paddle boarding, sea kayaking
Badminton, Boffer Ball, and board games
Cooking – with camp stoves, over fires, and in the kitchen
Climbing – High Ropes Adventure course, indoor and outdoor rock walls and trees
Community Service – trail work, community connections, kindness and respect
Drama – producing skits, singing out loud and dancing
Field Sports – soccer, lacrosse, whipped cream whiffle ball, and whatever we can imagine
Fishing – spin cast or fly fish from the docks
Games – four square, Zoo, Minute-to-Win-It and more every day. Four square anyone?
Gardening – growing and eating vegetables that campers harvest and share
Hiking – through the woods or up local hills
Ice cream – a cold treat is sweet on a hot day
Knots – tie a bowline, a half hitch and a square knot, but don’t use a granny knot on your tarp
Nature – environmental discovery in our woods, lakes & ocean; Leave No Trace skits to learn the ethics
Ocean – kayaking, swimming, fishing, and island hopping
Pottery – pinch pots, slab work, wheels, sculpting, and glazing
Quiddich and Quiet time
Rafting – whitewater rafting and paddling Maine's rivers
Riflery – safely handling and discharging a .22 is empowering and fun
Swimming – games, lessons, and diverse water activities including Swim Across America
Tennis – instruction, games, and fun on our courts
Undreamed-of silliness and joy in the sun, clouds, and even the rain
Woodworking - measure twice - cut once, drill, saw, hammer and create
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Zumba – get active, stay fit and laugh hard with counselor and camper led moves