LIFE AT CAMP
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A WEEK AT CAMP
All unit schedules vary as campers get to help craft their group's schedule. Schedules and activity offerings depend on the camp your child attends. The schedule below represents a pretty typical week at Alta Mons.
HOME IN THE WOODS
All campers, with the exception of day and mini campers, will be sleeping outside at least one night of their adventures with us in something that we call “Home in the Woods” night. This is a favorite night of camp for many campers and is structured so that campers can have an introductory camping experience, while still close by to bathrooms and the rest of main camp. A night together in the woods provides kids the unstructured time they need to become comfortable with one another and explore their environment. During Home in Woods campers sleep under tarps, cook their food over the fire, make s'more, and go on an evening wagon ride. In the morning kids wake up at their Home in the Woods site, eat breakfast there, and return to their cabins to change and get ready for the day. If you feel that this is something your child is not ready for, please indicate that on your registration form and we will provide an indoor sleeping location for your child on this night with staff supervision.
Just one of the ways we work to build a team amongst a group of campers is low ropes. Low ropes is a series of challenges and activities where campers must work together to accomplish a task. In doing this campers interact in new ways, take on different roles in the group, experience frustration, and celebrate success. Completion of low ropes is a requirement for older units who want to move on to high ropes. Following the principle of Challenge by Choice, we never pressure campers to do something uncomfortable but encourage them to stretch themselves and accomplish what they are capable of.
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