A Typical Day

IT’S ALL PLANNED

Each day, a camper can take part in as many as seven different activities, including:

  • Baseball, basketball, tennis, soccer, lacrosse
  • Golf, flag football, street hockey, archery, riflery
  • Ropes course and climbing wall
  • Campcraft, woodworking, ceramics
  • Animation, video production, photography
  • Dramatics, radio broadcasting, music
  • Waterskiing, wakeboarding, kneeboarding, sailing, windsurfing
  • Swimming, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, paddle boarding

All campers participate in five instructional periods each day, always grouped with boys their own age.  Whether a boy is a novice or an expert, he will receive instruction tailored to his own age and ability, using equipment that is appropriate for his age and experience.

We select these five periods for our younger campers, ages 8 to 11, to ensure that each boy can participate in all of our activities.  Our 12- and 13-year-old campers have the opportunity to select two of their five instructional periods.  By the time our campers are 14 and 15 years old, they select all their activities every day.  They can participate in a wide range of activities or specialize in just a few.

In addition to the instructional periods, we offer two free-choice periods every day when all the activities are open and supervised.  This is a great opportunity for our younger campers to make choices and spend extra time at their favorite activities.

The result is a program that is structured and yet flexible, responsive to the needs of every boy.

HAVING FUN EVERYDAY

The typical Androscoggin day is just part of the program.  Beyond the list of land and water sports and individual activities, there are special events and excursions throughout the summer.  Whether it’s a nature hike, a water carnival, afternoon canoe trips or campfires at the outpost, every age group enjoys activities planned specifically for them.

The fun and activity continues every evening, with choices ranging from sports leagues and movies to trips to the Wayne General Store and weekly all-camp special events.

Even rain doesn’t slow us down.  We are always ready with a host of fun activities for a quick change of pace or a sudden change in the weather.

We plan skits in the Playhouse, projects in the Art Center, games in the Dining Hall and sports in the Foster Fieldhouse.

Located at the center of the campus, the Fieldhouse is 70 by 100 feet and houses a high school regulation-size basketball court, plus two courts going the width of the building.  At center court the ceiling is 30 feet high.  There is enough space beyond the end lines for every camper and counselor to watch the action safely and comfortably.

Named for Stu Foster, a staff member who spent most of his 40 summers here as head counselor, the Fieldhouse is ideal for basketball as well as street hockey, rainy day games and evening sports leagues.

Built in 1999, the Fieldhouse is more than just a center for sports activities.  With its covered porch, the Fieldhouse quickly became one more popular meeting place that every camper can enjoy.

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