Tag: summer camp activities

Sailing the high seas… or the camp lake!

  Camp is filled with activities that allow you to learn new skills and test your limits. Perhaps one of the most unique activities here at America’s Finest Summer Camps when it come to having a blast and building character is sailing. Sailing teaches many skills; how to tie nautical knots, understand the weather, and… Read more »

Baseball fever at summer camp

  Baseball. The crowd going wild while a player steals home. The smell of popcorn and hot dogs in the bleachers. Afternoons playing catch with the family at the park. Generations of American tradition, all wrapped up in one game. Much like summer camp, baseball is something that many of us take for granted as… Read more »

What I learned about friendship from the social life at camp

You know that “first day of school” feeling? I’m sure you do. Some people love it while others may find it a little scary. The chance to explore a new place, try new things, and make new friends can be simultaneously exhilarating and terrifying. How about that “first day of camp” feeling? I’m going to… Read more »

What I learned from playing sports at camp

I wish you could have seen my face the first day of summer camp; my excitement was so contagious I was worried the nurse would put me in quarantine. That being said, my excitement had nothing to do with sports. So far as I was concerned, sports were just another stressful school activity, and to… Read more »

Camp crafts: keeping the arts alive

Summer camp isn’t just about campfires and sports and jumping in the lake: we’re happy to report that the arts are alive and well at Camp Starlight! From fine art to ceramics to theater, there are activities and specialty resources available for practically anything a creative spirit could dream of. Art offers variety Camp is… Read more »

5 wakeboard tips and tricks to stay in practice all year round

Summer camp means getting out on the lake, and getting out on the lake means: wakeboarding! Wakeboarding is a favorite for many campers, providing tons of adrenaline and fun in a super safe environment. (After all, the worst that can happen is you fall in the lake… and campers are constantly doing that on purpose… Read more »

Why outdoor adventure skills are important

As a camp counselor, I’ve always been surprised by the wide range of lessons that campers take away from the outdoor adventure activities at camp. Some campers benefit most from building a sense of self-reliance and resourcefulness. Others particularly enjoy the non-competitive aspects of the activities, which combine the adrenaline of sports with the positivity… Read more »

What I learned from playing sports at camp

I wish you could have seen my face the first day of summer camp; my excitement was so contagious I was worried the nurse would put me in quarantine. That being said, my excitement had nothing to do with sports. So far as I was concerned, sports were just another stressful school activity, and to… Read more »

EASY CAMP FOOD AT HOME– KIDS PERSPECTIVE

Ughhhh….Camp is over and of course, NOW summer is over too! This stinks! I mean being back home is kind of a buzz kill. School’s no fun, homework’s lame and dealing with my little bro is like, BRUTAL! All I can think about is how much fun I had away from here, with all my… Read more »

What I Learned From My Campers

When I arrived at America’s Finest Summer Camps as a counselor this past summer, I knew exactly how I wanted every camper to feel. I was on high alert for the shy ones, the scared ones, the nervous ones. I was looking for the nail biters and the ones with the look of “wow this… Read more »