At least once a week, all of Camp gathers together for a special activity. These events help us to celebrate different program areas, highlight campers skills and interests, or simply to laugh, play, or work as a community.

Throughout the summer, campers, counselors, and staff alike look forward to these events, including:

  • 4th of July bonfire
  • community mornings
  • Treetops scavenger hunt
  • harvest banquet
  • square dances
  • skits and plays
  • talent shows.

Here’s a more in-depth look at a few of our all-camp events:

campers swimming

Water Carnival

During the Water Carnival, an all-afternoon annual event of water-related fun, campers revel in:

  • greased watermelon races
  • costumed water relays
  • canoe tug-of-war
  • slip ’n slide
  • face painting.

Gymkhana Camper on a horse


Once each summer, the riding staff arrives at morning Council on horseback, dressed in elaborate costumes. This grand arrival marks Gymkhana — a series of activities on horseback that offer campers the opportunity to show off their horsemanship skills as they take part in whimsical, out-of-the-ordinary activities. In special horseback races, participants carry an egg on a spoon while guiding their horse through a series of obstacles or dismount and search for marshmallows hidden in a plate of flour, without using their hands. Others play “musical horses” — a horseback version of musical chairs — with counselors playing guitars to provide the music.

camper parade


During the annual end-of-season FarmFest, we celebrate the beauty and bounty of the farm, as well as the hard work of growing food as a community. FarmFest begins with a parade, during which proud campers lead horses whose manes and tails they’ve braided and decorated with flowers. Then campers, counselors, and staff participate in fun and creative activities such as:

  • blindfolded taste tests
  • salsa and butter making
  • snacking on veggies and dips
  • face painting
  • herbal lip balm making
  • pickle tasting
  • weaving flower chains
  • all-Camp singing
  • wood-fired pizza making.