Moose Hill Nature Day Camp | Sample Schedule

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At camp, no two days are alike! However, this sample schedule can give you an idea of our camp's activities and daily flow.


7:15–9:00 am — Before-Camp Program (optional)

This optional activity period takes place inside the visitor center. Campers may choose from a variety of quiet activities, including building with Legos or Lincoln Logs, reading, drawing, or playing card games.

8:50–9:30 am — Camper Check-in & Choice Time

Counselors welcome their campers, hand out nametags, and help them to decide which activity to try during this supervised, free choice time. Campers can pick from active games, creating simple arts and crafts projects, catching insects, building gnome homes, or simply hanging out with friends. 

9:30–9:50 am — Opening Circle & Songs

The whole camp joins together to answer a nature-inspired Question of the Day, learn about what special activities await them, and sing silly camp songs! 

9:50 am–12:00 pm — Daily Theme Introduction, Snack, Activities, & Explorations

Each small group has its own daily theme that supports nature and science learning. Activities and objectives are unique to each age group.

12:00–1:15 pm — Lunch & Choice Time

1:15–3:40 pm — Activities, Explorations, Crafts, Snack, & Reflection

Camp counselors reinforce concepts about the Theme of the Day through special art projects and games. We even find time to include camper favorites such as Sponge Tag, Drip-Drip-Drop, and for older campers, Capture the Flag, in the pine forest.

3:40–3:55 pm — Closing Circle & Songs

The whole camp comes together to share what they have learned and sing songs. 

3:55–4:10 pm — Camper Pick-up

4:00–6:00 pm — After-Camp Program (optional)

During this optional period, campers can choose from a variety of activities that may include active games, quiet table games or reading.