Following is a typical day at Camp Chikopi. Schedule may change due to special events or weather conditions. All meals at Camp Chikopi are served family style in the MainHouse dining hall. Counsellors head each table and serve camper’s their meals. Vegetarian options are available at each meal.
Earlybird Exercise – campers’ choice to meet at dock for a swim or the flags for a run.
Breakfast - Cereal, hot meal, bread, juice/milk, hot chocolate, and fruit.
Announcements - follow the meal, explaining the morning classes.
Campers and cabins are inspected daily for health and safety purposes.
Campers tidy their personal space as well as perform cabin chores.
Morning classes - first of three 50 minute morning sport classes.
Lunch – Soup/Salad, hot meal, bread, water/juice and fruit.
Announcements – Explain the afternoon activities.
Mail call– Mail is handed out
Five and Dime – Camp tuck shop.
Rest Hour – campers and counselors return to their cabins for a nap or quiet time reading.
Team Practice – each camper joins a team he would like to improve his skills at.
Swim, soccer, softball, tennis, triathlon or sailing.
Team Comp – Campers are divided into teams that play each other for points. Each team is comprised of a variety of ages and athletic ability.
Elective – Beach and a variety of 6 other sports are open to choose from.
Dinner – Soup/Salad, hot meal, dessert, water/juice, bread.
Announcements – Explain evening activities.
Evening Activity – usually a pick-up game or competitive canoeing.
Bath – followed by Camp fire/library/MainHouse activity.
Snack & Bed – Younger campers go earlier.
Choosing the right summer camp for your son is a careful and planned decision. In addition to the web information we are easily accessible for questions or concerns. Just give us a call or email us. We also have numerous current and past camper-parents with whom we can put you in touch with to discuss camp. We look forward to hearing from you soon, and having your son join us in the exciting Camp Chikopi experience this summer.
Sometimes, parents can get confused between a boy’s readiness to go to overnight summer camp and their own readiness to “let go”. It may sound surprising, but psychologists confirm that a parent who decides that their child is not ready for an overnight camp experience, is often the one who might not be ready to “let go”. Purely from a professional point of view, psychologists agree that most boys thrive with a two or three week camp experience – and that also applies to boys as young as grades two and three.Read More