Summer Camp Activities

What exactly is there to do at Camp Westminster?

  • swimming (we offer Red Cross-certified swimming lessons during most camp sessions, supervised by a WSI)
  • canoeing
  • kayaking
  • sailing (our fleet includes a variety of boats)
  • archery
  • sports: soccer, basketball, tennis, frisbee, rugby, softball, kickball, etc.
  • Gaga ball
  • arts and crafts
  • drama classes
  • creative writing opportunitiesIMG_5382
  • making music (bring your instrument and we’ll use it in vespers or a Talent Show!)
  • nature exploration- stream discovery, shoreline hikes, nature trails, peeking under rocks (and putting them back, of course!), catching minnows
  • climbing the Lighthouse Climb (3 levels of climbing surfaces on Higgins Lake’s only lighthouse!)
  • Initiatives (group building course) and High Ropes Courses with zip line
  • fishing
  • walk the labyrinth
  • hikes; GPS hikes
  • walk the Prayer Trail
  • Outdoor Living Skills
  • parachute play (it’s a big one!)
  • indoor game room
  • checkers on the stump
  • churn ice cream (and the best part: taste- testing!)
  • outdoor cooking including open fire, Dutch Oven cooking, solar oven and pit ovens

What is a typical daily schedule?

7:15 a.m. Rise and shine
7:50 a.m. Morning Watch on the beach
8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:45 a.m. Capers (chores in wakeyas and assigned community spaces- remember, ‘caper’ means to frolic joyfully!)
9:15 a.m. Bible Quest (discussion and activities on theme for week)
10:15 a.m. Cabin Choice (decisions are made as a group for each day of the week and options include all of those above!)
12:15 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. FOB (Flat on bunk)
2:00 p.m. Camp store time for elementary
ChooseIt! activities begin for ages 12+ (campers choose a focus activity to improve their skills each day during the week; options are available Sunday afternoons)
2:30 p.m. ChooseIt!/ afternoon activity/ swim lessons
3:30 p.m. ChooseIt!/ afternoon activity/ swim lessons
4:30 p.m. All Camp Swim (everyone at beach area)
6:00 p.m. Dinner
7:00 p.m. Vespers (short evening worship in outdoor chapel; camper-led!)
7:30 p.m. Evening Program (age-appropriate)
9:00 p.m. Good night to elementary campers
Camp store time for campers completed 6th grade and above
Lights out!

Each summer camp session we offer gives campers the opportunity to try these exciting activities. We also offer specialized sessions that focus on specific activities or skills such as Music and Drama camp, Sailing Camp, and the LifeWorks leadership development program. Learn more about choosing a camp session for your child and view session options for children ages 7-11, 12-15, and 16-17.