This is a question that we hear a lot from inquiring parents/guardians who are trying to decide which session(s) their camper(s) will be attending. The short answer is – we still run camp! Traditional camp fun doesn’t stop or slow down just because there is a holiday. However, we would be committing camp malpractice if we didn’t weave the holiday into our camp session in some way!
At our overnight camps (Ockanickon for boys, and Matollionequay for girls), the camps came together for a night of festive fun which began with an outdoor, all-camp cookout barbeque at the Ockanickon Bowl. The campers enjoyed hotdogs, hamburgers, ribs, and much more! Of course, dessert was plenty festive as well!
After dinner, the campers enjoyed an all-camp outdoor carnival where they could choose from a number of different activities and games including soccer and lacrosse challenges, getting their favorite counselors wet in a dunk tank, face painting, arts and crafts, bounce house, and more!
After the carnival ended, the campers were escorted to the Ockanickon Waterfront.
Here, the campers sung songs and waited with anticipation for the sun to go down, so the lighting would be just right for…
… a fireworks show over the lake!
Simply put, camp carries on during the week of the 4th of July, but we ensure that campers still enjoy traditional holiday fun with a barbeque, carnival, and fireworks show over the lake. Session 2 has become a favorite session for many, and we look forward to continuing to find ways to improve our carnival offerings each year!