|Grade Level Completed
|1st - 3rd
|4th - 5th
|6th - 7th
|9th - 10th
*The CILT Program (Campers in Leadership
Training) is only for 4 week campers.
"The age of pure innocence and joy"
Skylake's youngest kids arrive in camp with the most
refreshing air of openness. Surprisingly, these kids are
the least likely to experience homesickness because camp life
becomes their new, engaging world. These campers have two staff
members living in each cabin with six to seven kids so they
receive tons of tender loving care. Children choose their
activities allowing them to focus on their favorites at camp
while also getting direction from counselors to help them along
in trying new activities they might not pick on their own.
Chipmunk and Chickadee cabins also normally have a Second Year CILT assigned to their cabin to act as big brother or sister to
the cabin and additionally help familiarize younger kids with
camp's layout and structure.
"The age of self discovery"
Camp to a 4th or 5th grader is like their own small world, a
perfect environment to gain full confidence. During the school
year, life is hectic and fast. At camp, everything is on a
manageable scale. This is where and how young kids grow, in just
a few weeks, at a pace that would be unimaginable at home. When
your child arrives home, you will be positive he or she grew
four inches in the weeks they were away. And they will
definitely "walk taller." As with all age groups, bobcats and
warblers are free to sign up for whatever activity they choose
and normally sign up with their new found buddies, which offers
great opportunities to develop healthy attitudes and play in a
"The age of little adults"
These 6th and 7th graders are beginning to be faced with real
adult issues for the first time. School is definitely becoming
challenging and the social issues can be overwhelming. Friends
are very important to this age group. The Skylake structure
allows kids a chance to be with other kids in a non-competitive,
inclusive, safe and friendly environment. This age-group comes
away from camp with a new understanding and sensitivity towards
life and each other. Bears and Tanagers really enjoy the flex
schedule of camp and work well choosing their activities to
match their moods, activity level, and need for challenge during
a given day.
"Settling into life as a teenager"
Most Senior Campers have completed the 8th grade. This group of campers is really considered
young adults at this point. These campers are "looking for
space" but in a strong, supportive environment. At Skylake, we
work to provide the appropriate balance between home supervision
and camp freedom. Friends are number one to most Seniors and
Activity involvement comes in play second. Seniors enjoy moving
from Activities in packs or small groups and usually are heard
the loudest during camp songs. Senior Campers enjoy an extra
hour after campfire every night for social hour which is often
structured into a team-play exercise or supervised "hang out" time in the Rec
CILTs (Campers In Leadership Training)
The CILT program is a 4 week session offered in two successive
years to campers entering the 10th and 11th grades.
is structured into CILT I and CILT II, based on age and
qualification. Only returning campers may apply for the CILT
Click here to find out more about Skylake's CILT