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A summer camp day at Skylake

At Skylake kids get to choose the activities they most want to do. A wide range of Activities are available to choose from and there’s time for everyone to try everything!

bugle  


Campers awakened with traditional bugle reveille.

flag
Campers assemble for morning
announcements and to raise the Flag.

  flag
breakfast  

breakfast
Eggs, bacon, bagels and pancakes are typical on the hot buffet line. Cold buffet includes yogurts, fruits, juices and cold cereals. Very merry berry Wednesday is a traditional special breakfast.

9:00
Campers select their favorites.

  horseback riding
guitar  

10:00
Campers select their favorites.

11:00
Campers select their favorites.

  balls
place setting  

hopper
One camper from each cabin comes to the dining hall to set his or her cabin's table…this rotates of course.

12;15
Full salad bar always, stocked with items such as sliced carrots, cucumbers, feta, tofu, beans along with cheeses, meats, tuna salad, and all the normal salad accoutrements. A normal lunch might be burgers, grilled cheese, pasta, pizza, taco/burrito, or sandwiches. Desserts include fresh baked cookies and homemade Italian ice.

  lunch
singing  

12:45
Campers sing songs in dining hall and then shop at Trading Post if they desire.

12:45-1:15
Relax time with friends

  relax
reading  

Siesta
"In, on or around your bunk" is the rule! Campers don't have to sleep but all of camp is asked to stay quiet and slow down for a much needed rest time. This is a great time to write letters, read, and catch up with your cabin mates.

2:30
On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, cabin mates select an activity to do together as a group. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, campers rotate between swim-call, extended siesta, and land activities.

  swimming
shower   Shower

flag
Campers assemble for evening announcements
and to lower the Flag.

  flag
dinner  

Dinner
Traditional hot dinner meal plus full salad and pasta bar offering wide variety of food choices. Desserts include homemade ice cream and cobblers.

Twilight
Open activities allow campers to participate in four or five scheduled activities, various ad hoc games, or quiet time for talk, letter writing and bonding with friends. Some special treats like evening kayaking, swimming or horseback riding are favorites at this beautiful hour of the day.

  kayak
campfire  

Nightly campfire
Time for skits, traditional and new camp songs, treasure hunts, and trivia stumps like "Know Your Counselor" and "You Asked For It"…..etc., etc, etc.

taps
This indicates lights out and quiet for most of camp. Seniors and CILTS enjoy an additional hour of social time, supervised by counselors, before lights out for them at 10:15.

  sleeping

** We also schedule regular "Special Days" like Wild West Day, Decades Day, Earth Day, and Carnivals to break the pattern. Campers are also coming and going from camp on a daily basis for trips to Yosemite National Park, Cloud's Rest, Jackass Lakes, Chilkoot Creek, Lewis Creek, Chilnulna Falls, and a full array of other high country sites.