Summer Schedules & Activities


Each week is loaded with fun and learning opportunities that include:

  • Water activities: swimming, kayaking, canoeing, water trampoline, paddle boards, fishing (guided and recreational), saunas, day trips to local campsites
  • Nature: cookouts, hiking, campfires, environmental programs, overnight camping
  • Fun and games: volleyball, basketball, field games, arts and crafts, storytelling, sing-alongs, family adventure races, counselor hunts
  • Northern Lights Live: a family talent share (bring your musical instruments!)
  • Auction: staff create improvisational skits and sell items donated by YOU—choose to bring an item for other families to bid on
  • Boat & Pontoon Rental: Fishing and pontoon boats are available to rent for an added fee. You can sign up for boat rentals when you arrive at camp.
  • Cookouts & Overnights: Our staff will help plan your cookout or overnight, and assist you in packing out your equipment and food for your special family get-away.

Sample daytime schedule (subject to change)

  • 7:30am: Big and Little Dippers—a chance to start the day with a dip in the lake
  • 9-9:30am: Northern Nature, a naturalist program for kids
  • 9:30am-12pm: Age-specific programs led by staff (one day will have afternoon age groups)
  • 2-5pm: Family programs (crafts, field games, hikes, paddles, etc.)
  • 7pm: Evening activities (campfires, nature presentations, hikes, saunas, Northern Lights Live, auction, and sing-alongs

*Meals are on your own (except one afternoon when camp provides a picnic at the beach!)

Sample evening schedule

  • Sunday: Opening celebration and orientation
  • Monday: Singalong and s’mores night
  • Tuesday: Nature night
  • Wednesday: Northern Lights Live
  • Thursday: Auction at the Bear Island Stage in Buena Vista Village
  • Friday: Closing celebration at the Bear Island Stage in Buena Vista Village
  • Saturday: Family discovery night

Camp Map