Rising 3rd and 4th graders make up our Super Senior unit. Super Seniors gather in outdoor shelters and utilize our entire campus under the guidance of counselors. They begin to develop specific camp skills with classes in archery and woodworking, participate in unit activities such as Mud Day and No T.V. Challenge, and learn about High Meadows traditions including the Eye of the Hifnork and Bullikowosh Buddies.
(schedules are subject to change)
|9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.||Morning Meeting|
|9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.||Traditions/Nature|
|10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.||Archery/Arts and Crafts|
|11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.||Lunch|
|12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.||Woodworking/Unit Discovery|
|1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.||Sports|
|2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.||Swimming|
|3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.||Unit Time and Carpool|
Archery – Archers will learn how to identify, care for and use the archery equipment. Safety is a major priority and so archers must learn the shooting commands, follow directions and how to keep score. Archers will improve techniques by working on shooting form, aiming, and how to adjust for each shot. Campers gain confidence and skills by participating in archery games and fun tournaments.
Arts & Crafts – In a fun and creative environment, campers are encouraged to express their creative interests. This class Introduces them to a variety of different artistic mediums and techniques such as clay, paint, weaving and beads. Campers are taught the value of reserving, recycling and using natural materials found on campus. Campers are involved in the care of materials and space. Campers may choose what projects they want to do and how they want to do it.
Lunch – Campers should bring a non-perishable lunch each day in a reusable container. High Meadows encourages campers to bring healthy lunches that generate as little waste as possible. Campers are able to recycle #1 and #2 plastics, aluminum containers (such as fruit cups) and some paper products. A compost container is also available for some food scraps. Campers are not allowed to bring glass containers or soda cans to camp.
Nature – Campers learn to move through their environment and be aware of their surroundings. They participate in directed observation of all of our High Meadows animals; livestock, insects, and wild animals. They will experience native plant life of High Meadows and build confidence in nature by handling the animals on campus. This class will equip campers with their own foundation of knowledge to shape an independent interest in the natural environment.
Sports – Campers will be exposed to a variety of activities including games, sports, and water activities in a non-competitive environment. Campers will get physical to expand their concept of their own body and movement. Campers are offered large group and small group activities that focus on sportsmanship, following proper game play, and expanding skills.
Swimming – All campers visit the pool every day, weather and conditions permitting. The pool is staffed by a team of certified lifeguards and trained lookouts. Swim time is divided into instructional swim and free swim. Campers are evaluated at the beginning of each session and placed into groups according to their ability. Jewelry (including earrings), goggles, fins, and flotation devices are not permitted in the pool. Our pool is sanitized through a salt-water system, with chlorine if needed. The result is comfortable, clean water that does not irritate the skin or eyes, and will not turn hair green.
Traditions – Where early pioneer life, Native American lore and High Meadows Camp history all combine into wonderful activities. Campers experience what it was like for the pioneers to navigate land, cook simple meals, games and crafts. Then learn Native American legends, games and even sign language. And of course, you will get to sing our favorite camp songs, explore the campus for our mysterious creatures and learn about our history.
Woodworking – Introduces campers to the skills necessary to create and finish hand-tooled projects with wood. There is always focus on safety. Campers create projects such as bird houses or airplanes. They are encouraged to try new things in a safe and nurturing environment. They get to work on their own project gaining independence and problem solving skills, which allows them to have pride in the process and the end product.
Unit Discovery – Campers in this class participate in activities that focus on sensory exploration, creative problem solving, and age-appropriate skill development. There are science experiment days full of vinegar and baking soda rockets, sensory days with frozen materials, noodles, and “clean mud”, and game days of chalk pictionary and live action “Angry Birds”. Unit Discovery allows for an exciting, dynamic fusion of art, science, and exploration.