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Camp Outdoor Recreational Experience

Enrich and customize your visits to any of our camps by exploring a wide variety of available recreation activities. Each property features a different set of opportunities, though all must be reserved in advance by contacting the camp registrar. Below is a listing of the staff-led recreation activities available, but don't forget to enjoy many of the free activities your troop or group can do on its own. See the Self-Guided Activities and Facilities listing on this page.

Staff-Facilitated Activities

Archery:

Learn essentials of equipment and bow handling, including shooting targets successfully. End with a special contest of archery skill to prove what you now know. Approx. 1 to 1-1/2 hours. Available at Butternut Springs, Greene Wood, Juniper Knoll, Palos, Pokanoka, and River Trails. Cost is per person/per hour, $4 for Girl Scouts, $6 for other non-profits and $8 for corporate. Available first full weekend in April through last full weekend in October. Two sessions offered on Saturday morning. Maximum 18 per session.

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Hay Wagon Rides:

Select camps have hay wagon rides around camp. Length of time is flexible. Available at River Trails, Butternut Springs, Juniper Knoll,  Palos, and Pokanoka. Cost is per person, $2 for Girl Scouts, $3 for other non-profits and $4 for corporate. Maximum 25 per wagon.

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Letterboxing:

Find hidden secrets! This is an outdoor hobby that combines elements of orienteering, art, and puzzle solving. Letterboxers hide small, weatherproof boxes in accessible places and distribute clues (descriptive and orientative) to finding the cache. Available at Juniper Knoll, Butternut Springs, River Trails, and Greene Wood.

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Swimming:

During the month of August, enjoy some time relaxing in the swimming pools. Lifeguards are provided with your reservation. Pool swimming available at Butternut Springs, Pokanoka, and River Trails; lake swimming available at Juniper Knoll. Swimming sessions last one hour; cost is per person: $6 for Girl Scouts, $9 for other non-profits, and $12 for corporate.

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Self-Guided Activities and Facilities

These activities/facilities are led by an adult in your group. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Athletic field/court use - available at all camps  
  • Hiking - available at all camps
  • Letterboxing
  • Mini-golf - at Pokanoka
  • Outdoor theater - available at Pokanoka and River Trails 
  • Orienteering - Greene Wood, Butternut Springs, and Juniper Knoll
  • Sledding - available at Butternut Springs, Juniper Knoll, Pokanoka, and River Trails
  • Snow-shoeing (limited sizes) - available at Palos and Juniper Knoll, cost is per person, $2 for Girl Scouts, $3 for other non-profits and $4 for corporate.

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