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Daily Schedule, Themes, Zipline, Components of the Day

Time Activity
7:45-8:15 am Drop off at Camp Newaygo
8:30-10:00 am First Day Orientation or First Activity
10:00-11:00 am Second Activity
11:00-11:45 am Lunch and Free Play
11:45-12:45 pm Third Activity
12:45-1:00 pm Campers change into Swimsuits
1:00-2:15 pm Waterfront Activities
1:30-1:45 pm Sunscreen/Water Break
2:15-2:45 pm Campers Change out of Swimsuits
2:15-2:45 pm Snack and Camp Store
2:45-4:00 pm All Camp Game
4:00-4:30 pm Travel from Cassidy Point
4:30-4:45 pm Wrap up from our Day
4:45-5:15 pm Pick up at Camp Newaygo

Activities & Thursday Adventures
Every day at Day Camp, campers are grouped according to age and participate in camp activities including: High Ropes Elements, Wilderness excursions, Survival training, Arts and Crafts, Team games, Archery, Waterfront Activities, and so much more!  Every day features new and exciting activities.  Each Thursday, Day Camp goes on an epic adventure that takes the learning and fun they had in their activities to the next level.  Check out this year’s Adventure Days here!

Camp Newaygo’s Zip Line Canopy Tour is a three part zip line course through the woods. The course totals 1,000 feet, is 90 feet in the air, and participants can expect to go over 20 miles an hour! Campers 50 pounds and over will have the option of signing up to do the zip line once every week during Day Camp.  The full canopy zip experience is $12, which will be taken out of your campers store account. If your camper is interested in the zip line. please take this into consideration in your camp store planning.

Free Play Time
Although the majority of our day is highly structured, we make it a point to provide time for your child to participate in unstructured play. This time allows your camper to take the initiative to create stories and activities based on the natural world around them. We believe that exposure to the outdoors is one of best ways to promote the development of our campers emotional intelligence and socialization. Some of your child’s favorite memories may come from free play time where they have the opportunity to collect frogs and insects, build wilderness forts with friends, or play a part in an imaginary woodland adventure.  

All Camp Game
Every afternoon after Swim Time, Day Camp plays an All Camp Game at Cassidy Point.  The game will be different every day and might include games such as: Capture-the-Flag, Gold Rush, Giant Battleship, Predator vs. Prey, Counselor Hunt, and more!  These games are designed to maximize fun while also teaching campers skills like teamwork and cooperation.

We are located on beautiful Pickerel Lake, one of four in a spring fed, chain of lakes. Campers have the opportunity to swim, play, and relax. Waterfront activities may include swimming, fishing, tubing, GAGA ball, shuffleboard, canoeing, kayaking, and pontoon boat rides.  Campers who wish to tube behind a boat, or Kayak and Canoe without a counselor in the craft, must pass a swim test by treading water for 5 minutes with their chin and ears above water and then complete a swim back to shore.