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Land Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross-Training, Disc Golf, Flag Football, Floor Hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby, Soccer, Table Tennis, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball

Target Sports: Archery (all ages), BB's (Pioneer Village), Riflery (Frontier & Ranger Village)

Waterfront: Swimming (lessons & advanced classes), Canoeing, Kayaking, Sailing, Windsurfing, Fishing, Snorkeling, Synchronized Swimming

Visual Arts: Creative Arts, Ceramics, Claymation, Graphic Arts, Photography (35mm), Woodshop, Seen and Heard (newspaper)

Performing Arts: Music, Drama (improvisation, skits), Big Show (musical)

Project Challenge: Climbing/Bouldering, High/Low Ropes Course (Some classes are reserved for older campers)

Other: Nature and Outdoor Living Skills

Boys will attend the same three activities on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and the three other activities on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

Sunday afternoon activities are usually all-camp or Village events.

Swim Lessons

Campers will have a chance to show their swimming ability to staff on the day they arrive. Campers will be asked to swim four laps of different strokes: the elementary backstroke, the front crawl, the breaststroke and a stroke of the camper's choice. In addition, each camper will be asked to tread water for one minute and demonstrate their plunge and recover ability. Staff will determine the camper's swimming ability and place them in a swimming class accordingly. Swimming class will be one of his afternoon activities. 

Campers who have complete mastery of all swim strokes and good endurance will not be placed in a swimming class but may elect to take an advanced aquatic class. 

Endurance and ability in the water will be evaluated throughout the session and campers may change levels as their confidence and endurance in the water improves.

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