Successful Campers in each program can....

It is important to understand what camper behaviors and abilities are expected in each program for campers in order for them to get the most out of their summer camp experience. 

 

Please review the following information and expectation about the specific Camp Marshall program which you wish to enroll your camper in to ensure that it is the right summer camp experience for them. 

 

If you have any program specific questions or require clarification about any expectation, please email our summer camp operations director at Care@campmarshall.net


 

Cloverbud: 

  • Campers in this program must be 4-6 years old at time of attendance 

  • Campers in this program must be potty trained

  • Campers in this program must be able to change in and out of their bathing suit by themselves with minimal assistance. Counselors can assist with straps/clasps/etc. 

  • Camper should be able to participate as part of a group with a ratio of 1 staff to 5 campers and a program supervisor 

  • Campers in this program are in a maximum program size of 15-20 campers with 4-5 staff 

  • Campers in this program are always with staff 

  • Campers should have physical endurance for a camp week. Example schedule: Arrive at camp between 7 and 8, limited breakfast, activities 9-11, lunch 11-12, swim 1-2, snack/rest 2-3, activities 2:30-5:00, pick up 5-5:30

  • Campers must be able to stay with their group with reasonable redirection. Campers should not be a flight risk or be constantly wandering away from the group. 

 

Maple Leaf: 

  • Campers in this program must be 7-10 years old at time of attendance

  • Camper in this program must be potty trained

  • Campers in this program must be able to change in and out of their bathing suit by themselves 

  • Campers should be able to participate as part of a group with a ratio of 1 staff to 10 campers and a program supervisor

  • Campers in this program are in a maximum program size of 40-50 campers 5-6 staff  

  • Campers in this program are always in sight of staff 

  • Campers should have physical endurance for a camp week example schedule:  Arrive at camp between 7 and 8, limited breakfast, activities 9-11, lunch 11-12, swim 1-2, snack, activities 2:30-5:00, pick up 5-5:30

  • Campers must be able to stay with their group with reasonable redirection. Campers should not be a flight risk or be constantly wandering away from the group. 

 

Traditional Day: 

  • Campers in this program must be 7-16 years old at time of attendance

  • Campers in this program must be potty trained

  • Campers in this program must be able to change in and out of their bathing suit by themselves 

  • Campers in this program should be able to participate as part of a group with a ratio of 1 staff to 10 campers 

  • Campers in this group are in an average group size of 15-25 with 2-3 staff

    • Max group size 25 with 3 staff 

    • Avg group size 15-20 with 2-3 staff 

    • Some freedom during free swim 

    • Campers in this program are always in staff supervised areas of the property  

      • They are allowed to travel between monitored areas with a buddy as long as a counselor is aware of where they are going and are able to receive word that they made it to the destination or wait for them to return. Walkie talkies are utilized by staff to communicate when campers are traveling between groups and confirm their arrival. Campers do not cross the road without staff supervision. Campers are required to utilize a buddy system when traveling between groups

  • Campers in this program should have the physical endurance for a camp week example schedule: Arrive at camp (7-8 or 7:30-8, can’t remember our decision),  breakfast at 8, activities from 9-12, lunch and rest time 12-2, activities from 2-4:45, pick up at 5, 

    • If campers are signed up for extended days, they stay for an additional activity and dinner, getting picked up at 7. 

  • Campers in this program must be able to stay with their group with reasonable redirection. Campers should not be a flight risk or be constantly wandering away from the group. 

 

Traditional Overnight: 

  • Campers in this program must be 8-16 years old at time of attendance

  • Camper in this program must be potty trained and able to say overnight without bedwetting accidents

  • Campers in this program must be able to change in and out of their bathing suit and clothes by themselves 

  • Campers should be able to participate as part of a group with a ratio of 1 staff to 10 campers 

  • Campers in this group are in an average group size of 15-25 with 2-3 staff

    • Max group size 25 with 3 staff 

    • Avg group size 15-20 with 2-3 staff 

    • Some freedom during free swim/evening activity 

    • Evening activity has many staff and campers-max 100 campers with at least 25 staff

    • Campers in this program are always in staff supervised areas of the property  

      • They are allowed to travel between monitored areas with a buddy as long as a counselor is aware of where they are going and are able to receive word that they made it to the destination or wait for them to return. Walkie talkies are utilized by staff to communicate when campers are traveling between groups and confirm their arrival. Campers do not cross the road without staff supervision. 


 

  • Campers should have experience staying away from home for at least one night without parents 

  • Campers should have the physical endurance for a camp week example schedule: Wake up around 7, breakfast at 8, activities from 9-12, lunch and rest time 12-2, activities from 2-6, dinner, evening activity 7:30-8:30, get ready for bed, bedtime at 9.

  • Campers must be able to stay with their group with reasonable redirection. Campers should not be a flight risk or be constantly wandering away from the group. 

 

Horse Camp:

  • All requirements for day and overnight apply 

  • Must be able to control body and actions around horses and campers

  • Must be able to listen to instructions on horseback while in a small group of riders 

  • Act in a safe manner 

  • Physical endurance for a horse day camp week: Arrive at camp (7-8 or 7:30-8, can’t remember our decision),  breakfast at 8,  barn from 9-12, lunch and rest time 12-2, activities from 2-4, pm barn chores 4-5, pick up 5-5:30 

    • Extended day and overnight campers finish barn chores, have dinner, and get picked up at 7. 

  • Campers should have the physical endurance for a horse overnight camp week: Wake up around 6:30, am barn chores 7-8, breakfast at 8, barn from 9-12, lunch and rest time 12-2, activities from 2-4, pm barn chores 4-6, 6 dinner, evening activity 7:30-8:30, get ready for bed, bedtime at 9. 

 

LIT: 

  • Campers in this program must be 14-16 years old at time of attendance

  • Campers in this program should also meet the additional expectations in the Traditional Overnight Program 

  • LIT Program is intended to help older youth realize their leadership potential and develop a sense of social and environmental responsibility.

  • This program puts an emphasis on working as a group, collaboration, and good communication skills.

  • Campers in this program should have experience staying away from home for at least two nights without parents 

  • Campers in this program should have the physical endurance for a camp week: Wake up around 7, breakfast at 8, activities from 9-12, lunch and rest time 12-2, activities from 2-6, dinner, evening activity 7:30-8:30, get ready for bed, bedtime at 9. 

  • Campers in this program must be able to stay with their group with reasonable redirection. Campers should not be a flight risk or be constantly wandering away from the group. 

 

CIT: 

  • Campers in this program must be 16-17 years old at time of attendance

  • Campers in this program should also meet the additional expectations in the Traditional Overnight Program

  • Campers in this program are always in staff supervised areas of the property  

    • They are allowed to travel between monitored areas with a buddy as long as a counselor is aware of where they are going and are able to receive word that they made it to the destination or wait for them to return. Walkie talkies are utilized by staff to communicate when campers are traveling between groups and confirm their arrival. CITs are able to cross the road without a staff member but must inform one prior to crossing, Campers are required to utilize a buddy system when traveling between groups

  • Campers must be able to stay with their group with reasonable redirection. Campers should not be a flight risk or be constantly wandering away from the group. 

  • Campers in the leadership training program focus on learning skills in childcare and activity programming. During the program they work on behavior management skills, emergency preparedness, and overall responsibility in a group setting

  • The purpose of this program is to help older youth grow their leadership skills, build on their sense of social and environmental responsibility, and understand the value and importance of leadership in a specific camp setting 

  • This program puts an emphasis on working as a group, collaboration, and good communication skills

  • Campers in this program assist counselors by being a positive role model to fellow campers

  • Campers in this program should understand rules and importance of safety at camp 

  • Campers in this program should understand they are still considered a camper, they are not a counselor and therefore must be able to respect and listen to all camp rules and staff regardless of age. 

  • Campers in this program should have experience staying away from home for at least two nights without parents 

  • Campers in this program should have the physical endurance for a camp week. Example schedule: Wake up around 7, breakfast at 8, activities from 9-12, lunch and rest time 12-2, activities from 2-6, dinner, evening activity 7:30-8:30, get ready for bed, bedtime at 10.