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There are 20+ different activities available each week at camp. Overnight campers will choose their activity preferences PRIOR to arriving at camp, and will receive their schedules on the first day of activities. Overnight campers have three elective periods each morning and take each elective for 5 days. One-week campers get 3 electives and two-week campers get 6. In the afternoon, every tent will have a Free Swim period at the pool or lake, and 'Tent Bonding Time' (TBT) where, as a group, they choose an activity like zip-lining, tie-dye, pontoon boat rides, or fishing. Click here for a sample overnight camper schedule.

Water activities are a big part of the Camp Sloane program and all campers will do a ‘Swim Quest’ at the start of the session to determine their swim level and where in the pool & lake they can safely swim. All Day campers will have instructional swim lessons at either the pool or lake each day and all Level 1 or Level 2 swimmers in Overnight Camp will have swim lessons as one of their morning elective activities (Level 3 swimmers have the option of choosing an Advanced Swim class). Click here for a description of each swim level.

LEAD campers will also choose their electives prior to arriving at camp. They will get 2 electives during the first week of the program.

Day campers have a set schedule for each week and, over their 2-week session, they will get to do all the activities we have on offer for their age group. See our Day Camp page for a sample schedule.

All of our activities are available to all of our campers except for waterskiing and horseback riding, which are offered at an additional cost (Day Campers are not able to sign up for Waterski). A few activities do have age restrictions due to the progression of our activities and our interest in giving campers things to look forward to as they continue on at camp.



Climbing Tower
Learn how to master the wall and conquer all three sides of our 50ft tower.
Learn some essential fishing skills, from baiting hooks, to casting, to reeling in your first catch.
High Ropes
High Ropes is a Tent Bonding Time (TBT) activity and NOT available as a morning elective. Junior, Senior & Student (6th grade+) campers will get the chance to go off the Zip Line, while Senior & Student (8th grade+) campers will also get the opportunity to master the Vertical Playpen, or conquer a fear on the Giant Swing.
Outdoor Cooking & Survival Skills
Learn how to build campfires, use a camping stove and make delicious grub to wow your friends and family on your next camping trip. Channel your inner Bear Grylls and learn about our environment, make awesome shelters, start a fire using primitive methods, and take home your very own survival bracelet.
Mountain Biking
Available to 6th grade+. Master our trails, learn basic bike maintenance, and take off on some neat adventures.


Target Sports
Choose from Archery (all grades) and Air Riflery (6th grade+) for your elective activities. BB guns (4th & 5th grades only) and Slingshots (4th-7th grades only) will be offered as Tent Bonding Time activities.
Y-Sports Combo
In this class you'll get to try a variety of classic sports, including Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, Tennis, and Field Hockey
Camp Sports Combo
This combo class includes Gaga, Kickball/Baseball, Ultimate Frisbee, Badminton and Four Square, so you can try a little of everything!

The Arts

Fine Art/Gallery
Learn a variety of artisitic skills and have the opportunity to display your artwork at the end of the week.
Camp Crafts
Try your hand at lots of different crafts; from friendships bracelets to candle making to ceramics
Have you dreamt of a job in sketch comedy? Want to be the next Tina Fey? Improv is where to be to learn the basics of being on stage and performing.
Sing your heart out and make your voice heard.
We offer a variety of different dance classes from contemporary to hip-hop to Broadway dance.
Become the next Gordon Ramsey with our very popular cooking classes.
Guitar Lessons & Songwriting
Learn to play the acoustic guitar right here at camp. We also offer songwriting classes, where you'll learn the basics of writing lyrics and structuring a song.


Juniors, Seniors and Students (6th grade+) get the opportunity to learn a lifelong skill and working on their sailing skills
Spend your time learning how to canoe, kayak and even try your hand at stand-up paddle boarding!
Lower level swimmers take lessons once a day to build up their confidence in the water while our higher level swimmers have the option to sign up for our awesome Advanced Swimming class! ALL campers will have Free Swim at the pool or lake each afternoon.
Crew Rowing
Learn what it takes to row across Lake Wononpakook in our single sculls or even try working as a team in our 4-person boat! Only available to Juniors and above (6th grade+) with a strong swimming ability

Optional Activities

Waterski/Wakeboard Lessons

Our waterski boat takes 5 campers out at a time and across an hour we deliver a fun and exciting program that not only teaches skills but builds confidence and independence, Waterski/Wakeboard lessons are scheduled by the week and you must pre-register for them. A week's worth of lessons includes one hour of group instruction for all five of the activity days at camp. Our waterski program is extremely popular and we recommend registering as early as possible as all spaces are allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis.

English Horseback Riding Lessons

Campers learn everything from basic horse care and barn management to riding form and technique, At the end of most weeks, there is a trail ride around our beautiful camp! Lessons are available for campers of all ages and all experience levels. We provide helmets, though campers should come with long pants and boots with at least a ¼ inch heel. Riding lessons are scheduled by the week and must be pre-registered for. They include one hour of instructional English-style riding. Riding lessons often sell out long before the summer so we recommend registering early to avoid disappointment.