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Daily Schedule

Not Your Average Day

Every day at Camp Sloane is a day for making new friends, building confidence and being inspired to try new things. Your camper will have a sense of belonging, live with integrity and learn skills that they can use during the year at school and for the rest of their life.

Lingo to Know

Villages - Each camper lives in a tent with 5-7 bunkmates and 1-2 counselors. Each tent is in a living village made up of 4-7 tents. Our villages are broken up by gender and rising school grade:

Pioneers
Rising 3rd and 4th graders
Juniors
Rising 5th and 6th graders
Seniors
Rising 7th and 8th graders
Students
Rising 9th and 10th graders
LEAD
Rising 10th and 11th graders
CIT
Rising 11th graders

 

7:15 AM
Wake-up, wash-up, get dressed, begin tent clean-up
Your counselors will wake you up with a cheerful 'good morning!' as the song of the day starts to play in the Village. You'll get ready for the day, brush your teeth and choose your outfit before starting another awesome day at Sloane!
7:50 AM
Flag raising and announcements
We come together in the morning to raise the flag. Each tent group has the opportunity to do this throughout the session. Flag is a chance for the entire camp to gather, listen to announcements and be a little silly together.
8:00 AM
Breakfast
Sit with your tent mates and enjoy a hearty breakfast to kick-start your day, with a wide range of choices, ranging from cereal, bagels and something different at the hot bar every day!
8:45 AM
Return to Village to finish tent clean-up
Each camper lives in a tent with 5-7 bunkmates and 1-2 counselors. After breakfast, you'll all head back to your Village to make your beds and gather up what you need for the morning... don't forget to put on sunscreen and fill up your waterbottle!
9:25-10:15
First Elective Activity Period
A schedule is made for each camper based on the preferences they individually make on their first full day, so while they can choose to do some activities with friends, they can also select to try something new or different. You will have 3 electives in the morning that you do for 5 days. Then you can try something new or progress further in an activity during the second week of a 2-week session. Elective time is when you will also do riding or waterski lessons (if you have signed up) or swim lessons (if you are a level 1 or 2 swimmer).
10:25-11:15
Second Elective Activity Period
A schedule is made for each camper based on the preferences they individually make on their first full day, so while they can choose to do some activities with friends, they can also select to try something new or different. You will have 3 electives in the morning that you do for 5 days. Then you can try something new or progress further in an activity during the second week of a 2-week session. Elective time is when you will also do riding or waterski lessons (if you have signed up) or swim lessons (if you are a level 1 or 2 swimmer).
11:25-12:15
Third Elective Activity Period
A schedule is made for each camper based on the preferences they individually make on their first full day, so while they can choose to do some activities with friends, they can also select to try something new or different. You will have 3 electives in the morning that you do for 5 days. Then you can try something new or progress further in an activity during the second week of a 2-week session. Elective time is when you will also do riding or waterski lessons (if you have signed up) or swim lessons (if you are a level 1 or 2 swimmer).
12:30
Lunch
At lunch, we eat Family Style, which means your waiter/waitress (every camper takes turns doing this for each tent) will collect a tray of food from the window and bring it to your table. As well as what's on the tray, there is a huge salad bar and different options such as soup, nachos, and pasta at the hot bar too!
1:00-1:30
Oval Time, Camp Store Open
All of camp is like is recess - but after lunch every day the entire camp comes out to our oval area to play gaga, 4-square in the air and table tennis. The camp store is also open so campers can take a look if they want to purchase anything.
1:30-2:30
Rest Hour
A time for you to relax in your tent with your friends and counselor. You can make friendship bracelets, read a book, play cards, write letters home or even have a little nap to prepare you for the afternoon!
2:40-3:30
Fourth Period β€” Pioneers/Seniors Free Swim, Juniors/Students Tent Bonding Time
Every Village has a free swim period at either the lake or the pool (it switches every day). This is your chance to cool off on a hot day or relax with your village friends if you don't feel like getting wet! For Tent Bonding Time (TBT) tents choose different activities that they would like to do together and/or with another tent in the village. Activity options range from tye-dye to zipline to yoga classes!
3:40-4:30
Fifth Period β€” Juniors /Students Free Swim, Pioneers/Seniors Tend Bonding Time
Every Village has a free swim period at either the lake or the pool (it switches every day). This is your chance to cool off on a hot day or relax with your village friends if you don't feel like getting wet! For Tent Bonding Time (TBT) tents choose different activities that they would like to do together and/or with another tent in the village. Activity options range from tye-dye to zipline to yoga classes!
4:40-5:40
R & R (Supervised Free Time in Village)
You'll spend this time in your village, playing games with your counselors and friends, showering and getting ready for dinner and the evening programs.
5:40
Eventide
Each day, boys and girls camps get together separately and a staff member gives a short, inspiring speech on a particular topic or theme. Make sure you listen for the number, animal and color... what do they mean?!
5:50
Flag lowering and announcements
We all get back together in the afternoon to lower the flag. Villages and tents take it in turns to take on this honor. The entire camp gathers to listen to any afternoon announcements and find out some fun world news or information on the Evening Programs coming up.
6:00
Dinner
At dinner, you'll again sit with your tent group and dinner will be served in a similar way to lunch - the main meal will be brought to your table but there is also the salad bar and other options at the hot bar. We can meet the majority of dietary requirements, so let us know at the start of the session if you are vegetarian, vegan, gluten or dairy-free.
7:00
Evening Programs
Your evening programs will vary day-to-day and they are a great chance to spend time with your whole village, have a co-ed with your village counterpart, or even take part in an awesome all-camp activity. You might play capture the flag one night, enjoy the all-camp Square Dance the next, have a shaving cream fight with your friends, or even find yourself up on stage performing in your Village skit on the last night of camp!
9:00-9:45
Vespers and Lights Out, depending on age group
Each night you will spend some time reflecting on your day. Counselors will run a conversation about the highs and lows of the day, and they might read a bedtime story or pick a topic to discuss as a group. It’s a nice chance to wind down after a busy day.