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Why Camp Sloane?

Sloane Family

Sloane Family

You’re not just a camper at Sloane - you are part of the family. Right from the start, you will feel the connection with immediate callbacks from our Business Manager, Heidi, to your camper’s Monday Funday activities that focus on community building and relationships. Camp Sloane is a home away from home.


Camp Outcomes

Camp Outcomes

Our goal here is pretty simple - we focus on three core outcomes. Your child will leave camp having developed their social skills. This means making new friends, learning how to listen first and how to work through differences.

Your child will leave camp with a better sense of their own self. This means knowing that they are comfortable facing challenges, that they are more independent, that they have better decision making skills. As a bonus, they'll learn new skills like how to sail, how to make a candle or even how to set a table for a meal.

Finally, your child will develop a stronger, more defined, character. We will give them the building blocks that they need to become the best version of themselves. We intentionally enrich all of our activities and programs with character development assets that will make them a more competent and caring person.

Campers Choice

Campers' Choice

You shouldn’t have to spend 5 days doing something that you don’t want to do. So we let campers choose their elective activities. Campers have 3 activities for 50 minutes each day, every week that they are at camp. If you want to try archery - choose it. If you don’t want to play soccer, don’t pick it. We want campers to have independence over what skills they choose to progress in.


Platform Tent Camping

This is an obvious one because it’s our purple cow (what makes us stand out). But, the beauty of the tents is that they help build community. Cabins are stuffy and the walls can build up isolation. When the tent flaps are all rolled up and the sun is shining, campers are encouraged to step out into their villages and start up games of basketball, table tennis, chess and friendship-bracelet making. Making new friends and visiting old ones is super easy in our platform tent villages.

What’s a day at camp like?

Camp Sloane is For All

Camp Sloane is made up of people from every walk of life working side by side to help kids reach their full potential. Together we work to ensure that everyone, regardless of cultural background, ethnicity, faith, gender, gender identity, ideology, income, national origin, race, or sexual orientation has the opportunity to discover, achieve and build strong relationships. Our motto is “others” for good reason and it’s because we believe in camp for all.

Our mission and camp philosophy

Our Staff

We hear all the time from our camp families how impressed they are with our staff. We understand that your campers need the greatest of role models to learn from and the safety and well-being of your precious cargo are in our hands. So we spend an enormous amount of time making sure that our staff is properly vetted, interviewed, referenced and trained to allow your campers to benefit from their expertise.

Professional Role Models

Theme Days

Whether we are escaping from the forbidden jungle, watching the red and blue team crush it at tug-o-war or cheering for Sweden and England during the iron man - our theme days are THE BEST days at camp. It’s a bonus of coming to a 2-week session and you’re not going to want to miss Escape From…, Color Wars or Olympics.

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Friendships that Last a Lifetime

We’re not exaggerating - camp friends are forever friends. Every year at Family Camp we have entire villages full of alumni who grew up going to camp together and look forward to reconnecting at Camp Sloane. We have intentional programming throughout the first 48 hours of every session to make sure that every camper feels confident, safe and is given the chance to find their best camp bud.

Already have friends in mind who want to try camp?


Shred on the water or Giddy-up on a horse

Lake Wononpakook (pronounced Wuh-non-puh-cook) is a hot spot during the summer and waterskiing is our most popular activity. If water-sports aren’t for you, horseback riding lessons are another awesome option to experience something that you might only get to do at camp. 

Specialize in something new


Un-plug to make Connections

It’s been reported that kids, on average, spend up to 8 hours a day online. The only line that our campers are on at camp is our zip-line! You don’t need us to tell you the benefits of being screen-free and building face-to-face connections. Hint - the benefits are HUGE!

Your camper’s well-being is our #1 concern

Campers Come First

Camp is for the campers - this seems obvious - but here at Sloane we host camper focus groups and we have a Camper Council to make sure that our camper’s voices and opinions are heard. Our campers help us improve our program, add in new activities, make menu changes and more. Being heard does amazing things to a child’s confidence and self-esteem and we make sure that our campers have a voice.

Find out what our Campers think about camp!