Each group typically consists of approximately 25–30 campers, two Counselors and one CIT. To encourage independence and accountability, Upper Camp campers are offered a choice of activities every day making every day unique. In daily assemblies, campers participate in group challenges, are presented with activity choices offered that day, and build their camp schedule based on those opportunities.
Upper Camp Free Choice Examples
Art Collage, 3D Sculpture, Drawing and Painting
Computer School Appropriate Online Games, i.e. Cool Math
Co-op Games Gaga Ball, Playdoh Pictionary, Mosquito Tag, Quidditch
Crafts Lanyards, Tie Dye, Perler Beads, Friendship Bracelets
Dance Movement, Gymnastics, Improvised Dance
Drama Talent Show, Puppets, Theatre Games
Field Capture the Flag, Basketball, Baseball
Music Percussion Instruments, Singing, Music Games
Outdoor Adventure Fire Building, Hut Building, Fishing
Pottery Pinch Pots, Beads, Masks
Science Nature Studies, Experiments, K’nex
Specialty Crafts Glass Fusion, Candlemaking, Leather Crafts
Swimming Free Swim, Waterslides, Structured Water Games
Sample Day at Upper Camp
|9:30|| 3D Sculpture|
|10:35|| Theatre games|
|11:15|| Fire Building|
Daily hot lunch is included in camp tuition. Two entree selections, one of which is vegetarian, are served with beverages, salad bar, sandwiches, fresh fruit and dessert. For the safety of all campers, items that contain nuts, peanuts or peanut oil are not served.
Cost: $680 per session, includes lunch
Enroll in 8 weeks of day camp, 8 weeks of hybrid camps, or a combination of day and hybrid camps and save $250.00 on the 8 week total. Discount is applied after registration. Remaining camp fees, after the enrollment deposit has been applied, are due in two equal installments on April 1 and May 1.
Upper Camp Special Evening Program • Session 2 Only
Campers in Session 2 may attend a special evening program with their group and counselors. The special evening program begins immediately following the regular camp day and concludes at 8:00pm. Group games, swimming, a pizza party and s’mores around the campfire fill the evening. Each Upper Camp and Hybrid Camp group schedules one special evening during the second session of camp. Exact dates are not determined until the beginning of camp. There are no refunds or makeup days for missing the program.
Upper Camp Field Trip • Session 4 Only
A field trip is scheduled for Upper Camp to Groveland Oaks on August 17. Group games and activities are organized, a picnic lunch is served, and children have the opportunity to swim at the park. All Upper Campers in attendance on the day of the field trip are expected to participate in this trip since there is no supervision at Roeper Camp that day.