Camp Shaver offers a wide variety of activities for campers in the areas of arts, sports and adventure. Our program is entirely elective based too! Campers can choose to do the activities that inspire them.
Traditional camp is for children ages 7-14. We offer kids a true summer camp experience that emphasizes their social and emotional development. Kids who attend Camp Shaver are given a unique opportunity to learn social skills, make new friends, and develop their independence and self-esteem all in a safe, supportive, and community environment. Our highly-trained staff excel in fostering friendships between their campers and giving each camper the individual attention and opportunities for growth that they deserve. While they are at camp, campers will choose from traditional camp activities like archery, rifelry, arts and crafts, and climbing. As well as other activities like dance, guitar, Glee, Stomp!, sand castle building, fort building, martial arts, bugs ‘n dirt, cooking, team sports, high ropes course, rappelling, and many more! All cabins perform a service project, allowing campers to discover how it feels to give back. Daily non-denominational, age-appropriate chapels and devotions give campers a way to relax, reflect on their day, and develop a sense of self and empathy for others. All campers will participate in an overnight camp out on Wednesday night with their own cabin. For many campers, this is the first opportunity they have had to camp out in the woods. The camp staff provide a safe and exciting overnight experience for campers of all experience levels. Overnights allow campers to experience the wonder of cooking over a campfire, eating s’mores, and sleeping under the stars. Traditional camp is a one-week program, beginning on Sunday and ending the following Saturday.
Climb On! is for campers who are ages 13-15. Campers in the climbing program will have additional opportunities over other campers to develop their sense of confidence, a love of the outdoors, new skills, and an appreciation for the lifelong sport of climbing. The climbing program coincides with sessions 4 and 8 of traditional camp. Campers in Climb On! will spend an extensive amount of time on Camp Shaver’s climbing/rappelling wall and high ropes course. They will also take a day trip to a nearby bouldering area, and at least one top-roped rock climb. In addition to gaining climbing experience and learning climbing techniques, campers will learn to belay, tie knots, and more! A familiarity with climbing walls is recommended, but not required. A moderate amount of physical fitness is also recommended.
At Camp Shaver, we offer a wide variety of elective activities. Our progressive, skill-based classes offer plenty of opportunities to improve existing skills or learn new ones and have tons of fun doing it.
Glee Stomp!, drama, stagecraft, arts and crafts, cooking, digital photography, newspaper, dance, and tumbling.
Sports & Adventure
Climbing wall, high ropes, rappelling, soccer, flag football, baseball/softball/pickleball, GaGa basketball, lacrosse, archery, rifelry, Frisbee golf
Fill out and return the CIT application by March 1st if you are a returning camper or April 1st if you are new to camp.
A Typical Day at Camp
- 6:45 Wake-up Bell
- 7:30 Chapel, Flagpole, and Callies
- 8:00 Breakfast
- 9:00 Activity Period 1
- 10:30 Activity Period 2
- 12:00 Lunch
- 12:45 Cabin Chores
- 1:00 Siesta
- 2:15 Cabin Centered Activity 1
- 3:15 Snack 3:30 Cabin Centered Activity 2
- 4:30 Cabin Centered Activity 3
- 5:30 Flagpole and Dinner
- 6:15 Camp Store
- 7:00 Evening Program
- 8:30 Rec Time
- 9:30 Lights Out (younger cabins)
- 10:00 Lights Out (older cabins)
Campers attend a brief chapel service in the morning, either at Gift Chapel (younger cabins) or Upper Chapel (older cabins). The morning chapel is non-denominational and is intended to inspire the camp community and leave them with a motivational thought or message for the day. After chapel, the two groups meet at the flagpole and raise the flag. Next is “callies”, a fun way to wake up and get ready for a busy day. Callies is followed by breakfast and 2 periods of activities which campers have chosen for themselves.
After activities and lunch, campers perform their cabin chore of the day. These chores can vary from dining hall cleanup duty to tending the camp garden, all of which are a great way to learn personal and community responsibility. The afternoon is filled with activities chosen within cabin groups on Sunday. Cabin centered activities are a great way to get to know your cabin mates! After flagpole and dinner, campers get to visit the camp store. While there, they can purchase snacks or merchandise with their pre-paid camp store accounts. After camp store, all campers participate in the evening program, which varies from campfire, Giant Clue, Capture the Counselor and more! Rec time is used for a visit to Grevey Lodge for table games, socializing, cabin time, bedtime stories, etc., depending on the age and interests of the cabin.