Typical Schedule

A typical first day begins with a hearty breakfast, after which family members move on to a full range of activities. Children are grouped by age, and head off to enjoy the day supervised by volunteer counselors. Meanwhile, adult family members make their way to fun as well. The morning hours are filled with swimming, arts and crafts, kayaking and canoeing, mini-golf, archery, super duper blooper games, or snowshoeing, ice-skating, and sledding, depending on the season.

Hungry campers show up for lunch at noon, and the lunch hour begins with a "Go Camp Sunshine" cheer.

Afternoon rest hour for younger children and their parents follows lunch. Meanwhile, the 9-12 year olds and the teens are back in their groups moving on to the next activity. At 2:00 PM, all age groups are back in action, and at 2:15 PM parents typically come together for a discussion group. These groups provide an opportunity for parents to meet and share stories with other parents in similar situations.

Parents connect again with their children and take a break before dinner at 5:30. A variety of options are offered at both lunch and dinner, including a healthy salad bar, and of course, dessert. Our food gets rave reviews!

After dinner, the nightly entertainment begins. Events include a masquerade party, talent show, parent gourmet dinner, sleep-out for the 9-12 year olds, wishboat launch, and farewell ceremony, giving everyone the chance to have fun together and to share their experiences of the day and week.

Typical Summer & Winter Days At Camp Sunshine

Time Event Ages Location
Morning
8:00-9:00 Breakfast All Dining Hall
8:30-9:15 Volunteer Meeting(with Camp Doctor & Psychosocial Director) 9 All Volunteers Nancy's Place
9:15 Orientation/Assignment to Day Camps All Entertainment Hall
9:30 Tot Welcome & Introduction 3-5 Tot Lot
Initiative Games 6-8 Sports field
Newcomb Volleyballor Playground Activities 9-12 Volleyball Court
Teens meet in Teen Center (Begin preparing for Super Duper Blooper Games/Cheer & Chant) Teens Teen Center
9:45-11:30 Super Duper Blooper Games Teens/Adults Entertainment Hall
10:00 Arts & Crafts 6-8 Craft Room
Initiative Games 9-12 Sports field
10:15 Nursery Story Time Infants Nursery
Tot Game Time 3-5 Tot Lot
11:00 Pool Activitiesor Mini-Golf 6-8 Pool
Mini-Golf Course
Arts & Crafts 9-12 Crafts Room
11:15 Nursery Stroller Walk Infants Back Walkways
Fun with Mazes & Coloring 3-5 Tot Lot
11:30 Game Room / Computers Teens Teen Ctr./Learning Ctr.
Zumba Teens/Adults Entertainment Hall
11:45 Visit From "Sunny" the C.S. Mascot 3-5 Tot Lot
Afternoon
Noon-1:00 Lunch All Dining Hall
1:00-5:00 Day Camps Resume 9-12 & Teens Dining Area
1:00-2:00 Rest Period with Parents 8 & Younger
Parent/Child Swim Parent/child Pool
Waterfront Activities or Computer Time 9-12 Waterfront
Learning Center
Prepare for Celebration Show Teens Teen Center
2:00-5:00 Day Camps Resume 8 & Younger
2:00 Cookie Decorating & Eating 6-8 Dining Hall
Climbing Wall Activityand Mini-Golf 9-12 9-12 Climbing Wall
Mini-Golf Course
Pool Activitiesand Arts & Crafts Teens Pool
Craft Room
2:15 Tot Singing Time Infants/3-5 Tot Lot
2:15-4:00 Parents' Discussion Group Parents Nancy's Place
3:00 Tot Crafts 3-5 Craft Room
Prepare for Celebration Show and Playground Activities 6-8 Stage Area
Playground
Cookie Decorating & Eating or Pool Activities 9-12 Dining Area
Pool
Climbing Wall Activity or Waterfront Activities Teens Climbing Wall
Waterfront
3:30 Nursery Stroller Walk Infants Back Walkway
Game Time (Bubble Play) 3-5 Tot Lot
4:00 Tot Story and Snack Time 3-5 Tot Lot
Waterfront Activities (Kayaks, Paddleboats, Swimming) and Computer Time 6-8 Waterfront
Learning Center
Prepare for Celebration Show 9-12 Stage Area
Frisbee Golf and Volleyball Teens By Sports field
Volleyball Court
Climbing Wall and Adult Swim Adults Only Climbing Wall
Pool
4:30 Prepare For Celebration Show Infants Nursery
Prepare For Celebration Show 3-5 Tot Lot
Evening
5:30-6:30 Dinner All Dining Hall
6:30 Masquerade/Costume Night All Entertainment Hall
8:30 Movie Night All Sports field