Camper Highlights

What Is There To Do At Camp?

Throughout your week at Camp Kahquah you will have the opportunity to participate in various activities and majors.  We want to make sure that you are informed about what the difference is between and activity and a major.


This is an opportunity for you to sign up for a skill or activity for the entire week.  You will have the opportunity to develop and advance in one specific area.  For example in the kayaking major on Day 1 you will learn about the paddle and safety, but by Day 5 you will have expanded your skills to know how to properly paddle, tip, rescue, and venture out farther into the lake! In a major, you participate in the same activity for one session each day in order to master that specific area! Below is a list of majors that we offer!

  • Archery
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Ropes (Harnesses, climbing wall, low ropes, teamwork)
  • Photography
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Watersports (kneeboarding, waterskiing, wakeboarding)
  • Mad Science
  • Wilderness Exploration (starting a fire, building a shelter, edible nature)
  • Drama
  • Visual Arts
  • Creative Writing

*Not each major is available to each week of camp.  Please sign-up for each one during the registration process. If you are unsure about which majors to do, you can always select at camp, providing there are still spaces available*

Want to go kayaking just once or twice without learning absolutely everything? Then activities are just what you need. These are less skill dependant and are for children who just want to experience a different activity without doing it each and every day.  Often times cabins will sign up for an activity together and enjoy it as a group.  A list of our activities are:

  • Paddleboarding
  • Tubing
  • Beach
  • Pontoon Fishing
  • Wall Climbing
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cookie Baking
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Archery
  • Drama Games
  • Crafts
  • Bracelet Making

*You do not have to sign up for activities before camp.  Before/after breakfast each cabin has an opportunity to sign up for activities for that day depending on number of spots.*


If you have any questions or want to switch the major you have signed up for, please email the Camp Office

Typical Daily Schedule

8:10 AM Morning Activities
8:35 AM Flag Raising
8:45 AM Breakfast
9:15 AM Activity/Instructional Skills Selection
9:30 AM Cabin Clean Up
10:00 AM The Underground
11:00 AM Small Groups
11:30 AM Activity & Instructional Skills Major #1
12:30 PM Lunch Dress-Up Prep
12:45 PM Lunch
1:15 PM Tuck & Bunk
2:00 PM Activity & Instructional Skills Major #2
3:00 PM Re-Hydration Station
3:15 PM Activity #3
4:15 PM Free Swim!
5:30 PM Supper
6:30 PM Camp-Wide Challenge!
7:30 PM The Underground
8:15 PM Campfire & Cabin Leader Challenges
9:00 PM To Cabins
10:00 PM Lights Out – SHHH!