What is Overnight Camp?
From nightly camp fires to spending your days soaking up the sun, jumping on the water trampoline, climbing the rock wall, horseback riding, or hanging out with friends. 4-H Camp Kidwell offers a unique and memorable experience. Choose from a traditional overnight experience or one of our specialty overnight camps and make your summer spectacular at 4-H Camp Kidwell.
Campers participate in a variety of small, medium and large group co-ed activities. Campers have a chance to enjoy independence as they choose their daily routine, but also learn teamwork and cooperation as they do activities with their fellow campers and cabin mates. Campers are encouraged to try new activities, make new friends, take new challenges, and most importantly have a GREAT time!
Overnight Camp General Details
Sunday (6:30pm) thru Friday(2pm)
Cabins of 6 to 9 campers
2 staff members with a minimum of 1 to 6 staff to camper ratio
Cabin mate request accepted
Sessions based on age
Traditional Overnight Camps - Ages 7-16
Campers have a chance to participate in our core camp activities:
Swimming, archery, drama, rec, canoeing, arts and crafts, teambuilding/ropes
Campers enjoy several of these activities each day:
-Daily sessions(campers attend the same activity area each day) are
assigned based on the campers ranking of the above mentioned activities.
-Choice time, free time, cabin time and various other times give campers the
opportunity to pick the activities they want to do. Campers are immersed in the weekly theme with specific activities in the sessions, as well as staff led skits, and special events
Specialty Overnight Camps - Ages 7-16
Campers choose a specific activity area to focus on..... If they love
-Outdoor exploration and tent camping
-Leadership and interest in becoming a camp counselor
-Race Kidwell (Amazing Race style event)
Campers spend at least 4 hours a day doing activities in the focus area of the session they pick. These sessions are designed for campers to receive more in depth instruction and achieve greater skill development. The rest of the day campers participate in traditional camp activities and take part in the themed activities. Each session has a limited number of spaces.
Overnight Camp Schedule
Overnight campers are involved in as many activities as possible while still having a chance to rest and relax. Kids attend 4 one-hour, small-group sessions based upon their ranking of their favorite camp activities. Throughout the week large group activities are offered based upon the weekly theme. These whole camp activities include sports, educational programming, free-time, and theme specific programs or activities. Campfire ends each day, which allows the entire camp community to sing and settle for the night!
Sample Overnight Camp Schedule
8:00 - Breakfast
8:45 - Camp Clean Up
9:30 - Session 1
10:45 - Session 2
12:00 - Lunch
12:45 - Rest Time
1:30 - Session 3
2:45 - Session 4
4:00 - Free Time
5:00 - Dinner
6:00 - Cabin Choice Time
7:00 - Program Time
8:00 - Group Rec Time
9:00 - Snack and Camp Fire
10:00 - Prepare for Bed
10:30 - Lights Out