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Camp Lyndon

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Summer camp is about adventure and discovery. At Camp Lyndon, kids have the opportunity to explore nature, find new talents, try new activities, and gain independence. And, of course, it’s lots of fun too!

Camp Lyndon provides quality traditional day camping experiences that help children to grow in spirit, mind, and body while teaching the core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.

Join in the fun and become part of the YMCA Cape Cod family this summer! Call (508) 362-6500 x208

Improving Your Camp Experience

  • Revised swimming schedule allows every camper the opportunity to swim twice each day!  All campers are swim tested the first day of the session and camp staff performs buddy checks every 20 minutes.
  • Come check out our Lovely Library!  A relaxed environment that campers of all ages can catch up on summer reading in an educational, yet fun environment!
  • Here at Camp Lyndon, we take the time to experience the key components to the foundations of our culture by experiencing the fine arts through music appreciation, access to musical instrument instruction, dance, choreography, and camp skits.
  • Week-Long-Choice (WLC) Voyagers and Challenge Campers will have the opportunity to sign up for Week Long Choice Blocks in which long-term projects like fort and raft building, playwriting, and mapping projects can be completed.

Camp Terminology

  • Counselor – The role model leading a camper group of five to ten campers depending on age. Great at leading games and projects; a very versatile and driven community role model who can help with everything from finding the nearest bathroom to helping someone make a friend.
  • Unit – The age group your camper is assigned. Grouped into two-year age divisions, Units come together at Morning Ceremonies, Lunch, and Dismissal.
  • Unit Director – The individual in charge of assisting counselors and helping with camper’s problems throughout the day. An excellent leader of both staff and campers alike.
  • Unit Area – The “home base” for each Unit; unit areas are spread throughout Camp Lyndon and offer a place for campers to store their backpacks, groups, to convene for activities, and lunch to be had.
  • Swim Group – A swim test to determine your child’s swim level is administered every Monday. Your camper will join other campers of likeability.

Sample Daily Schedule

Actual times may vary depending on age.

  • 8:45 – 9:00: Buses Arrive/ Drop-Off
  • 9:00 – 9:30: Move to Amphitheater for Morning Ceremonies
  • 9:30 – 9:45: Morning Ceremonies
  • 9:45 – 10:45: Swimming
  • 10:45 – 11:45: Group Time
  • 11:45 – 12:30: Lunch
  • 12:30 – 1:30: Program
  • 1:30 – 2:30: Choice Blocks
  • 2:30 – 3:30: Sports
  • 3:30 – 4:00: Clean Up, Board Buses, Go Home

Morning Ceremonies: Join the whole camp for songs, announcements, welcomes, and daily news and updates. Special Event days usually start at this time.

Swimming: Swimming schedule allows every camper the opportunity to swim twice each day!  One block will be a lesson and the other will be free swim.  All campers are swim tested the first day of the session and camp staff performs buddy checks every 20 minutes.

Group Time: This counselor led time can be used to play games, experience outdoor cooking, do crafts, go on hikes, prepare for Special Event Days, go frog catching, and much more. This is a great time for campers to make friends and bond with counselors.

Lunch: Camp Lyndon offers a lunch program for you to enjoy, if interested. Campers sit with counselors at picnic tables and take a short break from the busy day at their unit areas.

Program: Camp Lyndon offers ten program areas: archery, boating, arts & crafts, drama, music & movement, nature, ropes, sports, and library. Program offerings vary depending age. Make sure to look at unit’s program offerings!

Choice Blocks: Campers can spend some extra time with friends at a favorite game or activity. Raft building, archery target engineering, kickball, and songwriting are just a few of things our campers can sign up for either day or week-long projects.

Sports: Fun and friendship at the core of all games and sports. While the traditional sports like basketball and soccer are played, there are many fun camp-styled games to play. Tennis-baseball or a game of “Rabbits and Squirrels” anyone?

Library: Our Literacy Summer Learning Loss program is based out of the “Lovely Library”. This program area includes an air-conditioned library complete with books, toys, games and bean bag chairs, so campers of all ages can relax in an educational, yet fun environment!

 

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