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Half SAT Camp

A Day at Half SAT Camp

The morning session is SAT class while the afternoon is spent with the sports program. Campers follow the same classic camp schedule as the rest of the camp, only switching programs from morning to afternoon session. The morning SAT session is 2 hours long, and the afternoon sports session is 2 - 3 hours.. Follow along below to see what's in store during a typical day at camp.

8 AM

Reveille & Morning Dip

Every day starts with reveille. Many campers choose to take a morning dip in Panther Pond. Nothing wakes you up and gets you ready for the day better than a refreshing swim. Besides feeling clean, you'll earn a campfire point for your cabin if you go all the way under. Not much for swimming? Don't worry, we also have hot showers :)

Three girl campers diving into the lake from a floating dock
8:15 AM

Breakfast

A hearty breakfast with hot and cold options served in the dining hall. Main entrees include classics like scrambled eggs, waffles, and french toast. Hot sides like bacon, muffins, sausage, oatmeal and home fries are available almost every day. Everyday options include bagels & cream cheese, toast with butter, jam, or peanut butter, fresh fruits, cereal with milk, and yogurt with granola and berries. Drinks include orange or apple juice, milk and chocolate milk, and water. Health conscious campers will have plenty of options to suit their diet, and even picky eaters will find a filling meal every morning.

9:30 AM

Morning SAT Session

Two hours of SAT / ACT instruction on a screened porch just forty yards from the lake. Students will receive instruction, practice problem sets, and work through tests. Thanks to the small class size, each camper will get individual feedback on their common mistakes and tendencies. The atmosphere is focused without being stressful, and features snacks and a break to stretch or play a quick game of badminton.

Campers receiving instruction in SAT topics
11:30 AM

Free Time

Free time to play tetherball, swim, play volleyball, shoot hoops, hangout, or play many other games around camp. Free time is unstructured, so it gives kids a chance to be kids in a safe but independent atmosphere. The games are patrolled for bullying and unfairness but campers are encouraged to resolve disputes themselves and to be inventive and intelligent in their free time choices.

A camper serving up a volleyball at the beach
12:15 PM

Lunch Buffet

Grab lunch from the buffet serving line. Lunch features a hot entree with many side options. Hot entrees include dishes like grilled cheese, Italian sandwiches, pizza, hot dogs, and pulled pork. A salad bar is available at every lunch and dinner, as are peanut butter & jelly sandwiches, fresh fruit, and milk. Campers sit at long dining tables supervised by counselors helping them improve manners and table conversation.

Campers going through the buffet line during lunch
1:00 PM

Rest Hour

Take some much-needed rest and relaxation in between activities during Rest Hour. Get ahead on summer reading, borrow a book from the camp library, or sleep. There's nothing like reading in a cabin with the sound of the waves on the beach outside. Many campers take a nap to recharge for the afternoon session.

Campers reading in their cabin during rest hour
2:30 PM

Afternoon Session

The wind picks up on the lake in the afternoon, so campers will have a chance to put their skills to the test and really get some speed. Instructors will watch and give feedback as the campers ride the wind to new speeds.

A camper adjusting his sail near the boathouse
5:30 PM

Free Time

Campers can jump in the lake, swim out to the rafts, dive off the docks, play water basketball and any other activity that involve the water and splashing around. Land options abound as usual - badminton, tetherball, frisbee, basketball, volleyball, gagaball, and a host of other games in a wide range of effort levels.

Campers swimming around a floating dock with a waterslide
6:00 PM

Dinner buffet

After a full day, a big healthy meal to recount stories & share experiences hits the spot. The salad bar & fruit bowl are always open to augment a meal, and the hot entrees like spaghetti & meatballs or ham & sweet potatoes satisfy campers of all ages. Want to be first in line for dessert? --use the vocabulary word of the day in a sentence to get dismissed earlier.

Campers eating dinner at a long table in a wooden dining hall
7:00 PM

Evening Activity

The whole camp comes together for big field games in the evening while some campers choose to eat s'mores and play relaxing games by the fire. Many campers eagerly anticipate Capture the Flag and Manhunt played toward the end of the week. Relaxing options like a kayak trip and campfire games are offered every evening along with a few smaller games and sports.

Campers playing capture the flag
8:00 PM

Campfire

Everyone gathers around our big campfire for an evening of camp songs, awards, readings, dances, and competitions. Adventurous campers will make many trips to the stage and back and watch from their log bench during the voluntary activities. At the end of the night, campfire points are totaled to determine the winning cabins. Parents are invited to the campfire on the final night of camp.

Campers singing around a roaring fire sitting on log benches
9:30 PM

Lights out

Time to recharge for another day. Taps played from the trumpet on the dock marks the end of the day. Fall asleep to a classic story read aloud to the entire cabin. After reading a few chapters, the counselor too goes to sleep, and the waves, loons, and breeze become the only sounds left.

Waterfront and docks in the evening