DAILY ACTIVITIES

During  your stay at Camp Carefree you will enjoy fun activities such as hiking, arts & crafts, counselor treats, camp-wide games, overnights in the Tipi, and the Ropes Course.  You will also go swimming at the scenic beach and cove on Merrymeeting Lake.

 

Your typical day includes two activity periods in the morning (separated by mid-morning snack), two activity periods in the afternoon (separated by rest-hour and mid-afternoon snack), counselors treat/shower period before dinner, and evening program following dinner.  To view your typical daily schedule, click here.

 

  In addition to your regularly scheduled activities described above, you will participate in three optional activities that you select prior to arriving at camp.  The optional activities you can choose from are described below.

 

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

During your stay at Camp Carefree you will participate in three optional activities that you select prior to arriving at camp.  Your selection sheet will actually list your top five choices as a few optional activities have limited class sizes.  The Program Director makes every attempt to schedule your top three choices in your individual schedule.

 

To see pictures and read descriptions of the 12 optional activities to choose from, click here.

 

WEEKEND ACTIVITIES

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Circle of Sharing...Sunday morning, the entire camp gathers together at the fire circle to share thoughts with each other and reflect on the events of the previous week.  Each cabin group is also given the opportunity to share something they like with the rest of the camp.

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Green & White Games...A long standing tradition, Green and White Games are the friendly competition of one half of the camp with the other in a series of games and challenges that often include the bucket brigade, greased watermelon race, water balloon toss, soccer, and volleyball.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

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Hiking Trips...Several special trips are available to choose from:  hike the stream called Singing Waters, hike to the Beaver Pond to see how beavers build dams, hike to the Fish Hatchery for a tour, hike to Devil's Den or the Caverly Trail.

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Canoe Trips...Canoe across the lake to Jeanne's house where you have lunch.

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The Big Swim...If you are an advanced swimmers can train for this special event;  a swim to the other side of the lake.  Breakfast is served early so the swim can take place prior to the start of daily activity on the lake.  In the early dawn of morning, the mist rises from the still glassine surface of the the lake.

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Bass Fishing Day...Volunteer bass fisherman visit Camp Carefree to take you out on Merrymeeting Lake in their bass fishing boats to experience the thrill of catching a large fish.  This event is one of the favorite special events at camp.

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Sign of the Tribe...If you are an older camper in the Mighty Oaks cabin, this special event is for you.  It is held at the end of the session for you and your cabin group to come together as a group and reflect on your two weeks at camp.

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Circle of Light...If you are an older camper in the Steel Magnolias cabin, this special event is for you.  It is held at the end of the session for you and your cabin group to come together as a group and reflect on your two weeks at camp.

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The Wish Fire...This special fire is the closing ceremony for the session.  Held in near perfect silence, your wish for the next year will join with the wishes of the rest of the camp, and the wishes of all past campers and staff in the form of the sacred ashes from previous Wish Fires.

 

 

 

Last Update 07/31/03