Knighthood I: July 2 - July 15, 2017
Knighthood II: July 16 - July 29, 2017
Our oldest and most traditional theme, Knighthood, is scheduled for mid-summer. These storied sessions explore the Arthurian tales, emphasizing personal growth and character development. Traditional ceremonies are enriching and can be both serious and intellectual - the expectation to be your best self is explored and promoted through the daily activities. Campers are encouraged to look within themselves for ways to grow in timeless character traits such as responsibility, courage, patience and humility. Knighthood is rich in ceremony and pageantry and leaves a lasting impression on camper and staff alike.
Knighthood I unfolds the history of the Arthurian legends by learning of Merlin. The culminating event of Knighthood I is "Merlin’s Masque," an all-day play that takes place in the Council Ring in three acts and dramatizes the book entitled The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart.
Knighthood II picks up where Knighthood I ends in the story line: Merlin ushers in the rise of King Arthur and the coming of Camelot. During Knighthood II, campers cast their votes for a "Court" that will portray the King, Queen and the Lords and Ladies of Camelot. The culminating event of Knighthood II is a day-long "Pageant" in six acts, performed by members of the Court. All cabin and dorm groups make a presentation to the Court during Pageant in the form of music, drama, dance or a tangible gift. Both Knighthood I and Knighthood II end with Ladies Court and Knights Induction, the camp’s most traditional and meaningful ceremony during these two sessions.
**Please note: Knighthood I is not a prerequisite to Knighthood II
- Knighthood Hikes
- Pulling of the Sword (KHII)
- Council Fire
- Horse games and trail rides
- Merlin's Masque (KHI)
- Alchemy and Shields
- Camp Exploration Hikes
- Zipline, Climbwall, Giant's Ladder
- Overnight and Cookouts
- Cooking Clinics
- Capture the Flag
- Craft Projects
- Alchemy (for the girls)
- Shields (for the guys)
- Sword Soliloquy (KHII)
- Leadership Think Tanks
- View photos from Knighthood I
- View photos from Knighthood II