Camp Programming

Geneva Glen offers campers a wide range of daily activities. Depending on their age, campers participate in activities in a group or choose their schedule according to particular interests. Junior and Middler campers, entering 1st - 6th grades, attend activities with another cabin or dorm group. Our activities are distinguished into three categories

The multi-faceted program at camp includes activities geared to the physical, mental and spiritual self: hiking, exploring, horseback riding, swimming, archery, climbing and challenge courses, music, drama, arts and crafts, pageantry and ceremony.

"Geneva Glen excels in creative programming"

Climb WallAlchemy: Our unique brand of a creative environmental program that teaches campers to value the natural world around them.

Archery: Become Robin Hood or Katniss in our three beautifully wooded archery lanes.

Backwoods BBs (for Juniors and Middlers): Decorate your target and then hit the bullseye to win awards.

Barn: Western arena and trail riding for all ability levels. Equine care and riding instruction for more experienced riders. Click here to learn more about the horses and riding at GG.

Crafts: Express your creativity while learning new craft projects and constructing art.

Drama & Dance: Demonstrate your thespian and dance talents in a GG production.

Pool: Play or sunbathe in the camp’s coolest spot.

Rifles (for Seniors): Good shots can earn marksman certificates.

Ropes Course: Tackle the ropes course and ride the zip line. There is a 40-foot climb wall for technical training and recreational fun. The ropes course boasts 20 lower, upper, and group elements... and the giant swing is one crazy ride!

Sports: Demonstrate your sportsmanship and team spirit in softball, ultimate frisbee, dodgeball, volleyball, tetherball, basketball, kickball, soccer, lacrosse, and other fun games.

Store: Hang out in “Lily’s Pad,” play pool, and eat snacks.

W.I.L.D. (Wildness Inspired Leadership Development): Take a nature walk, explore camp and learn other outdoor skills.

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Tailored for campers in 7th grade and older, these programs empower Seniors to personalize their schedules with a diverse array of elective and creative activities that extend beyond the core curriculum. Each year, the selection of available activities evolves to capitalize on our seasonal staff’s unique talents and skills.

Examples from previous years include adventures in National Forest lands, climbing 14ers, overnight horseback riding excursions, practical wilderness survival skills, animal tracking, songwriting, poetry workshops, and swing dancing, to name a few.

This dynamic approach ensures an exciting and custom experience each season.

Some of the elective opportunities for teens also include:
  • Live Music “Jam Sessions”
  • “Ballistics” – Rocket Building
  • Yoga, Meditation, Zumba
  • Video, Photography, and Movie Making
  • Leadership Seminars known as “Think Tanks” challenge teens to address issues of today
  • Cooking Clinics, World Cuisines
  • Out-of-camp trips and hikes
  • “GG Columbine” – camp newspaper edition for every session
  • “Teen Leadership” program provides teens experience in skills and running activity areas
  • Special Crafts: knitting, jewlery making, etc.
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Every evening features fun and engaging activities designed to ensure a memorable experience. Twice each session, we host our Council Fire - a cherished tradition where campers gather for songs, skits, storytelling, and more. Our diverse evening activities range from airband and talent shows to dances, marshmallow roasts, and Vespers services. Campers can also enjoy theater productions, counselor hunts, scavenger hunts, themed games like Jurassic Park, Capture the Flag, Kangaroo Court, and a wide variety of others.

Additionally, special theme-related evenings add a unique flavor to the session. These include Rendezvous for American Heritage, Pulling of the Sword, Coronation, Court & Induction for Knighthood, and Chautauqua - a celebration of global cultures during World Friendship. Each event aims to develop character and enhance camaraderie among campers.

Other evening activities include:

  • Airbands/Talent shows
  • Dances
  • Marshmallow roasts
  • Vespers services
  • Plays and musicals
  • Counselor hunts
  • Scavenger hunts
  • "Jurassic Park" (a Capture-the-Flag style Dinosaur hunting game)
  • Kangaroo court (call out your camper and counselor friends for funny "crimes")
  • Games of every imaginable type
  • Special theme-related evening events include: Rendezvous (American Heritage); Pulling of the Sword, Coronation, Ladies Court & Induction (Knighthood); and an International Chautauqua – a gathering of the nations (World Friendship).

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