Activities

Genesee Valley Summer Camp motivates campers to try new things and push themselves in traditional and adventurous camp activities while in an outdoor setting. Counselors work with the same small camp group throughout the week to facilitate an open and warm environment that allows campers to bond close together and create new friendships. As campers progress in age, they will be offered more and more high element opens. GV includes ideas about healthy risk taking in teamwork in every activity, from boating to zip lining.

General Daily Schedule- click image to enlarge

 

Lil’ Sprouts (4-6 years):

  • Nature studies and farm education lead by our Environmental Education Coordinator
  • Arts and Crafts lead by an Art Instructor
  • Wading in the lake and sprinkler time
  • Small forest area exploration and play time
  • Lots of outdoor games and activities lead by passionate Lil Sprout Instructors
  • Bouldering (rock climbing close to the ground with spotters)

Each week will revolve around a changing theme for each week. Themes coming soon!


 

Youth Campers (2nd-3rd grade):

  • Paddling in open top “FunYaks”
  • Fishing with traditional cane poles
  • Forest fort building
  • Lots of group games (GaGa, Survival, Capture the Flag)
  • Arts and Crafts lead by an Art Instructor
  • Swimming in the lake and sprinkler time
  • Rock Climbing on our climbing tower
  • Bouldering (rock climbing close to the ground with spotters)
  • Low ropes course elements and team-building activities
  • High ropes course (wire bridges that travel over land and water)

 

Intermediate Campers (4th-5th grade):

  • Wire bridges that travel over land and water
  • Rock climbing high elements
  • Zip n’ Dip (zipline that lands into water)
  • Low ropes course elements and team-building activities
  • Swimming in the lake and sprinkler time
  • Nature hikes in Gunpowder State Park (5 min from GVOLC) or nature hikes around the property
  • Paddling in open top “fun yaks”
  • Arts and Crafts lead by an experienced Art Instructor
  • Lots of outdoor group games such as GaGa, Survival, Capture the Flag, and more!
  • Forest fort building
  • Fishing

 

Junior Campers (6th-7th grade):

  • Rock climbing high elements
  • Wire bridges that travel over land and water
  • Zip n’ Dip (zipline that lands into water)
  • Dry zip lining
  • High aerial static course called the “Mini Did”
  • Low ropes course elements and team-building activities
  • Swimming in the lake
  • Nature hikes in Gunpowder State Park (5 min from GVOLC)
  • Paddling in open top “fun yaks” and canoes
  • Arts and Crafts lead by an experienced Art Instructor
  • Lots of outdoor group games such as GaGa, Survival, Capture the Flag, and more!
  • Forest fort building
  • Fishing

 

Senior Campers (8th grade- age 17):

  • Rock climbing high elements
  • Wire bridges that travel over land and water
  • Zip n’ Dip (zipline that lands into water)
  • Dry zip lining
  • High aerial static courses
  • Low ropes course elements and team-building activities
  • Swimming in the lake
  • Offsite trip once a week which will include rock climbing, hiking, tubing, or swimming
  • Paddling in open top “fun yaks” and canoes
  • Arts and Crafts lead by an experienced Art Instructor
  • Lots of outdoor group games such as GaGa, Survival, Capture the Flag, and more!
  • Forest fort building
  • Fishing

All Senior campers will travel off site one day out of the week to experience adventure programming, including rock-climbing, hiking, etc. Senior campers will also have the opportunity to camp out Thursday evening on property. The camp-out will include an evening activity, campfire games and songs, s’mores, and tent camping. Genesee Valley provides tents and meals (dinner Thursday and breakfast on Friday).