At Bynden Wood Day Camp we create a schedule for your campers that allows them to try a little bit of everything that camp has to offer. Here’s a taste of what we do each week!
- Aquatics – Swimming – Recreational, Instructional*
- Shooting Sports – Slingshots, Archery, .BB’s
- Creative Arts – Friendship Bracelets, Skits, Music, Crafts
- Athletics – Camp Games, GAGA, Court and Field Sports
- Adventure – Low Ropes Course, Climbing Tower, Zorbs!
- Riding – Pony Rides, Riding Lessons*
- Outdoor Education – Hiking, Wildlife, Reptiles, Wilderness Skills, Fishing
Every Thursday we invite our camp families to join us from 5:00-6:30pm for a free BBQ dinner and a campfire starring your campers and our staff! This is a wonderful opportunity to meet your child’s tribe leaders, speak with the Camp Director and enjoy camp with your camper.
On Thursday Bynden Wood campers may stay and “camp-out” with us! Overnights include a cook-out dinner, evening activities, and breakfast and lunch the next day. Cost is $35 per camper to sleep in our Cabins at Camp Conrad Weiser. Overnights fill up fast, so please register early!
At Camp, we believe it is important for all our campers to feel comfortable and confident in and around water. We are offering daily swim lessons for our campers which take the place of one morning activity period. Campers will participate in a 30-minute American Red Cross instructional lessons, with a 20 minute free swim period. Each lesson is taught by our trained Water Safety Institute (WSI) Instructor and each camper will receive a certificate for each level completed. There is an additional $50 fee associated with this program and can be booked at registration.
BYNDEN WOOD DAY CAMP THEMES
Theme Weeks 2020:
- Around the World
- Camp Half – Blood
- Island Adventure
- Star Wars
- Spy vs.Spy
- The Triwizard Cup
- Super Heroes
- Medieval Times
- Wild West
- A Pirates Life
- Color Wars
Program & Theme Summaries:
Around the World: We invite our campers to visit the countries and cultures of our summer camp counseling staff. Sports, Songs, Games and Food from around the world will be shared as we learn and grow together.
Camp Half-Blood: Journey to the summer camp for young demi-gods, Camp Half-Blood. Follow in the footsteps of heroes like Percy Jackson and Annabeth Chase as you battle monsters of myth and legend to save the world!
Island Adventure: Bring a towel, some zinc oxide for that nose. We will focus on staying cool with water activities and fun beach activities.
Star Wars: Campers begin the week as Padawans who are preparing to begin their Jedi training. Throughout the week, these Padawans are challenged through daily Star Wars camp activities along with traditional camp activities. Our campers are truly the New Hope.
Spy vs. Spy: Secret codes, puzzles and espionage! Covertly come to camp and be prepared to reveal a week of fun! In addition to regular camp activities campers will complete fun missions with their tribe.
Tri-Wizard Cup: Enter the wizarding world of Harry Potter and attend the summer camp week for the magically gifted child. Don your robe and bring your wand to compete for the world-famous Tri-Wizard Cup.
Super Heroes: In addition to our traditional programming (archery, climbing, swimming, etc.), our campers practice their super skills in preparation to battle the forces of chaos and save our camp.
Medieval Times: Grab your giant turkey leg and join other campers and counselors in traditional camp activities with a twist. Knights, Dragons, Wizards and Adventures await.
Wild West: Welcome to the Old West. Start your week with a Gold Rush, protect the bank from bandits, and celebrate your success at the camp square dance. They’ll be roping, dancing, and even a sharpshooter contest.
A Pirate’s Life: Become a Pirate-In-Training (or a PIT), and learn from the Pirate King. We’ll start the week with your pirate name, tackle obstacle course elements on sea and land. There will be challenges, swash-buckling, and a daring mutiny. Don’t miss the glorious return of this piratical camp week.
Color Wars: Meet your team, pick a color, make a flag, and let the games begin. One of our most popular weeks of the summer, Color Wars is an opportunity for children of all ages to compete in classic camp games with a lot of laughs along the way.
5-9 Year-Old Campers
For our younger campers, we are introducing a few improvements in the 2018 schedule. Many of these ideas came from current campers, parents, and staff. We hope you’ll be as excited about them as we are.
To start, we will be offering shorter program periods to better engage this age group (45 minutes rather than 60). This also will allow us to offer more programs each day. Additionally, as we work to provide opportunities for personal growth and independence, we are offering a new “Choice Period” every day after lunch. Campers will have an opportunity to choose from several program options each day.
With these changes, we are still committed to ensuring that our campers have the opportunity to swim each day in our new pool, and try their hands at 7, core programs with their tribes each week (Climbing, Crafts, Hiking, Nature, Sports, Target Sports, and Teambuilding).
10-14 Year-Old Campers
Our older campers will see big changes in 2018. While they will continue to swim daily, and have the opportunity to participate in 5, core programs with their tribes once during the week (Arts, Climbing, Nature & Science, Target Sports, and Teambuilding), they will have 2 or 3 periods each day that are their choice. If they desire, our older campers will be able to work through our new “Coin Program”, earning tokens as they move through 3 levels in selected programs (Archery, Boating, Climbing, and Nature). For a more in depth description, please see the Parent Handbook.