A Day in the Life of Camp

Sample Schedule:
6:30-7:30am    Pre-Camp/Choice activities (ie. playground play)
7:30-8:30am    Break Off Areas/Group game (ie. Gaga ball)
8:30-9:00am    Opening Ceremonies(ie. group expectations and attendance)
9:00-9:45am    Planned Activity 1 (ie. Arts and Crafts activity)
9:45-10:05am    Snack (family provided)
10:05-10:50am    Planned Activity 2 (ie. Nature/Outdoor activity)
10:50-11:30am    Planned Activity 3 (ie. Large Motor/Game activity)
11:30-12:00pm    Lunch (Provided Monday, Wednesday and Friday)
12:00-1:00pm    Lie Low/Character Development (ie. Literacy activity, journaling)
1:00-2:00pm    You Pick Its or All Camp Activity (ie. Craft, Soccer, hike)
2:00-2:20pm    Snack (family provided)
3:00-3:45pm    Planned Activity 4 (ie. Group Challenge/Teambuilding)
3:45-4:00pm    Closing Ceremonies 
4:00-5:15pm     Break Off Areas/Group game (ie. Wizards, gnomes and giants)
5:15-6:00pm    Post-Camp/Choice activities (ie. Extended recess) 

What to Bring:
Campers are responsible for all belongings.


  • 2 healthy snacks
  • Water bottle (labeled with child’s full name)
  • Closed-toe shoes (no sandals or shoes without a back) Please wear tennis shoes and socks for field trips
  • Labeled backpack to carry belongings
  • Swimsuit & towel
  • Spare change of clothes
  • Packed lunch needed Tuesdays and Thursdays

What We Provide at Camp:

  • Lunch provided on Monday, Wednesday and Friday
  • All field trip costs and transportation (unless otherwise noted)
  • Sunscreen (SPF 50)
  • Bug Repellent (25% strength)
  • Memories for a lifetime

You Pick it Examples:

  • Friendship Bracelets 
  • Obstacle Courses 
  • Messy Painting 
  • Legos 
  • Pet Rocks
  • Flag Football
  • Mad Science
  • Origami
  • Soccer 

Weekly Themes:
We will be having weekly themes that are activities will be based around. This will vary from Safari Explorations to Color Wars. There will be dress up days to go along with the themes. It is always fun to see who can dress up in the most fantastic ways! 

Wacky Water Days:
We love our crazy, wacky water days! You will need a swimsuit and towel to participate in many activities. Slip n’ Slide, drip drip splash, water relays and more! This is a great fun way to enjoy the summer warmth and stay active!  

All Camp Challenge:
Typically, on Friday afternoons are a time for traditional camp challenges. Meet new friends and work together to complete unique tasks and challenges. These challenges will incorporate our weekly themes. 

Field Trips:
Trying new activities and seeing new places is part of the excitement as a camper! Sign up for Tuesdays and Thursday to enjoy traveling with camp in Southeastern Wisconsin. Field trip schedule will be posted to the website. Some of our favorites include: 

  • Fox Brook Park 
  • Retzer Nature Center
  • Shalom Nature Center 
  • Horicon Marsh
  • Henry Villas Zoo
  • Little Amerricka 
  • And more! 

Camp Swimming:
Throughout the summer, Lake Country Campers will head to local guarded pools and parks to go swimming as scheduled on the field trip schedule each week. If there is in-climate weather, the trip will be canceled and campers will remain at Camp with other planned activities. 

Swim Tests: To ensure safety, all campers will be swim tested during their first swim trip. Passing the swim test provides them access to swim in deeper water areas that are supervised by our Y’s lifeguards and Camp staff. In order to easily identify campers who have passed the swim test and to ensure the highest level of safety, we will give everyone a necklace to indicate swim ability (beginner or advanced). Campers will also have opportunities across the summer to retake the swim test.