All campers enjoy 100% freedom of choice of activities from over 35 sports and activity possibilities. Campers are empowered to create their own direction without pressure. A typical day includes:
• Two Morning Activities (75-90 minutes each) which are chosen for a week at a time so campers can achieve continuity of teaching and goal focus.
• Two Afternoon Activities (75 minutes each), signed up for daily at lunch so campers can be spontaneous depending on weather, energy, interest or what their friends are doing.
• There are no age restrictions for any activities other than Scuba Certification (minimum age 12) and White Water Rafting (minimum age 11).
• Since 1928, campers have been assigned to either the Green or Scarlet team and participate in a “color war.” This friendly rivalry tradition enhances community spirit. Green and Scarlet activities are oftentimes featured at campfire. Campfire Activities in the evenings create balance to the day-to-day program. These group-oriented activities include sports and “fun” games (like scavenger hunts), all-camp talent shows, all-camp debates, and all-camp dances every Friday night, just to name a few.
We pride ourselves on attracting teenagers who have outgrown other camp programs. Advanced world-class instruction challenges older campers, and is oftentimes not found in other traditional camps. Robin Hood teenagers enjoy age appropriate and fun social lives, and do not feel treated like younger campers.
• Age 14: Boys and Girls have a later bed time with lights out around 10 or 10:30 p.m. and have a more active and fun social life than younger campers. They enjoy co-ed movie nights, a beach party, cookouts, and trips out of camp without the younger campers.
• Ages 15 & 16: Our unique Campers in Transition (CIT) program is our most fun, popular and challenging teen program. CITs are out of camp three to four nights a week for fun, private beach parties, movie nights, hikes in Acadia National Park and more advanced White Water rafting excursions.
• The Junior Counselor (JC) program is by invitation only. Participants must have graduated from our CIT program and been selected. It is unusual to accept a first year 16 or 17-year-old camper who has not graduated from our CIT program but exceptional first year applicants will be considered.
• The JC program is an intensive program that includes: hands-on training as both a cabin and interest counselor; First Aid, CPR and Basic Lifeguarding courses; and multiple seminars on safety, dealing with children, what it means to be a camp counselor, etc.