Specialist Activities

 

All of these activities are directed and supervised by teachers and college students 

who have a special expertise in their particular field and have had years of camping experience with children.

 


Native American

Our Native American program, complete with an authentic 16 foot tee pee as its centerpiece, is where campers learn about Native American history and culture and participate in crafts, music, and games. Our Native American Director brings to us a wealth of knowledge and experience from her years at Plymouth Plantation.

 

 


Camp Newspaper

Our camp newspaper (“home delivery” to parents every 2 weeks) gives campers an opportunity to be creative writers, reporters, and artists. This is one of our most popular free play activities.

 

 

 


Dance

Dance is an integral part of our daily program. It is offered to the girls’ bunks on a regularly scheduled basis & at Free Play for girls (occasionally boys) with a special interest. On Visitor’s Day campers eagerly look forward to performing their dance routines for proud parents.

 

 


Drama & Music

This activity is introduced to all campers at the unit level. Bunks also participate in talent and variety shows. The music program encompasses the entire camp as it involves group sing alongs – folk and popular songs , and karaoke.

 

 

 

 


Musical Theatre

Under the direction of our Musical Theatre Director, the Free Play drama group puts on 2 musical plays during the course of the summer. These productions are performed before an enthusiastic audience composed of campers, staff, and parents. The shows are always among the highlights of the camp season.

 

 

Annie, Wizard of Oz, Guys & Dolls, Charlie Brown, & Broadway Revue are just a few of the performances that have entertained us over the years.


 Gymnastics

Gymnastics is held under the “Big Tent” in a 2000 square foot area where campers are exposed to the balance beam, bar, vault, floor exercise, and obstacle course. Programs for each bunk grouping are designed, by our gymnastics co-directors, to accommodate children of all skill levels and all ages, from our 5 year old to our 14 year old. Superb instruction, strict safety standards, confidence building, skill development, achievement and fun are all an integral part of the SCDC gymnastics program.

 

 


 Ropes Courses

Our Adventure Challenge Ropes Courses have been installed, maintained, and inspected over the years, by Project Adventure and the High 5 Adventure Learning Center. Our courses are inspected every pre season, adhering to the industry’s highest safety standards.

 

The course is a blend of low and high activities designed to take campers beyond their own expectations. In all of the adventure ropes activities, a willingness to try, is the criterion for success.

 

The actual mastering of a particular feat is not as important as the attempt itself. The goals of the program are to increase personal confidence and develop mutual support within a group.

 

The entire ropes course experience is characterized by an atmosphere that is fun, supportive, and challenging.

 

 

 


Fishing

Fishing is one of our most popular Free Play activities – bass and bluegill are plentiful. It is open to all of our campers; we supply the bait and children bring their own rod & reel. Counselors assist and supervise at all of the various fishing areas around the pond. Campers of all ages eagerly look forward to participating in the Shacounda Fishing Derby, one of the most exciting and fun events of the entire season.

 

 

 

 


Archery

All campers participate in archery. Our complete archery program includes safety principles, coaching, and shooting. By practicing the methods of safe archery, campers learn a respect for the bow and develop a confidence that makes the sport more enjoyable. Practice leads to success and at SCDC our archery program is designed to address the needs of everyone from novice to seasoned veteran.

Weekly tournaments are held at Free Play time and the All Camp Archery tournament is held at the end of the summer.


Tennis

Our tennis facility is available throughout the camp day during camper and counselor choice periods. At Free Play time, campers who have selected tennis for their weekly Free Play activity, have a daily 45 minute instructional session under the supervision of our Tennis Director. The climax of the tennis program is our tennis tournament which is open to all campers in all categories from beginners to the more experience.

 


Arts & Crafts

Arts & Crafts explores a wide variety of two dimensional and three dimensional creative projects. The campers are introduced to many different mediums and materials. Fine art and fun craft projects are planned with consideration of each age groups’ ability. Projects include drawing, painting, multi-cultural crafts, jewelry making, sculpture, printmaking, nature crafts and tie dye. Mediums such as plaster, scratchboard, watercolor, pastels, Sculpey clay, paper-mache, beads, gimp, wood and recyclable materials are used. We have two arts and crafts buildings staffed by art teachers who have had years of experience with children in both a school and camp setting. The arts and crafts program allows campers to fully explore their artistic and creative ability.

 


Sharon Country Day Camp, P.O. Box 429, Sharon, Massachusetts 02067

located in Walpole, Massachusetts

Ph.: 781-784-3057      Fax:  781-784-4139   Email:  scdcc@aol.com