Each camper has an activity advisor who understands his particular interests, helps him set realistic goals for the summer, and advocates for his participation and scheduling with activity heads. The advisor tracks progress, guides choices, and gives encouragement as the season moves along. Advisors also urge their charges to discover and try out new interests. Choices have included:
  • BASKETBALL – instruction, pick-up games, three-on-threetournament

  • TENNIS (off-campus) – instruction, informal play, ladder, tournament

  • CANOEING – instruction, practice, Junior and Master tests, day trips, Lake Umbagog and Baker River expeditions, two-man races.

  • SAILING – instruction, practice, Junior and Master Tests, day trips, regatta.

  • FISHING – on and off-campus, boat and shore

  • SWIMMING – recreational, instruction, conditioning,distance swims, races

  • EXPLORING AND NATURAL HISTORY -- natural water slides, Sculptured Rocks, Welton Falls, Squam Lake Science Center, Planetarium, star walks, snorkeling excursions, collecting samples for Newfound Lake Region Association

  • ARCHERY – instruction, practice, tournament.

  • THEATRE – improv, skits, plays, Parents’ Sunday production, stage crew.

  • BAND – informal jamming, jazz concerts, July 4th Parade in Bristol, Parents’ Sunday performance.

  • ART AND MODEL BUILDING – sketching, water color, acrylics, plastic and wood kits.

  • CAMPING EXPEDITIONS – Belle Island, Mayhew Island.

  • HIKING – day hikes up Mts. Stinson, Cardigan, Osceola, Mooselauke, La Fayette; backpacking trips along the Carter Range, into the Pemigewasset Wilderness and in thePresidential.

  • Free time recreation has traditionally included frisbee-golf, ping-pong, art and model building, archery, chess, jazz band jamming, pick-up basketball, treasure hunt, board games, digital movie making andphotography, maintaining and updating the website log (sorry, no computer games). The group is ready to explore and embrace new interests campers bring with them.