A TYPICAL DAY AT CAMP LAUGHING LOON
Camp Laughing Loon involves many different activities designed to engage young minds and bodies and nurture new friendships. It brings back, missed old-fashioned summer camp fun. It is all about enjoying nature, playing in the outdoors, working together and forging new friendships.
While your children are at CLL Summer Day Camp in East Waterboro, Maine, they will participate daily in archery, arts & crafts, swimming lessons, field games, sports, nature & drama, canoeing, and more!
No day at camp is the same. Each day is individualized, full of fun, good times with friends and exciting activities. The following is a typical "day in the life of a Camp Laughing Loon camper", but be prepared… some surprises may come your way.
Most children arrive at camp by bus, often singing favorite camp songs such as, “We Welcome You to Camp Laughing Loon." (We have bus pick up locations in Saco, Biddeford and Dayton.) As children depart the blue bus, they are assigned to a camper group based on their grade levels at school. Each small group is led by two or more enthusiastic college aged counselors. We have an outstanding staff that returns year after year!
The day begins under the shaded pine trees with a flag raising ceremony, introductions and announcements about the day. Then it's off to the sports field for a group game involving the entire camp, followed by an activity called Free Option. Every day there are new choices. Sometimes it's tough to decide between games like Dodge Goal, Predator and Prey or even a craft project.
At 10:30 each small group begins to rotate through the five activities we offer daily: arts and crafts, swimming lessons, sports and games, canoeing and nature/drama. Two of these activities take place in the morning. Then lunch brings all campers together again at our lodge which overlooks Little Ossipee Lake. Children may eat their home prepared meal on the porch or at the picnic tables. This is a great time to refuel, relax and talk with friends.
After lunch campers gather on the hill for camp sing. Favorite tunes are requested time and time again. They're catchy tunes, the kind that you'll remember and hum for years to come. Then, it's time to head off for three more activity periods before free swim and hill games. Time in the water again is eagerly anticipated by all campers. Lucky for us to be surrounded water on three sides.
The day ends as it begins, with a flag ceremony and time to share before heading down the hill to load the buses for home. Campers leave with smiles on their faces knowing they have participated in something they can get only get by going to Camp Laughing Loon. It's a one-of-a-kind experience shared by campers since 1918.