Typical Day

Our program is designed to balance structure and spontaneity, providing a sense of predictability while still allowing for new and exciting experiences. While not every day follows this same exact structure, our campers can always count on a cohesive program that encourages bonding and wonder for what each day holds.

Typical Day at Camp Kawaga

  • 7:45am Reveille
  • 8:15am Breakfast
  • 9:00am Inspection
  • 9:30am Club A
  • 10:30am Club B
  • 11:35am Open Areas
  • 1:00pm Lunch
  • 1:45pm Rest Hour
  • 2:45pm Leagues
  • 4:00pm Open Areas
  • 6:00pm Dinner
  • 6:50pm Open Areas
  • 7:35pm Evening Program
  • 9:00pm Call to Quarters
  • 9:25pm Taps
  • 9:30pm Rounds

Wake up signal sounded on the camp speaker system to signal the start of the day

Each morning, the campers come together as a cabin, clean their respective bunk areas and prepare for the day. Cabins are inspected and graded daily for cleanliness.

Elected weekly, campers participate in two instructional periods. These clinical periods known as Club A and B, allow campers to learn and excel in activities of their choice. Activities included: tennis, outdoor adventure, arts and crafts, swimming, skiing , basketball, football, frisbee, paddle, volleyball, Kawaga history, and more!

Open Areas
Campers choose what they want to do during open areas. They don’t have to do the same thing during this time and it also gives the camper an opportunity to enhance what they learned during clubs if they find something new they are interested in.

Campers are separated by age group to participate in inter-camp competitions. Campers compete in both traditional sports such as basketball, dodgeball, and ultimate frisbee, as well as some of our own, unique, Kawaga sports such as flickerhoops, voccer, and oy ball.

Evening Program
Every evening a special activity is planned. These range from capture the flag (a first night of camp tradition), to electro=night, and more! (see the list of other evening programs under Activities below)

Call to Quarters
Campers make their way to their cabins for the night.

Taps is a song played throughout camp at the end of the day to signal “lights out” across camp as campers return to their cabins.

The directors, Ty and Lauren, come round to each cabin and check that everyone is accounted for and present in the cabin, before wishing them good night.