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A Typical Day

To be honest, with all the adventure, excitement and unexpected surprises at camp, there’s no such thing as a “typical” day … but we’ve tried our best to outline a normal schedule. We hope this helps you have a better understanding of what to (mostly) expect from a day in the life of a camp counselor! Since we have two different sets of staff (cabin counselors and activity counselors), we’ve separated the daily schedule by position.

A Day in the Life of a Cabin Counselor:

Morning

  • 8:00 am: Wake-up campers and start cabin clean-up (campers and staff clean the cabin every day in preparation for cabin inspection)
  • 8:30 am: Whole cabin heads down to central part of camp
  • 8:35 am: Reflect at the Rock (an introspective start to our day, encouraging all of us to, “Make today better than yesterday…)
  • 8:45 am: Breakfast! (we sit as a cabin unit at all meals and enjoy a family-style feast)
  • 9:15 am: Head back up to the cabin for any last-minute cleaning before cabin inspection
  • 9:40 am: Move cabin down the mountain for morning assembly
  • 9:45 am: Morning Assembly (raise the flag and enjoy an exciting event to kick-start the day’s activities)
  • 10:00 am: First Period
  • 11:00 am: Second Period

Afternoon

  • 12:00 pm: Take campers up to the central part of camp for “Free Time” before lunch
  • 12:30 pm: Lunch!
  • 1:15 pm: Back to the cabin for Rest Hour!
  • 2:15 pm: Snack Time before heading off to afternoon activities
  • 2:30 pm: Third Period
  • 3:30 pm: Fourth Period
  • 4:30 pm: Fifth Period
  • 5:30 pm: Take campers up to the central part of camp for “Free Time” before dinner

Evening

  • 6:00 pm: Dinner!
  • 6:45 pm: Get dressed and prepped for tonight’s exciting Evening Program
  • 7:45 pm: Evening Program!
  • 9:30 pm: Head up to cabins to get campers cleaned up and quieted down
  • 10:30 pm: ‘Lights Out’ for campers (one Highlander staff member is assigned to each cabin for “Cabin Duty” from 10:30-12:30 each night. All other Highlander staff are off-duty and free to socialize in the central areas of camp. Cabin counselors typically have cabin duty 2-3 nights each week.)
  • 12:25 am: All staff head back to cabins
  • 12:30 am: Curfew for ALL OF CAMP
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A Day in the Life of an Activity Counselor

Morning

  • 8:00 am: Wake-up
  • 8:30 am: Head down to central part of camp
  • 8:35 am: Reflect at the Rock (an introspective start to our day, encouraging all of us to, “Make today better than yesterday…)
  • 8:45 am: Breakfast! (sit with your peers at all meals and enjoy a family-style feast)
  • 9:15 am: If necessary, head to your activity to set-up materials/equipment for first period
  • 9:45 am: Morning Assembly (raise the flag and enjoy an exciting event to kick-start the day’s activities)
  • 10:00 am: First Period
  • 11:00 am: Second Period
  • 12:00 pm: Head to the central part of camp for “Free Time” before lunch

Afternoon

  • 12:30 pm: Lunch!
  • 1:15 pm: Rest Hour! Enjoy some quiet time to yourself either in your cabin or in the central part of camp
  • 2:15 pm: Snack Time before heading off to afternoon activities
  • 2:30 pm: Third Period
  • 3:30 pm: Fourth Period
  • 4:30 pm: Fifth Period
  • 5:30 pm: Head to the central part of camp for “Free Time” before dinner

Evening

  • 6:00 pm: Dinner!
  • 6:45 pm: Get dressed and help set-up tonight’s exciting Evening Program
  • 7:45 pm: Evening Program!
  • 9:30 pm: Help clean up after Evening Program and enjoy the rest of your night off!
  • 10:30 pm: Cabin Duty twice each week (one Highlander staff member is assigned to each cabin for “Cabin Duty” from 10:30-12:30 each night. All other Highlander staff are off-duty and free to socialize in the central areas of camp.
  • 12:25 am: All staff head back to cabins
  • 12:30 am: Curfew for ALL OF CAMP