With a mile and a half of Lake Thompson shoreline, our waterfront becomes the center of camp life. Even on the hottest day Lake Thompson provides a cool respite from the summer heat. You will learn how to swim or better your swimming skills with daily lessons and free swims with your cabin mates.
Explore beautiful Lake Thompson paddling a canoe along the shoreline or to one of our 3 islands. Learn the value of teamwork as you navigate the tranquil waters on a scavenger hunt or in our very own canoe regatta!
Try your aim under guidance of our certified archery instructor. Whether you’ve never held a bow or you have plenty of ‘bulls eyes’ under your belt, there will be plenty of opportunities to learn something new and challenge yourself.
Have you ever been called a "Drama Queen" or been asked to "stop overacting"? Well, our Drama program gives you a chance to harness those talents in short skits, films and on stage.
Five, six, seven, eight … Whether you ‘moon-walk’ like Michael Jackson or have two-left feet, there is something for everyone. So go ahead get your groove on and put together a cool dance routine with your group … for ‘AV’s Best Dance Crew’ or our own ‘AV's Got Talent’ Night. Mimic different styles of the latest dances and maybe try a few you never thought of. Your moves are only limited by your imagination soooo … show us whatcha got!
Sports & Fitness
1…2…3…GO! Now here’s a chance for you to try your hand in an extraordinary selection of sports and games from around the world. From the usual suspects like basketball, soccer, flag football, softball, rugby to lesser known sports, you’ll work as a team, play as a group and excel as an individual. This will be your chance to prepare for the AV Olympics and show ‘em what you got.
Arts & Crafts
Try your hand at graffiti art, tie die, bracelets and necklaces, cartooning, sketching or simply making your very own “stylin’”camp name tag. From arts to crafts with everything in between, you can be the cool kid on the scene!
High and Low Ropes Courses
Our high ropes course will challenge your individual skills and abilities high up in Agassiz’s canopy of trees. Keep your balance on Burma Bridge or take the Leap of Faith off the highest platform 40 feet in the air. Lower to the ground, our low ropes course will guide your group through a set of challenges and puzzles that requires group cooperation and communication to solve. Gain confidence, courage and a sense of accomplishment, while having the time of your life!
Nature & Outdoor Living Skills
The woods and streams surrounding Camp are "alive" with new discoveries and wildlife. You’ll hike, explore our expansive grounds and look, touch, smell and learn about the wonder of the natural world around us. You may also get the chance to build your own survival shelter and make a campfire.
Evening Activities and Special Events
Here’s something you won’t see in many places … tacky dinners, Family Carnival extravaganza, Halloween in Summer, scavenger hunts or gold rushes, beach parties and evening swims, our own edition of ‘Minute To Win It’ ,‘Club Royale’ teen dance, camp outs and cookouts--There’s just too much to name it all!