A Day at Camp

A typical day at Camp Matoaka begins at 7:30am with Reveille. An announcement is made over the P.A. system: “Wakey, Wakey Camp Matoaka. It’s a beautiful day. Everybody up! Flag raising is at 7:50am, and breakfast is in one half-hour. Rise and shine.” Suzy Camper jumps out of bed to dress and wash for breakfast. Half awake, she slides on her flip flops and starts on her way to the flagpole for sticks (a college league competition and quick way to take attendance) and flag raising. girl water skiing Then Suzy eats breakfast at her assigned table, along with nine other girls of different ages and two counselors. After breakfast, Suzy returns to her cabin for cleanup where she must make her bed and do her job on the cleanup wheel. At 9:20am, the bugle blows, signaling the start of her first instructional period. Suzy checks her individualized schedule and is happy to learn that she first has Arts and Crafts (see her Monday schedule below) and then Drama for second period. When the 1st General Rec bugle blows at 11:10, Suzy picks an activity of her choice. girl playing baseballAfter Lunch, Suzy has Rest hour where she can hang out with her bunkmates, write letters, play quiet games, or read (Harry Potter’s her favorite!). Suddenly, the bugle rings for third period, and Suzy studies her schedule. What a fun afternoon: fishing, basketball instruction, and then water-ski. Of course, when the bugle rings at 5pm, Suzy knows that she can choose any activity for her Second General Rec. After sticks, flag lowering, and dinner, it’s time for an evening activity. Nights include College League games, socials with boys’ camps for girls in bunks 10-15, professional performers, dance or talent shows, Friday Night Service, or campfires. Suzy knows that she must return to her cabin by her “In-bunk time” and that the “Lights out time” is soon to follow. After a busy day, Suzy takes a well deserved rest, and she’s ready to do it all again tomorrow. girl doing archery 7:30 AM - Reveille 7:50 AM - Flag Raising 8:00 AM - Breakfast 8:30 AM - Clean Up 9:20 AM - 1st Period 10:20 AM - 2nd Period 11:10 AM - 1st General Rec 12:00 PM - Get Ready for Lunch 12:30 PM - Lunch 1:15 PM - Rest Hourgirl on the ropes course 2:20 PM - 3rd Period 3:10 PM - 4th Period 4:10 PM - 5th Period 5:00 PM - 2nd General Rec 5:50 PM - Flag Lowering 6:00 PM - Dinner 7:00 PM - Evening Activity 8:45 PM - Milk & Cookies 9:00 PM - Bunk Time

Suzy Camper

PERIOD MON. TUES WED. THUR FRI. SAT.
Per. 1
Arts & Crafts
Tennis
Dance: Jazz
Arts & Crafts
Gym
Archery
Per. 2
Drama
Lake: Swim
Ropes Course
Pool: Swim
Music Lessons
Pool: Swim
1st
General
Rec:
pick
activity
of
choice
Per. 3
Dance: Hip-Hop
Fishing
Fishing
Banana Boat
Dance: Hip-Hop
Photo
Per. 4
Basketball
Soccer
Radio
Tennis
Softball
Water Ski
Per. 5
Dance: Modern
Water Ski
Small Crafts
Water Ski
Small Crafts
Softball
2nd
General
Rec:
pick
activity
of
choice

A Sample Camper Bunk

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