Campers will be able to choose as many as five activities throughout a typical day at Echo Hill. The campers are not locked in to any one activity at any time since we operate on the free-choice theory.
Here’s how it works: The staff let the campers know all the activity choices after the meals in an announcement style setting, which can be quite entertaining! We help the children decide what to do and encourage them to try new things. They can choose up to 3 activities for the morning and 2 for the afternoon.
And…in case you were wondering… choosing “nothing” is not an option!
After dinner we always have an “Evening Activity.” These evening programs are quite varied and could include such activities as lip-sync contests, tent night, Halloween, carnivals, dances, waterfront night, game shows, sandcastle contests, talent shows, live bands and much more! You can learn more about evening activities here.
Below you will find an approximate time schedule of a typical day at Echo Hill:
Wake up! Flag-raising Breakfast Announcements and morning sign-ups Clean up 1st Activity period 2nd Activity period 3rd Activity period Lunch Announcements and afternoon sign-ups Rest Hour 1st Activity period 2nd Activity period DIP (free time: swim, shower, write letters, read, etc.) Dinner Announce Evening Activity Free time (shower, read, etc.) Evening Activity Bedtime for Campers & CIT/CA Time Bedtime for CIT’s (10th graders) Bedtime for CA’s (11th graders)