A Typical Keewaydin Day


The day begins with the sound of the "gong," a large railroad tie which serves as the camp alarm clock. Take a dip in the lake if you like, then head to breakfast at 8:00.  After breakfast, it's off to formation (flag raising) and then back to tents and cabins to straighten up ("inspection").  After inspection, you get to choose your activity for the morning from among 6 to10 choices offered by the Wigwam Director.  At 11:30, you can go to free swim.


Lunch is served at 12:30 and followed by "rest hour."  After rest hour, you choose another activity for the afternoon.  Afternoon free swim, which is optional, lasts from 4:30-5:00 each afternoon.  Most boys swim at every opportunity in the clear waters of Lake Dunmore.


Dinner is served at 6:00 p.m.  After dinner we frequently sing camp songs in the dining hall and head out for evening formation (lower the flag). Boys may go to the camp store for a candy bar or ice-cream cone, and enjoy a bit of free time before heading to an organized evening activity for each individual wigwam or the entire camp.  Lights out and taps occurs at approximately 9:30 p.m.

Free Time

In addition to the many great activities, we structure plenty of supervised free-time into each day so that kids can relax and pursue individual interests: playing Frisbee on the ball field, swimming in Lake Dunmore, playing a game of chess at a picnic table, catching frogs in the lagoon, fishing off the dock, playing basketball, or simply reading a book!