Day Camp is a great introduction to the benefits and activities of a Camp Nissokone experience in an action-packed day. For boys and girls grades K-8 there is no better way to spend a week participating in safe, fun, quality programs in the Oscoda and Tawas area. With a staff to camper ratio of 1 to 6, our caring, responsible staff is trained in a variety of areas including child development, activity leadership, behavior management, sports, and swim instruction.
In addition to the exciting activities and new friendships, breakfast and lunch are included daily. In the mornings campers travel with their counselors and age group to a variety of activities that change each day. Each group’s schedule is designed for their age. In the afternoon, we offer specialty options when campers can choose which activity they’d like to try. All of our activities are ‘Challenge by Choice;’ we create an environment to encourage campers to push themselves to try each activity, but we never make anyone try something they don’t want to.
|Day Camp Fees||Fee by 12/31||Fee by 2/28||Fee after 3/1|
|Traditional Day Camp||$179||$199||$209|
Though there are variations, a typical day camp schedule looks like this:
|7:45 a.m.||Check-in at game field near office|
|9:00 a.m.||Day Camp Activity Period #1|
|10:30 a.m.||Day Camp Activity Period #2|
|1:00 p.m.||Day Camp Activity Period #3|
|1:45 p.m.||Specialty Period #1 (Camper’s Choice)|
|3:15 p.m.||Specialty Period #2 (Camper’s Choice)|
|4:30-4:45 p.m.||Parent pick-up at game field|
Campers travel with their counselor and trail group to a variety of activities that change each day. Each trail group’s schedule is designed for their age-group. Activities may include archery, canoeing, arts and crafts, giant swing, climbing tower, zip line, bounce village, team challenge course, and more!
Please note that some activities are only available to older campers.
Saddle Club Day Campers will first learn how to move safely around horses, lead horses from their stalls, mount and dismount properly: this initial orientation allows us to ride in the arena starting on the very first day of camp! Throughout the week, Saddle Club campers will learn to control their horses in a walk and work towards a trot. Various games on horseback will be part of the lessons, both in the riding ring and out on the trails of our 170 acre property. And there’s more to Saddle Club than just riding: helping your horse stay clean and comfortable with the curry comb and soft brush might be intimidating at first, but by the end of the week campers will also learn about picking hooves, giving sponge baths, and putting the saddle and the bridle on their horse. Campers also learn about feeding and basic health care, breed characteristics and various styles of riding.
Saddle Club is available weeks G and H.