Hey Kids! This is the is the Camp Lawrence Web Kid Screen. Here we have the stuff you want to to know about Camp.
Our Camp mascot, Whiffy, has thought long and hard of the questions you might have and has a list of them written out for you. Just click on the question and the answer will come up on the Kid Screen.
- How old do I need to be to go to Camp?
- How many times can I go to Camp each Summer?
- What group will I be in?
- What should I bring with me to Camp?
- Can my friend and I be in the same group?
- Where do we sleep at Camp?
- What do we eat at Camp?
- What are the theme week?
- What happens each day at Camp?
A: You can start coming to camp when you are at least seven years old and can keep coming up to and including the year you turn fourteen. After you turn fourteen you can think about applying to come back to camp as a CIT which means Counselor In Training.
A: We know that you will have so much fun that you will want to come back for the whole summer. But, to be fair, we ask that each camper only attend camp up to three times each summer.
A: The boys and girls are both divided into eight groups. Which group you are in depends on your age. The other campers in your group will be the same age as you are. The youngest campers go in group number one and the oldest in group number eight. You go to all of your activities with the boys and girls who are in the same group number as you are.
A: The most important thing to bring is yourself all ready to have fun, make friends at Camp!
But, there are some other things you need also. These are: pillow, pillow case, sleeping bag or blankets and sheet, towels, tooth brush, tooth paste, soap and washcloth, comb or brush, sweaters, blue jeans and long sleeve shirts for hikes, shorts and shirts, underclothing, socks and pajamas, rain gear, gym shoes and a second pair of shoes, BUG SPRAY, one piece bathing suit, writing supplies, stamps, water bottle, money for canteen card. (you will not need any other money) and did I mention BUG Spray?
Please note that all clothing must be modest (no half shirts) and appropriate (pictures, sayings, etc.).
If you have any special medicine you take, your mom or dad will give these to the Camp Nurse who will make sure that you get them at the right time.
You don't want to bring things that can break easily or that are expensive. If you bring a camera, it is best to bring the disposable kind. And we really suggest you leave any electronic games at home. We plan on keeping too busy to play with them anyways.
A: If you and your friend are the same age there is a very good chance you will be in the same group. To help make sure, have your parents put your request on both you and your friend's registration forms for Camp.
A: You sleep in our cabins with the other boys or girls in your group. Each camper has his or her own locker to put stuff in and sleeps on either the top or bottom of a bunk bed. If you need to be on the bottom of the bunk bed or want to be on the top, be sure to let your counselor know when you arrive at camp.
Sometimes lucky groups get to spend a night outside around a campfire and in tents. Maybe your group will be one of them!
A: Our Camp cooks get up early in the morning and start preparing delicious meals for us. For breakfast we always have cereal and juice but along with that they fix us pancakes, muffins, cinnamon rolls and other great stuff. At lunch and dinner, we have everything from corndogs and hamburgers to chicken fingers and pizza! Wednesday dinner is always a hotdog cookout down on the waterfront. And don't forget your MILK!
A: Each week of camp has a special theme. Activities are then planned for that theme. Some of our favorite themes are:
- Hatfield and McCoy Week: Hillbilly week - come join the feuding hillbilly families - the Hatfields and the McCoys. Spend the week competing to earn points for your family. Highlight: Hillbilly face off.
- Spirit Week: Fun! Fun! Fun! Be a part of the excitement and show your Camp Lawrence spirit! Highlight: Crazy Day.
- Holiday Week: Wake up every day to a new Holiday. We'll celebrate Thanksgiving, Halloween, Easter, Christmas and other favorites. Highlight: Halloween Haunted House.
- Carnival: The Carnival comes to Camp Lawrence! Complete in games, win tokens, and earn prizes. Highlight: Carnival.
- Red Carpet Week: Each day we will focus on a different genre and will have activities related to it. The genres will include: Super Heroes, Wild West, Disney, and a Red Carpet Premiere for our weekly movie night.
A: Each day at Camp Lawrence is filled with fun activities. Just look below to see what a day at Camp looks like.
We wake up to the sound of music being played in the cabins. This is the sign that it is time to get up and get ready for the day. The first thing we do is dress, the counselors tell us what we need to wear for the day, and then we clean our cabin. Cleaning our cabin is an important part of camp because whoever has the cleanest cabin gets to be first in line for meals for the next day! Next everyone gathers together for flag raising and then down to the dining hall for breakfast.
At camp, we know that everything that is good comes from God. So we start out each day with Morning Liturgy to give God thanks for his goodness. It is a lot of fun. We learn songs, listen to really great stories that teach us about being good people and on Wednesday we take the Camp Lawrence Huggers Pledge!
After Liturgy, we have our morning activities. The activities are Arts and Crafts, Nature, Sports and Swimming. Each morning, we go to three of them with rest of the campers in our group. These are always fun!
By the time noon comes around, believe me we have all worked up an appetite. Everyone gathers in the cafeteria for lunch. But first, we find out who won clean cabin. Then the winning girls and boys group get to eat lunch first.
After lunch, we take a little time for rest period. During rest period, we get our mail from home, write letters to home ourselves, read any books we brought from home, and rest up so we have energy for all the afternoon and evening activities for the day.
When rest period is over, we have Canteen and rec-swim. At Canteen, we use our canteen card to buy pop, ice-cream, candy bars to eat. For rec-swim, we can play on the beach or go swimming in the lake with our friends.
Time flies and soon we are on our way to fourth activity. For fourth activity, we go to whichever activity we did not make it to in the morning.
After fourth activity, everyone comes together for flag lowering and dinner. Sometimes we have dinner in the cafeteria other times we might all have a hot dog cookout! Whatever we do, you can be certain that the food will be good.
Now comes my favorite part of the camp day - evening activity. You never know what the activity staff will have planned for this. You might go on an activity staff hunt. This is when the activity staff dresses up in all kinds of strange costumes and then hides, we then go searching all over the campground looking for them. When we find one, we have to guess who it is.
At night, we might go for a nighttime hike around the lake, build a campfire and make smore's, listen to ghost stories, visit with new friends, sneak into canteen for a late night snack and finally fall asleep dreaming of all the fun the next day has in store for us.
Create a work of art from Popsicle sticks
Learn how to make lanyards
Make and share friendship bracelets
Each day we go to the Arts and Crafts Euporium (that's a fancy word for the arts and crafts shed) where we have a great time making all kinds of projects. Some of our favorites are friendship bracelets and popsicle stick art. But you never know what the Arts and Crafts director will come up with next!
Welcome to Waterfront
Moss Lake is our swimming pool at Camp Lawrence. We come here to learn to swim, go on a boat ride, play in the sand and splash in the water!
Whether you already know how to swim or are just a beginner, our lifeguards are ready to teach you during swimming. On Sunday when you check in at Camp, the lifeguards test each camper to see how well they can swim. They then put you in your swimming group. Maybe you are a beginner who needs to learn the basics. Maybe you are an expert who just needs to fine tune your skills. During swimming activity, you will get the teaching that you need. But don't think swimming is all work, our lifeguards know how to make learning fun! Also, each day you get to come down to the lake for rec-swim just to have fun.
Closer to Nature Closer to God
That is our Camp Motto, and we take it seriously. Just look at these pictures to see just a few of the ways we spend time and have fun in Nature
- Go on hikes through the woods and ravines of Camp Lawrence
- Lean how to identify trees
- Join your fellow campers on a scavenger hunt
- Make campfires
- Go fishing
- Play Basket Ball
- See who can win at Tug of War- Girls or Boys?
- Enjoy Soccer, Softball, and more each day!
Each evening at camp we have special activities planned for you. Some weeks these activities depend on the theme for that week. For example, during Christmas week you're bound to have a Christmas party with gifts for everyone! Other activities, like Little Olympics, happen every week.
Monday evening activities include the famous Camp Lawrence Gold Rush. You and rest of your group race across the grounds of camp looking for "Gold". But watch out! The Bandit Brothers and Kissing Sisters are out there too...and if they catch you will try to take your Gold! Other times on Monday we have Staff Hunt. This is when the activity staff dresses up in all kinds of strange costumes and then hide, we then go searching all over the campground looking for them. When we find one, we have to guess who it is. But you never know what other games and activities the staff will have dreamed up!
Little Olympics is a Camp Lawrence classic. Every Tuesday evening, we all gather together to compete for prizes. Some of the contests include three legged races, pudding eating contest, water balloon toss, relay races and more. You're bound to have fun and win yourself a ribbon.
Wednesday evening is different from the other nights. After flag lowering, we get our picture taken all together. Your mom or dad can buy you a copy of the Camp Picture when they pick you up on Saturday. Next, we have Mass. Sometimes the Bishop even shows up to celebrate the Mass with us! After Mass, everyone gathers down by waterfront for a hot dog cookout. A good time is had by all. Finally, we meet in the cafeteria for a movie.
Thursday evening is different from week to week. Sometimes we might have a talent show, other times a special party is planned. Just come to camp and see what they have come up with for you!
This evening is always very special. After dinner, we get our faces painted up like Indian Warriors. Then we gather for the end of the week Candle Light Mass. During Mass we all have our own candle to show the light of Christ shinning in us. Father gives us a fun and interesting homily and we all sing the songs we learned at Morning Liturgy. After Mass we go on a night hike through the woods so be sure to bring your flashlight. At the end of the hike, we gather around a campfire for the story of Chief Moss Moss. You never know what might happen during that story! Finally, we all sing camp songs and make our way back to the cabin.