Camp CAX Schedule
Session 1 – Sunday, June 24 to Saturday, June 30
Session 2 – Sunday, July 1 to Saturday, July 7
Session 3 – Sunday, July 8 to Saturday, July 14
Session 4 - Sunday, July 16 to Saturday,July 21 (session four is for teens ages 13 to 15 only)
Cost: $200 per child per session
Whether you attend session one, two, three or four each day at Camp CAX will follow a theme. The following information is a list of what type of activities each day will provide.
Sunday – Arrival Day
**Arrival time is 7 p.m. at the camp site at Jones Pond.
The first day of camp will mark the beginning of the “seven days to amaze”. When the kids first arrive they will begin setting up their personal camping area. From there they will be eased into the weeklong camping experience via icebreaker games.
Monday – River Run Tubing
On Monday, campers will make a splash tubing down the James River! For anyone who has never had the chance to tube down a river before, the day will consist of hopping into an inner-tube for a four-mile lazy ride down the James. Not only will campers have the opportunity to glide down the river, but they will also be able to put their wildlife identification skills to the test. As they wind through the wooded foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, kids want to keep an eye out for deer, Blue Herons, Ospreys and Bald Eagles, all native to the area.
This is one day where campers will want to be sure and bring an extra set of clothes and tennis or river shoes. Life jackets will be provided by the James River Reeling and Rafting Company. For more information, please visit www.reelingandrafting.com.
Tuesday – Nature Day
Tuesday, kids will be enmeshed in a day of nature. During the day campers will learn things like how to safely start a fire without matches, learn what vegetation is not safe to touch and how to build a shelter when out in the wild. Kids will also be participating in a demonstration on how to choose a good spot to set up a campsite. At the conclusion of the day, the kids will put their nature skills to the test as they will have the opportunity to star gaze and sleep in tents!
Wednesday – Ropes Challenge
One of the “high” lights of Camp CAX is the ropes challenge in Doswell, VA. This trip is sure to be a memorable one as campers will have the opportunity to test their coordination and listening skills on a challenging, yet manageable, ropes course. Not only will the kids have a blast maneuvering the course, but they will simultaneously develop communication and teamwork skills. The ropes course is a group activity and provides several different options when it comes to participation. No camper will be left behind.
Parents and campers will rest assure knowing that safety is a top priority, and this will not be a test of physical strength or endurance. For more information, please visit www.challengediscovery.com.
Thursday – Camp Fun & Night Fishing
Thursday will lend itself to traditional summer camp fun. During the day campers will spend their time engaged in camp songs, games and swimming. The kids will also have the chance to build pine derby cars that will be raced upon completion. During the teen week there will not be a pine derby car race.
Thursday evening, kids will head over to Ft. Monroe and board the Ocean Eagle for a night fishing trip. The Ocean Eagle is a 65-foot vessel constructed out of mahogany, inspected by the U.S. Coast Guard and identified as one of the most stable fishing boats on the East Coast. Campers will find it a breeze catching fish as the Ocean Eagle is loaded with state of the art “fish finding” electronics. Kids will be on the hunt for Croaker, Flounder, Spot, Sea Mullet, Trout and Bluefish. There will be more than enough room for everyone as well as the night’s catch, as the boat can comfortably accommodate 70 people. The approximate return time to camp on Thursday night is 11:30 p.m. For more information, please visit www.hamptonroadscharter.com.
Friday – Freaky Game Day
“Freaky Friday,” will be a day full of both team and individual games and competitions. Camp CAX will provide the perfect setting for campers to further develop their self-esteem and positive relationships that they have already been establishing over the course of the week. The events of the day will range from a pie eating contest, swimming, rock wall climbing, and a dunk tank to a cookout and awards ceremony to bring the camp to a close.
Saturday – Clean Up Day
** Departure time is 9 a.m. from the camp site at Jones Pond.
Saturday, will be the conclusion of the camp. The kids will get a quick breakfast before they clean up the camp and are picked up by their parents or legal guardians.
Last updated April 25, 2012