Daily Schedule - A Day at Cub Creek Science Camp
No matter the session, all weekdays of camp are structured the same. Our standard animal, science, nature, adventure, and arts and crafts activities are offered all summer long. For campers who stay longer than a week, the weekends are a TREAT and they have a different schedule than the weekdays. Campers also have fun with our themed weeks! Read about Stay Over weekends HERE.
7:00 A.M. - Early Bird
An optional activity for early risers. Join us in the pool for a cold dip or take a walk to enjoy the morning views at the Glade.
8:00 A.M. - Breakfast
The first meal of the day is served buffet style with cereal, bagels, and oatmeal alternatives available. Camp breakfasts include pancakes, breakfast sandwiches, eggs, hashbrowns, and a camp FAVORITE quiche!
9:30 A.M. - 1st Activity Period
Campers go to their first activity period of the day at this time. Remember these are the courses and classes that campers have chosen for themselves!
10:45 A.M. - 2nd Activity Period
Activities continue with 2nd period. Both 1st and 2nd periods are class periods for Junior Campers and course periods for Senior Campers.
12:00 P.M. - Free Time
Campers can spend time at their favorite parts of camp, including the animal area, trading post, computer cafe, hammocks, game pavilion and swimming pool.
1:15 P.M. - Lunch
During this meal, campers receive their Mail. Lunch time is sometimes accompanied with a talent show or fun educational video.
2:00 P.M. - Siesta
This cool down time is held back at the cabins. Campers who wish to take a nap are given the chance with dimmed lights and quiet voices; they're also welcome to engage in other quiet activities like reading or crafts.
3:00 P.M. - 3rd Activity Period
Campers return from siesta well rested and ready to continue activities for the day. Senior campers will be doing their classes, while Juniors are participating in courses.
4:00 P.M. - 4th Activity Period
Activity Periods end with the 4th period. Senior campers will be doing their classes, while Juniors are participating in courses.
5:30 P.M. - Dinner
Dinner offers the most meal variety for campers when all options like a potato bar, salad bar, microwavable options, fruit and vegetables, and cereal are available outside of the meal being served.
7:30 P.M. - Evening Activity
A Camp-wide group game is held every night of camp! Changing every night, these activities are a time to bond with your cabin and hang out with the friends made in other activities.
9:00 P.M. - Night Owl
This late night activity is optional for campers with lots of energy! Join us in the dining hall for a late night dance party or star gazing in Fox Field!
Bedtime differs between Senior and Junior campers. When the lights go out, campers may stay up if needed, but they are asked to do quiet activities to be respectful of campers who a looking to rest for the night.
Weekends at Camp
There are two kinds of weekends here at camp: The weekends between sessions, Stay Over Weekend, and the weekends within a session, Stay In Weekend.
Stay Over Weekend: These weekends are between sessions. On these weekends, the majority of our campers are leaving camp, but for those staying the next session they will enjoy spending Saturday with us at camp! A small number of our camp staff will stay back with these campers and plan an activity for the weekend. Meals are not provided by the dining hall for the first four stay over weekend Saturdays, but campers have access to all the supplementary items we offer at each meal. We often order pizza! READ MORE HERE.
Stay In Weekend: These are the weekends within a session. On these weekends, all of our campers are staying with us! While our camp staff rotates time off, campers will have at least 2 of their 4 counselors with them during the weekend. Campers within each cabin come together to plan what they would like to do doing for Saturday and Sunday! Meals are provided by the dining hall on both days. READ MORE HERE.
The Details of Stay Over Weekend:
We LOVE when campers stay for multiple sessions with us! For campers who wish to stay multiple-sessions, we have our multi-week sessions starting with Week 5 of camp. During our single week sessions (Weeks 1 - 4), we welcome campers to stay, but because of the nature of these sessions there is a charge of $150.00 fee.
Why is there a fee? The first four weeks of camp were designed to be one week sessions with the intent of all our campers leaving in the weekends between. This gave our staff the ability to attend our meeting, prepare for the next session, and have their weekend time off. The fee is used to pay the staff who are working on the weekends and to cover meals and staying in cabins on Saturday night.
Weeks 5 - 10 of camp are open as multi-week sessions. We believe that coming to camp for more than a single week can be extremely beneficial to the development of campers. If the formation of strong friendships is a goal, we recommend at least two weeks. Campers are able to build stronger bonds over the course of two weeks. They are given more time to connect with cabin mates and counselors and feel more comfortable in their surroundings. Two weeks may also be the amount of time that some campers need to feel most comfortable at camp. Program wise, campers are able to participate in more classes and have the chance to retake old courses and try new ones! Evening activities also change up in the second week of camp to include the incredible Floop-a-Flar, a water relay race! Read more about the power of two weeks and more at camp in our FAQ's.
Because we plan for campers to stay in the weekends between these sessions and these sessions are designed for campers wanting to stay longer than one session, our stayover fee is waived for these! On these stay over weekends we even have Belgian Waffles for dinner on Saturday!
In the end, we wish to give campers and parents the flexibility of choosing when to come to camp that works best with their summer schedule. We don’t like to restrict between single week sessions or multiple week sessions, you can stay at Cub Creek the entire summer if you’d like!
All stay over weekends, campers will stay with other campers and their stay over counselors overnight Saturday. In the morning they will enjoy breakfast and prepare to rejoin their cabins for Sunday check-in. Around noon on Sunday, they will rejoin their cabin’s counselors and help welcome the campers.
The Details of Stay In:
Between Weeks 6 and 7 and Weeks 8 and 9 of camp, we enjoy a weekend called Stay In Weekend. We like to build in time for campers to relax and recharge while providing time for cabin bonding and activities to keep them engaged during the weekend. On these weekends, we still follow the basic schedule of camp meaning we have our meals during the general times, campers still enjoy Freetime, and we still enjoy a camp wide Evening Activity! Read below to see what makes the stayover weekend schedule so much fun!
Breakfast - Campers enjoy sleeping-in and having a relaxed come-as-you-like breakfast. We even allow cabins to go up to breakfast as they want, meaning if some campers wish to wake up and go to breakfast early they can while others can sleep in and go to breakfast later!
Cabin activity time - Cabins work together to decide how they would like to spend the weekend. Many cabins think of fun things to do like have a massive water balloon fight, spend time in the pool, visit the animal area, or go for a hike. We have also been known to plan a camp wide activity for campers who would like to join! One year, we rented a huge inflatable water slide that campers spent hours on!
Extended Siesta- This cool down time is held back at the cabins. Campers who wish to take a nap are given the chance to with dimmed lights and quiet voices. Campers are also welcome to engage in other quiet activities like reading or crafts and sometimes can be found eating a snack on the porch.