Below is a list of just some of the activities that we offer at Camp Nokomis.
Arts & Crafts
Once a week, as a change from the day one and two schedule, there is a Sign-Up Day.
Each camper has the opportunity to select what activities they would like to participate in for the day. Instead of a typical day with 4 one-hour periods, the day is broken up into 6 forty-five minute periods.
Options include regular activities such as archery, canoeing, swimming, etc... and special activities such as yoga, nature walks, hairwraps, aquafit, and many more!
On the second Tuesday of every two-week session the camp participates in a special Theme Day. Throughout the day, campers are treated to a special day of program that revolves around a particular theme.
Past Theme Days include Hallowe'en, Christmas, Olympic Day, Survivor Day, Tropicana, Pirates of the Caribbean Day, Harry Potter Day, and Star Wars Day.
Throughout the session there are several meals where the entire camp dresses up to a theme.
Some past theme meals include Punks, Twins, Monks, Backwards, Crazy-Hair, and SuperHeroes.
On the first Thursday of each two-week session, we have a huge camp build-up for "Nokomis Live", our performance night where each cabin, as well as Staff and L.I.T. offerings, performs in front of the entire camp.
Each "Nokomis Live" since 1992 has been video-taped and stored in our archives; quite often, groups of leaders will request the VHS tape of a particular year to watch with groups of friends at camp each summer.
More importantly, though, that first Thursday night seems to be an important "turning point" in the lives of the campers throughout the entire camp. It's a coming together, a bonding, a creative turning point, a resolution of lots of little conflicts; whatever it is, it seems to be quite magical each session!