TRADITIONAL CAMP



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For more than 65 years Camp Whitman has been providing week-long overnight camp experience for youth along the shores of Seneca Lake. Our programs and services have shifted and expanded over these years, but the essence of the camp experience is very much the same. We know that children (more than ever) need the space and time to play, explore and connect in nature. Our carefully selected and well-trained camp counselors help guide campers through the experience of being away from home, learning independence skills, making good choices, building relationships with one another and deepening their understanding and connection with God.

Our children in today’s world are highly stimulated by technology, over-scheduled and feeling the stresses of the world around them. They need this time to step away from the stress, the pressure, the blue lights of iPhones, iPads and computers. They need to run and play; to dance and sing; to try something new and to possibly fail and try again. These are among the many gifts that camp is uniquely positioned to provide.


Programs for Youth at Camp Whitman

  • 2 Night “Try-out” Camp for children 6 to 8 years old.

  • 1 Week Overnight Camp for children 9 to 15 years old.

  • 2 Week Teen Camp for youth 13 to 15 years old.

  • Counselor in Training programs for youth 16 and 17 years old seeking leadership skills and training to become a counselor.

  • Mission Trip Base Camp program for youth 11 to 17 years old seeking to be of service to the community.


Our programs are designed to provide progression from summer to summer.  Certain activities are only available to particular age groups, and other activities are modified to match the developmental needs of each age or ability level.  

In all our activities, safety is foremost.  All pool and lakefront activities are supervised by trained lifeguards, and all land based activities are supervised and led by trained counselors.  

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Daily Activities

Archery
Banana Boating
Campfire Cooking
Canoeing
Crafts
Disc Golf
Fishing
Four Square
Gaga
Geocaching
Hiking
Ice-Cream Making
Kayaking
Labyrinth
Low Ropes Course
Music
Sailing
Stand Up Paddle-boarding (S.U.P.)
Tetherball
Tie-Dye
Tubing
Volleyball