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Geneva Glen offers campers a wide range of daily activities. Depending on their age, campers participate in activities in a group or chooses their own schedule according to particular interests. Junior and Middler campers, ages 6 through 12, attend activities as a “sister cabin” and “brother dorm.”

Our activities are distinguished in three categories:
  • Core Activities
  • Elective Areas
  • Evening Activities

Core Activities

Barn: Western arena and trail riding for all ability levels. Equine care and advanced riding for more experienced riders.

Crafts: Express your creativity while learning new craft projects and constructing art.

Ropes Course / W.E. (Wilderness Exploration): Take a nature walk, tackle the ropes course and ride the zip line. There is a 40-foot climb wall for technical training as well as recreational fun. The ropes course boasts 25 lower, upper and group elements... and the giant swing is one crazy ride!

Alchemy: Geneva Glen’s own brand of creative environmental program that teaches young campers to value the natural world around them.

BBs (for Juniors and Middlers): Decorate your target and then hit the bullseye to win awards.

Pool: Play or sunbathe in camp’s coolest spot.

Rifles (for Seniors): Good shots can earn marksman certificates. Seniors can specialize in riflery and climb the award charts!

Archery: Be Robin Hood in our three beautifully wooded archery lanes.

Sports: Demonstrate your sportsmanship and team spirit in softball, ultimate frisbee, dodgeball, volleyball, tetherball, basketball, kickball, soccer, lacrosse and other fun competitive games.

Store: Hang out, play pool or ping-pong, eat snacks.

Drama: Demonstrate your thespian talents in a G.G. production.

Elective / Creative Activities

Available mostly to Senior campers, who are young men and women 12 years old or older. Seniors get to create their own schedule. In addition to the activities above, Seniors can climb 14,000 foot peaks, rock climb and rappel, river raft, explore caves, take horse overnights, "Roughin' it Easy" campcraft skills, prussiking, minimum impact camping and more! The program for seniors is dynamic and changes from year to year depending on the talents and abilities our staff members bring to the camp each season. Some of the elective opportunities for teens also include:
  • Fencing
  • Digital Photography
  • Alchemy - learning to use native plants for daily uses like shampoo, lip balm, tea, lotion!
  • Aerobics
  • Leadership seminars known as "Think Tanks" challenge teens to address issues of today.
  • Weight lifting
  • Trail Maintenance
  • "GG Columbine" - camp newspaper edition for every session
  • "Teen Leadership" program gives teens experience in skills and running the activity areas.

Evening Play

Fun planned activities are part of every evening at Geneva Glen. Twice each session we have council fire, a gathering of songs, skits, storytelling and more in which every camper takes part. Other evening activities include:

  • Airbands/Talent shows
  • Dances
  • Casino night
  • Marshmallow roasts
  • Vespers services
    • Famous authors
    • Storybook
    • Religions of the World
    • Hunger Awareness
    • Native American
    • Chivalry / Honor / Courage
  • Religious freedom experience
  • Plays and musicals
  • Counselor hunts
  • Scavenger hunts
  • "Jurassic Park"
  • Kangaroo court
  • "American Gladiators"
  • Games of every imaginable type
  • And special theme related events, such as Pow Wow (American Heritage); Pulling of the Sword, Coronation, Ladies Court & Induction (Knighthood); and an International Chautauqua -- a gathering of the nations(World Friendship).