Activities & Sample Day
While our outstanding counselors and unique facility ensure that there is no limit to the fun with a continuously evolving list of activities, we know that it can be helpful to see the types of activities that make up our camper’s days at Mountainside.
Mountainside activities include:
- Swimming (twice each day)
- Arts & Crafts
- Zip Lines (race a friend down our side-by-side zip lines)
- Climbing on our 50 foot Alpine Tower
- 4 different rock wall climbs
- The Evil X
- The Vertibre
- The Centipede
- The Dangle Duo
- The Tarzan Swing
- Giant Swing
- Leap of Faith
- Low Ropes
- Hiking along our miles of trails
- Music & Drama
- Sports & Games…
- Street Hockey in our enclosed rink
- Tennis Racket Baseball
- Capture the Flag
- Ga Ga (a camp classic)
- Lacrosse (soft stick)
- and so much more!
A Sample Day at Mountainside
What does a camp day look like?
While no two camp days are exactly alike, there are some activities that become familiar. Here is what a sample day could look like.
9:00-9:15 Town Hall This is a time where the entire camp gathers to go over any special events, celebrate birthdays, and usually play some fun games before the day starts.
9:15-9:30 Visit Locker room Campers have the opportunity to drop off their backpacks and get ready for their day. A counselor may let campers know what their schedule looks like as well as give their group time to change into their bathing suits.
9:30-10:00 Arts & Crafts Groups will visit Arts & Crafts a few times a week, where they will complete theme based projects such as picture frames, painted dinosaurs, or masks to name a few.
10:00-10:30 Swimming Morning swim time for groups is a structured swim where the whole group participates in an activity designed by our lifeguards. Counselors take this time to reapply sun block for the campers as well.
10:30-11:00 Change and Play After swimming groups take the time to change out of their bathing suits and play a few games in-between activities.
11:00-12:00 Archery Campers have the opportunity to learn a number of new skills while at camp, one of these is archery. Each camp has certified archery instructors who pass their skills on to our campers.
12:00-12:30 Lunch Groups retrieve their lunch bins from our refrigerator and eat lunch together. Afterwards they clean up their trash, separate their recyclables, and move on to their next activity.
12:30-1:00 Music & Drama Over the course of a session groups will visit Music & Drama a number of times to work on dances, singing, or improvisation. Twice a summer the camp puts on a parent show, to demonstrate what they have learned.
1:00-1:30 Tennis-Ball Baseball Tennis-Ball Baseball is a staple of Bar-T summer games. Groups will often challenge each other and engage in some friendly competition.
1:30-2:00 Swimming Afternoon swim time is free swim. Campers have the opportunity to play with friends, use a kickboard, or go down the slide as many times as they wish.
2:00-2:30 Snack Time Each day groups visit the snack bar. There they have a wide selection of snacks and beverages to choose from at no additional cost.
2:30-3:00 Choice Time Counselors are encouraged to present the group with choices as to their activities during any “free time.” Choices may include: Dry-Dry-Wet, Knockout, Trivia Scavenger Hunt, or many other great games.
3:00-3:30 Town Hall At the end of the day the entire camp comes back together for a few dances, announcements, and dismissal for the bus ride back home.