Camp Stanislaus effectively combines recreational and learning activities during its four-week operation. We want campers to have an amazing time and provide an opportunity to create new friendships, gain independence, improve social skills, encourage one another and work hard to achieve their goals. There is something for everyone and if you have any questions about any of the activities camp provides please don't hesitate to contact the main office at Camp@ststan.com or 228-467-9057 Ext. 277.
Our Water Sport operations are conducted at our ski camp on the Jourdan river. This is approximately a 15 minute bus ride from our campus. Our instructors will work with campers to learn or improve their skills in water skiing, slalom skiing, knee-boarding, and wake-boarding. For new skiers, our instructors begin with the basics of putting on the skis while in the water and adjusting to the life jacket. Our pole boats allow counselors to work closely with first time skiers to quickly get them behind the boat. More advanced skiers are instructed on improving their skills.
The pier is a popular spot at camp where many activities happen. Some of these activities include:
Sailing (campers are taught the basics of sailing which include: sailing a straight line, taking, coming about, jibbing, righting a flipped boat and more.)
Fun in the sand
Triple A (Archery - Arts & Hobbies - Arcade/Game room)
For Triple A the larger camp group is broken down into 3 smaller groups and spend 45 minutes at each activity.
Archery - Campers will learn the basics of archery safety and be given the opportunity to shoot build their skills over the week. Ax throwing is also something that is taught later in the week.
Arts & Hobbies - Campers have the opportunity to relax inside and let their creativity flow. Each session has a project but campers are allowed to create whatever they wish.
Arcade/Game Room - The arcade room includes 5 old style arcade units, carpet-ball, bumper pool and pop-a-shot.
The rec/yard activity has a variety of things for campers to do. In the rec hall campers can choose from; billiards, ping-pong, foosball, giant connect four and giant jenga. In the yard campers can play gaga ball, tether ball, 9 in the air and let their creative mind run wild with sidewalk chalk.
War Oar Challenge
Every afternoon the entire camp gets together fro the War Oar challenge. Each day has a theme and the group who performs the best respective to the theme obtain possession of the war oar until the next challenge.
Music Monday's - Groups create a chant or cheer with the aid of music.
Tuneless Tuesday's - Groups create a chant or cheer without the aid of music.
Dance Off Wednesday's - Groups will create a dance to perform.
Theme Thursday's - Every Thursday at camp there is a theme and groups must do something related to that theme.
Freestyle Fridays - Let the creativity flow.
The group who wins the war oar the most during the week wins the right to pie the counselor of their choice that Friday.
Monday - Friday (1:00pm - 3:30pm)
During the elective period campers will be able to participate in 3 of the activities listed below. They will rate each activity on arrival day. Each camper will get their first choice (and usually their second and third) but due to limited space in certain electives that may not be possible.
Fishing (must have your own pole for this elective)
Weightlifting (Only for Dolphins, Sharks, and Starfish)
During the summer camp plans a few special activities over the course of the summer. Each of these activities is done once or twice each summer.
Olympics - The entire camp is divided into 16 different countries and plays an array of fun games to crown a winner.
Magic Show - For over 25 years Mr. Joe Harrison, Br. Lee and others have entertained campers with a great show of both stage and close-up magic.
Skit Night - Campers and counselors preform a variety of skits which is always a fun night.
4th of July Celebration - On the evening of the 4th of July Camp has a cookout on the front lawn. After dinner camp proceeds to the beach where there are various games and challenges highlighted by tug-o-war and the hot-dog eating contest. S'mores and watermelon are a favorite and the night is capped off with fireworks.
Evening activities are done after dinner and have a shorter time block and are a little more laid back. Certain activities are group specific. Some of these activities include: