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CAMPERS' TYPICAL DAY

Within a few days of arriving at YMCA Camp Harrison, campers settle into a comfortable, familiar schedule.

While each day includes special moments, a typical day includes the following routine:
 
7:00 AM Rise & Shine - Reveille
7:30 AM  Cabin Clean Up
7:50 AM Flagpole - Morning Watch - Blessing
8:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM - 11:45 AM A or B Day Land Activities 
12:00 PM Lunch
12:45 PM Rest Time
1:45 PM Canteen
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM Water Activities
5:30 PM Return to Cabins
5:55 PM Flag Lowering
6:00 PM Dinner
7:00 PM Cabin Activity
7:30 PM Evening Program
8:45 PM Vespers
9:30 PM Cabin Devotions
10:15 PM Lights out - Taps
   
FRIDAY FREE DAY
On Fridays, we host traditional camp activities as well as pony rides, animal feeding, bee keeping and sports tournaments. Friday Free Day allows campers to try activities of their choosing.
 
Special Moments
 
Morning Watch & Vespers
Our Morning Watch before breakfast and Vespers after the evening program highlight our Christian theme and bring the camp community together to honor God and Country.
 
Cabin Devotions
This special time allows campers to discuss Christian topics with their individual cabin groups in an age appropriate situation.
 
Evening Programs
Campers gather for large group activities like camp-wide games and camp hikes that foster teamwork.
 
Campfire
A summer camp tradition. Sparks of light, singing, sharing, s’mores.
 
All Camp Field Party
Campers enjoy music, dancing and games. 
 
Skit and Talent Night
Drama, music, poetry...showcase your talents on this special night.
 
S'mores
For ages 6 & 7
 
Our younger campers travel as a group with dedicated staff throughout the entire day. Parents indicate whether they want their campers to choose their own activities or be involved in the S’mores program. S’mores campers try most of the activities at camp. This unique opportunity sets them up for confident activity choices in the future.
 
YMCA Ragger Program
For ages 12+
This goal setting program challenges our camper’s personal and spiritual growth. Campers who choose to participate earn Rags which are an outward symbol of the acceptance of an inner challenge for growth. Each Rag comes with a specific challenge and personal growth goal developed by the camper. This program helps campers take a closer look at their own strengths, weaknesses, religious beliefs and the people around them.