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CAMPERS' TYPICAL DAY

Within a few days of arriving at YMCA Camp Thunderbird, campers settle into a comfortable, familiar schedule.
 
While each day includes special moments, a typical day includes the following routine:
 
7:30 AM Rise & Shine - Reveille 
7:45 AM Cabin clean-up 
8:10 AM Flagpole - Blessing  
8:15 AM Breakfast 
9:15 AM Morning activities 
  Younger campers attend three water activities.
  Older campers attend three land activities.
12:15 PM Return to cabins, prepare for lunch 
12:45 PM Lunch
1:15 PM Rest Period
2:30 PM Afternoon activities 
  Older campers attend three water activities.
  Younger campers attend three land activities.
5:30 PM Return to cabins, prepare for dinner 
5:55 PM Flag lowering and blessing   
6:00 PM Dinner 
6:45 PM Supervised free time
7:45 PM Evening program 
9:00 PM Return to cabins  
9:30 PM Devotion
10:15 PM Lights out – Taps
 
Special Moments
 
OPENING CAMPFIRE
Time to turn up the enthusiasm and build excitement for the session. Campers dress in their camp colors to cheer, dance and sing around the fire.
 
CLOSING CAMPFIRE
Campers dress in nice clothes and share memories of their session. The bandana ceremony takes place on this last night of camp.
 
FIELD PARTY
A great evening of fun on the middle Saturday during two-week sessions. Campers dress according to the session theme.
 
CABIN NIGHT
Each cabin plans a Monday evening activity together or with a fellow cabin.
 
TALENT SHOW
Come prepared to showcase your talents. Bring your props, costumes and/or music.
 
HEAD COUNSELOR NIGHT
Head Counselors engage campers in camp-specific activities.
 
EVENING PROGRAMS
Campers gather for large group activities like camp-wide game shows, cabin sports challenges and interactive games.