Clinics

Listed below are the clinics we will be offering for the 2018 season. There are many returning favorites and some new exciting options!

Please note carefully the days for clinics, as clinics are on various days this year.

What to Know About Clinics

To enroll, select the clinic your child wishes to attend during the registration process. Your child must be enrolled at camp for the week on which the clinic is scheduled. Clinics may be rescheduled due to inclement weather. Refer to clinic information for age and other requirements. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

It is recommended that you register your child for only one clinic per week, even if the schedule indicates the clinics will take place on separate days, as weather or other circumstances may require clinics to be rescheduled. There are no refunds in the event a clinic is rescheduled and your child is not at camp or has a conflict with another clinic.

Archery & Paintball

Ages 6-14 • Weeks #2, 4, 6 & 8 • Tuesday and Thursday • Cost $30
At this two-day clinic, campers can learn the fundamentals of archery and paintball. During the clinic, they will learn about archery and paintball safety, the different types of equipment used and get to practice shooting in a safe environment. All shooting is at targets, not individuals. Certified instructors will be leading this clinic.

Registered campers will be divided into a younger and older group, with groups participating in Archery on one day and Paintball on the other.

Computers *NEW*

Ages 6-14 • Week #7 • Tuesday and Thursday • Cost $30
Campers will learn about how computers work and get to see a computer that has been taken apart to learn about the individual components and what they do. Campers will also learn about computer coding and computing.

First Aid & CPR *NEW*

Ages 11-14 • Week #2 • Tuesday and Thursday • Cost $50
Campers will participate in an introductory course to give them an experience of handling basic first aid emergencies and understanding the principles of CPR. Campers participating in this course will not receive any certifications, this clinic is for informational purposes only.

Horsemanship

Ages 6-14 • Weeks #4 • Wednesday • Cost $50
Campers will have the opportunity to learn about horses and how to care for them. They will learn safety and balance and if ready will gain independence by controlling their horse off lead.

Campers will need to bring a bagged lunch. Permission slips are required.

Ice Skating

Ages 6-14 • Weeks #9 • Tuesday & Thursday • Cost $35
Campers will get to skate at Skylands Ice World with experienced counselors from Solid Rock. Lessons are not included, but campers will get the opportunity to practice and put their skills on display. Skate rentals are included.

Campers will need to bring a bagged lunch. Permission slips are required.

Low & High Ropes

Ages 6-14 • Weeks #3 & 8 • Tuesday & Thursday • Cost $35
Campers will experience a sense of adventure and excitement as they move from low (2-4ft) to high (15-25ft) rope challenges. There are two courses with different degrees of difficulty. Overall, campers will be able to make decisions and choices according to their own comfort level and yet will learn lessons on self-esteem, trust, teamwork, and faith.

Next Great Baker *NEW*

Ages 6-14 • Week #8 • Tuesday or Thursday • Cost $35
This clinic will not be a competition, but campers will get to bake some edible treats for themselves, including homemade pretzels and cinnamon rolls. We can't guarantee any of these treats will make it home, but campers will take home their newly acquired skills and can treat their families to these tasty homemade recipes. This clinic will take place at camp and will be led by an experienced baker.

Orienteering

Ages 6-14 • Weeks #9 • Tuesday (Ages 6-10) or Tuesday and Thursday (Ages 11-14) • Cost $30
This is a clinic for campers that are seeking an adventure and want to learn some basics of navigation and orienteering. There will be two levels offered, based on age. Intro to Orienteering is for campers ages 6-10 and will be a one-day clinic (Tuesday only) that will teach the basics of map reading and navigating using a compass. Advanced Orienteering is for campers ages 11-14 and campers will receive instruction on Tuesday and then be able to put those skills into practice on Thursday as they work as a team to navigate through marked trails and uncharted forest. Campers must be strong hikers and have a keen sense of adventure as this hike will be between 4 and 5 miles and will put their newly acquired skills to the test. Qualified outdoor instructors will be leading this clinic.

Campers will participate in a variety of activities both on and off-site and should come dressed in hiking apparel (jeans and hiking boots) and bring a bagged lunch. Permission slips are required.

Outdoor Discovery

Ages 6-14 • Weeks #5 • Tuesday or Thursday • Cost $30
This is an interactive, hands-on clinic, where campers will learn about nature, explore the stream for crayfish and frogs and view microorganisms through a microscope. Campers will get to explore the woods surrounding camp and perhaps find the source of the spring that fills our lake.

Campers will be split into two groups based on age with one group participating on Tuesday and the other group on Thursday. Campers must bring a bagged lunch and should come prepared to hike and participate in outdoor activities. Permission slips are required.

Photography *NEW*

Ages 11-14 • Weeks #3 • Tuesday & Thursday • Cost $30
Campers will get to learn the basics of photography and learn about things such as lighting, exposure, etc. and different camera equipment. They will also learn the basics of photo editing and touch ups.

Campers will need to bring their own camera in order to participate in this clinic.

Robotics

Ages 6-14 • Week #7 • Tuesday & Thursday • Cost $30
Campers will get the hands on experience of building and programming Lego robots.

Rockets

Ages 6-14 • Week #9 • Tuesday or Thursday • Cost $30
Campers will get to learn about how rockets and rocket engines work and get to build and launch their own model rockets. When they are finished they will get to take their rocket home!

Screen Printing

Ages 6-14 • Weeks #1 • Tuesday or Thursday • Cost $30
Each camper will learn about the process of screen printing and will get to screen print their own t-shirt that they get to keep. Campers will get to choose from several different designs or mix and match designs to create a shirt that will be truly one-of-a-kind!

Scuba Diving *NEW*

Ages 8-14 • Weeks #6 • Tuesday or Thursday • Cost $50
Campers will get to learn about the safety procedures and protocols as well as the techniques of scuba diving. They will then get to put their learning into practice as they get the opportunity to experience scuba diving here in the lake at camp. Campers will not be certified in scuba diving by participating in this clinic.

Campers will be divided into two groups based on age with one group participating in this clinic on Tuesday and the other group on Thursday.

Self Defense *NEW*

Ages 8-14 • Weeks #1 • Tuesday or Thursday • Cost $30
In this clinic, taught by a police detective with over 20 years of experience, campers will learn some of the basics of self-defense methods. Campers will learn about ethics and when it is and is not appropriate to use these self-defense skills. This clinic does not provide any certification is self-defense.

Campers will be split into multiple groups based on age and will participate in this clinic on either Tuesday or Thursday.

Swimming Lessons

Ages 4-14 • Weeks #2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7 • Tuesday & Thursday • Cost $30
Beginning swimmers will be taught basic swimming skills. Getting acquainted and comfortable with water, learning how to float and tread, along with basic arm and leg strokes will be taught at this two-day clinic. Advanced swimmers will have their swimming skills refined, will be taught four basic strokes (front, back, breast & side), rotary breathing and treading water. All swimming lessons are taught by certified Red Cross lifeguards.

Water Adventure

Ages 8-14 • Weeks #1 • Tuesday or Thursday • Cost $50
Ages 11-14 • Weeks #5 • Wednesday • Cost $50
Campers will participate in a one-day clinic and learn and practice basic water craft techniques. Campers will also learn other important skills, such as how to flip a capsized canoe or kayak.

During Week #1, campers will be split into two groups based on age, with one group participating on Tuesday and other group on Thursday. During Week #5, this clinic will only be available for older campers. Campers will need to bring a bagged lunch and should come prepared to spend the day on the water. Permission slips are required.