Camp Bovey Programs

June 26 to June 30 (5 days)
8-14 year olds

Programming at this session will be focused around Forensics, CSI “Leave no Trace”, Mystery Writing, Orienteering “Never get lost in the woods”, and Natural Engineering “Learn how to build your own shelter”. Each portion of this special camp program will have a MYSTERY all its own! Campers will also participate in regular programming which includes swimming, canoeing, archery, and tomahawk throwing to name a few.


July 10 to 14 (5 days)
8-14 year olds
July 31 to August 4 (5 days)
8-14 year olds
July 17 to July 28 (12 days)
10-14 year olds
ES/MACC Leadership week
August 7 to 11 (5 days)
8-14 year olds 

Activities and a Typical Day at Camp

There is something for everyone at camp! Campers have the opportunity to gain safe swimming skills by certified instructors, engage in outdoor sports, create various forms of nature art, and learn new skills in fishing, boating/canoeing, hiking, and archery to name a few! Three nutritious, home cooked meals, along with healthy snacks are provided daily. 

Friendship: Campers will make many lasting friendships with their cabin mates. Living in a cabin group strengthens social skill development, such as cooperation, trust, listening, interpersonal skills, independence, communication, responsibility and teamwork.  Intentionally building positive relationships at Camp Bovey is one of the many aspects that makes camp special!

Adventure: Campers will learn important wilderness survival skills from an expert outdoor educator.  Campers will experience hands-on learning during their overnight adventure.  Our outdoor living skills program teaches campers about orienteering (map & compass), knot tying, fire safety, canoeing, archery, outdoor cooking, tenting, and tree, plant, and animal identification.  Campers will experience hiking and exploring nature on our privately-owned 200 acres.  Campers attending the 12-day session will have the opportunity to experience a canoe trip on one of Wisconsin's scenic river-ways.

Leadership: Every camper will enhance their leadership skills through intentional leadership development programming.  Our experienced camp staff lead by example, promote positive behavior and model characteristics of strong, diverse leaders.  Youth also get the opportunity to apply leadership skills by making group decisions, planning group service projects, and being good role models for younger campers.  The Counselor-In-Training program (CIT) is offered for 15-18 year-olds.  If you want to build on your leadership skills and be an example in your community, the CIT program is for you! Learn more about becoming a CIT. To become a CIT follow the Camper Registration Application process.

A Typical Day at Camp

Even though each day at camp is different, we do have a routine to help everyone settle in.  Below is what a typical day will look like; exact times may vary based on the program. 


7-7:15 a.m.      Wake-up

8:00 a.m.         Breakfast and Flag Raising

9:00 a.m.         Kapers (camp chores)

9:30 a.m.         Skill-building Activities (Outdoor Living Skills, Swimming Lessons, Environmental Ed.)

12:45 p.m.       Lunch

1:30 p.m.       Rest Hour usually taken in the cabins

2:30 p.m.         Afternoon Activities

4:00 p.m.         Free Swim

5:30 p.m.         Dinner

6:30 p.m.         Activity of campers choice

8:00 p.m.         All-camp activity/Teambuilding

9-10:30 p.m.    Snack, showers/ quiet time, and then ready for bed!

9:45-11 p.m.    Lights out




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