During the day, children laugh, create, and explore as they spend time swimming, hiking, making crafts, playing games, attending outdoor educational activities, and going on treasure hunts with our exceptional camp counselors.
Teens and young adults make friends from across the country as they participate in activities such as hikes, ropes course, night games, experiental learning, firesides, socials, and a dance.
Adults enjoy archery, air rifle, hiking, wooden pen turning, pottery, ceramics, laser tag, the High Adventure Ropes Course, and relaxing by the pool while children are well cared for by their counselors. Regular guest lectures and sport tournaments, water aerobics, and nature walks are also available.
Evenings and some afternoons are full of campwide activities.
- Saturday: Old-fashioned opening campfire program
- Sunday: Evening Fireside for adults, Church and family movies for kids
- Monday: Family talent show, evening swimming pool, and arts & crafts
- Tuesday: Frontier Night, evening arts & crafts
- Wednesday: Campwide family activity, evening swimming pool, and arts & crafts
- Thursday: Closing campfire and family dance
**An additional fee for damaged recreational equipment and/or facilities may be added to a group’s invoice. Free- Time programs such as fishing, hiking, ropes course, laser- tag, and activities at camp-wide events such as archery, air rifle, tomahawk, sling-shot, and bullwhip require adult supervision for participants that are minors.
Children's programs are run Sunday from 3:00-5:00 PM and Monday through Thursday from 9:15 AM-12:00 PM and 1:30-4:30 PM (excluding campwide activities children attend with their families). Children eat lunch with their parents every day except Wednesday. On Wednesday, lunch will be provided in children's program areas or they will eat as groups in the Dining Hall. Your children will participate in programs such as outdoor education, swimming, arts & crafts, ropes course, field games, nature activities, and hikes. A brief meeting will be held Saturday evening during adult orientation, allowing staff and children to get acquainted and review activities for the upcoming week. We encourage you to take your children to the appropriate age group so they will enjoy camp activities prepared for them.
Teen and Young Adult Programs
The Teen and Young Adult programs will feature swimming, ropes course, campfires, sports, contests, dances, and many more activities designed to help youth make new friends and have fun. Activities are available for Puma, Teens, and Young Adult age groups.
Two guest lectures will be featured each day in the Aspen Lodge. Lecturers are qualified individuals invited to camp to enhance your vacation. They will deliver lectures about entertaining and educational topics such as family relations, religion, and parenting skills. A schedule will be posted each week.
High Adventure Course
Stretch yourself and build self-esteem while you climb, balance, and swing through our High Adventure Course. Age groups will have time on the course, and families can do the course togehter during free times. Take on the course together, but individuals choose the elements they want to try and when they've had enough. Course is NOT suitable for pregnant women or children unable to reach up to 67”.
Arts & Crafts
Our arts and crafts area offers a cool place to relax by the stream while you paint bisque ceramics, work on the pottery wheel, woodturn pens, and do leatherwork. Our staff teach workshops about various mediums, and the arts and crafts program features projects for every age group and skill level. Most projects range in price from $1 to $20, although some projects may be higher in price.
Aspen Follies held on the ballfield on Monday afternoon, and will be a highlight of your week at Aspen Grove. Featured events include the earth ball, balloon catapult, leaky bucket, centipede walk, and many other exciting surprises. Be sure to gather your family for this event...and don't forget to bring your cameras! Family activities such as rocket making, air rifle, archery, slingshots, and a treasure hunt will follow Aspen Follies.
Water Frolics takes place at the pool on Thursday afternoon. It consists of races and relays for the whole family that even nonswimmers can win.
Enjoy the opportunity to participate in organized competitions. Tournaments will be conducted for basketball (three-on-three), badminton, tennis, horseshoes, table tennis, shuffleboard, and other team sports. Signup sheets will be posted outside the Dining Hall.