The bugle blows and campers roll out of their bunks while the PA system starts pumping out music.
Mornings start right with a hot breakfast buffet. On any given day, campers may find pancakes, waffles, eggs, turkey bacon, or corned beef hash. Fresh fruit, bagels, yogurt, and cereal are always available.
Time for inspection! Campers make their beds, put stuff away, tidy up the cabin, and get moving.
The first activity of the day is a camper’s own choice and there are plenty of activities to choose from, including (but not limited to):
Groups may be assigned to one of the following or something entirely different:
Victor, our head chef, has been at camp for over ten years and creates each day’s menu on a rotating basis. He personally handles purchasing to ensure meals are made with the best ingredients.
Lunch’s main course is served family-style and includes camp favorites such as chicken patties, grilled cheese sandwiches, pizza, wings, chicken tenders with french fries, tacos, and more. A full salad bar is set out every day, with plenty of vegetarian-friendly alternatives to the main course. Selections include tofu, hard-boiled eggs, tuna salad, beans, pastas, baked potatoes, and a selection of fresh soups made from scratch daily.
After lunch, campers visit the Canteen for ice cream, chips, or candy (three times a week). They can also purchase official Lenox-logo apparel and accessories before returning to their bunks to rest. It’s a great time to write a letter home and kick back for an hour.
If campers enjoyed the activity they selected in the morning, they still might want to try something new in the afternoon. Or not. Again, this is not the full list:
Don’t miss out on optional extra activities:
Whatever this is, it won’t be the same as the morning Group Period. The leadership makes certain that every child enjoys a little bit of everything. When it’s real hot, the waterfront often stays open all afternoon for swimming, skiing, sailing, kayaking, or trips through the Wibit obstacle course.
Groups participating in a co-ed trip will leave camp during Flex Period. Teams practice for League or Tournament games, and all activity areas are open.
At the end of the day, the entire camp gathers together around the flagpole for one of Lenox’s longest running traditions. Staff members call out campers who demonstrated sportsmanship or service during the day. These campers form an honor guard who lower the flag and return it to the rafters of the Dining Hall.
It’s the end of another beautiful day, and the grill masters are working their magic on the flames: ribs, steaks, hamburgers, hot dogs, and chicken. Whether campers are watching the sunset from the lakefront dining room windows or enjoying the cool night air with an outdoor picnic, dinner is served with a full salad and pasta bar. Theme nights mix things up with Italian, Chinese, a deli bar, or a BBQ with hamburgers and hot dogs eaten outside.
If your group didn’t visit the Canteen after lunch, they’d be scheduled to stop by after dinner.
After dinner, we have a very special Evening Activity. It could be a third group period, an all-boys event, an all-girls event, or a very special all-camp event. Events are carefully planned and may include outside entertainment nights, A Hoe-Down, Sunset Beach Bash, Stalk the Lantern, Hatchet Hunt, Counselor Hunt, Gold Rush, Capture the Flag, Camper Hunt, or Spa Night.
After Evening Activity, Lower Camp hits the showers and gets ready for bed while Upper Camp heads to their Late Night Activity.
Late Night is always co-ed and always amazing.
Promptly at 9:00, tattoo and taps plays over the PA announcing ‘lights out’ for Lower Camp.
By 10:00, everyone is in bed, resting up for tomorrow.