Camps Bernadette & Fatima

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Camp Activities

Learn to sail, play soccer, be a DJ, brave the high ropes course, make a basket, put on a play… every day at Camps Bernadette & Fatima is chock full of activities. Five daily planned activities give each camper a taste of almost every activity by the end of a two-week session. If a new interest emerges, campers can pursue it during their free period each day.

Waterfront Activities

Our beautiful lakefront locations mean that water activities often take center stage. Our Red Cross-certified staff closely supervises all waterfront activities and we are proud that our program exceeds the American Camp Association’s strict accreditation standards. We take measures to be able to safely monitor campers as well as prepare in the event of an emergency. Activities include: Swimming (including swim instruction), kayaking and canoeing, tubing, fishing, rowing, sailing and more! Each camper performs a swim test for evaluation and are placed in the swim crib that they qualify for swimming.  Campers can also always opt for a personal flotation device (PFD) if they do not feel comfortable in the swim area. ALL boaters wear PFDs.

Team Sports Activities

Sports teach the value of cooperation, teamwork and good sportsmanship. We don’t expect all of our campers to be great athletes, but we do believe in the important life skills that are enhanced through team sports. Activities include: Baseball, softball, Wiffle ball, lacrosse, basketball, volleyball, tennis, soccer, street hockey, football, kickball, dodgeball, racquetball and more. We have even created our own game called Bonongo Ball!

Outdoors Skills

Outdoor activities such as hiking and climbing remind kids about what is so great about the great outdoors and might even fuel a lifelong passion. Activities include: High ropes course, climbing wall, hiking, archery, horseback riding (at Fatima) and riflery. Our specialized staff members are trained and certified in these specific activity areas. We encourage campers to participate but also respect their comfort levels and physical abilities.

Creative Pursuits

What would camp be without singing around the campfire, putting on plays, making lanyards, and other time-honored traditions? Creative activities include: Arts & crafts, drama, camper operated radio station, dance and more!

Special Events

Each session features hotly anticipated camp-wide events; field days, cook-outs and dances for both camps; movie nights and field trips for older campers.

All campers at Camp Bernadette and Camp Fatima are encouraged to participate in all activities offered at camp.  Campers are expected to participate at all activities unless restrictions have been placed on them by a physician (in writing) or a parent/guardian (in writing).

All campers are evaluated at waterfront, boating, sports, ropes, horses, etc. as to the appropriate size of the equipment, i.e.: helmets, harnesses, pfd’s, bats, balls, etc.  Both camps have a variety of sizes of equipment to accommodate all of our campers.