Camp Kirby Resident Camp

Activities at camp are all about trying new things, challenging yourself, and having fun outdoors. We stress camper planning and choice, so kids have a chance to be involved in planning their week. Each week, campers will get to experience all of the activities that are open to their age group. During a typical week-long session, campers can expect to do each activities at least once, with options to do activities more than once if time and scheduling allow.

Resident Camp Activities

 All Ages

Arts & Crafts, Outdoor Living Skills, Outdoor Cooking, Science & Nature Programming, Sports & Games, Swimming & Row Boats, Team-Building Activities, Music & Drama, and so much more.

Entering Grades 4+

Archery, Canoeing

Entering Grades 6+

40’ Climbing Tower, Kayaking & “Fun”yaking

Entering Grades 8+

Night Canoeing and/or Night Archery

Entering Grades 10+

Night Kayaking


Sample Daily Schedule

7:00 am
Optional Polar Bear Dunk
8:00 am
9:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Kapers (Camp Chores)
9:30 a.m. – 11:45 p.m.
Camper Choice “Scramble” Activities
12:00 p.m.
12:45 – 1:45 p.m.
Rest Hour
1:45 – 5:00 p.m.
Program Rotations and Snack
6:00 p.m.
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Evening Activities Followed by Bedtime (Varies by Age)

Resident Camp Age Groups

Cricket: Entering 1st grade

Beachcomber: Entering 2nd-3rd grade

Adventurer: Entering 4th-5th grade

HiTor: Entering 6th-7th grade

MuaMi: Entering 8th-9th grade

Tanika: Entering 10th-12th grade

2018 Resident Camp Sessions

Session 1: July 8-14 “Kirby’s Got Talent” Beachcomber, Adventurers, HiTor, MuaMi, Tanika

We know that all of our campers have incredible talents, and this is the week to showcase them! During camp’s “Kirby’s Got Talent” week, expect all kinds of talent to arise whether it’s singing, juggling, dancing, or the unexpected! This week will include a talent show that any camper is welcome to participate in.

Session 2: July 15-21 “Beyond the Board Games” Beachcomber, Adventurers, HiTor, MuaMi, Tanika

Board games have always been a favorite free time activity at Camp Kirby, but this year we are bringing your favorites to life! Whether it’s creating our own game, or acting out lifesize versions of classics such as Monopoly, Yahtzee, or Clue, “Beyond The Board Games” week is bound to be tons of fun.

Session 3: July 22-28 “Fairies, Gnomes, and Trolls” Beachcomber, Adventurers, HiTor, MuaMi

Step into the mystical world that is Camp Kirby, as we head out on our “Fairies, Gnomes, and Trolls” week. This magical adventure may include things such as transforming your counselor into a Troll or Gnome, or getting assigned intense missions to save Camp Kirby’s Fairies and their cities. By joining Camp on this quest, you will be sure to have a memorable week!

Session 3A: July 22-25 “Fairies, Gnomes, and Trolls” Cricket/Beachcombers, Adventurers

Session 3B: July 25-28 “Fairies, Gnomes, and Trolls” Cricket/Beachcombers, Adventurers

Session 4: July 29-August 4 “Holiday Hullabaloo” Beachcomber, Adventurers, HiTor, MuaMi

As soon as the gates open, camp will experience a full year of holidays in seven days! Our “Holiday Hullabaloo” week will start with a New Year’s ball drop and continue on until we’ve celebrated all the way through the year. Activities may include searching for gold at the end of the rainbow for Saint Patrick’s Day, or sitting down for Thanksgiving Dinner with your cabin mates. This will definitely be your most memorable year yet!

Session 5: August 5-11 “Pirate Adventures” Adventurers, HiTor, MuaMi, Tanika

Tighten your bandana and get out ye’ best eye patch, mateys! Our “Pirate Adventures” session will include intense battles, hidden treasure, shipwreck lunches, and more. The week is sure to end with all hands on deck as each cabin group races a pirate ship raft across the open seas!

Weekend Stay options between Sessions 1&2 (July 14-15), and 4&5 (August 4-5)

CIT (Counselor in Training)

The C.I.T. program is a learning intensive program intended to help individuals who might want to become camp counselors make the transition from camper to staff member. Although the C.I.T.have a great deal of fun and can participate in many camp activities, it also involves a large academic component. Being accepted as a C.I.T. may involve an interview with the C.I.T. Director or Camp Director before camp begins. C.I.T.s are accepted via an application process that will begin in January 2018. 

C.I.T. 1 is a 3 week long program for campers entering 11th grade (and who are between the ages of 16 and 18, unless the Camp Director has approved otherwise).  The dates for C.I.T. 1 are July 22nd-August 11th, 2018.

C.I.T. 2 is a 3 week program for campers entering 12th grade, and who have completed the C.I.T. 1 program. The dates for C.I.T. 2 are July 8th-28th, 2018.

CIT 1 July 22-August 11, 2018 Sessions 3-5 (does not include Saturday nights).
CIT 2 July 8-July 28, 2018 Session 1-3 (does not include Saturday nights).

The 2018 CIT Application Packet can be found here: 2018 CIT application updated.

The 2018 CIT Reference Form can be found here, or can be completed online here.

2018 Rates

Full week session $495 (10% discount if registration is paid in full by 3/2/18)

½ week session $295 (10% discount if registration is paid in full by 3/2/18)

Weekend Stay $75 (10% discount if registration is paid in full by 3/2/18)

C.I.T. $795

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