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SLEEP AWAY

CAMP

Sleep Away Camp is the perfect introduction for children ages 7 to 15 into the Wilderness Center’s summer camp programming. Keenly aware of the different stages of youth development, our program provides age appropriate activities to foster self-exploration, challenge, and achievement. Our Sleep Away Camp program serves a highly diverse camper population, giving campers an opportunity to live and connect with children from various countries and cultures. At Sleep Away Camp, children embark on a personal quest, enjoying activities of their choice from water sports, our adventure ropes course, crafts, performing arts, target shooting, field sports, and more. 

This is a great camp! You guys give these kids memories that last a life time and the enthusiasm to come back year after year.          - Camper Parent

PAGE GUIDE

2024 SLEEP AWAY CAMP

DATES

SESSION 1

SESSION 2

JUNE 23 - JUNE 29

JUNE 30 - JULY6

SESSION 3

JULY 7 - 13

SESSION 4

JULY14 -20

SESSION 5

JULY 21- 27

SESSION 6

JULY 28 - AUG 3

Younger Campers LIGHTS OUT

SCHEDULE

SAMPLE DAILY

7:30AM

RISE AND SHINE

8:15AM

FLAG RAISING & CHAPEL

8:30AM

BREAKFAST

9:15AM

CABIN CLEAN-UP

10:00AM

FIRST ACTIVITY PERIOD

11:00AM

SECOND ACTIVITY PERIOD

12:00PM

LUNCH

1:00PM

SIESTA

2:00PM

CABIN GROUP ACTIVITY

3:30PM

THIRD ACTIVITY PERIOD

4:30PM

FREE TIME

5:15PM

MUSTER AT FLAG POLE

5:30PM

DINNER

6:30PM

CABING TIME

7:30PM

EVENING ACTIVITY

8:30PM

CABIN TIME/ EMBERS

9:30PM

Younger Campers LIGHTS OUT

10:00PM

Older Campers LIGHTS OUT

2017 DATES
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Active and successful participation in the sleep-away camp experience the Bangor Region YMCA’s  Camp Jordan entails the ability to independently, safely and cooperatively:

 

  • Live with (i.e. sleep with and create a summer home with) campers in a cabin or tent, and take part in the social and play time of the unit. 

  • Exhibit suitable behavior without needing more than the usual amount of individual attention. 

  • Be responsible for personal care, and individual health and safety. 

  • Follow a varied individual and group activity schedule, manage free time with minimal supervision and show flexibility and adaptability when schedules change.

  • Maneuver rugged and steep terrain and distances between activities that are part of the natural surroundings.  

  • Understand and respond to group instruction for most of the activities offered at Camp. 

  • Join in large group activities that build community, such as evening programs, campfires, and eating,            singing, and dancing together with the entire camp community in the dining room. 

  • Act appropriately in case of an emergency. 

  • Contribute positively to the overall spirit of the Camp community.

ACTIVITIES
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"Camp Jordan is a place where anything can happen. It's a place where you meet people that you can never forget.

This was my third year at Camp Jordan and every day I am at camp, I feel like I am on top of the world. Camp Jordan is where dreams are made."

-Alec, Camper

During Sleep Away Camp, your camper will have the opportunity to try many activities such as:

·Tubing · Fire Building  · Swimming · 
· Ultimate Frisbee  · Arts & Culture · Fairy Houses ·
· Archery · Shelter Building · Volleyball · 
· Nature Survival · Kayaking· Preforming Arts
· Canoeing · Newspaper · Zipline · Gaga ·
· High & Low Ropes · Dungeons and Dragons· Card Games · Basketball · Makers Space ·

WEEKEND ADVENTURES

WEEKEND ADVENTURES

We have found that children who spend two or more weeks at camp take away much more from their experience than in just one week. Bonds between campers and staff are further solidified over time. The feeling of belonging and connectedness to this community is heightened. Campers try an even greater variety of new activities, and have time to truly excel in the areas they prefer.

· ADDITIONAL FEES

Weekend Stayover Fee which includes programming and  laundry service -  $98

DIVERSITY

We employ staff from across the globe to expand our campers’

horizons. International staff bring new ideas and traditions, and not only teach our children about their exciting differences, but exemplify the many things all cultures share surrounding values, humor, and leadership. The Bangor YMCA Wilderness Center at Camp Jordan prides itself on hosting a very diverse camper group as well, with campers from across the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia.

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