A Typical Day
Campers begin each day at approximately 6:45am by getting up and ready for breakfast. Mornings are filled with classes and rehearsals until lunch. Students enjoy a rest period after lunch, then participate in a minor course of their choice. Afternoon classes and rehearsals end at 4:00pm, leaving plenty of time for recreation and time with friends before dinner. After dinner, evening activities include a wide range of arts events such as concerts, recitals, master classes, seminars, or workshops; or camp fun with staff including cabin skits, talent shows, unit activities, pizza parties, and campfires. Staff members call lights out with Taps.
Recreation and Free Time
Blue Lake provides a highly structured instructional day for students. During daily recreation and free time, students participate in recreational offerings, hang out with friends, visit the pools, rest in their cabin, or practice. Students are encouraged to participate in recreational activities with other campers and staff, such as basketball, beach volleyball, ga-ga ball, ping-pong, swimming, water games, soccer, kickball, ultimate Frisbee, spike ball, or 9-square in the air. Activities are always supervised by staff members, who often can’t help but join in the fun.
Led by experienced runners from within Blue Lake’s staff, Run Club meets regularly during recreation hour to provide an opportunity for those who wish to maintain their training while at camp. Club members use time for warm-ups, conditioning, and easy runs throughout Blue Lake’s campus and trails. Distances and paces are determined based upon members’ comfort levels, and emphasis is placed on creating a supportive and laid back environment for fellow runners.