Blue Lake Days
For more information on Blue Lake’s 2021 adjustments relating to COVID-19 health and safety precautions, visit COVID-Careful Planning.
A Typical Day
Campers begin each day at approximately 6:30am by getting up and ready for breakfast. Mornings are filled with classes and rehearsals until lunch. After lunch, students enjoy a rest period and 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, student groups may participate in recreational offerings, hang out with friends, visit the camper pools, rest in their cabin, visit the museum, 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, or touch football. Activities are always supervised by staff members, who often can’t help but join in the fun.