Slovenski Camps

Experience Camp

Browse our camp facilities and camp activities or take a walk through a sample day in the life of a camper.


Daily Schedule

All our programs operate within the same framework. The whole camp is together for much of the day - dining, free times, evening activity, and campfire - but separates into programs for the morning and afternoon sessions. We enjoy the diverse interests of the campers in various specialty programs and the wide range of ages, and we think the campers do too.


Reveille & Morning Dip

Every day starts with reveille. Many campers choose to take a morning dip in Panther Pond. Nothing wakes you up and gets you ready for the day better than a refreshing swim. Besides feeling clean, you'll earn a campfire point for your cabin if you go all the way under. Not much for swimming? Don't worry, we also have hot showers :)



A hearty breakfast with hot and cold options served in the dining hall. Main entrees include classics like scrambled eggs, waffles, and french toast. Hot sides like bacon, muffins, sausage, oatmeal and home fries are available almost every day. Everyday options include bagels & cream cheese, toast with butter, jam, or peanut butter, fresh fruits, cereal with milk, and yogurt with granola and berries. Drinks include orange or apple juice, milk and chocolate milk, and water. Health conscious campers will have plenty of options to suit their diet, and even picky eaters will find a filling meal every morning. Picky eaters are welcome here - our menu includes sundry basics and most items are served separately.


Cabin Cleanup

After breakfast everyone reports to their cabin for a team effort to clean. Each camper needs to clean up his own area, and then pitch in on the cabin-wide chores like sweeping the floor and emptying the waste bin. The head counselors inspect and rate the job for campfire points.


Free Time

Whenever cabin cleanup is finished, the counselor dismisses the kids to a little free time before the first session. The lake is not open during this free time, but all the regular yard games, volleyball, and gaga ball are out as usual.


Morning Session

Camp splits up by program for the morning session: sports or specialty camps head off to practice & train while Dodgeball, Athena, and Camp Hawthorne campers have 2 or 3 game periods within the morning period. This typically goes until 11:30, but sometimes goes into morning free time.


Free Time with Swimming

Morning free time is an active time for most campers. Many play yard games or tetherball while others splash around in the lake in the midday heat. Some choose to relax or play ping pong in the shade of the lodge.



Lunch is a fun time to socialize and fuel up. Food options are quite diverse and provide something for everyone.


Rest Hour

Rest hour is the best hour! Counselors love rest hour, and campers learn to love it by the end of the week. Everyone is in their cabin with two options: sleep or read. It is a great time to digest peacefully, and to recharge for the afternoon session.


Free Time

After rest hour we have a short free time without swimming. Some campers keep sleeping or reading, while others hop up to play badminton or gagaball, and others change to be ready for the afternoon session.


Afternoon Session

This is the second main activity period of the day. The camp splits up by program. Sports & specialty camps go off to their practices. Dodgeball, Athena, and Camp Hawthorne campers get 3 or 4 activity periods within this session each 45-60 minutes long. Sometimes activities run long and free time is dismissed later than 5:15.


Free Time with Swimming

This is the last free time of the day. Many campers hop in the lake to cool off from the afternoon activities, while others relax or shower before dinner. All the programs have this period together.



After a full day, a big healthy meal to recount stories & share experiences hits the spot. The salad bar is always open to augment a meal, and the hot entrees like spaghetti & meatballs or ham & sweet potatoes satisfy campers of all ages. Want to be first in line for dessert? -- use the vocabulary word of the day in a sentence to get dismissed earlier.


Evening Activity

The whole camp comes together for big field games in the evening while some campers choose to eat s'mores and play relaxing games by the fire. Many campers eagerly anticipate Capture the Flag and Manhunt played toward the end of the week. Relaxing options like a kayak trip and campfire games are offered every evening along with a few smaller games and sports.



Everyone gathers around our big campfire for an evening of camp songs, awards, readings, dances, and competitions. Adventurous campers will make many trips to the stage and back, and watch from their log bench during the voluntary activities. At the end of the night, campfire points are totaled to determine the winning cabins. Parents are invited to the campfire on the final night of camp.


Lights Out

Time to recharge for another day. Taps played from the trumpet on the dock marks the end of the day. Fall asleep to a classic story read aloud to the entire cabin. After reading a few chapters, the counselor too goes to sleep, and the waves, loons, and breeze become the only sounds left.