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Example Activities

Each of Camp Kitaki's programs follow a unique schedule designed specifically for that age group and experience. As campers age, programs and activities progress with them so each year they come back they will discover something new they can do. Due to our progression, safety procedures, and individual choices made by kids, Campers will not experience all activities. 

Horse Rides Archery Swimming Pool Kayaks
Natural Play Area Makerspace GaGa Music Playground
Canoeing Tango Tower Nature Games Capture the Flag






What will you do if my kid gets Homesick?

Simply put: Call you. We help children face their fears of independence every day and are experts in how to talk to children about missing home, why they are uncomfortable at camp, and what we can do about it. However YOU are the expert on your child. If campers talk to us about wanting to go home, we chat with them, look for any issues in the camp environment, and get them focused on the positives of camp and what they want to do next. Then we call you and discuss what was said, and what you feel is the best way to move forward in supporting your child. We find that kids often experience some discomfort in the first full day or two of camp, but that quickly goes away as the child warms up to new friends, the staff, and the activities we have at camp. 

For more information, the American Camp Association has put together a great article about homesickness.

How Can I Stay in Touch with my Camper?

One aspect that is central to the growth that kids experience at camp is independence. A large part of establishing a feeling of independence comes from limiting the access to technology and communications. This, coupled with the very busy schedule, means that campers don't have time to wait by a phone. However, we do encourage campers to write letters, and parents are encouraged to stay in touch and can send letters and emails to their camper during the week.  

Will my camper make friends?

The majority of our campers attend Kitaki without knowing anyone ahead of time, and everything we do at camp is designed to help campers make friends. From our cabin structure, to cabin meetings, our staff are trained on how to lead games and activities, and process those games to help break down barriers and build up social skills in kids. Your child will make friends at camp!

What do you do when there is severe weather?

Camp Kitaki staff monitor the weather 24 hours a day. We have emergency alert radios in our office and in the three full-time directors' cabins at camp that notify of us impending weather. We also monitor daily conditions, such as heat and humidity, making modifications to the program to ensure that kids will be safe and well hydrated. In the event of a weather emergency, all staff and kids are brought to our shelters in the lower in-ground level of our cabins and dining hall where we sing songs, do skits, and continue to have a blast despite the weather. We will post updates on our Facebook page as conditions develop, but please note that phone calls are difficult to manage during these times.

How are medications handled?

Medication is collected during check in and a written distribution plan is completed for our health specialists.  Medication is then distributed directly to the camper by our health staff.  Medication is typically distributed at meals and bed time, but other times are possible if needed.  Campers are able to keep fast acting emergency medication, such as an inhaler, on them or with the staff assigned to the camper's group if needed, however ALL medication must be checked in and approved for this purpose.  Camp Kitaki maintains a stock of over the counter medication so it is not necessary for you to send medication "just in case".

Do you offer Financial Assistance?

Yes!  Information on our Financial Assistance program and registration policies can be found here.

Financial Assistance