Camp Don Bosco

 

Bosco Resident Camp

Swimming in the pool, hiking, dressing up for a theme, building forts, cooking dinner over a fire, and shooting a bow and arrow are just a few of the activities we do in a day. Camp traditions like flag, earning beads, and campfire are interwoven with time for prayer and reflection, making camp a unique place to grow, learn a new skill, and discover Catholic faith in action. New challenges increase by age, making Camp Don Bosco fun for the first or fifteenth time!

 

Japanese Week: Session 4 (needs to be confirmed): All campers get to experience a new culture and share their own when students from Japan join us for a week full of classic camp activities.

 

Horses

  • Trail Scouts (3-5): Beginner riders build confidence and skills with horses.  

Group riding and ground lessons help campers to not only gain horsemanship skills, but to learn why horses are so much fun! Each camper will be assigned a horse for the week that they will play games on horseback, take lessons on, and even go on a trail ride.

  • Appaloosa (5-8): Older beginner to intermediate riders build confidence and skills with horses.  

Group riding and ground lessons help campers to not only gain horsemanship skills, but to learn why horses are so much fun! Each camper will be assigned a horse for the week that they will play games on horseback, take lessons on, and even go on a trail ride.

  • Wrangler (7-9): Experienced riders sharpen their skills with horses.  

Group riding and ground lessons help campers to not only gain horsemanship skills, but to learn why horses are so much fun! Each camper will be assigned a horse for the week that they will play games on horseback, learn more through ground lessons, take trail rides, and even camp out with your horse!

 

Classic: Come enjoy a week filled with fun, adventure, faith, and friends at Camp Don Bosco!

  • Classic 1 (3-5): Swimming in the amazing pool, s’mores under the stars and hitting the mark with a bow and arrow are just a few of the fun activities at Camp Don Bosco! Each experience is interwoven throughout the week with prayer, community and FUN! Whether it’s their first year or fifth, new challenges each day that increase with age level will help campers grow in faith and confidence as lifelong memories and friendships are made at Don Bosco!

  • Classic 2 (6-9): Swimming in the amazing pool, s’mores under the stars and hitting the mark with a bow and arrow are just a few of the fun activities at Camp Don Bosco! Each experience is interwoven throughout the week with prayer, community and FUN! Whether it’s their first year or fifth, new challenges each day that increase with age level will help campers grow in faith and confidence as lifelong memories and friendships are made at Don Bosco!

 

Take Aim: You’ll be hitting the mark and having fun through lessons and games in the forest!

 

  • Take Aim 1 (3-5): With the goal of improving marksmanship and having fun, campers get the opportunity to participate in multiple target based ventures, including archery, laser tag, sling shots, and more. Spend part of each day building on basic skills, practicing safety, and improving aim and hand-eye coordination before diving into other classic camp activities.

  • Take Aim 2 (6-9): With the goal of improving marksmanship and having fun, campers get the opportunity to participate in multiple target based ventures, including archery, laser tag, sling shots, and more. Spend part of each day mastering techniques, practicing safety, and improving aim and hand-eye coordination before diving into other classic camp activities.

 

Splash: Jump into a splash filled week of water adventures and classic camp activities.

 

  • Splash 1 (3-5): Your week at camp will have an emphasis on swimming. As a Splash camper, you will get extra pool time in which you can improve your swimming skills and play a variety of exciting games! A field trip to play in the river will have you jumping right in!

  • Splash 2 (6-9): As a Splash camper, you will get extra time in the pool to practice and improve your swim skills, while also getting to play new and exciting games! Take a field trip to have a relaxing day floating down the river!

 

Mini Camp- Session 2 and 5: For a first-time camper, our 4-day mini-camp provides the adventure of camp in a condensed Wed - Sat session with smaller cabin groups and all the fun that camp has to offer. Including the heated pool and water slide, archery, silly songs, nature hikes, and of course s’mores!


 

CIT/WIT/LIT

 

  • WIT/CIT: Session 2 - 4 (9-10): Spend one fun-filled week learning how to become a great camp counselor.  Activities include workshops, job shadowing, and leading some camp activities.  Campers are able to return to serve additional camp weeks.  (Note: Campers go home between sessions)

  • WIT/LIT: 1st Session (11 - 12): Spend one fun-filled week learning how to become a great camp counselor and role model.  Activities include workshops, job shadowing, leading camp activities and helping train CIT and WIT campers during their training week, as well as helping to lead and guide them throughout the summer.  Campers are able to return to serve additional camp weeks.  (Note: Campers go home between sessions)


 

Bosco Day Camp *Includes a campfire experience during lunch on Thursday

 

Experience all the activities Camp Don Bosco has to offer and return home every night to share stories of archery, the pool and water slide, hiking, fort building, and a campfire with s’mores and songs! Rest up for the next day of more fun and adventure!


 

Classic: Spend the day at camp making new friends while doing fun and exciting activities in the great outdoors before going home to rest up for the next day!

  • Outdoor Explorers (K-2): Introduce campers to a classic camp experience! They will get to try their hand at archery, make a splash in the pool, play new games, and explore the forest, identifying plants and animals as they go, maybe even build a fort and eat s’mores.

  • Outdoor Adventures 1 (3-5): Campers have fun all over camp with their fellow campers, learning outdoor living skills from fire building to plant identification, and building confidence through improving their technique at archery and singing silly songs all day long.

  • Outdoor Adventures 2 (6-9): Enjoy adventure filled days at camp with new friends and with old. Expand upon your knowledge of outdoor living skills, putting them into action throughout the week. Try new things, play, sing, and have fun in the great outdoors!

 

Take Aim: Improve aim and have fun by learning a variety a target based sports, including archery, laser tag, sling shots, and more.

 

  • Arrowheads (K-2): With the goal of learning marksmanship and having fun, campers get the opportunity to participate in multiple target based ventures. Spend part of each day learning basics and practicing safety  before diving into other classic camp activities.

  • Take Aim 1 (3-5): Campers improve marksmanship techniques and their understanding of the activities and safety involved in each. Working on aim and hand-eye coordination while having fun with friends.

  • Take Aim 2 (6-9): Time spent mastering skills and expanding on the knowledge of each sport. Campers have fun playing more advanced games that use critical thinking and more technique.

 

Splash: Jump into a splash filled week of water adventures and classic camp activities.

 

  • Guppies (K-2): Have double the fun as you get extra time in our heated pool, splash pad, and slide, allowing you the opportunity improve your swim skills and play a variety of water-based games! And of course, partake in all the classic camp activities!

  • Splash 1 (3-5): Your week at camp will have an emphasis on swimming. As a Splash camper, you will get extra pool time in which you can improve your swimming skills and play a variety of exciting games! A field trip to play in the river will have you jumping right in!

  • Splash 2 (6-9): As a Splash camper, you will get extra time in the pool to practice and improve your swim skills, while also getting to play new and exciting games! Take a field trip to have a relaxing day floating down the river!

 

Horses

  • Pony Pals (K-2): Horse crazy campers get a chance to have a pony (or horse) of their own for the week. One on one instruction helps campers have a fun positive riding experience. Just because they are led doesn‘t mean that they don’t have to stop, start, and steer their own horse! This program helps younger riders develop the confidence and skill and become a pony pal.

  • Horsin’ Around 1 (3-5): Horsemanship has never been so much fun! Group riding and ground lessons help campers to not only gain horsemanship skills, but to learn why horses are so much fun! Each camper will be assigned a horse for the week that they will play games on horseback, learn more about through ground lessons, and even take on a trail ride.

  • Horsin’ Around 2 (6-9): Experienced riders will be able to sharpen their skills through group riding and ground lessons, gaining horsemanship skills and a better understanding of horses as animals and how they work with people. Each camper will be assigned a horse for the week that they will play games on horseback, learn more through ground lessons, and take trail rides.

 

Build Discover Innovate: Imagination and creativity have campers using STEM skills to build and construct works of all kinds from legos to wood working.

  • Lil’ Builders (K-2): Instruction and safety practices help campers build a foundation that will help put to life their imagination and creativity. Every day is spent learning new skills and putting them into practice through different types of hands on projects from lego projects to using creativity to build something from recycled materials. The rest of the days is spent around camp at the pool, playing games, or maybe training their hand at archery.

  • Build Discover Innovate 1 (3-5): Campers learn new skills to assist their imagination as they build, construct, and create at camp. Projects range from legos to woodworking to building with recycled materials. Everyday will include projects as well as time doing classic camp activities like swimming in the pool and trying out archery.

  • Build Discover Innovate 2 (6-9): These advanced builders get to show off their creativity while practicing safety as they create at camp. Projects might include constructing from recycled materials and leaving their mark at camp through a build project. Campers will also spend time each day doing other camp activities like swimming and archery.


 

Zoo Camp: Encounter the wonders of animals from the Pacific Northwest and beyond through workshops with local experts and expeditions to study and track wildlife.

  • Wild Things (K-2): Learn about what animals live in the forest around us by going on mini nature walks and learning about signs of animal life. Hear from a local expert about native and farm animals, you even get to meet some!

  • Born To Be Wild 1 (3-5): For the animal-lovers out there, this program is perfect for you! Learn about wildlife that live locally through hikes and lessons at camp. Expand your knowledge of the animal kingdom through field trips and presentations from local experts.

  • Born To Be Wild 2 (6-9): Become a wildlife tracker and look for signs of wildlife at camp while learning techniques for gathering data. Take a field trip and speak with local experts about local wildlife and farm animals.