Cathedral Camp Activities
Camper Groups & Activities
Cathedral Camp offers a wide range of recreational activities & outdoor sports to campers of all ages.
Indians (ages 4 & 5) - Whether they are enjoying games or story time in their own Indian "tepee," going for a recreational swim in their own shallow pen, or joining with other campers on the playgrounds and in arts & crafts, these little campers make new friends and discover a new world of adventure and experiences. The ratio of counselor to Indians is 1:5.
Unit 1 (ages 6 & 7) - In Unit I and up girls and boys are in separate groups. All age groups have their own group counselor throughout a session, which gives them a sense of belonging. Unit I campers participate in a variety of activities including swim lessons, arts & crafts, outdoor adventures, dance, boat rides and field sports. The counselor to camper ratio is 1:8.
Unit 2 (ages 8 & 9) - These campers also enjoy boating, fishing and archery and continue to improve their skills in all other programs.
Junior Camp (ages 10 & 11) - Depending upon their swimming skills, these older campers may learn to sail, in addition to all other activities. The counselor to camper ratio here is 1:10.
Senior Camp (ages 12, 13, & 14) - Besides improving their skills in all camp activities as well as enjoying occasional field trips, senior campers who are interested are allowed, under supervision, to assist counselors with younger campers. This experience in group dynamics fosters personal development in areas of responsibility and maturity (girls & boys 14 years of age who have previously attended Cathedral Camp may be allowed to return at the discretion of the director).
Along with regularly scheduled activities, campers are given the opportunity for group choices every day. There are also camp-wide fun activities each session, for example, Halloween in August, a kickball tournament, & Spirit Week.
Parents may wish to have their child grouped with a friend of the same age and gender. While the camp will try to honor these requests, such placement is not guaranteed.
Important Facts For Parents
Cathedral Camp is licensed by the MA Department of Public Health and follows all state and diocesan regulations, including criminal background checks on staff members yearly.
Safety and well-being of all campers are of prime importance. Any child with special physical or sensory facility needs may be registered only after discussion with the camp administration.
No child can be registered without a completed health history form and a recent immunization record certified by a physician or school nurse.
Campers may purchase lunch or snacks at camp for a reasonable fee, or they may bring their own lunch in a cooler (no refrigeration provided).
Counselor-In-Training (CIT) Program
For those who are 15 years old by the first day of camp (making them too old to be campers and too young to be counselors), Cathedral Camp offers a supervised program in which these teenagers learn leadership skills and experience conducting activities with campers on a regular basis. If a CIT receives a positive evaluation after the first two weeks, s/he is invited to continue.
Successful completion of this program may lead to, but is not a guarantee of, future employment at camp. There is no charge for this program, and it is open only to campers who have attended Cathedral Camp. If interested, the teen needs to call or e-mail Cathedral Camp for an application.