Activities

STEAM Porgams

STEAM Program

We are partnering up with MacInspires who has been teaching STEAM for over five years and has developed their own classes and curriculum from grades Kindergarden-12. MacInspires strives to help technology enrich a child’s life by providing dedicated education and support. STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, arts and math. Throughout camp MacInspires will be coming to camp to educate our campers while having fun.

MacInspires has created a curriculum for each of our age groups, during camp our campers will be learning about robotics, coding, 3D Design and engineering! Our older campers will be able to participate in, Remote Control Off-Road Racing! Our campers will get the chance to build and race a remote controlled 1/10th scale model 4WD car! Through building the car campers will learn about circuits, the mechanics of how cars work, radio signals and more. Our 500 square foot off-road race track is sure to impress and offer countless hours of educational fun!

Gaga

Gaga is a fast paced, high energy sport that is similar to dodge ball and is played in an octagonal pit. Gaga is without a doubt a favorite activity amongst all campers.  We are very proud to have three official gaga pits on campus for non-stop fun!

Music

Led by a music teacher, campers engage with a variety of musical instruments throughout the summer in a room outfitted with a smart board and PA system. For those who already play an instrument it’s a great way to continue with music over the summer. For campers new to music, it’s a fun way to get familiar with instruments and rhythm. Who knows? We might discover the next great ukulele player right here at Badger!

Drama

Age and gender drive the fun here! While little ones participate in sing-a-long songs and story telling, older kids might put on skits, choreograph a dance or practice improv comedy! It all depends on the group and what their interests are. This is also when groups can work on their talent show act! Our themes in the past have been “Badger Night at the Movies” and “Badger Goes Broadway”.

Playground

We’ve got tons of playground equipment of all shapes and sizes for all our different age campers! Slides, ropes to climb, four square courts and more!

Sports

What is camp without summer sports? We have a real baseball diamond, basketball and tennis courts, fields for soccer, kickball and more! We also have three official gaga pits!  Each summer we offer different clinics in a certain sport. All sports are led by instructors who specialize in their sport and adjust the activities for each age group.

Martial Arts

Under the supervision of Hiawatha’s Martial Arts School, campers learn the ancient art of Tae Kwon Do. Made popular by the Ninja Turtles and the Power Rangers, Tae Kwon Do at Badger helps increase discipline, self confidence, self defense and fitness.

Theme Days

Every summer our themed days are days that our campers look forward to and constantly ask about. Themed days at Badger are all about having fun, camp spirit and pure enjoyment. Some of tour themed days include Topsy Turvy Day, Tie Die Day, Pirate Day, Hawaiian Day and more! On these different days we have a variety of activities such as inflatables, prizes, fun games, arts and crafts and parades to show off the awesome outfits. We can’t forget our annual tradition of The Olympics to see who will win the Ruth Collins Cup! The Olympics lasts a full week of camp and the campers will compete in different activities during the week to earn points, and whichever team earns the most points, wins!

Division Days

Throughout the summer each division has a special day of celebration. They dress up in a certain theme and have special events at each activity. The group also has a pizza party and flies unique flags designed by the campers for the entire camp to see. Some of the themes have included Frozen, Favorite Sports Team and even Halloween in the Summer!

Badger Nature

Nature

Our new nature program will teach our campers about the environment and the world surrounding them. Our new nature trail, sustainable garden and little creatures will give our campers a captivating hands-on learning experience. The program will include, planting and sustaining a garden containing vegetables and plants, walking our new trail and exploring the natural items found on our planet as well as learning about little creatures such as frogs! Our nature specialist will teach our campers of all ages about the wonders of nature and how much fun it really can be!

Yoga

In a special, shaded area, campers enjoy some relaxation time with our two wonderful yoga instructors who make yoga fun for all ages. For example, we like to rename some poses after our favorite cartoon characters and have some serious laughs while doing it!

Dance & Drama

Drama and Dance are two popular activities at camp that our campers enjoy! In our drama program the children learn acting skills by playing a variety of games that help them channel their inner actress or actor. Our dance program teaches our campers to be confident and boosts self-esteem. Throughout the summer we prepare a talent packed show that is open for parents and family to attend on the last day of camp!

Our Happy Campers

Badger Camp is like a second home to my children with the staff life family. My children love the activities and wouldn’t consider going anywhere else. They’ve been going for years and intend to go for many more.

Heather Robins