Special Summer Camp Activities
Throughout the summer, there are also special summer camp activities that occur at different intervals. Here are some of them:
Canteen: Three nights a week, the camp store is open for a camper to get a candy bar or an ice cream. The store is also open daily for necessities like bug spray, toothpaste, batteries etc.
Campfire: Every Sunday night we have campfire. During this time we’ll sing some traditional Shohola songs, play some funny games or skits, give out the awards for camper of the week, and then close with a story as it gets dark.
Cookout: Every Wednesday cabins get together at a designated location to cook dinner for themselves over a charcoal fire.
Dances: Every Tuesday night we have dances with Netimus, our sister camp.
Green and White Events: Also known as color war, each camper is a member of either the green team or the white team. Competitions happen each week and the winner is not known until the banquet at the end of the summer. Competitions include Olympics day, the Apache Race, the Counselor Hunt, the Quiz, the Mystery Marathon and more.
International Food Night: During international food night we celebrate the fact that Shohola has campers and counselors from all over the world. Groups of people from other countries will get together and cook a food that is typical of their culture and share it with everyone. Our international food night normally features food from the likes of Hungary, the Czech Republic, England, Australia, Mexico, Spain, and of course the great nation of Philly.
Klondike Day and Carnival: So special that it only takes place once every two years. During Klondike Day each cabin dresses like miners in an old gold mining town. Then they race to the creek to mine their gold and bring it to the bank for money. They can spend their money that afternoon as the Hill is converted into a country carnival.
Special days like superhero day, hat day, poetry day, bad joke day and more happen all the time, just to keep things interesting.
Yankees Baseball Game: Twice per summer we head out to see the Yankees AAA affiliate the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Railriders. Kids load up on junk food, scream a lot, have a great time and then watch the fantastic fireworks display at the end of the evening. It’s a perfect summer night.
Banquet: Finally, to wrap up the summer, we decorate the dining hall, have the counselors dress up and wait the tables and serve a wonderful meal to celebrate all that has gone on for the previous seven weeks. An awards ceremony caps off the evening and the winner of the summer-long green and white competition is named.