Our staff act as role models for your camper while focusing on safety (in spirit, mind, and body), the development of friendships, and character development (through our core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility), all while participating in activities that focus around achievement and learning new skills. We accomplish all of these things while being safe and having fun! We offer a variety of programs to meet the needs of our campers, please see the descriptions below as we hope to match each camper with the perfect program.

 

PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES

FRONTIER (AGES 6-7)

The Frontier program provides young and first-time campers with plenty of exciting introductory-level activities that will prepare them for a future of one and two-week camp!

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Activities may include:
  • Doe Valley Lake
  • Outdoor cooking
  • Pool time every day
  • Archery
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PIONEER (AGES 8-12)

The Pioneer program gives campers both the freedom to choose their own adventure and participate in a mix of structured group activities led by caring staff who instruct them, help develop their skills and build their confidence.

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Activities may include:
  • Pony or Trail Ride
  • Zip Line
  • Outdoor Cooking
  • High Ropes
  • Pool time everyday
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EXPLORER (AGES 10-13)

Explorer campers have the opportunity to experience the traditional camp activities during their first week and spend the weekend challenging themselves and growing as a team. Their second week is spent kicking activities up a notch while also experiencing new activities.

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Activities may include:
  • Creek Walk
  • High Ropes
  • Weekend Stay Over
  • Pottery
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EQUESTRIAN PROGRAM (AGES 10-16)

The Equestrian program is offered in one week or two week sessions. Riders get placed in group lessons with campers of similar abilities. Each rider is assigned his/her own horse and given daily mounted instruction on the basics of riding, including (but not limited to) basic control at the walk, trot and canter. The course also covers an introduction to jumping and trail riding. In addition to riding and lessons, Equestrian campers also participate in traditional camp activities with campers from the other programs.

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Activities may include:
  • Lessons
  • Horse Theory
  • Barn Management
  • Pool time everyday
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CAMP CRAFTER (AGES 13-15)

Camp Crafter participants have the opportunity to take part in intermediate-level activities that emphasize group problem solving and teamwork, and will be encouraged and challenged to develop their leadership skills.

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Activities may include:
  • Team Building
  • Weekend Camp Out (for 2 weekers)
  • Rock Climbing
  • Pool time everyday
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TRAILBLAZER (AGES 14-16)

For teens looking for an off-site adventure, the Trailblazer program is the perfect opportunity.  Offered in two one week trips, this program allows teens to enjoy the comradery of camp through off-site adventures.  Whether it is rock climbing or service oriented, these trips allow campers to develop courage and independence.

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2019 Trip Options:

Climbing Trip – This session begins onsite at YMCA Camp Piomingo. Campers take Sunday and Monday to get some climbing in and organize themselves for their trip.  Tuesday morning the campers head to Red River Gorge for 3 days of hiking and climbing. The Red River Gorge is a unique and scenic natural area within the Daniel Boone National Forest in eastern Kentucky. Over the course of three days, they will camp out, hike, and rock climb the peaks that have the most breathtaking views. Our Trailblazer program is designed to bring together young high school students from all different walks of life to grow and learn together in a fun and challenging way.

 

Service Trip – This session begins onsite at YMCA Camp Piomingo. Campers take Sunday and Monday to do service within Otter Creek Recreational Area and organize themselves for their trip.  Tuesday morning the campers head to a local park to complete a service project and hike. Wednesday is spent at another park and is the first night the campers will sleep away from camp.  Thursday and Friday will be spent at Hoosier National Forest in Indiana.  Our Trailblazer program is designed to bring together young high school students from all different walks of life to grow and learn together in a fun and challenging way.

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COUNSELOR IN TRAINING (AGE 16 by JUNE 1, 2019)

The Counselor in Training program (C.I.T.) is for 16 year old campers who wish to eventually become a camp counselor at Camp Piomingo. A C.I.T. spends three weeks at camp developing leadership skills and gaining experience as a camp leader. Through the C.I.T. program, your teen will identify and achieve goals, improve communication and decision-making skills, and contribute to the overall improvement of camp.

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Activities may include:
  • Seminars on Camper Behavior
  • Learning to Teach Program Areas
  • Building Final Fire
  • Pool time everyday
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