“I’ve been going to Lake Valley Camp since it started. Lake Valley Camp helped me to see what I could really do and be." - Natalia, Leadership Training Program Participant
When participants turn nine, they spend their first overnight session at Resident Camp in Boscobel, WI. They begin to truly build their community of peers, gain independence, exercise respect for natural world, and learn through a variety of unique activities and experiences. The day begins with the entire camp community gathered at the flagpole and ends with participants in their group cabins, each with its own identity and traditions.
Favorite Moment: “There are so many moments that I count as absolutely amazing! I can’t select just one moment - but can say that overall, watching our Program Graduates move into their new roles and continuing to grow as amazing leaders among our youth has been the greatest GIFT! Experiencing and contributing to quality programming has been a genuine inspiration!” - Kali Kilishek (Assistant Director: Camp Programs)
Who: Ages 9-17
What: A 12-day Camp session at our camp’s 650-acre resident camp facility, and return every summer until they graduate from high school. All participants have the opportunity to take swimming and horseback riding lessons, discover the natural world in environmental education classes, nurture their creativity in art class, learn about where food comes from in the garden and develop their athletic abilities through various sports activities.
When: June - August (Four 12-Day Sessions)
Why: Participants get an abundance of exercise, sunshine and fresh air in a beautiful natural setting. Through living in a community of peers, participants learn personal responsibility and understand their role as an active member of their community.