Superchoice Activities – Older Campers and Teens

Superchoice Activities – Older Campers and Teens

Exciting Outdoor Activities, Fun Friends, and New Challenges Every Week

Teen Camper Performs Jump on Horse
Teen Campers Play Water Polo at Swimming
Teen Campers Learn to Belay in Sports

SuperChoice Activities

SuperChoice is a two and a half hour long activity that older campers 5th grade and up participate in every Friday. SuperChoice allows campers to specialize in more in-depth aspects of their favorite program activities. Program counselors work hard to develop activities that are challenging, exciting, and different from the normal program lessons.

Week 1 SuperChoice Activities

Campers Choose One 2.5 Hour Specialty Clinic Each Week

Riding – Trail Obstacle Course and Gymkhana

Campers will get to practice their western riding skills while displaying their knowledge of jumping. Fun games include barrel racing, pole bending, single stake, hurry scurry, keyhole, pony express, and buddy relays!

Fishing – Hook, line and sinker

Learn how to cast like a pro! Try different types of bait, and who knows what you’ll catch? Spend the afternoon casting for targets and reeling in a winner!

Kayaking – Make waves on this Scavenger Hunt!

Join us on Captain Ruff’s water themed scavenger hunt as we scour the Res looking for clues, locate the treasure and paddle our way to success. Don’t be up the creek without a paddle! Sign up today.

Swim- Water Polo Skills & Drills

Get your game on as we go through the basics of water polo, including eggbeater kicks, ball handling, shooting, defense, and maneuvering past opponents. At the end we will put teams together for a final showdown of skill, team work and H2O fun!

Sports – Bend it like Beckham 

Kick start your afternoon as you hone your soccer skills by improving your dribbling and shooting techniques and defensive play. End with an action packed friendly game. See you at Sports!

Crafts – Friendship Bracelet Challenge

Get crafty and learn new stitches like the “Cobra” and “Chevron” to create bigger and better friendship bracelets. Dazzle and be- dazzled with your friend’s handywork!

Outdoors & Adventure – The Amazing Race

Teams of two will compete around the Res to each pit stop where a challenge will await them! Teams will complete a series of mental/ physical challenges, but who will be first to cross the finish line?

Week 2 SuperChoice Activities

Campers Choose One 2.5 Hour Specialty Clinic Each Week

Riding – Discover 3-Day Eventing 

Learn all the disciplines that make up 3-day Eventing competitions. Campers will practice their dressage, jumping and cross country skills, as well as learn how to properly condition and take care of an event horse.  Intermediate through advanced riders.

Fishing – Catch & Cook 

Something smells fishy! Practice all the skills needed from catching, cleaning, gutting and finally cooking a fish. Then sit down to enjoy and eat your delicious catch!

Kayaking – Capture the Flag

Come out to battle for the flags in a classic game adapted for the water. Maneuver your kayak past the other teams to grab the flag and win for your team! Bring all your best Roughing It Spirit and kayaking skills and we’ll see you down at the docks!

Swim- Water Polo Skills & Tournament Day

Get your game on at the pool. We will practice the basics of water polo, including egg-beater kicks, ball handling, shooting, defense, and maneuvering past opponents. At the end we will put teams together for a final showdown of skill, team work and H2O fun!

Sports – Ultimate Frisbee Frenzy

Enter the world of Ultimate Frisbee where we’ll learn different types of throwing techniques such as the backhand, flick, and hammer throw. We’ll learn the rules of the game and play an ultimate Ultimate game at the end!

Crafts – Spirograph String Art

Create string art projects inspired by Spirograph patterns. We will design these colorful projects and make them with hammer, nail, and colorful yarn!

Outdoors & Adventure – Man vs. Wild

Test your wits against Mother Nature. Construct and destroy your own city with the wind, water, and earth. Witness the effect of flash floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, and storms!

Week 3 SuperChoice Activities

Campers Choose One 2.5 Hour Specialty Clinic Each Week

Riding – Drill Team Practice and Performance

Team up with a buddy and create an original routine as for a drill team! Routines can be set to music, and campers will first practice on foot before hopping on their horses to try it out on horseback! Intermediate through advanced riders.

Fishing – Row Boats & Remote Areas of the Reservoir 

Come join the fishing crew as we row to new areas around the Res and fish straight from the boats. Practice various casting techniques and help us catch legendary Big Fred. See you there!

Kayaking – Capture the Flag

Come out to battle for the flags in a classic game adapted for the water. Maneuver your kayak around the Res and win glory for your team by stealing the enemy’s flag and defending your own. Bring all your best Roughing It Spirit and kayaking skills and we’ll see you down at the docks!

Sports – Play hard, play smart, play together!

In this lacrosse clinic, you’ll learn the rules of the game, such as how to score, pass, and throw the ball correctly. Skills will be practiced in drills and then form teams for a fun scrimmage at the end!

Crafts – Leather Workshop

Create great works of leather art, that you and your friends will love. Learn how to use a variety of tools and techniques to mold leather into fabulous accessories.

Outdoors & Adventure – WFR

Do you have what it takes to save lives? Learn how to recognize and handle emergency situations in the wilderness by practicing evacuations, wilderness first aid, and basic safety and hazard management.

Week 4 SuperChoice Activities

Campers Choose One 2.5 Hour Specialty Clinic Each Week

Riding – Jumping Clinic

Master jumping and 2-point techniques! Take a jumping lesson and play fun games like jumping in pairs, Chase em’ Charlie, jump-offs, and jumping through obstacle courses. Intermediate through advanced riders.

Fishing – Fishing Derby 

Come compete in a team as you and your teammates try to catch the most fish. Use all your skills and to try to become a fishing pro. There will be prizes and lots of time for fishing at our favorite spots. See you there!

Kayaking – Far Paddle

Search for the perfect docking spot to enjoy a snack on the Res! We will be paddling every inch of the Reservoir’s shoreline and learning how to dock and tie up our boats at different landings.

Swim – Water Sports Games

Come out to the pool and join us for this water extravaganza! Join our fabulous swim staff as they put you all through your paces, and do activities like water sports, games, moves and grooves.

Sports – Step up to the plate

Perfect your swings and pitching skills at this year’s Roughing It Home Run Derby. Can you hit that ball out of the Res?

Crafts – Tie-Dye mania

Let’s make some psychedelic color groovin’ beach towels! Learn the special techniques to create a beautiful beach towel flowing with color and spiral and firework designs.

Outdoors & Adventure – Iron Chef Outdoor Cooking! 

Come on over to Outdoors and Adventure to learn the techniques and skills to cook out in the wilderness. Then put your culinary skills to the test as teams compete for the title of Iron Chef of the Outdoors!

Week 5 SuperChoice Activities

Campers Choose One 2.5 Hour Specialty Clinic Each Week

Riding – Trail Obstacle Course and Gymkhana

Campers will get to practice their western riding skills while displaying their knowledge of jumping. Fun games include barrel racing, pole bending, single stake, hurry scurry, keyhole, pony express, and buddy relays!

Fishing – Learn Fishing Techniques and Rig Your Own Pole

Come to the docks to learn all about the basics of fishing!  You’ll learn how to use different kinds of fishing equipment like hooks, line, and baits. Learn how to rig a pole and use it to catch a fish. Stock up and organize your own tackle box!

Kayaking – Stellar Scavenger Hunt!

Put your wits to the test to help save Roughing It’s fishing poles! Big Fred took our fishing poles and spread them all over the Reservoir! Please come and help the Waterfront staff follow Big Fred’s clues to recover our gear! See you out on the water!

Swim – Sports Day & Water Basketball Tournament 

Come out to the pool for an action-packed games session! Teams participate in a tournament of water games like inner tube water polo and water volleyball. Compete to take home the honor of Water Basketball Champion crowned at the end of the day.

Sports – Lacrosse Skills Clinic

It’s time to hit the field and build your Lacrosse skills. Practice and perfect your cradle and pass techniques. Try different field positions in fast-paced scrimmage play.

Crafts – Make your own Board Game

Love playing board games? Create your own or remake the one you love at Crafts. Sculpt your own players or pieces out of clay and paint them into colorful masterpieces!

Outdoors & Adventure – Explore the Rim Trail!

Navigate your way through the reservoir and learn to use a GPS to find your exact location to plan out your route. Discover how new age technology combines with ancient navigation techniques to bring you a fun and exciting way to explore your world.

Week 6 SuperChoice Activities

Campers Choose One 2.5 Hour Specialty Clinic Each Week

Riding – Jumping Games

Master the art of jumping and 2-point techniques! Take a jumping lesson and play fun games like jumping in pairs, Chase em’ Charlie, jump-offs, and jumping through obstacle courses. Intermediate through advanced riders.

Fishing – Deep Sea Fishing Reservoir 

Go out for an all-around Waterfront Boating and Fishing adventure.  Take out the rowboats to do some deep-water fishing in some of our favorite spots around the Reservoir. Row out to those deep spots you cannot reach from the shore. See you on the boats!

Kayaking – Capture the Flag

Come out to battle for the flags in a classic game adapted for the water. After creating our own flags, we’ll hit the water for an intense and fun game of capture the flag!  Maneuver your kayak past the other teams to grab the flag and win for your team!

Swim – Synchronized Swimming & Aqua Swim Off

Exercise your creativity and body by creating your own swimtastic swim routine! Put your masterpiece to music and challenge your friends to a swim off to see how creative you can get!

Sports – Volleyball

Work on your volleyball skills! We will be learning how to set and serve the ball properly as well as working as a team on the volleyball field.

Crafts – Make a Tile Mosaic

We’ll go through every step of the process, from preparing grout to designing and making our own colorful masterpieces!

Outdoors & Adventure Ultimate Survivor

Put your outdoor and adventure skills to the test as your tribe competes in challenges such as Wilderness 911 and Through the Widow’s Web to push your tribe to win the title of Ultimate Survivor!

Week 7 SuperChoice Activities

Campers Choose One 2.5 Hour Specialty Clinic Each Week

Riding – Cross Country Course Building and Clinic

Build your own cross country course! Learn how to build a variety of jumps including oxers, brush boxes and liverpools. Then hop on your horse and practice on your own course! Intermediate through advanced riders.

Fishing – Fish Cleaning & Prep Clinic Plus Fishing at our Favorite Docks

Come to the waterfront to learn all about the process of preparing a fish for the dinner plate! Bring out your master chef skills as we cook a fish for a fun meal.

Kayaking – Rescues and Eskimo Rolls over at the Pool!

Learn and practice different kayak rescues, high and low braces, and even an Eskimo roll! Bring your swim suit and towel. Be prepared to get wet, learn new skills, and have fun!

Sports – Soccer Clinic – GOAL!

Kick start your afternoon as you hone your soccer skills by improving your dribbling and shooting techniques and defensive play. End with an action packed friendly game. See you at Sports!

Crafts – Tie-Dye T-Shirt Creations!

Create a groovy new shirt to wear at camp and all year round! Learn some great new techniques to design a hip new shirt!

Outdoors & Adventure- Build a Roughing It Geocache 

This beginning rappel course will teach you all about becoming a safe climber! Learn the ropes for rappelling, knots, and how to use your equipment safely.  Practicing rappels on the slopes at the Lafayette Reservoir.

Week 8 SuperChoice Activities

Campers Choose One 2.5 Hour Specialty Clinic Each Week

Riding – Drill Team Practice and Performance

Team up with a buddy and create an original routine as part of a drill team! Routines can be set to music, and campers will first practice on foot before hopping on their horses to try it out on horseback! Intermediate through advanced riders.

Fishing – Cattail Rods

Our fishing counselors will teach you methods to catch fish with no pole! Learn different ways to use the environment around you to help catch a fish!

Kayaking – Iron Man Competition 

Come to Waterfront’s intense end-of-session challenge. Show all the different strokes and maneuvering techniques we’ve learned all session! Bring your Roughing It Spirit to see if you can survive Waterfront’s Iron-Man Competition!

Swim – Olympic Sports Day

We’ll be playing all your favorite sports in the pool like Diving, Water Polo, Basketball, & Volleyball. We will go through the basics of all games and put teams together for a final showdown. Come on down and be a champ!

Sports – Olympic Sports Day  (SAME AS SWIM^)

We’ll be playing all your favorite sports in the pool like Diving, Water Polo, Basketball, & Volleyball. We will go through the basics of all games and put teams together for a final showdown. Come on down and be a champ!

Crafts – Dream Catchers 

Learn all about the art of making dream catchers! Create your own amazing piece of art!

Outdoor & Adventure – Iron Chef Challenge

Test your culinary creativity and cook a meal using our list of supplies!  Compete with your friends and have a potluck!