Camp Life

Your most important role at Takodah is leading your cabin. You’ll live in a cabin with a co-leader and 10 campers. Your job is keeping campers safe and healthy, serving as a positive role model, helping campers learn and grow, cultivating friendships and belonging, and making sure everyone has fun.

The cabins are clustered into “divisions.” Each division is led by an experienced division head who supports cabin leaders and plans special division programs. Along with your division head, you’ll be surrounded by veteran cabin leaders and a leadership team to help with anything you need.

In addition to leading a cabin, you’ll also be a program instructor. As an instructor, you’ll work with other leaders who share your activity specialty, under the guidance of a program head. Your program head will help you draw on your own experiences, as well as teach you new skills, that will enable you to facilitate classes successfully. See a list of common Camp Activities.

Daily Schedule

TimeActivityYour Role
7:00amReveilleWake up campers
7:15amFlag RaisingAttend flag ceremony
7:25amBreakfastEat with your cabin
8:15amHealth Call / Kapers (camp chores)Lead campers in camp chores
8:45amSkill Class 1Teach a class
9:45amSkill Class 2Take a period off
10:45amSkill Class 3Teach a class
11:45amCabin CleanupLead campers in cleaning your cabin
12:10pmLunchEat with your cabin
1:00pmHealth Call / SiestaRest with your campers
2:00pmCamper ChoiceLead activities in a program area
3:30pmCabin ActivityLead a special activity for your cabin
4:45pmFlag LoweringAttend flag ceremony
5:00pmDinnerEat with your cabin
6:00pmHealth Call / After Dinner Free TimeHang out and play with campers and staff
6:45pmEvening ProgramParticipate in a camp-wide special event
8:15pmBedtime PreparationsHelp campers get ready for bed
8:45pmCabin ReflectionsLead campers in talking about their day
9:15pmTapsPut campers to bed
9:30pmCabin Duty / Staff R&RPerform cabin duty or enjoy free time
11:30pmStaff CurfewGo to bed

Does it seem a little overwhelming? Don’t worry, we’ll teach you everything you need to know during Staff Orientation, which falls the week before campers arrive.