published Sunday, February 26th, 2012

Chattanooga: YMCA Camp Ocoee Summer Camps 2012

Camp Ocoee

111YMCA Drive

Ocoee, TN 37361

423.338.5588

Email: bdavis@ymcachattanooga.org

website: campocoee.com/

Boys, Girls or Both: Both

Ages Represented: 7-17

One week sessions June 3rd- August 4th

Camp Description:

Since 1923, the spirit of Camp Ocoee has been more than just a summer camp experience. The Christian values learned and the confidences gained by the campers have become a way of life.

Camp Ocoee offers its campers a wilderness adventure like no other, offering: mountain biking, paintball, horseback Riding, banana boat, climbing wall, white water rafting, canoe trips, music, athletics, arts, and much more.

Nestled on the shores of Lake Ocoee, Camp Ocoee has 13 open-air cabins that house 10-12 campers and two staff.

Camp Ocoee Program

Each day at Camp Ocoee is carefully planned to allow each camper to develop skills through instructional activity times and also foster a strong sense of community through several cabin activity periods during which they interact with other cabins.

Water Activities

Banana Boat, Canoeing, Swimming, Iceburg, Funyaking, Keowees, Fishing, Kayaking, Sit on Tops, Water Games, Water Slide, Water Trampoline

Land Activities

Archery, Arts & Crafts, Beading, Basketball, Bible Study, Ceramics, Climbing Tower, Dance & Cheerleading, Drama, Fishing, Flag Football, High Ropes, Hiking, Lanyards, Mountain Biking, Nature Study, Pottery, Riflery, Sand Volleyball, Soccer, Team Sports, Ultimate Frisbee

Horse Camp

Saddle up and experience the Cherokee National Forest on horseback. During this special session, campers will stay at the Lost Creek Horse Camp so they are just a short walk from miles and miles of designated horse trials and forest roads. Lost Creek Horse Camp offers bath facilities and special areas to care for the horses. Horse campers will be checked in at Camp Ocoee on Sunday, June 24th and leave for Lost Creek Horse Camp Monday. The campers will stay at Lost Creek until Friday afternoon when they will return to Camp Ocoee for the closing night ceremony and for check out on Saturday morning. Campers will spend the week learning more about their horse, riding the trials on Starr Mountain, swimming in the Hiwassee River and enjoying the Cherokee National Forest.

Teen Leadership Academy

Camp Ocoee’s Teen Leadership Academy is a training program aimed at helping to develop the leadership skills of camp’s future staff. Teens involved in the following programs are given extensive training on the various skills of being an effective leader for both Camp Ocoee and the community.

In its long standing mission of upholding the Christian emphasis on personal and group development, YMCA Camp Ocoee holds firm the belief that the camp staff members are the most important role models of Christian leadership. Therefore staff members are expected to exemplify a strong Christian foundation.

The teen leadership academy upholds the Christian emphasis on personal and group development by helping teens prepare their foundation of Christian service to camp guests and visitors. Teens interested must fill out a CIT application.

Counselors In Training (two weeks-rising 11thand 12thgraders)

CITs are rising high school juniors and seniors who have a desire to train as counselors and develop their leadership skills. For two weeks, the CITs work with counselors, meet with the teen leadership director and receive support supervision to learn about important facets of what it takes to be a high quality counselor and leader at camp. As part of their experience, CITs live in a cabin and assist the counselors in facilitating meaningful camp experiences for the campers. They also assist in the instruction of various program activities.

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