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Summer 2020 - We have recently made the very difficult and heartbreaking decision to cancel our 2020 Summer Sleepaway Camp Programs due to the extraordinary concerns and uncertainties related to Covid-19.  Please see our Camp Director, Cherie Hammond's Message here.  

 

 
Sleep Away Camp at Camp Linwood MacDonald provides endless opportunities to try new things, build & strengthen friendships, reach for new goals, and become more caring, responsible, respectful and honest.  
 

We pack so much FUN into each and every minute - our campers never want to leave! 

 We enjoy canoeing, kayaking, row boating, fishing, pond ecology, zip line, swimming, arts & crafts, woodworking, board games, basketball, 4-square, GAGA Ball, soccer, field games, volleyball, Camp Newspaper, music, dance, tetherball, climbing tower, low ropes, team building, archery, forest ecology, gardening, outdoor cooking, orienteering, survival, horse shoes, nature discovery, birding – WHEW!

Wait, there’s more – skits, songs, devotions, star gazing, dance, S’mores, campfires, and special themed activities to name just a few!

 2021 Dates & Rates - TBD - stay tuned! 

 

Scholarships:

We believe that every child deserves a summer camp experience regardless of family ability to pay:

  • We encourage families to apply for scholarship assistance.
  • Family income, size and other circumstances are considered when awarding scholarships on a sliding scale basis.
  • Our Scholarship Fund is supported by individuals, the Victoria Foundation, Y-USA’s Strategic Initiatives Fund and the Fresh Air Fund

 

 
 
 
Typical Daily Schedule
7 am        Rise & Shine
8 am        Breakfast
9 am        Coaching Period 1*
10 am      Coaching Period 2*
11 am      Coaching Period 3*
12:30       Lunch
1:30 pm   Free Swim
2:30 pm   Teambuilding / Siesta
3:30 pm   Cabin Group Activities
4:30 pm   All Together
6 pm        Dinner
8 pm        Evening Program
9:15 pm   Snack/Prepare for Bed/Showers
10 pm      Devotions / Daily Reflections
10:30 pm Lights Out
 
 
 

 Click here to download our Sleep Away Camp Brochure!