Our Middle Campers have access to everything that we offer on campus. They have become accustomed to making choices and defining their experiences. They know how to work with older kids and younger kids. They have found their niche, know what they love, have developed deep relationships with staff and walk into camp with a clear vision of what they want. Middle Camp is the beating heart of Hayground. These campers are capable of doing everything that camp has to offer and are enthusiastic and excited for the opportunity.
As Seals (8) campers are now invited to participate in our sailing program. They travel to Sag Harbor in small teams and go on excursions. This is their introduction to off-campus programming. Getting beyond our borders expands their vision of what it means to make more significant choices and commit to deeper relationships. In addition, the lack of predictability on a sailing excursion and the need for teamwork builds their ability to adapt to challenges and unexpected developments.
Family Time is a time where Middle Camp comes together as a division. Once a week the Manatees (7) and Seals 1 and 2 (8) plan a group activity and have a special experience outside of the schedule. For many campers, the middle years also represent their first foray into a small-group act for the Follies, an original design for the Fashion Show or a sustained effort to build and race a Go-Kart at the Hayground 500.