At Big Cove, we know the importance of providing youth with a small group experience to ensure that every camper receives individual time and attention while at camp. To facilitate this, all campers are divided into four main groups: Little Big Cove, Juniors, Seniors, and Leadership. These four sections ensure that our programs are designed specifically for their appropriate age group.

Once campers are divided into their sections, they will be placed in a cabin with eight children, and are supervised by two counselors who live and work with the group. All counselors are supported by a number of program area specialists who will help lead and supervise camp activities.

We offer:

  • Rustic ‘open cabin’ living with other campers and counselors
  • Campfires
  • Camp-wide games
  • Skit nights
  • Theme days
  • Authentic tipis (For Leadership 1 and 2 campers only)
  • And so much in between!

From campers’ first step off the bus, to their last campfire, each session is filled with special touches designed to give campers lasting memories.

A typical day

Each morning, a variety of activities are offered to allow campers the opportunity to develop skills in areas of their own choosing. Whether it’s canoeing, earth education, or archery there are always activities of interest offered for everyone.

From the moment the wake up bell rings at 7:30 a.m., to the time lights go out, each day is filled with exciting experiences and memories sure to last a lifetime.

Program activities offered each summer include:

  • Canoeing and kayaking
  • Archery, low ropes, high ropes & zip-lining
  • Swimming and snorkeling
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Drama and Skits
  • Wilderness Outtrips
  • Gardening and earth education
  • Sports and games