Activities

Activity Schedules

This information is subject to change.

Campers may only schedule the same activity for one period during their week at camp. This also applies to Water Sports/Advanced Water Sports, and Climbing Wall/Advanced Climbing Wall. Occasionally, we may need to make activity adjustments based on group size and unexpected needs. In such cases, we will contact you directly as soon as possible.

Cub & Junior Activity Schedule1st2nd3rd4th5th
ArcheryπŸ”΅πŸ”΅πŸ”΅πŸ”΅πŸ”΅
ArtπŸ”΅πŸ”΅
BMX BikingπŸ”΅
Boom Whack (previously called Music 123)πŸ”΅
CanoeingπŸ”΅πŸ”΅πŸ”΅
Challenge CourseπŸ”΅πŸ”΅πŸ”΅πŸ”΅πŸ”΅
Climbing WallπŸ”΅πŸ”΅πŸ”΅πŸ”΅πŸ”΅
CraftsπŸ”΅πŸ”΅
Digital PhotographyπŸ”΅πŸ”΅πŸ”΅πŸ”΅πŸ”΅
DramaπŸ”΅πŸ”΅
Edible CraftsπŸ”΅πŸ”΅πŸ”΅πŸ”΅
Experience SportsπŸ”΅πŸ”΅
Frisbee GolfπŸ”΅
Games on the GreenπŸ”΅πŸ”΅
Guitar IπŸ”΅
Jet-Skiing (not offered during Cub Camp)πŸ”΅πŸ”΅πŸ”΅πŸ”΅πŸ”΅
Model RocketryπŸ”΅πŸ”΅
Mountain BikingπŸ”΅
OrigamiπŸ”΅
Paddle Boarding πŸ”΅πŸ”΅πŸ”΅πŸ”΅πŸ”΅
PickleballπŸ”΅
SailingπŸ”΅πŸ”΅
Self-DefenseπŸ”΅πŸ”΅
Simple SurvivalπŸ”΅πŸ”΅πŸ”΅
String CraftsπŸ”΅
UkuleleπŸ”΅πŸ”΅
UnicyclingπŸ”΅
Video ProductionπŸ”΅πŸ”΅πŸ”΅
Water SportsπŸ”΅πŸ”΅πŸ”΅πŸ”΅
White Water Rafting 1 2 (Not offered during Cub Camp)🟦🟦🟦🟦🟦
Tween & Between Activity Schedule1st2nd3rd4th5th
Advanced Water Sports 3πŸ”΅πŸ”΅
ArcheryπŸ”΅πŸ”΅πŸ”΅πŸ”΅πŸ”΅
ArtπŸ”΅πŸ”΅
BMX BikingπŸ”΅
Boom Whack (previously called Music 123)πŸ”΅
CanoeingπŸ”΅πŸ”΅πŸ”΅
Challenge CourseπŸ”΅πŸ”΅πŸ”΅πŸ”΅πŸ”΅
Climbing WallπŸ”΅πŸ”΅πŸ”΅πŸ”΅πŸ”΅
CraftsπŸ”΅πŸ”΅
Digital PhotographyπŸ”΅πŸ”΅πŸ”΅πŸ”΅πŸ”΅
DramaπŸ”΅πŸ”΅
Edible CraftsπŸ”΅πŸ”΅πŸ”΅πŸ”΅
Experience SportsπŸ”΅πŸ”΅
Frisbee GolfπŸ”΅
Games on the GreenπŸ”΅πŸ”΅
Guitar IπŸ”΅
Guitar IIπŸ”΅
Jet SkiingπŸ”΅πŸ”΅πŸ”΅πŸ”΅πŸ”΅
Model RocketryπŸ”΅πŸ”΅
Mountain BikingπŸ”΅
OrigamiπŸ”΅
Paddle BoardingπŸ”΅πŸ”΅πŸ”΅πŸ”΅πŸ”΅
PickleballπŸ”΅
SailingπŸ”΅πŸ”΅
Self-DefenseπŸ”΅πŸ”΅
Simple SurvivalπŸ”΅πŸ”΅πŸ”΅
String CraftsπŸ”΅
UkuleleπŸ”΅πŸ”΅
UnicyclingπŸ”΅
Video ProductionπŸ”΅πŸ”΅πŸ”΅
Water SportsπŸ”΅πŸ”΅πŸ”΅
White Water Rafting 1 2🟦🟦🟦🟦🟦
Earliteen & Teen Activity Schedule1st2nd3rd4th5th
Advanced Climbing Wall 3πŸ”΅πŸ”΅
Advanced Water Sports 3πŸ”΅πŸ”΅
ArcheryπŸ”΅πŸ”΅πŸ”΅πŸ”΅πŸ”΅
ArtπŸ”΅πŸ”΅
BMX BikingπŸ”΅
Boom Whack (previously called Music 123)πŸ”΅
CanoeingπŸ”΅πŸ”΅πŸ”΅
Challenge CourseπŸ”΅πŸ”΅πŸ”΅πŸ”΅πŸ”΅
Climbing WallπŸ”΅πŸ”΅πŸ”΅
CraftsπŸ”΅πŸ”΅
Digital PhotographyπŸ”΅πŸ”΅πŸ”΅πŸ”΅πŸ”΅
DramaπŸ”΅πŸ”΅
Edible CraftsπŸ”΅πŸ”΅πŸ”΅πŸ”΅
Experience SportsπŸ”΅πŸ”΅
Frisbee GolfπŸ”΅
Games on the GreenπŸ”΅πŸ”΅
Guitar IπŸ”΅
Guitar IIπŸ”΅
Jet SkiingπŸ”΅πŸ”΅πŸ”΅πŸ”΅πŸ”΅
Model RocketryπŸ”΅πŸ”΅
Mountain BikingπŸ”΅
OrigamiπŸ”΅
Paddle BoardingπŸ”΅πŸ”΅πŸ”΅πŸ”΅πŸ”΅
PickleballπŸ”΅
SailingπŸ”΅πŸ”΅
Self-DefenseπŸ”΅πŸ”΅
Simple SurvivalπŸ”΅πŸ”΅πŸ”΅
String CraftsπŸ”΅
UkuleleπŸ”΅πŸ”΅
UnicyclingπŸ”΅
Video ProductionπŸ”΅πŸ”΅πŸ”΅
Water SportsπŸ”΅πŸ”΅πŸ”΅
White Water Rafting 1 2🟦🟦🟦🟦🟦

1 Registration for White Water Rafting opens in April, not during camp registration week.
2 White Water Rafting is a one-day, all-day event.
3 This is a two-period activity.


Activity Descriptions

This information is subject to change.

Campers may only schedule the same activity for one period during their week at camp. This also applies to Water Sports/Advanced Water Sports, and Climbing Wall/Advanced Climbing Wall. Occasionally, we may need to make activity adjustments based on group size and unexpected needs. In such cases, we will contact you directly as soon as possible.

Advanced Climbing Wall

This is a two-period activity and is only offered during Earliteen & Teen Camp.

Enjoy learning to climb higher, jump further, and gain more knowledge of climbing. Previous experience is a necessity.

Equipment: Long pants and closed-toe shoes are required.

*May not register for Climbing Wall as well.

Advanced Water Sports

Additional $50 fee for this activity. This is a two-period activity and not offered during Cub or Junior Camp.

This activity is specialized for the water sport enthusiasts. Designed for smaller groups of campers to enjoy a 2-hour period each day. From waterskiing to wakeboarding, bare-footing to sky skiing, you will have a chance to hone your skills. You might want to bring a wetsuit.

*May not register for Water Sports as well.

Archery

Learn how to correctly use a bow and arrow. Hone your skills and improve your accuracy through a great deal of practice during the week.

Art

For those with artistic ability, our instructor will help you fine-tune your skills. Enjoy the opportunity to record the scenery and activities found at camp in different mediums.

BMX Biking

Have fun riding on our BMX track in addition to learning how to take care of your bikes and being a responsible rider.

Equipment: You’ll need to bring your own BMX bike as well as gear (helmet, pads, water bottle). Please make sure your bike is tuned up and in working condition before arriving at camp.

Boom Whack (previously called Music 123)

This intro-level music activity explores percussive music making through bucket drums and boom-whackers while introducing general music concepts such as sight reading, ensemble ship, and composing your own music to perform later in the week! We will play rhythm games, learn short songs, sing, and create music together every day. This is not a traditional music class, we will use many tools to learn about song form, articulation, songwriting, and even look at current vs classical methods of music making. Music is for everyone! Let’s explore some different sound experiences and create something unique!

Equipment: Bring your musical mind and close-toed shoes for nature walking and drumming.

Canoeing

Learn the basics of paddling and canoe management. Once the fundamentals are learned, scenic Payette Lake offers many fun places to explore by canoe.

Challenge Course

Our challenge course combines low and high elements to challenge abilities and fears. Cub campers begin on the low elements emphasizing trust and teamwork. Junior to Teen campers move up to the high elements, including the cargo net, dangling duo, log walk, Leap of Faith, the Beast, and the zip line.

Equipment: Long pants and closed-toe shoes are required.

Climbing Wall

Spend time learning climbing techniques and practicing on our climbing wall.

Equipment: Long pants and closed-toe shoes are required.

Crafts

You will get a chance to show your true artistic creativity. Each year there is something new, and you get to keep the masterpieces you create.

Digital Photography

Learn or strengthen your photography skills in this activity. You will get to make new friends while exploring and capturing the beauty of camp.

Equipment: Bring your own digital camera (no smartphones, please!) or contact us regarding availability to borrow.

Drama

Spend the week developing your flair for drama while practicing a skit to present to the whole camp.

Edible Crafts

Want to make crafts you can eat? This activity will take your creativity to a whole new level. You can improve your skills in the kitchen while creating and decorating exciting, yummy projects. Enjoy eating your creations with friends at camp or take them home to share with your family.

*If you have food allergies, you should not take this activity.

Experience Sports

This activity provides exposure to a variety of team sports. You’ll enjoy playing basketball, volleyball, dodgeball and more with new friends.

Frisbee Golf

This activity will tour the camp as campers increase their accuracy and Frisbee throwing ability throughout the week. Participants can expect to improve their skills as they enjoy camp’s course.

Games on the Green

This activity introduces campers to some well-known lawn games such as badminton, croquet, bocce ball, lawn darts, horseshoes, and more! Sign up for fun-filled outdoor games with your friends.

Guitar I

Guitar I is the perfect activity for musical beginners who want to begin and expand their musical expression through guitar! We will learn basic chords, how to use capos, and how to read guitar tab notation as well as rhythms and strumming patterns. At the end of the week, campers will put on a performance with the Camp Ida-Haven band!

Equipment: A guitar and case (please bring your own or contact us regarding availability to borrow). A love for music is a must, and excitement to collaborate and learn new skills while developing old ones.

Guitar II

Only offered Tween–Teen weeks.

Guitar II is our intermediate guitar activity that focuses on developing your musical ear while learning the next steps of guitar playing. You do not need to be a prodigy or an expert! This activity goes over alternate tunings, bar chords, finger picking, song writing, and has a large emphasis on using electric guitars and bass to explore your own sonic world through making your own music. Whether you are a seasoned player or just looking to expand your chord vocabulary we will have a great time jamming out!

Equipment: A guitar and case (please bring your own or contact us regarding availability to borrow). If you have a capo, electric guitar, amplifier, pedals, or any other guitar accessories, bring them with you! We can safely store them with the other music equipment. A songwriting notebook along with picks and capos will be provided for you at camp.

Jet-Skiing

Additional $30 fee for this activity. Not offered during Cub Camp.

In this activity you learn how to ride stand-up jet skis. Those that know how to ride will learn more about jet-skis and even a few tricks.

Model Rocketry

Additional $20 fee for this activity.

We supply you with the materials and teach you how to build model rockets that really fly. At the end of the week we’ll get to launch our rockets!

Mountain Biking

Enjoy the many trails around camp and learn some basic maintenance for your bike. Responsible riding is a big part of this activity.

Equipment: You’ll need to bring your own mountain bike as well as gear (helmet, pads, water bottle). Please make sure your bike is tuned up and in working condition before arriving at camp.

Origami

Come learn the art of paper folding.  We’ll provide the paper and instructions, you will do the folding.  Over the week you will create several basic models and make progress towards building more complex designs.

Paddle Boarding

This activity allows campers an opportunity to participate in this popular water sport. It’s a fun way to learn to balance in the water and enjoy the lake. All participants are required to wear life jackets.

Pickleball

This fun sport is a cross between tennis and ping-pong.  It is enjoyable for beginners and pros alike and can develop into a quick, fast-paced competitive game.

Sailing

In this activity you’ll learn the fundamentals of sailing while exploring the beautiful Payette Lake. Warm summer afternoons typically provide plenty of wind to experience the fun of sailing.

Self-Defense

Learn simple and practical self-defense in a fun way! We will learn escapes from wrist, hair, choke and other assault positions as well as how to fall correctly without hurting yourself.

Simple Survival

Learn the basic outdoor skills such as orienteering, animal tracking, knot tying, fire building, cooking, identifying edible plants, and building wilderness shelters.

String Crafts

Learn to create fun projects using different types of yarn, string, needles, and hooks. Whether you are new to knitting and crocheting or you want to move beyond the basics to a more advanced level, this activity is for you. You will choose your own projects from knitting, crocheting, and more.

Ukulele

A fun class where you’ll learn the names of the strings, how to tune, and finally some basic chords on the ukulele. By the end of the week, we’ll be jamming to some of your favorite songs!

Equipment: Bring your own ukulele or contact us regarding availability to borrow.

Unicycling

Spend time learning to ride on one wheel. As the week progresses your balance will improve and so will your confidence and enjoyment in this unique sport.

Equipment: Unicycles are provided at camp or bring your own, if you have one.

Video Production

In this activity you will learn how to create your own film! First creating a plot, then bringing it to life with your own acting. You’ll even get to share your video with your friends and family at home.

Water Sports

Water Sports offers campers a chance to engage in a variety of boat-towed activities, such as waterskiing, wakeboarding, kneeboarding, wakesurfing, and banana boating.

White Water Rafting

This is a one-day, all-day activity. Not offered during Cub Camp.

Enjoy one all-day adventure down the Salmon River. Our experienced guides provide the skills and equipment; you provide the power as we paddle through class II and III rapids.

Note: Registration for White Water Rafting opens in April, not during camp registration week.