The following activity classes may be offered during summer camp. A list of the activity classes scheduled during a particular week of camp can be accessed during the online registration process.
Hear ye, Hear ye! The tournament of the Golden Arrow is about to begin! Calling all young Robin Hood wannabes. Come learn from our knowledgeable instructors, then perfect your bow skills in Archery, one of our most popular activities. See if you have the skills to take home the Golden Arrow!
Come one, come all. Whether you are a LeBron or Dwayne Wade wannabe or you just know you could have taught Bird a thing or two back in the day, come hone your skills in our basketball activity. Each day we’ll learn a little bit more about how to play better and use most of our time to actually playing the sport. No fancy jerseys or $150 shoes required, just a spirit of hustle and a great attitude!
If you would like to get out on the lake in one of our ski boats, but are tentative to attempt water skiing or wakeboarding, here is the activity option for you. Sign up for this activity and you will be able to go on a boat ride and, if you dare, take a turn on a tube. You will get to see parts of the lake that we don't normally see during our skiing classes.
Be the master and commander of your own destiny on your own water vessel. Who will you be today? Cap'n Jack? The admiral of the fleet? Part of the Armada? Will you go stealth and command a submarine? Or will you just give your best impression of Camp Heritage's own Canoeing Captain? Learn to paddle and steer and control your own route across our vast sea!
Don't play in the mud? That rule is out the window in this activity! Come learn all about this ancient art in the comfort of our brand new Craft Expo Center. Learn all about pouring, scraping, painting and firing your own ceramic project. Just be sure to wash your hands when you're done!
Learn/hone acting skills that can be used as tools for witnessing about Christ to others.
Come get in touch with your creative side in our craft class. Projects will vary from class to class and week to week. We won’t be painting the Sistine Chapel ceiling or redesigning the Mona Lisa, but you can be sure you will have a blast in our craft class.
Learn photography skills that are sure to improve your pictures. Don’t forget to bring your digital camera.
Come learn about this fun sport from our World Champion fisherman! Just kidding, he's not a World Champion. But he sure does know a lot about fish and how to catch them. Will you be the one to land Hercules Harry, the uncatchable fish?
Run off and join the circus! In this class you can learn from our staff who, back in the real world, are on acro-gymnastics teams in their colleges and high schools. Increase your flexibility, get stronger, and work on moves from the acrobatics world. Note: Successful completion of this class will probably not earn you a spot on Cirque du Soliel in Las Vegas.
Saddle up, Buckaroos! We're going on a trail ride. You will be oriented to our horse stable area and to our horses. As soon as possible, you'll head off into the woods on your specially selected mighty steed. If you're lucky, you may get to spend the night 'out on the trail' in one of our new covered wagons (available during Jr. 1 & 2 and Teen Camps). Our head wrangler is Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) certified.
It's not really rocket science...you just have to install an engine into the rocket you built...hey, wait a minute...it IS rocket science! Learn about this exciting hobby including equipment, construction, flight phases, methods of recovery, and, most importantly, safety regulations. Throughout the week you will build and launch your very own rocket.
We're living in God's second book, nature. Why not pause for a moment and read a little from that book? Learn about all the fascinating animals from our local area. You never know what new creature you might find in the nature building...someone's pet or a new addition, freshly captured that day (snakes and turtles come to mind). Try your hand at tracking animals and attempt to make a cast of an animal track. Even if you're not in class keep your eyes peeled for some of our many creatures, including deer, walking sticks and armadillos. You'll never look at the rustling leaves in the woods the same way again!
Learn about things like water purification, basic shelter building, using a compass, using the sun to tell time, what to take on an extended hike or camping trip, what dangerous (venomous) animals to be on the lookout for, how to repel insects, wild edibles, what poison ivy looks like, how to find and collect water, how to properly extinguish a fire, staying cool in hot weather, some animal tracking, and how to store food. Older campers will also learn about how to make kindling, lashing, advanced shelter building, and much more.
Challenge yourself on our climbing wall this summer! Strap on your helmet, slip into your harness, connect to our ropes, and see if you have what it takes to reach the top! Or see if you can make it farther than before. Or maybe rappelling is more your style. Come be free as a breeze, even if you’re not always at ease, working your way back down to solid ground. Either way, a great time awaits you at our rock climbing wall!
Shallow end or deep end? Relax on the dock or fly off the tower? Jump on the water trampoline, sail off the rope swing or get boosted off the mini-blob? All tough decisions! Our lake has 1600 miles of shoreline, but we'll stay in our own cove for swimming, our #1 activity, based on camper sign-ups!
Water Skiing/Wake Boarding/Wake Surfing/Knee Boarding
How sweet it is to find yourself zipping along behind one of our Tige competition ski boats! Whether you want to ski or wake board, we've got you covered. And the only thing cooler than being towed around the lake behind our boats is following our boat without the need for a rope! That's correct, you can try your hand at our newest water sport, wake surfing!