For over 80 years Fleur de Lis has been providing a wholesome summer experience that develops new skills, encourages independence, and creates lifelong friendships within a safe and nurturing community. Within our community we help each girl grow and stretch while providing her just the right amount of support for her to be successful and confident while delivering a program that embodies our core values of integrity, loyalty, and service.
8-10 year olds are part of the Junior Unit and live in a cabin with limited electricity and a bathroom. They share their cabin with four to five other girls and at least one staff member and a counselor-in-training. 11-13 year olds are part of the Mid unit and live with 3-4 other girls their age with one counselor and a counselor-in-training. Younger Mids live in cabins with electricity and older Mids live in platform tents. Nearby is a bathhouse (known as a WOG at Fleur de Lis) with electricity, hot showers, and flushing toilets. Quickly these tents and cabins become a cozy home to campers. All Senior campers live in platform tents.
Along with your daughter we hope you learn to enjoy the lost art of letter writing. Six days a week after lunch, girls gather at the Barn to devour news from home. Each girl is required to write home at least once a week to share camp news. We are proud of our commitment to take a break and be unplugged from email, texting, and cell phones. The camp office is always available for phone calls if you feel the need to check in and speak to your daughter’s counselor or a member of the administrative team.
Each week campers are assigned to a table where they sit with at least two counselors in a multiage setting. Good manners, shared conversation, nutritional meals, and traditional camp songs make the FdL dining experience something that is important to our camp community and culture. Campers and staff will tell you it is an opportunity to get to know the many members of our camp in a true family setting.
Prior to her arrival, campers pick five activities in which to participate. A schedule is developed based on a 1-5 choice with their top pick being the activity they have most often. First time campers are given the opportunity to adjust their schedule within 48 hours of their arrival. When staying longer than two weeks, campers may adjust their activities and sign up for new activities at the midpoint of their stay.
Fleur de Lis strives to have campers take a break from electronics. However, music is a big part of camp life and campers are allowed to bring MP3 players with all video removed. Older campers may listen to their MP3 players during quiet times and all campers may use them for music, talent, and skit events. Hand held games and cell phones are prohibited. Campers may, however, bring cameras to camp. All families are reminded that campers spend most of time outdoors and need to decide if such valuable devices should be brought to camp.
For more than five decades Fleur de Lis Camp has been continuously accredited by the American Camp Association, complying with over 300 safety standards from staff qualifications to emergency management.