Campers, ages 8-15, build their own activity schedules. There are four class periods a day: one period is designated for an instructional swim and the other three activities reflect each girl’s preferences.
Campers learn basic archery skills, the importance of safety and perfect their shooting skills to compete in inter-camp competitions.
Using nature as inspiration, campers learn sketching with pastels and charcoal focusing on shading, perspective, and lines.
Campers learn lake paddling skills and boat safety. A canoe trip is offered to 13-15 year olds.
Beginners learn clay building and glazing and fire their projects in a kiln. Advanced campers can pots on one of two ceramic wheels.
Following a weekly theme, campers create projects from basic jewelry to clothespin dolls.
Campers learn a choreographed routine to popular music and perform at the end of every two-week session.
Campers learn basic diving skills including front dives, back dives and somersaults for more advanced divers.
Campers gather in the soccer field and play group sports including ultimate Frisbee, soccer, whiffle ball, volleyball and other favorites.
|HORSEBACK RIDING **
Campers learn about stable life, the care of horses, and work to develop the needed trust between horse and rider.
Fleur de Lis has nine kayaks; girls learn lake kayaking skills and water safety.
|KNITTING and SEWING
Campers learn basic knitting skills. Campers learn to thread and work electric sewing machine to create pillows, bags, and other crafts.
Campers explore the world around them and learn ways to preserve the wonderful things nature offers us.
Campers participate in short skits, improvisation, acting, singing, choreographing numbers, props, and backdrop development.
Campers learn gun safety, breathing techniques, and concentration. Seniors may compete on the Fleur de Lis Rifle Team.
Fleur de Lis has three rowboats that allow campers to learn oarsmanship and small craft safety.
Campers learn to sail as a team and solo. Advanced sailors learn to sail a JY with a main sail and a jib.
Campers participate in required swim classes led by certified Water Safety Instructors and Lifeguards.
The three clay tennis courts and ball machines are available for instructional use as well as during camper free time.
|WATER SKIING ****
Level 6 swimmers can learn to water ski, progressing from two skis, to dropping a ski, to getting up on one ski.
** Horseback Riding — Campers travel with a Fleur de Lis staff member trained in CPR and First Aid to a local stable approximately 20 minutes from camp. Under the guidance of well experienced staff, campers in beginner to intermediate program, learn within a ring to mount and dismount, walk, steer, and trot. Campers can ride 1-2 times per week. Please click here for more information on Fairfield South. *This program has an additional cost and space is limited.
*** Swimming — Older campers have the opportunity to take American Red Cross Basic Water Rescue and Lifeguard Training (including CPR for the Professional Rescuer).
**** Water Skiing - Instructors all have ARC Lifeguard Training and a NH commercial boat license.
Each evening after supper, our counselor staff offer activities for campers. Depending on the evening some activities are done in units and others may be a camp-wide activity. These activities include evening swim, air bands/karaoke, skit night, scavenger hunts, and campfires.
Wednesday and Sundays are reserved for a break from the regular schedule. These days are typically all camp activities such as Capture the Flag or an FdL Carnival. Throughout the summer campers may sign up on these days to climb nearby Mt. Monadnock or participate in a special canoe trip around the lake.
Juniors and Mids experience overnight camping focusing on setting up a tent, building a fire and cooking over it. Mids travel to local state parks or canoe across the lake while Juniors enjoy their trip within the camp property. Seniors have specialized one night trips including canoeing on the Connecticut River, rock climbing, sea kayaking, and white water rafting.
|CAMP FIRE NIGHT
At the end of each four week session, girls attend a special banquet dinner, the Senior Play, and the awards campfire. Individual girls are recognized for their accomplishments and special Fleur de Lis campfire songs are sung.
Birthdays — During July and August a camp-wide birthday party celebrates those girls who have birthdays during the summer season. Presents, songs, cake, and a play make this night special.