Family Camp Activities

There’s no such thing as a typical day at Forest Lake Family Camp.

That said, our days tend to follow a consistent schedule. We have activities for the kids, supervised by our experienced staff, along with adult and family activities. After all, Family Camp isn’t just a vacation for the kids!

we offer a variety of activities

The activity periods may be made up of any number of dozens of traditional camp activities and athletics. Through the years, we’ve offered over 50 different activity choices. Activities we consider mainstays to the FLFC experience include archery, arts & crafts, baseball, basketball, canoeing, climbing, fencing, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, music, riflery, sailing, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, and wilderness skills.

Each year we offer additional unique activities dependent on our staff’s expertise and experience as well as the interests of attending families. In addition to enjoying the activity schedule, families are always welcome to spend a more leisurely day exploring the trails on our campus or just relaxing away the hours reading on the front porch of your cabin!

At the end of the day, roast marshmallows over a campfire and enjoy the dazzling north country stars.

view from the ground of girl scaling the climbing wall

Daily Schedule

7:00 Early Riser Activities

Optional activities for early risers include an organized morning walk, yoga, ‘Polar Bear Club’ swim or other activity to start off your day.

7:30 Reveille

Each day starts promptly at 7:30 with reveille played to stir you from your nighttime hibernation.

8:00 Breakfast

Breakfast can be eaten at a leisurely pace to give you time to sign up for the day’s activities.

9:30 First Activity

The morning activity periods focus on traditional camp activities, fully staffed by our family camp counselors.

10:30 Morning Snack

Get a snack of fresh fruit (bananas, apples, peaches, etc), and a drink. At the end of snack time, move on to second period at 10:45.

10:45 Second Activity

Keep the fun going with field sports, a climb on the wall, archery or riflery, or one of the dozens of other supervised camp actives available during the day.

12:30 Lunch

Mealtime is a great time to sit down and catch up with your own family members as well mingle with your new friends. We serve a hearty lunch to keep everyone fueled up for an active, fun-filled day.

1:30 Rest Hour

Following lunch, rest hour gives you the chance to relax as a family before the afternoon activities begin.

2:30 Afternoon Activity

Afternoon activities often involve the waterfront and also include many of our special activities, trips out of camp and other organized games for all ages. Some of these special activities require registration prior to arriving at Family Camp.

5:30 Free time

Time to relax, check in with the rest of the family, and change into fresh clothes for dinner and evening activities!

6:00 Dinner

Dinner is served either in the mess hall or as an outdoor bbq at 6:00. Most nights an evening activity is scheduled for the full family.

7:15 Evening Activities

The evening activities are often family favorites and include drive-in movie nights, special games, family contra dance (with live band), and our traditional Campfire on Friday night with family skits and performances (optional for brave souls!)