Chestnuts Program (Ages 9 - 11)

Chestnuts choose their morning activities each week. Mornings can include high adventures, horse riding, drama, fine arts, model rocketry, and more. Afternoons include participating in a wide variety of offerings within the cabin group. Swimming, the 1000 foot zip line, mountain biking, sports, crafts, and more make for a wonderful day. Campers are also given the opportunity to choose a new activity each day during our Camper Choice period, and choose one New Adventure or Out of Camp trip each week. All of this adds up to a tremendous experience among great friends in a scenic and relaxing setting. 

Explore the Camp

Our location has been described by many as breathtaking. As you follow the trail through the riverside meadows and across the bridge you come to our “camp village.” Here you will find our office, health center, dining hall, cabins, art center, and a host of recreational and training facilities such as our sports fields, basketball court, bike skills park, equestrian arena, pond, climbing walls, challenge course, swimming pool, and more. Beyond the camp village is where much of the magic takes place amongst the meadows and endless forest. Savoring a freshly picked carrot from our gardens or taking in the view from the high meadows on a mountain board run are long remembered. It is here where the fundamental joy of being a kid is all the excitement that is needed.

A Typical Day at Camp

When building Camp Hidden Meadows’ daily program, we chose a schedule that balances both structure and freedom. We have ample time to play as well as to build skills, and our goal is to offer activities intended to spark the creative spirit. Morning workshops allow in depth exploration and skill building through participation in the same activity each day. Afternoons include a wide variety of activities and an opportunity to try something new for one period. Afternoons are also when our Out of Camp Trips and New Adventures happen! Small class sizes and our desire to offer some of the familiar along with the spectacular continue to make our program unique and memorable.

Chestnut Activities

Camp Hidden Meadows offers a wide variety of instruction and activities.Children experience these activities in an environment which fosters personal growth, individual responsibility, and active participation in the camp community.

Morning Workshops

  • Arts & Crafts
  • Pottery
  • Model Rocketry
  • Paint and Sketch
  • Friendship bracelets
  • Archery
  • Culinary Arts
  • Fishing
  • GoPro Editing
  • High Adventure (Climbing tree, Climbing Tower, High Ropes Course, Indoor Climbing Wall)
  • Lake (Sailing, Canoeing, Kayaking, Stand-up Paddle Boarding)
  • Rolling Adventure (Bike park, Mountain Boarding, Mountain Biking)

  • Drama
  • Dance
  • Music
  • Zumba
  • Fitness and Yoga
  • Basketball
  • Disc Golf & Ultimate Frisbee
  • Flag Football
  • Soccer
  • Sports Mix
  • Sand Volleyball
  • Eco-Explorer
  • Outdoor Cooking
  • CHM Radio
  • English Immersion
  • Swim Instruction
  • Pool Games
  • Woodworking
  • Farming 
  • Outdoor Living Skills

Camper's Choice

  • Yoga
  • Art
  • Pool
  • Fishing
  • Library
  • Bike Park
  • Soccer
  • Dam Building
  • Disc Golf
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Climbing Wall
  • Horse Care
  • Gaga
  • Archery
  • Sand Volleyball
  • Farm
  • Pond
  • Mountain Boarding
  • Netball
  • Running 
  • Zumba

Cabin Activities

  • Big Zipline
  • Pool
  • Cooking
  • Volleyball
  • Camp Store
  • Farm
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Fishing
  • Yoga
  • Sports
  • Nature Scavenger Hike

Optional Program Enrichments

  • Equestrian Camp
  • Fly Fishing Clinic
  • Horse Riding Lessons

Out of Camp Trips and New Adventures

  • Overnight Backpacking
  • Bike Park
  • Cooking Extravaganza
  • Climbing Combo: Climbing Tree and Climbing Tower
  • Green Bank Observatory: Astronomy Science Center
  • High Ropes
  • Lake Buffalo
  • Mountain Boarding Mega-Afternoon
  • Rock Climbing at Seneca Rocks
  • Steam Train Excursion! (New)

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