Hey, Camp Folks!
With the camp season kicked into full gear, perhaps you’ll come across the summer camp that you’re attending this season as we continue to add to our Summer Camp Spotlight category of Blog posts. Today, we’re fixing our camp spotlight over to the East Coast in Vermont where we are checking out Sangamon Summer Camp for boys, ages 9 to 16.
Camp Sangamon was built on 200 picturesque acres that feature sunny fields, cool woods, 20 acres of a spring-fed lake, and plenty more! A totally renovated farmhouse from the 19th century brings the campers together for mealtimes. They’re kitchen prides itself on using fresh ingredients—some of which they grow themselves. The majority of their meals are made from scratch and they always offer vegetarian alternatives.
There’s tons of fun going on at Sangamon. Try your hand at Archery, Soccer, Mountain biking, Tennis, Horseback Riding, Hiking, Camping Trips, Gardening, and lots more! The weekends pack in even more fun with cabin cook-outs on Saturdays, cabin nights on Sundays, and a free-for-all, all-camp games that keeps the campers ready for anything!
Sangamon campers are treated to the simple pine board cabins with fieldstone fireplaces! There is no electricity, though they do offer modern, portable LED lanterns for easy nightly navigation. Each cabin houses eight to ten campers along with three cabin leaders. Often enough, the leaders are joined by an intern—the term at Sangamon for folks in their third year of the camp counselor-in-training program.
The pioneer spirit is kept alive at Camp Sangamon through the buildings they make, the small farm and garden that they run, and their daily practices among the natural world. Sangamon campers are taught to appreciate and coexist in nature. Is Camp Sangamon the camp for you? Let us know in the comments any fun times you’ve had at Camp Sangamon and, as always, thanks for reading!