Camp Sweyolakan offers unique accommodations to campers as they progress throughout their tenure at camp. "Units" create the opportunity for campers to thrive in a community of their peers. Each unit is built around a specific theme and, as campers grow, offer age-appropriate activities to discover and master. Check out the pictures and descriptions of each unit down below.
The terrain of camp is made up primarily of rock/uneven hiking trails. There are steep and dusty hills that are difficult to navigate without the proper footgear, we strongly suggest sturdy close-toed shoes with ankle support; no flip flops will be allowed. campers spend most of their days outside so sun-protection and hydration are a must!
Grades 1, 2, & 3
"I like being a Bluebird. It's fun being a Bluebird, won't you be a bluebird with me?"
Come live in the birdhouses with your counselor nearby. Swim, earn your Funyak ranks or build masterpieces on Sandcastle Beach with your new-found friends. You'll have the opportunity to hike to majestic places like "Star Point", look for shooting stars on you in-camp overnight and cookout over a fire. You'll like being a Bluebird!
"C-O-R, R-A-L. Hi-ho, Corral! Yippee!"
As you might guess from the name, this Western theme unit is the starting point for fun adventures. Besides the singing, crafts, and playing, you and your friends will do much more! Hike to fun new places for lunch like Beaver Bay. Laugh and learn while earning your first and second ranks in the rowboats and kayaks. Perhaps row a boat to Echo Bay and sleep on the beach and cook a one-pot meal over a fire. Enjoy games like "Chocolate River" or "Lava Crossing" and fly like an Osprey on the Giant Swing.
Grades 5 & 6
"Oh, Mountaineer, oh, Mountaineer, pray tell me where's your home?"
Live in a Swiss shelter and sing all day long as you venture out from your mountain home. Paddle a 10-person war canoe down lake for an overnight to sleep under the stars and cook meals over a fire. Swim off the sandy shores with your new friends and paddle an ocean kayak. Aim to improve your archery skills. Have a blast unraveling a human knot and other challenges on the Low Ropes Course. Swim, boat, hike, play and laugh all week!
"We climb our mighty hills ten times a day!"
In this Irish haven "the highest unit in camp", Connemara campers live in 2- story towers. Almost any activity is at your fingertips and you and your buddies will get to plan adventures from dawn to dusk. Enjoy a one or 2 day overnight on the lake. Sharpen your archery skills and earn ranks. Test your personal limits on the high elements of the Ropes Course (participants must be 12 years old & at least 4’10?). Fun, friends, laughter and adventure are yours when you’re surrounded by deep Irish green!
"Just like the birds we live up in the trees..."
It's time to branch out and gain new friends and experiences while sleeping in your lofty tree house. Challenge yourself and take a ride on the better-than-ever Zip Line at the High Ropes Course (participants must be at least age 12 & 4’10?). Harness the wind and ride the sailboats and windsurfers. Work on ranks in archery and canoeing…quite an achievement! Bake a cake or whatever strikes your fancy over an open fire and increase those outdoor skills on an overnight. Songs, fun, friends and laughter are all waiting for you in Trees.
Grades 9, 10, 11 & 12
"Go Echo and you will see, what a great bunch of campers live in the tepees!"
Built in its own bay, Echo really is a camp within a camp! Live in a tepee. Enjoy your own private waterfront where you can swim, canoe, sail or kayak all day long. Try your hand at archery on Echo’s very own range. Challenge your mind and body on the High Ropes Course (must be at least 4’10") or hike in the wilderness. At the end of the day, relax around the campfire with new friends and watch the stars.