|June 22, 2016||Camp Starts|
|July 2, 2016||4th of July Celebration|
|July 9, 2016||Aquagatta|
|July 11, 2016||Chateau Canadian Wilderness Trip|
|July 16, 2016||Counselor Stunt Night|
|July 30, 2016||RAC Carnival|
|Aug. 5, 2016||RAC Olympics|
|Aug. 6, 2016||Camp Play #1|
|Aug. 7, 2016||Salad Bowl|
|Aug. 8, 2016||Camp Play #2|
|Aug. 10, 2016||Closing Ceremony|
My oh my, how time has flown! I cannot believe there are under two weeks left until Red Arrow returns to its quiet, somber setting for the winter. So much has happened over the past week. We sent out and celebrated the return of the last trips of the summer, play preparations have begun, Cabin C won Camper Stunt Night and there are even whispers of Salad Bowl plans in the wind. Yet, despite only have 11 days left, we still have A LOT to accomplish.
Later today we will host Camp Nicolet one last time for the summer as we put on our Annual Carnival. The boys have been planning all week for the big night and we are confident it will be a resounding success. Tomorrow, Dave will give his last Chapel speech of the summer before giving way to my final speech next week. Dave’s talk will focus on the successes of the summer and the challenges that each boy has overcome while out on the trips and mine will center on the meaning of friendship at camp and how learning to rely on each other at camp makes us stronger the rest of the year.
Every morning we have been reminding the staff and campers to not get ahead of ourselves. As I said before, there is still a lot left to accomplish before the busses pull out on the 5th. There are still friendships to be made, Emblems to be earned and obstacles to overcome. We will continue to push each and every boy to find his best and will do everything we can to send him home an ever better boy than he came.
Sue sent out an email earlier this week asking for any travel plans for boys who are flying home. If you have not sent those in, PLEASE do so ASAP. For those of you who will be coming to camp in the next week or two to help us celebrate the end of the 2015 season, I look forward to meeting you if I have not already had the opportunity to do so. Laura and I are very excited to be apart of the RAC family and look forward to spending time with all of you for many years to come.
As always, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
Take care and Happy Camping,
Red Arrow Camp offers a traditional, single-session summer camp experience for boys ages 7 to 16. Located on the shores of Trout Lake in the beautiful Northwoods of Wisconsin, Red Arrow’s program of challenge and adventure provides boys an unmatched opportunity to develop confidence and learn new skills while having the summer of their lives.
The Red Arrow experience is truly like no other. Built on traditions started more than 90 years ago, Red Arrow is an escape from the craziness and stress in the modern-day lives of our boys. Televisions are replaced with pine trees, cabins, sports fields, and Trout Lake. Video games give way to real live adventures in the wilderness of the Northwoods.
The call of the loons and the crackle of a campfire replace the noise of the city and the blare of an iPod. Laptops turn into ping pong paddles and iPads into pen and paper. Here at Red Arrow, boys become unplugged from the everyday routine, and tuned into the wonder of nature, the satisfaction of hard work, and the magic of enduring friendships
Why 7 Weeks?
The first question we often hear from prospective families is “Why 7 Weeks?” As other camps have turned to multiple, shorter sessions, we continue to pride ourselves on the unique experiences that are only possible with the continuity of the full session.
Confidence & Leadership
Red Arrow offers opportunities to develop confidence and leadership that are simply not possible with a short-term experience. Although 7 weeks can be challenging, it is the type of challenge that helps a boy reach his fullest potential. Our boys grow in their self-confidence, as they achieve the goals that they have set. At our Sunday evening awards ceremony, we see the pride in our campers’ faces as they move from beginner to intermediate in a class, earn their Inspection emblem for their hard work in the cabin, or meet their goal of earning their Best Tripper emblem. They are nurtured and challenged in an environment where success is often achieved, yet failure is not feared. We learn. We grow. We end the summer a better version of ourselves than when we began!
This is not a week long program where the kids are just starting to get to know each other when it’s time to leave. We’re not one of the big camps, with hundreds of kids who have to wear nametags to be recognized. Our counselors get to know all the boys and the boys get to know the counselors and the other campers. Over the course of 7 weeks, everyone’s true self comes out. In the cabins, during activities, or out on the trips, we learn to work together. Like a family, we laugh and have fun with each other. We celebrate the good times and, like any family, we work through the challenging times. It is through this full summer experience that life-long bonds are formed. Year after year we find that the occasional tears of homesickness in the first week of camp are far outnumber by the flood of emotion at our closing ceremonies when our boys realize that their summer together must come to an end.
Many young athletes are looking for camps over the summer that will build their skills and prepare them for the next season. At Red Arrow, we are able to offer a higher quality of instruction than is possible with short-term specialty camps. Our instructors get to know your son’s abilities and are able to build on their strengths and address their weak areas. Instead of bouncing around from one program to the next, with a variety of coaches, our campers are able to work with a consistent instructor on their skills for the summer. Besides our sports classes, RAC offers classes like fitness, weight training, and power lifting. These courses are taught by highly qualified instructors and challenge the boys to get stronger and improve their conditioning. Our campers are challenged every day to grow and improve. By the end of the summer, our boys see large strides in skill, strength, and ability.
Red Arrow Camp
“Don’t Wait To Be A Great Man, Be A Great Boy”
- Established: 1920
- Location: Woodruff, WI
- Campers: Boys, ages 7-16
- Capacity: 100
- Session: Single 7 week session
Since 1920, Red Arrow Camp has combined the best aspects of other summer programs to create a once-in-a-lifetime experience for our boys! Red Arrow offers the fun and camaraderie of a traditional summer camp, the adventure and thrill of a tripping camp, and the skill-development and challenge of a sports camp. Boys ages 7 to 16 come to Red Arrow each summer from all over the United States and the world to grow in confidence, learn new activities, develop leadership skills, and make lifelong friends. The simple phrase “YES I CAN”, which hangs on a banner over our quad is a constant reminder of our mission to help all boys reach their full potential. Whether you are looking for a fun place to play, the wilderness to explore, or a chance to build your athletic abilities, Red Arrow has it all and a whole lot more. You truly can do it all at a summer at RAC! Click here to discover more about Red Arrow Camp.
What people are saying:“Red Arrow was easily the best 8 summers of my life.” “My sons have spent a total of 14 summers at RAC (each one 5+ years). It is impossible to describe the influence this camp has had on their lives. It is more than a camp - it is a life-altering experience.”
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Red Arrow Camp has something for everybody.
Our activities program allows campers to participate in 8 activities during each 2 week block. Campers can practice their favorite sports from home, cross-train in our weights or fitness programs, while simultaneously learning something totally new such as riflery, archery, sailing, woodworking or waterskiing. If the daily activities weren’t fun enough, all campers get to challenge themselves on two trips each summer with their cabin group. These canoeing and hiking adventures allow the boys to experience the wonders of the Northwoods while forging lasting friendships. Finally, special events provide the finishing touch for a perfect summer at camp. These events, including our 4 th of July celebration, Olympic ceremony and Camp Play provide memories to last a lifetime. Click here to learn more about Our Program of challenge and adventure.
Please visit our Connect Page to learn more about how you can stay connected to camp and in touch with your RAC brothers. Our blog is a great place to find important updates from camp and get a taste of the summer's excitement. We have active Facebook, Youtube and Flickr pages with a treasure trove of memories from summers past. Finally, by signing up for our alumni mailing list, you will be sure to receive important updates throughout the year.