A Day in the life of Summer Staff
Every day at Camp Loughridge is packed full of a summer’s worth ofexcitement! Every day’s activities are different for your campers andtheir tribes! One day might involve archery, hiking, and crafts whileanother day will find you camper on a challenge course, and singing inChapel! In order to help decipher your camper’s rapid-fire summary oftheir day as they climb into your car, here is a quick primer onLoughridge Lingo!
|8:00-8:40 ||Staff Meeting |
|8:40-9:00 ||Set-up jobs |
|9:00-9:20 ||Camper Drop-Off |
|9:20-9:40 ||Morning Pow-Wow |
|9:45-10:35 ||Period 1 |
|10:40-11:30 ||Period 2 |
|11:35-12:25 ||Period 3 |
|12:30-1:25 ||Hot Lunch (with seconds!) |
|1:30-2:25 ||Period *4 |
|2:30-3:25 ||Period 5 |
|3:30-4:25 ||Period 6 |
|4:25-4:35 ||Afternoon Pow-Wow |
|4:35-5:10 ||Camper Pick-Up |
|5:10-5:30 ||Afternoon Staff Meeting |
*An afternoon snack is provided to your camper between 4th and 5th periods.
A special picnic table designated for each tribe. These tablesserve as the tribes’ home base and stores backpacks and arts &crafts when campers do not need them. It is also where the morningstarts.
A quick ceremony that occurs right after your camper is droppedoff. It consists of tribe attendance and cheers, skits, songs, andeach tribe’s morning schedule read aloud.
Every tribe has six of these each day. Three in the morning andthree in the afternoon. These periods consists of 14 activities:field, K-Dome, nature, canoes, arts and crafts, Chapel, special,swimming, Bible Study, archery, swing, incline log, dance, andlow-challenge.
The covered basketball court outside the drop-off circle.
Our 200 seat, A-frame Chapel provides an opportunity for campers tosing worship songs and listen to guest speakers from the Tulsa area.
Short devotionals, crafts, and discussions about God, Jesus, and thesummer's theme, "Our Enduring Hope," lead by your child’s counselors.
One of Camp Loughridge’s most popular activities. It is a 30 foottall swing on which your child is harnessed in and determines how highthey want to go!
A log that starts 20 feet in the air and then proceeds to rise to 25feet. While harnessed in, your camper is challenged to face theheights and walk across it!
Team building games.
These staffers are separate from counselors. They are independentof direct tribe responsibilities and rotate between the activities toteach campers and monitor safety. They are also the people whoretrieve your camper from the car in the morning and return them in theafternoon.
A phenomenally fun area at the pool! Pipes rise out of ground andspray and dump water onto those below! Water even shoots up fromwithin the concrete over campers’ heads.
The 3 meter board that has seen countless fearless kids fly through the air into the water.
This special corps is also separate from individual tribe duties.These 5 staffers are entrusted with program development, oversight, andexecution. They are the behind the scene workers who make sure thatyour camper is never sitting around with nothing to do.
Stands for the Temple Conference Center. This building is where we serve lunch for Summer Day Camp!
A high-ropes element just for the Big Kids (Adventure andTeenXtreme). Participants climb 35 feet atop a telephone pole and thenjump off and try to catch a handkerchief blowing in the wind! Don’tworry; they are harnessed in the whole time!
This is our newly renovated equivalent of the TCC for Adventure Campand TeenXtreme. This is our first year to use the buildingsimultaneously with the TCC. It is base camp for the older camperprograms.
The “old” side of Camp that just got a facelift! This side of campwas originally a WPA project in the thirties. For the first twentyyears, it was a YWCA camp facility. Then First Presbyterian, Tulsabought it before Camp Loughridge became its own not-for-profitorganization independent of First Presbyterian.
Office structure for head counselors and the nurse. It is locatedin the large two-door trailer adjacent to the drop-off circle.
The end-of-the-day ceremony right before campers are released totheir cars. This time period includes announcements, closing, skits,and dancing!