In all there are over 100 different activities that campers can choose from during the course of the summer.
Each day after breakfast and again after rest hour, counselors announce the activities that will be offered. Campers select the one that appeals to them the most or continue with a project begun earlier.
With camp set up as much as possible like a primitive encampment, most campers are soon busy tanning hides, creating birch bark baskets, making moccasins and rattles, carving bull roarers and possession sticks, and learning various beading techniques.
At Night Eagle, boys learn how to survive in the wilderness, make their own bows and arrows, master the art of tracking and camouflage, identify wild edibles, and learn how to start a fire with flint and steel or a bow drill.
Boys have the opportunity to make drums and pottery as well as arrowheads and bison jerky. They can learn to throw tomahawks and atlatls and to shoot bows and arrows safely under the watchful eyes of trained counselors.
Music and games also play an important part in a boy’s summer at Night Eagle. With no radios in camp, some campers and staff will spend their free time learning to play a guitar, banjo, or other musical instruments, and there are always camp songs -- traditional or just written -- to sing. Some boys may choose to sketch, record stories, or write poems for our end-of-summer booklet .
There are group discussions about camp concerns or larger issues that are relevant to campers' lives today. There are stories around the campfire -- some about Indian history and legends, and others about the area when the pioneers roamed the mountains.
Scavenger hunts, day hikes, Wild Food Day, impromptu games such as Sticks and Stones, Slack ‘em, Buffalo Robe, 'hawk throwing, and loads of water activities all add to the fun!
Spontaneity is the order of the day -- of course, meals do take a bit of planning ahead, as do trips involving transportation out of camp, but the size of the community and the simplicity of its life make almost any activity possible at Night Eagle.
“And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.”
- Kahlil Gibran
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Night Eagle Wilderness Adventures, Inc.
P.O. Box 374, Cuttingsville, Vermont 05738
Phone (802) 446-6100
Bruce Moreton, Owner
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