Camp Calendar


Friends, Family, Alumni and Newcomers Camping Weekend: June 5 – July 7

Open to all alumni, friends, and new families who want to experience camp as a family before sending their child. All children attending must be accompanied by a parent and/or guardian.
(Register on UltraCamp)

Week 1: Carnival Week (July 7 – July 12)

Explore Local Fun – This week will have games galore and so much more for campers. A visit from a Schuyler County fire department, our local canine officer, a wildlife rehabilitator, and even a farm or two. Toss in an evening-style carnival, and your camper is sure to have extra fun. - July 7 th – 12th

Rocketry (Additional $25)

Week 2: Spark Week (July 14 – 19)

Everybody has a skill, a talent, or an interest they are passionate about. In 4-H We call these things SPARKS. They provide joy, purpose, and direction. Sparks are self-discovered and self-identified, but we will help your camper discover their spark through programming and activities offered throughout this week. You may be wondering how will campers know what their SPARK is – we have quite a bit of activities planned within nature, arts, science, water fun, and even a bit of drama this week to help campers explore. We also will offer our 1 st Master Camp – Junior Master Gardeners – help with the raised beds where we will be growing berries, and both a pizza and herb garden. Campers will have the opportunity to create one food dish from our garden to have for judging with our Camp Leadership team, hike and learn about wild edibles, and take a tour of a local farm to see how larger gardens grow along with a special tasting. This Master Camp will run TUES-WED-THURSDAY only.

Master Camp: Plants, Gardens, Gnomes and So much MORE. for ages 12 – 16. (Extra $75 fee)

Week 3: Outdoor Explorations (July 21 – 26)

Embark on a week-long adventure that will ignite your sense of wonder and connect you with the great outdoors! Our "Outdoor Exploration Week" is designed to provide campers with an unforgettable experience filled with nature, adventure, and new friendships. Campers will explore nature-themed crafts, scavenger hunts on hikes, learn about the top 10 for a hike (and practice), cook outdoors, wet hikes (weather permitting), and learn about streams – what lives in them can be so much fun!

Master Camp: Fishing and Aquatics. for ages 12 – 16. (Extra $75 fee) 

Rocketry (Additional $25)

Week 4: Exploring all things Science (July 28 – August 2)

Exploring all things Science, Art, and Technology at Camp – campers will have a week with science experiments, including kitchen science, Lego building competitions, special art projects, and a visit from our local FTC Robotics team Mechanical Meltdown for an evening showcase!

Master Camp: Culinary Arts. for ages 12 – 16. (Extra $50 fee)

Week 5: Endless Summer Celebration/Spirit Week (August 4 – 9)

Join us as we celebrate our Fifth and last full week of the 2024 camping season. This week, we will celebrate all things camp by revisiting all our most popular activities and themes from the summer in a camp Olympics format. This includes team competitions, individual challenges, and all camp activities like tug-of-war, field relays, and games of capture the flag. Join us for an Endless Summer Celebration as we prepare to wrap up another fun-filled summer at Hidden Valley.

During Spirit Week we have the following days assigned: Monday – favorite t-shirt day Tuesday – Halloween Costumes welcome! Wednesday – Favorite Sports team or Character t-shirt Thursday – It’s Pajama Day – all day! Friday – Choose your school t-shirt or your favorite CAMP t-shirt!

*Note – Tuesday evening will feature cabin trick or treating around camp*

Rocketry (Additional $25)

Week 6: Super Session Add-on SPECIAL EVENT SESSION (August 9 – 13)

Add on to the fifth week to continue the Endless Summer Celebration (Special Event) or come for just the shortened 6 th week. As a stand-alone, this session starts on Friday afternoon and ends on Tuesday evening.

CIT Program – Offered weeks 2 and 5.

Includes one week of residential camp for ages 14 – 15.

LIT Program – Offered Week 5 

Includes one week of residential camp for ages 14 – 15.


Dayna Karius
Program Assistant, Camp Registrar and Graphics Specialist
(607) 535-6812

Last updated January 22, 2024