Basic Camp There's Nothing "Basic" About It!

Sacajawea Day Camp opens for summer on Monday, June 19, and runs for ten weeks through Friday, August 25, 2017. Day camp operates from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. There is no camp on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. Girls should pack a lunch, snack and water bottle every day.

Online registration for camp opens on Friday, February 10. Those attending an open house or camper reunion will be able to register prior to this date.

Basic Camp

All Weeks

It’s not basic; it’s extraordinary. Our traditional camp experience, features everything you would expect, including a wide variety of age appropriate fun and exciting activities, including arts and crafts, archery, boating, teamwork/challenge course, zip line, climbing wall, nature hikes, swimming and more. Campers are empowered every day, giving them the chance to choose the activities they love the most.

Firefly Unit

All Weeks

Our youngest campers, ages 3 and 4, light up camp with their excitement and imagination. These young girls and boys spend time together enjoying age-appropriate activities, including swimming, every day!

Boys Unit

All Weeks

Boys at Sacajawea participate in the same activities as girls in basic camp, but they do it as part of their own unit.

Cooking Programs

Multiple Weeks 

Campers will learn how to cook all sorts of treats and have fun creating them.

Film, Photography and Fun

Multiple Weeks 

Campers spend a half day cultivating their passion for visual arts with a hands-on approach and a half day participating in traditional camp activities.

Equestrian Programs

Multiple Weeks 

Campers spend a half day at the stables and a half day participating in traditional camp activities.

Camp Program Aide and Specialization

Multiple Weeks

During a two-week program, girls develop leadership abilities, focus on outdoor skills and learn how to mentor younger campers. During the one-week specialization programs, girls choose one area of camp to focus their interest.

Why Sacajawea?


Sacajawea Day Camp is a lot of fun. But, it's fun with a purpose. Through camp, children are exposed to ideas and information that will make a difference for the rest of their lives. It also teaches three basic, yet important skills.


Camp is a community unlike any other. Together, in what begins as an unfamiliar setting, campers find the courage within themselves to meet new people, make new friends, and bond together. Thereafter, camp becomes both familiar and comfortable; it's now the place they want to be.  As they make choices and direct projects, girls learn to work well with others, become self-reliant, and develop their leadership skills.


For many campers, Sacajawea Day Camp is their first experience away from parents, away from home, and away from familiarity - even if only for a day. Camp becomes their safe haven, where they unleash their unlimited potential, and where they develop the confidence they need to face any challenge.


Camp is the ultimate character-building experience. It is a safe place to learn individual responsibility, to become empowered and to take care of oneself. Though camp counselors certainly provide structure, guidance, and supervision, a camper is responsible for her actions throughout the day, while assuming responsibility for personal belongings and making budget conscious decisions at the camp store, often for the very first time.