Spending any number of weeks at Camp Marist is special in and of itself, but there is always something extra-special happening at Camp. Whether it be fun and games with the cabin, special boys-only and girls-only gatherings, or all-camp events at the mound, it’s definitely an enjoyable time for all involved!
Cabin prefects keep things fun during “down” time with tournaments in table tennis, bumper pool, or tether ball. They may pick a day to skip the camp lunch and have a cookout at the beach with some cabin games. An evening campfire with marshmallows or s’mores is a popular cabin activity as well.
In addition, each session all prefects organize a cabin trip day outside of camp. Sometimes it is outdoor activities like scenic hikes, rope swings and water parks. Other times it can be indoor options like roller skating, fun centers or movies.
While Camp is a wholly integrated co-ed environment, we also allocate time for the girls’ Mighty Bear Clan and the boys’ Bad Moose Clan to be together for some unique group bonding. One evening each week we take a break from the usual Tournament games and Explore! activities in exchange for the Bad Moose Games and Bear Battle Brawls. Numerous counselors officiate these wild events and strive to keep accurate scores. In addition, there is mid-session Clan Campfire, which includes memorable stories and songs.
Coming together frequently as a community is an integral part of what Camp Marist is all about, and we do just that every night after the evening activity for music, dancing, and usually some uniquely entertaining spectacle or game. In addition, campers and staff alike always look forward to one night each week when we have a special event at The Mound. These events include the 4th of July Carnival and celebration, International Night, Halloween in July, the Iron Fitness competition, the Talent Show, and even the theatrics of the staff skit night during Color War.