A Typical Day

Within a few days of arriving at Pemi, you’ll settle into a comfortable, familiar schedule. While each day will have its own special moments, a typical day includes the following routine:

  • 7:30 Reveille: rise and shine
  • 8:00 Breakfast and announcements
  • 8:45 Cleanup for inspection
  • 9:10 Cabin inspection
  • 9:20 Morning occupations begin (3 periods) and numerous hiking trips depart
  • 12:00 Occupations end; mail call
  • 12:30 Lunch and announcements
  • 1:30 Rest hour: reading, writing, relaxing in the cabins
  • 2:30 Afternoon instruction begins
  • 3:30 Afternoon instruction ends and afternoon activities begin (announced daily)/ Free time
  • 5:00 Free swim
  • 6:00 Supper and announcements
  • 7:00 Free time and special events
  • 8:45 Tattoo: prepare for bed
  • 9:00 Taps: lights out (counselors read to their cabin)

Both structured and free time

Pemi boys thrive with a schedule that balances predictability with spontaneity, and gain important skills through managing both structured and self-directed time. Most of the daily structure comes from program activities while a couple hours every afternoon and several evenings a week are devoted to free time during which there are activities from which to choose. If you want to further concentrate on an activity, for instance, you can do so during this time, either on your own or with the help of a staff member. You and your friends might decide to play pingpong, horseshoes, or Frisbee, or you might participate in team practices and games against other camps, or you might continue your efforts on a project by visiting the art room, Nature Lodge, or woodshop, or you might join in group activities that are announced daily. Or, for those who like to recharge their batteries with solo downtime, you might simply choose to relax by reading a good book or writing letters.

Three evenings a week bring the entire camp family together: Saturday campfire, Sunday meeting, and Monday Bean Soup. Read more about these weekly events >

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