Daily Schedule

With the help of your counselor, you’ll create your own weekly schedule. Most of the daily structure comes from program activities while a couple hours every afternoon and several evenings a week offer free time. You can fill your free time with lots of activities, like playing ping-pong with friends, having team practices and games against other camps, visiting the art room, Nature Lodge, or woodshop. Join in group activities, or enjoy some solo time with a favorite book.

Your Schedule At Summer Camp

While each day will have its own special moments, a typical day includes the following routine, with a real bugler to signal our transitions from one place to the next:

7:30  Reveille: rise and shine. Enjoy a Polar Bear dip in the lake!
8:00  Breakfast and announcements
8:45  Cleanup for inspection
9:10  Cabin inspection. Earn points for a weekly prize!

(Wondering what “inspection” is? Here’s a description, written by a Pemi alum years ago!)

9:20    Morning instructional activities begin (“1st, 2nd, and 3rd hour”) and numerous hiking trips depart
12:10  Activities end. Time to check your mailbox!
12:30  Lunch and announcements
1:30    Rest hour: reading, writing, relaxing in the cabins

2:30   “4th” hour instructional activity begins; intercamp athletic contests begin
3:30    Instruction ends. Optional activities and free time begin
5:00    Free swim
6:00    Dinner 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)

(Learn more: Pemi’s cherished tradition of counselors reading to their campers every night)

Three evenings a week, the entire camp family gathers for Saturday night campfire, Sunday meeting, and Monday’s Bean Soup—Pemi traditions that date back over 100 years!

Speaking of traditions, what’s FRB? Where’s Flat Rock? Here’s a primer on some of Pemi’s unique words, terms, and places. Sharing the same language brings us closer as a community. Join in!

A day in the life at Pemi

Learn about Pemi through the eyes of our campers as they take you through a typical day. From activities, meals, and favorites times of the day, Pemi campers lend their personal perspective on what makes Pemi, Pemi!