Cell phones and social media are replaced by laughing and throwing a football with cabin mates. Homework is replaced by card games and ultimate Frisbee under a full moon. Traffic noise is replaced by the sound of the splash after swinging off the rope swing and the click-clack of a ping pong match. School is replaced by cutting through the lake on a waterski, getting a bullseye on the archery range, scoring a goal in an inter-camp game, and building a popsicle stick castle in arts and crafts. Friendships are made and deepened. Daily use of Christian Science is practiced. Nothing beats a day in the life at Camp Owatonna!
In addition to regular activities, throughout each camp session there are special events like games against other camps, sports clinics, sailing regattas, long-distance swims, bouldering day trips, and rock climbing competitions.
And every evening after dinner, the camp comes together for activities including club night, council fire, cabin nights, or an all-camp game of capture the flag.
A typical daily schedule at Owatonna looks like:
- 7:30 am wake up and clean up
- 8 am breakfast
- 8:30 Quiet Hour for Lesson study
- 9 am Morning Meeting
- 10 am Activity Period 1
- 11 am Activity Period 2
- 12:20 Lunch
- 1 pm Rest Hour
- 2 pm Activity Period 3
- 3 pm Fruit Bell
- 3:15 Activity Period 4
- 4:15 Free Period
- 5:45 Dinner
- 7 pm Evening Activity
- 8:30 Lights Out for Junior Division
- 9 pm Lights Out for Senior Division