This special pre-camp program is for 6- and 7-year-olds to introduce the resident camping experience. With only three kids assigned to each counselor, your child will get a lot of attention and supervision. The Mackinaws live inside one of our fully-equipped lodges and travel all together at all times.
The Sloop Fleet includes our 8-, 9-, and 10-year-old mates. Like the shipmates of Mackinaw Fleet, the Sloops are often first time campers, and their program is designed to emphasize friendship and inclusion. The Sloops live close to the bath houses, and generally have one counselor for every 6 campers.
The 11- and 12-year-olds make up the Schooner Fleet. With more Rope options available to them, they start to build their body of skills and independence.
Clipper Fleet is comprised of 13- and 14- year olds, who have even more Rope options to engage with, like sailing and sea-kayaking adventures. The Clippers also enjoy some special events, like a poolside social hour after the evening activity.
Named for one of Camp Fitch’s earliest campers who went on to become an influential director, 15-year-olds have the opportunity to start the Leadership Development sequence with a one-week team-building experience that emphasizes empathetic leadership skills and developing a service mentality.
At age 16, campers are eligible to apply for a two-week session that prepares them to be a leader in both the camping environment and their lives in school and home. The first week builds crucial leadership skills, and in the second week CITs shadow a counselor to observe and practice the skills they learned in the first week.