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Fitch’s wide variety of activities let kids follow their passions and pursue new levels of achievement every year.

Camp Fitch offers a wide range of fun, purposeful activities that facilitate the kind of character growth that lies at the heart of our mission. This innovative suite of activities is always evolving as we pursue our goal of offering the highest quality summer camp experience on the planet.

In a typical day at summer camp there are two kinds of activity sessions: the first are goal-oriented, instructor-led activities we call “The Ropes”, and the second are Exploratory activity periods that allow kids to sample and have fun without making a commitment. This balanced approach has proven very successful to both encourage kids to attain a level of accomplishment and have the freedom to follow their often changing interests with their friends. On Sunday, campers work with their Skippers to choose two Rope Activities to pursue. Each day, campers get to choose which two Exploratory Activities they will attend: one after breakfast and one after dinner.

While some of our activities vary each year due to staff talent and camper interest, here are two lists of the types of activities offered as Ropes and Exploratory Activities.



Advanced Paracord

Advanced Gimp

Hair Braiding

Friendship Bracelets


Piñata Building


School of Rock

Steampunk Jewelry Making

Wooden Cross-Stitch

Hand Lettering

Wood Art


Cool Crafts

Athlete and Marksman






Field Games


Advanced Archery




Lake Erie Sports

Sea Kayaking

Equestrian Lessons

Swim Lessons

Rock Climbing




Naturalist and Philosopher

Creative Writing

Brazilian Cultural Games

Outdoor Cooking


Lake Erie Watersports

Lake MVIMA boating




Nature Center

Team Sports

Mountain Boarding

0.22 cal Rifle Range

Zip Line

Rock Climbing

Trail Rides

Swim at the Pool

Air Rifle Range



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Flagship Experience

Our traditional, hundred-year-old sleep-away camp for kids aged 6–16.

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For kids 6-16, this is our traditional experience that kids from all over the world have enjoyed for over 100 years! We can't wait for you to come be a part of it.


Equestrian Focus

Resident camps for beginning to intermediately skilled horse lovers.

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For Boys and Girls who love horses, being an Outrider is hands-on, in the saddle fun at summer camp!

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Leadership Focus

Helping teens develop into tomorrows empathetic, effective leaders.

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Engage your teenager in our leadership development experiences to develop crucial skills in areas like teamwork, empathy, responsibility, and a service mentality.

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Swim Focus

Sharpen your competitive edge with expert swim technique coaching at this Focus Experience.

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With solid individual coaching, this Focus Experience is sure to shave time for swimmers in your family while having a great time with great friends!

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Health Focus

Kids with diabetes or epilepsy each have opportunity at Fitch to have a sleep-away camp experience under the watchful eye of medical specialists.

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Let our special medical teams closely supervise your child while educating and encouraging them on their journey toward independence.

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Tech Focus

Challenge yourself with intriguing programming puzzles while still having a traditional camp experience.

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Does your child love working on computers? Let them do that all week with like-minded boys and girls while getting a healthy dose of fresh air and sunshine!