How does it work?
Campers Choose Their Own Schedule from Our Elective Activities
At Camp Pillsbury, the choices are all up to the campers. Our elective activities allows campers to select all their favorite activities and to also try new ones with in our established daily schedule. This gives campers the opportunity to develop existing skills and explore new interests. Every activity is open to all age groups and skill levels. We will work with each camper to meet their distinctive needs and respect their individuality.
No matter what your interests or skill level, Camp Pillsbury has something for every camper to enjoy. With so many elective activities to choose from, campers get to choose an individual summer camp experience based on how they want to spend their time.
Majors and Minors
Each day at Camp Pillsbury is comprised of six one hour periods; three Majors and three Minors. Majors are chosen at the start of each session, and are taken at the same time each day with the same staff and campers.
Majors are activities that are typically a rehearsal or practice to hone their skills, learn more about, get better at and perform in at the end of the session.
“Minor” are activities are chosen every day. Each minor activity period will allow a camper to try something new regardless of age or skill level, or in some cases continue to work on another project. Minors are a great way to try something new and fun. Campers will always be welcome to an activity even if they have never done it before. Sometimes minors will supplement a major to give more time for rehearsal, practice, voice lessons or extra work with staff.
The best part is, you can choose a 3 minors every day of the session.
Our Academy Programs offer in depth classes that go beyond normal majors and minors and allow you to take a deep dive into a specialty area. 5 days out of the week you will be work with regional and nationally recognized instructors to bring your knowledge and skill to new levels. The other periods in the day can be filled with anything that we offer that you would like to try. The Academy Program allows you to have the advantages of a specialty camp while being able to enjoy all of the fun activities of Camp Pillsbury with you friends.
List of Academy Programs for 2022 (more may be added soon!):
– Theater Academy
– Tennis Acedemy
– Rugby Academy
– Bowling Academy
– Circus Academy
– Soccer Academy
Major and Minor Activities
Theater: including productions, improvisation, monologues, stage combat, acting lessons, plays, theater games, and more.
Theater Tech: including stagecraft, lighting, sound and all of the behind the scenes excitement that make a production happen.
Music: including voice lessons, music production, instrument lessons, piano lessons, and vocal ensemble.
Pop and Rock Shop: including song writing, rock band, guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, vocal lessons.
Dance: including beginner, intermediate, and advanced ballet, hip-hop, jazz, contemporary, and tap dancing.
Fine Arts & Crafts: including woodworking, candle making, ceramics, duct tape art, fashion design, jewelry, leather craft, model making, painting and drawing, paper mache’, rocketry, stained glass, tie dye, and visual arts.
Culinary: including nutrition, preparation, cooking, baking and presentation of many different types of cuisines.
Circus Arts: including flying trapeze, static trapeze (single, double, and triple), diablo, juggling, unicycle, lyra, spanish web, and silks.
Technology/Digital Arts/Multimedia: including computer programming (coding), video postcards, movie making, photography, podcasting, web design, game design, and graphic design.
Horseback Riding: enjoy an hour+ horseback ride.
Magic: including magic class, slight of hand, state illusions, coin tricks and card tricks.
Role Playing Games: including live action role playing, magic cards and Dungeons and Dragons.
Sports: Baseball/Softball, Basketball, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball and Ultimate Frisbee.Gymnastics & Tumbling, Cheerleading, Fitness, toning, Zumba, Yoga, etc.
Water Sports: including waterskiing, wakeboarding, banana boat and tubing
Robotics/Engineering: Learn 3D printing, Minecraft, robotics, erector, Lego and building “fun”gingering machines and structures.
Curfews begin with youngest campers first.
*There are 15 minutes between activity periods.
Schedule is subject to change.