Our programs By Activity

We understand that not all kids are the same. Interests vary and that should not prevent them from enjoying a complete camp experience. At Gate Hill we've created an environment that integrates campers into our camp community, while still nurturing their individual needs. Our program is balanced; giving campers opportunities for independent choice, participation in daily activities, and the experience of camp wide events.


Athletics

Team Sports: Every major sport is played at Gate Hill. Our talented sports instructors are supported by an impressive range of facilities for every age.

  • Baseball
  • Softball
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Hockey
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball & Newcomb
  • Flag Football
  • All Sports Leagues
  • Team Camp Games (special events).

Games and Disciplines: Highlights include our soft and spacious Gymnastics pavillion and martial arts dojo. 5 professional Gaga pits set the stage for our annual Gaga madness week

  • Martial Arts 
  • Gymnastics 
  • Gaga
  • Golf
  • Street Games
  • Fencing
  • Bowling
  • International Games

Jr Sports: Our youngest campers (up to entering 1st grade) have athletics activities organized by a dedicated team on several purpose built facilties. Motor skill development and sportsmanship are emphasized with compassionate fun and age appropriate games.


Creative and Performing arts

Performing Arts:  Campers will experience a range of performing arts, from drama at our outdoor theatre, to fun and laughter at our music platform.  

  • Music games
  • Drumming
  • Singing
  • Guitar
  • Two 4 week long theatre production electives a summer
  • Improvisational games
  • Scene studies
  • Hip Hop elective

Creative Arts: inspiring projects in a range of media. From true kiln fired ceramics projects to digital photography in our media lab.

  • Tie Dye
  • Camp Crafts
  • Lanyard
  • Jewelry
  • Painting
  • Decoupage
  • Ceramics
  • Woodworking
  • Digital Photography
  • Nature art
  • Video media
  • Build-it
  • Cooking

Early Childhood Arts: Our dedicated Early Childhood arts team builds self esteem and motor skills with colorful creative projects and experience on stage for campers up to entering 1st grade.


Outdoor and Adventure

Climbing and ropes: Our incredible climbing tower and twin 300ft ziplines provide an inspirational challenge for every camper.

  • Jr zipline for 3 - 6yrs
  • Full 4 sided 45ft rock climbing tower
  • Vertical playpen climbing challenge
  • Twin 300ft ziplines over our lake.

Nature: Our 33 acre wooded facility provides a perfect setting for our diverse nature program.

  • Nature cabin with fish, reptiles, small animals and invertebrates
  • Wooded walking trails
  • Vegetable and herb garden
  • Mini farm with goats, chickens, rabbits and more
  • Lake for fishing and ecology studies

Team building and problem solving: Group cohesion is promoted throughout the summer at our dedicated team building turf.

Archery: Campers can be recognized as a "Bowmaster" for hitting 4 "bull's eyes" in one summer.

Imaginative play: Gate Hill believes in the importance of pretend play to social and cognitive development.

  • Treehouse Playground
  • Early childhood playground
  • "The Village" play town with themed playhouses
  • Block island bulding blocks

Go Karts: After graduating from sit on scooters, electric Jr. go karts entertain campers from 5 yrs old at the Jr raceway. Once in Pioneers (ent 3rd grade), campers can strap on a helmet and harness in our full sized gas go karts. 


Waterfront

Waterfront: Our impressive 4 pool aquatics complex features our towering super slides, diving board, and shallow learning pool.

  • Comprehensive Swimming instruction
  • Water slides
  • Water basketball
  • Diving
  • Splash Park
  • Boating
  • Bumper boats