Pouch Day Camp : Programs
Take your best shot at the Archery range while you are at Pouch Camp! All campers are given in-depth instruction and tips to ensure a safe day on the range. Determination is always painted on the campers’ faces as they try to get the ever-elusive BULLS-EYE! So, READY. AIM. FIRE!
In this area, campers are sure to improve on their teamwork. Field sports include Soccer, Volleyball, Kickball, Whiffle Ball, Softball, Ultimate Frisbee and our Gaga Pit, new for the 2016 season!!! Campers are taught the basic rules of the sports and are then allowed to play out a game. This is a great area for Day Camp as well as weekend outings.
All we have to say is two words; Lake Ohrbach. This Lake is unique to Pouch. Fish range from Large Mouth Bass to Sunnies. The fishing area offers docks and equipment your unit can check out and use. Note - All over the age of 16 must have a NYS fishing license. (We are Region 2) Please observe the posted non-fishing area's through out camp.
Arts and Crafts
Handicrafts is Pouch Camp's most creative area. Campers will learn to use their imagination to create beautiful works of art. Kids will be able to paint, build, sculpt and create unique works of art using simple tools and objects. We have the camp's largest and most extensive program area shed. Along with creating crafts that they can bring home, the campers will leave with an experience they will never forget!
Swimming is held daily at our magnificent 17 acre lake. All campers are given swim tests to determine their ability and practice the Buddy System while in the water. Lake Ohrbach features a man-made beach so that even campers that are learning to swim can still get their feet wet. Lifeguards are posted throughout the swimmer's area and the Aquatics Director is trained by BSA National Camp School standards.
Learner: Enter the water, be reasonably comfortable, and get your head wet.
Beginner: Demonstrate your ability to jump feet first into water over your head in depth, level off and swim 25 feet on the surface, stop, turn sharply, resume swimming, then return to your starting place.
Swimmer: Demonstrate your ability to jump feet first into water over the head in depth, swim 75 feet in a strong manner using one or more of the following strokes: side-stroke, breaststroke, trudgen, or crawl; then swim 25 feet using an easy, resting backstroke. The 100 feet must be swam continuously and include at least one sharp turn. After completing the swim, rest by floating.