Activities

Island campers have a chance to specialize in activities of their choice. With guidance from the Island director and key staff, Island campers choose their own program, to meet their interests and goals. Each program head is an experienced high school or college coach who provide excellent instruction and supervision.

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Team Sports

Baseball

Two fields, dug outs, three professional pitching machines, batting cages – sounds of rawhide striking lumber reverberate all day! Get ready! Play ball! Winaukee has two batting machines to go with our two full length cages. Your batting average will soar!

Basketball

Five courts. Top level instruction. Learn from great coaches. Zone defenses, pick and rolls, jump shots. Play in tournaments, leagues РNow get ready for some high flying, slam dunking action.  Intensive clinics are offered for boys who want to specialize in basketball.

Football

Flag football and touch football games are very popular on the Island. Intensive clinics are offered for boys who want to specialize in football.

Passing, punting, kicking, quarterbacking, offense, defense – Learn it all!

Lacrosse

Non-contact and full contact programs are offered. Boys can be a part of the Winaukee Lacrosse Warriors and play in tournaments and inter-camp competitions. ¬†Nothing beats Winaukee’s LAX program!

Soccer

We have three NCAA regulation soccer fields on the island.

Professional and college level instructors direct the program. Opportunities are available for campers to get great instruction and play in leagues and tournaments.

Volleyball

A variety of games! Beach Volleyball and Bombardment.

Learn how to spike, dig and bump your way into the USA’s Olympic Volleyball Team on our hard courts and sand volleyball courts!

Individual Activities

Golf

A brand new driving range, putting green, even a sand trap on campus. Pars, birdies – you’ll have a chance to hit booming drives and sink putts on nearby courses.

We offer special programs for Island campers who want to specialize in golf, including an extended three day golf trip.

Tennis

Winaukee runs a high-quality tennis program including special tournament clinics during elective periods, leagues, serving and volley lessons, private instruction, and intercamps. In addition, all campers have use of the small ball machines, as well as the Prince Pro machine.

To help meet the needs of the growing number of advanced and tournament-level tennis players coming to Camp Winaukee. We have created an Intensive Tennis program. This program offers a special opportunity for those campers who have requested more intensive, advanced tennis instruction.

Campers who enroll in the Intensive Tennis Program, have an opportunity to be involved in more competition and round robins. The level of instruction is appropriately geared to boys who are enthusiastic tennis players. Instruction includes areas such as under and top spin, backhand, American twist serve, drop volleys and half volleys, as well as court strategy clinics. We are delighted to have world class players and coaches coordinating this program.

Weight Training

The weight training center is a perfect place to tone up and get in top shape. The center includes a universal machine and free weights.

Whatever your goal is, a counselor specializing in health and conditioning is available to help plan your program.

Water Sports

Waterskiing

Waterskiing is one of the most popular activities at camp. We have a whole fleet of ski boats including a Malibu championship ski boat. Double, single, trick, wake, knee and boogie boards, scurffers – we have it all!

Canoeing

Whether it is across our Island Wilderness Reservation or all the way over the spectacular Lake Winnipesaukee, you can be assured awesome views and a great time paddling in one of Camp Winaukee’s canoes.

Fishing

The boys love it! Day after day, campers return with loads of small mouth bass and catfish. We even have a 26-foot pontoon boat that has been specially designed and rigged to be used exclusively as a fishing boat.

Kayaking

Flat Water – We offer every camper an introduction to kayaking on our waterfront. We have installed a flat water practice and slalom race course where campers enjoy high quality instruction in paddling and boat handling skills.

Whitewater – Campers who have mastered the necessary skills on quiet water can elect to learn to paddle whitewater, manage safety and discover the fun of playful waves in beginner level rapids.

Sailing

Sailing is one of the most popular activities at the waterfront. We have a fleet of sailboats including 20 Sunfish and 3 large sailing yachts.

Swimming

Our swim program is supervised by Red Cross Certified Lifeguards and Water Safety Instructors. Recreational swim is a great way to cool off, have fun and relax on a warm summer day!

Adventure

Outdoor Adventure

Winaukee Island campers experience many out of camp travel adventures. Some of these include whitewater rafting in Canada, mountain biking in Maine’s Acadia National Park, whitewater rafting in Maine, and mountain climbing and hiking in New Hampshire’s White Mountain range.

Ropes

Campers will love the excitement of our Adventure Ropes Course. Our 26 foot high climbing wall and 18 element confidence course, while completely safe, provide an exciting way for campers to challenge themselves. After a tough work-out climbing, campers will enjoy their walk across the “Burma Bridge,” scaling the Pamper Pole then riding the Zip Line. The Island camp has its own ropes facility.