Mainland Camp Activities
The mainland camp activity day is divided into six activity periods, three in the morning and three in the afternoon. The youngest boys are assigned five of their activities each day thus ensuring that they receive instruction in a variety of land sports, water sports and hobbies . Our youngest campers also have one structured elective period during which they can choose from six, pre-selected activities. Campers entering 4th, 5th and 6th grade have four scheduled periods and two elective choices each day.
Campers participate in inter-camp tournaments with camps in the vicinity. Our goal is for campers to participate and to have fun. There are no try-outs or A and B teams. Every boy has the opportunity to play!
Four fields, dug outs, three professional pitching machines, batting cages – sounds of rawhide striking lumber reverberate all day! Get ready! Play ball!
Imagine going to a batting cage with a major league ball club. Winaukee has two “Casey” batting machines to go with our two full length cages. Your batting average will soar!
The Mainland has three courts — two outdoor and one indoor. The boys learn skills from our fantastic, seasoned coaches. From zone defenses to pick and rolls to jump shots, the ball never stops bouncing!
Play in tournaments, leagues and intensive clinics – Now get ready for some high flying, slam dunking action!
Flag football as well as touch football games are very popular activities Intensive clinics are offered for boys who want to specialize in football. Passing, punting, kicking, defense, offense – you will have the opportunity to learn all aspects of the game!
Hockey is king at Winaukee. Street Hockey, Roller Hockey and Ice Hockey — we’ve got it all at Camp Winaukee!
Our Ice Hockey program is designed for experienced hockey players of all ages on both Mainland and Island camps. We have made special arrangements to have exclusive use of the Ice Skating Rink at a local college. The campers enrolled in the program participate in stick and puck drills on the ice once a week. Ice time combines instruction with ample time for scrimmages.
A game full of excitement and one of our more popular sports on camp! Non-contact and full contact programs are offered. For those campers interested in taking their LAX skills to a new level, they may join the Winaukee Lacrosse Warriors and play in tournaments throughout the summer.
Professional and college level instructors direct the Mainland soccer program on our two full-size fields. Campers get great instruction and have the option to play in leagues and tournaments throughout the summer.
Robin Hood beware!
The merry men of Winaukee are coming. We have two facilities and a variety of compound and simple bows.
A new driving range and miniature golf course round out a fantastic on camp golf experience. For those who wish more of a challenge, campers may also have a chance to hit booming drives and sink putts on nearby courses.
Winaukee runs a high-quality tennis program including special tournament clinics during elective periods, leagues, serving and volley lessons, private instruction, and inter-camps. 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.
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.
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.
Flat Water – We offer every camper an introduction to kayaking on our waterfront. We have a flat water practice and slalom race course where campers enjoy high quality instruction in paddling and boat handling skills. Kayaking is great fun for everyone!
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 is one of the most popular activities at the waterfront! We have a fleet of sailboats including 20 Sunfish and 3 large sailing yachts.
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!
Waterskiing and wakeboarding are among 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!
Mainland campers enjoy a wide range of outdoor adventures. Trips galore await our campers! Optional trips include canoe and sailing trips on the lake; adventures throughout the White Mountains region of New Hampshire; Red Sox games at Fenway Park; tours of Boston and Cape Cod; excursions to the Maine coastline including Acadia National Park and Kennebunkport.
Campers 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 enjoy their walk across the “Burma Bridge,” scaling the Pamper Pole then riding the Zip Line.