Ready to discover your next camp Adventure? Join us for the next step of Discovery Camp for 6th - 8th graders. On Monday morning, campers will depart from Base Camp to head to Tomahawk for a four-night sleep-away camp experience.
At Camp Tomahawk, campers will get the chance to participate in activities such as swimming, archery, boating, rifles, hiking, and climbing, and so much more. Our enthusiastic and well-trained staff will guide you every step of the way, all you need to do is come ready to have some fun!
Some Activities You'll Do
We have climbing structures at four locations, providing physical and mental challenges to campers of all ages
STEMactivities can be anything that gets your unit thinking scientificallyabout a project.
A sport that almost everyone has played at least once, now play it with your new camp friends.
Get a group together and play an active game.
Can you hit the bullseye?
Boating can enrich an experience at camp whether it's just something you do for an hour or if it is the center of your outing.
Ride on horse back and learn about the best way to travel on our trails
Crafty things to do at our camps
KNOTS AND LASHINGS
Use one of our knot/lashing kits to learn the basics of this outdoor skill.
Try your hand at this timeless challenge
Hiking at camp is a fantastic way to enjoy the environment.
TEAM BUILDING GAMES
Enjoy the outdoors and hanging with your unit while doing new team building games each season.
Our Low Ropes courses consist of real and imaginary challenges
Opt out!! Outside that is with tent camping.
Can you toss a frisbee? If the answer is yes than you can try outthis cool activity.
Swimming is one of the staples of camp, a fun outdoor activity promoting physical fitness, teamwork, and self reliance.
Campers will have a chance to take home an item they brand to remember their time at camp
Get yourself a camp souvenir or pick up something you may have forgotten at home.
Can you hit the clay pigeon?
Take up a bow and fire a few arrows toward the bullseye
A toasty campfire is often the focus of any campout.
MAPS AND COMPASS
Map and compass is a key skill if you plan to do any backpacking
HIGH ROPES COURSE
Our mind challenging and heart pounding elements give you a chance to test your ability to conquer fear and build self-confidence.
Enter the Octagon with your friends and try and be the last to survive the round!
WHO CAN ATTEND?
Discover Aventure Camp at Camp Tomahawk is open to youth going into 6th grade – 8th grade. Youth are encouraged to come with friends or siblings to join other small groups for an awesome week of fun.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
2024 fees have not been determined at this time, but will be released by January.
IS THERE FINANCIAL AID AVAILABLE?
Yes! We think that every camper should have an opportunity to attend Summer Camp and we do not want cost to hold anyone back from this experience. If you are in need, please complete the form linked in the "Related Articles" section on the right-hand side (or below on mobile devices) to receive up to 50% of the youth cost covered.
WHEN IS DISCOVERY Adventure CAMP?
- June 17 - June 21
- June 24 - June 28
- July 8 - July 12
- July 22 - July 26
- August 12 - August 16
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
When packing for Summer Camp, see a full packing list on each camp's website, but below are some helpful reminders!
- Weather appropriate clothing
- Water bottle
- Close-toed shoes
- Swimsuit and towel
- Rain jacket - always be prepared!
- Sunscreen and bug repellent
- Shower shoes (flip flops)
- Sweatshirt or lightweight jacket - it can get cold when the sun goes down!
- Any medications that your camper might need (must be given to staff at check in)
It will be helpful to pack your gear in a plastic tote instead of a suitcase because it is easy to carry and it will keep your things dry in the case of rain!
WHAT FORMS DO I NEED TO BRING?
Each participant (youth) must have a completed parts A, B, and C of the Health Form. Additionally each youth participant who would like to participate in shooting sports activities must have a completed Shooting Sports Waiver. Both of these forms can be found under forms on the right hand side of this screen.
Forms will be turned in upon arrival, and you will get them back at the end of your week. If you do not have them completed, you will be asked to fill them out once you arrive.
On Monday, you will need to provide your own lunch. Monday dinner through Friday lunch will be provided by the camp.
Tomahawk can provide substitutions or alternative menus for participants with one of the following dietary restrictions:
- Peanuts or Tree Nut Allergies
- Gluten Allergies
- Lactose Intolerance
- Pork Restrictions (Religious)
- Vegetarian Preference (not Vegan/plant-based)
Please note any dietary restrictions in your registration at least 2 weeks prior to the start of your session. Camp staff will reach out if they have any additional questions.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT CHECK IN
On the first day (Monday) please be prepared to turn in a completed Health Form and Shooting Sports Waiver. Make sure you have an emergency contact listed on the Health Form and if anyone else plans to drop off or pick up your child during the week, their names and phone numbers need to be listed as authorized persons.
If your child needs to take any medications during the day, please inform the staff at check-in.
Each participant, youth and adult, will be asked to complete a swim qualification test. You will not be allowed to participate in any aquatic activities (swimming or boating) until this is complete. There are 3 different levels that participants can check at to fit their comfort and ability level:
- Learner (Non-Swimmer)
Each camper needs to find their own way to and back home from Base Camp on Monday and Friday. On Monday, camp will transport campers from Base Camp to Camp Tomahawk and arrive back to Base Camp on Friday evening. Transportation to and from Camp Tomahawk is included in the registration fee.
Campers will be supervised by multiple well-trained adult staff for the entire duration of their time at camp, including overnight hours.
FIRST AID & ONSITE MEDICAL STAFF
Each camp property has at least 50% of their staff trained in First Aid and CPR. Each camp has an EMT and a volunteer physician on call 24/7, as well as dedicated sick call hours throughout the week.
Cancellation & Refund Policy
Full payment is required at the time of registration. Fees paid will be forfeited if registration is canceled. Exceptions will be made at the discretion of the camp director for family or medical emergencies. If notified at least one week prior to the start of camp, fees can be transferred to another Discovery Adventure Camp session during the same calendar year. Requests outside of this timeframe will be evaluated individually.