Programs & Activities

Your Program - Your Way!

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At Camp Tioga, we provide all of our campers with unique, individual summer experiences. Our daily schedule combines both bunk activities and individual choice activities tailored to the interests of each and every camper.  We create a flexible schedule for each bunk based on camper interest surveys, and also offer private instruction in all of our activities during rest periods.

Our activity specialists and coaches are all highly qualified and talented in their areas. They work with our campers to improve and develop new skills, as well as help build their confidence and self-esteem. From novice to advanced, all of our campers are given the knowledge, tools, and develop the skills necessary to succeed in any of our activities. Whether it’s becoming faster, stronger, a better swimmer, a soccer player, a writer, or directing or acting in a movie or play, we cater to the interests of each and every child.

Daily Activities

Do you want to see the full rundown of what you can do next summer? Take a peek at this list of activities that we offer!

Get Wet!

  • Challenge swim program (Instruction with a Tioga Twist!)
  • Free swim in our 2 Heated Pools
  • Waterfront
  • Kayaking
  • Stand-up Paddle Boarding
  • Pedalos
  • Giant Racing Slides
  • 150ft Water Slide
  • Water Polo
  • Swimming Club
  • Water Balloon Competitions

Sports Sports Sports!

  • Baseball
  • Softball
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Football
  • Tennis
  • Lacrosse
  • Gaga
  • Golf
  • Archery
  • Hockey
  • Skate Park
  • Volleyball
  • Rugby
  • Cricket
  • Handball
  • Fencing
  • Hockey
  • Inter-Camp Games

Get Creative

  • Arts and Crafts
  • Ceramics
  • Performing Arts
  • Music
  • Guitar, Ukelele, Keyboard and Drum Instruction
  • Karaoke
  • Photography
  • Videography
  • Movie Making
  • Rocketry

Specialty Programs

  • Flying Trapeze
  • Silks
  • Circus Skills Club
  • Dance
  • Gymnastics
  • Martial Arts
  • Robotics

Fitness Programs

  • Track & Field
  • Aerobics
  • Yoga
  • Running Club
  • Fitness Center
  • Swim Club

Something a Little Different

  • Quad Riding
  • Bungee Trampolines
  • Climbing Wall
  • High Ropes Course
  • Hiking
  • Nature Exploration
  • Star Gazing
  • Wilderness Training
  • Horseback Riding
  • Laser Tag
  • Color Olympics
  • Color War
  • Camp Outs
  • Cookouts
  • Canteen
  • Early Morning Activities (Starting at 7am for our early risers!)

Special Events / Evening Activities

Scheduled activities only make up part of the fun at Camp Tioga. Our Special Events and Evening activities are OUT OF THIS WORLD!

Take a look through just some of the terrific fun we have together every summer!

  • Color Olympics
  • Hypnosis Shows
  • Super Hero Day
  • Amazing Race
  • Mr. & Mrs. Tioga
  • Water Wars
  • Battle of the Bands
  • Family Feud
  • Minute to win it
  • Fire Truck Wet Down
  • The ‘T’ Factor
  • So You Think You Can Dance
  • Tradition Nights
  • Gold Rush
  • Midnight Madness
  • Make Your Counselor Laugh
  • Prom Night
  • Halloween
  • Wild Wild West
  • Deal or No Deal
  • 4th of July a la Tioga
  • Battle of the Sexes
  • Canada Day
  • Pirate Day
  • Backwards Day
  • Socials
  • Disney Day
  • Deck Parties
  • Bunk Parties
  • Movie Nights
  • Overnight Camp-outs

With so much packed into every day and evening, there is always something for everyone!

CIT Program

Counselor In Training

We offer the opportunity to gain experience and truly understand what it takes to become a counselor at Camp Tioga. Our Counselor-In-Training program is designed to give a true insight into the levels of responsibility and dedication each of our counselors has in order to give our campers the summer of their lives!

See Our Orientation Guide

This unique program provides great experience to the people who know our camp best, our former campers! There is no better stepping stone to becoming a counselor than our CIT program.

For further information please call us at 516-938-0894.

Daily Schedule

What does a ‘normal’ day at Camp Tioga really look like? Take away the trips, crazy special event days, late wake ups, and the times we just decide to do something COMPLETELY DIFFERENT, and this is an outline of what a day CAN look like:

Time Event Description
7:00 Early Risers Club Your choice of several of the popular activities at camp to kick start your day!
7:45 Group Leader Meeting We meet daily with head counselors to inform them of everything they need to know for the day
8:15 Wake up A huge announcement followed by a crazy song to get everyone going!
8:30 Flagpole We’ll fill you in on everything you need to know for the day and celebrate any birthdays that are happening
8:45 Breakfast Pancakes, waffles, eggs, bacon, cereal, fruit, yogurts and more. Fuel up first thing with energy for the day
9:15 Clean up & go! Before we head to morning activities it’s time to make our beds, clean up the bunk and get it ready for inspection. The cleaner it is the better score you get and the more prizes you’ll receive!
10:00 Period 1 First scheduled activity of the day, with the rest of your bunk
11:00 Period 2 Second scheduled activity of the day, with the rest of your bunk
12:00 Period 3 Third scheduled activity of the day, with the rest of your bunk
1:00 Lunchtime Choose from a great selection of food, including a fresh salad bar, then get ready for something a little wild! Our CRAZY lunches are like nothing you’ve ever experienced before! Get dressed up, get up on your benches and get ready for some noise!!!
1:30 Rest hour A little wind-down time to hang out with friends, not that camp has really stopped. Want to go to an activity? Ask one of your counselors and they’ll take you and your friends for a game!
2:30 Period 4 Fourth scheduled activity of the day, with the rest of your bunk
3:30 Choice Period 1 What do you want to do? It’s your choice! Choose from 15-20 different activities each day. Maybe go where your friends from other bunks are going, or maybe work on a project in a certain area. What you do is entirely up to you!
4:30 Choice Period 2 Everyday we’re going to get wet. This is a chance to cool off. You will either go for a swim in our pools or down at the lake with the inflatables and boats!
5:15 Shower Hour Freshen up for the evening after a great day of activities
6:15 Dinner Feast on a wide variety of foods. Even if you are a picky eater, we will make sure you’ll find something to eat. No one ever leaves our Dining Hall hungry!
6:45 Free Time Let your dinner settle in and get ready for the Evening’s Events
8:00 Evening Activity Each night of the summer will be filled with a Special Event. Get ready to dress up, play games, laugh, win prizes and so much more!
9:00 Canteen The final part of the day. Head to canteen for a snack and a little social and relaxation time with your entire Division. Then head back to your bunk and start getting ready for bed so we can do it all over again!

No two days are ever the same at Camp Tioga! With so much packed into every single day, we will make sure your summer is filled with memories that will last a lifetime!

Specialty Programs

With such a busy general program, it’s hard to believe that there are also so many specialty programs available. Take a look at what we offer:

Circus Program

Our dedicated Circus Team arrives from all over the world to spend their summer teaching you skills you probably don’t even know that you have! Learn to “fly” on our Flying Trapeze, climb up the silks, or even become a juggler. You can do it all! Does performing in Tioga’s Amazing Annual Circus Show, one of the biggest and best nights of the summer, sound tempting to you?

Fitness Program

Our picturesque landscape is far more than just beauty. Our trails were built for those wanting to enhance their fitness. Alongside our specialist Fitness Instructors, learn exercises and routines that will get or keep you in shape, and develop an understanding of the value of nutrition and a balanced diet.

Dance Program

We LOVE to dance at camp! Whether it’s the whole Tioga Family busting out to “Cotton Eyed Joe,” or a late night dance party in your bunk, there’s always time to dance. For those who want to go a step further, our world-class Dance Team has been put together to cover all types of dance. If you’d like to learn routines and techniques from Hip Hop to Ballet, we have the specialists to teach you!

Gymnastics Program

Our Gymnastics facility was built to help develop the skills of each budding gymnast. No matter what level of experience, our coaches are certified to help develop your skills. Progression in Gymnastics is an important part of the summer for a variety of our campers, and we will help develop programs to suit their individual needs.

Music Program

Music makes the world go round, and we like to do our part to keep it moving! Whether you’ve played an instrument for years, or are picking it up for the first time, our specialists will help you develop new skills that will stay with you forever! Want to learn to play Guitar? Ukelele? Keyboard? Drums? Now you can!

Media Program

Feel like you’d like to be the next Steven Spielberg? Come get a grounding of how it’s done at Camp Tioga. Our state-of-the-art Media Center was specifically designed to teach you the inner workings of producing, creating, filming and editing movies, soundtracks, and all aspects of digital photography.

Swim Program

An important part of any childhood is developing swimming skills. Our Aquatics Director and Lifeguard Team are here to help! From campers who lack confidence in their swimming abilities, to Swim Team members, we will make sure you get the most out of our heated pools!