Activities

Our program is structured to allow all campers to participate in a variety of activities each day, including electives. Campers have the opportunity to learn new skills, build upon old skills, and have fun.

Electives provide campers with a chance to explore new passions, gain more confidence in skills learned during bunk activities, and practice as a team for inter-camps (friendly sports competitions against nearby camps).

Junior campers elect their 6th period activity daily, Intermediate campers elect their 3rd and 6th period activities daily, and Senior campers receive personalized weekly schedules based on their choices (certain activities including tennis, swim and fitness are scheduled as a cabin, even in senior camp).

Athletics

Archery

Now part of the “ROAR”  (Ropes & Archery) department, Archery has quickly become a popular activity. Certified staff instruct our archery program in which campers of all levels have the opportunity to participate in archery competitions with other camps in the area.

Gymnastics

Robindel’s well-rounded and high-energy gymnastics program builds flexibility, strength and self-confidence. Our gymnastics coaches teach and spot girls of all levels on the spring floor, beam, bars and vault. All campers are encouraged to participate in our end of summer Gym Show as well as friendly competitions with other camps. For those campers who are passionate about gymnastics, elective periods are a great time to get one-on-one coaching.

Fitness

The Robindel fitness program is all about keeping active, learning proper techniques and having fun. Fitness includes Zumba, yoga, step, cardio and sports conditioning. All campers have the opportunity to participate in the fitness program and many of our older girls attend daily classes. During Sunday evening campfire, the whole camp often gets up to dance to the music with moves from Zumba class!

Tennis

“We luv ya, we luv ya, we luv ya” says Buffalo Bob, head of our tennis program since 1992. Our expert tennis staff come from universities and tennis programs worldwide. All campers have regularly scheduled tennis instruction in small group lessons. Campers with a passion for tennis can also choose tennis as their elective, participate in the in-camp tennis ladder, and play in tennis inter-camps.

Private lessons are also available during rest hour. Please let us know if this is of interest to you.

Landsports

As our largest program area at Robindel, campers have plenty of opportunity to receive expert instruction in a variety of sports. Whether a beginner or advanced player, each camper has the chance to learn individual skills, be a part of a team, and have a blast doing it! We have weekly inter-camp competitions with other camps in the area, providing many chances to play as a team with lots of Robindel spirit.

Landsports include:

  • Basketball
  • Field Hockey
  • Golf (with opportunities to play at a local course)
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Campers who are training for a team at home may choose any of these sports as an elective to receive more intense fitness training, drills and scrimmage play.

Creative & Performance Arts

Arts & Crafts

Our extensive art program is housed in a 3-story building known as the “Art Barn.” Campers have the chance to explore a variety of art mediums including ceramics, painting, drawing, jewelry, sewing, stained glass, tie-dye, photography, candle making, beads and MORE!

Dance

Our fun dance program focuses mostly on jazz and hip-hop styles. Campers learn dance moves and routines that they have the chance to show off at our end of summer Dance Show, as well as at the ever popular Dance-Off inter-camps. Each summer the Robindel Dance Off features over 200 dancers from around New Hampshire and Maine!

Theatre

Our theatre program at Robindel encourages girls of all ages and abilities to participate in theatre productions, whether on stage or behind the scenes. Campers learn about acting, singing, scenery and working together to put on a production for the whole camp to enjoy.

Waterfront

Swim

Our goals at swim are to teach proper swimming techniques and a love for the water. Instructional swim is provided for all campers during bunk swim activity periods, and girls may choose between free swim and instructional swim during elective periods. We have three giant inflatables water toys, which are a favorite during free swim time!

All swim staff are WSI trained and American Red Cross Lifeguards.

Our oldest campers have the opportunity to earn their American Red Cross Lifeguard certification. Many girls who choose to participate in this course go on to earn lifeguarding jobs after their final summer at Robindel.

Ski

Our exciting ski program is a favorite of many campers! Four Malibu ski boats and a qualified staff of expert instructors are ready to teach water skiing, wakeboarding, kneeboarding, wakesurfing and trick skiing. Campers look forward to tubing as the sun sets over the lake when they have ski as their evening activity.

Robindel is located in a protected cove of Lake Winnipesaukee, perfect for flat water skiing any time of the day. We are a USA Water Ski Affiliated Camp.

Water Crafts

Our location in a protected cove of Lake Winnipesaukee is an ideal setting to learn and practice water craft skills from paddle boarding, kayaking & canoeing to sailing and windsurfing. Campers learn proper technique and water safety skills that allow them to truly enjoy the lake. Girls of all ages may work towards a skipper certification, allowing them to sail on their own (of course, we always have our motorized chase boats nearby).

Adventure

Nature

Our nature program at Robindel is educational, modern, hands-on and fun. Girls have the chance to pick fresh produce from a local farm, tend to the Robindel Garden, make natural cosmetics, explore the environment around camp and even milk cows. We offer optional weekly trips to local farms, nature & science centers and trails.

Outdoor Adventure

Our location in the White Mountains is the perfect setting for exploring the outdoors and discovering the excitement of camping. Outdoor Adventure is filled with fun and adventure while teaching about leadership, responsibility, respecting the outdoors and cooperative living.

All campers have the opportunity to participate in at least one overnight camping trip – Junior campers go on one trip as a cabin, Inter campers have two optional trips to choose from and Senior campers go on multi-day trips to the Maine Coast as well as white water rafting on the Kennebec River. Many girls’ fondest memories come from these trips, roasting marshmallows around the campfire while chatting with new and old friends. Our “Adventurers Club” offers weekly hiking trips to campers of any age who wish to participate.

Our oldest campers also have the opportunity hike Mt. Washington (the highest Northeast peak) and spend the night atop the mountain.

Riding

Our English-style equestrian program is offered as an optional activity. Campers can choose the regular (twice per week) or intensive (five times per week) riding program which both provide personal attention to campers of all abilities. We select our horses carefully based on the riding level of the campers, which leads to happier horses, campers and staff. Riders have the opportunity to display their skills in our end-of-summer riding show, as well as at riding inter-camps.

Ropes

Our well-rounded ropes program is very popular at camp. Operating under the “challenge by choice” philosophy, we encourage campers to work towards individual goals with the support of other campers and staff. We focus on team-building, goal setting and cooperation. We have an extensive high and low ropes course as well as a climbing wall with 4 routes and a chimney. Campers who are passionate about rock climbing may sign up to go on an overnight climbing trip in the White Mountains.

Our unique high ropes course includes a variety of elements seen on many courses (Dangle Duo, Trapeze Leap, Vine Walk, Tall Ships, Burma Loops, Cat walk, Pirates Crossing) as well as a Giant Swing right next to the lake and the one-and-only “Aqua-Zip” – a zip line right into Lake Winnipesaukee!