Camp Marston Evening Activities
Themed Counselor Hunt
A quest to save the Wild West! A mission to save the Rebel alliance, an Excellent Adventure with Bill and Ted or a hairy footed march to the gates of Mordor! Every Monday night we play to our theme. Campers join forces in their cabin groups to complete missions, solve problems and generally save the world!!! Monday nights are so much fun for everyone.
Candle Light Ceremony
A favorite activity of campers and staff a like, the Candlelight Ceremony brings the camp together on the last night of camp. Every camper is given their own candle which they then light from one of four colored candles that represent our core values. The red candle is for caring, green represents responsibility, blue for honesty and yellow signifies respect. When the camper lights their candle, they are setting a personal goal to improve and become a more caring, responsible, honest or respectful person. After the campers light their candles the entire camp stands in a triangle (symbol of the YMCA) on the upper field for closing remarks, view the beautiful stars, and sing a song.
At the end of the ceremony every camper keeps their candle as a reminder of their commitment and great camp memories.
Crazy camp songs, silly camp skits, outrageous stories and special claps are what make campfire so much fun. From the traditional Y-Cheer, to the Llama clap and the Bunny Fu Fu story; counselors take turns entertaining the campers and showing them what camp spirit is all about. Campfire is also when campers learn "Friends" our traditional end of the evening song, sung in both English and American Sign Language.
Super Cabin Bonanza
Take skit night, add a quiz and lots of crazy costumes and songs and you get SUPER CABIN BONANZA! All the cabin groups get a chance to perform an original skit, from crazy stories, to group dances, lip syncs and silly jokes. It all ends with awards and singing "Camp is Cool" and "Friends." Right after SUPER CABIN BONANZA we head into candlelight ceremony.
Do you want to know the secret of the pirate's eye patch? Well you will find out why pirates wore eye patches and more if you are ever lucky enough to go on a night hike. Campers and counselors love gazing at the beautiful stars, telling fun stories and bonding as a cabin group. Night hikes help cabins learn to work together, laugh together and trust each other, all very important lessons.
One night every week each village has a chance to do something fun, wild, crazy and different. Sometimes its a camp quiz night to test your knowledge, tag-a-palooza, mini Olympics, brown bag skits, Dutch Auction or good old Wagon Wheel dance something completely different!