Our Program

A day at Glen Arden might begin with an early morning jump in the lake which we call “pothole.” The bell wakes the rest of the camp, and we all participate in flag raising, followed by breakfast and cabin clean-up.  We then proceed to the first of three morning activity periods.


Our activities are taught by counselors who are skilled in the subjects they teach.   A camper chooses the activities she wants to take and signs up for a regular schedule of three classes on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and three different classes on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

Lunch is followed by rest hour. During the afternoon a camper may enjoy free time in which she may choose to return to an activity to work on her “progressions.” Also during this afternoon flex time, the lake is open for free swim; and the “blob” and rope swing are always in high gear!


Our evening activities involve the whole camp and consist of varied programs like Capture the Flag, Panic, Camper Talent Show, Council Fire, songs and s’mores, and much more from the creative minds of our staff.

Daily Schedule:

7:15 Pothole

7:30 Wake up Bell

7:50 Flag Raising

8:00 Breakfast

9:00 Cabin Clean-up

9:25 First Activity

10:20 Second Activity

11:10 Third Activity

12:00 Free Time

12:30 Lunch

1:30 Rest Hour

3:00 Afternoon Activities

4:30 Free Swim

5:20 Flag Lowering

5:30 Dinner

7:00 Evening Program

8:30 Milk & Crackers/Shiney Miney

9:00 Cabin Time

9:30 Lights Out /Taps

Glen Arden has a progression system which allows each camper to set her own pace within her activity schedule. Progressions are similar to Girl Scout badge work. There are five levels of proficiency: Clansman, Woodgatherer, Firebuilder, Torchbearer, and ultimately, Tender of the Flame.


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