• Camp Type: Overnight
  • Age of Campers: 6 - 15
  • Gender of Campers: Coed
  • Year Established: 1957
  • Accreditations: 5


Camp Lohikan is a summer camp known for its quality instruction and comprehensive arts, sports, and adventure programs.  At Lohikan, campers 10 and older select all of the activities included in their daily activity schedule and can schedule the activities of their choice as often as they want.  We offer quality instruction, the finest camp facilities, and a supportive environment designed to promote camper growth. The following program areas are featured:







CREATIVE ARTS PROGRAM: The Creative Arts Department is composed of four activity areas: Arts and Crafts, Woodworking and Rocketry, Pottery/Ceramics, and Photography. Each activity area is directed by a professional artist/teacher.  Arts and Crafts directed by three professional artists/teachers and features more than 20 different Creative Arts Workshops including: Paper-Making, Leather Craft, T-Shirt Factory (silkscreening, batiking, tie dye, fabric painting), Painting & Drawing, Stained Glass, Arts & Crafts, Macrame, Metal Jewelry, Basket Weaving, Lanyards, Braiding, Weaving, Papier Mache, Enameling, Nature Crafts, Block Printing, Puppetry, Needle Craft, Mask Making, Bead Craft, Plaster Projects, Decoupage, Air Brush, String Art, Nature Crafts, Cartooning, Calligraphy, Stage Craft, and lots more!

THEATER PROGRAM: Lohikan's Theater Program provides campers with professional training in acting techniques with the use of monologues, pantomime, improvisation, scenes and plays. The Musical Theater Program concentrates on acting skills, song delivery, movement, music, and dancing. Performances are scheduled every two weeks.

DANCE PROGRAM - HIP HOP CLINIC: Lohikan's Dance Program features classes in: Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Modern Dance, Hip Hop, Choreography, and Aerobics. Beginner through advanced instruction is available in all dance styles on a daily basis. The Hip Hop Clinic is scheduled every two weeks and features a Hip Hop Performance. Dance Recitals are scheduled every two weeks.

MUSIC PROGRAM - ROCK BAND PROGRAM: Beginner to advanced instruction is available on a daily basis in guitar, bass, keyboards, drums, and vocals. Specialty instructors teach the fundamentals to beginners and work on technique and perfecting the skills of our more advanced musicians and singers. The Rock Band Program operates every day and camp concerts are scheduled every week.

CIRCUS ARTS: Campers receive instruction from circus professionals in real live circus acts! Favorites include: Flying Trapeze (We have an indoor and outdoor flying trapeze rig!), Rolling Globe, Lyra, Spanish Web, Acrobatics, Unicycle, Rolla Bolla, Devils Stick, Circus Bike, Hand-Balancing, Juggling, Teeterboard, Clowning, Tight Wire, and Single/Double/Triple Trapeze, Fire eating, Magic, and more. Two circus performances are scheduled during the summer.

MEDIA ARTS PROGRAM: The media arts department includes: Radio Broadcasting, Video Production, Computers, and Camp Newspaper.


Camp Lohikan has been owned and operated by the Buynak family since 1957. For over 60 years we have provided a safe, nurturing camp environment where children are cared for and encouraged to try new things, learn new skills, make friends, and most of all have FUN!

Amazing things happen when kids are having the time of their lives! In our supportive camp community campers receive lots of positive reinforcement and come home after the camp experience with more independence, stronger self-confidence, and enhanced social skills. It's an experience with benefits that will last a lifetime!

What sets Camp Lohikan apart from other camps is our program and staff. Nowhere else will you find a summer program with more challenging, exciting activities than Lohikan.  Campers get to choose from 65+ arts, sports, and adventure activities every day! And they're surrounded by highly skilled staff members who enjoy working with children. At least 50% of Lohikan's staff are experienced, returning staff members. Our key management staff have over 200 years of combined camp experience.

First-time campers receive special attention. Campers coming to Camp Lohikan for their first summer are assigned to senior staff members who monitor their needs and happiness on a daily basis. Our success with first-time campers is a Lohikan hallmark and we back it up with a Tuition Refund Guarantee!

If your plans allow, we encourage you to visit us during the summer to witness the spirit of Camp Lohikan first hand. If this is not possible, we provide tours of the camp during the off season for your convenience. We can also visit your home to answer questions you might have.

References from Camp Lohikan families are available upon request.


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