CAMP LOHIKAN SPORTS PROGRAMS
Camp Lohikan is a summer camp known for its quality instruction and comprehensive sports program. At Lohikan campers 10 and older select all of the activities included in their daily schedule and can schedule them as often as they want. We offer quality instruction, playing time, intercamp games, and the finest summer camp facilities in the following program areas:
Lacrosse - Soccer - Baseball - Softball - Basketball - Volleyball - Flag Football - Roller Hockey - Field Hockey - Rugby
Tennis - Gymnastics - Cheerleading - Golf - Archery & Riflery - Martial Arts - Wrestling - Tetherball - Track & Field - Weightlifting - Fitness Training - Aerobics
Skateboarding - Quads - 4 wheeler ATV's - Paintball - Bungee Trampoline - Honda Dirt Bikes - Mountain Boarding - Mountain Cycling - Rock Climbing - Flying Trapeze
Swimming - Sailing - Water Skiing - Wake Boarding - Windsurfing - Canoeing - Jet Skiing - Scuba Diving - Lifeguard Training - Lake Water Park - Fishing
Horseback Riding - Circus Arts Program
Each sports activity site is organized with a department head who is a professional in the sport. Staff Instructors are specialists who are hand picked for their sports knowledge and their ability to relate this knowledge to children.
Our teaching philosophy is based upon our experience that learning with fun is the best way for kids to learn. Activity instruction covers the fundamentals and from there progresses to address every aspect of the sport. From beginner to advanced, campers learn at their own pace in a fun, relaxed, stress-free environment.
Lohikan is a no-pressure, noncompetitive camp. Our Sports Program concentrates on skill development, recreational play and having fun with friends. Instruction is important and skill level certifications are awarded in all of our activities. However, campers are never forced into uncomfortable situations where there's a possibility of being "shown up". The camp atmosphere is one of support and encouragement. We want our campers to feel free to try new activities and not worry about being the "best".
SPIRITED INTER-CAMP GAMES
While our Daily Activity Program is non-competitive, we do offer a number of activities for campers who thrive on spirited competition. Camp Lohikan offers a full range of summer-long inter-camp games scheduled with over a dozen camps located in Wayne County, PA. (Last summer we had more than 160 inter-camp games!) Teams are open for participation on a voluntary basis to all interested campers. (No try outs! ) Each camper is guaranteed playing time.
Our coaches are professionals who take great care to ensure that the spirit of our Inter-Camp Games is not allowed to influence the values and pleasures of the sport. Good sportsmanship and good character is emphasized at all times.
TOURNAMENTS & LEAGUES
In addition to daily instructional periods and recreational games a number of Camp Lohikan's sports programs feature in-camp tournaments: The Mickey D's Basketball Tournament, Lohikan's Cup Tennis Tournament, Cabin Flag Football and Soccer Challenges are just a few. Inter-camp games and in-camp tournaments are fun and effective ways to develop the camper's all-around playing skills, build good character, and promote comradeship.
The water sports program is comprehensive and wide ranging at Camp Lohikan. We operate our aquatics program on our lake and at our swimming pool.
Lohikan’s lake is private and boasts a staff of over 22 lifeguards, 50+ boats and includes instruction and certification in: sailing, water skiing, windsurfing, canoeing and jet skiing. We also instruct campers in kayaking, paddle boating, and fishing. In addition to the traditional waterfront activities, Lohikan’s lake program features a recreational “lake park” which includes amusements like the Tarzan swing, iceberg, rolling log, water trampoline and blob. To round out the waterfront program, we take qualified campers on Delaware River canoe trips and day-long rafting trips.
Lohikan’s swimming pool is heated and used to teach swimming (American Red Cross) and operate free swims, swim meets, evening pool parties, and pool special events. Our pool staff members are all lifeguard certified and hold WSI certification from the American Red Cross.
Lohikan's Equestrian Program features a stable of 30 horses, 2 outdoor riding rings, a huge indoor riding ring, and over 7 miles of trails. We ride rain or shine!
The instructional program includes beginner to advanced riding classes in English Equitation. Advanced riders qualify for instruction in jumping over fences.
In addition to instructional classes, riders can participate in trail rides (over 7 miles of trails!), horseback overnights, evening trail rides, in-camp and inter-camp horse shows (Everyone wins a ribbon!), horse care clinics, and horse show team practices. Horse enthusiasts can spend more time at the stables by volunteering to help the riding staff with the care of the horses and barn duties! It’s a comprehensive program that provides beginner through advanced riders with excellent instruction and a wide-ranging equestrian experience.
Paintball is operated every day at Camp Lohikan. Our speedball field is equipped with lights so we play at night too!!!
Camp Lohikan features 2 paintball fields that cover over 10 acres of woods, fields and streams. We have a 4 acre speedball field with numerous man-made and natural objects (bunkers) including a 500 square foot building structure. We also have a woods-ball playing field which offers players a variety of terrains and all types of cover. The woods-ball field covers over 6 acres surrounding a mountain top which is perfect for “King of the Hill” games!
The program is designed for all skill levels – beginner through advanced. Campers are taught skills of the game by paintball specialists and play recreational games with fellow campers.
For campers who want to participate in more intense competitions we offer a program called “Paintball Camp”. Paintball Camp trains participants in real paintball combat strategies to prepare for competition in Wayne and Pike County Tournaments. They're awesome!
Inline Skating and Skateboarding are two of the fastest growing sports at Lohikan! They're hot!!! And we've got the grinding rails, sky ramps, half pipes, quarter pipes, wedge ramps, spines, jumps and boxes to make skating the most fun! It's all part of our skating program and featured in our "Ray Young designed Skate Park"!
Whether you're an inexperienced inline skater/skateboarder or a skater with advanced skills, this summer you'll definitely learn more in less time than ever before! Lohikan's instructors are hand-picked for their skating skills and ability to teach skating skills to kids. The skate park is open all day long and numerous instructors are scheduled so as to provide the individual attention you'll need to take your skating to the next level! Beginners are taught the basics. Inline Skaters practice balance and skating fundamentals and then move on to the tricks. Skateboarders are taught everything from elementary techniques like ollieing to grinds and airs. The atmosphere is stress-free, positive, supportive and a lot of fun!
For campers who enjoy the added excitement of public performances, we sponsor X-Game Events every 2 weeks. X-Game skaters and skateboarders exhibit their skills in front of a camper audience and the applause is fantastic!
Camp Lohikan's Tennis Program is perfect for the individual interested in learning to play tennis as well as the junior athlete looking to improve his or her game. Many campers choose Lohikan over specialty tennis camps because of the quality of our tennis program and the availability of other quality arts, sports, and adventure programs.
Lohikan's Tennis Center features 11 hard-surfaced tennis courts which are lit for night play. Tennis rackets (junior and regular sized), ball machines and thousands of balls are supplied by the camp as part of the program.
Lohikan's tennis instructors are selected from among the best in the world. Our Tennis Director, Jim Jensen, is an accomplished tennis professional with extensive junior, adult, college and international coaching experience. Jim was recently recognized as "Tennis Coach of the Year" for the state of Nebraska by the USTA Tennis Organization. Our staff of 10 tennis instructors include tennis professionals and college-level players all of whom are experienced teaching tennis to children from beginner to advanced level play.
Lohikan's tennis program philosophy is based upon the premise that teaching with fun is the best way for kids to learn. When campers arrive at the tennis center they are evaluated and placed in one of three ability levels. Class sizes are never larger than 4 campers to 1 instructor. This ensures that everyone receives enough individual attention to maximize the learning experience.
Lohikan's Elective Program guarantees at least 15 periods (hours) of tennis instruction a week. In addition to 15 instructional periods, 14 hours a week of free-time recreational play is also available. Tennis enthusiasts can get even more game play by participating in weekly tennis tournaments and inter-camp game matches.
Private one-on-one tennis lessons with a USPTA certified pro are also available.
MORE INFORMATION: Camp Lohikan's website provides more details about our summer camp program. We also have a camp video and camp information package that we'll be happy to mail.
If your plans allow, we encourage families to visit us during the summer to witness the spirit of Camp Lohikan first hand. If this is not possible, tours of the camp are available during the off-season for your convenience. We can also visit your home to answer any questions you might have. References from Camp Lohikan families are available upon request.
- Certfied ACA Camp Director, Wayne County Camp Alliance