Camp Winnataska has several evening activities which are almost as old as the camp itself. In fact, Indian Night has been celebrated from the very founding year of the camp.
The pageant of the Holy Grail, which honors outstanding leaders and staff as it recreates the story of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, was written in 1922. You can read about these traditions here.
Fun-filled Country Night is over 50 years old. Newer activities, such as the search for Blackfeet and Comanches called "Mission Impossible," are camper favorites. Girls camps still include the popular Song Night.
What to pack for night activities
Below is a list to help you in packing for night activities. Mini-Chico campers should pack according to what nights they will be at camp (Sun. - Tues. nights or Wed. - Fri. nights). Due to rain, sometimes night activities must be rearranged. Please do not worry if you do not have a specific outfit for each night. Your camper's leaders will always be willing to use a little creativity to make everyone feel a part of the fun.
Sunday night: The Opening Ceremony!
Campers will be assigned a common color shirt to wear, so they do not need to pack anything special.
Monday night: Mission Impossible
Campers can wear camouflage or dark colors.
Tuesday night: Indian night
Campers will create crafts to use on Indian Night. Many campers will add fringe to an old t-shirt as their Indian Night outfit. Most boys choose to paint their chests before the ceremony.
Wednesday night: Wacky Tacky Night
Campers can wear crazy, colorful and mismatched clothes. Instead of going out and buying something new, campers are encouraged to find interesting clothes and accessories in their closets and among old Halloween costumes. (Or, with permission, mom and dad's closet!) The oldest huts are on camp out during this night activity.
Thursday night: Country night
Attire for the farm!
Friday night: Holy Grail
Campers wear white clothes, or light-colored clothing for our traditional pageant about the Holy Grail.
Here's a downloadable PDF, attached to the packing list, which has information about each night.