Many camps have their own very camp specific vocabulary. Often it refers to buildings and places on the site as well as camp activities. Listed below are some general camp terms that we hope will help you to build your camp vocabulary!
Cabin or Bunk – A structure where campers live during their time at camp OR the group to which your child belongs.
Colour Wars – A camp wide program where campers are divided into teams, each designated a specific colour, and compete towards a goal. Often the program is theme based.
CIT (Counsellor in Training) – A camper (completed grade 9 for day camps or grade 10 for overnight camps) who is involved in a program to learn how to be a counsellor. CIT’s are usually the oldest campers at camp.
LIT (Leader in Training) – A camper who is a pre-CIT (completed grade 8 for day camps or grade 9 for overnight camps) who is involved in a program to learn how to be a leader.
Counsellor – a staff member that is assigned to be the leader of a group of campers.
Dining Hall/Mess Hall – The building where meals are eaten. Often the Dining Hall has a camp specific name.
Flagpole – A central gathering place at camp.
GaGa – A popular camp game played with a ball in a wide space.
Liquid Sunshine – A ‘camp’ word for rain!
Tuck Shop – A place at camp where campers can purchase small items (stamps, batteries, toothbrush, snacks). Tuck Shops vary in what they offer to their campers
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