Life at Camp Wasiu II
Camp Wasiu II is located in the Tahoe National Forest high in the Sierra Nevada mountains near Sierra City, California. At Camp Wasiu II campers live in platform tents in units of 8-24 girls and 2-4 staff. Facilities include a beautiful swimming pool, a new challenge course, hiking trails, a premier star-viewing area and equipment, a pristine lake within walking distance, flushing toilets and showers with hot water, and a large indoor dining hall/recreation area.
Depending on the age of the camper and staffing expertise, general camp activities may include swimming, canoeing, stand-up paddle boarding, archery, stargazing, hiking, badge work, campfires, singing, games, crafts, challenge course, and cookouts. Campers are also responsible for daily unit and all-camp kapers. Campers may work towards badges, patches, or Journey awards. Activities are geared to the age level of the camper and are contingent upon the weather. All activities are led by a trained, qualified, caring staff selected from around the world. Each camper will receive a “Badge Documentation” sheet that lists any badge requirements that were completed at camp.
A typical day at camp begins at 7 a.m., perhaps with a “Polar Bear” plunge/early morning optional swim. Breakfast is served at 8 a.m. Campers enjoy a variety of morning program activities starting at 9 a.m. Some options could include arts & crafts, swimming, and archery. Lunch is served at 12 noon, followed by a short rest time. Afternoon activities resume at about 2 p.m. Some options could include a creek hike, sports/games, and teambuilding challenges. Dinner is served at 6 p.m. In the evening, campers participate in unit or all-camp activities which may include night science activities, a campfire program, a scavenger hunt, or a talent show. Lights-out is between 8:30 – 10:00 p.m., depending on the age of the campers.
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