Craft Options


Adventure Crafts (in the woods):

  • Horsemanship: Camp Ao-Wa-Kiya along with Rainbow Ranch, offers training in riding and caring for horses. This craft takes up both craft hours. Fee: $120 ($60 for First Class weeks).

  • Challenge Course/Rock Climbing: Contains the 40ft tall High Ropes Course, 40ft tall Rock Climbing Wall, 660ft long Zipline, Flying Squirrel, and Team Building Initiatives. Both these crafts are available high school and middle school weeks. In elementary weeks, Rock climbing is offered without the challenge course.

  • Archery/Riflery: Campers in both Archery and Riflery learn how to shoot accurately and with proper safety techniques. At end of the week, campers can participate in a scored tournament based on accuracy.  Archery and Riflery crafts are available all weeks. Middle school and high school campers use .22 rifles and elementary campers use BB guns. During high school and middle school weeks, Archery and Riflery are a combined craft and during elementary weeks, they’re offered as two separate crafts.

  • Outdoor Life: Campers learn skills they need to make  food out in the woods, build an emergency shelter, read a compass, etc. Outdoor Life is offered middle school, First Class and Elementary weeks.

Waterfront Crafts (on the water):

  • Canoeing/Sailing: Throughout the week, campers learn both canoeing and sailing skills. Campers learn not only how to sail and canoe, they also learn how to setup the sailboats and how to properly care for both canoes and sailboats. These crafts are combined for middle school weeks and separate for elementary.

  • Swimming: The Swim Area is a Life Guard monitored zone where campers enjoy their time in the water. In the Swim Area is the inflatable obstacle course, water mats, and a dive raft. We have two areas, shallow and deep, that allow campers of all swimming levels to have an excellent time. Available all weeks.

  • Waterskiing/Tubing: Waterskiing allows campers to learn how to ski, wakeboard, or kneeboard from our experienced staff.  Tubing (or trolling for the Stony Lake Monster) is also available. This craft is offered middle school and high school weeks.

  • Fishing: In fishing, campers fish from either the camp docks or out on the lake from the camp pontoon boat,  while learning the nuances and skills involved in fishing.


Creative Crafts (indoor crafts):

  • Handcrafts: During Handcrafts, campers create various handcraft projects that vary from year to year. Campers then get to take their creations home at the end of the week. Handcrafts is available for all weeks of camp.

  • Woodcrafts: Campers will have the opportunity to choose a woodworking project to assemble & finish. This craft is available during Middle School, First Class, and Elementary sessions of camp. They will be able to take their project home.

During high school weeks, additional crafts, including paintball on a course located on camp property and a trip to Craig’s Cruisers in Silver Lake to mini-golf or ride go-karts, are offered (these activities are included in the registration fee).