Starting five years ago, we heard the clamoring from our oldest groups for something “extra special”.  With that in our minds, we decided to move ahead with something we had wanted to do for years: an overnight sleepover at Camp, featuring a campfire!  Thus, the Buckskin/Shadyside Lock-in was born!

The Lock-In has been a fantastic success over the previous years and a special treat for our oldest campers, featuring an evening filled with games, swimming under the stars, cook-outs, songs and the highly-anticipated campfire!

On one designated Friday of each summer, our Buckskin & Shadyside campers (and staff) don’t take their vans home.  Instead, they remain on grounds and begin their evening activities!  Our Head Staff team and other staff members remain on grounds all evening with our kids to provide a very high level of supervision.

The menu for the evening consists of BBQ cook-out by our Upper Pool including grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, BBW chicken with fix-ins and more; Chipwiches for dessert; S’mores for a late evening snack; and bagels and donuts for breakfast.

After tons of extra special activities (including our now-famous Action Auction), the evening culminates with a one-of-a-kind campfire.  Songs and guitars highlight this memory that stays with our campers for years to come.