Special Events

July 4th BBQ | Senior Trips | Coed Activities | Lake Compounce | Watersports Day

Each summer, campers get to experience a number of individual activities. In addition, we offer some special events listed below to give our camp program some variety. After years of experience in the camping industry, we know how to make sure that every camper has as much fun as possible while at Chinqueka!

July 4th BBQ

Each summer, the campers gather with the Camp Awosting boys to celebrate Independence Day with an old-fashioned BBQ. The kitchen staff from both camps prepare a special buffet and the evening is capped off with a Social and some pick-up games on the ball field.

Senior Trips

Each year, the senior campers from both Chinqueka and Awosting, our brother camp, take a 4-day overnight camping trip to Cape Cod, MA and Lake George, NY. The excursion to Cape Cod affords campers the opportunity to go whale watching, enjoy the ocean with a day at the beach with their camp friends, and learn a little about Cape Cod and its history. The Lake George trip brings the campers to a beautiful area of upstate New York where they set up camp, do some white water rafting, and enjoy some of the many local attractions for summer fun.

Coed Activities

The campers from Chinqueka get frequent chances to visit with the boys of our brother camp, Camp Awosting. As seen in this photo from one of last year’s Socials, both camps enjoy an evening of dancing to the latest hits. D.J.’s are brought in throughout the summer, and on occasion, campers get to assist counselors in choosing the music for the evening. Senior campers get additional chances to visit with one another at occasional Senior Movie nights. The girls also compete against the boys in friendly competitions in various activities on an elective basis.

Lake Compounce

Each year, campers that stay for multiple sessions (4 weeks, 6 weeks, or 8 weeks) participate in special off-camp activities, allowing for the new session of campers to arrive. Among the activities are a visit to Lake Compounce, one of New England’s best amusement parks.

Watersports Day

The fiercest competition of the summer is Watersports Day, without a doubt. Chinqueka vs. Awosting!!. Campers in all age groups compete as a team to try and win for their tribe, as well as for their camp. Whether it is in the long distance swim, the balloon pop relay, the obstacle course, or the traditional War Canoe race, fun is guaranteed. All participants are treated to a Watersports Buffet and a Social between the camps.