Lakefront activities are an expected part of camp life. Even camps that are in arid climates look to find ways to incorporate waterfront activities into camp life.
Camp Eden’s Lakefront is a pretty hopping place. With Moose Meadows Putt-Putt, our ranges (archery, slingshot, hatchets), the Zipline, human foosball, volleyball, nine-square-in-the-air, and rock climbing, it’s one of the centers of activity on the campsite. What you may notice about that list is that none of the activities are on the water!
In the past paddle boats and canoes have done the trick. Paddle boats bring with them a host of maintenance problems, and canoes take up too much room on our lake. The solution is something smaller: kayaks and standup paddle boards.
A past camping partner, Avid4Adventure, has used our lake for years to teach kids water sports like kayaking and standup paddle boarding and they are a key feature of our Outdoor Lab program in the fall. These smaller craft allow several campers to be on the lake, are easy to use, and easy to store in the winter months.