On-Site overnights are the perfect introduction to sleeping outdoors (in a tent of course!). Sleeping “close to home” pairs the exciting experience of spending the night outdoors with the familiarity of being on our campus. Besides getting to go on night hikes, see fireflies and shooting stars and sing around a campfire, campers will learn outdoor living skills. Campers, by staying the whole night, get involved with more of the cooking, learn some more advanced outdoor skills like using map and compass, learn how to go to the bathroom outdoors, practice using the tents properly and learn how to sleep warm (or cool) and dry in a sleeping bag. Older campers going on more extensive trips later in the summer also participate in an On-Site overnight early in the season to learn some of ins-and-outs of minimal impact camping. Campers have the option of an early pick-up by parents (i.e. 9 pm) so that even if they are feeling unable to spend the night, they can at least get an initial feel for the overnight experience. We really encourage campers to stay the whole night and we deal with any homesickness in supportive and constructive ways.