Kids at Quimby’s
Generations of kids, including many who are now parents and grandparents themselves, have loved Quimby Country. Our counselors give them a sense of freedom, while ensuring they have fun under watchful eyes.
Every day’s activities are listed on a white board under the Lodge bell, usually before most kids are even out of bed. Mornings and afternoons can include hikes and picnics or scavenger hunts and volleyball. We keep the kids moving whether swimming, playing Capture the Flag, or competing in a rowboat race. We also tap their creative energy through arts and crafts projects like designing and sculpting the week’s piñata, building a bird house, tie-dying tee shirts, or planting a terrarium. We even take them on a guided naturalist walk through the surrounding forests.
Every Wednesday, the tennis court is set up for “Quimbledon,” a tournament with the most mismatched pairs imaginable. Almost everyone plays, with inexperienced players matched up with the more advanced. When not on the court, everyone sits on the sidelines, cheering the players on and trying to predict which teams will climb the tournament ladder to the final match. At noon, a buffet lunch is served on the Lodge porch.
Parents are welcome to join in all the fun or make their own, confident that their children are in caring, competent hands. Sometime during the week, there’s usually a multi-generational hike up Mt. Averill for a picnic on the summit. Or if the weather is warm, an impromptu lunch cookout at Sandy Beach on Big Averill. And our counselors are always willing to consider the kids’ suggestions for activities that interest them.