All non-camp activities at camp are led by Cabin Counselors. Our Cabin Counselors are college students who share a passion for music. Counselors spend a week of staff training focusing on safety, nurturing, homesickness, fun, leading games and hikes, team-building , campfires, PCP traditions and other skills that help to make the summer successful for each camper. Our Cabin Counselors are the first friendly faces campers encounter upon arrival, and with whom special bonds are formed that often last a lifetime.
Please note: Campers are unplugged. Cameras are the only electronic allowed at PCP. Phone communication is not permitted except in the case of emergencies. Campers receive communications via the USPS.
Please be aware: Campers are not allowed to call home, or receive phone calls. Hearing family voices only increases homesickness, and decreases the camper’s adjustment to being away from home.
If you are concerned about homesickness, please ask JennyB to send you a helpful cd/dvd by a noted psychologist, Jim Thurber. The short week of Prelude is a gentle introduction to being away from home for the first time. Our staff is specially trained to deal with homesickness.
Campers sleep in rustic cabins of 4-8 bunkbeds that have been lovingly covered with graffiti by former campers. All cabins have electricity, hot showers, and bathrooms located either in the cabin or in the case of the Roost Cabin – very close by the cabin.
Our Cabin Counselors offer a wide range of traditional summer camp activities ranging from newcomb, capture-the-flag, to water activities on beautiful Lake Dunmore, like canoeing and kayaking to exploring nature on-campus. The range of activities is limited only by safety and the creative ideas of our staff.
Evening activities include improv games, campfire skits and songs, attendance at our faculty concerts, and star gazing.
With 450 feet of lake frontage, Lake Dunmore beckons. We offer canoeing, kayaking, and swimming on our lake. Certified lifeguards supervise all swim periods. And the water isn’t cold, really.
N’Arts and Crafts
Creative expression is definitely encouraged at Point CounterPoint.. The NArt (Nature + Art) Barn is a good place to let your creativity loose to make giant monsters out of cardboard, a white ash painting, gnome homes, interpretive art or something you decide to create from nature.
Surrounded by nature on the shores of Lake Dunmore and at the foot of the Green Mountains, Point CounterPoint is the perfect setting to explore nature and to nurture a greater appreciation for the natural world that surrounds our camp. Hiking the falls around the lake, picking fresh blueberries and baking pies to share for dessert, canoeing on the lake with the loons brings the wonders of the natural world close. Campers start to understand their responsibilities for our physical world. Nature at our doorstep enhances the musicality of the camp.
Favorite sports at camp include knock-out basketball, ping-pong, ultimate frisbee, newcomb, soccer, badminton, pick-up games and tournaments. Early morning runs/jogs and lake dips are offered.
Campers have numerous opportunities to be dramatic and are called in to action for campfires, evening improv games and cabin inspection. These imaginative skits are real camp traditions and provide laughter and memories.