Experience the Camp Cory Difference
Achievement Focused Programming
Achievement is at the forefront of everything we do at Camp Cory. We believe that children can challenge themselves in so many areas. This is why Camp Cory offers our Skill Tags to every camper to recognize their achievements in activity areas and character development. Every day your camper will come home with stories of how they achieved!
You’ll See the Difference, We Guarantee it
At Camp Cory, we are dedicated to developing strong relationships with our camp families. Many great things happen at Camp Cory, and we want you to know about everyone. Our staff of enthusiastic counselors will make sure that you know about your child’s day when you arrive for pick up. In addition, we are dedicated to enhancing the parent experience by offering a Day Camp specific gallery of online photos. View great shots of the camp experience without even being there!
Let Us Take Care of Lunch
At Camp Cory, we believe that a camper’s experience is shaped by the community we create. Every day, our campers and staff come together for mealtime to sing songs, cheer, and give us the energy we need for the day. It is for this reason we are so proud of the food we serve to our campers. We also make sure that we are prepared for campers with vegetarian and gluten-free options for every meal.
This program is offered for campers ages 3-5 and gives younger kids a great sampling of the camp experience. Preschool campers must be potty-trained and bathroom independent to attend camp. Drop off your camper any time between 7-8:30 am and pick them between 1:15-1:30 pm for our half day program. Pick up between 4:45-6 pm for full day. Any campers age 3-5 can elect either the half day or full day preschool options. 5 year olds also have the option to enroll in our standard Day Camp.
What's so great about Camp Cory?
Pristine Waterfront Property
At Camp Cory, we take every chance we get to go into the lake! Whether it's kayaking, sailing, or even stand up paddle boarding, we always have a fun and safe time at the waterfront.
Variety of Programs
Campers in our day camp get the opportunity to explore a variety of different activities during their day at camp. Whether you're flying down the zip line at high ropes or hitting the bullseye at archery - their day will be packed with activities.
Camp Cory boasts a group of extremely dedicated full-time and seasonal staff. Many of our staff members attended camp as campers and we are thrilled that over 60% of our staff return each summer. In addition to three reference checks, Camp Cory completes a rigorous criminal background check on every potential staff member before being offered employment.
A Community That Cares
Friendships blossom through encouragement and challenge in the camp community. Let your child be a part of something that encourages children to accept everyone.
Frequently Asked Questions
Our main camp day runs from 8:30 am-4:45 pm, though we offer extended care starting at 7:00 am and ending at 6:00 pm free of charge. Unless it is otherwise necessary, we ask that parents drop off by 8:30 and pick up between 4:45 and 6. We find that the camp experience is so much more meaningful for the campers if they can be there for the entirety of the main camp day.
Day Camp Drop-Off and Pick-Up occur at the Day Camp Barn, the red building right off East Lake Road.
Drop off consists only of signing your child in and checking in with the staff with any questions or additional information.
Please bring a photo ID to pick-up. Only authorized individuals are allowed to pick up, which includes those listed as parents or emergency contacts on the parent dashboard. If you would like to authorize any additional adults to pick up your child from camp, please email the names to our Program Director Blake Van Horn at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please bring your photo ID every day. The staff doing check in and check out will rotate.
Please pull in to the front loop of the barn and remain in your car for both check-in and check-out.
- Check In: A Cory staff member will check your child into our system.
- Check Out: We will call for your child on the walkie-talkie and check your photo ID before having you sign out.
Your camper should bring:
- A backpack
- A water bottle
- Bathing suit
- Lunch (unless you purchase the healthy lunch option)
- Sneakers/close-toed shoes
- Extra pair of clothing
- Sweatshirt or raincoat (weather pending)
- Face mask (not required, optional)
Your camper should not plan to bring the following items:
- Anything of personal or monetary value
- Medications (unless checked in to nurse with appropriate paperwork)
- Candy or gum
- Toys or games from home
- Anything you mind getting a little dirty
You bet we do! Every Thursday or Friday (depending on the group) at is Tie-Dye Day! Tie Dying is optional, but you can either bring a white shirt or purchase a Camp Cory tie dye shirt for $7 in our camp store (sizes available vary week to week) if you would like your child to participate.
If your child purchases a tie-dye shirt through the store, the staff label their shirt and put it aside for safe keeping until it is time to tie dye.
How to care for your tie-dye:
- Let it set for at least 8 hours - best results when left for a day or two.
- Rinse it out - rinse well under running water until excess dye is removed; cut rubber bands if used.
- Wash and Dry - fill washer to large load setting with hottest water suitable for fabric and a small amount of laundry soap. Wash and dry separately for the first few washes.
The Camp Store is just what it sounds like - a place where the campers can buy Camp Cory souvenirs and snacks. You can put money on your child's account on the parent dashboard or with the staff at check in.