The daily activity program is noncompetitive in nature and philosophy, but healthy competition finds its way into the program on a voluntary basis through Cayuga’s Intercamp Tournament Program. It provides all campers the opportunity to compete in their favorite sports with campers from nearby camps. Each summer we schedule about 100 tournaments. They’re a great way to add a little ‘Cayuga Spirit’ to your summer and widen your travels too.
There’s a team for practically every land & water activity. If you enjoy competing in sports, all you have to do is sign-up for the team. You can be a member of as many teams as you wish, there’s no limit! There are no try-outs either, so no pressure in ‘making the team’. Intercamp Tournaments are voluntary, and most popular with campers who enjoy competition.
The Intercamp Tournament Program is headed-up by the Athletic Director, who is a professional educator and coach. Our team coaches have been selected for their experience in the sport as both a competitor (player) and a teacher (coach). Emphasis is placed on sportsmanship and having fun, rather than winning. However, Cayuga’s record includes more wins than losses!
Tournaments are organized by camper grade and gender. Some teams are coed, such as the horse show team, archery team, and riflery team. There’s an average of three tournaments scheduled daily. About half the tournaments will be held at ‘home’, while the remaining will be ‘away’ games. Practice time for each team is scheduled into the activity program to assist the coaches in preparation for competition.