A Typical Ajawah Day
Boys' camp follows the tradition of using bugle calls to announce each part of the day. Boys wake up and do chores before breakfast, then it's off to a morning of free-time, swimming lessons, and organized games before lunch. Every evening there is a free-swim before dinner and a campfire right before bed.
The rest of the schedule changes daily.
What is there to do?
Ajawah, we play a variety of games and partake in a few, time-honored traditions. Along with these in-camp activities, our program includes a number
of day trips out of camp, including: hikes, a hayride,
the Carlos Avery Wildlife Center, and canoe trips down nearby rivers. An
overnight is planned for each group of boys as well as a host of other special
activities, such as climbing the cliffs at
Taylor's Falls, talent night, or tubing
down the Sunrise river.
Sports are a popular past-time at Boys' Camp, and pick-up games aren't hard to find. Most campers participate in our many tournaments. There's a softball league and a soccer season, as well as tournaments in: basketball, teather-ball, fishing, chess, foosball, ping-pong, horseshoes, badminton, volleyball, buffalo, croquet, and rock-paper-scissors. Football, roof-ball, and frisbee are common pastimes, too.
Part of each day is reserved for free time activities: hanging out with a new friend, making a boat or tie-dye in the craft shop, working on a badge or feather, boating on Linwood Lake with a buddy or counselor, fishing, writing a postcard home, or reading a book.
Our activities help campers learn new skills, like outdoor cooking and fire-building, knot-tying, and shelter building. We push campers to try new things and test their nerve. Campers become better team members and more self-reliant, all while having fun.
The grizzliest of campers are sure to enjoy testing their mettle in the greatest races under the sun: the Ajawah Iron Man and Iron Boy.
Ajawah began as a Boy Scout Camp and continues to enjoy an active scouting program. However, boys who are not in scouting attend Ajawah too. Sponsored by Troops 33 and 100 of the Northstar Council, boys in scouting programs can work on earning scout ranks or badges, while those who are not scouts can still learn outdoor skills and receive awards and recognition for their accomplishments.
For more information on Registration, Information and/or Fees, please contact the Ajawah Registrar at Ajawah@wpc-mpls.org.