Each sports activity site is organized with a department head who is a professional educator, coach and/or player in the sport. Staff instructors are undergraduate students with an average age of 21. Our staff to camper ratio is better than 4:1
Our teaching philosophy is based upon our experience that learning with FUN is the best way for kids to learn. Activity instruction covers the fundamentals and from there progresses to address every aspect of the sport. From beginner to advanced, campers learn at their own pace in a fun, relaxed, stress-free environment.
Lohikan is a no-pressure, noncompetitive camp. Our sports program concentrates on skill development, recreational play and having fun with friends. Instruction is important and skill level certifications are awarded in all of our activities. However, campers are never forced into uncomfortable situations where there's a possibility of being "shown up" or embarrassed. Camp Lohikan is known for its atmosphere of support and encouragement. We want our campers to feel free to try new activities and not worry about being the "best".
While our daily activity program is non-competitive, we do offer a number of activities for campers who thrive on spirited competition. Camp Lohikan offers a full range of summer-long intercamp games scheduled with over a dozen camps located in Wayne County, Pennsylvania. Last summer we had more than 160 intercamp games!
The intercamp games program is voluntary and sports teams are open for participation to all interested campers. There are no tryouts at camp. Each camper is guaranteed playing time.
Our coaches are professionals who take great care to ensure that the spirit of our intercamp games is not allowed to influence the values and pleasures of the sport. Good sportsmanship and good character are emphasized at all times.
In addition to daily instructional periods and recreational games, a number of Camp Lohikan's sports programs feature in-camp tournaments: The Mickey D's Basketball Tournament, Lohikan's Gold Cup Tennis Tournament, Cabin Flag Football, and the Annual Soccer Challenge are just a few. Intercamp games and in-camp tournaments are fun and effective ways to develop the camper's all-around playing skills, build good character, and promote teamwork.