Participate in many activities during your week at camp!

Playing Chinese cricket on the ball field

Each week the SBL staff works hard to provide a range of activities for the camper to enjoy. The sports and activities offered can change due to the ages of campers and the staff members working each week. Some recreation is required (such as during sports and guided activity time), but there is also free time when campers have the option to participate in games or lake activities, walk around camp, or just enjoy time with friends.

Team Sports

Floor hockey in the gym

Story Book Lodge has excellent sports competitions throughout the week. Campers are assigned teams at the beginning of the week and compete in sports competitions for points. Teams can also score points by other methods, such as Scripture memorization, and keeping written notes during Bible lessons. The points are tallied at the end of the week and the winning team is presented with awards and prizes.

Team sports include:

  • Kickball
  • Volleyball
  • Soccer
  • Dodgeball
  • Ultimate frisbee
  • Four Square
  • Seven Sticks
  • Chinese Cricket
  • Water Relays
  • Floor hockey
  • Flag Football
  • Softball
  • Basketball

Guided Activities

Archery guided class

Guided activities happen in the afternoons and are a time when campers can participate in various experiences around SBL. These activities are required, but campers are given a choice as to what activities in which they want to participate.

Guided activities can include:

  • Archery
  • Crafts
  • Music
  • Theatre/drama
  • Swimming
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Fishing

Group Evening Activities

Nine square in the air game

Group evening activities take place after supper and are often participated in by both campers and counselors. These are optional group activities.

Group evening activities include:

  • Kickball
  • Volleyball
  • Capture the flag
  • Capture the counselor
  • Seven Sticks
  • Volleyball tournaments
  • Gaga ball
  • Nine square in the air

General Activities

Kayaking on the lake

General activities are all of the recreational activities that Story Book has to offer. These include games, waterfront activities on Cedar Island Lake, and other individual activities.


  • Swimming
  • Traditional wood Sauna
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Basketball
  • Four square
  • Foosball
  • Air Hockey
  • Carpet ball
  • Billiards
  • Ping pong
  • Tetherball
  • Fishing
  • Canteen (a candy store open nightly after supper)
  • And more!