Day 36

Day 36

Today was yet another great day at Pontiac. This morning, Girls side started with clinics and dance, followed by water park, cooking with Karen, lake activities, arts & crafts and different sports.

On Boys side, beside clinics and leagues, campers had a busy morning all around camp enjoying activities such as water park, swimming, and sports on our campus.

In the evening, we had some indoors activities due to a few hours of rain showers. On Girls Side we had sing rehearsal, while boys had movies and leagues.


Day 35

Day 35

Great day today at Pontiac!! Weather keeps reminding us all that “It’s summer time!” And here, at the land of red and white… we love it!

Day started with a scheduled busy morning. Boys side was full of sports and fun while Girls side was split up between Arts and Crafts, Swim Instruction, Tennis and Outdoor Adventure.

Later on in the day, Junior girls had a great time at the water park, while brave and freshman boys had a raging pool party!

Preview weekend started today, our preview campers had an amazing day, starting with a refreshing swim test conducted by our water front staff, spent some time at Outdoor Adventure, Arts and Crafts, and the turf field.

After all this fun, our preview kids ended their night on a high note over at tree top enjoying savory quesadillas and cheffin’ up some delicious s’mores.

Don’t forget to visit Bunk 1 and access a special daily photo folder made just for them!


Day 34

We are in Trip Week Day 3 and our campers in Cali are having a blast!

Camp activities today were:


Debs, Frosh & Soph: Bowling & 4 Brothers Pizza.

Inters: A&C, Dane Rehearsal, Water Park, Cooking with Karen, Sing Rehearsal & General Swim.

Juniors: Boat, Cooking with Karen, A&C, Water Park, Dance Rehearsal, Photo, Archery & Cooking with Carol.


Braves: Pool, Lower Camp Grumet, Movie & General swim.

Frosh: Archery, Lower Camp Grumet, A&C, Cook with Carol, Movie & General Swim.

Soph: Water Park, Lower Camp Grumet, Cook with Carol, Arcehry & General Swim.

Inters: Intercamp.

Juniors: Leagues, Pool, Water Park & General Swim.

For tonight’s activity, Junior and Inter girls gathered around the campfire at the Island Campsite, where they got to enjoy a great time between friends and of course, delicious s’mores!

On Boys Side, Lower Camp had leagues, as well as Water basketball for the Junior Boys.


Day 33

Day 33

We are still in trip week but the fun never stops at Camp Pontiac.

All day occurred as scheduled, everyone had a blast doing tons of different activities such as Outdoor adventures, water park, arts & crafts, models and Legos.

Evening on girls side lower camp was full of witches, ghosts and different kinds of cute friendly ghouls. Campers dressed up and enjoyed a fun and amazing Halloween night.

The Sophomore boys had a sleep over at T-top, they had quesadillas, s’mores and lots of fun!

CITs Cali’ Trip 

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Day 32

Day 32

Trip week!!

Today was yet another beautiful day at Camp Pontiac. The Debs, Frosh and Sophomore boys and girls were the only groups on camp.

They enjoyed a day full of outdoor adventure, water park, arts & crafts as well as various sports around the campus.

In the afternoon, Soph & Fresh boys took first place on a soccer tournament at Camp Kindering, Congratulations guys!

Braves and Freshmen went out on a “Mystery trip”, they had an amazing day bowling, eating pizza at Four Brothers and watching “Secret life of pets” the movie.

For the night Activity, everyone enjoyed snacks and Ice cream at Canteen.

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Day 31

Day 31

Fun never stops at Camp Pontiac!!!

Today was another day of regular scheduled activities for our campers.

We enjoyed a day full of outdoor activities, along with the Freshman and Subbie boys Wimbledon Singles as well as the 7th Grade Basketball tournament in which Pontiac girls took first place.

The winner for Freshman boys were:

1st Place: Zachary Goldstein

2nd place: Sam Ismailer

3rd places: Miles Nevins &Jake Kenyon

Subbie boys winners:

1st place: Jake Tucker

2nd place: Michael Maldonado

3rd place: Jamie Black & Mathew Mindich

Congratulations to all the participants

During the afternoon we had a little rain and campers had indoor activities for one period, after that, everything went as scheduled.

For evening activity boys had a leagues, and girls had edible art made out of candy at the dining hall.

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Day 30

Trip Week

Today was the beginning of trip week, after visiting day activities, we are now back on a regular scheduled program, except for Supers and CIT’s who left early this morning to their California trip.

For the Afternoon we had a really sunny day, all campers enjoyed every activity around our facilities, involving sports, cooking with Karen, and diverse water front activities, including trips to water ski and banana boating.

For evening activity our campers gathered into the Playhouse to enjoy “Toys Pieces” lower camp did a fantastic job entertaining the audience tonight.


Visiting Day!!

Visiting day!!

We thank you all for another incredible Visiting Day! We hope that you all had a safe trip home and that you had as much fun experiencing camp with your children as we did having you here.

The staff was extremely excited to see you and of course our campers were thrilled to spend the day with family and friends. Nearly perfect weather allowed everyone to enjoy every activity at camp, especially the Water Park and pools, Outdoor Adventure, the Cooking Center and our other air-conditioned facilities.

After Visiting Day activities, campers took each other on in a camp-wide water fight, which ended with the annual amazing slip ‘n slide. Only 364 days until Visiting Day 2017!

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Day 28

Early this morning, some campers and staff participated in the Pontiac 5K Race as part of our Cross Country program.

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Congratulations to the top ten and the rest of competitors who got involved.

Opening ceremony of our new Baseball field Pontiac Pop’s Park.

Today marked the opening day and ribbon cutting ceremony at Pontiac’s new Little League field, “Pop’s Park”! It is named in honor of the Etra family patriarch “Pop” Bernie Etra. At age 98, he threw out the first pitch surrounded by 6 of his 12 great-grandchildren as well as his grandchildren and children, all of whom attend or work at Pontiac. The entire camp cheered as we all witnessed a special and memorable moment at Pontiac, one we will forever cherish.
Always A Friend,
-The Etra Family




Tonight the entire camp gathered into the Playhouse to watch middle and upper camp annual “Sing” performances. All of the groups have been practicing hard the past week and did a fantastic job of entertaining the audience tonight.

The 2016 Sing winners were:

Juniors and CITs!!




OMG OMG OMG! Visiting day is tomorrow! Can you believe it? We are looking forward to see you guys tomorrow and have an amazing day! Please drive safe and remember no to bring any food containing nuts and to be ready for a fun day with your kids!

Please be sure to add our official Visiting Day hashtag #visit12516 to all of your Visiting Day media posts.