Each year events are chosen for the campers to enjoy and take place in the form of classes, afternoon activities and one big event each night.
Each morning campers have the opportunity to attend four classes with their group. The classes vary each year but have included: crafts, music, motions, cooking, and nature. The classes are taught by an experienced teacher who will lead the campers and counselors in the activities. Each class provides hands-on opportunities for the campers to show their creative sides.
Every afternoon the campers and counselors have 2 hours of free time that allow them a variety of activities on the Camp Doniphan property to enjoy. The pool is typically a huge hit among the campers (and counselors). The campers are able to wade in the shallow end of the pool or if they are advanced swimmers, may take a short swimming test to swim in the deep end. Swimming is not the only water activities available. There is also boating and fishing. Other activities include: nature walks, volleyball and basketball games, puzzles, coloring, and socializing with other campers.
Evening events are chosen based on the year’s theme, with some that have become long-time traditions such as the dance and talent show. Other past events have included, Olympic Game Night, a treasure hunt, a carnival, “drive-in” movie, Independence 76ers firetruck, and a visit from KC Wolf and Bob the Blob (from Monsters VS Aliens),.
In 2010 Camp Moja celebrated the old west with a Rodeo. Sean the Balloon Guy made a special appearance and everyone had the opportunity to dress up for an old-time photo, go on a hayride, make apple cider, and ride a “bull”. The talent show was as amazing as ever, and campers and counselors enjoyed dancing to a DJ one night and perform with a group for the inaugural Mojaerican Idol.
In 2011 Moja went to Oz! Campers participated in the Witch Relays where they got to test their skills at Oz-like games, dress up as characters, and do Oz themed relay races. 6 very special guests (including Dorothy and the Wizard himself!) made an appearance on several occasions. We had our second annual Mojaerican Idol , the annual dance, and spent the evening with the Muppets version of The Wizard of Oz!
2011 also opened Doniphan’s new zero entry pool. This great addition allowed all campers (even those in wheelchairs) to enjoy some fun in the sun.
2012 celebrated Camp Moja’s 35 years with a cruise theme. Campers boarded the S.S.Moja for a week of fun activities including a magic show, casino night, luau, dance, and course the talent show!
Some of our Themes from previous years:
2013 – Superheros and we got some very special visitors!
2014 – Moja Goes Military
2015 – CSI Moja
2016 – Jurassic Moja