Night Rec & Special Events


  • Awards Night
  • Bombardment
  • Cabin Competitions
  • Campfire
  • Coke Night
  • College Night
  • Cookouts and Campouts
  • Fourth of July
  • Lazy Day
  • Movie Night
  • Party Night
  • Swim Meet
  • Tacky Night
  • Talent Night
  • Throw Back Hall

Awards Night

During a Senior Term, our campers receive over 2000 awards. And every one is earned. Nobody at camp gets an award just for showing up or for being in a cabin.

Campers compete primarily against themselves – and they try to do better than they did last summer or last week. Better than when they fell trying to do a dock start on one ski, or better than their best barrel race time on their horse. When they reach the goal that they set for themselves, they “win” without their friends having to lose – and vice-versa.

So children at camp tend to build supportive relationships rather than competitive ones. We all sit side-by-side at "6:00 News" and cheer for each other's accomplishments, and when we have the inevitable setback, we encourage each other to try again.

Awards are presented throughout the term, and major awards are presented on the last night of camp at Awards Night. The final ceremony in every Senior Term is a candlelight service under the shelter of the pines accompanied by the notes of the Lord's Prayer.


Calling all dodgeball ninjas and laser tag champions! Buckle up because Cosmic Bombardment at Camp Mac is about to blow your mind (and maybe tickle your funny bone)!

How about this? You're in the gym, but it's not your average gym class. The lights are flashing with all the colors of a galaxy explosion. Cool music pumps through the speakers, setting the mood for epic laser tag…but with coated foam balls! Yep, Bombardment is a high-energy team battle where you gotta strategically dodge and fling those squishy projectiles at your opponents to send them out of the game.

It's all about teamwork and lightning reflexes. Work with your squad to create defensive walls, launch surprise attacks, and maybe even pull off some sneaky maneuvers worthy of a secret agent! As the game heats up, laughter and cheers fill the air, and the pressure to be the last team standing gets real!

But hey, even if you get "bombed" out, don't sweat it! The fun is in the teamwork, the friendly competition, and the hilarious moments that happen when someone gets caught off guard by a perfectly timed throw. Plus, with the awesome music and light show, who wouldn't have a blast?

So, get ready for a night you won't forget! Dust off your dodgeball skills, gather your crew, and prepare to be bombarded with fun, laughter, and memories that will last a lifetime. Cosmic Bombardment at Camp Mac is waiting for you!

Cabin Competitions

Forget "Survivor" – Camp Mac has way cooler competitions! How’s this sound? Your cabin, your crew, battling other cabins in epic contests that are all about fun, teamwork, and maybe a little bit of bragging rights!

Think pedal carts through the cones, getting your cabin through the hula hoop without breaking the human chain, spinning around the dizzy bat and running back to your cabin mates in a straight line, bouncing your way to the finish line on the hoppy balls or climbing, slipping, and sliding through the giant gym sized inflatable obstacle course! We'll turn the Camp Mac gym into a set from American Ninja Warrior! You aren't competing for a trophy or a prize - you're giving it all you got for each other. For the people you're living with every day. These aren't just games; they're building bonds that turn your cabin into a team!

Having fun is a lot more than winning or losing! If you don't win every game, the memories you make will last a lifetime. From the cheers of your cabin mates to the hilarious moments when things go off the rails, you'll create stories you'll be telling long after the summer ends. So get ready to unleash your inner competitor, work together with your cabin, and prepare for an unforgettable night filled with friendly competition and tons of laughter!


The counselors put on Campfire. The campers play games and perform skits!

Sometimes Indians show up. Sometimes Pirates, or Time Travelers, or Harry Potter, or Super Heroes – even NASCAR fans!

You never know what’s going to happen at Campfire! But you do know that, in the Senior Terms, we’ll all hear the story of Old Man Taylor’s Eyes!

Coke Night

Calling all campers! You know that awesome night near the end of camp, the one everyone counts down to? That's Coke Night! It's basically the big finale before we wave goodbye.

Imagine this: a giant screen shows a video packed with every epic moment from summer. Hilarious camp games, crazy talent show performances, maybe even that time someone accidentally launched a frisbee into the lake (oops!). Everyone's got ice-cold Cokes and giant bowls of popcorn, so it's basically a laugh-a-minute feast of memories.

But wait, there's more! Coke Night is also about the feels. You get to see all your new camp BFFs on screen, and it hits you just how amazing summer has been. It's kind of like saying goodbye to an awesome adventure book you never wanted to end. But instead of tears, there are happy cheers and high fives, because you know you'll always have these memories (and maybe some funny inside jokes) to treasure.✨

So yeah, Coke Night is pretty epic. It's the perfect mix of remembering all the fun stuff and feeling grateful for the incredible summer you shared with your camp fam. Now who's ready for one last hurrah before saying "see you later"?

College Night

Get out your Game Day gear and head to the Rec Hall! It’s College Night!

We put up the banners, we play the fight songs, and everybody who pulls for your team joins you out in the middle of the dance floor and rocks the house with your team’s cheer!

The season starts in a few weeks, and right now we’re all undefeated!

Cookouts and Campouts

We cook our hot dogs and beans and marshmallows over the fire, we tell stories, we make our s’more – and then we tell stories s’more!

In the Junior Term we go back to our cabin and we go to bed – but in the Senior Term, we hang up our hammocks or roll out our sleeping bags under the stars, and we spend the night out in the National Forest!

Fourth of July

The 4th of July has always been a special day at camp!

We start the day off with a bang. Everybody wears Red, White and Blue, and we get the old 1923 T-Model out to lead the big parade! The parade ends in the Quadrangle, and we send 1,000 firecrackers up the flagpole! The Safari Crew is on duty standing by to make sure everything is under control - but having things under control isn't really their thing....

The festivities end with a big fireworks show over the lake!

Lazy Day

You never know when Lazy Day might be. But one night, in the Senior Terms, at 6:00 News, the announcement is made:
“Oh, by the way, the day after tomorrow is Lazy Day!”

The next night, we all go to the tennis courts for a Country and Western Party with a live band! We have cokes and cookies and a camp-wide Scram! The 8th grade campers stay up late and watch a movie outside under the stars.

We sleep as late as we want the next morning, have a special morning Canteen and a Lazy Day Movie. The Pool is open for swimming or just laying out, and the Sports Area is open just for fun!

And while all that is going on, the oldest campers have a private Ski Party at the lake with a Picnic Lunch out on the deck!

Movie Night

Sunday Night is Movie Night!!

When you hear “Mooovie Call!” sifting through the pine needles, it’s time to head to the Rec Hall or the Little Theater and get ready to lay back and watch one of your favorite movies on the 12-foot HD screens in Dolby Surround Sound!

Party Night

Party Night is a camp-wide Rec Hall where everybody dresses nice, we introduce the Party Night Court, we crown Camp Mac’s King and Queen, and we dance to the songs in the Camp Mac Top 20 Countdown!

But the best part is going up to the front of the Dining Hall and getting refreshments! You can’t go wrong with chocolate chip cookies and Hawaiian Punch!

Swim Meet

Saturday night. Boys vs. Girls. Winner take all – all the Country Cones at the Canteen, that is! We open up for a special Canteen on Sunday morning!

Winners will rule, losers will drool – but that’s cool, ‘cause we’re all in the pool!

Tacky Night

In the Junior Term, we get out our tackiest clothes and we mix ’em and match ‘em and make ‘em even more tacky!

Then we go to the Rec Hall – and we sing like nobody’s listening and we dance like nobody’s watching!

Talent Night

At Talent Night, the campers are the stars of the show!

If you sing, dance, play an instrument, tell jokes, put on a skit with your friends, or anything else you can think of – you can show whatcha got to the whole camp! Every cabin will have an act in Talent Night – bring your stuff and be ready to perform!

Throw Back Hall

Camp Mac has dialed it up to 11 with Throw Back Hall! Think the Big Band sound of the 40s, your grandma's sock hop of the 50s, 1960s Woodstock, Disco Fever of the 70s, neon-soaked 80s, 90s grunge parties, and the madness of Y2K and beyond! Throw Back Hall takes you on a time travel trip through the coolest tunes of every decade since Camp Mac began!

Dust off your leg warmers and dig out your butterfly clips and tie dye! Imagine rocking out to Elvis in a poodle skirt, busting a move to disco in platform shoes, or channeling your inner Spice Girl with pigtails and platform sneakers. The fashion for the night is all about embracing iconic styles from each era, so let your creativity shine! Don't have the perfect outfit? No sweat! Throw Back Hall is all about having fun, so mix and match eras or throw on whatever screams "retro" to you.

The dance floor transforms into a time capsule, with themed decorations and music transporting you straight back to each decade. It's the ultimate nostalgia trip,where you can learn the coolest dance moves (moonwalk or swing dance, anyone?) and share laughs with friends over tunes that defined generations.

But Throw Back Hall is more than just a dance party. It's a chance to connect with the past, learn about different cultures and trends, and appreciate the awesomeness of each era. It's a celebration of music, fashion, and most importantly, having a blast with your camp crew. So grab your best buds and your coolest threads, crank up the volume, and get ready to throw it back like never before! Throw Back Hall is gonna be epic!