The property features a half-mile long lake that remains completely unspoiled, undeveloped and protected and is ideal for swimming, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, and small-boat sailing. The property has been privately owned by the same family for over 200 years. No motorboats are permitted on the lake. Certified water safety staff are present for all waterfront activities.
The lake plays a central role at Camp Choconut – the boys are required to swim every day. Most days they elect to return to the lake during free time.
One of the first things we do is hold a meeting to discuss water safety. One of the main rules of camp is that no one is allowed near the water unless the lake flag flies from a pole in the cabin area. When the flag flies, everyone knows that qualified supervision is at the lake and they can go.
Then it is a mad dash to grab towels and head down the path for swimming, jumping, canoeing and fishing!