Tribe Hunt is a camp staple that has been around since Laney’s inception. It is similar to a large game of ‘Hide-and-Go-Seek’ in the dark played over most of the camp grounds. The campers dress in dark clothing (some campers bring camouflage and face paint), and whichever tribe captures the most opposing tribesmen wins the game. The game is played with the entire camp and the first tribe points of the session are awarded that night.
Capture the Flag
Capture the Flag is a traditional game played on the large athletic field. It is played on two different nights and split between upper and lower camp. Each game is worth tribe points for the Apaches and Comanches.
Bombardment is THE game at Camp Laney. It is played during the Major Sports activity, all free times, and twice for night activity. It is played on two separate nights and split between upper and lower camp. The individual groups compete against each other for tribe points.
Blazer Animal Show
Each session the Blazer family from Heflin, AL brings an assortment of animals for an hour presentation. The Blazers have animals from all over the world, such as: a ring-tailed lemur from Madagascar, an African porcupine, and Ms. Kenya, the baboon.
Tribe Challenge happens once a session and is only for our upper camp (Cabins 9-16). Tribe Challenge is composed of four games in which the Apaches and Comanches compete for tribe points.
Scavenger Hunt occurs the same night as tribe challenge and is for the lower camp cabins (1-8). The campers compete against each other by cabin for this night activity. The campers have a list of about 25 items that they must find. Whichever cabin finds the most objects wins a free snack from the canteen.
Every session Becky Tucker comes to camp and brings all different types of snakes to show the boys. The Snake Show is also very informative for the boys as they learn about the differences in the snakes and how to act and react around the snakes. The favorite part of the Snake Show is the chance for the campers to help hold the python at the end of the show.
Skyline & Riverview Dances
Every session the Laney boys go dance with both Riverview Camp for Girls and Skyline Camp for Girls. The boys get dressed up and ride the bus over to the girls camp after supper. It’s probably two of the most looked forward to and talked about nights at camp.
The night activity for Sunday is campfire. All the campers gather around the campfire for a night full of stories and songs. We sing all the traditional favorite Camp Laney songs and the counselors do a great job providing all the entertainment by playing the guitar and singing.
Counselor Skit Night
Counselor Skit Night is one of the favorite nights for both the campers and the counselors. The counselors provide all the entertainment in the skits. Counselors come up with new skits and also, the traditional favorites such as WCMP News, Weather, and Sports are back every session.
Awards Ceremony & Final Bombardy
For the last night at camp, we have an awards ceremony where Honor Cabin (for the cabins that win the most cabin inspections) and Honor Cabin Boy (given to the most exemplary camper in each cabin) are given out. The campers also receive their individual awards and repeat awards. After the awards ceremony, the campers play one final round of Bombardy to determine the winner of the tribe trophy for the session. The gym can be heard for miles around during the final game. After the final game, all the campers and staff gather around the campfire to sing “Kumbaya”.