Our "Dogs" Tribe are usually boys who have completed 4th and 5th grade and live in Dog Valley in the center of camp. We always have 2 counselors living in their cabins. The Dogs tribe can sign up for any activity, however only completed 5th-grade campers only can sign up for Paintball, Surfing, and Wake Boarding. They live in 'Dog Valley' in the centre of camp next to the Infirmary.
We place campers in cabins by the grade that they have just completed. The cabins are then split up into Tribes, which are like mini camps of boys who are close to the same age. There is a head counselor in every tribe who is responsible for those boys and their counselors. They get a chance to visit with older or younger boys during free time, some evening programs, and weekend games.
On top of the 'Old Man of the Mountain' award, the Dog's tribe have a long-standing tradition called the 'Dog Bone'. This is an evening of self-reflection and tribe appreciation where the boys talk about their favorite parts of camp and moments that were special to them. Each session one camper will get awarded the 'Dog Bone' for going above and beyond to be a great friend, great camper and role model to other campers. That individual will have their name carved into the 'Dog Bone' forever.