A DIFFERENT DAILY ACTIVITY SCHEDULE FOR EACH CAMPER
Wondering how that’s even possible? Well we start with over 50 fun summer camp activities. Over the years, we’ve developed systems run by caring staff that make daily schedules possible for each camper. They’re based on what campers tell us they want to do and what parents tell us they’d like their campers to try. And while building more than 100 schedules each day is complicated, it’s worth it. When campers do what they like best each day, they thrive! Plus, our “choose your fun summer camp activities” approach builds independence and advocacy skills, while encouraging our campers to improve their decision-making abilities. It also reduces anxiety, as campers spend their day doing what they enjoy, and where they are comfortable.
We strongly encourage, but don’t force campers to make choices outside their comfort zones too. Staff will invite them along just to “watch” an activity, confident that they will want to take part once they see how much fun other campers are having. Other times it takes small steps over two or three days for campers to build up their confidence to try an activity. For example, campers who want to try horse back riding but are apprehensive, may have a first day goal of feeding or touching a horse. Day two might include sitting on a horse but not moving. And hopefully by day three, the camper will agree to mount the horse, sit comfortably in the saddle, and have one of our riding staff lead them around the ring.
CAMPERS SELECT THE FUN SUMMER CAMP
ACTIVITIES THEY PREFER
Amazing Waterfront Camp Activities
Picture a warm, sunny day by the lake. Campers swimming, canoeing, water-skiing, jumping on our water trampoline, building a sand castle – a typical afternoon at Camp.
Land Sports, Ropes, Archery & More
Ride a horse or bike along our beautiful trails. Play your favourite sport. Practice climbing on our ropes course. Improve your aim at archery. Pick your new favourite!
For campers who want to explore their creative side, we offer arts & crafts, a complete wood-working shop, movie-making, drama, dance, music, talent shows and more.