Children’s Camps 2020 (Ages 7-13)

Please note: All May, June and July events (including Children’s Camps and Youth Programs) have been cancelled. Please read our COVID-19 Statement here.

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Once again, we will be offering Four weeks of Children’s Camps!

In response to the increased interest in our camps and our desire to ensure that all children have an opportunity to come to camp, we are again offering an additional week of children’s camp! The dates & themes for each week of our 2020 Children’s Camps are as follows (prices do not include HST):

Week 1 (July 5–11) Fractured Fairy Tales. Stories and fairy tales characters are all mixed up this week at camp. There are dragons in the dining hall, toad knights, and mythical creatures all around! Who knows who we’ll meet this week at camp. Imagination, storytelling, and adventures abound.  (Fee: $542)

Week 2: (July 12–18) Wheel of Themes. Each day at camp we will spin a GIANT WHEEL to decide our day’s wild theme. Favourites from 2019 included Pride Day, Backwards Day, Winter in July and more! Expect the unexpected during this fun filled week. Do you have a suggestion for the wheel? We’d love to hear it! (Fee: $542)

Week 3: (July 19–25) Wizarding Week. Potion making, Quidditch Tournaments, Wand Building, Capture the Dragon’s Egg, and surprising visits from magical characters are some favourite Unicamp wizarding activities! Grab your cloaks and join us for the most magical week of the year!  (Fee: $542)

Week 4: (July 26–July 31) Out of This World. Have you ever wondered what is out there in outer space? This is a very special week as Mike “the Star Guy” Cormier returns to Unicamp! Mike will once again be bringing his telescope and enthusiasm for all things space! Looking to the skies, we will explore, imagine, wonder and learn together! In addition to star gazing we will experiment with science, build model rockets, and journey to infinity and beyond!eking to explore the galaxies far far away…  (Fee: $460)

Please note: All May, June and July events (including Children’s Camps and Youth Programs) have been cancelled. Please read our COVID-19 Statement here.

Packing List for Children’s Camps:

Please click on the link below to access the packing list.

Unicamp Camper Packing List

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Again this year we are offering programs with Rawhide Adventures!  Our 7-11 year olds can enrol in the ‘Horse Play’ program to learn about and connect with horses!  Campers 12 years and older can sign up for a trail ride adventure.

Trail Riding Adventure: This adventure is offered during Children’s Camp and Jouth Camp to campers 12+ years of ages. During this hour-long program, children greet the horses and go for a riding adventure through the rolling hills of Mulmur Township. (As children will be riding on their own, there are no exceptions to the 12 yr+ rule.) Cost: $60 per camper per ride, plus 13% HST.

Horse Play Time: This adventure is offered to those Children’s campers who are too young to ride. For an hour they spend time with the horses, starting with grooming and then with controlled pony rides in the corral, where they have a ‘one on one’ helper leading them and talking to them about riding. This adventure costs $30 +HST per camper for the hour per visit, with a group of 4 – 6 campers.

Our Children’s Camp Program

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Unicamp Kid Camps are a truly magical time filled with fun, friends, learning, and growth. Each week is filled with a wide variety of creative and enriching activities and games, all surrounded in the beauty of the Niagara Escarpment. Below is a sampling of our daily schedule.

Morning Program: We start our days with the option of an early Polar Bear Dip in the pond. Campers are woken up by the first bell of the morning with the option to awaken their senses in the cool waters of our spring-fed pond. After a nutritious breakfast, campers head back to their cabin for a quick clean up and ensure that they are ready for the day’s activities.

At Morning Rally campers dance, play games, sing, and split into groups attending their first program of the day. After a quick snack and just enough time to change, campers head off to their second program. Programs fall into a few categories: arts and crafts, sports, pond, theme focused, classic, and suggestions. There is no shortage of options to choose from!

Afternoon Programs: After lunch, campers head back to their cabins to have a bit of an afternoon rest. Staying in their cabins provides an opportunity for quiet card games, reading, writing letters to friends and loved ones back home, and planning for the talent show. Campers head to their third program, have a snack, and then get ready for the Camp Wide Game. Camp Wide Games are games that involve all of the campers, CITs, LITs, and Staff playing together across our full property. Notable games are, Capture the Flag, Unicamp Cup, Quidditch, and Survival.

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Free Time: Running around during the Camp Wide Games can get tiring; Free Time follows it, allowing campers to decide on what they want to do next: swim, shower, nap, hang out with friends, visit the chickens & goats, and much more before heading off to dinner.

Family Council: This is where the work of building community takes place. Campers and staff members gather together in their cabins to engage in relevant discussion—to work out conflicts, to make decisions about the week’s activities, and to share the joys and successes of their day.

Evening Program: The rest of the day is rounded out with a Game on the Common and an Evening Activity before Hug Patrol and Lights Out. Typical evening activities include Wish Night, Carnival, Counselor Hunt, campfires, Capture the Flag, scavenger hunts, Unicamp Olympics, movie nights and game shows. Wednesday nights are reserved for our camp-wide dance.

Hug Patrol: Each evening the Mini-common comes alive with activity as the Programming staff go and visit each cabin.  Campers let the program staff know if they would like a smile, high five, handshake, hug, that evening.  As with all aspects of our program, practicing our principles is interwoven into the shared camp experience, and this includes ensuring each person has a voice.

Excursion: Wednesday afternoon is our all-camp excursion. We venture out to a beautiful location where we hike, swim, picnic and play games. Campers return to camp both tired and exhilarated, ready for ice cream upon their return.

Sample Kid’s Camp Schedule:

7:45-8:00 – Polar Bear Dip
8:15-8:30 – KP
8:30-9:00 – Breakfast
9:00-9:30 – Cabin Clean
9:45-10:00 – Morning Rally
10:00-11:00 – Program 1
11:00-11:15 – Snack
11:15-12:15 – Program 2
12:15-12:30 – KP
12:30-1:00 – Lunch
1:00-2:00 – Quiet Time
2:00-3:00 – Program 3
3:00-3:15 – Snack
3:15-4:15 – Camp Wide Game
4:15-5:15 – Free Time
5:15-5:30 – KP
5:30-6:30 – Dinner
6:30-7:30 – Games on the Common
7:30-8:45 – Evening Activity
8:45-9:00 – Hug Patrol
9:15-10:00 – Family Council
10:00 – Lights Out