Children’s Camps

Grand Spectacular 2021. photo: Jeff Baker

Children’s Camps

Age: 7-13

To get on our Special Mailing List to Receive Information about our 2022 Children’s Camp, please contact Camp Director Jenny Thomas-Bojin.

Financial assistance is available if camp costs present a barrier to you. Please contact our Executive Director Yvette Salinas.

Packing List for Children’s Camps:

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

Unicamp Camper Packing List

A Day at Unicamp

Children’s Camp Talent Show

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.

Tie-Dye is a favourite camp activity

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.

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