Kawagama Day Camp

An adventure-based day camp on Kawagama Lake for kids in grades 1-6!

Each session of Kawagama Day Camp is Monday to Friday. Camp begins at noon on Mondays, and at 8:45 am on Tuesdays through Fridays. Camp ends at 5:30pm most days. The campers also have the opportunity to stay for the evening on Wednesday and participate in a hike and cookout.

Come for one week, two weeks, or every week! Campers will enjoy action-packed days full of fun and exciting activities. No need to pack a lunch, a daily delicious and nutritious hot lunch is included.

Activities

On Monday, campers choose two skill-based activities. Every day throughout the week they work on developing their skills and gaining competence. There are lots of activities to choose from! As well, each camper participates in a stroke improvement course every day. See chart below for a full list of our activity choices.

Moorelands Activity Picks

  • Swim Instruction (Mandatory)
  • Wilderness Survival Skills
  • Land, Lake and Sky (Nature science)
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Adventure Team Challenge
  • Vocal Music
  • Sports
  • Paddleboarding, Kayaking and Canoeing (must demonstrate swimming ability)
  • Archery (grade 5 & 6 only)
  • High Ropes Course (grade 5 & 6 only)

Themes

Each week at camp there is a fun theme, with related activities, meals, and stories woven into the schedule! We have exciting themes to look forward to this summer.  Theme information will be sent out with camper registration confirmation packages.

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Lunch

Healthy and hearty hot lunches are provided each day. Each lunch includes one entrée, a salad bar option, and of course, dessert! Here are some sample lunch menus that your camper can enjoy:

Example lunch one

  • Salad bar
  • Perogies
  • Rice
  • Veggie Mix
  • Watermelon

Example lunch two

  • Salad bar
  • Homemade soup
  • Chicken burgers
  • French fries
  • Oatmeal cookies

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Transportation

Kawagama Day Camp is located on a peninsula in Kawagama Lake, and the only way to get there is by boat! Campers may arrive by boat to the front dock of camp. Alternatively, campers can be picked up or dropped off at the government dock next to Mountain Trout House Marina and we will transport campers from the marina to the camp.

Morning Drop Off

On Mondays, drop-off is at noon to the front dock of Kawagama Day Camp, or to the government dock next to Mountain Trout House Marina.

Tuesday to Friday you may drop off campers from 8:45 – 9:00 am at camp. The Moorelands Kids’ boat will pick up campers and leave the government dock at 8:45 am.

Evening pick up

Regular pick up from camp is 5:15 to 5:30 pm. The Moorelands Kids boat will drop campers at the Government dock at 5:30 pm.

On the evening that your camper attends cookout (Wednesday), pick-up is at 7:00pm at the pick up dock of Kawagama Day Camp, or at the government dock next to Mountain Trout House Marina.

Staff

Kawagama Day Camp has highly qualified, caring staff, with a 1:2 staff to camper ratio. The staff are certified in many skill-based areas and are trained to help campers develop their confidence and improve their skills.

Friday Night Fun (optional)

On Friday nights Kawagama Day Camp campers have the opportunity to join Moorelands overnight campers for the theme dinner (skits, songs, costumes, and fun) and campfire to celebrate their week at camp. Parents are invited to join the fun and attend the campfire which begins at 7 pm and ends at 8:45 pm.

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Summer 2019

The rate for a 5-day camp session in 2019 is $280.

  • Session 1: July 8 – 12
  • Session 2: July 15 – 19
  • Session 3: July 22 – 26
  • Session 4: July 29 – August 2 (please note, session 4 girls is full)
  • Friday Night Fun (optional): $30 per session

Methods of Payment:

  1. PayPal (using a credit or debit card)
  2. Credit Card (Visa/MasterCard) – call our office @ 416-466-9987 x301
  3. Cheque (Payable to “Moorelands”) Mail to: Moorelands Kids, 250 Merton Street, Suite 501, Toronto, ON, M4S 1B1

 

 

What is “Friday Night Fun”?

On Friday nights Kawagama Day Camp campers have the opportunity to join Moorelands Camp overnight campers for the theme dinner (skits, songs, costumes, and fun)  and campfire celebrating their week at camp. Campers who stay for Friday Night Fun are picked up at the end of the evening from Kawagama Day Camp or from the Government Dock next to Mountain Trout House Marina at 9:00 pm. The cost is $30/session.

Parents are also invited to attend the campfire. They are able to park their boat at a dock at Kawagama Day Camp or can request a pick up from the government dock next to Mountain Trout House Marina.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Kawagama Day Camp is a small adventure-based day camp that shares facilities and programming with Moorelands Camp.  This year is going to be AMAZING! We have lots of great activities for campers to choose from including swimming lessons for every camper every day and adventure paddle boarding!

Kawagama Day camp focuses on skill and leadership development. Campers learn about and have opportunities to practice positive leadership skills at each of our activities. Every day campers work on skill-building activities of their choice. Additionally, there are group games and cabin activities.

Campers are supervised by staff at all times. Staff to camper ratio is 1:2.

Campers are placed in single-sex groups, with up to 10 campers. At certain times during the day, they participate in games and activities with their cabin group and at other times, campers are involved in their chosen skill-based activities which are coed.

Every cabin group has a cabin assigned to them. They can change for swimming and leave belongings (for example jackets or extra shoes) in the cabin for the entire week

All washrooms at camp have flushing toilets. The girls end and boys end each have 8 toilets that are shared. The Hub (recreation hall) and dining hall also have facilities for girls and boys.

Lunches include a hot entrée, salad bar and dessert. Those who do not like the entrée can easily make a meal from the salad bar; it always includes a protein.

Safety is our number one priority! If your child is ill or injured, they will be seen by the camp nurse and we will let you know. In case of an emergency, we will access the appropriate emergency services and inform you as soon as possible.

If your plans change, please let us know as soon as possible. All cancellations may be subject to a $30.00 administration fee and require at least 2 weeks’ notice. There is no refund for late cancellations.

Kawagama Day camp programming is for designed for week-long experiences. We do not provide daily or drop-in services.

On Monday, campers choose two activities in which they want to build skills in addition to a swimming lesson. Every day there are three activity periods ensuring that skills are built upon daily. The curriculum is planned to build skills; changing activities does not work well with the skill progression. If a camper is having problems within an activity, staff are always there to help them adjust.

If it rains during camp, staff have rainy day plans ready to go. Games and activities take place indoors or under cover so the fun continues!

Swimming is part of every day at camp. There are opportunities for both instructional swim and free swim.

Yes, there are some activities that are age restricted. Please see the activities section for details.

Your camper is welcome to stay for Friday Night Fun, even if you cannot join them. After 4:30 they will spend time with their cabin group doing activities, and then they will enjoy the theme meal, and the campfire. After Friday Night Fun pick up is at 8:45 pm.

If you are interested in overnight camp for a week, contact us for further information.  Call 416-466-9987 ext. 300 for more information.

 

If you require camp for your child before noon on Mondays, please contact us and we may be able to make arrangements.

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