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Youth Camp Sessions – Ages 7 to 14

Youth Camp ‘B’: Monday, July 17 – Friday, July 28 2023
Youth Camp ‘D’: Monday, August 7 – Friday, August 18 2023

Youth Camp B & D Cost: $1620 plus tax

*Prices are subject to change without notice

Our Youth Camp sessions are the quintessential John Island Camp experience! Youth Camp is an exciting 12 day program where campers will experience everything John Island has to offer. Skill Development, community living, and Canoe Tripping are key components of the Youth Camp experience.

Personal Choice Activities (PCAs)

Personal Choice Activities are selected prior to the summer when campers are registered for camp. Campers are able to choose 4 Personal Choice Activities that they will participate in over the course of their stay at camp. PCAs are attended daily and provide ample opportunity for campers to build competencies, skills, and knowledge in programs they are most interested in. At the end of the session, campers receive a written report from their instructor showing their progression in each PCA.

Sailing, Windsurfing, Canoeing, Kayaking, High Ropes, Low Ropes & Initiatives, Archery, Drama, Guitar, Arts & Crafts, Outdoor Living Skills (ODLS), Nature, and Land sports!

Cabin Life

Two counsellors are assigned to each cabin group and will live in cabin with campers throughout the entire session. As a group, campers and staff plan engaging cabin activities, eat meals together and will embark on a cabin out-trip adventure solidifying their bond.

Each day, campers and counsellors participate in programs planned specifically for their cabin groups. These programs are age appropriate and consist of programming from across all of the activity areas at John Island Camp. Campers will also participate in camp traditions such as Evening Programs, Theme Days and Colour Wars!

Out-Tripping

Out-Trips are an important part of the John Island Camp experience. During each Youth Camp session, every cabin will have the chance to participate in an out-trip adventure.

Campers will participate in trip preparation sessions to learn what they need to pack, how to set up equipment, and about leave no trace principles before heading out on their trip. If the group will be canoeing, they will participate in additional canoeing sessions prior to their departure. While on trip, campers learn to care for the natural environment and various methods of wilderness travel and camping.

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