The Camp Robin Hood program allows campers to experience a wide variety of activities during their stay at camp. Under the supervision of 2 well-trained counsellors, campers will participate in both cabin and specialty activities. During specialty activities, campers will be instructed by expert staff who have planned unique programs that enhance the camp experience. In addition to our daily program which includes twice daily swim instruction, campers may also participate in some of our optional programs such as Extended Days (Juniors), overnights (Intermediates and Seniors) or 3 day trips (Seniors) to Camp Walden, our overnight camp.
Munchies & Leppies (Pre-senior Kindergarten):
These pre-schoolers get extra special care; after all, this is a formative time for these campers and individual attention goes a long way towards the development of good values. That is why our ratio of staff to campers in this area is approximately 1 to 3. These campers are offered almost every camp program, including canoe, that is offered to our older campers. Their programs are adjusted according to the attention span and the abilities of these young campers.
Juniors, Intermediates and Seniors (Completed SK- Grade 7):
Along with twice daily swim instruction, our counsellors make certain that our campers are exposed to the full range of programs we have to offer. The counsellors get to know their campers and their needs and design their program to meet those needs. As well, our Intermediate and Senior Campers can make individual program choices through Hobby Hubs (Intermediates) and Options (Seniors), which allow them to focus on specific activities that they enjoy doing more often.
The Leadership Training Program: (Completed Grades 8 and 9):
Our experience indicates that a truly effective Leadership Training Program strives to develop knowledge and skills through the presentation of theory and the involvement of hands-on learning. Participation in regularly scheduled placements in a variety of areas at camp plays an important role as well. We believe that our LITs (14 year olds) and our CITs (15 year olds) need to understand age characteristics, age appropriate activities, behaviour management techniques and motivational approaches to be successful. A mandatory 3 day retreat early in the summer, allow us to reach our program objectives. We feel that the core elements of our program can be covered in 6 weeks. However, all LITs and CITs can benefit from a full 8 week program where they choose their own area of focus in the last 2 weeks of camp.