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Camp Wanapitei
Camp Wanapitei
Sandy Inlet
Temagami, Ontario,
P0H 2H0

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Eoin Wood (Woody) and Jennifer Jupp (JJ)

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Camp Wanapitei

Sandy Inlet, Temagami, Ontario, P0H 2H0

Type:
Overnight Camp
Categories:
Wilderness Out-tripping
Special Needs:
Yes, Mild support (Not all campers have special needs)
Cost:
$750 to $1,150/week
Age:
7 to 18
Gender:
Coed
Capacity:
100 to 120
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Eoin Wood (Woody) and Jennifer Jupp (JJ)

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About this camp

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The Wanapitei experience promotes self-reliance, cooperation, resilience and personal growth, through fun and challenging canoe trips in Canada’s north. Our highly skilled staff has introduced young people from around the world to adventures in beautiful and majestic northern landscapes. An experience with Wanapitei is a life long investment and life long friendships.

Camp Address
Sandy Inlet, Temagami, Ontario, P0H 2H0, Canada

Camp Session Calendar (2017)

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Type/Gender
Specialty
Location
Date
Bus
Cost
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Overnight Camp
Coed
Ages: 12 - 13
Wilderness Out-tripping $0 to $2,170
Temagami,ON
Sandy Inlet
Aug 15, 2016-Aug 28, 2018 $2,170
Overnight Camp
Coed
Ages: 14 - 15
Wilderness Out-tripping $0 to $2,295
Temagami,ON
Sandy Inlet
Aug 15, 2016-Aug 28, 2018 $2,295
Overnight Camp
Coed
Ages: 10 - 11
Wilderness Out-tripping $0 to $2,170
Temagami,ON
Sandy Inlet
Aug 15, 2016-Aug 28, 2018 $2,170

Accommodation & Property Details

Property details

Sleeping Accommodations

  • Cabins
  • Tents

Washrooms Facilities

  • Outhouses
  • Showers (indoor)

Sports facilities

  • Archery Range
  • Soccer Field

Landscape

  • Beach
  • Forested Area
  • Lake/Pond/River
  • Nature Trails
  • Open Field


Director's Message

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Eoin Wood and Jennifer Jupp, Director

Eoin Wood (Woody)

Summer camp has been an invaluable part of my life. For over 30 years I’ve been involved with children’s camping in Ontario. I’ve been a camper, counsellor, section head, instructor, canoe trip leader, program director and director (including directing Camp Wanapitei from 1997-1999). From 2000 – 2005 I was part of a directing team at Camp Arowhon in Algonquin Park and also the Camp Arowhon Outdoor Education Centre with my wife JJ (Jennifer Jupp) – my Co-Director at Wanapitei. I’ve sat on the  board of directors for the Ontario Camps Association (OCA), presented various topics at OCA conferences over the years as well as at the International Camping Congress in Quebec City.  More recently I have taken a position on the board of directors for the Society of Camp Directors, a collection of camp directing professionals based in Toronto.

Summer camp for me has become a family affair. Our daughter Anna began her camping career at the age of three weeks; she will be 12 before the start of this summer and our son Charlie moved to camp at 4 months old; he will be 5 this summer.  Both JJ and I have been involved with summer camp since early childhood and we have seen first hand the amazing benefits that summer camp can have on children and I am thrilled to be sharing that with my family.

For many people unfamiliar with canoe tripping the decision to send your child(ren) to camp can feel daunting. After all it may be very unfamiliar territory for both you and your child coupled with the general anxiety of being a parent and entrusting your child(ren) to others – we all recognize this as an important thing to do in our child’s development but it doesn’t make it any easier.   The truth is there are few things in life that provide the framework for building the strong leaders of tomorrow than canoe trips.  Without question the life skills that campers acquire by being on a Wanapitei canoe trip are instrumental in developing a strong sense of community, self confidence and passion for the wilderness.   Wanapitei provides fantastic canoe trips, great adventures, highly skilled and compassionate leaders, life long friendships and the tools to succeed in developing caring and compassionate people.  It truly is a place where genders learn to grow up together and respect one another. We are simply passionate about canoe tripping and all that it provides.

Jennifer Jupp (JJ)

Summer Camp has been the single largest and most consistent focus in my life (personally and professionally) since I was 9-years-old and attended an overnight camp for the first time.  Since that summer, I have literally counted the days from camps’ end in September until camp begins again in the late spring.  I have been directing Ontario Summer Camps for 23 years (Camp Arowhon,  YMCA-YWCA of Guelph Camp Nagiwa and Camp Wanapitei).  I have attended and presented at several professional conferences including:  The Ontario Camps Association Directors’ Conference,  The Canadian Association of Pediatric Oncology Camps Conference, The Council of Outdoor Educators of Ontario.  My work as a professional facilitator has focused on Diversity Training – I aid people and organizations as they learn how to work across difference.  To this end, I have had the pleasure of working with:  the City of Guelph, York Region, Camp Wenonah, the Ontario Camps Association (conference presenter) and St. Christopher’s Church (Burlington, ON).  I also have a specialized teaching degree in Outdoor and Experiential Education and have worked as an outdoor and environmental education high school teacher off and on for 14 years.  I have a deep passion for, and a commitment to, learning and growth in the out-of-doors.

My goal in life is to create an emotionally and physically safe place for children and adults to become and to belong.  I know for sure that canoe tripping is the ideal vehicle for creating this kind of safety.  The best way to contribute positively to our communities is to affect the way people relate to one-another.  I want to create a world where people are highly tolerant of others despite differences – where people lead others with confidence and humility – and where people love and cherish the earth.  I believe that we are doing that at Camp Wanapitei.  I am thrilled and honored to co-direct with Woody and to make Wanapitei a second home for my family and yours.

 


Cost & Financial Aid

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Cost: $750 to $1,150 /week

Payment Options:

Deposit required with acceptance Yes
Credit card payment Yes
Maximum installments available 4

Discounts

Discount if paid early 5%
Discount for 2nd child 10%
Discount for 3rd child 13%
Discount for 4th child 13%

Scholarships & awards:

  • Camp Wanapitei Camper Bursary Fund

    Amount: Varies Deadline: Rolling annually
    Type: Need based
    Age: 7 to 18
    Details: Concession of full or partial program fees awarded to 1-2 campers annually at the discretion of the camp directors. Based on need.

    Application Details: Inquire by e-mail: campinfo@wanapitei.net
  • Taylor Statten Camping Bursary Fund

    Amount: Varies Deadline: February 28, 2014 annually
    Type: Need based
    Age: 11 to 16
    Details: Families demonstrating financial need with children aged 11-16 (exceptions may be made for older campers) wishing to attend camp for up to one month.

    Application Details: Please contact Camp Wanapitei for an application form: trish@wanapitei.net. The TSCBF webpage outlines the full application process.

Busing

  •   Gravenhurst$84
    Location Address Pick up Drop off
    Gravenhurst McDonalds 1105 Bethune Drive, Gravenhurst, ON 12:30 pm 2:00 pm
  •   Toronto$118.50
    Location Address Pick up Drop off
    Julliard Public School 61 Julliard Drive, Vaughn, ON 10:45 am 3:30 pm
  •   Huntsville $68.25
    Location Address Pick up Drop off
    Huntsville Harvey's/Swiss Chalet 150 Hanes Rd, Huntsville, ON 2:00 pm 12:30 pm
  •   North Bay$61
    Location Address Pick up Drop off
    North Bay Bus Station 100 Station Road, North Bay, ON 3:30 pm 10:30 am
  •   Temagami$34
    Location Address Pick up Drop off
    Temagami Train Station 7 Lakeshore Drive, Temagami, ON 4:45 pm 8:15 am

Stories & Testimonials

News

Reflections 52 years Later

Here it is 52, yes 52 years, since i first started at camp with Stan and Laura Belle...we went to their home in Kitchener from Windsor, met up with other campers and continued with the Hodgins on to Wanapitei ...as a small child it was hard the first time, but over the next seven years it was the best experiences of my life. To this day, I remember camp like it was yesterday. It shaped me into the person i am today, and i am forever grateful. We have a cottage,and I still canoe and appreciate all that mother nature has to offer. Thanks again Wanapitei!


ORCKA Clinic

Each session our Wilderness Leaders in Training take part in a seven day moving-water clinic run by an ORCKA certified instructor. This past summer our August WLIT group traveled to the Dumoine River, where they had the opportunity to learn new paddling skills. All of the campers worked extremely hard and achieved levels through the ORCKA program.


Going Bananas

To mark the beginning of each session, we like to welcome the campers with an Opening Campfire. The Wanapitei staff truly enjoys nothing more than dressing-up in costumes and leading the campers in both new and old songs and skits. Whether a camper is at his or her first or fifth campfire they are guaranteed to have fun.


Taking in Centre Falls

This past July, our Temagami campers (ages 10-11) set out on a six day canoe trip in the Temagami area. The group left from Wanapitei and paddled to Diamond Lake, with its ancient pictographs, and into the famous Lady Evelyn Lake. From there they paddled up the south channel of Lady Evelyn to Center Falls. At Center Falls the group took a well deserved break from paddling and the heat. An afternoon of playing in the water at the base of the falls was exactly what the group needed before they began their journey back to the shores of Sandy Inlet and Wanapitei.


50 Days in the North

This past summer a group of 12 Voyageur II campers and two leaders set off at the beginning of July for the Yukon Territories. The group flew to Whitehorse and then took a shuttle to the South MacMillian River, where they began their 50 day adventure. From the South MacMillian, the group began a challenging up-stream portion that brought them to the South Nahanni River. After paddling down the South Nahanni for a few days, they headed up-stream to the Natla River. The group followed the Natla to the Keele River and ultimately to the MacKenzie and their final destination of Norman Wells. The group traveled through two territories, completed two challenging up-streams, and paddled some amazing whitewater. Their stories and pictures of the landscapes they saw are absolutely breathtaking. The trip truly was the experience of a lifetime.


The Best Summer

I completed the Wanapitei Leader in Training program and it was the best summer of my life so far. I was having adventures with my best friends, doing worthwhile work and learning a wide variety of new skills that will serve me well in whatever path I choose to follow. Most importantly for me, however, is that I spent almost every day, 24 hours a day, with my friends; creating together, supporting each other and learning from each other. Another thing that made it significant is that I spent time as a counselor and got to share what I love about camp with young children. The only downside was having to go back to school after such a fabulous summer.


In the News

News

November 10, 2015 - Wanapitei 101: What is Family Camp?

Family Camp runs from August 15th to 20th this summer, with a three night option available beginning August 17th. ...


November 10, 2015 - Co-Ed Rocks

How co-ed camps break down gender roles and encourage a whole person perspective. ...



Associations

  • The Ontario Camps Association Associations
  • Canadian Camping Association/ Association des camps du Canada Associations

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