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Kandalore
Kandalore
1143 Kandalore Road
Algonquin Highlands, Ontario,
K0M 1J2

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Kandalore

1143 Kandalore Road, Algonquin Highlands, Ontario, K0M 1J2
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Type:
Overnight camp, Family programs
Categories:
Traditional (multi activity)
Special Needs:
Yes, Mild support (Not all campers have special needs)
Cost:
$2,460 to $2,725/2 weeks
Age:
6 to 16
Gender:
Coed
Capacity:
290
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Tyler Walker, Assistant Director

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About this camp

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Kandalore is the finest traditional camp in Canada, providing the best of both canoe tripping and in-camp activities. For more than 70 years, Kandalore has given campers (6-15 years of age) the opportunity to know and be themselves. We've created a warm and supportive environment where kids can express their individuality, grow in self-confidence and build friendships that last a lifetime. Camp Sessions are 1, 2, or 4 weeks in length. Leadership programs for 16 & 17 year olds.

We currently have a number of Pathfinder Leadership Program scholarships available for teens born in 2002 (turning 16 this year). Application deadline is March 1st, 2018. Applying is easy, we hope to hear from you. 


The Our Kids review of Kandalore

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Founded more than 70 years ago, the Kandalore program is firmly based in the traditions of camping in Canada, as well as the traditions unique to the camp. All-camp campfires bookend the camper experience, including the Chapter Fire, a signature event held at the end of each month. There’s a lot of whimsy, too, such as the regatta, a day-long program held each session. Those things, and many more, contribute to a camp culture that is vibrant, active, inclusive, and fun. There are some very nice cross-generational programs, including Fairy Night, when senior girls dress up and visit the youngest campers to surprise them with a girls-only campfire. It’s as charming as it is affective. Leadership seeks to provide appropriate challenges, including canoe trips, as a cornerstone of the program, through which campers can build confidence in themselves and in their ability to work with others toward a common goal. 

Camp Address
1143 Kandalore Road, Algonquin Highlands, Ontario, K0M 1J2, Canada

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Overnight Camp
Coed
Ages: 17
Leadership training $5,710
Minden,ON
1143 Kandalore Road
Jun 26-Aug 27 $5,710
Mindfulness Training|First-aid/lifesaving |Credit Courses|Environment|Leadership training|Language Studies|Public Speaking/Debate|Skilled Trades Activities|Instructor lead (one on one)|Instructor lead (group)|Archery|Baseball/Softball|Basketball|Canoeing|Cycling|Fishing|Gymnastics|Hiking|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Mountain Biking|Whitewater Rafting|Sailing/Marine Skills|Skiing/Snowboarding|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Volleyball|Waterskiing/Wakeboarding|Sports-Instructional and Training|Track and Field|Yoga|Cheer|Rugby|Diving|Rock Climbing|Ping Pong|Gaga|Football|Arts & Crafts|Circus|Theatre Arts|Painting|Cooking|Woodworking|Drawing|Pottery/ceramics |Guitar|Fantasy/superhero|Wilderness Out-tripping|Rope courses|Wilderness Skills|Travel
Overnight Camp
Coed
Ages: 17
CIT/LIT Program $4,950
Minden,ON
1143 Kandalore Road
Jun 26-Aug 27 $4,950
Mindfulness Training|First-aid/lifesaving |Credit Courses|Environment|Leadership training|Language Studies|Public Speaking/Debate|Skilled Trades Activities|Instructor lead (one on one)|Instructor lead (group)|Archery|Baseball/Softball|Basketball|Canoeing|Cycling|Fishing|Gymnastics|Hiking|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Mountain Biking|Whitewater Rafting|Sailing/Marine Skills|Skiing/Snowboarding|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Volleyball|Waterskiing/Wakeboarding|Sports-Instructional and Training|Track and Field|Yoga|Cheer|Rugby|Diving|Rock Climbing|Ping Pong|Gaga|Football|Arts & Crafts|Circus|Theatre Arts|Painting|Cooking|Woodworking|Drawing|Pottery/ceramics |Guitar|Fantasy/superhero|Wilderness Out-tripping|Rope courses|Wilderness Skills|Travel
Overnight Camp
Coed
Ages: 6 - 16
Traditional (multi activity) $2,460
Minden,ON
1143 Kandalore Road
Aug 13-27 $2,460
Mindfulness Training|First-aid/lifesaving |Credit Courses|Environment|Leadership training|Language Studies|Public Speaking/Debate|Skilled Trades Activities|Instructor lead (one on one)|Instructor lead (group)|Archery|Baseball/Softball|Basketball|Canoeing|Cycling|Fishing|Gymnastics|Hiking|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Mountain Biking|Whitewater Rafting|Sailing/Marine Skills|Skiing/Snowboarding|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Volleyball|Waterskiing/Wakeboarding|Sports-Instructional and Training|Track and Field|Yoga|Cheer|Rugby|Diving|Rock Climbing|Ping Pong|Gaga|Football|Arts & Crafts|Circus|Theatre Arts|Painting|Cooking|Woodworking|Drawing|Pottery/ceramics |Guitar|Fantasy/superhero|Wilderness Out-tripping|Rope courses|Wilderness Skills|Travel
Overnight Camp
Coed
Ages: 6 - 16
Traditional (multi activity) $4,610
Minden,ON
1143 Kandalore Road
Jul 30-Aug 27 $4,610
Mindfulness Training|First-aid/lifesaving |Credit Courses|Environment|Leadership training|Language Studies|Public Speaking/Debate|Skilled Trades Activities|Instructor lead (one on one)|Instructor lead (group)|Archery|Baseball/Softball|Basketball|Canoeing|Cycling|Fishing|Gymnastics|Hiking|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Mountain Biking|Whitewater Rafting|Sailing/Marine Skills|Skiing/Snowboarding|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Volleyball|Waterskiing/Wakeboarding|Sports-Instructional and Training|Track and Field|Yoga|Cheer|Rugby|Diving|Rock Climbing|Ping Pong|Gaga|Football|Arts & Crafts|Circus|Theatre Arts|Painting|Cooking|Woodworking|Drawing|Pottery/ceramics |Guitar|Fantasy/superhero|Wilderness Out-tripping|Rope courses|Wilderness Skills|Travel
Overnight Camp
Coed
Ages: 6 - 16
Wilderness Out-tripping $5,710/week
Minden,ON
1143 Kandalore Road
Jul 30-Aug 27 $5,710/week
Mindfulness Training|First-aid/lifesaving |Credit Courses|Environment|Leadership training|Language Studies|Public Speaking/Debate|Skilled Trades Activities|Instructor lead (one on one)|Instructor lead (group)|Archery|Baseball/Softball|Basketball|Canoeing|Cycling|Fishing|Gymnastics|Hiking|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Mountain Biking|Whitewater Rafting|Sailing/Marine Skills|Skiing/Snowboarding|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Volleyball|Waterskiing/Wakeboarding|Sports-Instructional and Training|Track and Field|Yoga|Cheer|Rugby|Diving|Rock Climbing|Ping Pong|Gaga|Football|Arts & Crafts|Circus|Theatre Arts|Painting|Cooking|Woodworking|Drawing|Pottery/ceramics |Guitar|Fantasy/superhero|Wilderness Out-tripping|Rope courses|Wilderness Skills|Travel
Overnight Camp
Coed
Ages: 16
CIT/LIT Program $4,780/month
Minden,ON
1143 Kandalore Road
Jul 30-Aug 27 $4,780/month
Mindfulness Training|First-aid/lifesaving |Credit Courses|Environment|Leadership training|Language Studies|Public Speaking/Debate|Skilled Trades Activities|Instructor lead (one on one)|Instructor lead (group)|Archery|Baseball/Softball|Basketball|Canoeing|Cycling|Fishing|Gymnastics|Hiking|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Mountain Biking|Whitewater Rafting|Sailing/Marine Skills|Skiing/Snowboarding|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Volleyball|Waterskiing/Wakeboarding|Sports-Instructional and Training|Track and Field|Yoga|Cheer|Rugby|Diving|Rock Climbing|Ping Pong|Gaga|Football|Arts & Crafts|Circus|Theatre Arts|Painting|Cooking|Woodworking|Drawing|Pottery/ceramics |Guitar|Fantasy/superhero|Wilderness Out-tripping|Rope courses|Wilderness Skills|Travel
Overnight Camp
Coed
Ages: 16
Traditional (multi activity) $1,495/week
Minden,ON
1143 Kandalore Road
Aug 13-20 $1,495/week
Minden,ON
1143 Kandalore Road
Aug 20-27 $1,495/week
Credit Courses|CIT/LIT Program|Public Speaking/Debate|Instructor lead (group)|Archery|Baseball/Softball|Basketball|Canoeing|Cycling|Fishing|Gymnastics|Hiking|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Mountain Biking|Sailing/Marine Skills|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Volleyball|Waterskiing/Wakeboarding|Sports-Instructional and Training|Yoga|Cheer|Rugby|Diving|Arts & Crafts|Painting|Cooking|Woodworking|Drawing|Pottery/ceramics |Guitar|Fantasy/superhero|Wilderness Out-tripping|Rope courses|Wilderness Skills

Director's Message

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Janice Greenshields, Director

There are countless benefits to sending your camper to Camp Kandalore.  Our parents see great value in the soft skills which are taught and social and emotional growth that our campers return home with at the end of their camp stay.  Our camp experience helps to provide campers with growth in independence, care and respect for others and the opportunity to build self-esteem and self-confidence. 

Our staff absolutely love watching our campers develop their hard skills over the course of the summer.  The campers find so much pride and accomplishment when finally accomplishing a skill they have been working so hard to achieve.  Whether they hit their first bullseye in archery, mastered their J stroke at canoeing, completed their first deep water roll in kayaking or learned how to get up on waterskis – each day brings new challenges and new accomplishments.


Accommodation & Property Details

Property details

Sleeping Accommodations

  • Cabins

Amenities

  • Electricity in Sleeping Area

Washrooms Facilities

  • Composting Toilets
  • Flush Toilets
  • Showers (indoor)

Sports facilities

  • Archery Range
  • Basketball Court
  • Climbing Wall
  • Rope Course
  • Soccer Field
  • Swimming Pool

Landscape

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


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Cost & Financial Aid

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Cost: $2,460 to $2,725 /2 weeks

Payment Options:

Deposit required with acceptance Yes
Credit card payment Yes

Discounts

Discount for 3rd child 10%
Discount for 4th child 10%

Scholarships & awards:

  • Amici Charity

    Amount: 95% Deadline: Rolling annually
    Type: Need based
    Details: Amici provides funding for children from low-income families to attend an overnight partner camp in Ontario Camp is a unique environment that is different from home and school. At camp, children have the opportunity to improve their self-confidence, make new friends, and develop life skills such as independence, teamwork, and goal-setting. Most importantly, summer camp is fun! Girls and Boys between the ages of 7 – 17 years are eligible to apply for Amici funding.
  • Camp Kandalore - Pathfinder Leadership Scholarship

    Amount: 100% Deadline: March 01, 2018 annually
    Type: Merit based
    Age: 15 to 16
    Details: Anyone turning 16 years old in 2018 will want to apply for Camp Kandalore's Pathfinder Leadership program scholarship. It combines an incredible Leadership experience with the development of hard and soft skills, along with a 5-day white water canoe trip down the beautiful Madawaska River. But what sets this teen leadership program above all others is the additional benefit of earning OSSD High School credits, and the 'in' you'll receive if you want to work at camp in the future. The Pathfinder leadership scholarship is open for entries until March 1st, 2018. And one lucky teen will win this opportunity of a lifetime free of charge. In addition to the grand prize, several additional finalists and runners up will also receive significant awards. The winners can choose to attend one of two sessions: July or August. Who is eligible The contest is open to all students born in 2002 (turning 16 years old in 2018). Successful applicants will demonstrate they possess leadership potential and character, camp related skills, and the enthusiasm to be part of the program. Why apply? Why not? Former Disney CEO, Michael Eisner, summed it up when he described his days as a summer camp counselor as some of the most valuable leadership training he has ever had. The Pathfinder Program at Camp Kandalore is a one month Leadership Program that prepares teens for a staff role as a counsellor, and provides sought after life skills for any career path. When in camp, the Pathfinder leaders will specialize in specific camp activities. They will also be placed in camper cabins where they will build experience working with our youngest campers. The focus on soft skill development through closely working with campers and shadowing counsellors is extremely valuable. Workshops on communication, team work, leadership styles and decision making help to groom these young people into capable and confident leaders. Many Pathfinder Leaders move on to work at camp and become counsellors at Kandalore, but all will build the social skills, confidence, creativity and independence that young people need to be successful in today’s world. Plus... come to camp and earn a high school credits! All Pathfinders can come away with the following credit and certifications: - Healthy Living and Outdoor Activities (PAD30) - Emergency First Aid and CPR-C - Bronze Medallion and /or Cross - ORCKA Flatwater Certifications - 40 hours of community service

    Application Details: Applying is fairly easy. Simply complete the application form and email it to [email protected] along with a letter of intent explaining why you would like to take part in the Pathfinder Leadership Program and what makes you a good candidate for the program. Those applicants who qualify will be contacted for an interview with one of our directors. All applicants must be submitted by March 1st, 2018. What are you waiting for. The value of the awards is significant monetarily, though the true value is in the experience itself. Few opportunities will have such a lasting impact on a teens life as this. Don't wait...apply today. Somebody's going to win it. Could it be you?

Busing

  •   Arrival$65.00
    Location Address Pick up Drop off
    Loblaws 11 Redway Rd, East York, ON M4H 1P6 Not provided Not provided
    Camp Kandalore 1143 Kandalore Road, Algonquin Highlands, ON, K0M 1J2 Not provided Not provided
  •   Departure$65.00
    Location Address Pick up Drop off
    Camp Kandalore 1143 Kandalore Road, Algonquin Highlands, ON, K0M 1J2 Not provided Not provided
    Loblaws 11 Redway Rd, East York, ON M4H 1P6 Not provided Not provided

Stories & Testimonials

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Learning to Solo

Campers take part in daily swim and canoe classes where they can work on their levels and prepare for their canoe trip!


Bulls-Eye!

Archery is one of our most popular activities!


Checking Sign-Up Sheets

Each Night campers sit down with their counsellor and select their own individual program for the next day! All Kandalore instructional classes are taught in single-sex classes of the same age. Campers have over 20 activities to choose from over the course of their stay at camp!


Climbing at Kandalore

Kandalore offers 4 different climbing experiences! First take on the challenge of our 3 story indoor climbing wall, then move out to our 3 outdoor natural rock climbing areas, you can also give our 65 foot tandem swing a shot and for a new challenge you can try out high ropes challenge course!


In the News

News

January 19, 2018 - Pathfinder Leadership Scholarship Deadline - March 1, 2018

Know an outstanding student turning 16 in 2018? Apply for one of many scholarships valued at up to $4,758. ...


December 21, 2016 - 2017 Kandalore Pathfinder Leadership Scholarship for 16 year olds

Know a teen turning 16 years old in in 2017? They could win a once in a lifetime experience. Application deadline: Feb 1, 2017. ...


March 9, 2016 - THE KANDALORE PATHFINDER LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP 2016

Earn a once in a lifetime opportunity to attend Camp Kandalore's Pathfinder Leadership Program this summer! ...



Associations

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

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