Traditional (multi activity)
8 - 15 (All Boys)
Special needs support:
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At Ponacka, boys age 10 and older attend camp for a four week session. Boys ages 7-9 years old as of July 1st, 2018 have the option of attending either for two or four weeks. Why four weeks? The longer stay is instrumental in developing personal growth, self confidence and self reliance. Lasting friendships are forged over the weeks together, enhanced by the group's canoe trip, led by their two counsellors. The youngest month campers go out on an overnight canoe trip on Lake Baptiste, the older boys go out for up to 7 days in Algonquin Park or Temagami. A month provides enough time for mastery of skills, including Red Cross and Life Saving Society levels in swimming, ORCKA canoeing and CanSail sailing is achievable without having to sacrifice playing sports (hockey, basketball and soccer), participating in the drama production (Harry Potter) and just having fun. Learning how to ride a horse, shoot an arrow at archery, create a stained glass masterpiece at arts and crafts, make a necklace at lapidary, get up on waterskis and conquer fear on the ropes course takes time and a boy has time in the four week session for all of that, plus more.
Our Counsellors in Training (CITs) are selected from the previous summer's 15 year old campers and then, if selected, go on to become counsellors the following summer. All of our counselling staff are former campers and CITs, many are second generation or even third generation Ponackians.
In addition to their canoe trip, older campers can elect to do our Adventure programs. We offer scuba diving clinics and certification courses, white water canoeing on the Madawaska River, hiking in the Adirondack mountain range, rock climbing on nearby rock walls and mountain biking in the Haliburton Forest Reserve.
For more information, our brochure or a home visit please contact us at: http://ponacka.com/contact-us/
Recreational Instructional Intense or Competitive
|Location||Address||Pick up||Drop off|
|Ponacka Camp Bus|
|Crescent School||2365 Bayview Ave, North York, ON M2L 1A2||1:30 pm||1:30 pm|