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Camp Davern
Camp Davern
3555 Bolingbroke Road
Maberly, Ontario,
K0H 2B0

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Camp Davern
 

Camp Davern

3555 Bolingbroke Road, Maberly, Ontario, K0H 2B0
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Type:
Overnight camp
Categories:
Traditional (multi activity)
Cost:
$875 to $950/week
Age:
6 to 16
Gender:
Coed
Capacity:
50 to 150

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About this camp

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Since 1946, Camp Davern has been turning summer experiences into lifelong memories . Hidden inside over 150 acres of rolling hills and mature forest & 1 hour from both Kingston & Ottawa, Davern is an unforgettable experience that's close to home. At Camp Davern we lead by example, teach what counts & ensure that all campers are inspired & challenged to achieve great things.

Camp Address
3555 Bolingbroke Road, Maberly, Ontario, K0H 2B0, Canada

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Overnight Camp
Coed
Ages: 6 - 16
Traditional (multi activity) $3,295
Rope courses|Wilderness Out-tripping|Wilderness Skills|Acting Film & TV|Ballroom|Breakdancing|Hip hop|Jazz|Guitar|Jam Camp|Theatre Arts|Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Painting|Woodworking|Archery|Basketball|Canoeing|Cheer|Fishing|Football|Gaga|Hiking|Hockey|Sports-Instructional and Training|Swimming|Ultimate Frisbee|Volleyball|Yoga
Rope courses|Wilderness Out-tripping|Wilderness Skills|Acting Film & TV|Ballroom|Breakdancing|Hip hop|Jazz|Guitar|Jam Camp|Theatre Arts|Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Painting|Woodworking|Archery|Basketball|Canoeing|Cheer|Fishing|Football|Gaga|Hiking|Hockey|Sports-Instructional and Training|Swimming|Ultimate Frisbee|Volleyball|Yoga
Overnight Camp
Coed
Ages: 6 - 16
Traditional (multi activity) $1,695
Rope courses|Wilderness Out-tripping|Wilderness Skills|Acting Film & TV|Ballroom|Breakdancing|Hip hop|Jazz|Guitar|Jam Camp|Theatre Arts|Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Painting|Woodworking|Archery|Basketball|Canoeing|Cheer|Fishing|Football|Gaga|Hiking|Hockey|Sports-Instructional and Training|Swimming|Ultimate Frisbee|Volleyball|Yoga
Overnight Camp
All Girls
Ages: 6 - 16
Traditional (multi activity) $945
Rope courses|Wilderness Out-tripping|Wilderness Skills|Acting Film & TV|Ballroom|Breakdancing|Hip hop|Jazz|Guitar|Jam Camp|Theatre Arts|Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Painting|Woodworking|Archery|Basketball|Canoeing|Cheer|Fishing|Football|Gaga|Hiking|Hockey|Sports-Instructional and Training|Swimming|Ultimate Frisbee|Volleyball|Yoga

Director's Message

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Andrew Martin, Executive Director

Andrew is a leading professional in Summer Camping and Outdoor Education with over 15 years of management and development experience. A life long supporter of the camping movement, he believes strongly in the experiences and outcomes offered through summer camping and outdoor education across Canada. Eager to preserve the history and continue the legacy of Camp Davern’s over 70 years of camping excellence, Andrew is excited to contribute his creative skills and passion into the camp, as it looks to the future.

In addition to his guidance on the board of Camp Davern, Andrew has extensive experience with board governance, community engagement and social enterprise. With over 10 years of management experience in the charitable and non-profit sectors, he is a community builder committed to the development of diverse and inclusive spaces. An innovator of partnerships and collaboration, Andrew believes in the value of cooperation and collaboration. In the summer months, he can be found on site at Camp Can-Aqua, where he has been the Camp Director since 2012.


Accommodation & Property Details

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Sleeping Accommodations

  • Cabins

Amenities

  • Electricity in Sleeping Area

Washrooms Facilities

  • Flush Toilets
  • Outhouses
  • Showers (indoor)

Sports facilities

  • Archery Range
  • Basketball Court
  • Climbing Wall
  • Rope Course
  • Soccer Field
  • Tennis Court(s)

Landscape

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


Stories & Testimonials

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Andrew Martin Takes Over Camp Davern

The organization announced in February [of 2017] that Andrew Martin, had purchased the property and would reopen the camp in the summer. Martin has made a career out of the camp industry for more than 15 years, and said he believes in the value of camping, “especially going into a future that is overwhelmed with technology and a lack of social integration for young people.”

He said he was attracted to the “remarkable property” and “amazing facility” because it holds a lot of history as one of Ontario’s older camps. He’s looking to find out the “silly things” that made the camp unique such as “the name of that hill or the secret path that takes you to Finnigan’s house where kids go and write letters if they’re homesick.”


Once A Davern Girl, Always A Davern Girl

It was on a warm July day in 1948 that nine-year-old Judy Coleman became a Davern girl.

Boarding a train at Union Station, she and some of her cousins and friends travelled to Maberly, near Perth. There, they put their bags on a horse-drawn hay wagon and, after being greeted by Camp Davern’s director and staff, began to walk to the all-girls YWCA camp on Davern Lake, a 7-km journey that would have taken at least an hour and a half to complete.

As one of the younger campers at Davern that year, Judy slept in one of two cabins on the site, while others slept in tents pitched on wooden platforms. It was the first of six summers she spent at Davern.

“There was something very magical, special and bonding about a summer at camp,” says Coleman (now Laughton), “and the friendships made … have continued to this day, almost 67 years later.”


In the News

News

November 16, 2018 - Davern plans for Kingston Information Night

We are really looking forward to our Kingston information night that will be taking place in the New Year. Stay tuned to our Facebook Page! ...


November 30, -0001 - Early-bird Registration Now OPEN!

Let the 2019 camp adventure begin! ...



Associations

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

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