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Kilcoo Camp

Kilcoo Camp

locations: Minden, ON; Moore Park, Toronto

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Kilcoo Camp
 

Kilcoo Camp  

Locations: Minden, ON; Moore Park, Toronto

Type:
Overnight camp
Categories:
Traditional (multi activity)
Cost:
$1,700 to $1,825/2 weeks
Age:
8 to 15
Gender:
All Boys
Capacity:
225

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Contact Name:
Patrick Tingley - Assistant Director

Phone Number:
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About this camp

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Since 1932, when Kilcoo was founded by Charles F. Plewman, thousands of boys and young men from Canada and around the world have shared a certain magic on the shores of Gull Lake in the Highlands of Haliburton.

Kilcoo helps to build self confidence, social responsibility, and appreciation of others, but the magic really takes place when the sum of all the experiences and friendships come together to create a most special time and feeling in our campers’ lives.

The majority of staff Kilcoo have been campers who have felt the same joy, happiness and security from their summer experiences. Kilcoo enjoys its reputation as one of the foremost camps for boys in Canada, it is truly a “Maker of Men”.


The Our Kids review of Kilcoo Camp

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Kilcoo was founded in 1932, and is very much one of the great, classic Canadian camps. It reflects the Taylor Statten ideal, as did so many camps that were founded at the time. There was a nod to first nations culture, with John Lattimer, who took over the camp in 1938, know invariably as “Chief.” (The name of the camp, again like others founded at that time, was a similar nod.) The programs were traditional, based in watersports, canoeing, woods lore, and a boisterous celebration of the camp culture. Leadership has been absolutely consistent, with David Lattimer taking over the directorship from his father in 1985. Campers past and present are absolutely loyal to the camp, in large part due to the consistency of the program leadership down through the decades. They all feel that attending Kilcoo is about more than a summer, it’s a chance to participate in something larger, with a longer arc, and centered around an amiable set of priorities and values. And, indeed, it’s all of that, which is a draw for generations of campers, both locally and from around the world.

Camp Address
Minden, ON, Moore Park, Toronto

Session Calendar

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Overnight Camp
All Boys
Ages: 8 - 16
Traditional (multi activity) $5,100/month
Minden,ON
10735-10737 Hwy #35
Jun 28-Jul 25 $5,100/month
Minden,ON
10735-10737 Hwy #35
Jul 29-Aug 25 $5,100/month
Rope courses|Wilderness Out-tripping|Wilderness Skills|Theatre Arts|Arts & Crafts|Pottery/ceramics |Woodworking|First-aid/lifesaving |Strength and Conditioning|Archery|Baseball/Softball|Basketball|Board Sailing|Canoeing|Fishing|Football|Gaga|Hiking|Hockey|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Mountain Biking|Ping Pong|Rock Climbing|Sailing/Marine Skills|Soccer|Swimming|Tennis|Ultimate Frisbee|Volleyball|Whitewater Rafting
Overnight Camp
All Boys
Ages: 8 - 12
Traditional (multi activity) $2,950/2 weeks
Minden,ON
10735-10737 Hwy #35
Jun 28-Jul 11 $2,950/2 weeks
Minden,ON
10735-10737 Hwy #35
Jul 12-25 $2,950/2 weeks
Minden,ON
10735-10737 Hwy #35
Jul 29-Aug 11 $2,950/2 weeks
Minden,ON
10735-10737 Hwy #35
Aug 12-25 $2,950/2 weeks
Rope courses|Wilderness Out-tripping|Wilderness Skills|Theatre Arts|Arts & Crafts|Pottery/ceramics |Woodworking|First-aid/lifesaving |Strength and Conditioning|Archery|Baseball/Softball|Basketball|Board Sailing|Canoeing|Fishing|Football|Gaga|Hiking|Hockey|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Mountain Biking|Ping Pong|Rock Climbing|Sailing/Marine Skills|Soccer|Swimming|Tennis|Ultimate Frisbee|Volleyball|Whitewater Rafting

Director's Message

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David Latimer, Camp Director

David “Lub” Latimer has been the Director of Kilcoo Camp since 1985. With his extensive experience at Kilcoo, as well as other Ontario camps as a camper and staff member, David is uniquely qualified to lead Kilcoo. He brings to this role an exceptional skill in working with campers and staff alike and is receptive and responsive to the needs, wishes and feelings of everyone at the Kilcoo campground.

In his ‘free time’ David is an active volunteer in several youth organizations including The Regent Park Duke of York Children’s Foundation. David also sits on the Board of Camp Awakening. He is a member of the Society of Camp Directors and in 1993 was awarded the prestigious Canada’s Birthday Achievement Award presented by the City of Toronto for excellence in volunteering. Also, in January 2000 he was awarded Toronto’s “Volunteer of the Year Award.” In the fall of 2001, David, along with his father John Latimer, and Richard Wernham and his wife Julia West, began the huge task of founding a new private school in Toronto. The result was Greenwood College School, opening their doors in September 2002 to grade 7 and 9 classes. The school is now grade 7 through 12 and it continues to grow.

David’s wife Beth, an art teacher for young children, echoes his enthusiasm and commitment to Kilcoo. She provides understanding and encouragement, as the two work together for the well being of the camp. They are also the proud parents of identical twin boys TJ and Charlie (both Kilcoo staff), born May 2001, and daughter Brooke, born June 2003.


Accommodation & Property Details

Property details

Sleeping Accommodations

  • Cabins

Amenities

  • Electricity in Sleeping Area

Washrooms Facilities

  • Flush Toilets
  • Outhouses
  • Showers (indoor)

Sports facilities

  • Archery Range
  • Baseball Diamond
  • Basketball Court
  • Climbing Wall
  • Rope Course
  • Running Track
  • Soccer Field
  • Tennis Court(s)

Landscape

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


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Cost & Financial Aid

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Cost: $1,700 to $1,825 /2 weeks

Payment Options:

Deposit required with acceptance Yes

Busing

  •   Arrival Day$100.00
    Location Address Pick up Drop off
    Sterling Hall School 99 Cartwright Avenue, North York, ON, Canada 12:00 pm Not provided
    Kilcoo Camp 10735 Highway 35, Minden Hills, ON, Canada Not provided 2:15 pm
  •   Departure Day$100.00
    Location Address Pick up Drop off
    Kilcoo Camp 10735 Highway 35, Minden Hills, ON, Canada 10:00 am Not provided
    Sterling Hall School 99 Cartwright Avenue, North York, ON, Canada Not provided 12:30 pm

Associations

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

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Camp Locations

  • Minden, ON
    10735-10737 Hwy #35, Minden, Ontario, K0M 2K0
  • Moore Park, Toronto
    403-150 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario, M4P 1E8

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Contact Name
Patrick Tingley - Assistant Director

Phone Number:
Phone Camp

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