Take Action Camp is not your typical summer camp. Bringing together campers from across Canada and the world, it’s a place where kids can find their people—others who, like them, care about making the world a better place! Together, campers explore local and global issues, build tangible skills in areas like leadership and public speaking, and share opinions with one another as they dive into their passions and discover new ones. Each day brings new inspiration and ideas, and by the end of the week, campers have gained the skills to take action at home on the issue of their choice—from bullying, to local hunger, to world poverty, and more. They will be supported to follow anything they’re passionate about!
Camp is a home-away-from home for many campers: a place of acceptance, belonging, and a little thing we call Camp Magic. No one can quite define what Camp Magic is, but by the end of a week, it’s clear that something special has happened. Campers that were strangers on day one are friends by day two, and by day seven, they’re besties for a lifetime!
“My advice to other parents is to just let your child have the confidence to come to Take Action Camp and experience it, because it does take courage on their part to leave their family for a week and go visit a bunch of strangers,” says Rob Cowie, parent of a six-time camper. “But once they do, they realize they can change the world. When my daughter comes home, she has so many amazing stories. We feel like we want to be better now because she inspires us so much after camp.”
Of course camp wouldn’t be camp without the usual summer camp traditions! S’mores and singalongs around the campfire? Check! Spontaneous dance parties? Three times a day! Tie-dye, bracelet-weaving, basketball, soccer, relay races? For sure! If there’s one thing that’s certain about Take Action Camp, it’s that no two days are alike—and it’s an experience that definitely can’t be missed.
Take Action Camp Highlights:
Coaching Sessions & Breakout Groups: Campers are divided into groups by age and spend time each day with their counsellors delving into social issues, taking part in fun modules and games to build leadership skills, and engaging in meaningful group discussions.
Take Action Day: It’s not just talk! One day of the week is dedicated to volunteering at a local organization as a group. Past placement has included food banks, an organic farm and community shelter.
Action Planning: Guided by their counsellors, campers take their interests, talents and passions and turn them into a tangible, step-by-step plan to take action in their community or school.
Minga Games: Who will be Minga Games Champion?! Each camper is part of a colour team, taking part in fun, camp-wide games each day to compete for a winning title. Each day’s challenge is different, from lip-synch battles to scavenger hunts, and more!
Choice Time: It’s free time, with choices! Each day, campers can spend time taking part in activity of their choosing, whether it’s soccer, journaling, reading or a jam session.
Guest Speakers: Each week at camp includes appearances from special guests and motivational speakers who share experience, expertise and inspiration.
About Take Action Camp
Take Action Camp, located in Bethany, Ontario, about an hour and a half outside Toronto, is a place for kids 9-18 to discover their passions, build leadership skills and learn how to make a difference at home and abroad. For many kids, camp is a home-away-from-home, a safe place where they can be themselves, express their opinions and find support for their goals and passions. It is far from being your typical summer camp!
Register & find out more:
(toll-free) 1-877-638-6931 x 510 or (416) 964-8942 x 510
Take Action Camp also runs in Arizona, U.S.—contact us to learn more!