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The Land Canadian Adventures

10026 Ontario 28
Apsley, Ontario, K0L 1A0
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The Land Canadian Adventures  

10026 Ontario 28, Apsley, Ontario, K0L 1A0

  • Type:
    Day camp, Overnight camp
  • Focus:
    Adventure (multi)
  • Cost:
    $1,124 to $2,850/week
  • Ages:
    6 to 17
  • Gender:
    Coed
  • Main language:
    English
  • Capacity:
    5 to 7
  • Programs:
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  • Summary Profile

    About The Land Canadian Adventures

    The Land is a family-owned and operated outdoor education and wilderness guiding company based in Apsley.  We specialize in four-season backcountry travel, experiential education, and team building in the forests and on the lakes and rivers of The Land Between.  Our main goal has always been about creating opportunities for folks to deepen their relationship with themselves, each other and their environment and the natural world.

    In the summer, our focus turns to our two amazing youth camp programs: Young Trippers is our backcountry adventure canoe camp for tweens and teens, and Camp-to-Cottage offers week-long day camps for the kids 6 - 11 years of age.

    • Special needs: Yes, mild support. A few of our campers have special needs.


    COVID-19 Response 

    At The Land Canadian Adventures, we put the health and safety of our campers and staff above all else. We wear our PFD's, we pack comprehensive first aid kits, and we do everything within our power to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

    Part of what makes our camps so wonderful, even before 2020, is that we spend ALL of our time outdoors! We limit any time that campers would have to spend time inside to an absolute minimum, meaning that on the surface, we can continue to run our camps in a way that is next to "normal".

    All TLCA staff are fully vaccinated, and we highly encourage all campers to have received at least two doses of Canadian-approved vaccines prior to camp. * Please note that programming may be affected by any additional measures we have to take to deliver camp safely for unvaccinated individuals. *

    Throughout all of our programming, we strive to maintain a 6ft-10ft distance between all staff and campers (with the exception of campers who are already bubbled together). Fun fact: in a canoe, the bow and stern paddlers are already 6ft apart from each other! Any time that maintaining said distance is not possible, such as around the campfire, or while food is being prepared, staff and campers must wear a mask.

    Young Tripper group max is 7 campers. Camp-to-Cottage group max is 5 campers.

    All gear is appropriately sanitized (eg. paddles), washed (eg. sleeping bags), and/or aired out (eg. tents) between camp sessions.

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  • Programs, Rates & Dates

    Programs and Sessions Calendar

    Choose the right programs and sessions for your child; The Land Canadian Adventures currently has 2 programs available.

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    Name
    Type/Gender
    Specialty
    Location
    Date
    Bus
     Cost
    Email
    Day Camp
    Coed
    Ages: 6 - 11
    Wilderness Skills, Nature/Environment
    $1,124 to $2,200
    Apsley, ON
    10026 Ontario 28
    Jun 27-Jul 01$1,124 - $2,200
    Apsley, ON
    10026 Ontario 28
    Jul 04-08 $1,124 - $2,200
    Apsley, ON
    10026 Ontario 28
    Jul 18-22 $1,124 - $2,200
    Apsley, ON
    10026 Ontario 28
    Jul 25-29 $1,124 - $2,200
    Apsley, ON
    10026 Ontario 28
    Aug 08-12 $1,124 - $2,200
    Apsley, ON
    10026 Ontario 28
    Aug 15-19 $1,124 - $2,200
    Apsley, ON
    10026 Ontario 28
    Aug 22-26 $1,124 - $2,200
    Apsley, ON
    10026 Ontario 28
    Aug 29-Sep 02$1,124 - $2,200
    Survival skills|Wilderness Skills|Nature/Environment|Animals|Meditation|Canoeing|Swimming
    Overnight Camp
    Coed
    Ages: 11 - 16
    Wilderness Out-tripping, Wilderness Skills
    $1,196
    Apsley, ON
    10026 Ontario 28
    Jul 10-15 $1,196
    Apsley, ON
    10026 Ontario 28
    Jul 24-29 $1,196
    Survival skills|Wilderness Out-tripping|Wilderness Skills|Empowerment|Leadership Training|Nature/Environment|Animals|Mindfulness Training|Canoeing|Fishing|Swimming



    Financial Aid & Payment Details

    Payment Options:

    Deposit required with acceptance Yes
    Credit card payment Yes
  • Insider Reviews & Perspectives

    User reviews of The Land Canadian Adventures  — Read all 4 reviews


    Glad I did it!
    Martina Fountain (Camper)

    I was really nervous to go on a trip, but I'm so glad I did! They were so friendly and accommodating and I learned so many new things. I really was pushed out of my comfort zone, and loved every minute of it. Thanks guys for an awesome trip!: ... Read More

    Amazing Experience
    Nicole Casey (Camp alumni)

    The team at The Land-Canadian Adventures are very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and eager to teach others of the joy that comes from paddling, as well as how to stay safe while having fun out on the water. They were so much fun to work with and were a highlight for our participants. We had a participant who now wants to join the Special Olympics for canoeing because of how much fun Britt made paddling for him- he had never been in a boat before this event. Thank you so much for everything ... Read More

    Camp-to-Cottage Review
    Jane Wilton (Parent)

    Cannot say enough positive comments about The Land. Our guide was exceptional- teaching and leading our bunch of 5-8 year olds. Safety, water skills and fun made up the morning program, which the kids were sorry to see end. Their enthusiasm said it all ... Read More

    Happy Young Trippers
    Kevin Wood (Parent)

    My kids have both been on multiple trips with the Land. I have watched them grow from their various experiences. They have benefited greatly, becoming stronger in character and much more self-reliant.

  • Location & Site Details

    Address

    10026 Ontario 28, Apsley, Ontario, Canada

    Accommodations

    Sleeping Accommodations

    • Tents

    Amenities

    • Toilet in Sleeping Area

    Washrooms Facilities

    • Outhouses

    More details about accommodations: As we are not a traditional summer camp and don't offer long-term stays on our property, we do not have the types of accommodation that one would expect from that type of campus. What we do have is lots of tents and space to pitch them, clean water, a clean outhouse, and a kitchen space for preparing meals. Campers don't typically spend more than one night in a row on our property, so think of our overnight accommodations as a particularly swanky campsite. We turn to Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park for most of the duration of our overnight camps!

    Are meals provided? Yes

    Is The Land Canadian Adventures technology free? While we do encourage campers to leave their technology at home (or at least in their bags), we are not an entirely tech-free camp. We recognize the tools that phones can offer at camp, such as personal cameras and apps that help us to identify plants and birds songs! Otherwise, campers are asked to keep their phones put away until bedtime.



    Property Details

    Landscape

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

    More details about property: The Land Canadian Adventures' Wilderness Property in Apsley is roughly 80 acres of mixed forest, wetland, and distinctive hills and ridges. Our property boasts kilometres of walking trails, multiple areas for setting up tents and basecamps, and plenty of space to explore. Our main office/gear shed is conveniently stationed directly next to the driveway, and is where meals are prepared, bags are packed, and trips are made possible. The property is home to a flock of free-range chickens and ducks (who can be corralled and kept in their houses should they cause any distress to campers), as well as to TLCA founders Bretton & Briagh and their family (who cannot be corralled no matter how hard we try).



    Rentals & Services

    Offers outdoor education program for schools or corporate groups: Yes
    Since 2019, TLCA has delivered hybrid and fully remote outdoor training and education programs for corporations, community groups and students around the globe leveraging a variety of interactive online platforms designed to help our partners achieve their education and training objectives while exploring their own neighbourwoods. Whether it's embarking on a backcountry boot camp, challenging your team to a muddy adventure race or thriving in a wilderness survival simulation, teams build on the Land. We build experiential self-reliance into our partners’ in-house and external programs, and leverage the power of wilderness travel and nature connection to help them understand and communicate their story.


  • What's New

    Stories

    • Introducing: Camp-to-Cottage

         Hi folks, Sally here!  Program Coordinator at The Land and accidental founder of a very new and exciting program that we are just itching to continue developing and delivering in the coming seasons.  Allow me to explain.

      We got an email last summer.  Well, we got plenty of emails last summer.  But this story, like so many stories nowadays tend to, began with one email in particular.

      “I randomly found your page,” the sender began, before continuing on to say that she was in search of a swim instructor for her grandkids and for those of her cottage neighbour on Jack Lake, just outside of Apsley.  Now, we have no certified swim instructors on staff (lifeguards yes, swim teachers no) as we tend to focus more of our instruction on how to float atop the water in our beautiful boats.  Our conversation shifted to what we could offer as an alternative, and eventually we settled on a week of morning programming set right on their own cottage shoreline, with a focus on water-front safety, paddling, and most importantly: fun!  Thus began the unintentional pilot week of what would become the aptly named Camp-to-Cottage program.

      I pulled up to their cottage on the first day, and the kids were already bathing-suited up and raring to go.  From the first minute, the week was full of activity and each day evolved to meet the campers’ energy – from flipping canoes to Cops and Robbers to building campfires even in the pouring rain (you might be surprised at how quickly kids will forget the weather when they’ve got a roaring fire to tend to!).  Campers were asked to meet at the waterfront with a bag packed with snacks, towel, and water, so we could spend the entirety of our time together outside and engaged in play and learning, all while Grandma and Grandpa got a few hours of time to rest and recharge.  By the end of the week, there was already talk of when I could return to run another week of programming.  “Just drop us a line!” I said, “I’d love to be back.”

      We didn’t have to wait long before we began receiving inquiries from other parents on Jack Lake – folks who had heard about our “We Bring The Camp To You!” experiment we’d run with the first group earlier in the summer.  After the fun we’d had the first time around, I readily began ironing out details and planning the program.  Given the uniqueness of this new camp format, and not to mention the slowly-lifting-but-still-limiting COVID-19 regulations of early August, we eventually worked with the parents to land on something that worked for all of us:  We would send one guide to work with up to five campers for three hours of each morning they had booked.  Each day, the campers could be any mix of kids from families who were comfortable spending time together and sharing space.  And, most importantly, we would send our guide directly to their cottage property (this is about where the name Camp-to-Cottage really began to stick).

      With so many traditional summer camps still in such uncertain states, this set-up offered the flexibility and engagement that many parents were looking for.  No commutes, no worries about masking or lack thereof (we only work outside!), and campers are engaged, active, and learning with their friends right on their own docks.  It shouldn’t have surprised us that it didn’t take long to book up completely solid, with fellow guide Dee and I running multiple camps daily for different families throughout most of August (and yes, I did go back for another week with my friends from the pilot!).  In the end, we had to turn down more than one family who we simply could not squeeze in, despite our every effort! 

      So just what was it that we filled our mornings with during all these busy weeks?  Honestly, that part was mostly up to the kids!  Oh, Dee and I would come prepared with activities and schedules, but part of what makes this camp so special is just how personalized it can become.  Campers want to pull out the family kayak and canoe?  Great!  Want to learn how to build a fire that can burn for ten minutes all on its own?  Let’s do it.  Want to get to know the plants and animals that share the cottage property with you?  Awesome, let’s see what we can find.  With one group, we spent nearly every morning on a small island, just a short paddle away, that we had all to ourselves.  Here we built forts and fires and swings – then learned how to take it all down and return the space to how we found it at the end of camp.  It really goes to show that you don’t have to travel far to find excitement outdoors – your adventure is out there; we just help you find it.

      The Jack Lake community came out in full force to show us that this is a program that they wanted, that fit their needs, and that delivered everything they were looking for.  We are so excited to bring Camp-to-Cottage back this season, and this time to reach more families who are looking for some adventure right on their dock!  Check out the program listed right here on our page for more details.



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