Adventure Camp (Ages 13-15)

What is Adventure Camp?

In this traveling, off-site adventure, campers discover the triumphs and thrills of wilderness camping, hiking, rock climbing and canoeing.

Adventure Camp is an exciting opportunity to develop outdoor awareness, camping skills, and leadership in the context of a small, supportive community. It's a time to explore, take risks, learn and grow under the guidance of our experienced and passionate leadership team.

No camping, hiking or canoeing experience is necessary, however in order to ensure that campers are a good fit for Adventure Camp we encourage you to think about the following criteria of a successful Adventure Camper.

Adventure Campers are:

  • Excited to sleep in a tent for the entire duration of the session
  • Eager to learn more about canoe tripping, hiking, and camping
  • Enthusiastic to contribute to the positive camp experience of others
  • Committed to a community-focused atmosphere
  • Physically prepared to canoe, hike and assist with moving camp gear for prolonged periods of time (up to 10hrs per day)
  • Willing to camp, canoe and hike rain or shine

2024 Adventure Camp Sessions

Session Dates Age Range Fee Fee inclduing HST
Adventure Camp 1 July 14 – 19 (5 nights) 13 – 15 $714 + HST $806.82
Adventure Camp 2 August 5 – 9 (4 nights) 13 – 15 $649 + HST $733.37

All camp programs that include overnight accommodations are subject to HST

Online Registration

What do Adventure campers do?

The 2024 Adventure camp trips are currently being designed, but previous trips have included camping out at Canterbury Hills, tent camping at Conservation Areas (Kelso, Pinehurst Lake, and Brant), ropes belay training, and a multi-day/night canoe trip on the Grand River.

Adventure Camp at a Glance:

  • Camping out in the forest at Canterbury Hills Camp
  • Camping at Conservation Areas (Kelso, Pinehurst Lake, and Brant)
  • Rock climbing at Rattlesnake Point
  • Multi-day/night canoe trip on the Grand River
  • Team-building activities
  • Food prep over the fire
  • Games/fun, swimming, & campfires
  • Reflections related to themes of eco awareness, character,
    leadership and spirituality
  • Memories, bonding, and friendships
  • Mentorship from experienced camp leaders

Meals are packed and sent out to Adventure Camp by our Kitchen team. Meals include dinner cooked over the fire or camping stove (tacos, burgers, meat + potatoes…etc), assemble your own lunch (sandwiches, wraps, pitas….) and a hearty breakfast (oatmeal, hard boiled eggs, cereal, bagels…). Several snacks are also provided for energy throughout the day.

Pre-camp prep includes a leader/parent/camper meeting and a detailed packing list that is demonstrated at the pre-camp meeting. All group equipment is provided by Canterbury Hills.

Adventure Camp Testimonial

“An adventure camp week is an experience like no other. It's an opportunity to immerse oneself in nature, challenge personal limits, and forge lasting bonds with fellow adventurers. Activities like canoeing, hiking, bouldering, and more are not only thrilling but also provide a sense of accomplishment and personal growth. Whether it's cooking meals together, pitching tents, or navigating challenging terrain, the sense of teamwork and support I felt is unparalleled. I made friendships that I still have to this day! I had such a positive experience that when returning home from my adventure camp week I asked my mom to do it again and she signed me up into the last available spot on the second adventure that same summer.”

- Nathan, previous Adventure Camp participant

Adventure Camp - Part 1

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