Overnight Camp (ages 7-14/15)

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Overnight Campers (born 2003/2004-2011) explore and thrive in a beautiful and expansive natural environment. Nestled in our log cabins, campers form strong bonds with cabinmates while enjoying outdoor adventures and creative programs.

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Session Start End Days Ages Cost Status
O1 - Overnight 1 Sun Jul 08 Fri Jul 13 6 7–14 $470 Open
O2 - Overnight 2 Sun Jul 15 Sat Jul 21 7 7–15 $520 Open
O3 - Overnight 3 Sun Jul 22 Fri Jul 27 6 7–14 $470 Open
O4 - Overnight 4 Sun Jul 29 Fri Aug 03 6 7–14 $470 Open
O5 - Overnight 5 Mon Aug 06 Fri Aug 10 5 7–14 $420 Open
O6 - Overnight 6 Sun Aug 12 Fri Aug 17 6 7–14 $470 Open
O7 - Overnight 7 Sun Aug 19 Fri Aug 24 6 7–15 $470 Open

A small camp atmosphere and a child-centred approach offer campers a safe environment to try new things and grow as individuals.

One evening/night is set aside for a camp-out with sleeping in tents and eating dinner around a campfire. With leaders, groups plan and enjoy special activities and adventures in and around their site.

Regular evenings include a creative camp-wide evening program hosted by one of the cabin groups. Then after a snack, all campers and leaders gather around the campfire for skits, songs and lots of laughter.

Overnight campers sleep in comfortable log cabins with their group of 8 campers, supervised by at least 2 staff in an adjoining room. Each cabin has its own washroom, shower and common area.

Eating, living and participating in daily activities together will encourage campers to learn responsibility for themselves and consideration for others as part of a caring community.

Popular Activities

  • Archery
  • Baking
  • Campfires
  • Campouts
  • Climbing Wall
  • Co-operative Games
  • Crafts
  • Creek Walks
  • Field Games
  • Gaga Ball
  • Drama
  • Hide and Seek
  • High Ropes
  • Hiking
  • Low Ropes
  • Swimming
  • Sports
  • Watch Tower
  • Water Games

Creative Activities and Themes (examples)

  • Dance Competition
  • Disney Movies
  • Game Shows
  • Harry Potter
  • Fort Building
  • Harry Potter
  • Mario Kart
  • Ninja Training
  • Olympics
  • Pirates
  • Rainbow Run (self painting)
  • Scavenger Hunts
  • Slip'n Slide
  • Superheroes
  • Talent Show
  • Theme Meals
  • Unicorns
  • Zip Line (slip'n slide)
  • ... and anything campers can imagine!

On the first night of camp, cabin groups learn about typical activities, brainstorm creative activities, express what activities they are most interested in, and craft a unique schedule for their group.

Canterbury Hills Camp Is…

Child-centred

Our program is centred around the campers. Our staff listen to their needs, encourage their ideas, and provide opportunities for adventure and challenge. All aspects of a camper's development - physical, emotional, social, intellectual and spiritual – are taken into consideration.

De-centralized

Each camper is a part of a group with 8-10 other campers and at least 2 leaders, called a "Unit" that designs its own program and participates in some activities within the larger camp community.

Unit-based

The Unit will make decisions together and plan its own schedule. The Unit relies on one another as they do all their activities together throughout their time at camp. Staff encourage and facilitate the Unit to make decisions about their daily activities and build on life skills such as co-operation, listening and respect.

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