Traditional Summer Day Camps

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Jr. Camp:

Here’s a little fun summer day camp lingo for you!
Rompers are our campers who are nursery aged (for Summer 2021, those born in 2017 & 2018).
Hoppers are what we call our campers who have completed JK (for Summer 2021, those born in 2016).

Our youngest campers enjoy a close knit cabin group experience having access to all the different age appropriate activities our camp has to offer. Our campers are supervised by caring and spirited staff who spend the day engaged and involved, assisting our campers to acquire new skills. We use the “W.O.W” approach to camper supervision – With Over Watch – our staff are actively ‘WITH’ their campers, not ‘WATCHing’ from a far. Campers will have a 3 to 1 ratio of campers to staff plus 1 or 2 additional staff while each group is at an activity led by our specialty staff.

Some Jr. Camp campers are not fully toilet trained, and that's okay! Accidents are common in this age group and our staff are trained to deal with any toileting issues immediately and professionally.

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Middle Camp

Skippers are campers who are completing SK (for Summer 2021, those born in 2015)
Jumpers are campers who are completing grades 1 & 2 (for Summer 2021, those born in 2013 & 2014)

For our skippers and jumpers we have an amazing line up of activities that introduce your camper to a wide variety of disciplines: Creative Arts, Theatre Arts, Traditional Sports, Adventure Sports, Music and Science/Nature.

The Skipper & Jumper units enjoy a close connection with their counselors and cabin mates while exploring all the fun that AV offers each day. They are in groups of 10 - 12 with two staff (in non-COVID times, please stay tuned for Summer 2021 plans)

FAQ: What's the difference between Traditional Camp & Sports Camp?
At this age, campers may choose to do Sports Camp instead of Traditional Camp. Traditional Camp offers all the same sports as Sports Camp, but, these sports are mixed in with other non-sport activities like nature, music, arts and crafts, etc. In Sports Camp, campers are scheduled into sport activities only all day.
(For Summer 2020 we were unable to offer Sports Camp for campers exiting SK. Please stay tuned for Summer 2021 updates)

 

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Sr. Camp

Flyers are campers completing grades 3 & 4 (for Summer 2021, those born in 2011 & 2012).
Cruisers are campers completing grades 5 & 6 (for Summer 2021, those born in 2009 & 2010)

Senior campers rotate through camp activities with their group each morning, to ensure they are exposed to a variety of activities. Then, they are given the privilege of choosing their afternoon activities! At this age, your camper knows what activities they love most and we want to empower them to make their experience at AV absolutely spectacular. This is aptly called Choose Your Own Adventure (CYOA). During CYOA, our cabin counsellors assist in different specialty areas but meet up with their cabin groups for sunscreen re-application, snack and dismissal.
**Note: For Summer 2020 we were unable to offer CYOA due to cohorting restrictions. Please stay tuned for Summer 2021 updates

FAQ: What's the difference between Traditional Camp & Sports Camp?
Campers may choose to do Sports Camp ("Hawks") instead of Traditional Camp. Traditional Camp offers all the same sports as Sports Camp, but, these sports are mixed in with other non-sport activities like nature, music, arts and crafts, etc. In Sports Camp, campers are scheduled into sport activities only all day.
CYOA is offered both Sports Camp & Traditional Camp for this age group.

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Grades 7-8

Your first leadership experience should be in a supportive and fun environment. This is what our Trainee program is all about. Dedicated staff work with our trainees to enhance their self esteem and nurture budding leadership skills. They will learn about setting and meeting goals and will have an opportunity to help out in various areas at camp. Trainees will build confidence and friendships that will stay with them for a lifetime. 

Our Leadership program is limited in number to ensure each participant receives timely feedback and opportunities to get involved in all areas of camp.

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Grade 9

For students who have completed Grade 9, we offer an apprenticeship program that welcomes them to summer day camp to begin the process of transitioning from camper to staff. Apprentices volunteer their time to explore different roles withing the camp and assist with our full time staff in the day-to-day fun. These volunteer hours will be acknowledged for high school community service hours.

Our Apprentice program requires a minimum two-week commitment and is limited to twelve chosen students per session.

Students are encouraged to apply online through our staff web page to secure their space as an Apprentice at Adventure Valley!

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