Traditional Summer Day Camps
Camp should be an amazing experience for all children. Finding the right camp for your child should be stress free and risk free! At AV, we provide the Happy Camper Guarantee to ensure you feel confident in joining our camp community.
If your child, for any reason, after a three day trial period of camp decides that he/she is not enjoying our program, we will give you a full refund for your remaining days at camp, NO QUESTIONS ASKED!
Pre-Nursery - SK
Here’s a little fun summer day camp lingo for you! Rompers are our campers who are nursery aged. Hoppers are what we call our campers who have completed JK and Skippers are our campers who have completed SK.
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.
Our Hopper and Skipper Cabins also participate as a group for each Friday Fun Day and Evening Camp Outs. Camp is amazing during the day, but we all know it becomes extra special closer to dinner when we sit around the campfire eating S’mores and singing our favourite camp songs!
Campers will receive an instructional swim in our heated toddler pool each day as one of their activities. For campers who have not yet turned 4 years of age, we offer a half day program from 9:15 to 12:15.
For campers completing Grade 1 & 2 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.
Grouped by age and gender, our Jumper unit enjoys a close connection with their counselors and cabin mates while exploring all the fun that AV offers each day.
Cabins also participate as a group for each Friday Fun Day and Evening Camp Outs. Camp is amazing during the day, but we all know it becomes extra special at night when we sit around the campfire eating S’mores and singing our favourite camp songs!
Campers will receive an instructional swim in our heated toddler pool each day as one of their activities.
Senior Camp campers are given the privilege of choosing their afternoon activities each and every week! 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).
As part of CYOA your camper is placed in a cabin group with other campers of the same age and gender for the morning rotations, meals and a Swimming Lessons, but will follow their personalized schedules each afternoon Tuesday through Thursday. Our cabin counsellors assist in different specialty areas but meet up with their cabin groups for sunscreen re-application, lunch and dismissal. Cabins also participate as a group for each Friday Fun Day and Evening Camp Outs. This is the perfect mix of traditional camp fun and bonding, along with a personalized camp experience that no other camp can match.
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. Some of the opportunities that await may include Standard First Aid and CPR certification, Bronze Medallion certification, overnights, helping in specialty areas or as a counsellor. Trainees will build confidence and friendships that will stay with them for a lifetime.
As part of our leadership experience, our Trainees will enjoy a two night overnight with their Senior Staff during the first week of camp. This overnight allows for the Trainees to get to know one another, their Supervisors and begin their program in a fun and exciting way. If you have any questions about the overnight please speak to Ashlee at the camp office.
Our Leadership program is limited in number to ensure each participant receives timely feedback and opportunities to get involved in all areas of camp.
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!