A day in the life of a camper

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  • The campers wake up between 7:30 a.m. and 8:00 a.m.
  • Campers may choose an Early Bird Swim before breakfast.
  • Breakfast is at 8:30.
  • Activities and morning program begin at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Free Swim before lunch
  • Lunch is at 12:30 followed by a short rest period.
  • Continuation of activities at 2:00 p.m. with a break for snack time at 3:30.
  • Afternoon Free swim is at 5:00
  • Dinner is at 6:00 followed by a cabin interest activity chosen by the group
  • All campers participate in the same Evening activity which begins at 8:00.
  • Campfire and snack is at 9:00.
  • Bedtime is between 9:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. (depending on the different age groups)

Session 1 Dates

  • Start : 2023-06-26
  • End : 2023-07-06

Session 2 Dates

  • Start : 2023-07-10
  • End : 2023-07-20

Session 3 Dates

  • Start : 2023-07-24
  • End : 2023-08-03

Session 4 Dates

  • Start : 2023-08-07
  • End : 2023-08-17

Camp Programs

Our summer program is both highly structured and varied, taking advantage of the surrounding forest, extensive waterfront, and our rustic facilities. Every day, campers participate in three activities, one special interest program, our morning and evening programs, and swimming.

Each year Camp Weredale welcomes over 300 campers. We offer a wide variety of activities and programs designed to suit individual camper interests and needs.

Along with our regular activities campers enjoy special events such as carnival day, water regattas, all holidays, color wars, and inter galactic day. Campers also participate in theme activities like backwards day, staff vs camper competition, variety shows, crazy hats lunch and much more.

Regular Activities

  • Nature lessons and hiking, fishing
  • Overnight camping, campfire cooking
  • Arts and crafts, drama, talent shows
  • Canoeing, kayaking, sailing, tubing, swimming
  • Basketball, Soccer, Baseball, Ball Hockey

Special Interest Programs (SIPS)

  • Each day, one period is devoted to a Special Interest Program (S.I.P) where campers can chose from a number of activities in addition to the regular program.
  • Yoga, dance, fitness training, snorkeling, sailing, fishing, and creative writing are some examples of electives.

Cabin Choice

  • After supper Cabin Choice allows campers, as a group, to revisit favourite activities (ex. art, kayaking, nature) before heading off to the evening's program.

Morning and Evening Programs

  • Our morning and evening programs usually involve the entire camp in group activities such as capture the flag, scavenger hunts, and group challenges (e.g. Amazing race, Prison break, Jeopardy, Survivor).
  • Every day ends with a camp fire and sing along by the waterfront.

Theme Days and Special Events

Theme days and special events vary from session to session, and have included:

  • Pirate day
  • Inter-camp competitions
  • Swimming challenges

Camp Facilities

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  • 1,2,3 – Staff Cottages are where the counselors sleep on the nights they are not on duty in the cabins with the campers
  • 4 – Cook’s Cottage is where the cook and the assistant cook stay
  • 5 – Assistant Cook’s Cottage is the lounge and is used for meetings with campers
  • 6 – Long Hut is used by staff
  • 7 – Maintenance Cottage is used by the grounds keeper
  • 8 – Howard’s Home is used by staff and visitors
  • 9 – Big Apple is used by the R.E.A.L. Team and where R.E.A.L. Team Leaders sleep
  • 10 – Infirmary is used by the First Aid Respondent works. For all minor injuries and medication this is the place to go
  • 11 – Hut Line is where the campers’ cabins are. There are 11 cabins, each housing 7 children around the same age and 1 counselor (he/she alternates with his/her co-counselor every night so that one sleeps at the staff huts and the other on the hutline)
  • 12 – Nature Hut is where the nature specialist keeps all their equipment for the sequoia program, as well as various wildlife exhibits
  • 13 – Recreation Hall is where the camp meets up for a selection of activities (e.g. camp rules, the variety show, rainy-day activities, etc.)
  • 14 – Canoe wharf is where about 20 kayaks, 12 canoes, and 6 sailboats are stored and launched
  • 15 – Bayview is used by the camp specialists.
  • 16 – Dining Hall is where the entire camp takes its meals and has rainy day activities
  • M– Maintenance Workshop
  • S – Showers
  • WC – Washrooms
  • L – Laundry
  • O – Camp Office
  • CD– Camp Director’s cottage
  • ED – Executive Director’s cottage is where the executive director stays when at camp.

The two overnight sites, Junior Camp and Senior Camp, are a 15-minute walk past the staff huts and Bayview, respectively. They contain tents for sleeping, a fire pit, and a large garbage repository.

Finally, parking is available for visitors right in front of the assistant cook’s cottage.