There Are 4 Ways To Enjoy Camp Samac
Each camper will enjoy activities within his/her group as well as visiting our many sites on the property, including: our Waterfront Centre where campers participate in canoeing and a short canoe trip; the Arts & Crafts Centre where they create, build, sculpt, and paint; and our Nature Centre where youth have an opportunity to learn about the many species of plants and animals at Camp Samac and participate in fun projects involving nature and the environment. Our campers also have access each day to our outdoor pool where our campers hone their swimming skills, or enjoy playing in the water with friends. All of our participants partake in special events, which take place each Friday afternoon and coincide with our theme. We pride our program on the emphasis of outdoor skill development, including but not limited to: fire and shelter building, knot tying, hiking, and orienteering. The remainder of the activities are developed on a weekly basis by Counsellors to ensure we are varying our offerings to maintain the interest of campers participating in multiple weeks. Examples of such activities may include: Scavenger hunts, active games, drama activities, sports, team-building challenges, archery, and much more!
Note: Our Day Campers are grouped according to age in order for Counsellors to plan age-appropriate activities. Depending on a given week's numbers, participants usually work alongside others within 1 year (+/-) of their own age. Requests for groupings with another camper(s) may be made on the registration form.
Residential (Overnight) Camp
We operate the Residential program as an outdoor experience sleeping in ten-man, platform tents, learning to live amongst and with nature. The area includes large playing fields, wooded areas with more than 40 tree species and a large campfire pit. While the daytime activities parallel the same offerings as the Day Camp Program, Residential campers have the opportunity to participate in an evening swim each day. Our Residential campers also have the added bonus of a night activity everyday including bonfires, night hikes, glow-in-the-dark activities and active games (e.g. Capture the Flag), dances, archery, and much more!
Note: Our Residential Campers are grouped according to age in order for Counsellors to plan age-appropriate activities. Depending on a given week's numbers, participants usually work alongside others within 2 years (+/-) of their own age. Requests for groupings with another camper(s) may be made on the registration form.
Leadership Training (LT)
Our Leadership Training (LT) program works to develop campers' personal skills through a variety of workshops and activities. Topics include: Team Building, Effective Communication, and Conflict Resolution. Although this program runs during daytime hours, participants are invited to sleepover on Thursday evening to help lead night programming with our Residential Staff. Focuses of this program includes outdoor skills, trust and team-building through activities such as hiking, canoeing, swimming, shelter building and survival challenges.
Note: Our 2020 LT program will be offered Weeks 1, 3, 5, 7 & 9.
Our Counsellor-in-Training (CIT) is an overnight program that aims to build on participants' professional skill-set and prepare them for professional opportunities in the future. This program provides adolescents with an opportunity to work on resume development, interview preparation and experience, as well as exploration into varying leadership styles. The participants will receive outdoor skill training and shadow our Summer Staff each day. At the end of the week, all participants will have an opportunity to develop and lead their own activity for a group of campers and receive constructive feedback from our team.
Note: Our 2020 CIT program will be offered Weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, & 10.