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Camp Samac

Camp Samac’s co-ed summer programs are operated by Scouts Canada, and are open for ALL children in the communities we serve! Come join us for a wilderness experience in the heart of Durham Region! Fun, adventure, learning new skills and creating memories -- this is what Camp Samac promises to deliver to each camper. Whether it is your first time attending an outdoor camp program or you are a seasoned camper looking for a challenge, Camp Samac offers something for all ages & abilities!

You can choose from 4 different programs at Camp Samac. The Day Camp is for youth aged 5-13. Our daily activities include swimming, arts and crafts, canoeing, outdoor skills (i.e. fire building, shelter building, hiking, knot-tying, orienteering) and outdoor education activities. The Residential Camp offers the same activities above but extends the fun overnight, providing the outdoor experience of sleeping in tents and learning to live amongst and with nature. The Leadership Training and Counsellor Training programs are designed to support the development of personal and professional skills in adolescents 13-16 years.

Please note that Summer Camp registration is expected to launch in February 2020. Continue to monitor our website & social media pages for updates.

For all other summer camp registration inquiries, please email campsamac@scouts.ca.

There Are 4 Ways To Enjoy Camp Samac

Day Camp

Ages 5–13

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.

Register Here

Residential (Overnight) Camp

Ages 8–13

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.

Register Here

Leadership Training (LT)

Ages 13–16

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.

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Counsellor-in-Training (CIT)

Ages 13–16

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.

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   Early Bird Special Rate (By May 8, 2020 @ 5PM EST)  Regular Rate (After May 8, 2020)  
Program  Full Week Short Week  Full Week Short Week
Day Camp (HST Included) $292.00  $235.00 $317.00  $260.00 
Residential (Overnight) Camp (Plus HST)  $415.00 $332.00  $440.00  $352.00 
Leadership Training (Plus HST)  $292.00  N/A  $317.00  N/A 
Counsellor-in-Training (Plus HST)  $415.00  $332.00  $440.00  $352.00 
Additional Fees (Optional)     
Early Drop Off $25.00  $20.00  $25.00  $20.00 
Late Pick Up  $25.00  $20.00  $25.00  $20.00 
Meal Plan  $40.00  $32.00  $45.00  $36.00 

Pricing does not include 13% HST. *Day Camp is HST exempt* Prices are subject to change without notice.

If you are not a member of Scouts Canada there is an additional $50 admin fee per transaction.

$50 administrative fee on any cancellation.

If cancelled between 45 days and 11 days from the actual camp date 50% of the fee would be refunded.

If cancelled 10 days or less from the actual camp date 0% would be refunded.

No One Left Behind (Participation Subsidy Information)

Please follow the below link for additional information on participation subsidies.

No One Left Behind