Day Camp Program Details
Camp Samac is the place to be this summer! Our Day Camp is an outdoor focused program, which emphasizes the development of outdoor skills, environmental awareness, and wilderness exploration on the camp’s 166 scenic acres. The Senior Staff operate out of Cabin 1, the closest cabin to the Council Hall parking lot at Camp Samac in Oshawa. The Day Camp is for youth ages 7 to 13+ and has space for a maximum of 132 campers per week. Youth are placed according to age into a camper group supervised by trained counsellors. Our daily program is very well balanced. The activities are selected to build outdoor skills, self-confidence, respect for others and the environment, teamwork, and of course because they are fun! Each activity is age-appropriate and takes into consideration skill levels of the youth participating.
Each camper will enjoy activities within their group as well as visiting our many sites on the property, including: our Waterfront Centre where campers participate in canoeing; the Arts & Crafts Centre where they create, build, sculpt, and paint; and our Nature Centre where youth will 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 daily access to our outdoor pool where our campers hone their swimming skills or enjoy playing in the water with friends. We pride our program on the emphasis of outdoor skill development, including but not limited to fire and shelter building, knot tying, hiking, orienteering, archery, creek studies, and more! Activities may vary based on weather conditions.
Day Camp Program Guide
Senior Programs (CIT/LT) Details
Our Leadership Training (LT) program works to develop campers' personal skills through a variety of workshops and activities. Topics include: Team Building, Effective Communication, & Conflict Resolution. Focuses of this program includes outdoor skills, trust, and team building through activities such as hiking, canoeing, swimming, shelter building and survival challenges. We endeavour to challenge our campers with adventure while placing an emphasis on personal and group safety.
Our Counsellor-in-Training (CIT) aims to build on participants' skill sets 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 an exploration into varying leadership styles. The participants will receive outdoor skill training with and shadow our Summer Staff. 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.
Leadership Training (LT) Dates:
Week 1 - July 5* (SOLD OUT!)
Week 3 – July 18 (SOLD OUT!)
Week 5 – August 2* (SOLD OUT!)
Week 7 – August 15 (SOLD OUT!)
Week 9 – August 29 (SOLD OUT!)
Counsellor-in-Training (CIT) Dates:
Week 2 – July 11 (SOLD OUT!)
Week 4 – July 25 (SOLD OUT!)
Week 6 – August 8 (SOLD OUT!)
Week 8 – August 22 (SOLD OUT!)
Senior Programs (CIT/LT) Program Guide
Program Cost & Refund Policy
Early Bird Special Rate
Available until May 1, 2022
After May 1, 2022
|Scouts Canada Member Rate
| $285.00/full week
|Non-member Rate (Public)
| $310.00/full week
Pricing does not include 13% HST. Day Camp is HST exempt. Prices are subject to change without notice.
| What is the refund policy for Summer Camp?
||Policy for “all registrations” is now 100% deposit will be required to secure your booking.
|Registrations cancelled with more than 4 weeks’ notice
||If a payment has been made in full, 80% of the deposit will be refunded.
|Registrations transferred with more than 4 weeks’ notice
||100% deposit can be transferred to another registration this summer.
|Registrations cancelled with less than 4 weeks’ notice, but more than 2 weeks’ notice
||50% of total payment is refundable.
|Registrations cancelled with less than 2 weeks’ notice
|Scouts Canada cancels registration due to extenuating circumstances
||Transfer 100% of payment to another registration this summer or receive a 92% refund.
|If you are unable to provide proof of full vaccination or a religious/medical exemption approved by Scouts Canada (for youth 12+)
||No refunds. Families should not register for camp before an exemption from Scouts Canada has been granted (for youth 12+).
*If cancellation is related to COVID-19, families may be required to attest to facts and/or provide supporting documentation of extenuating circumstances to be eligible for a 90% refund.
Packing List (same for both Day Camp + Senior Programs)
- Lunch + two snacks (peanut-free)
- Refillable water bottle
- Running shoes
- Extra clothes & socks in case
- Swimsuit & towel
- Canteen money (optional)
- Lifejacket (optional)
- Rainy day gear (if applicable)
- Bug spray
- Extra face masks
- Hand sanitizer