SUMMER CAMP ACTIVITIES
Junior Camp Activities
Junior Camps | Ages 7-11
Junior Camp and Jump Start rotate through activities in groups; each cabin has the chance to try out each activity area at least once. Junior Campers and Jump Starters also enjoy a daily time at the beach. Campers will enjoy visiting the following areas, as well as some specialized games, water gun times, treasure hunts and more: Archery, Beach, Canoeing, Trampoline, Crafts, Nature Hike, Kneeboarding, Kayaking, Paddle-boarding (SUP), Sports, Outdoor Cooking, Climbing, Turf
Senior Camp Activities
Senior Camps | Ages 11-14
Senior campers pre-register for their morning instructional activities and sign-up daily for their afternoon recreational activities. Senior campers get to sharpen their skills in either “Classic” or “Focus” activities during the morning. Campers choose these activities during the registration process and are placed into that activity for the entire week. Senior Campers get to explore the rest of the activities in three afternoon fun periods (daily sign-up).
Senior Camp Option 1: Choose a Focus Activity
Focus instructional activities take up both morning activity periods and provide more time for skill development. Additional fees apply for Focus activities.
Science Quest Focus – NEW
Offered in Partnership with Queens University Science Quest Program*
Each day campers will get to immerse themselves in the world of science and engineering. The first half of the session explores a variety of scientific fields that will have the campers learning about everything from robotics, ecology, physics to cool chemistry experiments. The second half of the session will focus a special project: The Amazing Boat Race! All campers will become expert civil engineers as they create a vessel that can carry them across water. This program will allow campers to make connections around them and apply complex ideas to the real world. Get ready to be knee deep in hands on science! (Offered Weeks 3&4)
*We’re excited to partner with Science Quest, a not for profit science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) program that was founded in 1988 and is based out of Queen’s University in Kingston Ontario.
The first part of the week covers basic climbing skills on the indoor wall. Mid-week, climbers head out to IAWAH’s outdoor rock face for more experience. On the final day, climbers travel to a nearby adventure site for an all-day field trip for some great climbing and rappelling, further increasing their skills.
(Offered Weeks 1,2,5,6,7)
Encounter Canoe Trip Focus
Sunday to Tuesday campers are on site participating in regular camp, while learning canoe skills and preparing for their trip. On Wednesday morning, campers head out with trained staff for a two-night introductory canoe trip They will return Friday morning in time to eat lunch and re-join regular camp programing. (Offered Weeks 3&4)
Mountain Biking Focus
At the beginning of the week campers develop skills and techniques in cross-country trail biking, bike maintenance and taking on the challenge course (boardwalks, ramps, and jumps). On the final day bikers travel to a nearby trail network to have fun exploring and applying their new skills. (Offered Weeks 1,2,5,6,7)
Ski & Board Focus
Campers that are new to watersports will learn new skills, with plenty of time to practice. Those have been skiing and boarding for years will have the chance to try something new–like wakesurfing! Ski & Board campers have the option of going for a 7:00 AM ski, riding on the calmest water of the day. (Offered Weeks 1-7)
Try something new each day and explore the wilds of IAWAH’s great property. The week includes fire-building skills, nature hikes, outdoor cooking, survival skills (such as edible plants), shelter building and navigation. Campers spend one night sleeping in the shelters they build. (Offered Weeks 1,2,5,6,7)
Hone your shooting skills and hit the bulls-eye. Campers learn about archery equipment, techniques and safety guidelines using compound, re-curve and cross-bows at IAWAH’s outdoor archery range. (Offered Week 1-7)
Explore the basics of canoeing, small craft safety, paddling strokes and canoe-over-canoe rescues while playing canoeing games and paddling around the lake exploring the wildlife. (Offered Week 1-7)
IAWAH’s large indoor wall has eight faces with climbs and bouldering routes ranging from beginner to advanced. For additional challenge campers also have the option of participating in climbing races, timed or blindfolded climbs, and other games. There will also be opportunity for outdoor rock climbing and rappelling. (Offered Week 3 & 4)
Staff provide engaging yet do-able crafts that spark creativity and introduce campers to different DIY projects. (Offered Week 1-7)
Develop your photography skills. Learn about camera settings, composing your images and capturing the perfect shot. Move around IAWAH to collect some great action and/or nature photos. Cameras can be provided or campers can bring their own. (Offered Week 1-7)
Improvisational activities and drama games prepare campers for a creative end-of-week presentation that is typically performed at the final evening campfire. (Offered Week 3, during Girls Camp)
Wolfe Lake is home to many sunfish, perch, pickerel and bass. Certified staff members take campers out on the fishing barge where they can bait their hook and wait for a bite. (Offered Week 1-7)
Kayaking and Paddle-boarding (SUP)
This laid back class is perfect for campers who love being out on the water.
Paddle boarding can be a fun way to chill in the lake with friends, but it can also be a great physical challenge. Ride-on style kayaks provide lots of stability for kayak trips and games. (Offered Week 1-7)
Bring your own bike or use one of IAWAH’s top-end bikes as you learn to navigate cross-country trails increasing your riding abilities or improve your technical riding skills on our challenge course. Campers will also learn about preventative bike maintenance and troubleshooting. (Offered Week 3 & 4)
While the morning activities are pre-registered, the afternoon activities are considered recreational and each day campers have the opportunity to sign-up for different afternoon activities. These activities include favourites like archery, climbing, kayaking, watersports and turf lawn games and a host of new activities each week run by our talented (and sometimes crazy) staff. Of course, the beach will also be open in the afternoon for campers to sign-up and swim, hang out or play on one of our water toys.
Senior Camp Option 2: Choose Two Classic Activities
Classic Instructional Activities are one activity period in length; campers choose two activities from the list below. No additional fees apply.