Your child can begin a journey of fun, friendship, growth and learning in an overnight, week-long session. They will explore a life knowing God through music, nature, small group devotions and engaging speakers at Primetime. IAWAH offers a variety of activities on both land and water in the unrivalled natural beauty of Wolfe Lake. Campers can jump right into their weeklong adventure with the support of fun, caring and experienced staff.SUMMER ACTIVITIES
'Our daughter came home super happy about experiencing many new activities... She learns great values at IAWAH. She wants to go back every summer.' ParentREGISTER NOW
Completed Gr. 1-2; minimum age 6
Jump Start | co-ed
Jump Start is a half-week introduction to IAWAH. The small group setting and attentive staff provide a supportive atmosphere for a quality camp experience. Crazy events, exploring the lake, climbing, swimming, crafts and campfires pack three days with fun and adventure. Activities are designed to allow campers to try new activities in a fun, small group environment under careful supervision. Wacky games, cabin time and the IAWAH beach are daily highlights. The abbreviated length of Jump Start is perfect for campers who are not sure if they are ready to be away from home for a whole week. Jump Start campers stay in the comfort of Derbyshire Lodge and each room has 3-5 campers and one IAWAH staff member.
Completed Gr. 1-6
Day Camp | Co-ed
We're excited to once again host the Westport Day Camp at IAWAH. This summer's week of adventure, fun, friendship and learning will be from Monday July 22 to Friday July 26. We’re looking forward to having your children join us for an exciting program of fun activities like archery, modified sports, voyageur canoeing, crafts, water games, great singing and biblical teaching - all from a well-trained group of young adults and staff. Daily bus service is provided from the Westport Free Methodist Church and we like to end the week slide show highlighting the weeks events, and a free Bar-B-Q dinner for the family.
Space is limited, so register soon!
Completed Gr. 3-4
Junior Camps | co-ed and single gender options
Junior Camps run every week of the summer as a smaller camp set apart from the senior campers. With a maximum staff to camper ratio of 1:4, Junior campers experience IAWAH as a small group, designed to foster better relationships and more staff attention. Junior campers also enjoy newly renovated cabins and washhouse. Climb to the top of the wall or ride over the wake with a friend; kayak to the bay to see turtles; aim for the bull’s eye at archery—a new adventure every day with your new group of friends. Lots of activities specifically designed for Junior campers await you, as well as super exciting all camp games in the evenings.
Completed Gr. 5-8
Senior Camps | co-ed and single gender options
All Senior Camps include full days of activities with plenty of time to bond as a cabin group, play camp-wide games, and also enjoy free time with friends. Each of these camps come packed with energy and focus on building memories by playing awesome games, trying new activities, and hanging out with your cabin group. The small cabin community is designed to help campers build and renew friendships, but there are also lots of opportunities to get to know people outside of your cabin group. Each morning campers participate in their pre-registered instructional activities (Classic or Focus activities). In the afternoon there are close to twenty activities to choose from including archery, swimming, rock climbing, kayaking, mountain biking and much more. Each week also includes an outdoor supper within each grouping of cabins and a hilarious campfire with the whole camp. Each evening finishes off with outrageous large group events, a swim and snack.
Completed Gr. 5-8
Boys' Adventure Camp
Looking for something more? The Boys Adventure week is an exciting new program made just for boys who are looking for that “extra” in extraordinary. It's like going to a regular week of camp, but way better! It's a week custom designed for boys who love adventure and exploration. How do we pack a week extra full of adventure?
Stay close to nature. Adventure Boys stay in a tent village with very comfortable cots, nestled into the edge of the forest.
Small groups for big adventure. With a maximum of 35 campers, Boys in this program thrive in the small community.
Measured risk. Taught by men who love the outdoors, Adventure boys learn how to build rockets, carve wood, explore the forest, learn survival techniques, shoot arrows, climb, get dirty and so much more.
A taste of regular camp. Campers spend meals, Prime Time, morning activities, and some games with the rest of camp.
Unique Programs.The opportunity to sign up for a Focus program, such as Ski & Board and others is still available.
*Boys Adventure Camp is only offered in week 5 and is designed for boys who have completed grade 5-8. It runs concurrently alongside our regular Co-ed Camp.
Completed Gr. 8
RISE | co-ed and single gender | one or two week sessions
Whether you’ve been coming to camp for a while, or this is your first IAWAH summer, we have a leadership program designed especially for campers aged 13-14. The RISE Program is an introduction to YDLP (Youth Development & Leadership Program), where campers can participate in all the fun stuff camp has to offer, but also be involved in a supervised leadership role. Grow in self-confidence and independence as you work in a team to help create and run some awesome camp programs, or work alongside some of our experienced cabin leaders as you help lead our Junior and/or Jump Start campers in daily activities and program. The RISE Program offers valuable experience in the area of leadership, personal growth and independence within a strong community of friendship and support.
Prerequisites for RISE Program Must have completed grade 8. Check out RISE Dates & Rates
During week one, RISE will be a part of regular camp with some added sessions and programs in the evenings, unique to the program. On Saturday, the group will head to nearby Frontenac Provincial Park, where a short hike will bring them to a beautiful campsite providing more time to bond together as a team and receive training for the week to come. Campers return to IAWAH Sunday morning, ready to continue with their preparation.
Week two, sees these young leaders experiencing what it’s like to lead some of our Junior and Jump Start campers, as well as help our program team develop and execute some awesome all-camp games and activities. Campers will be housed in the tabin village and/or one of the cabin villages.
Campers immediately work together as a team as they prepare for their week of helping in program development and execution as well as shadowing our Junior and/or Jump Start cabin leaders, developing their camp leadership skills. Campers will still have the mornings to participate in the activities of their choice, as well as have their own specially designed program and teaching sessions. The week ends with a special Friday night meal and activity for this group only.
Bridge Stay-over | Various weeksEach age group can take advantage of bridge camps. Bridge camps combine fun programming with laid-back activities to allow kids to recharge before their second week of camp. Bridge campers also have the option of signing up to receive a laundry service ($5 per load, washed and dried).
'IAWAH is a wonderful place for children to learn about and experience God’s love.' ParentREGISTER NOW
Evenings around the campfire allow for a relaxed supper and time to reflect on the events of the day. Experienced, certified guides lead up to eight campers on each trip. No previous experience is required for participants. The level of challenge is adapted to match skill level; appropriate skills are taught during the trip. Trips begin and end at IAWAH; equipment and transportation is provided. Guides (plus a possible assistant guide) are experienced wilderness travellers and certified in canoeing, tripping, first aid, lifeguarding and have river rescue training.
Before June 15, a deposit of $100.00 is required for each camp session with the balance due by June 15. A monthly payment plan will be available during the online registration process that starts at the next 15th day of the month. If you are interested in an alternate payment plan, connect with us.
Payment can be made online by VISA or MasterCard. If you wish to pay by cheque or money order, please submit registration by postal mail. After June 15, payment in full is required to process registration.
Financial assistance is available by application to the CampKIDS Bursary Fund. Please apply prior to submitting your camper's summer camp registration.
IAWAH maintains wait lists for all full summer sessions. Find out more by contacting the Registrar.
SUMMER CAMP ACTIVITIES
Junior Camp Activities
Junior Camps | gr. 2-5
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, Gaga Ball, Outdoor Cooking, Climbing, Turf
Senior Camp Activities
Senior Camps | gr. 5-8
Senior campers pre-register for their morning instructional activities if selecting a Focus activity, otherwise, all morning (instructional) and afternoon (recreational) activities are selected through on-site daily sign-up. Senior campers get to sharpen their skills in either “Classic” or “Focus” activities during the morning. Sign up with a new camp friend and try a different activity each day--or sign up for the same thing each day.LEARN MORE
What I learned was the true power of God and his acceptance of people – whether they are perfect or not. I learned to always trust in the Lord and always have faith in his plans. This week changed my commitment and helped me to know that when no one is there for you – God is!
She was loved, nutured and challenged to stretch her faith at camp and her faith has grown for the experience.
What is the value of a week at camp camp? A week in nature, away from city life and screens is a real positive. The mentorship and positive role-modeling of cabin leaders is valuable, especially for 14 year old boys. Spiritual teaching and encouragement in the camp setting is a positive.
IAWAH is a wonderful place for children to learn about and experience God’s love.
One thing I learned this summer is that when you face your fears you are able to do things you never thought you could do.