OTTAWA, June 23, 2015 /CNW/ -With summer break is just around the corner, it's not too late to register the kids for summer camp. Scouts Canada's summer camp programs are co-ed and open to both Scouts and non-Scouts, giving kids and youth a wealth of exciting opportunities like a weeklong horseback adventure through the Rocky Mountains.
Running from June 27 through August 28, Scouts Canada has 125 different day and overnight camps across Canada, offering a broad range of experiences like rock climbing, rappelling, spelunking, canoeing, and arts and crafts.
Scouts Canada also offers leadership and counselor training programs. The counsellor training programs provide certification in a variety of courses including Bronze Medallion and Cross, standard first aid, search and rescue, and belay. The programs also help build professional skill-sets focusing on resume development, interview preparation, team building, conflict resolution and an exploration of leadership styles.
Programs and dates differ for each camp and space is limited. More information can be found at scouts.ca/camps or by contacting the local camp. Highlights include:
Langley, BC: Camp McLean's overnight camp provides youth ages 9-11 with experiences like shelter building, campfire cooking, archery, canoeing and wood crafts. Youth also learn about fire safety, local wildlife and endangered species. For more information, visit fvcsummercamps.ca.
Roberts Creek, BC: Camp Byng offers two programs – Camp Log Jam is an overnight camp for kids ages 5-8 and their parents, and Camp Wolf Howl is for youth ages 8-12. Younger youth enjoy hikes, crafts, games, stories, magic, and campfires; while older youth participate in astronomy, canoeing, zip lining, challenge courses, obstacle courses and more. For more information visit camplogjam.com and campwolfhowl.com.
Pincher Creek, AB: Camp Impeesa offers high adventure programs in the Rocky Mountains. From Sunday to Friday, campers participate in a variety of activities including hiking, rock climbing, spelunking and rappelling. Timber Trails Horse Camp is a weeklong horseback adventure, where youth 12 and older learn to ride and care for a horse, fish and experience wildlife. Busing is provided from Calgary, High River and Fort MacLeod. For more information, visit chin.scouts.ca/ca/camp-impeesa and chin.scouts.ca/ca/timber-trails-camp.
Maberly, ON: Located just outside of Ottawa, Camp Opemikon's overnight programs range from introductory camps to specialized camps in backpacking, paddling and wilderness canoe trips, allowing campers to learn and master their skills. Youth enjoy archery, pioneering, rock climbing, ropes courses and more. Evening electives include a swamp walk, beach volleyball, regatta, and a camp-wide banquet and campfire. For more information, visit voy.scouts.ca/ca/camp-opemikon.
Oshawa, ON: Camp Samac was voted Reader's Choice "Best Summer Camp" (Diamond Award; Oshawa/Whitby area) by the community for the past two years. Camp Samac offers day camp, overnight camp, leadership training and councilor-in training programs. Day camp highlights include swimming, arts and crafts, and canoeing, while the residential camp experiences include sleeping in tents, campfire cooking, and learning about nature. For more information, visit wpc.scouts.ca/ca/camp-samac-summer-programs.
Mille Isles, QC, Camp Tamaracouta offers day camp, overnight camp, a two-week leadership-training program and a seven-week counsellor-training program. Activities include kayaking, hiking, overnight mountain biking trips, outdoor cooking, survival skills, crafts, high ropes, team building, orienteering and navigation, climbing wall and more. For more information, visit tamaracouta.com.
About Scouts Canada
Kids in Scouts have fun adventures, discovering new things and experiences they wouldn't discover elsewhere. Along the way, they develop into capable, confident and well-rounded individuals, better prepared for success in the world. For tens of thousands of children and youth across Canada, Scouts is the start of something great. Scouts Canada is the country's leading co-ed youth organization, offering programming for children and youth aged 5-26 in multiple languages, reflecting Canada's multicultural landscape and communities. For more information, visit Scouts.ca.
Scouts Canada is a not-for-profit organization (Charitable Registration No. 10776 1694 RR0028) and a member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement.
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