Camp Otterdale Open House

Sunday, May 20,   1 pm to 5 pm You are invited to join us at our annual Open House and Information Day.   Its a great day to help us kick-start the summer, to meet our staff, to take a tour of the property,  to see and learn more about Camp Os programs and activities, to enjoy a treat right out of our wood-fired oven.  Its a great day for our returning families and alumni to join us too!  Theres nothing like reuniting with friends to remind you that Camp Otterdale is a place where everyone belongs!
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Camp Sessions Themes 2018

The session themes for the summer of 2018 are:  July A: Globe Trotting Tourists July B: Space is the Place August A: Disco Safari August B: Camp O’s Got Talent The session themes provide fun and creative backdrops for many of the programs throughout the session. Some of our most memorable events have been created from idea brainstorms during staff pre-camp training or even hours before launch. If possible, have your campers bring a costume that connects (even remotely) with the theme.
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Camp Dates for 2018

Pathfinders:  Leadership for Life (Ages 15-16) July Camp:       Sat June 30 – Fri July 27 August Camp:  Tues July 31 – Mon Aug 27 Classic Camp  2 Weeks (Ages 7-15) July A:   Sat June 30 – Fri July 13 July B:   Sat July 14 – Fri July 27 Aug A:   Tues July 31 – Mon Aug 13 Aug B:   Tues Aug 14 – Mon Aug 27 Super Starter Camp (1 Week for Ages 7-9) JUL A Super Week 1: Sat June 30 – Sat July 7 JUL A Super Week 2: Sat July 7 – Fri July 13   JUL B Super Week 1: Sat July 14 – Sat July 21 JUL B Super Week 2: Sat July 21 – Fri July
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Camp Otterdale Annual Open House

Join us Sunday 21 May from 1:00 pm through 5:00 pm. New families, returning campers, and friends are all welcome. Rain or shine we’ll be ready on time! Be prepared to……… Tour the Camp Meet the amazing staff Try some camp activities See the wood fired oven in action Walk the Maple bush Meet the Directors
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Camp Dates 2017

Pathfinder Camps JUL Path  – Saturday 1 July to Friday 28 July AUG Path  – Tuesday 1 August to Monday 28 August   Classic Camps JUL A – Saturday 1 July to Friday 14 July JUL B – Saturday 15 July to Friday 28 July AUG A – Tuesday 1 August to Monday 14 August AUG B – Tuesday 15 August to Monday 28 August   Super Starters JUL A – Week 1 – Saturday  1 July to Saturday 8 July JUL A – Week 3 – Saturday 15 July to Saturday 22 July AUG A – Week 1 – Tuesday 1 August to Tuesday 8 August AUG B – Week 3 – Tuesday 15 August to Tuesday 22 August
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Changes to Arrivals and Departures!

This year, we are excited to invite families to join us on the last day of our two week sessions for our Closing Ceremonies. It is our chance to help you get a glimpse of the camaraderie and accomplishments that develops when a whole group of campers live and grow together! *****These will take place at the end of each two week session (July A, July B, August A, August B) and will change our usual departure schedule. Please check the Arrivals and Departures section for more information.
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Camp Themes for 2016

The 2016 Camp Otterdale staff team is complete and ready for action! I have a great group of new Junior Leaders, who will be joining some old familiar faces. I am looking forward to the first time we all gather together, to feel that Otterdale collective energy. Recently, we held a contest on Facebook to choose the themes for this summer’s sessions. I was very pleased with the amount of feedback from the Otterdale community! Here are the results in case you missed it: JUL A (Jul 2-Jul 15) Ticky Tacky Tourists JUL B (Jul 16-Jul 29) Camp O, the Musical AUG A (Aug 1-Aug 14) Otterdale Olympics AUG B (Aug 15-Aug 28) 60’s Hippies and Folkies  
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Welcome Muskie!

Some of you may have met Dana McDade, “Muskie” last summer when she was working and visiting during the camp sessions.  I am happy to report that Dana has joined the Otterdale team full-time as a Counselling Mentor and brings 30 years experience as a frontline Counsellor/Facilitator, most recently with the New Brunswick Community College. Her ties to the Children’s camp community began at 9 years old, and continued for 12 summers as a camper then as a staff member at Camp Kawabi. Muskie completed her Master’s Degree in Assessment and Counselling from the Institute of Child Study at the University of Toronto. Her leadership skills and enthusiasm for camp is a wonderful asset to Camp Otterdale. Welcome Muskie!
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Open House

Open House…Not just for new campers!! Sunday 22 May 1:00 pm -5:00 pm If you are a new Otterdale family, coming to our spring Open House is a great idea. You will have the opportunity to meet many of the staff, tour the camp and dip your feet into our lovely Otter Lake. There will be a number of activity areas set-up to try and staff available to answer all your questions. We want to meet you too, come and join us. If you are a returning Otterdale family, the Open House can be a great outing to reconnect with friends and stretch your legs in the outdoors. We encourage you to bring friends or other family members to see what
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