Camp Themes 2017

Camp Themes act as a backdrop to creativity. They are woven throughout all program areas from crafts to sailing and are a fun way to spice up camp, to promote group team efforts and to add a unique flavour to each session.  The 2017 themes are related to Canadas 150th Birthday. JUL A O Canada, The Musical JUL B Down on the Farm, Eh? AUG A Crazy Canuck Comedy AUG B Hinderland Who’s Who/Heritage Moments
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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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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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Camp Store

Are you looking for some camp clothing? Simply print off the PDF order form and send it to the camp office then call/email to arrange payment…it’s easy. We will ship you the good as soon as possible. Complete and mail this PDF form, or call the Cap’t with your order 613-284-2700.
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Pathfinders Program 2015

The Pathfinder program (Evolution and Change!) originated about 6 years ago as a two week leadership camp offered in the AUG B session for 16 year old campers….. It has evolved to much more. It is now a 4 week program offered in both July and August camps. It is available to 15 and 16 year old campers who are looking for a more challenging experience and who want to develop their leadership skills. There is a limit of 10 boys and 10 girls per Pathfinder Camp. The program enhances the Otterdale camping experience. We feel that many older campers are ready and want to be challenged and to be offered opportunities to learn more leadership skills. We do this
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60th Reunion Weekend

The 60th Camp Otterdale Reunion Weekend 28-30 Aug 2015 Plans are well underway for the celebration of our 60th year in camping. The aim of the reunion is to give all current and alumni campers and staff an opportunity to reconnect with camp friends on camp soil. The theme is simply “Spend another Day at Camp”. Saturday will be devoted to replicating a typical day of camp complete with activities to try, meals to eat and songs to sing. Current and alumni staff are welcome from Friday night through Sunday afternoon. Campers, old and new are welcome on Saturday from check-in until after campfire. Registration information and details will be available soon through the camp website.
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Open House – All Welcome

Open House…Not just for new campers!! Sunday 17 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
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