2015 Session Themes

After pondering over the many fabulous ideas contributed from staff and campers, the session themes have been finalized. Drum roll please. They are (it’s going to be such fun): JUL A         Everything Elvis JUL B         We’re going to the movies. AUG A       In the Jungle (the Mighty Jungle) AUG B       The Rooten Tooten Wild West 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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Registration is Open!

Registration is OPEN for Summer 2015! Make sure to register soon to get the session you want. Please keep in mind that the registration process is more detailed this year, so set aside a few minutes to complete it. Who is looking forward to summer? http://campotterdale.com/registration/
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Congratulations Scotia!

Scotia has been named the 2014 recipient of the Ron and Mickey Johnstone Youth Leadership Award through the Ontario Camps Association. Award Background: Working as a team, Ron and Mickey Johnstone made significant contributions to both the Ontario Camps Association and the Canadian Camping Association, permanently enriching and enhancing both Associations. Their continued commitment to the development of camping across Canada and their skills in the area of youth leadership development, have left us a lasting legacy. This award is presented to camp leaders who are: between the ages of 17 and 30 years of age. demonstrate outstanding leadership of youth through innovation and creativity apply their innovative skills in an OCA accredited camp. Scotia will be accepting the award with her family and colleagues
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2014 Camp Session Themes

Have you thought about how you are going to prepare for the Camp Otterdale 2014 session themes yet? JUL A – Explorers from Space JUL B – Camp Elections AUG A – A Little Bit Country….A Little Bit Rock & Roll AUG B – Witches & Wizards
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Amazing Spring Open House

We are excited about our Spring Open House on Sunday, May 18, 2014. You are invited to visit camp on Sunday 18 May from 1:00-5:00 pm and find out why all kids and teens can benefit from a residential camp experience. During the afternoon you can tour camp, meet many of our counsellors and try your hand at some of the fun and challenging camp activities. The following Questions and Answers will give you a good idea what to expect. Hope to see you at the Open House and we look forward to seeing you this summer: Who is the Open House designed for? If you are a Family thinking about sending your children to camp for the first time,
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Get your Lovable Labels!

Get your kids’ stuff ready for camp this summer! Want your child’s belongings to come back home after camp this summer? Lovable Labels is the solution! Camp Otterdale has partnered with Lovable Labels! 20% of every order will support our “Send a Kid to Camp” Program! Place your order online at: www.Otterdale.lovablelabels.ca
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Visit us at Festival of the Maples

Camp Otterdale is proud to be a Platinum sponsor for the Festival of the Maples in Perth, Ontario this Saturday, April 26, 2014. 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Be sure to come visit Captain and his crew to find out more about the benefits of summer camp and how you can be part of it. Lots of fun for the whole family. For more details about the Festival visit the Perth Chamber of Commerce website.
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“Memories” from Sydney

Personally, my favourite memory as a camper had to be my last year at Camp Otterdale this past summer. I stayed for the month of July as well as all of my friends and it was amazing just to be able to spend my last year as a camper with all of these girls who had influenced my life so dramatically. I have known these girls (and guys) since the age of ten and they never do less than bring a smile to my face as well as the staff. During July B however, we got to go on Out-trip all together which was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. We went cliff jumping, and canoed, and swam
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2014 Session Themes

Have you thought about how you are going to prepare for the Camp Otterdale 2014 session themes yet? JUL A  :  Explorers from Space JUL B    :  Camp Elections AUG A  :   A Little Bit Country….A Little Bit Rock and Roll AUG B   :  Witches and Wizards  
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Photo Winners

Congratulations to all participants and the winners in the Roberta Bondar Challenge program that we offered at camp last summer. This was our first year being involved and it was a big hit with many campers. The goal of the program was simple…..aligning campers, cameras and our beautiful surrounding to help develop an increased appreciation for nature. And it worked!   Special thanks to the dedicated staff who made it all work; Nikon, Clover and Canyon. Enjoy the photos below.   Sincerely, Capt.   At the Diamond level:   Third place: Isabella Bosson (Camp Otterdale) Age 15 “Bee’s Nap”     Honourable Mention: Veronika Dornan (Camp Otterdale) Age 15 “Dragonfly Against the Sky”   At the Ruby level:   Honourable
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