“Classic Camp” is our most popular session. For two weeks, our campers live in a cabin with other campers their own age, and 2-3 Counsellors. The option to attend 2 Classic Camp sessions is open to everyone! Our older campers often choose to combine 2 Classic Camp sessions where part of the focus is on developing leadership skills along with honing their skill set in their activities of choice!
Here is what a typical day looks like:
7:30 am Wakey Wakey, (morning swim or exercise)
8:30 am Breakfast
1st activity period
2nd activity period
3rd activity period
12:30 pm Lunch followed by rest hour
4th activity period
5th activity period
6th activity period
5:30 pm Supper, tag up for next days activities
“Junior” lights out
“Senior” lights out
There are six major activity periods each day. Every evening after dinner, campers “tag up” for their activity choices, one of which is reserved for their swimming lesson. We offer Red Cross swimming lessons from levels 1 to 10, and for more advanced swimmers Bronze Medallion and Bronze Cross.
After lunch, there is a quiet hour where all campers return to their cabins to rest, read, write a letter or plan an upcoming event with their counsellors.
After dinner, sometimes the entire camp gathers to take part in a traditional game like “Capture the Flag,” or a staff led event created specifically for a session theme. At Otterdale, we have generated many evening programs that have become part of our camp lore. On a hot summer night, for example, we have been known to “float” the whole camp in camper groups and play games to cool off! Skits and Air Bands, carnivals, races, dances, as well as a good old campfire sing along are all a part of our evenings together.
Classic Camp Campers will have the opportunity to experience an overnight camp out with their group during their time at Otterdale. This may include hiking, canoeing, cooking over an open fire, and sleeping in a tent. Pathfinders campers experience a 4 day canoe trip.