“Super Starter ” One Week Introductory Camps
Camp Otterdale’s “Super Starters” is a one week session with the “new camper” in mind! These sessions give children ages 7-9 years a chance to experience the wonder and the fun of residential camp.
Under the supervision of our dedicated and enthusiastic Counselling Staff, the Super Starter program offers your child:
- An enriched experience of living away from home
- A sense of belonging to a group and living in a cabin with them
- An opportunity to participate in all of the camp activities, from swimming, canoeing, sailing and kayaking to climbing, biking hiking, crafts and woodworking!
- Adventures while learning about the nature around them.
……And countless opportunities to learn new skills and to make life long friends!
Oh, and handful of crazy songs and smiling memories!
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.