2013 Camp Themes

Camp Themes are a fun way to “spice-up” camp and add a unique character to each session. The themes act as a backdrop of creativity. Capture the Flag (for example) is a great game in itself but with a Space, Pirate or Superhero spin, the game becomes awesome. The session themes are seamlessly woven throughout all the program areas from ping pong to the sailing. All campers get the opportunity to participate, watch and enjoy the special activities. There are day-to-day themed events within each program. During the last few days of each two week session, we put more emphasis on the themes and include more special events. Lots of fun to be had with these exciting camp themes this
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Camp Otterdale Open House

You are invited to Camp Otterdale for the annual Open House on Sunday, May 19, 2013. Come and tour the site, meet the Directors and some of the counselling staff, see the waterfront, the Dining Hall, a camper cabin and try out our “sign-up board”. Looking forward to meeting you!
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Captain’s Blog 11122012

A Sense of Belonging I’m writing on calm seas while I cross from Victoria to Vancouver on the ferry. I have enjoyed a terrific day of travel with my sister (Pammer) as we ventured from snowy Whistler to beautiful Victoria where Pam will visit to welcome a new baby to our family. It’s a wee boy and his name is Joseph. Congratulations Starr, Dani and big brother James! The purpose of my western trek was to have a pre-Christmas visit with my two siblings and some extended family members. Our children will not be joining us at home in Perth this Christmas. Our eldest son (Elwood) will be in Costa Rica, and our youngest son will be in the Vancouver
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Top 4 Reasons Summer Camp is Great for Kids

There are so many benefits  to summer camp for your children, here are a few… 1.  It’s an opportunity to disconnect. Our culture is loud.  I don’t mean loud as in volume level.  Our culture is loud in that there is all sorts of ambient noise going on all the time.  Between school, sports, homework, cell phones, video games, Facebook – to name a few – kids today can be spread so thin they are ready to break. When they come to camp, they turn in their cell phones, unplug their music, and begin to breathe deeply again.  It is very fun to see kids surprised by a sunset, or in awe at the sound of crickets at night.  Within the first
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Session Themes

The session themes for the summer of 2012 are: JUL A       The Wild West JUL B       Rock’n’Roll AUG A      Under the Sea AUG B      Canadian Explorers Have you signed up for your session yet? Spots are starting to fill up.
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Camp Otterdale Open House

Camp Otterdale’s  Open House is on Sunday, May 20th from 1 to 5 pm. Come for a tour of the site, meet some of our staff and try a few activities! Visit our Facebook Event page for regular updates!
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2012 Registration Available Soon!

For the 2012 camp season, Camp Otterdale  will be using Camp Brain, an online registration service. Sorry there has been a delay service it should be available on Dec 23,  2011. If you would like to get your registration in before December 23,  contact us to “pencil in” a spot, we are happy to do so by email or phone.
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Fall Newsletter now out!

The Fall 2011 Issue of Camp Otterdale’s newsletter is also online, for those that did not subscribe to it. If you don’t want to miss another issue, please subscribe to get the newsletters by email. Fall  2011 Newsletter            
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