2020 Virtual Summer Programs

2020 Virtual Summer Programs

This summer, camp is going virtual! 

This summer, we are thrilled to introduce Camp, Camp Wherever You May Be, PeeWee and the LEAP Leadership Program: virtual programs that offer the transformative experience of summer camp - with a modified delivery system for 2020! These programs have been designed intentionally to promote opportunities for campers to build new and maintain old friendships, develop meaningful realtionships with staff leaders, practice living in a stimulating (virtual!) faith community, and have the chance to be meaningfully engaged in activities with their peers. We are excited for the opportunity to continue sharing God's love, creating connections and fostering growth this summer.

Registration will be open until the Thursday prior to the given session. If you would like to inquire about availability after Thursday for a given week, please contact Robynne "Mapes" Howard, our Camp Director, at mapes@ilovecamp.org

If you have additional questions, please contact our camp office at admin@ilovecamp.org or at 705-767-3300 (office hours: Tuesdays-Thursdays from 9am to 5pm).

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Program Sessions and Costs

* Please click on the link in the title to see the specific activities that will be available for each age group that week.

Camp Session  Ages  Date

Basic Program

Plus Program
PeeWee - July 3-6 July 13 - July 17   $40
PeeWee - August 3-6 August 10 - August 14   $40

Camp Camp Wherever You May Be:
July Week 1

7-16 July 6 - July 10 $70 $85

Camp Camp Wherever You May Be:
July Week 2

7-16 July 13 - July 17 $70 $85

Camp Camp Wherever You May Be:
July Week 3

7-16  July 20 - July 24 $70 $85

Camp Camp Wherever You May Be:
August Week 1

7-16  August 10 - August 14 $70 $85

Camp Camp Wherever You May Be:
August Week 2

7-16  August 17 - August 21 $70 $85
LEAP Leadership Program - July 15-17

July 7 - July 23, 
Tue/Wed/Thur

  $150
LEAP Leadership Program - August  15-17 August 4 - August 20,
Tue/Wed/Thur
  $150

*Please Note: prices do not include HST

PeeWee

July 13-17, 11:00-11:30am and 2:00-2:30pm
August 10-14, 11:00-11:30am and 2:00-2:30pm

Sing, play, and imagine while building friendships over the week! During their time together, Pee Wees will play games, make crafts, and sing songs, all while exploring their own special Cabin Theme. The virtual Pee Wee program has been designed specifically for campers age 3 to 6, with 30-minute sessions at 11am each day in small groups of campers, facilitated by two Cairn staff, so that campers can get to know each other and develop relationships with Cabin Leader adult role-models. After a little break, Pee Wees can return for their very own campfire at 2pm, where we'll sing the Pee Wee song and learn some other favourite camp songs (with actions, of course!). We can't wait to bring a taste of camp magic to your Pee Wees at home this summer!
Register for PeeWee here.

Camp, Camp, Wherever You May Be

In order to provide our camp families with the opportunity to ensure that our Camp Camp Wherever You May Be program fits best within summer plans, we are offering two tiers of programs: the Basic Program and the Plus Program.

The Basic Program includes 2 hours and 5 minutes of programming each day from Monday to Friday, including the following.

  • Mhorning Has Broken: a morning devotion to start the day
  • Cabin Time: promote and build peer-level connections with a small group of campers of the same age, facilitated by two Cairn Cabin Leaders
  • Activity: one of two activities that have been designed to engage campers based on their age and appealing to a variety of interests (details below)
  • Campfire: music and worship is such a big part of Cairn’s culture, and Campfire gives the opportunity for campers to sing as they end their day together in community

The Plus Program includes 3 hours and 25 minutes of programming each day from Monday to Friday. It includes all of the Basic Program elements, listed above, as well as the following:

  • An additional hour-long activity every day (total of two hour-long activities)
  • A Rest Hour package of activities to complete independently throughout the week

For both the Basic Program and the Plus Program, the real-time in-person activities (Cabin Time, Activities and Campfire) will take place on Zoom, and other content will be provided through a Google Drive folder. The in-person activities daily schedule is listed here, and the camper program options for each individual week are detailed below.

Time Age  Activity
10:30am - 11:00am 7-12 Junior & Intermedite Cabin Time
11:00am - 11:50am 7-12 Junior & Intermediate Program Option #1
12:30pm - 1:00pm 13-16 Teen Cabin Time
1:00pm - 1:50pm 13-16 Teen Program Option #1
2:00pm - 2:50pm 7-9 Junior Program Option #2
3:00pm - 3:50pm 10-12 Intermediate Program Option #2
4:00pm - 4:50pm 13-16 Teen Program Option #2
5:00pm - 5:30pm 7-16 Campfire
6:30pm - 8:30pm 15-17 LEAP Leadership Program (Tues/Wed/Thurs)

 

Click here to register for Summer 2020 virtual programs!
 

Camp, Camp, Wherever You May Be Program Options 

 July Week 1: July 6-10, 2020

Party Planners (age 7-12)
Let’s celebrate! Our Party Planners will spend their week crafting and creating all of the elements that make a good party - including deciding what it is that they will be celebrating! Campers will design eye-catching invitations, create themed decorations, and ensure all elements of their party are planned and ready for Friday, when they’ll be hosting the party they’ve planned for those at home!

Games Games Games (age 7-9)
Bring your sense of fun and competitive spirit for a week full of games! Ranging from charades to scavenger hunts to I-Spy challenges, campers will have the chance to express their creativity, quick wits, and good sportsmanship while earning points for their team through each game they play. Looking forward to the camaraderie, the laughter, and the fun!

Science Creations (age 10-12)
Curiosity sparks imagination and creativity, as we conduct a variety of crafty experiments this week. Science Creations provides a hands-on experience for our scientist apprentices to predict, problem-solve, and make discoveries while crafting their creations each day.

Entrepreneurs (age 13-16)
Do you have a brilliant idea of a product you would love to see in the world? What about a service that will fill a need within your community? Just like in shows like Dragon’s Den or Shark Tank, our entrepreneurs will design a product or service that fills a niche in their world, then determine how best to bring it to the market. Their work over the week will culminate when they make their pitch to The Panel on Friday. So: what will your innovative business idea be? 

The Ultimate Game Show (age 13-16)
Let your dreams of being on a TV game show become reality! Teens will compete in a variety of game show challenges each day, earning points for their team throughout the week. Bring your competitive spirit and openness for a good challenge, and let the Ultimate Game Show begin!
 

 July Week 2: July 13-17, 2020

Design your Dream Camp (age 7-12)
“I wish we could do _____________ at camp.” What would you put in that blank space? At Design your Dream Camp, campers will conceptualize, craft and construct all elements of camp: from activities and meals, to how the space is laid out, and even what items are in the tuck shop! With no limits and no boundaries - how would you design YOUR dream camp?

Just Dance (age 7-9)
Calling all campers who want to move and groove together! Join a group of campers and our extraordinary staff as we learn how to move our bodies together. Campers will learn classic dance moves, and of course will have the chance to create their own. Together, campers will create and practice a dance routine that they will share at the end of the week!

Baking (age 10-12)
It’s always fun to create some tasty treats! Throughout the week, campers will receive an orientation to working in the kitchen safely, will learn basic baking skills, and then will put those skills into practice as they learn to bake a new recipe each day, ranging from muffins to the Cairn-favourite Congo Bars. These novice bakers will be delighted to share their delicious creations - and have one or two them themselves, of course!

Pay It Forward (age 13-16)
Now, more than ever, our world needs leaders who are invested in serving others and humbly paying it forward in their communities. We believe that this is possible even from a distance. In our PIF camp, teens will engage in meaningful discussions about what it means to support those in need, and will take action collaboratively and individually to drive positive change around them. 

Top Chef (age 13-16)
Join us in Top Chef for the chance to connect with other teens that want to take a more active role in the kitchen and add life-long culinary skills to their toolbox. Campers will create a new tasty product each day, with newfound confidence and competence in the kitchen, building their skill to create a full three-course meal by the end of the week that they will share with everyone at home.
 

 July Week 3: July 20-24, 2020

Let’s See If We Can... (age 7-12)
Creative thinking, innovation and trial-and-error will all be part of this challenge-based program! Campers and staff together will create a list of tasks and challenges they want to conquer, like “let’s see if we can carry a book on a spaghetti-and-marshmallow tower”. Then campers will work together to tinker, experiment, and attempt to successfully complete as many challenges as they can.

Baking (age 7-9)
It’s always fun to create some tasty treats! Throughout the week, campers will receive an orientation to working in the kitchen safely, learn basic baking skills, and then put those skills into practice as they learn to bake a new recipe each day, ranging from muffins to the Cairn-favourite Congo Bars. These novice bakers will be delighted to share their delicious creations - and have one or two them themselves, of course!

Visual Art (age 10-12)
Explore your artistic side! This week, campers will be learning some art fundamentals while practicing and refining their technique using a variety of media. From pencil drawings to watercolour paintings, campers will build their personal portfolio, and, at the end of the week, have their best work featured in the Cairn Art Gallery.

Survivor Fitness (age 13-15)
Looking to sweat, compete in a healthy fashion or advance your knowledge of how you can increase your physical fitness? In Survivor Fitness, campers will have the chance to connect with one another while being active, learn and participate in activities and exercises that incorporate different elements of fitness. They will walk away with resources and practices that they can use for the rest of summer and beyond.

The Great Camp Bake-Off (age 13-16)
Whether you are an experienced baker, or have never measured a tablespoon before, the Great Camp Bake-Off provides the opportunity to bust out your spatula, and make some tasty baked goods. Teens will learn the basics of measuring, preheating, and navigating how to read a recipe, and will build their skill as they try more complex recipes throughout the week. Then, the folks at home can taste-test the delicious outcomes!
 

 August Week 1: August 10-14, 2020

Earth Keepers (age 7-12)
Spend the week crafting and creating things that help the Earth and natural world around us. Campers will share how they are already taking care of the earth, learn new green ideas and put these ideas into practice in their projects throughout the week. Activities like upcycling trash into art and basic gardening allow for eco-friendly creating and community learning all at once.

Visual Art (age 7-9)
Explore your artistic side! This week, campers will be learning some art fundamentals while practicing and refining their technique using a variety of media. From pencil drawings to watercolour paintings, campers will build their personal portfolio, and, at the end of the week, have their best work featured in the Cairn Art Gallery.

Baking (age 10-12)
It’s always fun to create some tasty treats! Throughout the week, campers will receive an orientation to working in the kitchen safely, learn basic baking skills, and then put those skills into practice as they learn to bake a new recipe each day, ranging from muffins to the Cairn-favourite Congo Bars. These novice bakers will be delighted to share their delicious creations - and have one or two them themselves, of course!

Magazine Design (age 13-16)
From flashy covers, feature articles, letters to the editor and even advertisements, campers will work together to design their very own magazine. Whether it’s about tourism or YouTube culture or camp, we will compile photos, art and writing into a custom product along the chosen theme. Take your ideas from concepts to reality in designing your very own magazine.

Pay It Forward (age 13-16)
Now, more than ever, our world needs leaders who are invested in serving others and humbly paying it forward in their communities. We believe that this is possible even from a distance. Pay It Forward campers will engage in meaningful discussions about what it means to support those in need, and will take action collaboratively and individually to drive positive change around them.
 

 August Week 2: August 17-21, 2020

Magazine Design (age 7-12)
From flashy covers, feature articles, letters to the editor and even advertisements, campers will work together to design their very own magazine. Whether it’s about tourism or YouTube culture or camp, we will compile photos, art and writing into a custom product along the chosen theme. Take your ideas from concepts to reality in designing your very own magazine.

Baking (age 7-9)
It’s always fun to create some tasty treats! Throughout the week, campers will receive an orientation to working in the kitchen safely, learn basic baking skills, and then put those skills into practice as they learn to bake a new recipe each day, ranging from muffins to the Cairn-favourite Congo Bars. These novice bakers will be delighted to share their delicious creations - and have one or two them themselves, of course!

Game Show Extravaganza (age 10-12)
Let your dreams of being on a TV game show become reality! Campers will compete in a variety of challenges each day, earning points for their team throughout the week. This week will feature camaraderie, friendly competition, and a whole lot of campy fun. Let games begin!

The Great Camp Bake-Off (age 13-16)
Whether you are an experienced baker, or have never measured a tablespoon before, the Great Camp Bake-Off provides the opportunity to bust out your spatula, and make some tasty baked goods. Teens will learn the basics of measuring, preheating, and navigating how to read a recipe, and will build their skill as they try more complex recipes throughout the week. Then, the folks at home can taste-test the delicious outcomes!

Entrepreneurs (age 13-16)
Have you ever had a great idea that might translate into a fascinating and appealing product or service? Have you ever wanted to come up with one? The world needs innovative young leaders to dream and plan impactful businesses and ideas. This teen program will focus on identifying needs in the community/world, establishing a purpose, and designing a business and pitch to our panel of camp experts. Campers will walk away with exceptional planning framework and skills, meaningful plans and a chance to bring their ideas into fruition.

Click here to register for Summer 2020 virtual programs!
 

 LEAP: Lead with Empathy, Act with Purpose

July 7 - July 23, 2020: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6:30pm-8:30pm
August 4 - August 20, 2020: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6:30pm-8:30pm

The LEAP leadership program provides the opportunity for teens ages 15 to 17 to explore how to serve others thoughtfully and intentionally, while creating meaningful connections and community as a group. Through Zoom, LEAP participants will meet together on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30, facilitated by the two LEAP Coordinators. In these community times, and time off-camera in between sessions, teens will participate in team-building time, personal and group reflections, community service, and creative projects to learn about explore the importance of skills such as relationship-building, collaboration, problem-solving and resilience, and self-awareness - all to learn how to Lead with Empathy, and Act with Purpose.

There are two three-week sessions offered, one in July and one in August. These sessions will be unique, so that participants can choose to attend in July, August, or both LEAP programs and still explore different avenues, methods and theories of leadership. The LEAP program is designed around the needs of our teens, including opportunity for choice and flexibility both within and outside of the schedule. LEAP participants will come away with a supportive community of peers, knowing more about how to be empathetic, purpose-driven leaders. 


This program is supported in part by bequests to The Presbyterian Church in Canada, and by donors from within our camp community. You can support our Cairn Connects program by donating here.

2020 Virtual Summer Programs