2021 Summer Camp Schedule

2021 Summer Camp Schedule

It is with great sadness that we are sharing our difficult decision to cancel our overnight children’s camp programs for the 2021 season. 

We did not come to this decision lightly. Since last summer, our goal was always to be able to offer our traditional overnight camp program - if we could do so safely.

Despite lowering case numbers, the vaccine roll out and an informal statement from the Ontario Government regarding camp programs, the projections of the spread of COVID-19 and the variants and remaining uncertainty of regulations with less than 6 weeks remaining before the beginning of the summer poses too much risk for our camp community.

Families currently registered for the 2021 camp season will be offered the option to refund, carry forward or donate any camper fees already paid. Please click here to access the form to indicate your preferences for payment reallocation.

We recognize that this news may be confusing, frustrating and saddening to our camp community. We are feeling all of those feelings as well. If you have any more questions, or need any clarification please do not hesitate to reach out.

Michelle "Konk" Roberts, Executive Director
Robynne "Mapes" Howard, Camp Director
info@ilovecamp.org


For the latest updates from the Cairn Directors regarding COVID-19, please visit the Cairn and COVID-19 page.

2021 Summer Camp

Dates Program Session Age

Cost
HST not included

July 4-10 Colour Games 1 7-16 $695
July 11-17 Outrageous 1 7-16 $695
July 11-17 Pay It Forward 13-16 $520
July 18-24 Glen Mhor Classic 7-16 $695
July 18-24 Iona Trip: Petawawa River 13-16 $840
July 18-28 Pre-Leader In Training (PreLIT) 15 $1,155
Jul 25-28 Pee Wee 5-7 $465
August 8-14 Colour Games 2 7-16 $695
August 8-14 Iona Trip: Temagami  9-13 $840
August 15-21 Outrageous 2 7-12 $695
August 15-21 Teen Week 13-16 $695
August 22-28 Music, Art, Dance and Drama Camp 7-16 $695
August 22-28 Ultimate Survival 7-16 $695
July 4-30 Leader in Training Program (July) 16-17 $1,595
August 1-27 Leader in Training Program (August) 16-17

$1,595

** Please note that there will be no over-weekend stays offered at this time to provide time for COVID-19 cleaning procedures between camper groups. You will be notified if this changes.

If your camper is registering within our Integration Program, please contact the office directly to register at 705-767-3300 or admin@ilovecamp.org. Thank you.


Week 1: July 4-10, 2021

 Colour Games 1

Age 7-16
Cost: $695 +HST

Come one, come all, to the 2020 Colour Games!

Wait, but isn’t it 2021 now? Good observation. However, since Colour Games wasn’t able to occur in 2020, Cairn will be hosting TWO Colour Games’ camps this year: one in July for the 2020 title, and one in August for 2021!

Once again, the Red Dragons and the Blue Knights will compete in games of sport, logic, art, and nature to find out who the new reigning champions will be. Colour Games campers will get to experience all of the traditional Glen Mhor activities along with 2 full-to-the-max-fun days of Colour Games! At some unknown point during the week, Colour Games will break, at which point each camper will be appointed either a Blue Knight or a Red Dragon, and represent their team in a variety of competitions both individually and as groups within their team. Colour Games campers will come together within their colour teams, all the while learning the value of friendly competition, sportsmanship, and teamwork. Campers, bring your blue and red clothing, and get ready to show your Colour Games spirit! The Blue Knights claimed the title to rule the kingdom in 2019 – who will it be this year? Click here to register.

*Be sure to register early, as this camp is extremely popular and spots will fill quickly. Note that there will be a Colour Games camp in both July and August for 2021.

*Please know that some specific elements of this camp program may be adapted due to COVID-19 requirements and procedures that will be in place by summer 2021.


Week 2: July 11-17, 2021

 Outrageous 1

Age 7-16
Cost: $695 +HST

How do you describe a camp that is truly indescribable? Well, the best that we can do is tell you that it’s a week unlike any other! In previous years, Outrageous camp has seen themed meals, like a pajama meal, supersize meal, and a wacky hair meal; a camp-wide backwards day; and a truly outrageous messy afternoon that featured paint, whipped cream, and slime. Campers also have the chance to put their outrageous ideas forward and have them drawn randomly over the week. One thing is for sure, that along with some of the traditional activities that you know and love about camp, things are sure to get OUTRAGEOUS. Click here to register.

*Please know that some specific elements of this camp program may be adapted due to COVID-19 requirements and procedures that will be in place by summer 2021.

 Pay It Forward

Age 13-16
Cost: $520 +HST

Ready to change the world by Paying It Forward? Well we have the perfect place to start. Spend a week not only learning about servanthood, but practicing it. As a Pay it Forward camper you will start changing the world, little by little, from the second you arrive. Whether it’s kindness shown through helping an individual, or taking on a work project for the benefit of all of camp, PIFs have the chance to practice true servant leadership in so many ways. Throughout the week, PIFs earn between 25 and 30 community service hours that can be put towards their high school diploma requirements. Pay it Forward is an amazing opportunity to experience camp in a whole different way. PIF is about giving back and making an impact with that familiar camp spirit. We can’t wait to see you there! Click here to register.

*Please know that some specific elements of this camp program may be adapted due to COVID-19 requirements and procedures that will be in place by summer 2021.


Week 3: July 18-24, 2021

 Glen Mhor Classic

Age 7-16
Cost: $695 +HST

Campers will spend the week having a classic Glen Mhor experience – participating in camp activities with their cabin-mates like archery, high ropes, swimming, canoeing, music & drama, arts & crafts, kayaking, and more! They also come together with the whole camp at Mhorning Has Broken to start the day together, swim in the lake every day at Free Swim, play a daily camp-wide game, and close the night together at campfire. Come spend a week immersed in the beauty of creation, having fun, learning new skills, and making lifelong friends. A week at Glen Mhor Classic is waiting for you! Click here to register.

*Please know that some specific elements of this camp program may be adapted due to COVID-19 requirements and procedures that will be in place by summer 2021.

 Iona Trip: Petawawa River

Age 13-16
Cost: $840 +HST

Ready for a rockin’ river trip? Our whitewater canoe trips take campers on a 5-day backcountry trip through class 1 and 2 rapids. Campers will be refreshed on basic canoe techniques and rescues and learn about trip packing, site setup and new white water canoeing skills. Our tripping staff will teach campers not only the skills that they need to know for trips at camp, but will be able to give them information about how far the world of tripping can go! See you on the water! Click here to register.

*Please know that some specific elements of this camp program may be adapted due to COVID-19 requirements and procedures that will be in place by summer 2021.

**This trip can qualify for can qualify for the Bronze (age 14+)or Silver (age 15+) Award through the Duke of Edinburgh Award Program. For more information please visit http://www.dukeofed.org/ for more information

 Pre-Leader In Training (Pre-LIT)

*NOTE: This camp runs from July 18-28. Pickup is on Wednesday July 28th.
Age 15
Cost: $1,155 +HST

Looking for a place to develop your understanding of leadership, and learn how to act with intention for the benefit of others? This 10-day week session is made especially for those campers who are starting their leadership journey, and seeking to grow as leaders in today’s world. Pre-LIT will give our campers the opportunity to take risks and test new boundaries by learning hands-on about leadership skills and teamwork through initiatives, activities and workshops. For any budding leader interested in taking responsibility at school, at work, at church, at camp or in the community, this is a perfect opportunity to bring together skill-building, service, learning, and fun. Click here to register.

*Please know that some specific elements of this camp program may be adapted due to COVID-19 requirements and procedures that will be in place by summer 2021.


Week 4: July 25-28, 2021

 Pee Wee

*NOTE: This camp runs from July 25-28. Pickup is on Wednesday July 28th.
Age 5-7
Cost: $465 +HST

Got some young ones itching to come to camp for the first time? There is no better place to be a kid than at Pee Wee Camp! Everything is specifically designed to ensure that our smallest and newest campers have an outstanding experience. They will swim, dance, play, sing, run, create, and even canoe to a nearby island for a special out-lunch. Everything is tailored to suit their age and size, from ultra kid-friendly meals, to an extremely high staff-to-camper ratio. Our staff are specially trained to work with this younger age group and can’t wait to make your Pee Wee’s experience one they will never forget. We can’t wait to be a part of your child’s first camp experience!  Click here to register.

*Please know that some specific elements of this camp program may be adapted due to COVID-19 requirements and procedures that will be in place by summer 2021.


Week 5: August 8-14, 2021

 Colour Games 2

Age 7-16
Cost: $695 +HST

Come one, come all, to the 2021 Colour Games! And yes, you saw it correct: Cairn will be hosting TWO Colour Games’ camps this year: one in July for the 2020 title, and one in August for 2021!

Once again, the Red Dragons and the Blue Knights will compete in games of sport, logic, art, and nature to find out who the new reigning champions will be. Colour Games campers will get to experience all of the traditional Glen Mhor activities along with 2 full-to-the-max-fun days of Colour Games! At some unknown point during the week, Colour Games will break, at which point each camper will be appointed either a Blue Knight or a Red Dragon, and represent their team in a variety of competitions both individually and as groups within their team. Colour Games campers will come together within their colour teams, all the while learning the value of friendly competition, sportsmanship, and teamwork. Campers, bring your blue and red clothing, and get ready to show your Colour Games spirit! The Blue Knights claimed the title to rule the kingdom in 2019 – who will it be this year? Click here to register.

*Be sure to register early, as this camp is extremely popular and spots will fill quickly. Note that there will be a Colour Games camp in both July and August for 2021.

*Please know that some specific elements of this camp program may be adapted due to COVID-19 requirements and procedures that will be in place by summer 2021.

 Iona Trip: Temagami

Age 9-13
Cost: $840 +HST

Ready for a rockin’ river trip? Our whitewater canoe trips take campers on a 5-day backcountry trip through class 1 and 2 rapids. Campers will be refreshed on basic canoe techniques and rescues and learn about trip packing, site setup and new white water canoeing skills. Our tripping staff will teach campers not only the skills that they need to know for trips at camp, but will be able to give them information about how far the world of tripping can go! See you on the water! Click here to register.

*Please know that some specific elements of this camp program may be adapted due to COVID-19 requirements and procedures that will be in place by summer 2021.

**This trip can qualify for can qualify for the Bronze (age 14+)or Silver (age 15+) Award through the Duke of Edinburgh Award Program. For more information please visit http://www.dukeofed.org/ for more information


Week 6: August 15-21, 2021

 Outrageous 2

Age 7-16
Cost: $695 +HST

How do you describe a camp that is truly indescribable? Well, the best that we can do is tell you that it’s a week unlike any other! In previous years, Outrageous camp has seen themed meals, like a pajama meal, supersize meal, and a wacky hair meal; a camp-wide backwards day; and a truly outrageous messy afternoon that featured paint, whipped cream, and slime. Campers also have the chance to put their outrageous ideas forward and have them drawn randomly over the week. One thing is for sure, that along with some of the traditional activities that you know and love about camp, things are sure to get OUTRAGEOUS. Click here to register.

*Please know that some specific elements of this camp program may be adapted due to COVID-19 requirements and procedures that will be in place by summer 2021.

 Teen Week

Age 13-16
Cost: $695 +HST

A week of “no-holds-barred” teen sized awesomeness. Teen week is designed especially for our oldest campers and features a pushed back schedule, exhilarating evening camp-wide games, daily social hour, and late night bedtimes. Along with all of the typical Glen Mhor activities, campers will also experience some Teen Week exclusive traditions like the week-long Cat Cup spirit competition, Coffee House, our giant Burn-BIG-Burn bonfire, and so much more. Come experience a week full of ridiculous cabin competitions, amazing activities, incredible moments and fantastic friendships. Click here to register.

*Please know that some specific elements of this camp program may be adapted due to COVID-19 requirements and procedures that will be in place by summer 2021.


Week 7: August 22-28, 2021

 Music, Art, Dance and Drama Camp

Age 7-16
Cost: $695 +HST

Ready to be the next Picasso? Star on Broadway? Or maybe even write a top 40 hit? Unleash your inner artist this summer at MAD² Camp, a full week camp that is devoted to Music, Art, Dance and Drama. MAD² campers will get to experience the traditional Glen Mhor activities along with specialty arts-based programming. Campers can choose between a variety of disciplines like dance, singing, set design, prop-making, acting, guitar, stomp, fine arts, and so much more. Let your inner artist out at MAD² Camp this summer! Click here to register.

*Please know that some specific elements of this camp program may be adapted due to COVID-19 requirements and procedures that will be in place by summer 2021.

 Ultimate Survival

Age 7-16
Cost: $695 +HST

Spend a week at Glen Mhor exploring the forest, and practicing survival skills! Campers will explore a variety of survival activities, which could include anything from exploration, navigation and orienteering, bushcraft, fort building, fire building, and cooking meals over a fire. As well as survival skills time, survival tasks will be issued to the cabin groups periodically throughout the week, creating a mix of team-based and individual challenges. Finally, each camper will be able to share their newly developed skills with their cabin group when they come together for an on-site overnight camp-out. It’ll be a week of adventurous exploration, conquered challenges, and wilderness fun. Click here to register.

*Please know that some specific elements of this camp program may be adapted due to COVID-19 requirements and procedures that will be in place by summer 2021.


 Leader In Training Program

July LIT: July 4-30, 2021
August LIT: August 1-27, 2021

Age 16-17
Cost: $1,595 +HST

Cairn’s Leader in Training program develops extraordinary leaders in today’s world. LITs will spend a month together learning the ins and outs of both how to be an effective camp counsellor, and what it takes to be a leader and make positive changes to the world beyond camp. These young leaders will build community on a five day canoe trip, develop swimming skills to attain Bronze Medallion or Bronze Cross qualifications, or alternatively develop canoeing skills, work in a cabin with children, and participate in sessions designed for their unique group to help them become effective leaders. LITs look back at this experience as an amazing month full of fun, faith and friendship. Click here to register.

*Please know that some specific elements of this camp program may be adapted due to COVID-19 requirements and procedures that will be in place by summer 2021.

2021 Summer Camp Schedule