2022 Summer Camp

2022 Summer Camp

We are so excited for overnight kid's camp this summer 2022! Please review the summer camp schedule below.

Registration is OPEN! Click here to register now!


The Cairn directors are mindful that COVID-19 risk mitigation will still be required in summer 2022 to ensure a safe experience for campers, camper families, and staff. We will be updating our COVID-19 policies to reflect best practices as more information becomes available. With consultation from our local health unit, Ontario government, and the Ontario Camps Association, we will make a decision about vaccination requirements for campers in the New Year, once more information about eligibility and health policy is available. For more information about Cairn's COVID-19 Protocols, please click here.

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An Overview of Cairn's Camp Programs

All of Cairn's camp programs are designed for campers to experience God's love in an inclusive faith community, while creating opportunities to foster growth and create connections throughout their time at camp. Here is some more information about each of Cairn's Camp Programs:

Glen Mhor: A unit-based program, campers participate in camp activities with their cabin group, comprised of up to 8 campers and 2 counsellors. Campers participate in a variety of waterfront, adventure, arts, and nature activities, as well as special themed events based on the theme of the week's session.

Iona: A wilderness canoe tripping program for campers with all levels of experience, facilitated by a Head Tripper and Trip Counsellor. Campers learn a variety of tripping skills, including canoeing, portaging, cooking over a fire, and setting up a campsite, all while participating in creative and imaginative play, immersed in the natural surroundings of Ontario's backcountry.

Integration: An opportunity for campers living with disabilities to experience the joy and community of summer camp. Participants are partnered with a 1:1 support counsellor who promotes inclusion within their cabin, and provides for any additional needs the camper may have. Please note that there is a 1:1 support fee ($275/week) as well as the program fee indicated in the schedule below. For all first-time integration participants, an intake call with the Camp Director is required prior to confirming their registration.

  • Age 5-17: Kids and teens attend a Glen Mhor camp program where the integration program is offered (indicated by an * in the schedule below). Just like all the other kids, campers will sleep in a cabin and attend activities with the rest of their cabin-mates, with support from their 1:1 counsellor.
  • Age 18+: Cairn's Adult Volunteer program is a program for adults to participate in outdoor recreation while gaining workplace experience by supporting a variety of elements of Cairn’s program.

Leader in Training: A four-week leadership program for 16-17 year olds, designed to create intentional, empathetic leaders. LITs learn how to serve those they lead, refining skills they already possess while identifying and enhancing new areas of growth. Participants come away with both knowledge and experience of how to be both an effective camp staff member and leader in their community at home. 


Summer Camp Schedule

Costs do not include HST. 

* Indicates a program where the Integration Program is offered. For all first-time integration participants, an intake call with the Camp Director is required prior to confirming their registration. Please schedule this call by contacting admin@ilovecamp.org

Week 1: July 10-16

Camp Program

Camp Session

Age

Cost

Glen Mhor

Tracks *

7-14

$730

Glen Mhor

Pay it Forward 1

13-17

$550

Iona

Petawawa River (Teen Whitewater Canoe Trip)

13-17

$885

Integration

Adult Volunteer

18+

$550

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Week 2: July 17-23

Camp Program Camp Session Age Cost
Glen Mhor Glen Mhor Classic * 7-12 $730
Glen Mhor Teen Week * 13-17 $730
Integration Adult Volunteer 18+ $550

 

 

 

 

Week 3 (Teen): July 23-27

Please note: this is a 5-day camp session, running from Saturday to Wednesday. Pickup is on Wednesday morning.

Camp Program Camp Session Age Cost
Glen Mhor Teen Week Plus: The Great Teen Takeover * 13-17 $490

 

 

 

Week 3: July 24-27

Please note: this is a 4-day week. Pickup is on Wednesday for this week's Pee Wee, Muskoka River (Intro to Canoe Tripping), and Adult Volunteer sessions.

Camp Program Camp Session Age Cost
Glen Mhor Pee Wee * 5-7 $365
Iona Muskoka River (Intro to Canoe Tripping) 8-13 $445
Integration Adult Volunteer 18+ $275

 

 

 

 

Week 4: August 7-13

Camp Program Camp Session Age Cost
Glen Mhor Colour Games 7-17 $730
Integration Adult Volunteer 18+ $550

 

 

 

Week 5: August 14-20

Camp Program Camp Session Age Cost
Glen Mhor Outrageous * 7-14 $730
Glen Mhor Pay it Forward 2 13-17 $550
Iona Temagami (Intermediate Whitewater Canoe Trip) 11-14 $885
Integration Adult Volunteer 18+ $550

 

 

 

 

 


 

Week 6: August 21-27

Camp Program Camp Session Age Cost
Glen Mhor Music, Art, Dance & Drama Camp * 7-17 $730
Glen Mhor Ultimate Survival 7-17 $730
Integration Adult Volunteer 18+ $550

 

 

 

 

Leader in Training: July 31 - August 26

Camp Program Camp Session Age Cost
Leader in Training Leader in Training 16-17 $1,675

 

 

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Camp Session Descriptions

Week 1: July 10-16

Glen Mhor: Tracks (age 7-14)
What are your favourite things to do at camp? Swimming? Music? Rock climbing? At Tracks, you'll have the opportunity to do your favourite camp activities every day! Campers will choose two special activity options throughout their week at camp, with a focus on building and refining skills. Campers will also participate in classic Glen Mhor activities in their cabin groups and enjoy all that camp has to offer. Camp is waiting for you to pick your Tracks this summer! Click here to register.

Glen Mhor: Pay it Forward 1 (age 13-17)
Ready to change the world by Paying It Forward? 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 about giving back and making an impact with that familiar camp spirit. We can’t wait to see you there! Click here to register.

Iona: Petawawa River - Teen Whitewater Canoe Trip (age 13-17)
Teen trippers will experience a 5-day whitewater canoe trip through class 1 & 2 rapids down the Petawawa River! Novice and experienced campers alike will practice a variety of whitewater canoe techniques, and will learn trip packing, site setup and white water canoeing skills. Led by experienced Cairn trip staff, this off-site camp experience provides teen campers with a great place to build skills within their trip community, all the while being immersed in the nature of Ontario's backcountry. See you on the water! Click here to register.

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Week 2: July 17-23

Glen Mhor: Glen Mhor Classic (age 7-12)
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.

Glen Mhor: Teen Week (age 13-17)
Teen week is designed especially for our oldest campers, featuring exhilarating evening camp-wide games, daily social hour, late night bedtimes, and a more relaxed schedule. 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.

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Week 3 (Teen): July 23-27

Glen Mhor: Teen Week Plus - The Great Teen Takeover (age 13-17)
Is one week at camp just not quite enough?! Teen Week Plus is an exclusive offer for Teen campers to extend their time at camp for four extra days, and continue the spirit-filled energy of Teen Week! Teen Week Plus hosts the Great Teen Takeover, where campers will face off with staff in a series of challenges through the week to see if they triumph in the Takeover. Staff or Teens: who will reign victorious?! Click here to register.
** Please note this session begins on Saturday July 23rd, and pickup is on Wednesday July 27th. Overnight stay on Saturday is included and does not need to be booked separately.

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Week 3: July 24-27

Glen Mhor: Pee Wee (age 5-7)
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! They will swim, dance, play, sing, run, create, and even canoe to a nearby island for a special out-lunch. Everything is specifically designed to ensure that our smallest and newest campers have an outstanding experience, from kid-friendly meals, to an increased 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 note that pick-up for this session  is on Wednesday July 27

Iona: Muskoka River - Intro to Whitewater Canoe Tripping (age 8-13)
Interested in getting a taste of white water canoeing? Our skilled and qualified staff will train campers in basic canoeing and overnight tripping skills. Campers will paddle down the Muskoka River to practice canoeing down some basic rapids and build their abilities. They’ll also learn about how to pack, prepare food, and set up a campsite. This is a great way to expose campers to the world of canoe tripping, whether to prepare for future whitewater trips or just to try something new! Click here to register.
** Please note that pick-up for this session  is on Wednesday July 27

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Week 4: August 7-13

Glen Mhor: Colour Games (age 7-17)
Come one, come all, to the 2022 Colour Games! Once again, the Red Dragons and the Blue Knights will compete in games of sport, logic, art, and nature to find out who will be the new reigning champions. Colour Games campers will get to experience all of the typical 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. The Blue Knights claimed the title to rule the kingdom in 2019 – who will it be this year? Click here to register.

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Week 5: August 14-20

Glen Mhor: Outrageous (age 7-14)
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! Campers have the chance to influence the outrageous activities, putting their wacky ideas forward and have them drawn randomly throughout the week! 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. One thing is for sure: camp is abou to get OUTRAGEOUS. Click here to register.

Glen Mhor: Pay it Forward 2 (age 13-17)
Ready to change the world by Paying It Forward? 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 about giving back and making an impact with that familiar camp spirit. We can’t wait to see you there! Click here to register.

Iona: Temagami - Intermediate White Water Canoe Trip (age 11-14)
Temagami provides the opportunity for young trippers to experience a 5-day whitewater canoe trip through class 1 & 2 rapids in the middle of the Ontario wilderness! Novice and experienced campers alike will practice a variety of whitewater canoe techniques, and will learn trip packing, site setup and white water canoeing skills. Led by experienced Cairn trip staff, this off-site camp experience provides intermediate-aged campers with a great place to build skills within their trip community, all the while being immersed in the nature of Ontario's backcountry. See you on the water! Click here to register.

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Week 6: August 21-27

Glen Mhor: Music, Arts, Dance & Drama Camp (age 7-17)
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.

Glen Mhor: Ultimate Survival (age 7-17)
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.

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Leader in Training: July 31 - August 26

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 staff member, 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, and choose in-depth skills workshops to develop their practical leadership skills. LITs have the opportunity to shadow a variety of camp staff positions to learn about site & facilities, kitchen, and counselling roles at camp. Throughout the four-week program, the LITs will participate in sessions that their LIT Program Coordinators design for their unique group to help them become effective leaders individually and as a collective. LITs look back at this experience as an amazing month full of fun, faith, and friendship. Click here to register.

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2022 Summer Camp