Summer Camp Schedule

Summer Camp Schedule

To register, please visit https://cairn.campbrainregistration.com

Week 1: July 2-8, 2017

GM1: Outrageous (8-16)
Iona1:  Brotherhood (9-15)

Week 2: July 9-15, 2017

GM2: The Quest (7-12)
GM3: PIF 1 (13-17)
Iona2: Go Wild (9-13)
Trip1 & Trip2: Intro to Whitewater (9-13 & 14-18)

Week 3: July 16-22, 2017

GM4: Colour Games (8-16)
Iona3: Freedom Camp (8-12)
Trip3 & Trip4: Novice Whitewater  (9-13 & 14-18)

Week 4: July 23-29, 2017

GM5: PreLIT (Age 15) (July 23-August 2, 2017)
GM6: Build It (7-12)
Iona4: Outers Camp (9-13)
Trip5 & Trip6: Advanced Whitewater (9-13 &14-18)

Week 5: July 30 – August 2, 2017

GM7: Pee Wee (5-7)
Iona5: Junior Adventurers (7-9) Long

Weekend – August 4-7, 2017

GM8: Family Camp

Week 6: August 7-12, 2017

GM9: Girls Camp (7-16)
GM10: Guitar Camp (9-12)
Iona6: Adventure Camp (12-16) (August 7-19, 2017)
Trip7 & Trip8: Flatwater Canoe Trip (9-13, 14-18)

Week 7: August 13-19, 2017

GM11: PIF 2 (13-16)
GM12: MAD² - Music, Arts, Dance and Drama (7-16)
Trip 9: 10 Day Trip (13-18) (August 13-23, 2017)

Week 8: August 20-26, 2017

GM13:  #extreme  (13-16)

Leader In Training Program

LIT 1 - July 2-28, 2017
LIT 2 - July 30- August 25, 2017

Week 1: July 2-8, 2017

GM 1: Outrageous (8-16)
How do you describe a camp that is truly indescribable? Well, the best that we can do is tell you that ANYTHING GOES this week! Last year, Outrageous camp saw our campers and staff do a number of Outrageous things: we had 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! Fees

Iona1:  Brotherhood (9-15)
The Iona Brotherhood is back! If you’ve never heard of the Brotherhood, legend tells a story of boys and young men coming together to look out for one another while they seek adventure, bond through quests and skill-building tasks, practice mindfulness and empathy, while focusing on leadership and team building in the wonder of God’s creation. Skill based knowledge and leadership is passed on from experienced staff and campers, to the brand new campers who come to the Brotherhood for the first time.  All Campers will grow together both on site at Iona and taking a 24 hour trip down the Muskoka River. Our goal is to help boys to find themselves at camp so they can be themselves at home. If your camper would like the chance to reconnect with nature and build lifelong friendships, hard and soft skills and leadership, then we invite them to join the Iona Brotherhood this year at camp. Fees

Week 2: July 9-15, 2017

GM2: The Quest (7-12)
The Quest is a week where campers will get to design parts of their own camp quest through an even bigger emphasis on what they would really like to get out of their week. We have a designated “Explorers” time during which campers sign up for a variety of unique activities, from Crafting to Musical Theatre to Forest Exploration to Science Experiments, which they will delve into multiple times over the course of the week. During Free Afternoon, campers get to choose their own camp activities on their own schedule, dabbling in something new or returning to a favourite activity from earlier in the week. There are so many opportunities for the campers to pursue individual interests, and for the staff to make happen what the campers really want to do. What will this week look like? That’s up to you! See you at Quest! Fees

GM 3: PIF 1 (13-17)
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 – or a “PIF”, you will start changing the world, little by little, from the second you arrive. Whether it’s a work project around camp, volunteering at local spots around Muskoka, learning about various charities, or singing at a retirement home, PIFs have the chance to practice true servant leadership in a multitude of ways. Throughout the week, PIFs earn between 25 – 30 community service hours that will count towards their high school diploma. Pay it Forward is an amazing opportunity to experience camp in a whole different way. PIF is about giving back, making an impact, and having a blast. We can’t wait to see you there! Fees

Iona2: Go Wild (9-13)
Ever wanted to explore every nook and cranny of the outdoors? This week-long adventure at Iona will allow campers to really embrace their wild side! We’ll be up to all things wild, like looking at hidden gems in nature, learning about the biodiversity of the Muskokas, collecting creepy crawlies, sleeping under the stars, orienteering and setting off to unexplored territory on both land and water! Campers will participate in a 24 hour canoe trip and get to explore the Muskoka River. Grab your paddle, your pack, your magnifying glass and your curiosity, ‘cause we’re gonna go wild! Fees

Trip1 & Trip2: Intro to Whitewater (9-13 & 14-18)
Interested in getting a taste of whitewater canoeing? Check out our Intro to Whitewater Canoeing program. Our skilled and qualified staff will train campers in basic canoe skills and rescues and help them grow more comfortable in moving water. Campers will take some day trips to basic rapids on the Muskoka River to practice and build their abilities. They’ll also learn about how to pack, prepare food, and travel for out-trips on a 24 hour canoe trip. This camp is a great way for campers to prepare themselves for future whitewater trips, as well as get some quality time at Glen Mhor. Fees

Week 3: July 16-22, 2017

GM4: Colour Games (8-16)
Come one, come all, to the 2017 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 the new reigning champs 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. Campers will participate in events like Cairn gladiator, pudding eating, Iron Chef, dance, canoe relays, and so many more. Colour Games campers will experience bonding as a colour team 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 Red Dragons claimed the title to rule the kingdom last year – who will it be this year? Fees
*Be sure to register early, as this camp is extremely popular and spots will fill quickly.

Iona3: Freedom Camp (8-12)
What would you do if you could do ANYTHING at Iona? Well for one week only, Freedom Camp will let you find out. Campers will work together in a democratic way to decide their activities, schedules, and everything in-between. From building rafts to sleeping under a parachute-fort, it’s a whole new world of possibilities. Along with unprecedented freedom and all of the traditional Iona activities, campers will get the chance to participate in a 24-hour canoe trip. Freedom camp allows campers to explore and experience wilderness living in a way they have never done before while designing their very own camp experience. Fees

Trip3 & Trip4: Novice Whitewater  (9-13 & 14-18)DOE SilverDOE Bronze
Everyone we know who’s been whitewater canoeing says that they can’t wait to go back. The whitewater experience is just that much fun! Our novice whitewater canoe trip takes a group of 7 campers and 2 or 3 fully trained and qualified staff members on a 5-day trip in and out of swifts and level 1 rapids. Campers will learn basic canoe techniques and rescues, how to tackle beginner whitewater rapids, how to pack food (and travel with it!) and all other necessities for an out-trip. This is the perfect opportunity to play, learn, gain skills and experience God’s creation in the “backcountry.” Fees
**This trip 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 4: July 23-29, 2017

GM5: PreLIT (Age 15) (July 23-August 2, 2017)
Looking to hone your leadership skills? Want to get a taste for camp leadership and the variety of skills that it involves? This two week session is made especially for those campers who hope to one day continue in our Leaders in Training (LIT) program at Cairn, or for those who are interested in growing 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 leadership, confidence and fun. Register for this leadership experience today. Fees
*Spaces are limited, so please register early to reserve your spot

GM6: Build It (7-12)
This camp is designed for the visionaries, the tinkerers, and the creative minds. Campers will be trained on a variety of tools that they can get signed off in their skills passport, and then will have the opportunity to apply those skills when they construct different projects. From birdhouses, to bookshelves, to scrapyard creations, it’s all possible. Just come with your big ideas and we’ll provide the supplies you need to help make it a reality. While there’s a good mix of the traditional camp fun, Build-It is nothing like you’ve ever seen before at Glen Mhor. After all, there’s nothing like the satisfaction of creating something out of nothing. See you at Build-It! Fees

Iona4: Outers Camp (9-13)
Do you want to get out and embrace your inner nature nut, but don’t quite know where to start? Then Outers is definitely for you. We’ve designed Outers as an “Introduction to the Outdoors” to give kids who haven’t had the chance to get out and embrace the forest as a place they can call home. Campers will have the chance to live at Iona and learn about both the traditional camping skills you’d think of, like setting up a tent, cooking a meal over a fire and paddling a canoe, and how to have fun in the forest as well! The entire week will focus on each camper developing a personal appreciation for and comfort in the outdoors through new and exciting experiential adventures each day. Want to climb a tree? Want to paddle a canoe? Want to be able to name every tree, frog and bird on site? Want to explore?  Do you want to work your way up to sleeping under the stars? Let’s do it together! See you at Outers! Fees

Trip5 & Trip6: Advanced Whitewater (9-13 &14-18)DOE SilverDOE Bronze
Ready for some serious whitewater? For our experienced canoers, this whitewater canoe trip takes a group of 7 campers and 2-3 fully trained and qualified staff members on a 5-day trip, in and out of level 1 and 2 rapids. Campers will be refreshed on basic canoe techniques and rescues, learn some new techniques on how to tackle bigger whitewater rapids, how to pack food and other necessities for an out-trip, and get to put their tripping skills to the test. Our tripping staff will be ready to teach campers not only the skills that you 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! Fees
**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 5: July 30 – August 2, 2017

GM7: Pee Wee (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! 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 platforms at our sinks and drinking fountains, 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! Fees

Iona5: Junior Adventurers (7-9)
Looking for a wilderness adventure this summer? How about spending some quality time, as all of us should, in the great outdoors? Junior adventurers is the place for you. In this introduction to Iona,  we will romp stomp around in the woods, find frogs, run until we are tired and go on an overnight to the Echo Lake Island.  A wonderful way for any child to have a fantastic introduction to camping in the great outdoors, while experiencing the beauty of God’s creation, adventuring with new friends and building new skills! It will be a busy couple of days but will certainly be an experience to be remembered. Register your junior camper for this great outdoor adventure! Fees

Long Weekend – August 4-7, 2017

GM8: Family Camp
Come on out to Family Camp, a great way for everyone in the family to try camp together! Our Family Camp weekend is for any age (we’ve had infants up to octogenarians!) and includes all your meals and full days of great camp activities. Families have the option to rent a cabin at an additional cost, or bring tents/tent trailers to stay in for free. You can travel to activities as a family, or individually. We’ll have a theme that spans the weekend that will involve staff members dressed as silly characters and special theme-related events. Plus, we’ll have special kids-only (and grown-ups-only) activities throughout the weekend. Finally, family camp is the opportunity to share in faith and fellowship with countless families who both love camp and this wonderful camp ministry!  Join us for this unique family getaway! Fees

Week 6: August 7-12, 2017

GM9: Girls Camp (7-16)
Since 1930, Glen Mhor Camp has been taking part in raising generations of women who believe in empathy, leadership, skill-building, integrity, and being leaders both at camp and at home. At a camp of all girls, our campers will get to experience growth through connection with each other and with God, having fun, and making real, lasting relationships with their peers. Girls Camp presents a balance of personal growth and community development, framing a week of team-building as a cabin, large group experiences like a camp-wide sleepover in the lodge (complete with karaoke and dancing of course) and an emphasis on personal growth, skill building and reflection. Our goal is to help girls to find themselves at camp so they can be themselves at home. We can’t wait for this incredible week! Fees
*Note: Drop off for this camp is on Monday

GM10: Guitar Camp (9-12)
Come for a unique musical experience: from learning how to read music, to playing chords, and accompanying songs in campfire; this camp combines traditional camp activities with specific time to develop your guitar skills. If you have your own guitar, bring it along! And if not, we’ve got you covered. Whether you’ve been playing for years, or if this is your first time strumming strings, there is opportunity for everyone to learn something new. Fees
*Note: Drop off for this camp is on Monday

Iona6: Adventure Camp (12-16) (August 7-19, 2017)
Adventure Camp is ready for enthusiastic and outdoor adventure-loving campers! During this two-week camp, campers will take part in skills-based programming that will develop their aptitude and offer opportunities for exploration and discovery in four camp areas: outdoor living skills (like shelter and fire building), adventure programming (climbing and belaying), waterfront skills (kayaking and canoeing) and all things to do with tripping. Campers will live at Iona but will also spend time at Glen Mhor for a number of their daily activities. This camp also includes a 2 day canoe trip away from base camp. Adventure Camp will allow teens to explore and master a variety of skills while developing an appreciation for time well-spent in nature. Let the adventure begin! Fees

Trip7 & Trip8: Flatwater Canoe Trip (9-13, 14-18)DOE Gold
Calling all young canoeing enthusiasts! Our intermediate flatwater canoe trip is a great way to gain some canoe tripping skills on flatwater. This trip takes a group of 7 campers and 2 fully trained and qualified staff members on a 5-day trip in and out of the famously beautiful lakes and scenery of the Ontario wilderness. Campers will learn basic canoe techniques and rescues, how to pack food and other necessities for an out-trip, how to set up camp and how to cook food over a fire, amongst other things. This is the perfect opportunity to play, learn, gain skills and experience God’s creation in the “backcountry.” Fees
**This trip can qualify for the Bronze Award (age 14+) through the Duke of Edinburgh Award Program. For more information please visit http://www.dukeofed.org/ for more information

Week 7: August 13-19, 2017

GM11: PIF 2 (13-16)
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 – or a “PIF”, you will start changing the world, little by little, from the second you arrive. Whether it’s a work project around camp, volunteering at local spots around Muskoka, learning about various charities, or singing at a retirement home, PIFs have the chance to practice true servant leadership in a multitude of ways. Throughout the week, PIFs earn between 25 – 30 community service hours that will count towards their high school diploma. Pay it Forward is an amazing opportunity to experience camp in a whole different way. PIF is about giving back, making an impact, and having a blast. We can’t wait to see you there! Fees

GM12: MAD² - Music, Arts, Dance and Drama (7-16)
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. Throughout the week MAD² campers will not just improve their own skill but will work to put on a culminating performance that will be presented to friends and family on closing day. Be prepared to be wowed because the final production is sure to be a masterpiece! Sign up for MAD² camp and let your inner-artist out! Fees

Trip 9: 10 Day Trip (13-18) (August 13-23, 2017)DOE GoldDOE SilverDOE Bronze
This is for those trippers who get to the end of a week on the water and still want more. If Monday to Friday doesn’t satisfy the hard-core whitewater canoeist in you, then come and join our experienced tripping staff for 10 straight days of nature-immersion in the gorgeous wilderness of Ontario. By the end of this trip, participants will have not only a refined set of tripping hard skills, but will have got to thoroughly experience the soft-skills that tripping teaches; grit, determination, camaraderie, teamwork and responsibility. Book your spot today! Fees
Note: Pick-up for this trip is on Wednesday evening
**This trip can qualify for the Bronze (age 14+), Silver (age 15+) or Gold Award (age 16+) through the Duke of Edinburgh Award Program. For more information please visit http://www.dukeofed.org/ for more information

Week 8: August 20-26, 2017

GM13:  #extreme  (13-16)
Our last week of the summer is a “no-holds-barred” teen sized awesomeness. #Extreme is exclusively for Teens and features a pushed back schedule, exhilarating evening camp-wide games, daily social hour, and late night bedtimes. It also involves a week-long #extreme competition to see who will be the most extreme cabin! 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 competition, amazing activities, incredible moments and fantastic friendships. Make your last week of the summer #extreme! Fees

Leader In Training Program

LIT 1 - July 2-28, 2017
LIT 2 - July 30- August 25, 2017
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 or canoeing skills to attain Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross or ORCKA qualifications, 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. Fees

Summer Camp Schedule