2024 Summer Camp

2024 Summer Camp

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An Overview of Cairn's Camp Programs

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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 Program: 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 Tripping Program: 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 Program: 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 ($325/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 5-16: Kids and teens attend a Glen Mhor camp program where the integration program is offered (indicated 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 17+: Cairn's Adult Integration 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 Program: 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. 

Additional Overnight Stay: If you would like to register your camper for multiple back-to-back sessions, you can add an Additional Overnight Stay to their registration, and they will be able to stay at camp the Saturday to Sunday between sessions. Campers get to have a relaxing day at camp: they eat meals prepared by our weekend kitchen staff, choose some favourite camp activities to do, have an extended rest hour, have their laundry done, and enjoy the slower pace of camp weekends. 


Summer Camp Schedule

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* New for 2024: For the 2024 camping season and moving forward, Cairn is adopting a flexible pricing model, providing 3 cost choices for all of our camp sessions. Every family can choose the level of payment that is right for their situation. The option you select in no way affects your campers experience at Cairn! To learn more about Flexibile Pricing, click here.

Costs do not include HST. 

Leader in Training: July 7 - August 1

Camp Program Camp Session Age Option A Cost Option B Cost Option C Cost
Leader in Training Leader in Training 16-17 $1,760 $1,850 $1,960

 

 


Week 1: July 7-13

Camp Program

Camp Session

Age

Option A Cost Option B Cost Option C Cost

Glen Mhor

Glen Mhor Classic 1

7-13

$765

$805 $845

Glen Mhor

Pay it Forward

14-16

$675

$710 $745

Integration

Adult Integration

18+

$675

$710 $745
Additional Overnight Stay all $100; $150 for Adult Integration participants

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 2: July 14-20

Camp Program Camp Session Age Option A Cost Option B Cost Option C Cost
Glen Mhor & Integration Tracks 7-14 $765 $805 $845
Iona Teen Canoe Trip 14-16 $885 $930 $975
Integration Adult Integration 18+ $675 $710 $745
Additional Overnight Stay all $100; $150 for Adult Integration participants

 

 

 

 

 

Weeks 2&3 (2-week Teen Leadership Program): July 14-27

Please note: this is a continuous two-week session. Pickup will be between 10am and 11am on Saturday July 27.

Camp Program Camp Session Age Option A Cost Option B Cost Option C Cost
Glen Mhor Explore - an introductory leadership program for teens  14-15 $1,375 $1,445 $1,515

 

Week 3: July 21-27

Camp Program Camp Session Age Option A Cost Option B Cost Option C Cost
Glen Mhor Outrageous 7-13 $765 $805 $845
Iona Intermediate Canoe Trip 11-14 $885 $930 $975
Integration Adult Integration 18+ $675 $710 $745
Additional Overnight Stay all $100; $150 for Adult Integration participants

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 4: July 28-31

Please note: this is a shortened week for all programs. Pickup is on Wednesday July 31 from 10-11am.

Camp Program Camp Session Age Option A Cost Option B Cost Option C Cost
Glen Mhor PeeWee Camp 5-7 $385 $405 $425
Glen Mhor & Integration Junior Adventurers 7-10 $385 $405 $425
Integration Adult Integration 18+ $340 $360 $380

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 5: August 11-17

Camp Program Camp Session Age Option A Cost Option B Cost Option C Cost
Glen Mhor & Integration Glen Mhor Classic 2 7-13 $765 $805 $845
Glen Mhor & Integration Teen Week 13-16 $765 $805 $845
Integration Adult Integration 18+ $675 $710 $745
Additional Overnight Stay all $100; $150 for Adult Integration participants

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 6: August 18-24

Camp Program Camp Session Age Option A Cost Option B Cost Option C Cost
Glen Mhor Colour Games 7-16 $765 $805 $845
Integration Adult Integration 18+ $675 $710 $745

 

 

 

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Camp Session Descriptions

Week 1: July 7-13

Glen Mhor Classic 1 (age 7-13)
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! Register here.

Pay it Forward (age 14-16)
Ready to change the world by Paying It Forward? Spend a week not only learning about servanthood, but practicing it. 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! Register here.

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Week 2: July 14-20

Tracks (age 7-14)
This week follows a camper-choice model of camp programming, where campers have the opportunity to choose two "tracks", or activities that they get to choose themselves. Campers' Tracks give them the chance to delve deeper into their favourite parts of camp, which means they get to their favourite camp activities every day! Different Tracks activities will be designed for junior, intermediate, and teen campers, so everything is tailored to an age-appropriate level - for example arts and crafts for Juniors, bushcraft for Intermediates, and fine art for Teens. Campers will also participate in classic Glen Mhor activities in their cabin groups and enjoy all that camp has to offer! Register here.

Teen Canoe Trip (age 14-16)
Canada's famous Algonquin Park will become home to our Teen Canoe Trippers this summer! Designed for novice and experienced trippers alike, campers will be refreshed on basic canoe techniques prior to their departure from camp, then will head out for a five-day canoe trip through the lakes Ontario is known for. Canoe tripping provides the opportunity for campers to build strong connections and relationships with their fellow campers through learning new skills, overcoming physical challenges, being immersed in the natural beauty of Ontario's rivers and lakes, and experiencing the epitome of small-group unit-based camping -all while being guided by the two Cairn trippers. Can't wait to see you on the water! Register here.

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Week 2&3 (2-week Teen Leadership Program): July 14-27

Explore - Teen Introductory Leadership Program (age 14-15)
A program for aspiring leaders, Explore is a two-week session for high-school-age teen campers who are curious to learn more about themselves and how to lead with empathy and purpose. Through team-building initiatives and skills-based programming, Explore will create opportunities for personal- and team-based exploration and discovery. Whether campers are hoping to continue into the Leader in Training (LIT) program, or for those who want to better understand their role as a leader within their community, this program will provide a foundation for how to be a thoughtful, servant leader. Explore invites teens to contribute to a positive teen community at camp this summer! Register here.
** Please note that is a two-week session, and pick-up is on Saturday July 27th

Week 3: July 21-27

Outrageous (age 7-13)
Welcome to a week unlike any other! Unexpected twists and silly fun are what define this camp program. 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 or 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 about to get OUTRAGEOUS. Register here.

Intermediate Canoe Trip (age 11-13)
Get ready for a trip down the Muskoka River! Designed for novice and experienced trippers alike, campers will be refreshed on basic canoe techniques prior to their departure from camp, then will head out for a five-day canoe trip, canoeing from Baysville to Bala! Canoe tripping provides the opportunity for campers to build strong connections and relationships with their fellow campers through learning new skills, overcoming physical challenges, being immersed in the natural beauty of Ontario's rivers and lakes, and experiencing the epitome of small-group unit-based camping -all while being guided by the two Cairn trippers. Can't wait to see you on the water! Register here.

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Week 4: July 28-31

PeeWee Camp (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 camp! PeeWee Camp will welcome our youngest campers for a four-day, three-night overnight camp experience, designed to introduce them to Cairn's summer camp program! Campers 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 youngest and newest campers have an outstanding experience, from kid-friendly meals, to an increased staff-to-camper ratio. We can’t wait to be a part of your child’s first camp experience! Register here.
** Please note that pick-up for this session is on Wednesday July 31st.

Junior Adventurers (age 7-10)
Looking for an adventure this summer? Junior Adventurers provides the opportunity for campers to romp-stomp around in the woods, run until we are tired, explore Echo Lake, and learn to find adventure around every corner. This 4-day program is a great introduction to camp for a first-time camper, or for a returning Cairn camper to introduce a friend to camp. It's also just a great chance for our young junior campers to get outside, seek adventure, and discover something new! Get ready for a great outdoor adventure! Register here.
** Please note that pick-up for this session is on Wednesday July 31st.

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Week 5: August 11-17

Glen Mhor Classic 2 (age 7-13)
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!  Register here.

Teen Week (age 13-16)
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. Register here.

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Week 6: August 18-24

Colour Games (age 7-16)
Come one, come all, to the 2024 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 Red Dragons claimed the title to rule the kingdom in 2023 – who will it be this year? Register here.

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Leader in Training: July 7 - August 1

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, which entitles them to earn 40+ toward their highschool diploma. 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. Register here.

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2024 Summer Camp