What do we do at Camp Weredale?
Our summer program is both highly structured and varied, taking advantage of the surrounding forest, extensive lakeshore, and our rustic facilities. Every day, campers participate in two activities, one special interest program, our morning and evening programs, and swimming.
Activities are offered each day in small groups, through which campers are rotated according to an established schedule. This summer’s activities include:
- Nature walks
- Cabin activity
- Board games
- Park visits
- Variety show
Special Interest Programs (SIPS)
Special Interest Programs (SIPS) are chosen by campers and is followed daily in the same group throughout the session. This summer’s SIPS include:
- Arts and crafts
- Expressive creativity
- Yoga meditation
Morning and Evening programs
Our morning and evening program is a group activity for the entire camp. This summer’s programs include:
- Water relays
- Sports challenges
- Woods games
Theme day or Special Event Days
Theme days and special events vary from session to session, and have included:
- Chinese lunch
- Olympic theme day
- Hat Day
- Hawaiian Supper
- Carnival Jump-up
- Staff Hush Buddies
Camp Weredale also offers special programs to help campers develop new skills and build their life experience.
R.E.A.L. (Responsibility, Expression, Awareness, and Leadership) Team provides a special employment opportunity for youth ages 15 – 17 to train as future camp counsellors and staff.
Sequoia Program for returning campers struggling with additional challenges, and is designed to build self-esteem, confidence, and a sense of responsibility.
Personal Choice Activity Program (P.C.A.P.) allows older campers to choose a personal program to focus on. It gives campers an opportunity to explore in depth their activity of choice, including Water Works, Me, Myself & Art, Sequoia, and Sports Camp.
Canteen (one candy and one soft drink) is served approximately every four days to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth. However, more can be earned through cabin points.
Cabin points are earned by every cabin of around 7 campers and 2 counselors. Points are gotten for doing a good job on cleaning up the daily assigned camp area and one’s own cabin, for demonstrating teamwork and doing well in the morning and evening programs, for being quiet and respectful, and many other reasons. Conversely, cabin points can be lost for bad behaviour. At the end of every session, cabin points can be cashed in for various prizes, such as extra canteen, extra tubing, watching a movie, etc.